Susie Cagle is my Hero

I’ve been wanting to write something here about Susie Cagle’s coverage of Occupy Oakland for a couple weeks now. But, given the occupation’s escalating nature and Susie’s work on it being ongoing observation and documentation for an eventual full report, there was not an...

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MIX Minneapolis Indie Xpo This Weekend

MIX Minneapolis Indie Xpo This Weekend

If you are near the twin cities this weekend – November 5-6, 2011 – you should get down to MIX, the Minneapolis Indie Xpo. Wow Cool distributed artists and publishers Dale Flattum, Koyama Press, Tom Neely, John Porcellino, Sparkplug, Top Shelf, and Anthony Clark, creator of Nedroid...

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Moebius & Jodorowsy’s The Incal

Found via Jeff Newelt on Twitter A movie trailer project inspired by the graphic novel “The INCAL”, from Moebius and Jodorowsky. A while ago, I reunited a bunch of the artists from the original “Heavy Metal” movie, to produce a trailer based upon this great work. Then I got busy building my...

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Monday Morning Rodan

Monday Morning Rodan

This week’s Rodan comes from Simon Gane, who shared it this morning via Twitter. Just a little tease of his upcoming issue of Godzilla Legends. It’s starting to look like a bit of a departure from the sytle Simon used in his previous monster book. In non-kaiju news… Today is an...

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Jason Martin in the New York Times

The New York Times talked to Jason Martin about his Power Animals installations, videos and performances as part of a longer piece on Brooklyn’s Microscope Gallery and the live birth that recently happened there. A version of this article appeared in print on October 30, 2011, on page MB1...

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Hidden: New Mini Comic by Graham Annable

Hidden: New Mini Comic by Graham Annable

I was very excited to receive in the mail today the new 16 page comic “Hidden” by Graham Annable, published by Kabinett. It very nicely drawn and has excellent production values. Oh, and it is classically Grickle scary. And, it’s got the Hidden People. Sadly, it’s...

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Jason Martin’s Power Animal Systems NYC Windows

Jason Martin’s Power Animal Systems NYC Windows

Power Animal Systems, an installation by Jason Martin will be on view through January 14th, 2012. A solo show in windows on Broadway and Washington Square in Manhattan. Viewable 24/7. Works in photography, video, sculpture, and teleportation. Presented by 80WSE Galleries. Power Animal Systems...

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Mary Blair Centennial

Mary Blair Centennial

Mary Blair was born 100 years ago today. Even Google noticed. Her shapes and colors still fascinate. Below are a few photos I took earlier this year at the Disneyland Gallery show “The Colors of Mary Blair“. Clicking will make them twice the size. It’s...

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Help Imagine Rub The Blood on Kickstarter

RUB THE BLOOD is an Art Comix tabloid that explores the lasting influence (for better or worse) of the Early 90’s Collector Boom comics of Rob Liefeld, Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, etc. on today’s most fringe underground cartoonists. RUB THE BLOOD features never-seen-before comix and...

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Jeffrey Lewis Rocks the Guardian

A few days ago Tom Spurgeon asked the comics world to name five cartoonists who were still in an ‘establishing themselves‘ phase of their career. I threw Jeffrey Lewis in my list, despite his many years of putting comic books out. I claimed he was virtually unknown in the comics...

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Simon Gane Draws Rodan – Godzilla Legends #2

Simon Gane Draws Rodan – Godzilla Legends #2

…and you’ll just have to go find that comic when it hits the streets December 28 to see his art. No preview images available right now. Godzilla Legends #2 was written by Jonathin Vankin and illustrated by Simon Gane. Two covers are available, one by Chris Scalf, the other by Arthur...

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Celebrate All Hallow’s Read

At Wow Cool central in Cupertino, CA, we will be celebrating All Hallow’s Read next week, by giving scary books to family and friends and offering it as an option to trick-or-treaters that come to the door on Monday, October 31. A big thanks to TopShelf publishing for providing many copies...

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The Links Keep Coming – with Bonus Zak Sally

The tweetstream is humming this morning. Your soundtrack right now should be the Thom Yorke 6Mix. He drops in a cut from former touring partners Low in the mix – it’s one from the days when La Mano Press main man Zak Sally was still thumping bass with that unit. Enjoy the video. Tom...

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Monday Morning Massive Link Dump

Monday Morning Massive Link Dump

Vital nuggets gleamed from Twitter and elsewhere over the past week. This photo set of Michael Kupperman at New York Comic Con 2011 promoting his new book “Mark Twain’s Autobiography 1910-2010” is utterly bonkers. “Twain” is pictured here with Sam Henderson. Me and...

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All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace

Adam Curtis may be the greatest journalist of our age. Yes, whatever, or whenever, that is… He is certainly one of its greatest documentarians. His skilled use of the video medium – in films that demand that you both look and listen to get the full effect – persuasively show...

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