Why We Do This: Shawn Kerri

Why We Do This: Shawn Kerri

Gary Panter may have been Punk Rock Art’s Father, but Shawn Kerri was definitely it’s mother. The style was already familiar from dog-eared copies of CARtoons. We weren’t sure what was going on, but we knew it was punk, and we liked it. A tribute by Paul Grushkin with lots of...

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New Simon Gane project for Vertigo previewed

New Simon Gane project for Vertigo previewed

Jonathan Vankin teases next year’s Dark Rain: A Graphic Novel of Katrina up at his From the Editor’s Desk blog at DC’s Vertigo imprint. It is to be released to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the hurricane, so it should be in stores by August 25th, 2010. We try to keep on...

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Track Attack – New Simon Gane illustrated book

Track Attack – New Simon Gane illustrated book

The latest book in the popular Gym Shorts series by Betty Hicks is illustrated by Mr. Simon Gane. It’s a bit of a departure from what we’re used to, but it’s all classic Simon. Go get Track Attack on Amazon. Simon has been teasing drawings from the book for the last few weeks...

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Steven Cerio/Lettuce Little Book and CD available again

Steven Cerio/Lettuce Little Book and CD available again

by STEVEN CERIO……”Distant Bee Travel”…..a 12 PAGE SCREENPRINTED BOOK AND CD-R (of Steven Cerio and Lettuce Little)… This book and 17 track cd-r (released on cd-r only and published by Steven himself The book is printed in 4 colors (barn red, aqua blue, black and a deep chocolate brown)….it is an...

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Go Look: Simon Gane resumes art blog

Go Look: Simon Gane resumes art blog

We don’t really need much of an excuse to post pictures of Serge Gainsbourg, but this is a pretty good one. Simon Gane, artist of Paris (SLG) and Vinyl Underground (Vertigo) and creator of Arnie has resumed updating his drawing blog. It is, as always, wonderful stuff. Go Look!

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Go Look – The Art of Paul Komoda

Go Look – The Art of Paul Komoda

The ultra talented Paul Komoda has recently relocated himself to LA and joined up with Artist Proof Studio. Paul was a frequent collaborator and fellow SVA student. He contributed many eye-melting goodies to the old Tuna Casserole comix anthology (issues 5-9), edited by myself and Sam Henderson...

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The Comics Industry – What they said…

I used to work in comic books for a pretty long time. Eventually I got well sick of it and got out. Recently I’ve given up on working in advertising too. For a brief while I looked back on comics and dabbled around a little bit in its funny little world. I still didn’t like

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Tintin in Cambodia

Tintin in Cambodia

OK, maybe I was a bit more psyched that my 2 year old son to see his grandmother come back from Cambodia with a 2 dollar bootleg Tintin shirt, but he seems to dig it pretty well. Thankfully it wasn’t the well-travelled landmine awareness Tintin in Cambodia design or the imfamous Tintin in...

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Let’s Go Bowling!!!

Let’s Go Bowling!!!

It’s true, I just can’t stop thinking about bowling! Found in the archives, circa Feb. 1995, a portrait of yours truly by Kieron Dwyer! Complete with my beloved old DeKalb hat rendered a little differently. I ditched the hat after I found out DeKalb had been taken over by the...

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APE 2008 – Wet and miserable, but fun!

APE 2008 – Wet and miserable, but fun!

I wish I’d taken the time to find out who this is, but I was on the way out the door when I took the shot. Unfortunately my visit to APE this year will be forever colored by the dreary drive to it–which included some most certainly dead people in a very grisly road accident

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Get us out from under, Wonder Woman

Get us out from under, Wonder Woman

Simon Gane has contributed a large drawing of the Amazon Princess to the Wonder Woman Day III benefit auction. There’s a lot of great art from different comic artists with their own visions of what fighting for your rights in satin tights is all about. I thought Wendy Pini’s was...

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Japanese New Wave Cartoon Illustration part 2

Japanese New Wave Cartoon Illustration part 2

I’m back again with a few more examples of that underrepresented splash of creativity from the late 80s Japanese avant comics scene. Outside of the renowned and better known in the US Garo Magazine (cover gallery), many of the artists of this era stepped out in the adolescent dude comix...

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Alternative Distribution Methods

Alternative Distribution Methods

If you’ve ever self-published… from the old xerox and staple to things like Blurb and Lulu… then there’s a chance that you’ve done the classic method of non-standard distribution of your product: The old ‘reverse-shoplift’ yourself onto the shelf of a...

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The Japanese Ratty Line, continued

The Japanese Ratty Line, continued

This post is directly prompted by 2 posts by Chris Capuozzo on Intergalicto about King Terry Johnson and Takeshi Tadatsu. Much like the situation that exists, whereby, when you were a kid and you saw another freak in the mall and they were with their parents too, you knew you were kindred...

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Go look: Chris Capuozzo’s Intergalactico!

Go look: Chris Capuozzo’s Intergalactico!

Intergalactico is the creative/multidisciplinary studio founded by designer, artist and illustrator, Chris Capuozzo; and the website received its official launch today. You may know his stuff from his work with Funny Garbage or the last Paper Rodeo, or even some moldy old issues of Wow...

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New Wow Cool Marc Arsenault Book Out Now!

Zoo District #7 – Adventures in Excitement is a 28 page black and white digest with color covers by Marc Arsenault (that’s me) collecting various comics and drawings spanning several years. A few strips appeared previously in Brian Ralph’s Monster, Paper Rodeo, Roarin’...

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Criswell Predicts – Comics on iTunes

Criswell Predicts – Comics on iTunes

OK, I’m not Criswell (although my grandmother was an actual psychic) But I have a strong sense (hell, a tingling of a spider sense) that in the near future we will see comic book downloads on Apple’s iTunes. I have a strong feeling that DC Comics will be in the initial offering. You...

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