I Cover the Waterfront South Bay Punks

As of this Wednesday, I have officially rejoined the ranks of Maximum RockNRoll‘s crew of shitworkers. Yes, that is the official job title. I was a zine reviewer, shitworker and occasional illustrator for MRR in the middle 1990’s. I earned some notoriety for the occasional...

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Swipe File – Paul Rand gets Jacked

Swipe File – Paul Rand gets Jacked

There used to be a great feature in the magazine The Comics Journal called the swipe file, where a classic piece of comic art was held up next to a more recent piece that usually resembled it a bit too much to be mere coincidence. The best know modern version is, of course, the You

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Grickle: The World of Graham Annable

I’m pretty new to the works of cartoonist/animator Graham Annable; and, I came to it from a very strange direction. I’d had some peripheral knowledge of his comics work from Alternative Press in his Grickle comics and the Hickee anthology, but had never had occasion to connect...

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Quick Hits for a Thursday

Quick Hits for a Thursday

Some vital recent cultural moments you may have missed. The multi-talented Mark Sunshine (singer of Monster Magnet splinter faction Riot God and an artist most awesome) has updated his site again. Minimal, bold, and links to greatness. Sam McPheeters of Vermiform/Born Against/etc. fame has...

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SVA Comic Jams no. 2

SVA Comic Jams no. 2

Comic story in overlapping panels. SVA Jam from 1987 featuring the usual suspects Contributions by: Paul Komoda, Tom Hart, the late Burt Schlatter, Susan Cotter, Sam Henderson, Amantha Tsaros, Ben Jackson, Seth W. Rosenfeld, ion, Mikko Meronen, Edward Gorey (rubber stamp) and myself, Marc...

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SVA Comic Jams no. 1

SVA Comic Jams no. 1

Straight from 23rd Street from over 20 years ago, we present the first in an irregular series of vintage School of Visual Arts cartoon art jams. These will mainly be from the late-80’s crew of people that were affiliated with the popular off-campus publications of the time, Funny Garbage...

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Lost Awesome Book Cover Designs

Lost Awesome Book Cover Designs

I’ve been accumulating these for about a year. Various books that were picked up at garage sales and library sales because the cover art was just so great. On all but a couple of them I have to admit that the initial thrill faded over time… Here’s some hoping that the initial...

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Monday Office Playlist

Monday Office Playlist

Today I got to shoot some new costumes designed by Nurse Dylan aka Psycho Shango (of Psycho Nurse Calendar fame) that are for the brilliant Breedlove and my fellow Brown Cuts Neighbor Lady Starlight. In the photo studio at Wow Cool we strictly rock the vinyl, and sticking with the general theme...

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Jesse Kimball on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives

Jesse Kimball on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives

Once upon a time in the early 1990s I got together with a young Hampshire college student and punk rock juggernaut named Jesse Kimball and Western Connecticut ne’er do well Steve Dore (late of Maude, more recently of Casual Dots & Deep Lust) to form what we conceived as the perfect...

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The Beauty of Urban Decay

The Beauty of Urban Decay

First, Look at this: Gabba Gabba Hey. OK, hopefully you have now visited your happy place and we can continue with this brief survey of recently-sprung documentation of the 20th century’s monuments in collapse. First up, the Guardian presents: Detroit in ruins – Yves Marchand and...

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Irony Dies Screaming

Irony Dies Screaming

A photo essay with minimal commentary. Mostly taken in Brooklyn during the week of CMJ 2010. You work as a graphic artist for 20 years and this sort of stuff drives you crazy. There are certain things that are constant to Brooklyn. Egg sandwiches are easy to come by, coffee is served with milk...

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One Last Beer With Don Donahue

One Last Beer With Don Donahue

Don Donahue and Adam Alexander at San Diego Comic-Con 1989 Apparently you’re dead, Don. It’s been a long time. I miss seeing you around the old neighborhood. God, we used to talk and talk. You always had something going on. Usually bizarre, often sad, or at least bittersweet. Always...

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