The other day I had the idea that it would be really funny if Sam Henderson did his version of Wally Wood’s “22 panels That Always Work”. Unbelievably he seems to have read my mind and actually made the thing!
Alternative Comics screenprint by Laurenn McCubbin. Edition of 40. 2002.
I have never heard about James Kochalka in all my years as a reader of comics. One day I ran into Fantastic Butterflies (Alternative Comics, 2002) in my local library. I quite liked the art, but did not open it at that time. I saw it other times, but I thought it was the sort of book about, I don’t know, maybe I was being too literal, fantastic butterflies for girls, and still left it unopened. It was the cover, picturing two girls cheering and jumping, that gave me the wrong idea of a comic for teenager girls. One day I finally decided to open and read it. To my surprise it was an amazing, yet disturbing, experience. It felt really good to go through the intermingled stories about looking for parties, dying robot friends, time-travelling dogs and elves in general. It doesn’t have much of a storyline there, though. But the overall experience was really worth it. The art was simple, and clean, and the narrative, although episodic, was really interesting. Not to mention the whole sense of humour: a sort of dark, but cartoon-like feel to it, with the suggestion of much more beneath the seemingly crazy stories being told. It is really, really funny, and also charming in its apparent simplicity.
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Scene but Not Heard by Sam Henderson
I dug this. Also. lots of my old color separations in here. Kinda didn’t realize that until right now.
And here is where I’ll be at SPX - table E4B. I’ll have a ginormous banner with that Cuckoo’s Nest logo on it.
Right around the corner is my distributor Alternative Comics - give them some love too.
And your mission for the week AFTER SPX, should you choose to accept it:
Write a blog post about all the stuff you bought. Don’t just post a picture of all of it laid out on your bed - tell me what it is! Link to your favourite artists, tell me why they’re your favourites, and try to focus specifically on the lesser-known artists.
Tag these posts #spxswag and I’ll do my best to reblog ‘em.
Hope to see you this weekend!
WATERMELON 1993, originally on DUPLEX PLANET ILLUSTRATED, later reprinted in HUMOR CAN BE FUNNY, available through wowcool.com or comixology.com
Peanutbutter & Jeremy’s Best Book Ever is now available on comixology! With more content than the original book contained!!!!
(Much book was originally serialized in my local weekly newspaper, Seven Days.)
Go get it! Features guest strips by Jason, Brian Ralph, Tom Devlin, Jeff Smith, Jeffrey Brown and Neil Jam!
Mad Soul poster, late ’90s
Poster for Bobby Madness’s Mad Soul series he did for Wow Cool in the 1990s.
Kevin’s Picks of The Week (8/28/2013)
- PICK Of THE WEEK: The Wake Directors Cut #1: Two words: Sean. Murphy. I never thought I’d be the type of fan who so eagerly awaited extras for a comic I already own. Then I read The Wake, and knew I needed everything to do with it.
- Magic Whistle #13: Unlike the printed version of this book, the digital has a few colorful goodies sprinkled throughout. Along with the rude, crude humor of Sam Henderson and friends of course. What’s not to love?
- Detectobot #1: This super fun series delivers the goods and does not disappoint. It’s so cool to see Twin brothers Peter and Bobby Timony working together on a book again. Score one for Monekybrain for nabbing this talented duo.
- Rocket Raccoon: Tales From Half World: The complete collection of the original Rocket Raccoon mini-series. We’re talking Mike Mignola art here people!
Kevin tweets, tumbles and gives the occasional thumbs up across comiXology’s Social Media spectrum. He is currently setting money aside to purchase Sean Murphy original art at NYCC.
Our Sam get’s a little bit of spotlight.
The remastered and expanded digital edition of James Kochalka’s Peanutbutter & Jeremy’s Best Book Ever is out on ComiXology from today. Above is the tower ad that James drew and I colored.
I want to live in Saul Steinberg's world.
Dear geek girls, today I made something special for you.
Let me know if you like the idea!
The Avengers - 6 pieces of pleasure
Captain America - silicon vibrator
Iron Man - twin motor vibrator
Thor - electrical stimulator
Hawkeye - G-spot vibrator
Black Widow - discreet clitoral stimulator
Hulk - 12” silicone dildo
Oh so good