so, in a last minute frenzy, i decided to go to this years’ SPX.
i’ll be signing copies of Sammy The Mouse Book 2 at the Uncivilized table, and also doing “PORTRAITS OF YOU, INCREDIBLY UGLY” for $10 (not guaranteed to look anything like you). how can you pass that up.
i’ll be seeing a lot of old pals, so i’ll probably be wandering and table hopping the whole time. come on down if you’re…on the east coast.
speaking of old pals though, it was during SPX 2 years ago that my friend Dylan Williams passed away. like a lot of others, i still miss him, both as a presence in the small press world, and as a person.
my pals/ great publisher/ AUTOPTIC cohorts 2D Cloud did a video interview with myself and Dylan some time ago. previously, small parts of it were available to be seen, but they have relaunched their website (and it looks AWESOME), and with it, they put up the conversation in full.
i started watching it, but had to stop. it was like he was still here. which is a real sad thing and a really great thing– seeing Dylan alive and being Dylan…i’ll take that wherever i can get it. i’ll watch the whole thing one of these days soon. but you should watch it right now. he was quite a guy.
here’s a nice little interview (conducted by local hero Ezra) at Basement Show Girls. i really like the fact that the visuals are all these cool collages, instead of images of my comics (i’m not being sarcastic, either). be warned, i say really bad things about “2 And a Half Men”, a show i have never actually watched the whole way through.
because it is garbage. whoops.
still waiting for my PFC/ AUTOPTIC posts? yeah, me too. i’ll do it though.
WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT.
i started on a new issue of Recidivist. i just couldn’t stop myself.
(and i didn’t want to)
as some of you might know, these past few weeks i’ve been busier than i can even make sense of. the Jaime Hernadez show, PFC4, and AUTOPTIC all deserve their own posts (and i’m going to try and do that sooner than later), but leading up to all that i’ve barely had time to breathe. tonight was the first “free” time i’ve had in quite a while, so, finally, i banged them out:
yellow and maroon (inadvertently the colors of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, about whom i do not give a rip) , on the offset press (i tried them on the Risograph a couple weeks ago and it was nothing but headache). so, i’ll sign these up and hopefully get a bunch of them out in the mail next week. to all of you who did the presale deal(s): THANK YOU. both for the order, and your patience.
it’ll be there soon.
also, some other people. but busy with good things. T minus 3.
i’ll keep it brief.
first, thanks to all of you who responded to the Sammy Book 2 pre-sale offer. we got about half of the print bill covered at present, and that is a wonderful thing.
i’m writing for 2 reasons:
1) there’s THREE DAYS left on this thing– it ends on July 31, so if you still want to do it but haven’t done it yet, or were going to tell someone about it or whatever… well, you know. tick tick. it’s right here:
2) the limited edition print is done (i mean, it’s drawn anyway), so here’s what you’ll be getting along with your book (well, the rough, lo-res version):
looks like i’m going to do them on the Risograph, and i’m going to see what color drums i can borrow from pals, so the actual 2 colors will most likely differ from what you see here. size of the print is 6″ x 8″, on this real nice cream colored watercolor-paper-looking stuff (with deckled edges!) that i came up with. i’ll print these up as soon as the offer ends and get the books sent out quick as hell. i promise.
thanks again and my best,
any sane person with a rudimentary grasp of the concept of “promotion” would have posted about this weeks ago, but there you go: say everyone, i’m having a Sammy book 2 release party.
when? funny you should ask: it’s TODAY. in about 10 hours, actually.
i’ll be signing books and…well, signing books at Minneapolis’ own Magers and Quinn Booksellers, from 7 til 8.
then i’m going to burn ass down to Grumpy’s downtown and hopefully Pretty Ladies will play (their first show) somewhere around 8:30 (fair warning: it is very loud) and sign more books and whatever happens after that is probably fine with me.
so, there you go.
so, a couple years ago i had the opportunity (and honor) to do illustrations for my friend –and one of my favorite living writers– Brian Evenson‘s collection of short stories, Fugue State.
i’m now putting some of the original art from that book up for sale.
these include the title illustrations and the lettering (but in different configuration than in the book, where they were reformatted). each piece measures around 10 x 7.5 inches, and is pen and ink on paper (exceptions are the illustration for “Desire With Digressions”, which is 15 x 7.5, and “Fugue State”, which is manipulated photocopies. also note, some have rubber cement/ pasteup cuts).
each is $150 (plus postage and handling), shipped to you flat (i’ll sign them if you’d like).
here’s a couple examples:
preferred payment is paypal, but i can make whatever work.
NOT FOR SALE are the illustrations for “The Adjudicator”, “Younger”, “Mudder Tongue”, “Life Without Father”, and the comics pages for the “Dread” collaboration (which remain in Brian’s personal collection, or my own).
all the rest are first claim. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and please name the one you are interested in.
for those of you who have no idea what i’m talking about, i would urge you to run out and pick up one of Brian’s books immediately (his most recent is Immobility, which i really, really loved– but his short stories are masterful, and any collection you pick up will be a winner. TRUST ME).