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phoning-it-in:

Some serious raw power in my comics club envelope from A.J.

After I sent this out I had a moment of doubt as to whether I should actually be sending pornography to absolute strangers in the mail.

phoning-it-in:

Some serious raw power in my comics club envelope from A.J.

After I sent this out I had a moment of doubt as to whether I should actually be sending pornography to absolute strangers in the mail.

(via comicclubusa)

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Panel from “Love and Rockets Library: Luba and Her Family” by Gilbert Hernandez
Imagine if the Bad Brains had continued to release singles, EPs, and full length records that were as good as “Pay To Cum” or the ROIR tape every year for the last 30 years.  For the past 6 or 7 years they had stuck to one full length a year (released by Reach Out International Records - who in this alternate timeline are the preeminent punk record label of today).  But they still had anthologies come out that collected all their singles that made that stuff easier to track down for people who had only recently discovered them.
People would have arguments about what records they liked best, some people thinking their best work was behind them, quite a few would even argue persuasively that the more recent output was the best work. 
Thats what the Hernandez brothers are to comics.

Panel from “Love and Rockets Library: Luba and Her Family” by Gilbert Hernandez

Imagine if the Bad Brains had continued to release singles, EPs, and full length records that were as good as “Pay To Cum” or the ROIR tape every year for the last 30 years.  For the past 6 or 7 years they had stuck to one full length a year (released by Reach Out International Records - who in this alternate timeline are the preeminent punk record label of today).  But they still had anthologies come out that collected all their singles that made that stuff easier to track down for people who had only recently discovered them.

People would have arguments about what records they liked best, some people thinking their best work was behind them, quite a few would even argue persuasively that the more recent output was the best work. 

Thats what the Hernandez brothers are to comics.

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SNAILS PACE DEMO (2014) out now on Lockin Out, shown here on top of the “Crunch Time Horse”.
Alternate demo artwork pictured here by Jim Rugg.
http://snailspace.bandcamp.com/

SNAILS PACE DEMO (2014) out now on Lockin Out, shown here on top of the “Crunch Time Horse”.

Alternate demo artwork pictured here by Jim Rugg.

http://snailspace.bandcamp.com/

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SUCCOUR FANZINE ISSUE #1AMERICA’S ONLY FANZINE PUBLISHED BY GRATITUDE PRESS AVAILABLE SOON COST TO PURCHASE: $0
Featuring: ~ a bunch of shit that I wrote elsewhere repurposed for a zine~ a drawing of a wizard on the cover by Dylan DRUG DOGS~ an exclusive ad for FOOD PORN (my favorite comic of last few months) that has no words so basically no potential to sell any copies of the comic ~some hamburger art from Owen
EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE from me RIPExpo and SPX.

SUCCOUR FANZINE ISSUE #1
AMERICA’S ONLY FANZINE
PUBLISHED BY GRATITUDE PRESS
AVAILABLE SOON
COST TO PURCHASE: $0

Featuring: 
~ a bunch of shit that I wrote elsewhere repurposed for a zine
~ a drawing of a wizard on the cover by Dylan DRUG DOGS
~ an exclusive ad for FOOD PORN (my favorite comic of last few months) that has no words so basically no potential to sell any copies of the comic
~some hamburger art from Owen

EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE from me RIPExpo and SPX.

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Tony Millionaire - Topper for “Army Days”
SALUTE TO THE LAST REAL TOPPER ALIVE.
Semi-relevant to image: Just this weekend my mom told me she heard Roz Chast on the radio talking about her new book and went to the book store. At the book store she described the content of the book as she recalled it from the radio - she didn’t remember the title or author. The lady at the book store recognized it, dug it out, and sold it to her. This old fashioned transaction brings a tear to my eye.

Tony Millionaire - Topper for “Army Days”

SALUTE TO THE LAST REAL TOPPER ALIVE.

Semi-relevant to image: Just this weekend my mom told me she heard Roz Chast on the radio talking about her new book and went to the book store. At the book store she described the content of the book as she recalled it from the radio - she didn’t remember the title or author. The lady at the book store recognized it, dug it out, and sold it to her. This old fashioned transaction brings a tear to my eye.

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John Stanley panel from “Nancy and Oona Goospimple’s Fireplace” 
Love Nancy’s diagonal line silhouette here.  Very effective snowblind silhouette.  Also love the blue shading used in those wide, soft strokes behind the snow and behind Nancy’s silhouette.  It looks like a literal sheet of snow has just descended over everything.  This panel is unlike anything I can picture seeing from Ernie Bushmiller and yet still so true to the spirit of Nancy.  Beautiful.

John Stanley panel from “Nancy and Oona Goospimple’s Fireplace” 

Love Nancy’s diagonal line silhouette here.  Very effective snowblind silhouette.  Also love the blue shading used in those wide, soft strokes behind the snow and behind Nancy’s silhouette.  It looks like a literal sheet of snow has just descended over everything.  This panel is unlike anything I can picture seeing from Ernie Bushmiller and yet still so true to the spirit of Nancy.  Beautiful.

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mansikx:

GIVE - Voodoo Leather
complete zine

Love this thing.  

(Source: thronesturnedtorust, via angelaowens)

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comicclubusa:

Someone’s been paying attention to what I like. Today’s comic package included a James Bond graphic novel written and illustrated by Mike Grell, one of my fave creators. That’s right, I shortened the word favorite. Deal with it.

I also got a Masamune Shirow book. I’ve got a bunch of the Appleseed books he did for Eclipse in the 80s, and this issue of Dominion will be very comfortable next to them. This book was turned into the anime Dominion: Tank Police, which I owned on VHS, and makes about as much sense as you’d imagine, given that title.

In the verb/noun title range, we have Blood Sword and Death Hawk. The latter has a cover by my friend (acquaintance of many years) Dave Dorman, and pencils by Adam Hughes whom I’ve never met (met once or twice). The former is the creative work of a lot of people whose names I can’t likely list or joke about without coming off as a racist sot, but also included a cryptic hand written note. If I were Nic Cage I’d use this note to justify some complicated B&E and destruction of historic art. I’m not Nic though, so I’m just going to post the pic on the Internet and practice my emoting.

Rounding out the envelope are some perilously old Gold Key Peanuts books that I may be forced to scan just for the Sluggo B stories.

The first package of comics I sent out for COMIC CLUB has been recieved. I can’t stop laughing about that note, it’s definitely my handwriting.  I must have used it for a bookmark years ago and left it in that comic?  I have no recollection of what any of that gibberish means on it though.

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Meghan Turbitt - “Food Porn”
Two points to make about this comic:
1. Josh Bayer nailed it on “Comics for Grownups" when he said the stories in this are like punk songs in that they are only long enough to make their point.  They get in and get out with no filler.  The drawing style is crude but very effective  and completely in service to the art as a whole.  Although the comparison does fall apart when you realize no punk songs are this funny.
2. The sexual fantasies depicted in this comic are clearly from the point of view of a woman.  And in general this is one of the real treats of comics in 2014.  When I think about the depictions of sex in the comics of Anya Davidson, Heather Benjamin, Lisa Hanawalt, Julia Gfrörer, or Lale Westvind they are so different from anything I have ever seen in comics before.  I’m not trying to lump these women together or put together a trend piece, but hats off to different perspectives in comics.

Meghan Turbitt - “Food Porn”

Two points to make about this comic:

1. Josh Bayer nailed it on “Comics for Grownups" when he said the stories in this are like punk songs in that they are only long enough to make their point.  They get in and get out with no filler.  The drawing style is crude but very effective  and completely in service to the art as a whole.  Although the comparison does fall apart when you realize no punk songs are this funny.

2. The sexual fantasies depicted in this comic are clearly from the point of view of a woman.  And in general this is one of the real treats of comics in 2014.  When I think about the depictions of sex in the comics of Anya Davidson, Heather Benjamin, Lisa Hanawalt, Julia Gfrörer, or Lale Westvind they are so different from anything I have ever seen in comics before.  I’m not trying to lump these women together or put together a trend piece, but hats off to different perspectives in comics.

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This Masumune Shirow landscape looks like it would fit very comfortably into a Brandon Graham “Multiple Warheads” comic.

This Masumune Shirow landscape looks like it would fit very comfortably into a Brandon Graham “Multiple Warheads” comic.