mixtapecomics

mixtapecomics:

APE is this weekend, October 4th and 5th at the Fort Mason Center. I’ll be there at table 833 next to my buddies from Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club (832) and Irene (831).

I’ll have copies of my self-published books Side A: The Music Lover’s Graphic Novel (and it’s accompanying record Winter Bloo), Frankie Comics #1 and #2, two different Frankie stickers, and three different Frankie-related posters (“Keep It Up Tough Stuff,” “Goodbye to Sleep,” and the “Life With/Out a Cat” comic).

I’ll also have anthologies that I took part in: Maple Key #1 by Maple Key Comics and SubCultures: A Comic Anthology by Ninth Art Press.

Silver Sprocket will have As You Were #1 through #3; and screenprints, patches, stickers, and buttons with artwork by Liz Suburbia, Ben Passmore, Lindsay Watson, and Nation of Amanda. Probably some t-shirts with artwork by Mitch Clem and Nation of Amanda, too!

PLUS: Special Guest LIZ SUBURBIA at the Silver Sprocket table. (Saturday ONLY.) You know I’m stoked. (Gotte bring all the things with me for Liz to sign.)

Irene will have Irene issues #3 through #5 (with issue #5 making it’s debut at the show) along with The Complete History of Everyday Objects and When We Were Kids by Andy Warner. They’ll also have a whole new 2-color Dakota McFadzean original risoprint to promote Irene #5!

So, needless to say, there’s a huge body of work between our three tables and we would love for you to come by and admire it.

Yes! I will be here! Table 831!

kidclampdown
irenecomics:

Irene 5 Contributor Spotlight: James the Stanton
James the Stanton lives in the Pacific Northwest where he draws his comic series Gnartoons. The very funny installment of Gnartoons appearing in Irene 5 concerns a lost soul, a derelict guru and some wet Seinfeld DVDs.
Irene 5 will debut at APE 2014. You can pre-order it here, or get it with a copy of Irene 4 and save $5! Irene is also distributed by Hic & Hoc Publications, and you can order wholesale directly from them.

irenecomics:

Irene 5 Contributor Spotlight: James the Stanton

James the Stanton lives in the Pacific Northwest where he draws his comic series Gnartoons. The very funny installment of Gnartoons appearing in Irene 5 concerns a lost soul, a derelict guru and some wet Seinfeld DVDs.

Irene 5 will debut at APE 2014. You can pre-order it here, or get it with a copy of Irene 4 and save $5! Irene is also distributed by Hic & Hoc Publications, and you can order wholesale directly from them.

irenecomics
irenecomics:

Irene 5 Contributor Spotlight: d.w.
d.w. is a founding editor of Irene. Irene 5 collects the first twenty-six pages of his ongoing psychedoolic sketchbook, Mountebank.
Irene 5 will debut at APE 2014. You can pre-order it here, or get it with a copy of Irene 4 and save $5! Irene is also distributed by Hic & Hoc Publications, and you can order wholesale directly from them.

dw really took it to the next level in the new Irene. It is bananas.

irenecomics:

Irene 5 Contributor Spotlight: d.w.

d.w. is a founding editor of Irene. Irene 5 collects the first twenty-six pages of his ongoing psychedoolic sketchbook, Mountebank.

Irene 5 will debut at APE 2014. You can pre-order it here, or get it with a copy of Irene 4 and save $5! Irene is also distributed by Hic & Hoc Publications, and you can order wholesale directly from them.

dw really took it to the next level in the new Irene. It is bananas.

irenecomics
irenecomics:

Irene 5 Contributor Spotlight: Dave Ortega
Dave Ortega is an award-winning comic book artist and zine-maker. “come un tren” is about his grandmother’s memory of her childhood emigration from Mexico to the United States and the choices that confronted Dave as he reimagined her story.
Irene 5 will debut at APE 2014. You can pre-order it here, or get it with a copy of Irene 4 and save $5! Irene is also distributed by Hic & Hoc Publications, and you can order wholesale directly from them.

This is a seriously beautiful story by Dave Ortega for the new Irene. That dude is going places fast, mark my words.

irenecomics:

Irene 5 Contributor Spotlight: Dave Ortega

Dave Ortega is an award-winning comic book artist and zine-maker. “come un tren” is about his grandmother’s memory of her childhood emigration from Mexico to the United States and the choices that confronted Dave as he reimagined her story.

Irene 5 will debut at APE 2014. You can pre-order it here, or get it with a copy of Irene 4 and save $5! Irene is also distributed by Hic & Hoc Publications, and you can order wholesale directly from them.

This is a seriously beautiful story by Dave Ortega for the new Irene. That dude is going places fast, mark my words.

irenecomics
irenecomics:

Irene 5 Contributor Spotlight: D. Rinylo
In D. Rinylo’s Great Things, a retro comics cartoon critter escapes the tedium of insomnia by going on a spiritual quest from the graveyard to the stars. Feat. Carl Sagan (briefly).
Irene 5 will debut at APE 2014. You can pre-order it here, or get it with a copy of Irene 4 and save $5! Irene is also distributed by Hic & Hoc Publications, and you can order wholesale directly from them.

Dan Rinylo is such a great goddam cartoonist. Irene ships from the printers TOMORROW. Holy cats, guys. Holy cats.

irenecomics:

Irene 5 Contributor Spotlight: D. Rinylo

In D. Rinylo’s Great Things, a retro comics cartoon critter escapes the tedium of insomnia by going on a spiritual quest from the graveyard to the stars. Feat. Carl Sagan (briefly).

Irene 5 will debut at APE 2014. You can pre-order it here, or get it with a copy of Irene 4 and save $5! Irene is also distributed by Hic & Hoc Publications, and you can order wholesale directly from them.

Dan Rinylo is such a great goddam cartoonist. Irene ships from the printers TOMORROW. Holy cats, guys. Holy cats.

lukewhealy

lukewhealy:

I have had a busy summer, comics wise. I’m excited to get back to a slower working pace, honestly. But still, I’ve got a lot of new stuff, and I thought I’d write up a post on how you can read it. 

#1 Starlight (Teen Unofficial Fan Magazine #23)

A facsimile fanzine about a teen pop star, her strange life, and her stranger fans. 

This comic is available as a part of Dog City issue #3, an anthology that I co-edit. This is printed as a mini-comic, inside the issue, with an awesome screen-printed cover. I made the cover above, and sent it to my co-editor, expecting him to tell me it was an impossible print, but somehow he pulled it off and it looks really cool. 

You can buy a copy of Dog City #3 right here. It only ships to the USA, so I’m sorry if you don’t live there (like me).

#2 Mountain, Take Me

Mountain, Take Me, tells the story of a group of teenagers, who decide to follow around their elderly neighbour, on the day she believes that the world will end. 

I’m really proud of the art on this one. I don’t usually think of my drawings as a selling point for my work, but here I really put in a lot of extra time to give the pages a distinct look. I’m especially happy with a sequence late in the story that happens as the sun sets.

This comic is being published as a part of Irene #5, which you can pre-order here. I’m excited to have my work published alongside so many talented artists!

#3 The Exquisite Corpse (Part 1 of 3)

I’m doubly excited for this comic. The Exquisite Corpse tells the story of a personal trainer in the future, who switches bodies with his clients in order to exercise in their place. And, this may surprise you, not everything goes according to plan.

The reason that this comic is so exciting for me, is that it’s the first of a three part story, that will be serialised in Maple Key Comics issues #4-6. 

Issue #4 is their October-November issue, so expect it to become available some time around then. For now, you can either buy physical copies of the first 3 issues, or you can also get PDFs for super cheap. I recommend you check out the PDFs at the very least, because there is some really stellar work in there. This is gonna be a series that people talk about, so I recommend you get in on the ground floor. 

Also also, Maple Key specialises in serialised stories, and some of those are 6 parters, so you can catch up with the first 3 parts before issue #4 is released. (I’m totally obsessed with Luke Howard’s story Talk Dirty to Me in there.)

All of these comics will eventually be available as individual minicomics, probably at TCAF in May, which is a while away, so if you’re interested, I still encourage you to buy the anthologies.

Phew. Ok. That’s my summer. Oh wait, I’m also working on a secret project. Haha. BYE.

Luke’s piece in Irene 5 is boss as heck. Got the proofs back of Irene last week and they look excellent. And hey, he did all the rest of the comics, so you don’t have to! Excited to read everything.