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October 30th, 2009

Monster Show 4 Opens Halloween at Domy Books in Austin and Houston

Filed under: Events — Tags: , , , , , , , , — William Cardini @ 10:23 am

Hey y’all, Monster Show 4 opens this Saturday (Halloween!) from 7-9pm at Domy’s Houston and Austin locations, come check it out! There’ll be many, many fabulous and terrifying monster drawz by tons of talented creators, including the lovely Glade Whitworth.

Here’s the flyer, image drawn by Travis Millard:

Here you can get an all-in-one shot of my monster draws in process and a fraction of my new studio set up:

I’ve had this drawing table since the mid-90s, so please forgive the stickers. If you come to our house (Boongoo Studio) during this year’s East Austin Studio Tour, you’ll be able to see my whole setup!

October 27th, 2009

Pierre Alechinsky

Filed under: Inspiration — Tags: , , , , , — William Cardini @ 7:16 am

Plate I from the portfolio Vulcanologies, 1970:

Plate III:

Plate IV:

via MOMA.

Check out these awesome comics masquerading as fine art that my friend Corinna showed me! The Belgium-born Alechinsky was a member of COBRA.

October 23rd, 2009

Earth and Jupiter Alignment as Viewed from Mars

Filed under: Inspiration — Tags: , , , , , — William Cardini @ 9:01 am

In this photograph from Mars, taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera on the Mars Global Surveyor on May 22nd, 2003, you can see Earth, the Moon, Jupiter, and several Jovian moons.

Here it is:

From gizmodo via dvice and posthuman blues.

October 22nd, 2009

New ATTACKS Comic Published on hahacleverdotcom

My newest ATTACKS comic, The Floating Crystal Witch ATTACKS the Miizzzard of the Year 2978, is up at Reynard Seifert’s site for comics, poetry, and short stories, hahacleverdotcom.

Reynard puts a bunch of great shit up there every other Wednesday, y’all should keep on top of it.

Here’s a preview of my comic:

I was trying to reproduce the effect of a three-color screenprint image on the computer.

October 20th, 2009

Comics Now Available at Ultra Pop! in Louisville, KY

The illustrious Jak Cardini has just dropped off some Gold County Paper Mill comics at Ultra Pop! in Louisville Kentucky, located at 1414 Bardstown Road.

Now Louisvillains can check out Hyperbox #1-3 and Masks, written and drawn by yours truly, and Impossible Objects #1 with text by Jak Cardini and drawings by myself. Ultra Pop! is an awesome store and I’m glad that we’re in there. When I went there with Jak this past summer I got several issues of Epic Illustrated, a Howard Chaykin graphic novel, some Moebius alubms, and a dope-ass Mnwka shirt. If you’re in the area, definitely stop by there!

Also, if you haven’t already, be sure to become a fan of The Gold County Paper Mill on Facebook.

October 16th, 2009

Funky Junction Oracles, New Work by Dylan Reece at MASS Gallery in Austin

Filed under: Events — Tags: , , , , — William Cardini @ 7:40 am

My good friend Dylan’s solo show, Funky Junction Oracles, opens this Saturday (Oct 17th) at MASS Gallery here in Austin from 10pm to 12am. If you’re in the area, be sure to check this show out. It’ll be open until Nov 7th. Here’s an excerpt from the press release:

On view from October 17th to November 7th, Funky Junction Oracles employs a variety of media — prints, photography, painting, animated GIFs, and sculpture — to illustrate Reece’s attempt to fix meaning in a world characterized by ever increasing flows of information and rapid change in the complexity of social systems. Drawing from a range of sources that include the pop-metaphysics of the ’70s, the classical art of Greece and Rome, the internet, vintage nature books, rave culture, and Modernism in art, the imagery for much of the work is unified by an underlying sense of idealism and progress gone awry.

I’m super stoked about this show. Here are some choice pieces of Dylan’s old work from his excellent blog:

October 14th, 2009

Research for the Monster Show 4

Filed under: Inspiration — Tags: , , , , , , , — William Cardini @ 9:18 pm

Well well well. Another week has gone by and I’ve failed to post to my blog on Tuesday. Faithful audience, I apologize – Glade and I still haven’t settled in from our big move, and I’ve been working on drawings for the upcoming Monster Show 4 at Domy Books in Houston and Austin, which opens Halloween nite. Actually, I haven’t been working on the drawings so much as I’ve been playing Zelda for research purposes.

Here’s some original Zelda concept art by Katsuya Terada:

October 9th, 2009

Anthony Romero

Filed under: Inspiration — Tags: , , , , — William Cardini @ 7:03 am

Anthony Romero‘s Shaman Test:

Romero uses youtube-level video, performance, and trash art to transform himself into a shaman who emotes like he’s casting a magic spell that will free us from our stunted lives:

October 8th, 2009

Brian Chippendale/Sun Ra/Disco 3000

Filed under: Inspiration — Tags: , — William Cardini @ 7:24 am

This video’s an awesome mashup (Lightning Bolt vs Sun Ra!):

via Arthur Mag.

In that video, when Chippendale is flipping through his Sun Ra records, he stops at Disco 3000. That record is sick, here’s one of the tracks:

It’s a four- or five-piece Arkestra that was recorded live in Milan in 1978.

October 6th, 2009

Taffy Hips #5 Release Party this Friday

My comic Herakles of Mars Attacks the Lion of Tharsis has been included in the latest issue of Taffy Hips, here’s the cover:

They’re having a release party this Friday at Desert Island Books in Brooklyn (where you can also pick up a copy of Hyperbox #3, as my buddy Lanneau just reminded me!). If you’re gonna be in the area, be sure to check it out!

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