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December 30th, 2009

Krampus

Filed under: Inspiration — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 1:07 am

Sorry I skipped a post this past Friday folks, I was celebrating the yuletide.

Here are some images of the Krampus to honor the just-passed holiday:

Have a Happy New Year y’all!

December 22nd, 2009

More Copies of Froghead Hangover Now Available

Filed under: Print Comics — Tags: , , , — William Cardini @ 4:26 pm

I sold my last copy of Froghead Hangover in a post-E.A.S.T. transaction so I decided to get more printed.

If you’re interested in picking up a copy, I dropped some off at Austin Books. Or, there are still some copies at Domy Books in Austin, or you can just send me an email – mark p hensel at g mail dot com (minus the spaces) – and I’ll mail you one for $2 plus shipping.

If you need some convincing, here’s a review at Optical Sloth, and here’s one at High-Low.

December 18th, 2009

The GCPM at A Very Portland Christmas in Louisville KY

This upcoming Saturday the Gold County Paper Mill will be selling our wares at A Very Portland Christmas from 1pm to 8pm. This event is hosted by Nelligan Hall, which is at 2010 Portland Avenue, Louisville KY. I’m mailing some copies of my comics Froghead Hangover, TRANZ, Masks, and two color ATTACKS posters. In addition we’ll have a new GCPM Presents 2 DVD, compiled by Dr. Chuch; two of Jak Cardini’s poetry chapbooks, Jak Cardini Achieves the Narratological Singularity and There Is a Mars; and the collaborative comic/poetry Cardini Brothers joint Impossible Objects.

And finally, we’ll be selling tshirts that Sarah Cassidy and Jak Cardini screenprinted with some of my drawings and the Catch Up drawing I posted on Tuesday, here are some pictures:

December 16th, 2009

Catch Up: Louisville

This past week I finally finished drawing the first edition of Catch Up: Louisville.

Catch Up, a Gold County Paper Mill presentation, is the brainchild of Jak Cardini. Each issue will feature the combination of a poem and a drawing by a different writer/artist pair.

December 11th, 2009

Sketch Klubb Comic

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — William Cardini @ 7:11 am

Hey y’all, looks like another week has passed and I’ve missed my Tuesday post again. Apologies folks, I’ve been working on a long post about The Exile Waiting by Vonda McIntyre, and I didn’t get a chance to finish it because this past Tuesday was my lady and I’s anniversary.

I’ll get that up eventually, but last nite was Sketch Klubb so I’m gonna show y’all the comic that I drew. I hadn’t made anything since E.A.S.T. so it was great to just sit around and draw with a bunch of my friends (and some new people too). Anyway, here’s the comic, it’s meant to be read from right to left. Each panel is numbered for your convenience.

Also, this past Monday, Dash Shaw’s The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century, a series of sci-fi animated shorts, premiered on IFC.com. Go check it out, although be warned, there is some full frontal male nudity. When I went to MoCCA this past June I got a chance to talk to Dash Shaw about animation, I appreciate his dedication to hand-drawn animation and legacy processes like acetate cells. He really keeps it rough in these webisodes and it looks great — the animation process, drawing something over and over again to make it move, is laid bare when the frames are inconsistent and the cross-hatching on the Unclothed Man’s arm changes from second to second. I also dig the sequences that reference the visual language of 8-bit video games, silent film, and comics.

December 4th, 2009

Smoke Signal #3 at the First Annual Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest

Smoke Signal #3, put out by Desert Island‘s Gabriel Fowler, is debuting at the first annual Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival.

The festival, hosted by Desert Island and PictureBox, will be this upcoming Saturday, Dec 5th, from 11am to 7pm at Our Lady of Consolation Church, 184 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. If I lived in the tri-state area, I’d definitely be there, the lineup looks amazing and admission is free.

Smoke Signal #3, which is also free, is a newsprint all-comics anthology featuring the work of many amazing cartoonists!

After the festival, this newsprint anthology can be ordered through Desert Island’s online stop for the price of shipping or picked up in store.

EDIT: I thought that the second Shamanman strip would be in the third Smoke Signal, but they changed the specs and I didn’t realize. It has the work of a lot of awesome people though, so y’all should definitely check it out.

December 2nd, 2009

73# vv33>£4~>z

Sorry about the missed post on Friday, I was taking a little Thanksgiving blogcation.

My parents live in The Woodlands, a master-planned community 28 miles north of downtown Houston. Although the suburb was bought out by real estate developers in 1997, George Mitchell’s original vision for the community was focused on aesthetics. Relics of some of the original ideas can be seen. On Research Forest Drive, office buildings made entirely out of mirrored windows crouch among the pine trees and swampland. It’s as if Superstudio’s utopian Continuous Monument was begun in the Great Piney Woods of East Texas.

These buildings house genetics firms with nondescript names like GenSys, GenTech, and BioSynth. Inside these corporations, sinister DNA-bending scientists are working to create a new subspecies of humans who can thrive in the petrochemical smog that blankets Houston. One day, they will break free from the labs and take everything within 50 miles of the refineries in Pasadena away from their oxygen-breathing brethren.