Whew, it’s been a while since I’ve posted on this blog. I’ve gotten lost in drawing comics and I haven’t had time to put anything here but I’ve met most of my deadlines so I’m going to get back to my regular schedule of Tuesday/Friday blog posts. I’ve got two things to tell y’all about today:
Catch Up Winter Issue, cover by Max Bode.
The Catch Up Winter Issue is for sale. Josh Burggraf and I are the comics editors for this issue of the poetry/comics journal. It has comics by Box Brown, Victor Kerlow, Andrei Molotiu, Jo-Jo Sherrow, and others. You can buy it here.
A Jack Kirby drawing of a Celestial from the Eternals comics.
Robert Boyd, local Houston art critic and former Comics Journal staff member, has written a lengthy blog post discussing Kirby’s impact on art comics, in which he compares Vortex to comics by Jesse Jacobs and Jesse Moynihan. I’m honored to be discussed in such good company.
There’s a five-page preview of Vortex #2 on Squidface & the Meddler, click the screenshot to check it out: (Update 1/13/2017: This preview is no longer up.)
I got a few miscellaneous things to tell y’all about.
First of all, my guest editorship at Novi Magazine continues with a short post about what I’ve been reading lately, The Accidental Space Spy by Øyvind Thorsby and The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers, both of which are highly entertaining, tongue-in-cheek travelogues.
Click the Space Spy screenshot to read my post: (Update 1/13/2017: Novi Magazine and this link are now kaput)
Second, Jason Poland drew a Robbie and Bobby comic that’s a hypercastle tribute! I couldn’t be more flattered since Poland is such an awesome webcartoonist. Click the panel to read his comic in its psychedelic entirety:
Finally, I have some photos from Melinda and I’s double comic book release party at Domy back in April, all from my wife Glade’s Instagram account:
Glade, Melinda, and her equally talented bf Aaron Whitaker.
Me and Glade.
Me reading my comics.
I just added Vortex #2 to my online store.
You can buy it individually or in a combo pack with #1 for a discount.
Instead of being Xeroxed, Vortex #1 and #2 were printed digitally in black by the Print Shoppe. Unfortunately, this increase in quality comes with an increase in price. But I think they look great. Look at my buddy Grant, he loves it:
There’s already an advance review of the first two issues of Vortex on the Novi Magazine site because it’s William Cardini takeover week there! Be warned, that review has minor plot spoilers. Check back on Novi throughout the week for more content related to me in some way.