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January 18th, 2011

GCPM Merch and Other Items on Sale at Domy Austin

Hey y’all, I’ve been dropping off a bevy of GCPM books and some other goodness at Domy Books in Austin over the last month.

Click here for the full list

March 3rd, 2010

STAPLE! 2010

Another week no second post, and then I don’t post until Wednesday nite? Jeeeez I gotta get back in the GAME. Seriously though I’m going to try to post every Tuesday and Friday but sometimes I won’t make it, that’s just how it is, so I’m going to stop commenting on it.

This upcoming weekend is STAPLE! 2010. I’ll be exhibiting as part of the Gold County Paper Mill for the third year in a row!

We’ll have a lot of great stuff, including:

  • T-shirts screenprinted by Jak Cardini and Sarah Cassidy with our owl god (viewable [and purchasable!] on our etsy)
  • The Gold County Paper Mill Presents the DVD (viewable on our etsy), a collection of live performances and videos featuring myself, Jak Cardini, and Dr. Chuch (some of which can be watched either here or here), and an interactive version of the comic Impossible Objects, where I illustrated lines from Jak Cardini’s poetry
  • Print versions of the Impossible Objects comic
  • Jak Cardini Achieves the Narratological Singularity and There Is a Mars, two poetry chapbooks by Jak Cardini
  • Swimming at Work, a collection of short fiction by David Fullen
  • Screenprints of my comic WITCH ATTACKS (previously published online at hahaclever.com) done by the super-talented Rand Renfrow
  • Other digital prints of two of my one-page ATTACKS comics
  • My minicomics Masks, TRANZ, and Froghead Hangover

We’re also going to be splitting our table space with the greeting cards and fabric art of my lovely (and talented!) fiancée Glade Whitworth. We hope to see y’all there, you can see our location of our table in the Monarch Event Center (where STAPLE! will be this Saturday, 3/6/10, from 11am to 7pm) here. We’ll be at table 51A, right by our buddies the Poopsheet Foundation and the League of Extremely Ordinary Gentlemen. Also, when you come, be sure to check out the STAPLE! Program Guide, in which I’ll have a two-page comic.

January 12th, 2010

2009 Recap

2009 was a great year here at the Hypercastle! Here’s some of the highlights:

  • I self-published two minicomics:
    • TRANZ, a collection of one-page shorts based around action verbs like “melt,” “grow,” “muliply,” and so on; copies available from me or at Domy Books in Austin
    • Froghead Hangover, a short autobiographical story about when I was living by myself in an apartment and had a run-in with a shaman; copies available from me, at Domy Books in Austin, or at Austin Books
  • I had my comics in issues of Smoke Signal, Taffy Hips, and the online zine hahaclever.com
  • I was in a few art shows, including Monster Show #4 at Domy and No More Worlds at Concertina Gallery in Chicago, which was picked as one of the top art shows of 2009 by Time Out Chicago (congrats to all the other artists and the curators!)
  • I participated in STAPLE! 2009 alongside the rest of the Gold County Paper Mill and in E.A.S.T. 2009 with my lady Glade Whitworth
  • I finally finished making websites for the G.C.P.M. and Glade (linked above)

2010 is already shaping up to be a great year, here’s hoping that it’ll blow 2009 out of the water! I’ve got several projects in work with some awesome and skilled creative people that I’ll be talking about as they manifest, a half-table for the G.C.P.M. and Glademade at STAPLE! 2010, and ideas for plenty of more comics that I’ll be submitting or self-publishing. I hope that everyone out there is having a great start to the new year, thanks for reading!

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.

August 15th, 2009

Froghead Hangover at Domy Books in Austin

We just got back from our road trip to Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Marfa Friday nite. It was a blast, I’ve planned 29388729075230 blog posts about it but we’ll see how many I actually get to. Glade and I just went to the Domy Books here in Austin, she dropped off a bunch of new cards and I dropped off five copies of Froghead Hangover (reviews here, here, and here). They’re two dollars, get them while you can!

The show that’s up at Domy right now is called Libres y Lokas, I think my buddy Anthony Romero would really dig it if he was still in town. I also got a really well-made local book called Observations & Daily Life by Haley McMichael, Important Comics by Dina L. Kelberman, and books of really kewl drawz by Lisa Hanawalt and Deth P. Sun.

June 21st, 2009

Froghead Hangover Review #2

Filed under: Press,Print Comics — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 8:24 pm

Froghead Hangover got reviewed over at Optical Sloth, here’s a quote:

I’ll just say that any ambivalence I had about the last issue is gone with this one, as this is a pile of fun. Those frog eyes will haunt you if you’re not careful, if you read this you’ll see what I mean.


The review is on the same page as the review for TRANZ, so if you scroll down you can check that out too.

June 16th, 2009

Froghead Hangover Review

Filed under: Press,Print Comics — Tags: , , , — William Cardini @ 10:05 am

Froghead Hangover got reviewed as part of a mini-comics round-up over at High-Low, the temporary home of Rob Clough’s sequart.com comic column.

Despite this comic’s absurd title, it is absolutely an accurate description of its contents. Reminiscent of somewhere between Mat Brinkman and Sam Gaskin, Cardini tells a story of a video-game playing humanoid who wakes up from a bad hangover to find that a large froghead has somehow wound up in his house.


June 12th, 2009

MoCCA Part One: Inzpiration

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — William Cardini @ 1:01 am

This was only my second trip to MoCCA Fest, but each time my head has come back overflowing with planzzz. Here are the BIG STUD PLANS I came up with on the plane ride home:

Turn hypercastle.com into a merged superblog
Put together HYPERBOX motion comic images for Will Sellari
Buy screenprinting hinges and more screens
Screenprint the cover for FROGHEAD HANGOVER
Screenprint t-shirts
Draw SLUMLORD 2112 #1

Whew is that it!