Sorry for the hiatus. I’ve produced almost no finished work the past year because I’ve been working on my first for-real graphic novel which I’m almost done penciling (174/220 pages). I should have more to share on that front soon.
For Austinites: come visit me on the East Austin Studio Tour on Nov 11/12 and Nov 17/18 11-6pm or so. I’ll be chatting and maybe doing some caricatures for fun. I’ll also have some of my old comics for sale and showing off my Fun Family progress. My studio is at Up Collective at 2326 E Cesar Chavez St, we’re #156 on the EAST map. There’s lots more than just me to see at Up Collective, and we’ve got some fine artists of all types, so check us out.
I’m also featured in this month’s Austin Chronicle. I’m apparently the best emerging graphic novelist in Austin. It’s quite an honor and comes as a total surprise. To be totally honest I’m not even sure how they found out about me.
Hey, this one isn’t that horrific. That’s weird.
It’s the one year anniversary of Ayn Rand’s Adventures in Wonderland, which some of you may remember as the graphic novel I serialized on Wonkette.com last summer. Finally now you can download the whole things as one seamless (sexy?) .pdf file.
I hadn’t looked at it in some time, and I’m really happy with how well it’s held up as one continuous story. Please enjoy it, and share it if you are so inclined. Special thanks to Ken Layne, Josh Fruhlinger, Jack Steuf, Riley Waggaman, and everyone else at Wonkette for making Ayn’s Adventures possible.
Something rather sad happened on Friday. Jeanne Bice died. Most of you probably don’t know much about Jeanne, because you don’t watch countless hours of QVC, where for many many years she consistently sold a self-styled brand of the silliest, most obviously terrible clothes on earth, called QUACKER FACTORY. It’s a testament to her as a saleswoman that she could sell such insane sequin-clad kitsch so consistently to people. She invented her own subculture, the Quackers, as they call themselves. They are defined as human beings by their love of Quacker Factory clothing as well as cruising. Quackers receive their power from the awkward compliments they receive based on their silly clothing. They also spend a lot of money on QVC, obviously.
As I’ve previously said, marketing is awful, and Jeanne must be counted among the throngs of humans who love to sell people stuff they don’t need. Still, Jeanne was such an entertaining, insane presensce on television, it was impossible not to enjoy her and her bizarre for-no-reason headband. She was the one human on QVC who never appeared overly plastic or rehearsed, she designed visionary clothing, and clearly didn’t care what other people thought of her. She will be missed. Sadly, QVC doesn’t even acknowledge her death on their front page. Jeanne was their greatest star, but clearly death doesn’t sell. Read more…