Archive for August, 2011

BELLIGERENT PIANO WEEKLY STRIP, EPISODE #65

August 30, 2011

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“HOPEVILLE” SPLASH PAGE, etc.

August 15, 2011

Below is the first page of a new “graphic feature story” I’ve been working on for the St Louis Riverfront Times. The story is about HOPEVILLE, a “tent city” or “tent community” located near the flood walls along the Mississippi River. HOPEVILLE is a kind of modern-day Hooverville – one in a string of three tent communities set up by the homeless near the river. I’ve spent a good part of the summer working on this story, doing research and getting to know the people who live in HOPEVILLE. The story is scheduled to run late in September.

The story is meant to capture the feel of the sketchbook notes and drawings I made while I was spending time in HOPEVILLE. Below are samples of a couple of those sketchbook pages.

RETURN OF THE TEN CENT PLAGUE: HAPPY HOUR IN AMERICA #3

August 15, 2011

HAPPY HOUR IN AMERICA #3 is hot off the press.

In commemoration of the great tradition of Golden Age comics – the era of comics that has most influenced the fundamental concept behind HAPPY HOUR – I’ve decide to offer the first 10 copies, and the first 10 copies of every issue of HAPPY HOUR that I produce from now on (which you can expect to see about twice a year), for only 10 cents to the first 10 people who request a copy. This offer is only available to individuals (not comic shops, bookstores, etc),and only one copy will be allowed per person. All other copies will be available through SPIT AND A HALF DISTRIBUTION.

HAPPY HOUR IN AMERICA will consist of current work, selected material from three new books in progress, as well as any other experimental work. Each copy will only be available in limited numbers through SPIT AND A HALF. HAPPY HOUR will serve as a springboard for all my adventures in comics, as well as an homage to the great American tradition of comic books.

SORRY: TEN CENT COPIES ARE SOLD OUT. MAYBE NEXT ISSUE, I’LL MAKE IT THE FIRST TWENTY COPIES.

BELLIGERENT PIANO WEEKLY STRIP, EPISODE #64

August 15, 2011

BELLIGERENT PIANO WEEKLY STRIP, EPISODE #63

August 8, 2011

BELLIGERENT PIANO WEEKLY STRIP, EPISODE #62

August 1, 2011