Monday

I've been busy

I'm just coming to the end of a big ol' illustration/comics commission. Nearly 3 weeks of work, and a really interesting, stimulating job.



Wednesday

The Comix Reader issue 5

I'm expecting a box of Comix Reader's to arrive at any moment. Issue 5 of this comics anthology I edit was printed a couple of weeks ago. 24 pages of the UK's most interesting cartoonists. Each issue is a bit better than the last. It's different from any other publication around and I can't wait to see where it goes next. It only costs £2 or 2€, so that's all you have to lose by picking it up.
Available from these places and also from anikibo.com
Permanently on sale in Gosh! Comics in London and Renate Comics Bibliothek in Berlin.
Official Launch is on Friday November 8th at Gosh! Comics.
German debut on 28th October at Zinefest Berlin 2013 if this box of comics arrives in time!
More info here...


Cover Art by Alex Potts.

Thursday

BLACK EYE 2 has been printed


The book has now been completed and will be unveiled at CAKE (the Chicago Alternative Komics Exposition) in Chicago in roughly two weeks. You can order it now though from the Rotland Press store.

BLACK EYE 2 : the anthology of humor and despair.
With new comics and art by: Max Clotfelter / Richard Cowdry / Hugleikur Dagson / J.T. Dockery / Brecht Evens / Quentin Faucompre / Julia Gfrörer / Sam Gross / Danny Hellman / Ian Huebert / David Hughes / David Lynch / Benjamin Marra / Paul Nudd / Onsmith / David Paleo / Helge Reumann / Martin Rowson / Stephen William Schudlich / David Shrigley / Ed Subitzky / Brecht Vandenbroucke
With texts by: Paul Krassner, groundbreaking editor and founder of The Realist (1958-2001), who provides a previously unpublished essay / Bob Levin offers up an excerpt from his unpublished satirical novel The Schiz / Jesse Nathan, poetry editor of the McSweeney’s Poetry Series, contributes new poetry and prose pieces / the late Michael O'Donoghue, a major creative force behind the early years of The National Lampoon and the first head-writer for Saturday Night Live (on which he appeared as "Mr. Mike") is present with a long out-of-print essay that once appeared in Spin magazine.
Also included: MEMORY OF POSADA, in which 18 illustrators/graphic artists/cartoonists respond to the work of Mexican artist J.G. Posada. The contributors are: Stéphane Blanquet / Marie-Pierre Brunel / Lilli Carré / Frédéric Coché / Sue Coe / Andrea Dezsö / D.B. Dowd / Henrick Drescher / Bill Fick / Sanya Glisic / Donald Kilpatrick III  / Peter Kuper / Jeff Ladouceur / Mats!? / Marc Brunier Mestas / David Sandlin / Mahendra Singh / Wouter Vanhaelemeesch
Print run is limited to 1000 copies.
Softcover / 136 pages / black and white / 9 x 5.75 in. / edited by Ryan Standfest / 2013