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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Gin Stevens finally has a blog!

The web-challenged Gin Stevens finally has a BLOG!

He's one of my very favorite artists in the world.
He's also 25% of The Igloo Tornado.
Go visit his blog often.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I'm 34 today!

I spent the morning doing my favorite thing- drawing.
Now I'm gonna go buy myself a new record.

My friend Greg sent me this:


Thursday, February 19, 2009

"El Borrón" is Spanish for "The Blot"

I'm really happy to announce the first foreign edition of The Blot.

El Borrón was just published by Ediciones La Cúpula in Spain, who have also published Spanish editions of some of my favorite books by Robert Crumb, Blutch, Gilbert Hernandez, Charles Burns, Gabriel Bell, Dan Cowes, Kim Deitch and many more.

It looks like a French edition of The Blot will happen by the end of the year. More details on that at a later date.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

full moon over my studio


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

BEASTS! Book signing party at SHQ!

This Friday the 13th I'll be at the BEASTS! Book signing party at Secret Headquarters in Los Angeles.

I will be signing books along with many of L.A.'s best cartoonists and artists including: Levon Jihanian, Billy Reynolds, Mark Todd, Jordan Crane, Tony Millionaire, Steven Weissman, Johnny Ryan, Ron Rege Jr. and many more. I will also have limited edition letterpress prints of my Skinwalker for sale (see below).

Come on out and have a drink and get a book signed.

Beasts Book Signing
Friday, Feb. 13th
8-10 pm
Secret Headquarters
3817 W. Sunset Blvd.
L.A., CA 90026

See you there!


Monday, February 09, 2009

2008 best of...

I made a couple of Best of '08 lists for other websites.
First- my top 5 comics/graphic novels was posted along with many other cartoonists' lists at The Daily Cross Hatch.

And my top 10 albums + top 10 comics/graphic novels are posted over at the Hydra Head Records site alongside much funnier lists by their employees and bands.

Here's that list:

Top 10 albums I bought and listened to the most in 2008:
(note- a few of these were not released in 2008)
10. Ludicra - Fex Ubris, Lex Orbis
9. Mamiffer - Hirror Enniffer
8. Mission of Burma - VS. (vinyl re-release)
7. The Cool Kids - The Bake Sale
6. Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill
5. Winterfylleth - The Ghost of Herritage
4. Jesu - Why Are we Not Perfect
3. Bloodbath - The Fathomless Misery
2. Low - The Great Destroyer
1. Wolves in the Throne Room - Two Hunters Double Vinyl LP

Honorable mention goes to the most horrendous and bafflingly billiant album of 2008: Guns 'n' Roses - Chinese Democracy

Top 10 Comics and Graphic Novels of 2008:
10. Silver Surfer - In Thy Name - Drawn by Tan Eng Huat, published by Marvel
9. Ghost Rider # 24 - (continuing) - Drawn by Tan Eng Huat, published by Marvel
8. Creepy Archives Volume 1 & 2 by various artists, published by Dark Horse
7. Wormdye by Eamon Espey, published by Secret Acres
6. Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw, published by Fantagraphics
5. Freddie and Me by Mike Dawson, published by Bloomsbury
4. Sammy the Mouse by Zack Sally, published by Fantagraphics
3. Danny Dutch by David King, published by Sparkplug Comic Books
2. Capacity by Theo Ellsworth, published by Secret Acres
1. Ink Weed by Chris Wright, published by Sparkplug Comic Books

Honorable mention goes to You're Disease Spread Quick, The Melvins Comic Book by Tom Neely, published by Robotic Boot... because I did it.

Speaking of "Best of 2008"... The Blot receives a mention as the "Comic of the year 2008" over at this blog. Even though The Blot came out in 2007, the blogger says it is the best book he read in 2008.

Read the nice, glowing review of The Blot here. It's still for sale in my store.