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Thursday, July 30, 2009

"...why isn't this Neely guy a superstar?"

Somehow my Google alerts missed Tucker Stone's nice review of two of my comics.

Nothing against any of the people at MoCCA, but why isn't this Neely guy a superstar? Some of the stuff that you get at MoCCA showcases this amazing level of talent obscured only by youth and inexperience, but Brilliantly Ham-Fisted is only recognizable to me as what's called a "mini-comic" because I'm buying it from Neely himself. Maybe it's because he doesn't have enough out there yet, or maybe it's because not enough people have checked out The Blot--whatever it is, it's always a great opportunity to see a cartoonist jack around with the format and release "23 comic strip poems", all of which are presented in the sort of four panel layouts you might see in a newspaper that had wider margins. Similar in tone to the idea that Yoshihiro Tatsumi described at the PEN World Voices event earlier this year (honest work in gag strip panels dealing with emotion), each of these "poems" is a scattershot attack on moment, dealing out a random Ziggy-like joke before watching a little cartoon man slam his head repeatedly against the panels that contain him. On his way out of frame, a voice calls out "I thought he'd never leave." His response? "That hurt".

I think that's the first time I've been compared to Ziggy.

He also reviews Your Disease Spread Quick. Read the whole article here.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I'm curious if anyone else out there has any tattoos based on my artwork. I'd love to see them. Please send me pictures.

This guy has a tattoo of a drawing I did of Ahab from Moby Dick.
Thanks for putting my artwork on your body forever!
It's always nice to meet another Moby Dick fanatic.
Here's the original drawing and a close-up of the tattoo.

I have more photos from the con on my flickr.


Monday, July 27, 2009

Thank you San Diego

I will miss you...

Originally uploaded by Reliable Comics
It was fun. See you next year!


Friday, July 24, 2009

Comicon Exclusives! (sure, what the hell...)

NEW: Self Indulgence mini comic
signed and numbered limited edition of 83.
All come with a personalized drawing on the cover. Yep- I'm drawing all the covers by hand. I've completed a few for you to choose from, or you can request a body part and I'll draw it on the cover of your personalized copy.

ALSO: Only 8 Moby Dick prints left!
My Moby Dick seems to be one of the most popular things I've ever drawn. This is a limited edition of 30 giclee prints.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

5 Questions from Herospy

There's a short interview with me over at Herospy.


Monday, July 20, 2009

San Diego Comic Con 2009

Me and Gonzo! (I'm the one on the right)
Here's your checklist of everything I'll have available at San Diego Comic Con this week.


The Blot
Your Disease Spread Quick
NEW Brilliantly Ham-fisted

Self Indulgence
signed and numbered edition of 83

ISIS silkscreen tour poster
Wolves in the Throne Room silkscreen tour poster
Skinwalker Beast letterpress print with watercolor
Rise Above giclee print
The Wolf giclee print
Reborn giclee print
MOBY DICK giclee print (only 8 copies left!!!)

6 Classic Horror Comic Book Covers
Kitty Pryde comic strip poster

New SKULL t-shirt
Black Metal Logo Tom Neely

I will also have some original artwork for sale and will be signing/doodling/sketching on whatever you ask. Please come by and say "hi." I'm sharing space with Sparkplug Comic Books at Booth #1531. Here's a handy map that marks all the great indie publishers. Be sure to check out the small press areas and support all the indie artists!

And please don't forget to pack your Star Wars pajamas:
awesome suits made out of sheets


Sunday, July 19, 2009

San Diego Comic Con

Here's a video I made of some of the stuff I'll have at San Diego Comic Con.

I will be joining Sparkplug Comic Books at booth 1531 with lots of new and old stuff. I have new prints, new posters, new t-shirts, newish books, and even a new super-limited edition mini comic! Please come by and see me.

Also, I'll be blogging about it all week over at the Komics Pump with David King, Michelle Borok and Dylan Williams.

UPDATE: Dylan Williams posted this handy map that shows where all the best indie stuff can be found at SDCC this week.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Upcoming Stuffffffff...

I'm super busy getting ready for San Diego Comic Con next week.
AND my first art show in Portland, OR, at Grass Hut in August.

More details coming soon.

Here's one of the paintings for the Grass Hut show:

That's my "cover" of Weird Tales of the Future #8. The original can be seen here.


Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

The best tattoo I've ever seen in my life!