Friday, April 29, 2011
The illustrators are, in order, Bob Layzell (1), Colin Hay (2-3), Angus Mckee(4-6),
Saturday, April 23, 2011
If you're in Chicago tonight you should come check out this show. It's got a bunch of good stuff in it, not least Mark Booth (below) and Deb Sokolow (below that) who both rule. It's in Pilsen near 18th and Halsted. It's also a benefit for Open Books which might be the best bookstore in the city, and is also a non-profit promoting literacy. Curated by the coincidentally named Sara Drake and Becka Mallard.
Friday, April 22, 2011
This interview I did went up a week or so ago at The Long & Shortbox of It, a comics blog.
-Finishing Big Questions
-What you get when you cross Tintin with Daniel Higgs
-A fully painted strip I'm about to self-publish (more on that soon)
-the New Chicago Comics show that was at the MCA in January
Also blogged recently at D&Q was a deeply satisfying comparison between the upcoming, aforementioned Big Questions and Yoshihiro Tatsumi's A Drifting Life, John Porcellino's King-Cat Classix, and the Chicago Manual of Style.
And lastly, here is a post at Busy Beaver Buttons' blog about another button mural I did recently in a private residence, using about a century's worth of family photos as material.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Was recently reminded that I did an interview quite a while ago with Matt Baker from the Nashville Review. It's out. Here's an excerpt:
My parents had been in a commune in San Francisco, and before that in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia with some friends. One of them, in his travels, had discovered Tintin and Asterix, and then had his interest in comics bolstered by the underground scene in San Francisco. He had a copy of a cookbook that Crumb illustrated that I found at age six or seven. I remember being fascinated and slightly disturbed.