Just added to the illustration gallery: a cover design for what was to be a split LP by Transmuteo and Duck Dive. Then something happened to Duck Dive, etc etc, and the cover wound up not being used/usable. Oh well.
This week, I’m running “Pink Meteor,” which originally ran in the second all-silkscreen issue of Paping. It’s six (or three) pages long: there are three prints on paper, each with a mylar overlay that reveals hidden information, or advances the story forward, or both. Here’s a picture of the thing in action:
Anyway, the Paping book’s all sold out, and the show in Minneapolis where the prints were showing ended last spring, so here it is. Maybe someday I’ll figure out how to make a page-flip thing work with Comicpress, but for now the images will be stacked on top of one another. Scroll down to your heart’s content.
- (Anchor symbol) was originally drawn for the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society’s third book in Fall 2008. The cosmos brought its indifferent, grotesque machinery to bear on the book’s production, or whatever, and so by the time the book came out last summer, I’d wound up getting divorced, moving to New York from Philadelphia, moving back to Philadelphia and getting married again. I still haven’t gotten around to collecting my contributor copies.
- These things happen, sometimes; another anthology I did a story for had to be permanently shelved when the person who’d silkscreened the covers was arrested, and the covers were discarded along with the rest of the contents of the printer’s apartment.
- Initial sketches for this story were posted here:
- I used the original sailor-man outfit for DC’s The Tattooed Man, because it’s way better. Technically, he’s only supposed to be able to bring his tattoos to life, but it seems like a waste for a character who could theoretically literalize any representational image to be confined to tattoos. Also, it seems like a waste for him to be narratively confined to robbing banks or whatever the hell Green Lantern was always trying to stop him from doing. But this is why I’m not a superhero writer/artist, I guess, and why it is I do whatever the hell it is I do.
This week: The Omega Dome, a short story for the 4th issue of Sean McCarthy’s See How Pretty, See How Smart. The theme for this issue was “Scatology and Eschatology.” Hope you like watching me try to hit those two targets simultaneously.
This week’s comic is “Salt Lick,” which originally appeared in the 2007 FLUKE anthology, edited by Drew Weing.
After the year my parents raised three cows, we left a chunk of their salt lick in the field that sat below our house, between us and the river. One day I noticed that some animal, maybe more than one animal, had urinated on it. Animals: I understand the concept of territorial urination, but does this not defeat the purpose of a salt lick?*
*Maybe it was our dog that did it. He was a good dog, but there was a lot he didn’t understand.