Archive for January, 2010

Out Of Context

I’m fascinated by the idea of a single comics panel seen as an art object. Here’s one of mine (with Dave Gibbons on the inks and letters) that exhibits bizarre abstract qualities. From 1963 #6: THE TOMORROW SYNDICATE.

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People Have A Right To Know!

Jimmy Callaway’s been digging into my superhero comics in the ICONOGRAPHY column over at popmatters.com.

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Ever Have One Of Those Days?

From “THE TELL-TALE FART” by Bissette and Veitch, circa 1978.

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Own The Cover To GREYSHIRT: INDIGO SUNSET #1!

Here’s a lovely color I’m offering up for sale. It was the first cover from my miniseries GREYSHIRT: INDIGO SUNSET. It’s in perfect condition and I’d like to get $550 for it. If you are interested in making it your own, shoot me an e-mail.

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Dream Of Joe

I’ve been going through some original art to see what pieces I will be sending to the University of Granada comics retrospective I’ll be attending in March. Since my old teacher, Joe Kubert, will also be there, I’m going to include this dream page from RARE BIT FIENDS #10.

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Oh, My Soul

Over the last couple weeks I’ve found myself in a number on conversations with different people about the nature of the soul. The soul is one of those subjects that everyone has an opinion of but nobody really knows what the darn thing is or even if it really exists. Interestingly, I had a dream the other night in which I saw my soul! It was basically a globe with lots of geometric shapes attached that was constantly changing at a rapid rate. I’ve made a quick little black and white animation that kind of gets it across. In the dream there was an ever-changing riot of pattern and color on each of the geometric shapes. Maybe at some point I’ll do a color version of this to make it complete.

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I Was On A Reality TV Show

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In 2002 I was contacted by producers for THE DREAM TEAM WITH MICHAEL AND ANNABELLE, a reality TV show on Sci/Fi Channel that focused on people’s actual dreams. They’d found my comics on the web and asked me if I wanted to participate. As you might imagine, it was a bit surreal pitching dreams to a TV producer! This is the one they picked and it was analyzed on-air by dream by expert Michael Lennox with me connected via a phone hook-up.

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All Tied Up In Knots

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The cover to RARE BIT FIENDS #16. Ink, dies, colored pencils and gouache, 1996.

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Self Publisher Slugfest

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Roarin’ Rick goes toe-to-toe with Eddie Campbell’s Bacchus in CEREBUS #204 by Dave Sim and Gerhard. Dave’s doing me with a brush instead of his trusty croquille and it comes out a lot like Greg Irons, doesn’t it? I did the lettering for my character’s word balloons.

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A Guy Named Joe

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A faux-retro ad from the back cover of 1963 #3: TALES OF THE UNCANNY. I wrote this one (actually just a slight rewording of the original advertisement) as well as providing the artwork (which was mostly collage).

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