Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hello Mome 17, Goodbye Mome

In Issue 17 of Fantagraphics' anthology Mome, Life with Mr. Dangerous will conclude in a thirty-one page installment (two pages of which is below). For this issue housing the end of the story (and my tenure at Mome), I drew the cover (above) and the back cover.

A million thanks to editor Eric Reynolds for not murdering me as the installments for this book trickled in over the past few years. It's been great being a part of Mome, and I'll be looking forward to future issues.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Carré's Moving Water Man and Friends

From Lilli Carré's excellent blog, Kettle of Fish. Visit immediately to see her various animated creations and works in progress, including her recent, superb poster for the Chicago Underground Film Festival.

Toluca Talk and Weakness

A civic round table from the reliable urine-catalyst Patton Oswalt. If you haven't already, be sure to pick up/download his new album, My Weakness is Strong, which offers another installment from his always brilliant wordsmithing as well as cover artwork from Chicago's own Ivan Burnetti.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

SPX-less, More Tour Dates

Just a general announcement: while All and Sundry will be at SPX, I will not. In light of the upcoming tour schedule and the fact that I'll be appearing in the Baltimore area in November, I won't be making the trek down in September.

Count me jealous of all the incredible mini-comics and silk-screened wonders you'll be finding if you attend, and hopefully I'll see you at our Baltimore event at Atomic or one of the other tour dates (which I hope to be posting soon).

Friday, September 4, 2009

Jarvis and Murakami Brand Animation

I just finished watching this (above) new video by one of my favorite artists, James Jarvis, and the video – conceived by Jarvis and sponsored by Nike – reminded me of those relatively rare examples of artists teaming up with corporations to make projects that end up being undeniably personal. Specifically Jarvis' video reminded me of this Louis Vuitton video by Takashi Murakami that I saw while walking by one of their stores in Berlin.