My next zine, coming this fall, is a little anthology called PRATFALL. Yes, from the BRILLIANT MIND (i.e. me) that brought you Tablegeddon last year, comes this collection of stories by cartoonists recalling true painful and/or humiliating accidents. In this new collection of excerpts (from up top) there’s a teenage Jason Viola fooling around on a class trip to Russia, only to take his fateful PRATFALL in “Student Ambassador,” Gabrielle Gamboa has an unfortunate encounter with a cat’s sharp claws (haven’t we all?) in “Unibrow Summer,” and Aron Nels Steinke suffers a nasty poke in the eye (one of my totally least favorite type of accidents). Other PRATFALL cartoonists include Cara Bean, Tony Breed, Neil Brideau, Max Clotfelter, Kelly Froh, Becky Hawkins, Rob Kirby (that’s me), Carrie McNinch, MariNaomi, John Porcellino, Kenan Rubenstein, and Noah Van Sciver. Stay tuned for more of the exquisite pain! (Ordering info coming soon!)
When The Cruising Diaries arrived yesterday, I meant to just flip through it and read maybe one entry. However, once I opened it I couldn’t put it down until I had finished the entire damn thing. The book is Brontez Purnell’s very charming and thoroughly detailed memoir of random hook-ups and one-night stands. Each entry is outrageously illustrated by the brilliant Janelle Hessig. Janelle’s raunchy, funny drawings take the prose to another level. Together, Purnell and Hessig are a filthy, punk Thompson and Steadman. This book is absolutely hilarious! Get it from Gimmeaction.com.
Three years ago on this date, Emily Alden Foster and I got married at the Oakland Zoo in front of our friends and families. To commemorate the day and in lieu of a program, we asked our friends to contribute comics and drawings to a special wedding-day zine, to be given to attendees in lieu of a program. These are those comics, on the internet for the very first time! We love you all and are forever grateful that you took time out of your life to be part of our special day.
Credits, in order:
- Brigitte Poniewaz
- Emily Alden Foster
- Susie Cagle
- Gregg Lewis
- James Harvey
- Jennie Yim
- Alex Schubert
- Julia Sonmi Heglund
- Robert Dynamite
- Ashley Lande
There was some other stuff in the zine, including a collage of stills from our favorite Time-Life infomercial, but Tumblr only allows ten images per post.
OUR SPECIAL LIFE.
Amazeballs wedding program!
Today’s graphic novel research rabbit hole: the Hollywood hotel I would most love to have stayed at, The Garden of Allah, formerly at 8152 Sunset Blvd. See more pictures of the fabulous official model (all that remains!) here. They paved paradise and put in a parking lot.
I had some issues with David Camus’ writing on The Cigar That Fell In Love With A Pipe, but Nick Abadzis’ artwork is quite stunning. And then this wordless sequence (only partially shown) at the end really knocked my socks off.
It was sure fun to be a contributor to the upcoming Henry and Glenn forever and Ever book! You can read the first ten pages (by Tom Neely) at Spin right now.