I knew Geoffrey Holder as all 70s/80s kids knew him: as pitchman, Bond villain, Punjab. But in research for my graphic novel-in-progress, I discovered that he was primarily an Afro-Carribean and Modern dancer/choreographer of incredible beauty, grace, and power. He became the inspiration for my character Eamon, an emerging young dancer in post-war Los Angeles. R.I.P. Geoffrey.
I have work in this hilarious show, opening tonight. You will be sad if you miss it.
I am so excited that MariNaomi’s must-read article "Writing People of Color" has been published. It is chock-full of great advice from cartoonists such as Keith Knight, Yumi Sakugawa, Mare Odomo, Fred Noland, and others.
DOUBLE NICKELS FOREVER
Pre-order starts next week - $9.95 + $2.00 shipping
A drawn tribute to the Minutemen’s Double Nickels on the Dime album. 58 artists drew the 45 songs on the double LP - 182 pages of drawn econo. Featuring work from:
David Espinosa Alvarez
B. Erin Cole
Geoffrey D. Wessel
Sarah Boyts Yoder
Foreward by Marc Weidenbaum
I was delighted to contribute to this Minutemen tribute comic, coming soon!
Missing my friend Dylan, it’s been three years, I still can’t believe he’s gone. He took something with him when he left, we’ve gotta live with this void.
Fun review of PRATFALL on Optical Sloth today: “Has the theme of falling on your face/ass/other ever been the subject of a comics anthology before? I can’t think of one but it’s such a natural fit.” Thanks as always to the inimitable Kevin Bramer. We small press zine folk appreciate you very much!
PRATFALL will be on sale at SPX from awesome contributor John Porcellino (at table K14), and also-awesome contributors Jason Viola and Cara Bean will have copies at their tables (C8 & C9A). Walk very carefully - don’t trip! - over to either party to get your copy this weekend! Tell ‘em Rob K sentcha.
Check out this new anthology I contributed an embarrassing story to! In fact, it is packed with great cartoonists humiliating themselves for your reading pleasure!
My contribution to Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever, published by Microcosm Publishing. Fun, I did have.
I illustrated Eliza Factor’s great gelato-themed story in Narratively this week.
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.