Today’s graphic novel research rabbit-hole: the proto-hippies and health foodies of 1940’s Los Angeles.
Date Palms, Oranges, and Other Stuffs, graphite and watercolor on paper, 7.5” x 5.5” - made for the Paper Farm exhibit at the Orange County (California) Great Park.
I adore vintage wood phone booths, so of course they will be appearing in Available Light. Check out these images of NYC’s last surviving vintage phone booths.
Graphic novel research rabbit hole: West Adams nightclubs and restaurants of the 1940’s.
Miss Lonelyhearts is going on hiatus while I complete my original graphic novel, Available Light. In the meantime, you can revisit the story so far by ordering your very own copies of issues #1 & #2 in my Etsy shop. Thanks for reading!
I love this portrait of me by the wonderful Jess Ruliffson. If you are near NYC, go see her solo exhibition of portraits of 100 cartoonists on Saturday, February 1 at LaunchPad Brooklyn. Robyn Chapman’s Paper Rocket Minicomics will also be publishing a collection of 50 of the best.
The comic anthology I edited, TABLEGEDDON, made the great Rob Clough’s Best of 2013 list, in the Short Form Comics category. We’re #42 out of 50 titles. With so many fantastic comics on his list (Zebadiah, Household, Hungry Bottom Comics: 2 Fags 2 Furious, Viewotron, Gorilla World, Powdered Milk, etc, etc, etc) this is an honor. The “competition” (as it were) was fierce. Thanks once again to Mr. Clough, aka Robbie C.
Again, I am thrilled to be a contributor to this awesome anthology.
The offices of Metal Hurlant: photos from the early 80s
1. Writer/director Alejandro Jodorowskwy, journalist Philippe Manœuvre, writer and Hurlant co-founder Jean-Pierre Dionnet, and writer/editor/game designer Pierre Rosenthal
2. 3. Two great shots of Jean-Pierre Dionnet, looking like Crumb’s identical twin.
4. Hurlant co-founder and cartoonist, Philippe Druillet, best known for his Lone Sloane series.
5. Hugo Pratt, legendary cartoonist and creator of Corto Maltese
6. Paul Gillon, cartoonist and illustrator of the Lost in Time series, written by Jean-Claude Forest
7. Yves Chaland, creator of the popular Freddy Lombard series, prolific cartoonist, and colorist(notably coloring the initial chapters of Moebius & Jodorowsky’s The Incal)
8. Chaland’s work-in-progress artwork
9. Olivia Clavel, cartoonist and co-founder of the Bazooka Groupe
10. Pascal Guichard and(I think?) Isabelle Morin, editing an issue.