Entries by Violet Mice
Trubble Club has launched The Infinite Corpse. The Infinite Corpse is a collaborative cyber-comic experience. It truly has no end. Here are the official words of The Infinite Corpse: The Infinite Corpse is an online collaborative comic that is open to everyone in the world who makes or wants to make comics. We are particularly [...]
Recently, my chum Joe Tallarico asked me to participate in Lumpen‘s Comics Issue, the last of which came out in the mid-90s. I’d like to say that it goes without saying what a wild honor to be a part of this. Especially when you see the lineup! Before I take up your entire screen with [...]
I recently made the above image for Girls Rock! Chicago. It was done under the auspices of “Hey, Ian, can you do something for me by tomorrow?” And despite this, and having other things like “life” getting in the way, I think it came out quite well.
In case you are worried that I spend my time doing nothing (aside from listening to “Low” on repeat and watching Jon Pertwee-era Doctor Who), I am here to prove you wrong: I’ve been working on a few different comic projects, some of which I have remarked on below (Happiness #3, Under Ice: Kate Bush [...]
Remember when there was a T-Shirt with my name on it? Now there is a T-Shirt for my other band, VIDEOTAPE. But get this, y’all. This one was designed by ME! I’m pretty excited about how it looks! It’s only available for ONE WEEK, so… GRAB ONE TODAY. Love, ian
In case you all believe that I don’t do anything, I’m here, now, to prove you wrong. Recently, I’ve been working on little small stories, in an attempt to keep the longer, more daunting projects I have gestating fresh. One of these things is a Kate Bush Zine, edited by my friend Krystal DiFronzo. I [...]
If it isn’t known by all of you, Old Friend of Mine Lyra Hill, just over a year ago, put together a “performative comix reading” entitled BRAIN FRAME. I read at that performance, and also found it to be quite sterling (as did pretty much everyone in attendance). But since then BRAIN FRAME has grown [...]
Recall, friends, that this week (for only three more days!) you can purchase a super limited edition IAN t-shirt designed by Ben Bertin from TOURTOISETEE.COM. I’m going to add that one of the fabu things about this brand new site is that for every T-Shirt purchase, Ben Bertin recieves two dollars, and for every two [...]
HELLO FRIENDS! An old friend of mine, Joey Jacks, has started a new website called Tourtoise Tee. On this site, a musical group is paired with an artist to create a super limited edition screenprinted shirt! AND, my other dear friend Ben Bertin is the first artist to be chosen for this! AAAANNNDDD the first [...]
New EP here. Listen to it below, or click through to purchase/download. “The Only Gay Bar in Carbondale” is, for the time being, free of charge.
It’s here, it’s coming soon, it’s here. IT WILL BE HERE, HOW ABOUT THAT. Making it’s GRAND DEBUT at CAKE, the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo. Here are the deets: Columbia College’s Ludington Building 1104 S Wabash, Chicago, Illinois Saturday & Sunday 11am – 6pm Free and Open to the Public! And more teasings of The [...]
Neil Brideau and Sam Sharpe, two outstanding individuals, have put together a free comic book anthology that I’m included in. This is a link to Neil’s site, where he does a much better job of hyping you up for it than I am. Suffice to say, there are some REALLY AMAZING CARTOONISTS doing REALLY AMAZING [...]
Modern Music by IAN
CHROMAZOID is a comics anthology/mixtape that I am a double contributor to. It is newly released, and absolutely essential. There will be a release party in the near future that will (among other fab things) include the Return of Violet Mice. Poster by Lyra Hill. Please attend:
The future of wilderness/creativity. CHROMAZOID speaks to you. My old, dear friend Lale Westvind is putting together an ANTHOLOGY/MIXTAPE called “Chromazoid.” I’m contributing to both the Anthology and the mixtape, which means if you’re looking at this site, you probably have fair interest in both. It’s the mix that makes Chromazoid so exciting. Comics and [...]
Hey! I’ve started a new and great project that I want you all to join me on! It’s called “Think of a Roulette Wheel,” and it’s about the television show “Sliders.” HERE IS THE LINK. Read up! Learn about the multiverse!
That I’m writing for One Week // One Band this week? Naturally, I’m writing about David Bowie in the 1990s. Today is Black Tie, White Noise day!
HERE is a link to the info you need to BE THERE.
HEY! So I’m playing this show, right. I really think you guys should go. Like it says, there it’s on Thursday, around 10. There’s free pizza! Which means you should come early, and hungry, because we all know how quickly pizza disappears! Violet Mice is going to play! We’re going to really bring it (we’ve [...]
PLAYING A SHOW SO GO TO IT.
Look, I’ve been bad, I’ve been constantly neglecting to tell you that I put out an album: It’s called Burque Spirit, and you can listen to it in this thing below: Burque Spirit by Violet Mice I’ve already written a pretty good introductory blurb for it, so I’ll just put that here: Instead of just [...]
A new single! Down On Crow! From that Burque Spirit album I keep talking about! It’s coming out really soon! Look: Listen: Down On Crow by Violet Mice
Yes, it’s true. The beginning of a new and fantastic adventure. It’s available now, certainly at Quimby’s in Chicago, where I’ve just dropped them off. But also from me— either in person or by some sort of way I’ll work out. I think the best way is probably going to be PayPal, though if anyone [...]