Entries by Violet Mice

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 […]

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  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 […]


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 […]

(Thanks, Gwyn!)

Trying out a new direction in digi-social availability (that is not a term). What I mean to say is, “follow me on twitter now,” I guess. Maybe they’ll be secrets there. Top Secrets. Topsy. Krettz. UGH.

—is a fantastic acronym. Big things this, year, yes indeed.

I don’t even want to get into how long it took to color in that album cover (it’s certainly not traced)—but suffice to say the time spent more than makes up for the outcome, no? (Panels from “The Human Condition,” Part One. Coming soon.)

For The Human Condition:

Hey guys and gals, This is a nifty little announcement. CLICK HERE. Why “click there,” you ask? Well, it’s a link to my Big Cartel page, where you can now buy my mini-comics (all except Low Spark, because I’m in the middle of putting a new batch together, y’all.) Isn’t this awesome? I’m excited. You […]

Ladies, Gentlemen, Yak Butter Statues, I present a new little collective EP, “The Goust.” It’s a Three-for-Two deal, by which I mean it’s three new Jams for Two Dollaz. Which I think is A) a pretty good deal and B) a way for me having financial confidence in how good these songs are. Here’s a […]

Mick Karn, fretless bass player extraordinaire, just died. I’m pretty bummed out by this, as anyone who has known me in the last six months will know how important the band Japan had become to me. A month or so ago (or longer? who knows), I wrote a story about why Japan really struck a […]

Everyone, while talking about The Walkmen, talked about “Angela Surf City.” I have no bone to pick with that song, it is also a great song. But what everybody kept saying was that “Angela” was going to be held up in their great song canon right up next to “The Rat.” I never quite bought […]

In this age of the internet, things like “album release” dates get very messy. So when it comes time for me to put together my “fave songs” list, I remember that “Teen Dream” “came out” last winter, when really it just leaked then, and came out in January. It’s confusing, but basically I mean for […]