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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Violet Mice— looking for a band. Need Drums, Bass, Keyboard (?), and certainly a brass/woodwind section— specifically one Saxophone and one Trumpet. And HERE are the songs we’d be rehearsing.
Not exactly. Anyways, my new jam “James Dean Aurr” could be on a far out compilation done by Better Than The Van, another far out site. So, obviously you should vote for it!!! Here’s the link. There’s 174 other songs to listen to, too. You have to scroll to the bottom to find the Aurr. [...]
It’s a new day, the end of one season, soon to be the beginning of another. It’s getting colder outside, and the sun is straining to keep up with your warmth. The time for summer songs is at an end, but there’s always time for one last time, one last trip up the mountain at [...]
New mini, y’all! It’s called “Low Spark (1913-1938-1973-201?),” and it’s out, and it’s awesome (if I do say so myself). Plus, that picture of me holding a copy doesn’t really do it justice, as the copies I’m currently shifting around are fully hand-colored! WHOA! Anyways, like I said, it’s awesome. Quimby’s called it “Boss.” Boss! [...]
So, Violence, my …third? Yes, third album. Never quite got around to making a physical copy of it, so no one outside of my friends ever really got to hear it (no one outside of my friends ever hears my music, really, but instead of ‘difficult,’ it was just ‘impossible.’) It was a real shame, [...]
This is great. So remember when I said I’m playing that show on friday with my friend AJ? Well, he also writes some great songs, and I am privileged to be, now, in a band, playing his great songs with him. The band is called Videotape, and I’m sure we’ll be playing some shows in [...]
Hey everyone! Fantastic news. I’m going to be involved in a panel discussion at the upcoming Chicago Comics Symposium! Whoa! SYMPOSIUM. Anyways, here’s the scoop on that: The stubborn work ethic of Chicago’s comic scene will be explored in the first ever Chicago Comics Symposium, hosted by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago [...]
In 2006, before Violet Mice began, before I went to New Orleans, before a whole slew of life changing things went and happened and changed my life, I made an EP for my Mom’s birthday. Dubbed (naturally) The Mom EP, it had four cover songs on it. Songs that had the distinction of being songs [...]
I have forgotten to mention! I will be participating in Challenger Comic’s 24 hour Comic Book Day extravaganza this weekend, starting Saturday at 11AM. Boy howdy! That’ll be some crazy stuff no doubt. My friend Joey Jacks is also participating, so that should make it that much more pleasant! Since I’m forgoing the Fever Ray [...]
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THAT IS A) COOL and B) TRUE? Garfield in Chains, available at Quimby’s, yo.
Hey, everyone! So, as you may know, I recently published (with Lulu) the first chapter of a long long story I’m working on, called Birds & Wolves. Well, luckily for you no one but me got a copy, because it was missing a page!!!! That was my fault, but I’m here to tell you that [...]
Now available at Quimby’s is Garfield in Chains, a first volume containing 38 strips (out of a countless and ever-growing number) spanning from two years ago until now. Wow! 38 strips! Full color cover! Garfield-book shaped! Here’s a bit of backstory to it: During the week of Halloween in 1989, Jim Davis’ popular comic strip [...]