Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Magic Whistle

In the letters section of Peter Bagge's Hate #12, 1993, Sam Henderson makes a suggestion.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Sketchbook Saturday

Just some old doodles.

Don Martin

From the collection, "Burning MAD" a MAD Magazine paperback from 1975.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Josh Alan Friedman and Drew Friedman

These panels are originally from Raw #1, The Graphix Magazine of Postponed Suicides. My copy is from the Read Yourself Raw compilation from 1987. You really owe it to yourself to seek out this comic by the Friedman duo, as it is arguably the most blistering satire on race relations in America.

From the collection

Crumb's Despair from Last gasp, 1983. I changed it a little to fit the times...

Friday, July 04, 2014

Freedoom


Welcome Crooks and Liars readers (thanks Batocchio!) These are a couple of pages (I added the top image to the post for a little continuity) from my graphic novel The Boy With The Spyrograph Eyes.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Wild Party


"Several years after falling in love with the poem, I met William Burroughs. The conversation didn't catch fire until, somehow, I asked if he'd ever heard of The Wild Party. Burroughs had first read the book in 1938, when he was a graduate student at Harvard. He hadn't seen it in over thirty years. "The Wild Party?" he mused."...It's the book that made me want to be a writer." His eyes unfocused and he began to recite, in a twanging drawl:
"Queenie was a blond, and her age stood still,
And she danced twice a day in vaudeville."
He went on for awhile, as if he could conjure up the whole poem from memory, all the way to the abrupt last lines:
"The door swung open and the cops rushed in."

Art Spiegelman from the introduction to his illustrated edition of Joseph Moncure March's The Wild Party