Monday, May 4, 2009

Chris Ware Animations

Hey fellas, I don't know if anyone's still checking up on the blog here but I thought I'd share some of Chris Ware's surprisingly funny animations from This American Life.

Quimby The Mouse

First up, it's a QUIMBY THE MOUSE adventure set to an Andrew Bird song (who apparently like every other comic artist this year is into because they all can't SHUT UP about him!). A good tune and a snappy animation of one of Ware's older, more experimental, and much much weirder characters -- Quimby, a mouse, who is in love with a cat head. Mmm-hmm. It's in HD!

And one of Chris Ware's more illustrative animations bringing a little somethin' somethin' to a couple's dueling memories during the second season of This American Life:



Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Free Comic Book Day!

As some of you might know, this Saturday (May 2) is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! As the name implies, comics shops are giving away select issues of comics for free. According to both MODERN MYTHS and BOB'S HOBBIES II:COMICS & MORE in Northhampton and MAIN VEIN COMICS COLLECTIBLES & CREEPY STUFF in Greenfield are participating. As college students and comics enthusiasts we it is our duty to pursue such free stuff. So get to it!

Also, Modern Myths hosts other events which may interest you. Namely,
Western Mass Comics Creators Group, where local comics authors (professional and amateur) gather to share tips and critiques. This happens the first Tuesday of every months. Next meeting: MAY 5TH, 7:00PM! They also host a book club and plenty of gaming events.

See you there!


Thursday, March 26, 2009

If you return before you go

Please forgive the back-to-back posts. Hopefully this inspires some people.

Kenneth Patchen was not in the business of making graphic novels. He was, however, a supremely talented painter and poet. I am not an expert on the term, but I'm pretty sure that a book of painting-poems would sort of loosely constitute a graphic novel

I hope.


Oh yeah!

This is ridiculous.

Alan Moore and Peter Bagge re-imagine the Kool-Aid man as an outlaw writer. It is really, really rad.

Peter Bagge is the guy behind HATE comics, which are also worth checking out. Especially for those of us with soft spots for greasy drunks living in squalor.


Sunday, March 22, 2009


I've posted the first six pages of the little Watchmen comic I've been doing. I'll be uploading more pages when I have time. You can find the first page here:
Follow the links in the "Artist's Comments" box for subsequent pages.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Saturday Morning Watchmen - Lindsey

If "Watchmen" had been made into an extremely 80s cartoon, it would've probably looked something like this. (Don't let the fact it's on Newgrounds worry you. ;) )

I'm kind of embarassed at how many times I've watched this since I found it earlier tonight.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Cartoon History of EVERYTHING

Do you need something unspeakably complicated translated into Basic Sarcasm? It's not a big deal. Larry Gonick has probably already written a dictionary-sized comic about it for you. Check out his website here and view some pages of each of his galaxy of books:

larry gonick
(panel from "The Cartoon History Of The Universe: Volume I," click to embiggin)

He's got a new daily Peanuts-sort-of-thing going on over at the Discovery Channel's website if you're interested in that sort of thing as well:

This guy's one of my absolute favorites for explaining things in any medium, and has thoroughly warped my childhood. :D Enjoy!