Outside 3 of 3 by Warren Craghead
The Desk by Leslie Stein
Teen Creeps 5 by Charles Forsman
Blood Visions 3 by Zach Worton
Dumpling King 4 by Alex Kim
Robert Clough is one of the more generous comic critics out there. He literally takes the time to review anything you send him and he’s made a big difference in the lives of the little-guy cartoonists of us out there who are just beginning to crawl into the comics community. Well He’s in need of a bit of help to keep his work afloat. If you have a few spare minutes and a few spare dollars, I encourage you to toss this guy some. Let’s help keep this guy free to read and review our comics. Reblog if you can.
Charles Forsman is one of the greatest comic book artists out there. He is the publisher of Oily Comics and if you don’t already, you should be subscribing to his monthly comic book shipment, which includes the all new ‘Teen Creeps’. The subscription ships the latest mini comics from some wonderful creators published in a small black and white format.
The best selling TEOTFW original put out by Oily, has been published by Fantagraphics and is soon to be followed by ‘Celebrated Summer’.
Chuck also created Snake Oil and issue 7 has just been reprinted as a 2 colour Riso. If you have not entered the world of ‘Witchzard’ now is the perfect opportunity!
Happy Turkey Day, and Happy 25 years to Mystery Science Theater 3000
I almost cried when I saw this on thursday night.
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Subscribe to receive all four (4!) issues of Frontier in 2014. This flat fee includes:
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Frontier is a quarterly art and comics monograph series, with each issue highlighting the exciting and challenging new work by a single artist. The printing and look of each issue will change to match the style of art.
OUR 2014 ISSUES:
Frontier #3: Sascha Hommer: Feb 2014
The next issue collects three comics by German cartoonist Sascha Hommer, marking his first English-language publication. Sascha’s comics marry geometric settings, familiar (but alien) cartoony figurines, and heavy tones, summoning an image of Charles Burns and Charles Schultz hanging out in Yuichi Yokoyama’s living room. You don’t know his name yet, but that will change soon.
Translated by Drawn & Quarterly’s talented translator, and hand-lettered by Sascha himself. 32 pages, color and b&w.
Frontier #4: Ping Zhu: April/May 2014
A monograph featuring new work of Brooklyn illustrator Ping Zhu! Ping is an extremely talented and versatile illustrator with an astounding sense of color and figures, as well as the creator of Ugly Drawings Tumblr. Her illustrations and paintings have been seen in the New York Times, New Yorker, Pushkin Press, and Nobrow Press. Check out Ping’s site for more! 32 pages, color.
Frontier #5: Sam Alden: September 2014
Sam is one of the most interesting new voices in comics of recent memory, creating kinetic stories that often mix nostalgia and challenging topics with formal / visual experimentation. Frontier #5: Sam Alden will featuring a brand new comic from this rising cartoonist wunderkind. 32 pages, Risograph-printed.
Frontier #6: TBA: November 2014
The artist will be announced in early 2014!
President X Marches On!
My latest comic, President X got a very positive review from Rob Clough today, which prompted my publisher Sean Knickerbocker to say some nice things about my comics as well. You can purchase it here,
Also, follow Casey’s tumblr, he’s a funny dude.
Q:Whenever I attempt a more long form comic story, I quickly become disheartened, insecure, and frustrated by it for one reason or another. Does this ever happen to you? If so, how do you deal with negative feelings about the quality of your work?
i have predominantly negative feelings about most of my work, so i just try to make the next thing i do better than the last thing. i feel like it’s important to be dissatisfied with everything you’re working on because it means you’re straining yourself. if things start coming easily to you or you are too much in your comfort zone, you are possibly being boring and drawing something shitty.
so i guess i’m saying, negative feelings about the quality of your work are essential, and you shouldn’t think of them as something you should get rid of. (i don’t know if that is at all helpful.)
i also think you should feel comfortable working on shorter pieces if the long form stuff isn’t coming organically. maybe the long form stuff isn’t for you right now. a lot of my favourite authors exclusively write short fiction …
i find it’s helpful to give myself a lot of room to improvise when working on longer stories (kid mafia, sticks angelica, ant colony, elizabeth of canada, leather space man) so if i ever feel stuck some place, it’s easy to veer off into some other new thing for a while.
also, don’t worry about throwing out stuff that isn’t working, that’s a good thing to do and a good impulse to have. there’s no prize at the finish line for sticking with something you’re only half invested in.
(incomplete, in no particular order)
CHARLES FORSMAN for THE END OF THE FUCKING WORLD…