Recently I decided that I would stick with these ’25′ images until I’d done 52 – one a week for a year before binding them into a little book. I’m already a quarter of the way there!
Archive for September, 2010
The Couscous Collective makes a lot of stuff, mostly comics, but also prints, engravings, scarves, profanity-riddled screenplays, and food. Lots of food. Since Andrew and I got a house in Berkeley, Sunday dinners have become a regular feature in the Couscous meeting schedule. This past Sunday, we embarked on one of our greatest dinner projects yet: beer-can chicken, the boozy queen of the barbecue. Keep reading for intense Southern-style culinary action and a bunch of pictures of chicken.
I admit that when I first started this project my biggest worry was that everyone would have jobs that were too similar and make for an endlessly boring stream of images. Instead there’s been a wide and rather surprising range, even among my friends who are mostly involved in the same types of jobs these days.
In July the 5th issue of the Grove Review was published. The reason this is such an important event to me is that I’m in it! A couple days ago I opened up my mailbox to find two copies waiting for me.
There are three images of mine in the magazine along with a host of other artwork and of course writing- it is after all ‘a literary journal’. I know that I am very much enjoying my copy and definitely recommend it to everyone.
It’s a great feeling to see your work published in a magazine. The staff of the Grove was fantastic and I’d love to work with them again if the opportunity ever arises. I am sincerely grateful to my good friend Gregory Randolph, who suggested I submit my work in the first place and offered a great deal of encouragement.
Oh, Tesla. How does this even happen?
The latest storyline, “Come Swing from My Branches,” starts today at skin-horse.com. Check it out!
In case I haven’t mentioned it recently, I’ve got a book coming out next month. It’s my first, not counting mini-comics, comic books, magazine articles, etc., and there’s something extra-exciting about having my name on the front cover of a real hardcover from a real publisher. The book is The Looney Tunes Treasury, and you can pre-order it from Amazon.com here.
And if you want to see what it looks like, I got a copy hand-delivered to me by my editor this morning:
Me reading through the book:
The front cover:
The start of my intro:
Title page (probably where I’ll be SIGNING these. Wow!):
Bound-in Porky Pig comic reproduction:
Bound-in folder containing replica “Rabbit Hood” script pages:
Nice double-page “What’s Opera, Doc?” spread:
My editor’s great, and it was really easy working with the publisher, who went along with a lot more of my suggestions than I’d have predicted as a first-time author.
Please check it out when it hits bookstores next month, and please spread the word to any friends and colleagues who enjoy Looney Tunes. This will be a great holiday gift, and the more copies you buy, the more likely I’ll get to do additional projects with these guys in the future. We’re already talking about a few possibilities, any one of which will be really cool.
Th-th-that’s all…for now, folks!
It just doesn’t seem to get any less interesting talking to people about what they were doing with their lives at 25. I’m sure I could have picked nearly any age arbitrarily and been fascinated by the results, but 25 sure seems to be an interesting year for people.