(Disclaimer: Signature plates are limited in quantity and available only while supplies last. In the event that we run out, signature plates will not be backordered. Bookplates are not available separately from their respective books and are only available to individual consumers.)
A smart idea from the mind of Ray: Little books that act like arts grants.
If you make real money for a living I don't know why you wouldn't buy a Coffee Money Zine. You will get bored with your new gadgets.
From Ray: "The purchase of a CMZ pays for one month's worth of coffee, and allows me to loiter in the coffee shop from 7 - 8:30 a.m. every weekday while I practice writing. CMZ sponsors get 30 days of little drawings, some good, some not, much like my own notebooks. The concept for each one is different.
For the inaugural CMZ, the idea was to just put pencil to paper and draw, without any pre-concieved idea. Which, you know. Not always a huge success, but sometimes, fine."
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO? $22.50 - - 15 X single americanos ($1.50 after tax) $37.50 - - 15 X double americanos ($2.50 after tax) $3.85 - - - Price of single notebook $10.00 - - Shipping $73.85 total
We've put together a generous selection of our most spine-tingling horror and monster comics and, for the month of October, we're brutally slashing the prices by up to 25% off! From mildly macabre all-ages adventures to classic creepfests to down-the-rabbit-hole Lynchian nightmares, we've got your Halloween heebie-jeebies right here.
(Above: Rhea Patton's Richard Sala-inspired jack-o-lantern from last year.)
Jason T Miles pointed this out to me. I am sincerely honored to be part of the Comic Book Database but I'm way, waayyy more thrilled to have my lifelong dream realized of being cover artist for Tony Millionaire's Billy Hazelnuts!
Which isn't to take away from the fact that I was a cover artist for Peter Bagge's legendary Hate comics before I ever learned to drive, nor that I lettered the entirety of the Beasts! anthology (I bet you thought those were typefaces, didn't ya???). Internet: I love you and your, shall we say, Facts!!
* [Note to CB Database people: Please don't take this "inaccurate" information off your site. In fact, I'd really appreciate you mentioning my stint as editor of Raw magazine and co-creator of Maus.]
** [Why am I not on Wikipedia? I'm very, very important! (See CB Database).]
In Barcelona, Spain, there lives a man who seems to be a fountain of creative energy. Possibly a horse. A man or a horse who compulsively creates art with a diversity of style and intent. I find him hugely inspiring-- one of these men or horses that imbues every little scrap of paper he touches with honest-to-god life. Some of it very polished and commercial, much of it feeling dashed off in an intuitive dervish.
Sometimes it's like someone who speaks only in semaphore trying to speak braille. But my view is biased since I can't speak Spanish and his prolific art and music sites (he has five or six sites of work going at once) carry all the more mystique for their foreign language and different cultural influences. Likewise, his work is best taken as an oeuvre. Immersion tells you more than you get from trying to pick up the language piecemeal.
It's all fun. It all has a sense of humor. But there's a seriousness, a somber universe of characters with depth that underlies the work. (Right down to his weirdly anachronistic name that seems so annoyingly uncool that you're almost set up to be unamused.) I have no idea why that Black Cat series is so disturbingly funny to me but it's hilarious. Why that house collage feels so complete in its story but it does. Or why that comic page tells me so much when I'm unable to put together the linear story but it does. Mr. Ed gives comfort in understanding, not knowing.
Register and Login to receive full member benefits, including members-only special offers, commenting privileges on Flog! The Fantagraphics Blog, newsletters and special announcements via email, and stuff we haven't even thought of yet. Membership is free and spam-free, so Sign Up Today!