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PATRICK ROSENKRANZ AT PNCA
Written by Jason Miles | Filed under Patrick Rosenkranz 15 Sep 2010 2:54 PM

 Underground Comix Scholar, Patrick Rosenkranz  will be teaching an 8 week History of Comics program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Rosenkranz's contribution to the medium of comics is monumental and his class is sure to bring it. There's a lot of comics noise down in Portland, so if you're reading this and live in The City of Roses then you need to start smelling the roses and listen up! If you happen to pay sales tax and pump yer own gas then I implore you to check out the brand new The Artist Himself: A Rand Holmes Retrospective  as well as You Call This Art?! A Greg Irons Retrospective  (only a couple of copies left!) and the indispensable   Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1975 .

 Patrick Rosenkranz (L) & Peter Bagge (R)

Patrick Rosenkranz (L) & Peter Bagge  (R) 

JOIN US!!
Written by Jason Miles | Filed under Peter BaggeCCI 20 Jul 2010 9:12 AM

This Saturday at 12:00PM I'm honored to be interviewing one of my favorite cartoonists, Seattle's Peter Bagge, for the 2010 Comic-Con International (Room 3). If you happen to be a recipient of a golden ticket and are braving this year's premier comic book convention then I urge you to attend as we'll be wholesaling a satori experience in the guise of humor and loathing for all humankind! The following topics will be discussed: Delusion, Consequence, Death, Study of History, Crosshatching, Super Wackiness, Grim Mundane Reality, and more! 

SWIPE FILE
Written by Jason Miles | Filed under VIVA LA COMIX 29 Jan 2010 2:01 PM

Screen Thrills Illustrated to...

Dan Clowes to...

Frank Miller to...

TOO MANY COOKS
Written by Jason Miles | Filed under Denis The Menacecomic strips 8 Jan 2010 12:22 PM

Is Denis Kitchen legendary because he's no longer relevant? or because he wrote the ad copy?

 Worst Comics Industry Crime of  2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARTIN BLAND!
Written by Jason Miles | Filed under Fucking Nice Guy 7 Jan 2010 9:54 AM

Today, I'd like for you to join me in wishing musician (Lubricated Goat, Bloodloss, Monkeywrench) and Fantagraphics staffer MARTIN BLAND a happy birthday (pictured all the way to the right). I've learned much from Martin's fine example and he deserves all the cosmic happiness headed his way because he's a fucking nice guy.

 Martin also blogs HERE .

photo courtesy sub pop.

Comic-Con 2009: NEVER FORGET
Written by Jason Miles | Filed under comics industry 30 Jul 2009 4:00 PM

As a Comic Book Salesman at this year's Comic-Con it was impossible not to feel the crushing presence of the latest and greatest bullshit Hollywood and beyond had to offer and I'm not sure why.  Why did this year feel any different from last year, or the year before?  Maybe I've gone to one-too-many Comic-Cons thus forcing me into a downward spiral of delusion and dread?  Or maybe the mainstream acceptance sought by the comics industry at large is really a Trojan Horse?  Regardless the cause, there were far too many injustices committed at this year's Comic-Con and yes I will be pressing charges in future Flog posts.

On the other hand, as a Long Box Cretin this year's Comic-Con was unquestionably winsome!  Thanks to the lack of Back Issue Fiends I had plenty of elbow room to find great deals (Herbie #12 for $2 are you crazy!?!) and the lack of competition for elusive issues of weird olde comics was a very welcomed change.

VIVA LA COMIX
Written by Jason Miles | Filed under VIVA LA COMIX 21 Jul 2009 12:22 PM
"I had a terrific sable brush working for me that week so I was able to do some fine feathering on his bald head and arm hair."

 Sigh... music to my ears.

VIVA LA COMIX
Written by Jason Miles | Filed under VIVA LA COMIXBill GriffithAl Floogleman 17 Jul 2009 12:33 PM

From ARCADE #4 , winter 1975, edited Al Floogleman & Griffy

"Your violent thrashings stir me.  From where are you people pulling the energy?  It's a great trick, awareness and buoyancy.  Yours is still the art 'that knows not its name,' down and dangerous, some of the only art around still life-impelled beyond its theory (that's decadence).  There's a lot of dada ghosts riding their hopes on you; stay as unregenerate as you are."

 - Ken Jacobs 

 

Six years ago I believed the above quote was just as relevant in 2003 as it probably was in 1975 to what was once commonly refered to as "Underground Comix" and then later commonly referred to as "Alternative Comics." 

NEVER ENOUGH BASIL
Written by Jason Miles | Filed under Basil Wolverton 14 Jul 2009 1:40 PM

He endures...

AMEN!
Written by Jason Miles | Filed under eventsBasil Wolverton 31 Mar 2009 10:45 AM

If you happen to be in Los Angeles this Friday, April 3rd I highly recommend you run on over to Katie Vonderheide and Christopher Gere's SYNCHRONICITY SPACE  for a spiritual experience!

 


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