Jesse Marsh | HiLobrow

I can pretty much leave (as in “take it or leave it”) all golden/silver/bronze/whatever-the-hell comics, but damn I love Jesse Marsh’s work. Here’s a short appreciation by Gary Panter.

2 days ago

Comics Workbook Magazine Submissions Guidelines

madinkbeard:

madinkbeard:

comicsworkbook:

Full submissions guidelines for Comics Workbook Magazine are now online (click through and scroll down). To be clear, this is ONLY for the print magazine – the Tumblr is not taking submissions at this time. These formal guidelines should have gone up sooner, as we have always been open to new writers. We apologize for the oversight. Please let us know if anything is unclear.

- Andrew White and Zach Mason

They published me, so you know they have a low bar! Submit away.

Edit: Ok, I lied. It was actually because I know one of the editors. That’s the only real way to get published, isn’t it?

Ok, I wasn’t attempting to insult Comics Workbook or the editors or anything (I enjoy the magazine and the blog more than most comic magazines or blogs/tumblrs I read). Just being a little self-deprecating about my own work and, honestly, truly, I have almost literally only been published or gotten into shows via an acquaintance with the people publishing or curating.

2 days ago - 35

Comics Workbook Magazine Submissions Guidelines

madinkbeard:

comicsworkbook:

Full submissions guidelines for Comics Workbook Magazine are now online (click through and scroll down). To be clear, this is ONLY for the print magazine – the Tumblr is not taking submissions at this time. These formal guidelines should have gone up sooner, as we have always been open to new writers. We apologize for the oversight. Please let us know if anything is unclear.

- Andrew White and Zach Mason

They published me, so you know they have a low bar! Submit away.

Edit: Ok, I lied. It was actually because I know one of the editors. That’s the only real way to get published, isn’t it?

2 days ago - 35

Twombly Graphite drawings | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Rights issues mean that these images are ultra-super tiny, so not worth reposting here. But check out these great little Twombly drawings (results 2 - 15), like a whole series of abstract comics.

3 days ago - 3

Root Hog or Die - The John Porcellino/King-Cat documentary by Dan Stafford — Kickstarter

Well of course I’m supporting this.

5 days ago - 3
Twombly’s palazzo.

Wondering what that painting on the mantle is, doesn’t look like one of Twombly’s.

(via CY TWOMBLY 1966 – 032c Workshop)

Twombly’s palazzo.

Wondering what that painting on the mantle is, doesn’t look like one of Twombly’s.

(via CY TWOMBLY 1966 – 032c Workshop)

Mini-Review: Blade of the Immortal

I read 6 volumes (because the first couple volumes of a manga are usually sub-par for long series, and I picked them up used with some Powell’s credit) and while the artwork is stylistically very pretty (the use of pencil is interesting for a manga), I didn’t find myself wanting to keep reading it. The characters are all pretty annoying (and often I had trouble figuring out who was who). The fight scenes are often confusing in a bad way (I can appreciate confusing fight scenes when the confusing is being conveyed as an element integral to the chaos of a quick fight, but not when it seems like the artist just isn’t really doing a good job). The story is too gory and waffles about its morality a bit in a “have your cake and eat it too” way that isn’t successful (unlike, say Vagabond which I think is more successful and deep on such things). I also felt like there was not much to the setting, no sense of place beyond the general time period and country.

Guess I’ll just go back and read Lone Wolf or Vagabond if I want something in this genre (or rewatch Seven Samurai), and really, why would I need more.

High-Low: Brit Comics; Sean Azzopardi, Oliver East

olivereast:

Rob Clough off of High Low writes a nice review of The Homesick Truant’s Cumbrian Yarn 1.

He brings attention to two things I’ve worked especially hard on: the grid and my writing.  So I’m pleased with that.

The writing is definitely something I’ve noticed in the new series. In a positive way, I mean. If you few followers haven’t been following Oliver’s new series you should give it a try. I just got the 5th one in the mail, he is cranking these out and they are really good overall and each one has a a couple spreads that just make me stop in my tracks (to admire).

1 week ago - 7
snubpollard:

Guess which special boy has an Appleseed spinoff on the stands today! It’s the creator of Sexy Voice and Robo, running the game in Kodansha’s monthly Morning 2, starting now.
(Appleseed α, Iou Kuroda)

I would read that. I miss Appleseed.

snubpollard:

Guess which special boy has an Appleseed spinoff on the stands today! It’s the creator of Sexy Voice and Robo, running the game in Kodansha’s monthly Morning 2, starting now.

(Appleseed α, Iou Kuroda)

I would read that. I miss Appleseed.

Abstract D&D mapping by Patrick Stuart. One step away from abstract comics. (via False Machine: Veins Large Scale Mapping 2)

Abstract D&D mapping by Patrick Stuart. One step away from abstract comics. (via False Machine: Veins Large Scale Mapping 2)

Someone should but this one, so I don’t. (via Buy : Aidan Koch)

Someone should but this one, so I don’t. (via Buy : Aidan Koch)