Monthly Archive for May, 2011

Spring Con 2011: The Pictures

Spring Con 2011

Clockwise from top-left: Noah Van Sciver, Iron Man, Spider-Man, José Luis García-López

Spring Con 2011. This was the wrong comics show for the kinds of comics I make. Most of the attendees ignored my books (or the books of other creators of not interested in what passes as mainstream in comics). And, yet… I left the show tired but giddy… a pile of mid-80′s comics (from one of the many $.25 boxes) under one arm, an original José Luis García-López page in the other and Noah Van Sciver’s new mini (published by 2D Cloud and printed by Zak Sally) in my back pocket. I took a few pictures too.

Spring Con 2011

I’ll be attending Spring Con this weekend. It’s held at the historic St. Paul State Fair grounds. It’s a treat to see the desolate grounds off season. I’ll have all the Uncivilized Books stuff and will be sharing the table with Dan Wieken. Stop by and say hello.

Graham Didn’t Know

Pics from Sweat Stains, Beer, And Cigarettes

by bill hauser

I was digging around in iPhoto for something and I found a few pics from the closing party to the Sweat Stains, Beer, And Cigarettes show from a few weeks back. I promptly uploaded them to Flickr. My big discovery of the show was the art of Bill Hauser. He works primarily as an illustrator and creates a ton of cover art for a variety of bands. I really like his old school, cartoony take on horror… and he has the chops to pull it off very well. I also really like his hand-made typography. Again, it’s cartoony, but the type is always tight, well arranged, with interesting letter forms.  More Pics here.

A Short Q&A

ransom strange by tom kaczynski

I forgot to link to this shot Q&A conducted by the fine folks at 2D Cloud. It’s part of their gargantuan effort to interview every contributor to Good Minnesotan #4. If you’ve seen that little book… you know there are a LOT of them. My contribution was a short Ranson Strange story. Check it out here… if you can find it on the page.

Elisabeth Sladen

 

elisabeth sladen by tom kaczynski

AKA Sarah Jane Smith

Soccer Nostalgia

When I was a kid in Poland I was a big Soccer fan. I loved watching the game, and I loved playing it even more. When I moved to the USA Soccer fell quickly fell off my radar. I was filled with a nostalgic thrill when The Green Soccer Journal asked me to contribute an illustration. The above is the final result. See the illustration in context here.

TCAF

I’m about to hop in a car with Zak Sally and drive to Toronto for TCAF. Please come to check out some new mini-comics from me, Gabrielle Bell, Jon Lewis and Dan Wieken (Me & Zak will be camped out at table 116).

On Sunday I’m also going to be participating in a panel on Print Culture (1:15 – 2:00). The panel will be moderated by Zak and will also include John Porcellino and Dylan Williams! See you in Toronto!