You sit on the bench while Tom guards the door and Katy sits on your aunt’s desk, ankles crossed, between two pincushions shaped like vegetables that flank her like soldiers.
"Over the next month, Book Culture is proud to be hosting two (two!) events in conjunction with our favorite radical publisher, OR Books, the first with (in)famous editor/writer Gordon Lish and the second with Jewish anti-Zionist provocateur Norman Finkelstein.”
Hey y’all my publisher is pretty great and you should know about these events, and about the generally ace stuff they publish also
A couple only have eyes for each other at a Beatles concert in Wigan, 13 October 1964.
why is this so magical
One of the illustrations for THE BLACK EMERALD, coming this September to an E-MERCHANT of your choice. This is probably still technically in progress. There’s a flyer for a band called DRAKEE in it
As You Were #3. This is our best issue yet. 112 pages of new comics from 28 of our favorite artists. I can’t wait for you to see it. April 15th.
Hey hey! I’m in this! Even if you didn’t like my comic very much you should pick up a copy of As You Were #3! It’s full of amazing people and I can’t wait to get my own grubby little hands on it.
I got a copy of #2 at STAPLE! in Austin in March and IT’S PRETTY GREAT and y’all should check this out as well as other fine products from the Silver Sprocket empire!
All comics descend into role-playing eventually / I remember reading FoxTrot as a kid and seeing all the strips where Jason and Marcus play D&D, the weird little micron renderings of the d4 and d12 in that crazy hieroglyphics perspective of Bill Amend’s, and it looked so fun and I used to wish I could find pals to play this magical game with, somehow these emotions were relevant to the production of this comic / I wish I had the wherewithal to do things like “flashbacks” so as to reveal exactly how Mona first got into this game because I kind of have to believe she’s 100 percent indifferent to its actual rules
Here is a sketch comic I made called Ducks, in five parts.
Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008. It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there. It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them. A larger work gets talked about from time to time. It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories. Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans. Thank you for taking the time to read it.
I love this not merely because it looks great but because it’s about (1) how complicated everything is, which we need more stories about, we need less aggregate clarity, and (2) how every evil in the world is something someone probably ultimately okay is complicit in and actively supporting