Happy New Year, Everyone!
If you're ever on the Yahoo Home Page, you'll notice in the upper right hand corner is a list of topics and people that are 'Trending Now.' Sometimes whatever 'Trending Now' algorithm Yahoo uses will come up with some, shall we say, interesting juxtapositions. Often these juxtapositions would make pretty great movies. Here is the latest:
I'd pay to see that. Wouldn't you?
Howdy Folks... Last night was the Toronto Launch of NewTown and it was tons of fun! (more...)
For those who don't know, I love comics. My Grampa Jim (who also loved comics) bought me my very first comic and it was Game On from then on.
In high school I met two guys who made their own comics, which blew my mind. What? You could just write and draw and print your own comics? And you say there are thousands of people around the world doing this? I grabbed a pen, bought some bristol board, a paper cutter & a long-arm stapler and started making my own comics. This love of DIY culture has stayed with me, leading me to publish some of my own books and also leading to my current editing gig with Broken Pencil Magazine, The Magazine of Zine Culture & The Independent Arts.
Aside from my sketchbook, I haven't drawn any comics for two years now. The last one I did was a promotional mini-comic entitled 'The Strange Saga of Why Not A Spider Monkey Jesus?" about the strange backstory behind my first book ( Why Not A Spider Monkey Jesus?) My drawing skills have slipped a bit but I still love comics.
I haven't been drawing comics, but I have had the opportunity to write a few. My buddy Brian Evinou & I have a story in one of Dalton Sharp's Grawlix Anthologies. Brian & I also have a story in Horror In The West (which fittingly enough I started writing in Alberta, Canada's Texas).
I've also been making some comics with my good friend Burnt Lobster, the Halifax Underground Cartoonist. We've got a bunch more in the works, including a longer project entitled "The Nightmare Golf Courses of Gerald Ford." It's going to be a Mind Melter!
Yesterday I submitted a script I was asked to write for a Monster Comics Anthology. Today I heard back from the publisher: "Another wildly imaginative story, Adam. This script is a definite stand out." WHICH HAS TOTALLY MADE MY DAY! This script was so much fun to write. I've got piles of old Marvel Monster comics from the 60s: Where Monsters Dwell, Where Creatures Roam... I love this stuff but I always felt they didn't go far enough (especially when compared to the classic E.C. comics from the 50s). So I took that basic 'Monster Comic' Template and BLEW IT UP.
I'll be posting updates about this as I get them: I can't wait to see the finished art!