This past week I attended Industry Day at the Center for Cartoon Studies, which occurs late in the spring semester and brings editors, publishers, critics and agents together to do a two-hour panel on the state of the comics industry as well as several hours worth of one-on-one portfolio reviews. Here are some scattered thoughts regarding the experience.
A true story of Bobby’s life on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the early ’80s, when he was just 14 and 15 years old. It’s based on three shows he saw down there – The Cramps, Ramones, and Stiff Little Fingers. Join in the fun (& fatigue) Bobby experienced as he ran in the streets with his friend Chris, in search of drugs, girls, and punk rock!
This week I’m listing a ton of great mini-comics and such at eBay to help raise some funds for Poopsheet HQ. There are a bunch up already (see teaser below) with plenty more on the way. Please take a look and if you could share this with your comics pals I’d appreciate it. Thanks!
There’s a kind of mythology surrounding The Evergreen State College (Olympia, Washington) and its comix history. Here are Matt Groening, Steve Willis, Megan Kelso, Craig Bartlett, Tommy Thompson and Drew Christie on a panel about their experience at Evergreen and later careers.
Ken Meyer, Jr. looks at a couple issues of FOOM, Marvel’s in-house fanzine of the ’70s, in the latest installment of his “Ink Stains” column at Comic Attack.
FOOM, the Marvel fanzine, not only has in house fun from the Marvel staff and freelancers, but in these issues, a contest for fans! Fans that included future pros Steve Rude, Doug Hazlewood, and many more!
For Regé, drawing is ‘kind of like eating or sleeping,’ resembling a basic biological function more than a conscious act. That’s why he doesn’t like to stress over the origins of his creativity, because it’s actually a part of who he is.