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Tasty Eyeball Food

 Posted by on October 22, 2011  Reading, Reviews
Oct 222011
 
Tasty Eyeball Food

-+*I am only just now going through the incredible array of books I bought, traded or was given, at APE last month. The very next day after the show, I went to PORTLAND for two weeks, where I was given another great book by Graham Annable. SCORE! The totality of my reading stash of graphic wonders now includes [..READ MORE..]

Zine Fest 2010

 Posted by on September 9, 2010  Conventions, Reading
Sep 092010
 
Zine Fest 2010

-+*Here's my haul from last weekend's ZINE FEST, here in San Francisco. I'd planned to exhibit there myself but it sold out by the time I applied. That turned out to be a good thing; it's fun to go to comics shows as an ATTENDEE sometimes, especially as part of a POSSE (myself, Julia, Jeff, Gordon and his [..READ MORE..]

Smitten

 Posted by on March 5, 2008  Friends, Reading
Mar 052008
 
Smitten

-+*My good pal David Gordon has been writing and illustrating charming children's books for a few years now (such as THE THREE LITTLE RIGS and THE UGLY TRUCKLING). His latest story is a collaboration with his girlfriend Susan and, appropriately enough, it is a charming love story between two articles of lost laundry; a sock and a mitten, [..READ MORE..]

Effective Detectives

 Posted by on October 14, 2007  Reading
Oct 142007
 
Effective Detectives

-+*This is a design I drew years ago (in markers pencil and gouache) for a story idea, created by John Hays, about a weirdo San Francisco detective. The project was called THE DICK. It also illustrates my most recent reading obsession; detectives; hard boiled, soft boiled and scrambled. This fascination came to me by way of the informal [..READ MORE..]

Geeking out…

 Posted by on October 10, 2007  Film/TV, Reading, Websites
Oct 102007
 
Geeking out...

-+*Since getting my copy of Ralph McQuarrie's new book I've been geeking out hard on Star Wars. So skip this post unless you are prepared to trip down that nerd path with me. A few nights back, I spent a few hours online trying to track down a few images I had seen years ago. After almost giving [..READ MORE..]

Ralph McQuarrie

 Posted by on September 27, 2007  Reading, Thoughts
Sep 272007
 
Ralph McQuarrie

-+*Thanks to my generous, good friend Bosco, I now own the new ART OF RALPH McQUARRIE book, which collects a lifetime of fabulous artwork by the famous concept-designer and illustrator. If you have an interest in Concept design in general, or Star Wars in particular, this book is for you. Though you'll have to wait for reprints as [..READ MORE..]

Osamu Tezuka

 Posted by on July 6, 2007  Film/TV, Reading
Jul 062007
 
Osamu Tezuka

-+*Osamu Tezuka has been a big influence on me since I was a small child. I enjoyed his animated shows that played in re-runs on Australian TV in the 1970s, namely Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion. Years later, I found out that both these shows were based on comic books that Tezuka himself had drawn, and [..READ MORE..]

Unforgetable Memoirs

 Posted by on February 24, 2007  Reading, Reviews, Thoughts
Feb 242007
 
Unforgetable Memoirs

-+*In a recent panic that my memory is failing as I grow older, I have been writing my memories down before they all fade away. Surprisingly, this has been an enjoyable exercise, as more and more of my childhood shenanigans have come back to me while writing others down. I certainly don't have any plans to write a [..READ MORE..]

My Comic-Con Shopping list

 Posted by on July 10, 2006  Friends, Reading
Jul 102006
 
My Comic-Con Shopping list

-+*Normally at this time of year, leading up to Comic Con, I would be powering up my personal Hype Machine and trying to whet your appetites for one of my own books. This time however I haven't cooked anything new (or rather, it is still baking) but you don't need to go hungry as I have some recommendations [..READ MORE..]

Graphic Inspirations

 Posted by on March 8, 2006  Reading, Reviews
Mar 082006
 
Graphic Inspirations

-+*Toiling away in the creative vacuum of my apartment I sometimes need to jolt some ideas into my brain. Like a tired old geezer in the ER room, who needs a blast of electricity to bring his ticker back to life: "CLEAR!" ZAP! Here's some stuff that I've been getting a BLAST out of lately: THE THREE LITTLE [..READ MORE..]