Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The soap smells of "Pitch-dark chocolate, sticky vanilla resin, black pepper, and traces of opoponax, vetiver, and aged patchouli." Buy it here.

I grew up in a two-person house, I live in a two-person house now, and two is the number of a thing that I usually like to have, so I guess it makes sense that I drew two virgin martyrs (Margaret and Catherine) and two ex libris (Subconscious and Amontillado). I drew only one gruesome logo for a screen printer friend, but the pun in his business name makes up for the singularness of the image, and hell, maybe I'll draw another. Most of the time I do.

Things I do every day: eat kale and sausage, listen to Sir Lucious Left Foot: the Son of Chico Dusty, ride the bus for two hours, smoke a single hand-rolled cigarette, apply for a job, have fucking rad idea.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

I'm going to be selling some comics, art and tooth charms at the Arcana Soaps/Bee-yotch Honey trunk show tonight and tomorrow afternoon in North Portland. There's free absinthe cocktails and treats, and they take credit cards. Click the link for location, time, directions, and more reasons to come visit. A commission to illustrate an Arcana perfume label was the initial seed of inspiration for Flesh and Bone, so now you can experience the perfume and comic simultaneously, or buy them together as a Christmas gift of uniquely melancholy multisensory beauty.

There's a paragraph about Flesh and Bone in the Village Voice's article, "2010's Best Comics and Graphic Novels." Then they go on to describe X'ed Out by Charles Burns as "equally absorbing."

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Do I do enough complaining about the Grand Guignol melodrama my personal life has become? Maybe comfort is my enemy, maybe I'm at my best when everything's blowing up in my face. My artwork benefits, so I'd be a fool to complain. It's all grist for the mill.

I think I wrote the most mundane horror porn comic ever. J. Caleb Mozzocco had some interesting things to say about Flesh and Bone here and here. It was also on Graphic Novel Reporter reviewer Peter Gutierrez's 2010 Favorites List.