1. dogcitypress:

    Avast, new self-published comics are on the horizon in Pittsburgh this September!  

    The gang here at Dog City Press and our good friends at Maple Key Comics will be celebrating the release of the third issue of Dog City and the third issue of Maple Key Comics at The Copacetic Comics Company in Pittsburgh. Come join us on Saturday September 6th for a night of comics revelry, why dontcha?

    You’ll have a chance to chat with comics pals and peers and enjoy food, drinks and limited editions goodies. Editors Joyana McDiarmidSimon Reinhardt and Juan Fernandez will be present to discuss our ongoing projects. 

    And, of course, you can pick up copies of both publications, hot off the press!!

    Can’t wait to see you there!
    (Hop on over to the Facebook event for more details)
    ♥ All zine and comics lovers welcome.♥

    Come to this, it’s gonna be great!

     
  2. dogcitypress:

    -Available to pre-order now-

    You knew it was coming, but now we’re finally able to announce officially that Dog City issue #3 is on the horizon!

    Even more exciting is that issue #3 will be available in just about 3 weeks! We’re launching this issue at a live event on September 5th, and we’ll be releasing more details about that soon. We are very excited about this, and we hope you are too.

    And you should be excited, because Dog City 3 will feature new comics by:

    Sophie Goldstein,

    Caitlin Rose Boyle,

    Luke Healy,

    Simon Reinhardt,

    Juan Fernandez,

    Amelia Onorato,

    Allison Banister and Tom O’Brien with a collaborative mini,

    Iris Yan,

    D. Rinylo,

    (and MORE!)

    Issue #3 will also feature prints and posters by Laurel Lynn Leake and Steven Krall.

    Perhaps most excitingly, issue #3 will be reprinting a selection of strips from the now-forgotten newspaper series Who’s Zoo, which has been restored and compiled by Reilly Hadden!

    All of this will, of course, come packaged in a screen-printed cardboard box!

    The best news of all is that you can pre-order your copy of Dog City issue #3 right now. We highly recommend pre-ordering a copy as our issues are all hand-made and produced in VERY LIMITED quantities. Once this thing sells out, we will not be making any more.

    Be sure to follow us here, or check back over the coming weeks, for posts spotlighting issue #3’s creators, and previews of the comics you’ll find inside of issue #3!

    Woof woof!

    -The Dog City Team

     
  3. markbeyer:

    Laundromat art from many years ago.  Filthy and faded from being
    on the walls of a New York City laundromat for over ten years.
    It was probably thrown in the trash when the laundromat closed.

     

  4. RiPE EXPO

    Hello tumblr! I’m not tabling at RIPE in Providence this weekend but Eleri Mai Harris has generously offered to put some of my comics on her table. There will be copies of At the DJ Screw Museum and Superstion, maybe a couple other books as well.

    I’ll wandering around on Saturday and will probably be behind Eleri’s table for a bit while she gets lunch. I will probably not be there on Sunday, cause I’m going to the beach.

    Hope to see you there.

     
  5. Bar drawings.

     

  6. Comics Writing Process Blog Tour

    I was tagged to write one of these things by my talented friend Luke Healy. You can read most of Luke’s comics on his website and it’s totally worth spending some time checking it out.

    1. What am I working on?

    Currently I’m drawing a comic called How We Ride, which will be included in Dog City #3, an anthology that I co-edit. It’s 16 pages long and it’s about anthropomorphic dogs. My go-to description of it so far has been, “like a poem, but stupid.” Here are a couple character sketches:

    I’ve also been doing a lot of what I call “practice drawing,” stuff I do to keep the pen moving. Observational sketches, short sequences of panels, doodles in my sketchbook, that sort of stuff. I might put some of this stuff online, or try to build something a bit sturdier out of it, but they’re mostly exercises, not really intended for any public.

    I’ve got a couple slightly longer-term projects I’m working on as well, but none of them are really developed far enough that I can talk about yet.

    2. How does my writing process work?

    Every piece I work on is a bit different, and thus has different demands which necessitate different ways of working. To generalize a bit, though, I usually start with some small idea, either a plot point, a few images, or a mood or tone I’d like to set and build out from there. I like to work on short form pieces, and I usually stick fairly close to classical ideas of the short story. Namely, that there’s a unified intensity of affect, which is a big thing I strive for.

    So I start with an idea and I tend to work it up in fragments, which I can later rearrange, edit, or redact. Sometimes that means doing a bunch of drawings on index cards, other times it means thumbnailing short scenes and stringing them together. I rarely write a full script of any kind, although I sometimes will start with a written prose monologue or series of prose monologues that I later break into comics form. I usually write way more words than can comfortably fit on a page of comics and have to edit severely. It’s probably not the most efficient way to do things.

    Once I have a sufficient group of fragments, I’ll try to put them together in a loose thumbnail. I often work in layers and I try to use only very simple tools—mostly pencils, rapidograph pens, rulers, and copy paper. So often I’ll draw a page several times and the end result is a bit of a Frankenstein stitched together from several drafts. I should mention that I just finished a two year graduate program, and all of my work of the past few years has benefited a lot from great teachers and peers. Critiques keep me running back to the drawing board and a lot of the finished pages in my comics are the result of several drafts.

    3. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

    Genre is a tough one. I think most of my work is in some way about the way that people experience, relate to, and interact with art and culture, so I guess that metafiction is the best fitting genre. A lot of the stuff that inspires me most is prose literature, and in general I haven’t seen a ton of comics I would describe as metafiction. Beyond that, I’d say that I try to bring my interests outside of comics to bear on my comics work and I hope that this makes my comics a little fresher.

    4. Why do I write what I do?

    Ultimately, I’m really just trying to make the comics that I want to read more of. There’s a ton of great work being done in comics right now, but whatever vague idea I’m stumbling towards in my work, I don’t see a lot of that. So I’m trying to make it.

    Who’s up next?

    I’m tagging Nik James, a friend of mine who does some really interesting genre riffs. You can read his current comic, Transfatal Express, at his tumblr. He’s flexing some Roy Crane muscles, but it still comes out fresh.

    Next up is Aaron Cockle, whose series Annotated I’ve been since I met him a couple MoCCAs ago. It’s cryptic and smart and it looks like you can buy the most recent issue here.

    Last but not least is Christopher Green, who I traded books with at CAKE. I was particularly impressed with his comic Real Work, which had a tone reminiscent of Eddie Campbell and an easy way with surreal or fantastic elements that reminded me of Bob Dylan when he’s being funny. You can buy it here.

     
  7. comicsworkbook:

    Simon Reinhardt

    made for comicsworkbook

     
  8. Detectives 19

     
  9. I’m teaching this workshop in Williamstown. If you know any young aspiring cartoonists in Berkshire County, send ‘em my way! More details at IS183.org.

     
  10. Lost Films (2014). Available for purchase here.