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Meathaus got this package from 1RODHWY and a letter that says:
“To whom it may concern:
This is the first communication from 1RODHWY.
Find enclosed subversive materials for your review.
We advise you to keep them out of the hands of counterinsurgents and infiltrators to your organization.
We appreciate criticism and gestures of solidarity. Also, gifts.”
Thanks for Seething With Hatred, Cigghartha, The Young Dissenter’s Handbook and Dog’s Minds in Asphalt, these are fun to read because they are about a lot of filthy insane people which make for great reading, especially Seething With Hatred for its stories of a guy who works as a clerk for an apartment management corporation. Be sure to check out the 1RODHWY crew at additional sites: Seething With Hatred, The Young Dissenter’s Handbook and Dog’s Minds in Asphalt, plus a 1RODHYW tumblr.
Oh man GFTG!#4 contributor Nick Edwards sent Meathaus this sweet package with his debut comic book Dinopopolous published by Chalk Marks, “Blank Slate‘s new line allowing a large format space for new UK comic artists to produce their first commercial works.” There is also a few test prints in there called SKEEZ that are a collaboration between Nick and friends Jordan Pryke and Peter Sharp. The letter reads:
“Meathaus rules! Stay cool (and stay in school) Thanks, Nick Edwards”
Yes! Thanks for sending this black and white adventure with dinos and lizardmen and lots of passing through portals and one of those rooms that are full of gigantic pulsing insect egg sacks that you can see into about to hatch when disturbed, with the one mega monster bug or spider sitting there in the dark waiting to eat you. It’s nicely produced too, with sturdy thick paper and a bonus cover design underneath the fancy dust jacket of this staple-bound comic. Bonus-bonus: There’s one of those full page spread underground cutaway illustrations of action progressing through a tunnel with farting spiders and sandwich breaks.
We got this envelope from Fat Ben with KLEAVAGE in it and a letter:
“Dear Meathaus, Your site is inspirational. Here is the newest issue of my zine. KLEAVAGE. This is #10. I hope you enjoy it. Regards, Ben”
Thanks, Ben, I am liking the way these drawing ink jet prints lay down on this newsprint paper, it pleases me. We can’t find a website to link you to Ben or his KLEAVAGE, but just know that he is out there on Laveta Terrace, Los Angeles, making this zine and making these drawings.
Dave Nuss of Revival House Press sent Meathaus Malachi Ward‘s latest comic called Real Life, or maybe Ritual, and a note:
“I’ve sent you our latest publication: Ritual #1 by Malachi Ward. It’s a stand alone horror-story about the uncertainty and latent tension surrounding a couple’s foray into cohabitation. It’s got some riveting stuff with knock-out graphic story-telling. Hope you enjoy it. It debuts at the Stumptown Comics Fest April 28th and in stores, May 2nd. Take care, Dave”
Thanks Dave and Malachi, just read through this and there are some nice skin disfiguring and boiling with beetles drawings to go along with the horrific turn in the story which begins on an average night at home in a presumably Los Angeles-type apartment. I used to live in this apartment in the Palms neighborhood which is mostly just these boring concrete apartment blocks behind a KFC with the old bucket-on-a-pole-sign next to the highway. Sometime after I moved back East they turned the KFC into a weed dispensary and I would be so psyched if they modified the sign to become a bucket of weed.
Update: Of course I had to look it up and it turns out they were lazy and didn’t make a new bucket:
Holy shit, Mickey Z just sent Meathaus RAV6 and SAGARI. Her work just keeps getting better and better, I mean she’s drawing the craziest sheesh but the drawings are more confident and clearer than ever while still being just as wild, the color design and graphics are skilled and unrestrained and refined at the same time somehow and she is certainly a pro at these two color on color paper-stock prints now after cranking out hundreds of pages of these regularly released comics… Also RAV6 features a sexy scene that includes drawings of an abstract orgasm and a removable pyramidal erect nipple. With more stuff happening with Juice, August, and an unnamed kitten staying in the Meat Cave, this one’s a real crowd pleaser.
The first of her work she sent over is also indirectly the reason that I have two half broken digital duplicators in the basement haha. Should have just gotten one good one, right? Anyways…
Meathaus received a package with two comics and some stickers and a mini poster and a letter that reads:
“You have been providing me with the most delectable art and comics for over five years , and I’ve never sent a letter. So, in honor of your indefatigable championing of the best stuff on (and off) the nets, I wanted to give you a first taste of my new comic, LF comics 2.1. Hope you enjoy the goodies, see you on the nets. –Jamie”
Thanks for the stash of comics, Jamie, this first book here is a 24-hour comic done mostly in 14 hours with plot details seeded by computer generation about an android apprentice and Nikola Tesla and some other stuff and there some kind of squirrel and Robocop looking roboman on these stickers. I think I found Jamie online here so check out more on this blog.
I got my mealy beef hooks on an unbelievable blobby-man figure from the imagination of Alex Schubert and a note that reads:
“I thought you might like this. Thank you! –Alex Schubert”
Damn right I like it. And no, thank you! I don’t even tend to collect all those toy doo-dads that you see strewn all over cartoonist’s desks and shelves in the pictures and magazines. Just a sprinkling of novelty figurines have found their way into my life over the years. This Blobby Boy therefore joins this elite rank on the shelf next to the bald-cap and liquid latex, the OUCH! figurine designed by Ron Regé Jr., and two different sized Mr. Porkchops from the visionary meat-cartoonist, Angry Jim. Alex is building a Blobby Boys empire for himself, I can tell. Next thing I know my kids will be clamoring for the Blobby Boys Happy Meal until I yell KNOCK IT OFF WE HAVE FOOD AT HOME.
See more Alex on his blog, buy your blob here, and see previous letters to Meathaus here and here.