Look at Yoko Tanji’s drawings over on Tumblr for more pleasingly posed figures and lots of cats.
Look at this, Makkinoso has sent Meathaus another zine from Italy and a note that reads:
“Greetings from Italy!!! Patrick”
Thanks for the split art zine, Patrick! This handsome black and white and yellow item called Do What Thou Wilt was created by Patrick “Makkinoso” Aleotti and Gianluigi “Anto Anti Aldo” Rivasi and published by Nervi Cani (where you can get a copy) in 2015. Every spread is a pleasing mashup of photo-collage and ink drawings with a high-impact use of the yellow ink balancing every composition. Words like “death” “sex” “no” “jangle” and “brain scan” are placed alongside doodles and photos of ancient sculpted figures. Patrick also sends a link to ZINE HUNTER, which is the name of his blog as well as the most noble profession. Check out more on the artists’s web pages linked above and look into previous letters from Patrick on the Makkinoso tag.
I hid eight of these snails in the layout of Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo (Amazon.com link here, Abrams page with trailer here). Can you find them? On the printed page they are only about a quarter inch wide. Be one of the first three to send me the correct page numbers where they are hidden and I will send you some micro zines and a sketch of whatever you want.
Check it out, Everett Rand of Mineshaft publishing-fame has shared with Meathaus the latest issue, #32, of this dreamy comics zine that features Christoph Mueller‘s cover and work by Mary Fleener, Bill Griffith, David Collier, Laure Boin, J.D. Wilkes, John Broadley, Frank Stack, Robert Armstrong, Jay Lynch, Karl Stevens, William Cook Jr., Fly, Pat Moriarity, Noah Van Scriver, Fiona Smyth, and Aleksandar Zograf. The friendly package included a note from Everett which reads:
“Hello Chris and Meathaus,
Here’s a copy of the new Mineshaft…
Very best wishes for 2016!
Well thank you Everett and best wishes at you as well. This zine is crammed with a sampler of drawings and stories, sometimes tastes of something larger like the selected pages of Bill Griffith’s Invisible Ink, sometimes satisfying two-pagers like Noah Van Scriver‘s Rich Dad Poor Dad. To reminisce about previous issues sent to Meathaus you can peruse the Mineshaft tag, and to get your own copy of #32 you should navigate to Mineshaft‘s website where you can find even more.
Check out Le’s drawings and paintings of weird worlds in interesting color combinations and a handful of TMNTs over on Tumblr.
Check it out, Steve Teare sent Meathaus some drawings and comics and a heart-encrusted letter which reads:
Here are some gift to express my appreciation for your showing me some of the best artwork online. Inside you’ll find some sketches one issue of my older series Back + Forth + my most recent book: the risograph-printed Spider Grandmother.
I’m an illustrator + teacher here in Philly + I also organize performances by comic book artists at the Vox Populi called ‘The Church of the Living Comic.’ Artists project their comics + pair the work w/ dialog, music + other antics. It’s a lotta fun.
Anyway, enjoy these gifts + enjoy your week.
Thanks for this sweet haul, Steve. In Spider Grandmother, an observant outsider attends a shitty desert-based festival with a burning idol figure in red and blue ink. These original drawings are great to share here and look at. While were at it, look at more Steve stuff on Twitter, Tumblr and his illustration website, and get looped into the Steve-scene so you can attend the next comics happening.
Finally processed through a pile of letters to Meathaus. We’re only three months behind. The bad part was getting a notice at the P.O. Box that a package had been returned. Apparently the sender had required a signature for delivery and the post office only holds those in P.O. Boxes for fifteen days before returning to the sender. I had no idea! Apologies to whoever sent that letter. If you ever send anything, try to not require signature for receipt. Sometimes it takes a while to get to the box. Checking it every fifteen days is not going to consistently happen for this sweet, sweet Meathaus hobby. Non-signature-requiring packages can marinate in that box for months, if need be.
Anyway, on with the Letters. First, a postcard from Cartoon Network with some of your favorite cartoon pals on it. Nice design but I don’t see an art credit for who made the art to credit here. I don’t remember if this came to Meathaus or to me because I contribute to cartoonbrew.com. Or maybe because I wrote and designed the unbelievably fantastic art book about Adventure Time (Amazon.com link here). Or maybe because half of Meathaus works at CN by now. I’m exaggerating. Speaking of Cartoon Network, I may be out to see some CN people again in the flesh sometime soon for mysterious reasons. But until then, from one massive global entertainment corporation (Meathaus) to another, “Happy Holidays back at you!”