Michael Karpiel sent Meathaus a package with Gossip #1, Gossip #2, Petrified, Smoke Show, a few postcards and a letter that reads:
HERE ARE SOME THINGS
THAT I’VE MADE RECENTLY.
I HOPE YOU ENJOY THEM!
Hey Mikey, man I do enjoy these things, wow. They are very pleasurable to look at and hold. The design is nice, the drawings are nice. The grungy print qualities of your digital duplicator are nice. The stories are nice! I’m really enjoying your Letter to Meathaus. I experienced mixed emotions when I found and opened this package because it was all new discoveries for me having never seen Mikey’s work before and then guilty regret that I had apparently lost this package in the corner for a few months before finding it. See more from Mikey on his illustration website and drawing Tumblr and comics Tumblr and Garbage Press where you can maybe secure some of these items for your own collection.
James Heimer sent Meathaus over a silkscreened postcard with a note and Dirt Work 2 and Noir Bar! They are all sensational. See more on James’s website and Tumblr and check out the previous Heimer posts here.
Fat Ben sent Meathaus another issue of Kleavage and some stickers and a yellow letter that reads:
Hope you are well and busy. I am both. Here is the newest Kleavage. Thank you for describing it as a variety zine. I like the sound of it. People ask what the theme is and there isn’t. Variety works. Thank you for posting and your support. Cheers!
Well all right Fat Ben, thanks for these items! There’s nothing better than drawing, so a drawing zine or zine full of drawings is really high up on the list of the best stuff. I’ve scanned the table of contents page above too so you can investigate some of these contributing artists further if you want to dig into the world of Fat Ben and friends. See more previous letters of Kleavage here.
Lin Shih Chiang sent Meathaus a package from Taipei City with comics and art zines, Roach in My Pants and Monster Movie, a sticker and a letter that reads:
My name is L2C. Artist from Taiwan. I followed Meathaus for a long time, and I like it a lot! These are my zine. I like to share with you please enjoy! Any suggestions please do not hesitate to let me know! Thank you. 2014.10.5 L2C.”
Awesome zines, L2C. Thanks for sending them around the world. The Monster Movie zine has funny paintings of monster situations. My favorite are the men in lab coats eating sushi off of an alien corpse and the buff mermaids. And the cyclops looking for glasses. Roach in My Pants has a lot of one, two and three pager comics and drawings often done in different styles. All of this is weird and funny. See more immediately on Tumblr and blog.
Michael Giurato sent Meathaus a drawing zine called Officerated and an illuminated letter that reads:
Please find enclosed my first ever zine, Officerated. I drew all the pictures myself on post-it notes at work because I am a bad employee and offices are boring. Hope you enjoy!…”
While I’m not sure you wont regret having me type that above sentence up and posting on the Internet along with your full name, I’m sure I can say “thanks” for this sweet custom meat house drawing. Keep up the doodling. My favorite thing to do when I was on the clock at some kind of retail/service job was to take a dump. Earning by dumping is excellent work if you can get it. See more Michael art here.
Max Temescu sent Meathaus some postcards and a comic book that he adapted from a Michael Swanwick story called The Very Pulse of the Machine and a letter that reads:
I was just reading through an old anthology you put out and I realized I’d never sent you anything. So here is some stuff I’ve made this past year. Thanks for letting me know about other cool art and comics.
For sure, Max. And thanks for the book. This comic is about this lady who survives a rover crash on another planet while her co-pilot does not. She has to try to get back to the lander before her oxygen runs out but still decides to try to drag the corpse back out of respect for her friend. Then there are voices and some supernatural stuff happens that builds to a freaky end and there are these semi-transparent sheets in the book that are integrated into the storytelling. Very custom job. Check out more Temescu on Temescuart
Check it out, Charley Foster sent Meathaus a chapbook called Dystopia and a note inside that reads:
#2 is in the works and will have original art! Hope you enjoy, Charley”
Thanks for the zine Charley. There are intense ideas in here. Read the whole thing online here and dig into Charley’s writing over on Tumblr.
In this post we feature a thank you postcard and print for a previously posted post. The artist is Jesse Tise (previously mentioned and meat-lettered here). Thanks Jesse, and see more Jesse art on his Tumblr and portfolio.
Check it out Wren McDonald sent Meathaus a package with digital duplicator printed comics, sketchbook and postcard that reads:
“MEATHAUS is always an inspiration. Keep up the good work! ☺︎ -wren”
Thanks Wren. Please keep reading Meathaus websites and books even though it took four months to post you letter. It slipped through our tight set of protocols and methodologies, redundant fail-safes and back-up plans. After languishing in the P.O. box for a month I think it was in that pile over there for a few months. See, the P.O. box is the late-posting-guilt container. It allows letters to pile up there for a bit unseen before getting picked up and hitting the posting pile all at once. That way there isn’t a constant dribble of letters to Meathaus coming in, each one calling out to be read, fondled and appreciated almost always at inappropriate times. Some delays have occurred in timely posting.
But back to your package. Wren sent over PLANTR, What’s In Brick’s Bag, and Channel: a Wren McDonald Sketchbook. PLANTR is my favorite with delightful office scenes and plant-aliens. What’s In Brick’s Bag has a slice of life short story about Brick who lives in this crappy techno future that is really difficult to get around in but contains lots of consumer tech-gadgets that convert matter into different forms and can replicate replicated flowers. See more from Wren on his website and Tumblr where you can read and buy Brick’s Bag and also see a previous Meathaus post.
Sasha Taran sent Meathaus this postcard so you could check out her illustration work and that’s what this post is all about: sashataran.com checkitout.