Remember when you read comics on paper and they would have a letters column with reader’s words and drawings? Yeah! Here is our Letters Page. Send Meathaus a real letter through the real mail to the address on the Contact page and we will scan it and put it here with a link to your website along with a response. Keep sending us letters!
Check it out, Lauren Kolesinskas sent Meathaus a postcard with an illustration on the front and a link to her art stash and a note that says:
“Thanks for filling my mind & eyes with weird nonsense! –Lauren”
Watch what you put into your mind, Lauren! That thing is just a big analog electric meat machine which stores vague impressions of experience filtered through fallible sensory organs as they continuously deteriorate and sag towards the gravitational pull of the planet’s molten core. Thanks for the postcard and check out Lauren’s website here. Dig the Lauren Kolesinskas tag for previous letters and links.
Also now we know that Sciencepainted has a name and it is Mike Olson because it is right on the cover of Primitive Beast, Language, one of the two zines he sent. Dig into these drawing publications and you will find Mike drawing more figures and characters and almost flirting with one panel gag cartoons but not quite still keeping things weird enough to be continuously conceptually curious or confusing in a eyeball-worthy way. And then there are a few one panel gags too. Check out more on the tumblr.
C’est Bon has sent Meathaus a new hardcover book When the Last Story is Told by Allan Haverholm, which asks the question in the accompanying letter:
“When the last story is told, what fills the space it leaves? In the latest book by visual artist Allan Haverholm, narrative gives way to another order of meaning.”
The book consists of “60 pages of minimalist colour compositions alternatingly obscured with bold strokes of white paint and abstract, black textures … Like a message from an alien mind, When the Last Story is Told is loaded with meaning encoded in an undecipherable language.” Since the language is undecipherable, you can appreciate the abstract comics grid-like compositions on Allan’s website and the C’est Bon Kultur website and tumblr.
Look at this, James Turek sent Meathaus a package with some prints and a card that reads:
Just wanted to say ‘thanks’ for supporting my Tumblr a while back. Here are a few Risographs & a couple stickers. I don’t know if you speak German but my friend Anna Haifisch and I started a mini-comic subscription here in Leipzig you can check it out at www.tinymasters.eu. Keep up the great work!
P.S. www.shuttlebase.tumblr.com is my blog”
Thanks for these super prints and letter James. I don’t know how to understand German but that wont stop me from looking all over that website. It is great that you sent over these items because it is about time to go absorb the latest of your drawings and think about them and look some more. Travel with me, Internet friends, to James’s house. Also James is making some drawing videos over here.
Check it out, Dave Nuss of Revival House Press has sent this lucky Meathaus a new book and a letter that reads:
“To my beloved Meathaus
Here’s our first Graphic Novel, Sky in Stereo by Mardou. I know you’re gonna love it! It’s got all our favs: sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, God, mental illness (well, maybe not the last two). Gave fun!
Davey Revival House”
Thanks as always Dave for sharing the output of your artists and publishing house. The book begins with our lead character’s mother becoming a Jehovah’s Witness, the resulting pressure to conform and the ultimate fallout of her actions. Then along the way she hangs out with some other young people, hallucinates and buys a video tape of Major League. Everyone can get into Mardou’s comics over on Tumblr here and click around to more information on Revival House here.
Check it out, Andrew McKay sent Meathaus a package with PEONY STUDIES and a letter that says:
“Hello again Meathaus,
Please see enclosed for your review a copy of the catalogue produced for my most recent body of work, PEONY STUDIES.
Well thank you A., let’s take a look at this book. Andrew also goes by Andy Borehol which it says right on the cover, and the work includes ten collaborating artists in the project as well from Andrew’s locality of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. As is often the case, you’re going to do better using the native image browsing system that you are currently using to eyeball these peonies over on Andrew’s website rather than trying to see some detail in the scanned thumbnails of the catalog above. As of this writing, the PEONY STUDIES are right on the front page of the website so get over there and check ’em out. Not only does Andrew’s letter say “Hello again” but I had the sense that we have had a letter or links from Andrew before–but no combination of searches on this website bring up any previous articles or letters to link to. It is a strange universe, indeed.
There you have it all the sweet links to Victor’s stuff is right there in the letter so go check it out. And this fold-out print is an attractive piece of work. Thanks Victor. And don’t neglect to view Victor’s previous letter to which I apparently wrote this depressing or motivational response to depending on how you want to read it.
Check it out, Emi Gennis from Pittsburg, Kansas sent Meathaus this package with her new comic book and a note that reads:
Here is a copy of my newest comic, Baseline Blvd. Hope you enjoy it!
Well kick butt, Emi, thanks for the comic book. This is a nice thick photocopied letter-size folded over and stapled type production with big panels full of rural scenes and snapshots of a tragically screwed relationship. Check out more work from Emi on her website, where you can now read the whole thing immediately on your screen.
Check it out, Jeff Mahannah sent Meathaus his latest zine issue of Eat to Survive. This one focuses on “flyers ‘n’ stuff 2013-2015” so basically a variety pack of flyers, BBQ sauce labels and various parody pics of your favorite cartoons and characters. Jeff also sent a mangled sticker and a note that reads:
“Meat Haus!!! ♡Love♡ your site. Thanx for keepsin’ it real.
You bet Jeff. Thanks for these items! Totally gross! See more Jeff on the Jeff tag.
GHOSTTTHEAD sent Meathaus a package from Spain with a sticker, a Smoking Bacalhau pin, two zines and a postcard that reads:
Here’s the little
zine we made
Kensausage and I…
I included other
small things I made
Thanks for this terrific load, GHOSTTTHEAD. Also thanks to KENSAUSAGE. Amnesia Drawings is a zine in which they mixed ten childhood characters with ten different actions randomly and drew the result, which you can get here. The smoking cat pin is aparently sold out on the GHOSTTTSTORE, but there is other stuff there. OK well there is the Amnesia Drawings zine there. Get into it!