Category Archives: Letters

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!

Letter to Meathaus: Roger Omar

Letter to Meathaus: Roger Omar

Letter to Meathaus: Roger Omar

Letter to Meathaus: Roger Omar

Letter to Meathaus: Roger Omar

Letter to Meathaus: Roger Omar

Letter to Meathaus: Roger Omar

Letter to Meathaus: Roger Omar

Letter to Meathaus: Roger Omar

Letter to Meathaus: Roger Omar

Letter to Meathaus: Roger Omar

Look at Roger’s outstanding load. Roger Omar has once again (see previous) edited, published and sent Meathaus a beautiful set of unfolding dreams. Children did the dream labor and then these dreams were collected, processed, refined and illustrated. Roger’s note reads:

“January 2016,
Hello Chris!
Hope you enjoy this new set of dream leporellos.
Thanks a lot,
Roger Omar”

The description from the project website elaborates, “All these dreams are authentic (that is, were actually dreamed by children 8-10 years old) and maintain the original syntax of the children´s texts. They are translated into 2 languages, including English.”

These are the kind of objects that make one want to invent new display cases to feature their unfolding double-sided entireties for one’s Really Nice Stuff museum. The editorial direction and published quality of these pieces really do the excellent artists’s work justice. Thanks Roger, for sharing with Meathaus. See the previous load here. See more at Roger’s website, 6Dreams Tumblr, and Flickr.

Visit the artists included in this batch of dreamers: Marta Pina, Tim Peacock, Lea Heinrich, Benjamin Courtault and Karoline Achilles.

Letter to Meathaus: Carlos González

Letter to Meathaus: Carlos González

Letter to Meathaus: Carlos González

Letter to Meathaus: Carlos González

Letter to Meathaus: Carlos González

Letter to Meathaus: Carlos González

Letter to Meathaus: Carlos González

Letter to Meathaus: Carlos González

Love this comics zine Una Noche sent over by Carlos González Boy to Meathaus. It has got multi-color paper photocopies of comics in this color cover. The story follows along as a few characters head to a bar and then some reptilian aliens execute their final promise to each other on the docks. See more comics by Carlos and maybe get some copies over on Flying Birds. Carlos writes in a note:

“HI MEATHAUS!
I hope you like it … I like you
Carlos”

Thank you Carlos! It took me way too long to post this letter. I have a small stack here waiting and who knows what else in the PO Box. And 200 links on the desktop I want to share. Meathaus still pulsates with life energy. What a beautiful world of creativity and most of all connection we live in. Can you appreciate the ease in which we share ideas? It is unprecedented in human history.

Letter to Meathaus: Nathan Cowdry

Letter to Meathaus: Nathan Cowdry

Letter to Meathaus: Nathan Cowdry

Letter to Meathaus: Nathan Cowdry

Letter to Meathaus: Nathan Cowdry

Letter to Meathaus: Nathan Cowdry

“Dear Meathaus,
Hope you like my book/read my book.
Lots of love,
Nathan XXXX”

Nathan Cowdry sent Meathaus his comics zine called Western Voyeur full of one-pager comics starring this lady Po-Cha-Chan who is generally getting naked a lot and has fantastic eyebrows and her little pink guy-friend Gobo-chan who shaves her legs and inspects her swimsuit area and there are some other characters like this one critter that gets chewed on by a bloodthirsty dolphin and you can pretty much read all or most of these comics for yourself instantly over on the blog and Tumblr of N. Cowdry himself and I am guessing you could buy this comics zine and add it to your own collection. Thanks Nathan!

Letter to Meathaus: Drawn & Quarterly

Letter to Meathaus: Drawn & Quarterly

Letter to Meathaus: Drawn & Quarterly

Letter to Meathaus: Drawn & Quarterly

Letter to Meathaus: Drawn & Quarterly

Letter to Meathaus: Drawn & Quarterly

Drawn & Quarterly sent Meathaus the latest Michael DeForge (website/Twitter) book to get some eyeballs on, called Big Kids. The book is about a high school kid who hangs with a crew that likes to beat him up. He’s also in a secret relationship with one of the guys who enjoys abusing him. One day his understanding of reality is torn away: he has “treed.” He can now perceive that he is an abstract plant-based guy with flower-bed shoulder-clusters and that the world is divided into twig beings and tree beings. Twigs are those that haven’t “treed” and are stuck perceiving the lower-tier level of existence. Trees perceive sensations more intensely, often as visual vibrations, colors and blobs. Trees acknowledge each other with silent looks as they pass in a crowded hall full of twigs. Trees relax their agitated nerves by soaking in swimming pools where they writhe and cavort in next-level ecstasy. Treeing is treated as an analog for maturing or changing in some sense, but just like growing your first pube, achieving this tree-status doesn’t seem to equate with achieving any extra-special wisdom worth bragging about. As the comic progresses, we even learn that it is possible to de-tree (or re-twig, if you like). Definitely a lot of ambiguous coming-of-age hooks that you can catch your own experiences on as you plow through this fine read.

See more at the D&Q Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram. Big Kids should be ready for you now in all of the best stores.

Letter to Meathaus: Charley Foster

Letter to Meathaus: Charley Foster

Letter to Meathaus: Charley Foster

Charley Foster sent Meathaus a little red and white 4-interior pages zine with a Christmasy flavor called SEASON’S GREETINGS! with stylized photos of ladies grinding on drunk Santa, a paint-by-numbers Jesus painting and some mini poems. A note on the back says:

“Happy New Year to the Meathaus folks.”

Thanks Charley and Season’s Greetings to you as well. See more of Charley’s art and writing on Tumblr and previous Letters to Meathaus on the Charley Foster tag.

Letter to Meathaus: C’est Bon

Letter to Meathaus: C’est Bon

Letter to Meathaus: C’est Bon

Letter to Meathaus: C’est Bon

Letter to Meathaus: C’est Bon

Letter to Meathaus: C’est Bon

Letter to Meathaus: C’est Bon

Check out the latest C’est Bon Anthology vol. 30: A New Hope that has been sent to the Letters to Meathaus postal box with comics by Mattias Elftorp, Steve Nyberg, Stefan Petrini, Kinga Dukaj, Christina Cromnow, Luddvig Melin, Henrik Rogowski, Emei Burell, Oskar Aspman, and Frøydis Sollid Simonsen. This is a 100-pager, full color, and back to the previous format of being a variety of individual stories, thanks CBK.

Get into more C’est Bon Anthology books at the the C’est Bon Kultur website and tumblr and cruise the tag here for previous publications sent to Letters to Meathaus.

Letter to Meathaus: C’est Bon

Letter to Meathaus: C’est Bon

Letter to Meathaus: C’est Bon

Letter to Meathaus: C’est Bon

Above, get your eyeballs on C’est Bon Anthology vol 31: Find Me In This City by Mari Ahokoivu, Finnish illustrator. You can see more of her artwork and drawings and comics on Tumblr and her website such as this character line up below.

Mari Ahokoivu

Letter to Meathaus: C’est Bon

Letter to Meathaus: C’est Bon

Letter to Meathaus: C’est Bon

C’est Bon Anthology vol 29: What We Knew by Sarah Kläpp, Swedish illustrator. You can get into more artwork and comics from Sarah on her website, such as this drawing full of attack action below.

Sarah Kläpp

Two books sent to Meathaus from the comics publisher, C’est Bon. Here’s some PR action for you:

Letter to Meathaus: C’est Bon

Get into more C’est Bon Kultur at the the C’est Bon Kultur website and tumblr and cruise the tag here for previous publications sent to Letters to Meathaus.

Letter to Meathaus: Drawn & Quarterly

Beverly and Puke Force

Beverly and Puke Force

Beverly and Puke Force

Beverly and Puke Force

Beverly and Puke Force

Beverly and Puke Force

Beverly and Puke Force

Beverly and Puke Force

Beverly and Puke Force

Beverly and Puke Force

Drawn & Quarterly shared this book bounty with Meathaus. Beverly, by Nick Drnaso (website/tumblr) and Puke Force by Brian Chippendale (Instagram/Tumblr), are both new releases that will appeal to different sides of your comics pleasure center. Beverly will voyeuristically treat you to a variety of characters’s realistic scenarios of sexual repression/explosion and social humiliation in multiple stories. The art is clear, plain and disciplined with the effect being that the narrative flows into the mind with high priority. Puke Force drops deep into a crusty, expansive nightmare world where characters eat dumpster doughnuts, linger in the memory mist, practice top-form computer masturbation techniques and beg for their online profile to be updated despite being a blown-apart road-corpse. Single page strips build an overall narrative. The art is Chippendale’s signature gritty and textured dense compositions of ink that demand a slow examination of every panel and picture. Both books cut pretty deep into reality: everyone is barely restraining their madness and everything is unraveling.

See more at the D&Q Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram. Included above are scans of press releases with notable praise for the books. Unfortunately glacial posting-pace finds me publishing this one day after the artists’s book tour has concluded, but the books are fresh and ready to get into your face at your local stores.

Letter to Meathaus: Makkinoso

Letter to Meathaus: Makkinoso

Letter to Meathaus: Makkinoso

Letter to Meathaus: Makkinoso

Letter to Meathaus: Makkinoso

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.

Letter to Meathaus: Everett Rand

Letter to Meathaus: Everett Rand

Letter to Meathaus: Everett Rand

Letter to Meathaus: Everett Rand

Letter to Meathaus: Everett Rand

Letter to Meathaus: Everett Rand

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!
Everett”

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.