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: L2C

Letter to Meathaus: L2C

Letter to Meathaus: L2C

Letter to Meathaus: L2C

Letter to Meathaus: L2C

Letter to Meathaus: L2C

Letter to Meathaus: L2C

Letter to Meathaus: L2C

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:

“Hello!
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.

Letter to Meathaus: Michael Givrato

Letter to Meathaus: Michael Giurato

Letter to Meathaus: Michael Giurato

Letter to Meathaus: Michael Giurato

Letter to Meathaus: Michael Giurato

Michael Giurato sent Meathaus a drawing zine called Officerated and an illuminated letter that reads:

“Dear Meathaus,
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.

Letter to Meathaus: Max Temescu

Letter to Meathaus: Max Temescu

Letter to Meathaus: Max Temescu

Letter to Meathaus: Max Temescu

Letter to Meathaus: Max Temescu

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:

“Hello Meathaus,
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.
Sincerely,
Max Temescu
temescuart.com

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

Letter to Meathaus: Wren McDonald

Letter to Meathaus: Wren McDonald

Letter to Meathaus: Wren McDonald

Letter to Meathaus: Wren McDonald

Letter to Meathaus: Wren McDonald

Letter to Meathaus: Wren McDonald

Letter to Meathaus: Wren McDonald

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.

Letter to Meathaus: Victor Devlin

Letter to Meathaus: Victor Devlin

Letter to Meathaus: Victor Devlin

Letter to Meathaus: Victor Devlin

Letter to Meathaus: Victor Devlin

“DEAR MEATHAUS – i love you! I NEED MORE COMICS! it’s boring in North Carolina. I sent you a zine that i just finished. I hope you like the pictures. I hope you have a great summer! –Victor
*ps–make tom herpich make more comics!”

What’s up Victor thanks for this zine and your letter. I am digging these clusters of marks you made into dense drawings that looks like bits of the natural world and I also like this chill floating skull guy on the cover. You never have to be bored in North Carolina again when you realize that Meathaus doesn’t really exist and it is just a concept constructed in your mind with vague ideas of what and how it could be to always be having fun partying and publishing comics in imagination land instead of just me sitting here in front of my computer at 5am in my night pants. And then take your new power of the knowledge of the cruel reality of the situation and use it to imagine an even better scenario wherein Tom puts out a weekly zine hand-delivered to your door, Brandon designs you the ultimate neck-tattoo of you as a walrus, Farel re-writes the Wrenchies to include you leading your own teenage gang of mutants, and the Hanuka Bros give you two free weeks of hot inking tips. And then live the dream.

See more Victor drawings at victordevlin.com

Letter to Meathaus: Daniel Zender

Letter to Meathaus: Daniel Zender

Letter to Meathaus: Daniel Zender

Letter to Meathaus: Daniel Zender

Letter to Meathaus: Daniel Zender

Letter to Meathaus: Daniel Zender

Letter to Meathaus: Daniel Zender

Letter to Meathaus: Daniel Zender

Letter to Meathaus: Daniel Zender

Multi-package-sending-letter-writing artist Daniel Zender (see previous loads here) sent Meathaus the latest issue of his Hydrochloric group art zine and two solo painting zines, Light Terrors and Best Seller and a note that says:

“Meathaus! Some new work ☺︎ Enjoy –DZ”

Thanks Daniel. Check it out, Light Terrors has a multi-color silkscreened cover with full color interiors, Best Seller is an interesting concept of high-contrast b/w photocopied images of paintings, and Hydrochloric issue 4’s theme is “summer.” These are the contributing artists there, old pals and new, and whatta selection to browse (worth your bytes, proceed with the downloadin’):

Alain Pilon | Michael Lauritano | Lennard Kok | Christopher Silas Neal | Josh Cochran | Raymond Lemstra | Jordan Awan | Jessica HJ Lee | Annie Won | Ben Wheatley | Noa Snir | Thomas James | Pete Ryan | Sam Kalda | Nick Iluzada | Eleanor Taylor | Rebekka Dunlap | Karol Banach | Lily Padula | Daniel Zender

Get your own copy of Hydrochloric up in here.

Vile Decay Bergen Print

Letter to Meathaus: Dave Nuss

Letter to Meathaus: Dave Nuss

Letter to Meathaus: Dave Nuss

Letter to Meathaus: Dave Nuss

Dave from Revival House Press sent Meathaus another package full of comics and a letter that reads:

“Meathaus,
What’s up?! It’s your old buddy Dave from Revival House. Got two new books for ya, Everything Unseen #4 and Ritual #3. I’m very proud of both these titles and I hope you enjoy them!
Stay dope!
Love, Dave”

For sure, Dave. Don’t doubt the dopeness, ever. And thanks! Everything Unseen is by Drew Beckmeyer, and #4 is the final chapter of this story, although the last page teases a full color epilogue coming soon. This book continues the free form pencil drawing style from previous issues. There are definitely some funny drawings and strange drawings in this book. Malachi Ward is the author of Ritual #3, which for this issue is titled (subtitled?) Vile Decay. Check out the truckload of Revival House titles Dave and friends have generously sent over in previous letters here to also see previous issues of these comics. Finally, take a closer look at this fine cover drawing, here an image of a special print, from Malachi’s Vile Decay. The surface textures of buildings and nature get special attention throughout this distinctly rendered two-color book. Get your copies right away from right here.

Vile Decay Bergen Print