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.
“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
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.
Dave from Revival House Press sent Meathaus another package full of comics and a letter that reads:
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!
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.
Check it out, C’est Bon Kulture has sent Meathaus the latest two issues of their C’est Bon Anthology,volumes 23 All Saints, and 24 HAIR. All Saints is a hardcover solo book by Marcel Ruijters and HAIR is the normal CBA multi-artist book, this time with international artists contributing their own work with the theme of “hair”. Results include three different comics with bears involved, one guy who shaves his body hair off (including the eyebrows) in a series of full body nude photographs, and one with a dj cat (and a tone-deaf KKK gag). See previous issues sent to Meathaus here and check out more on the C’est Bon Kulture website for complete contributor lists.
Brendan Danielsson of Subferior Fine Art Editions and Jason Murphy sent Meathaus over a package with two issues of Jason’s Juvenitive comic and a note that says:
Hey yourself, guys making neat stuff. And thanks! Jason’s first two issues of Juvenitive focus on some kids horsing around outside on bikes, finding bugs, being in a fort, breaking some stuff, not being aware of the consequences of their actions, puking, running from snakes, crying, feeling guilty and so on. Check out more on Jason’s Tumblr and buys comics and art here, and see previous letters with his work here and here.
Matt Crabe Heaven’s Favorite Man sent Meathaus a package with two new zines, Tenderness and Pink Devil Sex Party on Orgy Island and a letter written on a facsimile rejection letter from Playboy:
“Hey MEATHAUSE! Heres my new magazine It’s so Tender your heart may explode, so be careful. I didn’t chop off any fingers making this book, sorry!
Matt Crabe Heaven’s Favorite Man.”
The first part of Tenderness includes drawings of super sex-organ monstrosities with squirting poles and drippy holes interacting across the gutterless panels of these abstract comics. Part two features full page drawings of the same, this time as symmetrical panel-less compositions including 40oz bottles, bow ties and irritated razor burn. Finally part three includes studies of bones and disembodied flesh parts molded into the shape of the Playboy bunny logo and four panel comic pages on the right about some cartoon dog, a headstone and a woman of some type dripping and falling apart and sinking into a grave. The title of the second book is pretty much a spot-on description of the drawings inside. Thanks, Matt! And just like last time, Meathaus and the USPS thanks you for not sending any actual fleshy parts over.
See more from Matt over here and get your zines here.
Dorian sent Meathaus this postcard presumably so you can go check out more over up in this piece.
Adam Lichi sent Meathaus a package with the hand-made art book Personal Feelings: Volume I and a letter that is very wordy and I don’t have a problem with that but I’m just going to show you the scan of it so you can read it with your own eyeballs:
Thanks Adam for this book and letter. Check it out he’s got this sort of silver embossed text on these black paper covers, and an accordion-style binding of these art pages. It’s a brief book with a handful of drawing spreads but you can see more from Adam over on his website, youngmutant.com, as mentioned in the letter.