Philly illustration manimal James Heimer sent Meathaus over his latest comic book creation, Red Right Hand #1 and a postcard that reads:
“Here’s this comic I made with some friends. Your stuff on the Brody show is FANTASTIC! Cheers Homie, –James”
Thanks James! And thanks Ryan Crawford and Eric Margolis who wrote this jamson. This is issue one where two dudes are at a bar with a bunch of people behind them who are bringing them down with conversations about shallow, pointless, pop-culture products and then one-eyed future-David Yow from the year 2019 appears and recruits them to murder the Red Hot Chili Peppers and get on board to murder all other producers of “bad art” throughout history. Looking forward to reading more, and you can get yours at JamesHeimer.com. See Previous letters from James here and here.
Leander Capuozzo sent Meathaus a copy of his full color art zine SWSEVEN which is one tight little package of doodley collages and drawings from a handful of artists and a note that reads:
Here is a strange little book I made with some very cool artists! I hope you enjoy it! (picture of a space cat) –Leander Capuozzo”
Thanks Leander this book looks and feels good, I like to hold it and look at it. This is like a coffee table art book of art zines, which I would put on a coffee table if I had that. Check out the contributing artists and the fun to play with website header over on SWSEVEN dot com.
Hey check it out Sciencepainted sent another envelope of stuff to Meathaus. Here is the last one. Just as long as no one gets hurt and everyone’s having a good time I’m pretty much down with some weird stuff in an envelope.
Anyway as you can see this post and the next three or five letters have been posted by Lee. Lee is competently hanging around both my UArts class and studio this semester as an official school intern so one of the things he has helped with is posting these mothers during my time of deep Meathaus neglect due to other work. Lee is an illustration student at UArts and you can dig through his web work here.
Tom Meddings sent all this neat stuff from Thailand, including some stickers and Eye to Eye and a letter that reads:
“Dear Meathaus, Here is a copy of my latest book for you! Eye to Eye my first venture into offset with a hand screen printed slipcover. Also some stickers that I have been wanting to print for ages but just found somewhere with a reasonable enough [something] for the die-cutting! Hope you enjoy! Tom XX Facebook/unedibletom“
Oh wow everyone should get into this Eye to Eye book about this hunter lady who is out and she wants to shoot some deer, but then a fly and a bunch of deer basically become a bunch of naked ladies everywhere crawling all over her rifle and eyeballs and she definitely has some second thoughts before making a decision about what to do. And these stickers are very handsome and expertly die-cut indeed. Get in touch with Tom here or here to learn more about everything and get your hamfists on these materials. See Tom’s previous letter here.
Jamie Hibdon sent Meathaus a package with Hot Pursuit, Star Seed, some prints and a little note that reads:
“Meat Casa, Please receive these comics with joy. I traded Chris for a tijuana-bible style smutty sci-fi comic at Locust last year. Here is a modified version of that, plus an ashcan for my new story, Star Seed, both of which debuted at Locust this year. Hope you like, keep up the good work! –Jams”
I’m going to have to dig through my pile to look for this smut. Anyway, thanks for sending over these comics Jamie. Hot Pursuit is described on the inside back cover as being completed mostly at a 24-hour comic making session hosted at a comic book store in which Jamie acted creepy in a dark corner, cloistering himself while drawing a sci-fi sex comic. Probably for the best. Star Seed has a cool black and white and purple cover and is about these lady space-rabbits that have to hatch their space eggs in a very specific, epic, way in accordance with ancient tradition. But some kind of nasty thing screwed their junk up and now this one is left to tell her story to this bearded dude who looks confused. Lots of ink flying all over the place in here. See more from Jamie on his Tumblr and blog. Oh and see Jamie’s previous letter here.
Meathaus got a package with VORTEX #4 in it and a note written inside in spooky penmanship from William Cardini:
Here’s the final ish of VORTEX! It completes my first graphic novel. I’m looking into releasing a collected edition eventually. Keep up the bodacious blogging! –Will”
Will do, Will. Will do. Thanks for the VORTEX conclusion in which the Miizzzard has to kick that long guy’s ass in the control device in order to free the vortex. But at what cost? Also check out previous letters from Cardini.
Michael Olivo sent Meathaus this massive package with all of these super books in it. I can’t find a letter in there but let the books do the talking. And go look at Michael’s blog and website and Flickr. There is Set Sail For Rocks, and there is Michael’s store where you can buy a bundle of comics all at once which will probably be similar to this load, but maybe different? Or they are individually for sale too. There is DCXXXL, DCXXXL.2, SWARM! and more things! See more things on his website. Oh I found the letter on the back of the orange post-it note:
“Dear MH, It’s a grey leg bone. M”
Thanks Michael for all the books and the note and cool post-it note artwork, stickers and postcard.
Andreas Johansen sent Meathaus these cool packs of Galaxy Brawlers cards in striped envelopes all the way from Tromsø, in the Norwegian portion of the Arctic circle. Also there was this figure of a Galaxy Brawler too but I don’t have a photo of it so I used Andreas’s from his website. You can check out even more of his work on his blog. I don’t think there was a letter but thanks for the Brawlers gear!
FATBEN sent Meathaus another package with Kleavage in it, the new issue of his drawing and variety zine, and a nice card that reads:
Check out my Kleavage.
Well thanks FATBEN for this new ish. I enjoyed reading the two page koala-cuddling letter from your friend Nick and looking at your drawings and other drawings like Thug Bugs above by Carl Herse. I know I mentioned there was no way to connect with FATBEN for any reason on the last two letters, but now you can totally ‘reach out’ and ‘get in touch’ with FATBEN’s official Kleavage email (email@example.com), which no one has ever used ever, according to the inside back cover.
Check it out, Izza from a “fetid rural town on the South Coast of Australia” (quote from her zine bio page) sent Meathaus this handmade zine with cut out photocopies of her drawings pasted into the pages along with stickers of Pooh Bear and a photo from a McCain Roast Chicken frozen dinner ad. It’s called Fruity Zine. And there was a letter that reads:
Before you is a copy of my first ever art zine for your eyes to gaze upon. I love your website, don’t ever stop posting! Ciao, Izza
P.S. Shameless plug – If any Australian readers of Meathaus fancy a copy, they can be found at The Sticky Institute and Polyester Books in Melbourne.”
Well thanks for this package, Izza. I could tell right away that a fun and funky individual had mailed us something when the envelope slid out of the PO Box bedazzled with horse stickers with metallic stamp accents in their manes and BFF hearts. Check out more work from Izza as she makes it on her Tumblr.