Letter to Meathaus: Mineshaft

Letter to Meathaus: Mineshaft

Letter to Meathaus: Mineshaft

Letter to Meathaus: Mineshaft

Letter to Meathaus: Mineshaft

Letter to Meathaus: Mineshaft

Everett wrote to Meathaus:

“Here’s the new Mineshaft! Hope you like it…
Very best wishes, Everett”

Check out that Mary Fleener cover on this bad boy. And look at that tag list below to see just some of the artists represented in this volume (I think I got most of them.) Thanks again Everett and co-publisher/co-editor Gioia Palmieri for doggedly cranking out this labor of love… This is issue #33! That’s an impressive chunk of independent publishing. Heck, Meathaus only made it to #9 (SOS, buy one here over half-off, fool! The discount more than covers the shipping cost, duh! Still a deal, you sack of sh-!) But truthfully, on this post about Mineshaft we should be pushing their wares with our refined sales techniques, not ours. Do yourself a favor and get over to the Mineshaft website to take a look at this and past issues and get yourself some prime toilet reading (it really is, nice variety, small sections, one and two-pager comics etc.) Also see past Mineshafts to Meathaus on the Mineshaft tag.

Letter to Meathaus: George Wylesol

Letter to Meathaus: George Wylesol

Letter to Meathaus: George Wylesol

Letter to Meathaus: George Wylesol

Letter to Meathaus: George Wylesol

Letter to Meathaus: George Wylesol

Letter to Meathaus: George Wylesol

Letter to Meathaus: George Wylesol

Letter to Meathaus: George Wylesol

Letter to Meathaus: George Wylesol

Letter to Meathaus: George Wylesol

Letter to Meathaus: George Wylesol

Letter to Meathaus: George Wylesol

Letter to Meathaus: George Wylesol

George sent Meathaus so much stuff that looked so good that I took a lot of photos of it to share. His letter reads:

“Yo McD
I just finished grad school and I wanted to show you some of the work I did there. This stuff is part of a collection called ‘The Book of Trash.’ Anyway, hope you’re doing well. Peace!”

Thanks George, yes, everything is downright decent. It is good the see your latest and most impressive work yet. See past George letters on the George tag where I also describe how George was a student at UArts years ago now, and more work at his website and Tumblr.

Postcard to Meathaus: JD Deardourff

Postcard to Meathaus: Deardourff

Postcard to Meathaus: Deardourff

JD sent Meathaus this screen printed postcard with a note on the back that says:

“Dear MEATERS
Your site is RARE and WELL DONE, and continues to serve up inspiration and people for me to copy and rip off. Keep up the good work!
Cheers, JD”

Thanks for this sweet postcard JD. I think we should always strive for excellence in everything we do. That’s the ideal. So if you are going to meathaus dot com, meathaus dot com with conviction and passion. I love this multi-color print–super semi-transparent ink interplay. See more of JD’s work over on Deardourff.

Letter to Meathaus: Candlewick Press

Letter to Meathaus: Candlewick Press

Letter to Meathaus: Candlewick Press

Letter to Meathaus: Candlewick Press

Letter to Meathaus: Candlewick Press

Letter to Meathaus: Candlewick Press

Looks like we got on some kind of review list for Candlewick Press and four books in rapid succession were sent to Meathaus addressed to Dash. Dash you are invited to come down any time and stay over, we’ve got a room for you here in Philly. You’ve got to check out the Barnes if you haven’t yet–it is really overwhelming. And kind of sexy. Why did I bring that up… oh yeah! Yes you can pick up these books when you are here because they were addressed to you! Anyway, what have we got here. It looks like these were preview copies so the shots you’ll see above are b/w print on demand versions of books that will be in full color when published (at least the two with comics will be). Well let me just cover all the bases by saying I’m sure you can go to Candlewick Press’s website to investigate further and purchase these books. The main book of interest here is Comics Confidential: Thirteen Graphic Novelists Talk Story, Craft, and Life Outside the Box, edited by Leonard S. Marcus. If you are like me and are excited about consuming as many interviews and articles about the artistic pursuit that you are passionate about, then here you go, here are some about comics. Included is a section about Dave Roman, a SVA alumnus contemporary with a load of the Meathaus folks.

Letter to Meathaus: Ron Hotz

Letter to Meathaus: Ron Hotz

Letter to Meathaus: Ron Hotz

Letter to Meathaus: Ron Hotz

Letter to Meathaus: Ron Hotz

Letter to Meathaus: Ron Hotz

Letter to Meathaus: Ron Hotz

Letter to Meathaus: Ron Hotz

Letter to Meathaus: Ron Hotz

Letter to Meathaus: Ron Hotz

Ron Hotz sent Meathaus a hybrid sketch/drawing and comics zine and a letter from Toronto:

“I hope you like this book. Yup, That’s about all I got to say. Love, Ron Hotz”

And then a second copy and another letter after we took too long to post the first:

“Where the hell is out Meathaus submission?! Love you guys, Ron”

Thanks Ron! I’ve got your Meathaus submission right here. Check it out: the book that Ron produced is sort of a scrap book of weird medical office paraphernalia, receipts, sticky notes and cork board photos with a narrative through line of Ron’s teenaged characters with cool hair who are trying to get home. I’m thinking these are the same characters in Ron’s online comics Best Day Evr! that he would also like to share with you, here. Also above are a few images Ron included in an initial email when I told him to send a letter in the real mail as sure-fire way to get on the Meathaus which is also why Ron had certain expectations of us posting said-submission. Little did Ron know, it can take an ass-long time to get around to. But here we are today, alive in this moment, sharing this digi-connection. Rejoice, internet. Life without art would be a cruel slog through a brutal meat-scape of unending horror.

Letter to Meathaus: Logan Kruidenier

Letter to Meathaus: Logan Kruidenier

Letter to Meathaus: Logan Kruidenier

Letter to Meathaus: Logan Kruidenier

Letter to Meathaus: Logan Kruidenier

Letter to Meathaus: Logan Kruidenier

Logan sent Meathaus two comic books and this swell illuminated letter that reads:

“Dear Meathaus,
Here is some of my recent work: My first professionally printed comic, “Too Much Fun.” (printed by Colour Code Press,) as well as a self-printed version of the complete first act of “TVDEEPFRY.” I hope these works bring you great joy, and that you will like ’em enough to feature on Meathaus.

These comics and more are available to read on my website, and I have also recently begun to upload new pages for “TVDEEPFRY, Act 2,” which may be viewed on my website, tumblr, or ello pages.

Thanks for being awesome!
–Logan Kruidenier”

Sweet, thanks Logan. Get into Logan’s links above, where you can see much more of the latest action and read the comics with your own eyeballs! Also, previously on Meathaus.

We are all meat in the end

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