Soxx's Happy Trash Month

Soxx’s Happy Trash Month

Soxx's Happy Trash Month

Check it out, Soxx (artist Jenny Drumgoole) is soliciting your cash to fund a month of eight surprise trash day parties for Philadelphia sanitation workers. It’s been almost a year since Soxx’s Happy Trash Day parties began, and funding this will provide the means for Soxx to get the party supplies she needs (glitter, beans, balloons, refreshments, etc.) for this final Happy Trash Month after which Soxx will march her life size papier-mâché trash collector to City Hall for a special trash day celebration for mayor Michael “Mix Master Mike” Nutter. See, Happy Trash Day indirectly raises awareness of an ongoing issue facing the sanitation workers: they’ve been working without a raise or contract for over five years. Soxx’s celebrations of trash day also acknowledge the essential services that the trash collectors provide the city all year long, which otherwise gets ignored at best. Here’s a widget thing which I selected because it also shows the funding percentage and days left. This is a 15 day funding drive:

Soxx's Happy Trash Month

Soxx's Happy Trash Month

Soxx's Happy Trash Month

Some of the rewards include a custom beaned DVD case and DVD of all the trash day parties, buttons, custom watercolors of trash day moments (by Soxx), and even an opportunity to choose one of the trash day party themes or have Soxx throw a trash day party in your own neighborhood (within 200 miles of Philly) for your own trash collector crew. See more on the Kickstarter page.

Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo

Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo Cover

Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo Cover

Here is the jacket cover of the art book that I wrote and designed, Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo. It has an introduction by Guillermo del Toro. It was edited by Eric Klopfer at Abrams, which is the publisher. Cartoon Network, Pen Ward, Adam Muto, and the whole crew were involved in its creation. Here is an amazon.com referral link: Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo that you can click and pre-order it with so that I can earn some extra change and go out for some pizzas. It is still on a super pre-order sale as of right now. The very reasonable $35 cover price (this is a 352 page book), is currently 29% off … so that’s about ten bucks off, which makes it $24.92. Get into it! It publishes this fall. Look out for more previews and images soon.

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Letter to Meathaus: Roger Omer

Letter to Meathaus: Roger Omer

Letter to Meathaus: Roger Omer

Letter to Meathaus: Roger Omer

Roger Omer

Roger Omer sent Meathaus this envelope stuffed with beautiful things from interesting and fantastic artists. And I took an ass-long time to post it. Shame, shame on me. Lee-the-spring-semester-intern scanned some of these and had it set up for me but then I just needed to scan some more because damnit everything is outstanding. So Roger engaged some artists to illustrate six authentic dreams from 8-10 year old children in Valencia, Spain, (and one has six dreams from a child in Tel Aviv, Israel) which remain the text accompanying each illustration, written in Spanish and English.

“Best Wishes,
and happy Dreams,
Roger Omer”

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Thank you Roger, for such strange, folding items, part book, poster, or something else. Most of them have the dream text on the opposite side and more images. It is hard to illustrate here that most of the images above where you see only two pages are only a part of the panoramic accordion fold-out illustrations on each of these publications that flow the entire length of the side of paper. Maybe Roger’s got some on a website. Let’s check. So here is the website:

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And it looks like you can check out more stuff and maybe get some books on Roger’s 6 Dreams Tumblr and here is a Flickr stash.

And of course the featured artists are Meathaus favorites: Matthew Houston, Thomas Wellmann, Max Fiedler, Wren McDonald, Amanda Baeza, and Roni Fahima.

Letter to Meathaus: Mineshaft

Letter to Meathaus: Mineshaft

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Letter to Meathaus: Mineshaft

Letter to Meathaus: Mineshaft

Everett from Mineshaft sent Meathaus over the latest issue and a note that says:

“Hello Meathaus.
Hope like the new Mineshaft.
Best wishes to you and Meathaus.
–Everett
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Yes! Thanks for this exciting comics, drawing, writing and Crumb’s dreams magazine. You’ve got Christoph Mueller doing a comic about growing up obsessing over Crumb then meeting him and corresponding with him, some Mary Fleener, Jay Lynch, Bill Griffith, and more in Issue 30. William Crook Jr. draws some city and landscapes. We took so long to get this post up you can already get your eyeballs over to the Mineshaft website and pre-order issue #31, coming right up! See previous issue of Mineshaft sent to Meathaus here.

We are all meat in the end