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.
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.
Logan sent Meathaus two comic books and this swell illuminated letter that reads:
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.
Thanks for being awesome!
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.
Check it out: Christine Larsen, steadfast member of the Philly Cartoonists Society sometimes teacher and all the time comics maker has sent Meathaus this envelope of sketchbook zines and mini comics about orcs. To see more of these little beauties for yourself get over to Christine’s website, Tumblr, Instagram and blog. Thanks Christine!
Ferg, from far Britol writes Meathaus:
Hopes ya enjoy these comics all tha way from Britol-Blighty
–Ferg @comicstomp CHEERS.”
Thanks for these comics zines MAVERICK #1 and HYPER GALACTIC ROCKSTAR CHAMPION 2nd Edition, Ferg, and this patch, drawing and letter. Hyper Galactic Rockstar Champion is written and illustrated by Joe W. Price and Ferg with cover art by Dessy Baeva and is about a battle of the bands show broadcasting from Sky Mountain Arena complete with commercials for Spider Island and Elecan, the can full of as many elephants as you need. I was rooting for Hugo le Fat’s “smog of bum notes” but he ended up “ignited in a blaze of his own foul stench” by Modus Operandi’s incomprehensible shredding lightning bolt. Maverick takes you on an attempted prison break from the Bottle Bank where you are lucky if you are not harvested for jam. See more Ferg and friends over on ComicStomp.
Take a look at Muriel Bellini’s comics and drawings on Tumblr.
Look at these neat sketches, panels, drawings and comics from Quinne Larsen over on Tumblr.