Hope you like my book/read my book.
Lots of love,
Nathan Cowdry sent Meathaus his comics zine called Western Voyeur full of one-pager comics starring this lady Po-Cha-Chan who is generally getting naked a lot and has fantastic eyebrows and her little pink guy-friend Gobo-chan who shaves her legs and inspects her swimsuit area and there are some other characters like this one critter that gets chewed on by a bloodthirsty dolphin and you can pretty much read all or most of these comics for yourself instantly over on the blog and Tumblr of N. Cowdry himself and I am guessing you could buy this comics zine and add it to your own collection. Thanks Nathan!
Drawn & Quarterly sent Meathaus the latest Michael DeForge (website/Twitter) book to get some eyeballs on, called Big Kids. The book is about a high school kid who hangs with a crew that likes to beat him up. He’s also in a secret relationship with one of the guys who enjoys abusing him. One day his understanding of reality is torn away: he has “treed.” He can now perceive that he is an abstract plant-based guy with flower-bed shoulder-clusters and that the world is divided into twig beings and tree beings. Twigs are those that haven’t “treed” and are stuck perceiving the lower-tier level of existence. Trees perceive sensations more intensely, often as visual vibrations, colors and blobs. Trees acknowledge each other with silent looks as they pass in a crowded hall full of twigs. Trees relax their agitated nerves by soaking in swimming pools where they writhe and cavort in next-level ecstasy. Treeing is treated as an analog for maturing or changing in some sense, but just like growing your first pube, achieving this tree-status doesn’t seem to equate with achieving any extra-special wisdom worth bragging about. As the comic progresses, we even learn that it is possible to de-tree (or re-twig, if you like). Definitely a lot of ambiguous coming-of-age hooks that you can catch your own experiences on as you plow through this fine read.
Charley Foster sent Meathaus a little red and white 4-interior pages zine with a Christmasy flavor called SEASON’S GREETINGS! with stylized photos of ladies grinding on drunk Santa, a paint-by-numbers Jesus painting and some mini poems. A note on the back says:
“Happy New Year to the Meathaus folks.”
Check out the latest C’est Bon Anthology vol. 30: A New Hope that has been sent to the Letters to Meathaus postal box with comics by Mattias Elftorp, Steve Nyberg, Stefan Petrini, Kinga Dukaj, Christina Cromnow, Luddvig Melin, Henrik Rogowski, Emei Burell, Oskar Aspman, and Frøydis Sollid Simonsen. This is a 100-pager, full color, and back to the previous format of being a variety of individual stories, thanks CBK.
Above, get your eyeballs on C’est Bon Anthology vol 31: Find Me In This City by Mari Ahokoivu, Finnish illustrator. You can see more of her artwork and drawings and comics on Tumblr and her website such as this character line up below.
C’est Bon Anthology vol 29: What We Knew by Sarah Kläpp, Swedish illustrator. You can get into more artwork and comics from Sarah on her website, such as this drawing full of attack action below.
Two books sent to Meathaus from the comics publisher, C’est Bon. Here’s some PR action for you: