A while back my book “Cusp” got reviewed by this Polish website but I can’t read Polish, so I couldn’t even figure out if it was a kind review, or the other kind. Just recently I’ve been in contact with a Polish fellow, whom I believe is associated with the site, and he translated a bit of it for me. Here’s a bit of the bit:
“thomas herpich lets me discern fleeting thoughts, charmingly.
Straight out poetically he is creating his brief stories. He is
going in for the intellectual vivisection, but without the pathos
and the blast, without the moralizing and boredom. Sometimes he is
funny, absurd but he is always an astute observer of the humanity
I think it sounds like a guest verse from a low-level Wu Tang foot soldier. Flattering too.
Brandon and Keith Graham are brothers from the same mother, and share a love of making art, comics, etc. You can see more from them both on their website The Brothers Graham. Keith has awesome comics in Meathaus 7 and the upcoming issue 8.
Brandon lives for comics. Jeff Mason’s Alternative Comics recently published a great book of Brandon’s called Escalator which is the best place to start for an All-American sized serving of B.G. comics.
Besides his Meathaus and Alternative Comics work, Brandon art can be found updated regularly at hisDeviant Art page. Brandon also has a huge upcoming series from Tokyopop.
He’s sort of like the other power-duo of art dudes involved in Meathaus, like your Thomas Herpich/ Peter Herpich, Tomer Hanuka/ Asaf Hanuka, Brandon Graham/ Keith Graham types, except that he’s just himself, Mr. Zachary Flagg Baldus or Zachary Flagg or Zachary Baldus or whatever. No matter how you slice it he is a cool dude, world traveller and illustrator/ painter extraordinaire. Visit Zach’s website here.
Kenichi draws and paints mysterious things with mastery, check out his website. You can also see his comic from Meathaus 7 there, sketchbooks, a poster collaboration with James Jean, and more. James and Kenichi also have famously collaborated on Polite Winter, a visual conversation that bounces bi-coastally between the two.
Another new face in the upcoming Meathaus 8 is Mr. Mickey Duzyj. Check out his illustrations for the New Yorker and other clients and his dark ‘n’ lovely comics on his website.
Becky is a comics monster! Fresh back from some adventures around the globe, she is probably doing what she does best right now, making more comics. She’s got too many projects to list here, but her recently new site has them all laid out real nice so you can begin to appreciate the volume of fine pages she’s been cranking out. In Meathaus for many years, Becky has once again served up some fresh pages for the upcoming issue 8, “Head Games”, which she previews on her website. While you’re there, check out her other pals work at Estrigious.
New in Meathaus 8, Matthew Woodson’s comics and illustrations are rendered with careful skill and detail, in powerful black and white. If we had gotten our crap together earlier (a year or two back), we could have boasted his published comics premier! But Matthew is too good and prolific not to be widely published, and has since had pieces in the popular anthology FLIGHT and is working on a new project with Brian Wood. Visit Matthew’s website Ghostco.
“Angry Jim” has been up to various things these days. His new book Krachmacher 2, the follow up to his Xeric book Krachmacher 1, is available now but only on his website and at conventions like A.P.E., M.o.C.C.A., and S.P.X.. Also available on his site is the 7″ debut from his band Paper Fleet, which includes a 4 page comic. Samples from his band can be heard atpaperfleet.com and on their myspace page
Any international news organization that would give the late great John Peel free rein is allright by me. And now, the BBC is even more allrighter by me since they’ve written a feature on the Meathaus. MH head cheese Chris McD spoke with the BBC’s Collective: Interactive Culture Magazine earlier this month, and the results are now online for the world to read. Tear it up!
Artwork pictured above by the very psychedelic Rob Donnelly
If you know about Meathaus then you know about Farel Dalrymple. But do you know about his deepest darkest secrets? Maybe he will post them one day on his Livejournal blog, but probably not. Until that day, you’ll have to be content with the awesome sketches and designs he posts there direct from his current sketchbooks and projects. The internet is awesome!