Art Books Comics Meathaus

Credit where it’s due: Chris McDonnell

Hello internet, Jay Sacher here again. As the day-to-day web-overlord for Meathaus, our particular friend Chris McD is obviously far too polite to blog about his own accomplishments and considerable talents, but since Chris and familia are currently lost somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle, I figured I’d gush a little about the man behind the curtain.

Chris is pure comic gold, both in a drawing-actual-comics way and in a making-you-laugh-way. check out his webspace and blog to see what he’s been up to.

I might be biased, since it’s a project I’m editing for Chronicle Books, but I especially enjoy Chris’ process work for his upcoming doodle/gag project, Sasquatch’s Big, Hairy Drawing Book. Check out the insane amount of cover designs we forced him to whip up…ha! Work harder!

And let’s not forget all the killer animation and character design he’s done for shows like Tim and Eric and Portlandia.

Finally, as the men and women of Meathaus have spread across the globe, Chris has continued the publishing arm of MH, with our sketchbook series, Go For the Gold. Hats off, amigo.


Unfiltered: The Complete Ralph Bakshi

Unfiltered: The Complete Ralph Bakshi by Chris McDonnell and Jon M. Gibson Foreword by Quentin Tarantino

Meathaus’ own Chris McD has designed and co-written with Jon M. Gibson the first and only complete look at the life and art of director Ralph Bakshi in a beautiful art-book package. Quentin Tarantino’s excellent foreword reveals a studied depth of appreciation for Ralph’s work. The book has a release date set for April 2008 and you can pre-order on Amazon right now and get 13 bucks off or something crazy like that: Unfiltered: The Complete Ralph Bakshi

Look out for the book appearing in stores across the country this spring. Ralph, Jon and Chris will be at this years San Diego Comicon and more events elsewhere through the summer promoting the book. Here is a video preview peek at the book to whet your interest or frustrate you at its youtube compression…: