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Dave from Revival House Press sent Meathaus another package full of comics and a letter that reads:
What’s up?! It’s your old buddy Dave from Revival House. Got two new books for ya, Everything Unseen #4 and Ritual #3. I’m very proud of both these titles and I hope you enjoy them!
For sure, Dave. Don’t doubt the dopeness, ever. And thanks! Everything Unseen is by Drew Beckmeyer, and #4 is the final chapter of this story, although the last page teases a full color epilogue coming soon. This book continues the free form pencil drawing style from previous issues. There are definitely some funny drawings and strange drawings in this book. Malachi Ward is the author of Ritual #3, which for this issue is titled (subtitled?) Vile Decay. Check out the truckload of Revival House titles Dave and friends have generously sent over in previous letters here to also see previous issues of these comics. Finally, take a closer look at this fine cover drawing, here an image of a special print, from Malachi’s Vile Decay. The surface textures of buildings and nature get special attention throughout this distinctly rendered two-color book. Get your copies right away from right here.
Why is my computer fighting me to make this post. The scanner scans two images then no longer is recognized by the software, the website uploader uploads half the image then hangs there, this animation podcast I’m listening to is just this guy talking really slowly and disjointedly because he is trying to record a podcast at the same time as driving through LA traffic, so much dead air as he pauses to see accidents almost happen that he probably is almost causing, what a world. Anyway, Dave Nuss generously has sent Meathaus new comics by Malachi Ward and Drew Beckmeyer published by his Revival House Press. They are The Reverie, and Everything Unseen Parts 6 & 7 which feature “the unsettling nature of having one’s wishes truly granted” and “an evocation of thoughtfully whimsical and, sometimes, disturbing notions embodied by an appearance of straw-hats, sand-castles and ritualized sacrifice”, respectively, according to the included press-release-type letter. That sacrifice is babies, BTW. They are the kind of babies that are drawn with tiny man-heads, sort of dark-ages style. You know those paintings you can see of the Madonna and Child, the type where Jesus is a a sort of tiny-man-proportioned baby? Those are cool. It is like the artists never saw babies before. But it certainly fits here in Drew’s strange world he has been drawing. See previous letters and comics from Revival House Press here with the Nuss search.
Dave Nuss of Revival House Press sent Meathaus Malachi Ward‘s latest comic called Real Life, or maybe Ritual, and a note:
“I’ve sent you our latest publication: Ritual #1 by Malachi Ward. It’s a stand alone horror-story about the uncertainty and latent tension surrounding a couple’s foray into cohabitation. It’s got some riveting stuff with knock-out graphic story-telling. Hope you enjoy it. It debuts at the Stumptown Comics Fest April 28th and in stores, May 2nd. Take care, Dave”
Thanks Dave and Malachi, just read through this and there are some nice skin disfiguring and boiling with beetles drawings to go along with the horrific turn in the story which begins on an average night at home in a presumably Los Angeles-type apartment. I used to live in this apartment in the Palms neighborhood which is mostly just these boring concrete apartment blocks behind a KFC with the old bucket-on-a-pole-sign next to the highway. Sometime after I moved back East they turned the KFC into a weed dispensary and I would be so psyched if they modified the sign to become a bucket of weed.
Update: Of course I had to look it up and it turns out they were lazy and didn’t make a new bucket: