Pat Aulisio and pals threw another sweet small press event recently where Pat also exhibited drawings, comics and a sculptural construction in the middle of the floor. I was able to pick up a few items in a brief time there. It looked like a great, packed and tightly curated little event. From Pat I grabbed The Greater Good (co-authored with Josh Bayer) and Stoner Alien:
At another table I was able to get these beautiful books from Lale Westvind (scans are of two covers and one interior spread):
And some newish Mickey Z stuff which was also on her table:
And there was a table with some young people from the Fleisher Art Memorial‘s teen classes (I think?), who were selling some prints and comics and stuff. I grabbed a cute comics zine about a cat who finds some wintery holiday happiness:
My only beef? Someone’s gotta tell these youngsters that a DIY comics zine made from one double sided photocopy sheet and two staples usually runs cheaper than four bucks! On the other hand, was it a fundraiser? I don’t know. If so, I’m an ass for bringing that up. But you can’t blame me since I’m now old as dirt and losing my faculties. Young people: you are the future.
Johnny Sampson wrote Meathaus with a mini comic called Total Fuckup and a nice card that reads:
“Hi Meathaus, I hope you like my comic, Total Fuckup. Yours, Johnny Sampson”
Thanks for Total Fuckup, Johnny. There were some funny bits in this one as the main character sneaks his way into the country fair, drinks and eats garbage, barfs on the ride, wins a portrait of Jesus, checks out some pig testicles, etc. Look into Johnny’s website where you can pick this one up and look at more artwork including more of these fine greeting card designs and sweet stinckers.
Look at the drawings and animation of Henry McClellan over on his Tumblr.
George sent Meathaus so much stuff that looked so good that I took a lot of photos of it to share. His letter reads:
I just finished grad school and I wanted to show you some of the work I did there. This stuff is part of a collection called ‘The Book of Trash.’ Anyway, hope you’re doing well. Peace!”
Thanks George, yes, everything is downright decent. It is good the see your latest and most impressive work yet. See past George letters on the George tag where I also describe how George was a student at UArts years ago now, and more work at his website and Tumblr.
Look at Valerie Kao’s drawings and animation on her Tumblr.
JD sent Meathaus this screen printed postcard with a note on the back that says:
Your site is RARE and WELL DONE, and continues to serve up inspiration and people for me to copy and rip off. Keep up the good work!
Thanks for this sweet postcard JD. I think we should always strive for excellence in everything we do. That’s the ideal. So if you are going to meathaus dot com, meathaus dot com with conviction and passion. I love this multi-color print–super semi-transparent ink interplay. See more of JD’s work over on Deardourff.