11/26/10

Rob Reviews RDCD Fist (RRRF...)

Well, it finally happened: my first mini made its way through the gates of The Comics Journal and into a thoughtful review by Rob Clough. I feel fortunate to have had Rob take the time to parse my brief, mostly stream-of-consciousness little narrative; it definitely helps me maintain my motivation to plug away at Redcd Fist II. One comparison that has come up at least twice that I can recall (once from Tom K. when I traded him for his first Gabrielle Bell mini, the second from Raighne) before Rob's review is the Cronenburgian undertones of the story, something I didn't think about while making it, but in hindsight makes perfect sense. I'm a huge admirer of his work (Videodrome is easily in my top tier of movies), so I'm not surprised his influence seeped in there. 




I'm also glad to have been reviewed together with Jason Overby, someone I really respect as a cartoonist. I picked up my first copies of his work at Stumptown last April and I'd have to say that his work, along with Blaise Larmee and Jason T. Miles', were definitely my favorite single-creator comics of the show. The blog that he runs with Blaise and Austin English, cometscomets, is also one of the most interesting comics blogs of the moment in the way I used to feel about the Comics Comics blog. Still like those guys, but it feels like that blog finally found a job after college and had to start 'taking shit seriously'. Anyway, what copies are left of this guy will be available on the new 2dc internet store once Raighne creates it. We have a lot of comics I'm excited about slated for 2011, more on those as they become ready (or rather, when we become ready to beg for your monéy!)

11/18/10

You Can't Be Here gets it's first review!

Nic Breutzman got his beautiful newspaper biggie reviewed over at The Comics Journal by none other than Rob Clough. You Can't Be Here will  be colored and collected into Mother Lover early next year, along with another short by Nic and a new story by John and Luke Holden. Some time before that we will get the new web shop up and open and have You Can't Be Here available for sale there as well as some some of Shenton's shops (currently waiting on Nic getting us some more copies as we are a little low).


On a side note, I got to meet with Grimalkin's publisher, Jordan Shiveley, over tea talk a bit about his outfit as he makes the move to Minneapolis. We'll be doing an interview with him over at Itchy Keen at a later time. Our own Reynold Kissling has a very pretty short in the forthcoming fifth volume of Hive! If I haven't said it before, Hive is doing some things really well and I applaud them on their ability to release regularly, the beautiful hand-craftedness of their releases, and their ability to put out better and bigger books with each iteration. Anthologies are hard, this I know.

11/13/10

New Shops, New Review, and a Thanks to YOU!

First review of Justin's wonderfully strange mini RDCD Fist over at Midnight Fiction.  It is an odd little book and my short diddy taking up the rear probably doesn't help make anything more clear.  Anyways--Woohoo!  Thanks Richard Krauss!

Note: RDCD Fist will be for sale in the shop in the next month.  It's a super limited run and will thusly not be made available to shops.

Meghan and I spent the first week of this month in France, more on that soon, but in the mean time we got orders for GMN4 and other books at some new shops!  They are as follows:

Fatbottom Books in Barcelona Spain, Le Pied de Biche Galerie Librarie (The Crowbar Gallery & Bookstore) in Paris France; Desert Island in Brooklyn, NY; Casablanca Comics in Portland, ME; Ada Books in Providence, RI.

And last but not least, 2 of our more usual shops in NY ordered some copies of GMN4, Forbidden Planet and Jim Hanley's Universe!  Thank you for your orders and thank you Tony Shenton!!



Oh, and this is the last page from RDCD Fist (from the story I did).  I don't think it gives anything away other than being weird.