Anonymous said: do you read art comics like austin english, blaise larmee, picturebox stuff or do you just like webcomics and mainstream stuff?
I drink more water than wine because water is everywhere.
As it happens, I was talking with my roommate this afternoon, trying to explain artcomics to him, or at least “The New Minimalism” movement. I wasn’t successful but it doesn’t matter, he lives at my house. He is my roommate. I have every opportunity to provide him an example should we repeat the conversation inside the apartment.
I’m really into Simon Moreton’s Smoo comics and I really enjoyed talking with him at SPX.
Aaron Cockle is a friend of mine. He makes comics and has this big notebook with stuff taped into it that makes it look like he’s investigating a murder mystery. He’s a good dude.
Just this past weekend, I caught up with Aidan Koch at the New York Art Book Fair. She’s a devastating cartoonist. She has work online such as this “Blue Period,” but I’m sure you’re familiar with her work, particularly The Blonde Woman. In the category of artcomics, at least as defined in these parameters, Koch and Nichols are perhaps my favorites.
Michael DeForge is definitely an artcomics guy, though not cut from the exact same cloth as Blaise Larmee or Aidan Koch. They all stand in the same room as one another.
Now would be a great time to mention Lala Albert, a fantastic cartoonist who I occasionally reblog. Her 2013 comic Paranoid Apartment is beautiful and creepy in the right ways.
I’m an avid reader of the Latvian comics group Kus. My friend Carrie Try Harder introduced me to Baltic Comics Magazine and I’ve been picking up new volumes of that beautiful brick of comics ever since. Kus also publishes Mini-Kus, including a comic “Borrowed Tails" by Ines Estrada, which I have had on my desk for about two weeks but the comics pile from SPX is ~massive~ and I’m still getting through stuff.
Big acknowledgement to Julia Gfrorer who I hold in such high esteem that I stopped walking at SPX and handed her money for her latest comic “Black Light” without even opening its pages.
The first comic book review that I ever wrote was of a Mat Brinkman book, Teratoid Heights.
I tried to read Brian Chippendale’s Maggots but started getting a headache. It’s really quite beautiful though. Inspired madness. I’ve read C.F.’s POWR MASTRS books 1 and 2. Three times each. I’ve yet to read book 3 or his latest collections of short works. But I like CF’s stuff, generally. He’s got an interesting mental process going on. It takes a while to put myself in that headspace but the work can be quite rewarding.
That goes for Mickey Z as well.
Oh yeah! Frank Santoro. I have “Cold Heat” around this apartment somewhere, I was just showing it to somebody. My life is literally a mess. I can’t find everything in this place.
P.S.: and frankly, my own Little Garden (the original set) belongs in this lot as well.
Thanks for the shoutout, Darryl, I like you too <3 Everybody else: buy Black Light online.