hanging out with some papyrus
providence civic center guide, march 1986 via abandoned house next door. fucking street styles!!!!!!!!
to anyone coming to providence for RIPE this august: P’ZAZZMATAZZ is no longer but Cookie Place is still there and very close to the venue.
Sgt. Eric Ferris of the Byron, Ga., police department recently added to his usual law-enforcement duties the role of cutting-edge gadget reviewer. In his review, Ferris said the new technology didn’t obscure his vision while driving or shooting, but it did result in “some funny looks and faces” from the public. Those funny looks should increase across the U.S. as local police forces are outfitted with wearable devices, including Google Glass, the techy eyewear that stupefied Byron’s residents.
if you wear google glass, you are a cop.
some nice MN fan art from endless mug, who, as per our request, “drew some clothes on this idiot king”. looks great, purple was an informed choice!
Original hand-colored Gasoline Alley Sunday strip by Frank King, published the Chicago Tribune, 1924.
Frank King could not have a better name. maybe Calm and Benevolent Master?
in new york city, bein’ an uncle to a tiny baby, makin’ bread, bloggin’ about it, that’s me… :D
ian made the bread recipe centerspread for the MN issue previous to the current one. looks good!
best purchase of the weekend was this readable copy of Where Monsters Dwell, which i bought from one of my favorite comics stores, That’s Entertainment, in Worcester MA. $1.95 is a nice price! thank you to the previous owner(s) who dinged this up enough that i could afford it.
update: i just looked it up- this came out in 1969, and $.15 in 1969 US dollars is $.97 now. this comic, new, cost the equivalent of $.97.
"Naked Caveman"; "Taken by the Viking" b/w "The Real Jurassic Park", Eets Feats Rotted Tooth Summer Flexi, and Jacob the Terrible Sings Songs of It’s Complicated.
Jacob sent me a copy of his band’s new 7” cause now I’m doing this photoblog I’m “music press”. RIGHT ON JACOB!!! I prioritize 12” records these days so the 7”s get kinda buried. Jacob’s shwag reminded me to play a bunch of other ones I’ve had sitting on my “to listen to” list for a year or more and now things are cool.
Jacob connects on a humor level and an emotional level, a brilliant writing talent shaped by the aesthetic and ethic of punk and DIY of the 90s variety. Love him and he delivers three more of his little microcosms of humanity here, in exactly the place the guy who wrote “Synchronized Swimming” a decade back oughtta be. Heart shapes.
Eets Feats give you two swirling stomps that they claim to have recorded in their mom’s house in Texas.
Black Ladies bash away bass and drum instrumentals in the grand Chicago noise rock tradition, bringing just an ounce of bounce and a ton of fun y’all.
matt likes the record! what a good guy… small record for sale on the website.
DRAWING ON EXPERIENCE:
An afternoon of method and materials with Mike Taylor
Sunday, March 2, 1 - 4pm ** 3 SEATS LEFT**
Please join us for an artist talk and workshop with Mike Taylor amongst his current solo-exhibition “No/Future” at Booklyn Artists Alliance. The workshop will draw on Mike’s experience as painter, illustrator and printmaker introducing his preferred methods for rendering perspective, proportion, and referencing 2D materials, ultimately teaching how to assert one’s hand at every phase of the process, from sketchbook to finished painting. The workshop will share Mike’s resource materials from his current exhibition and encourages participants to bring their own to share and work from.
Workshop is free and open to all ages, but an RSVP is required.
Please RSVP to aimee[at]booklyn.org before February 28th.
free art education + artists talk. rsvp to me.
meet the real Mike T!
RIP Harold Ramis.
portrait by Bruce White.
Like a Dream
Hello. My name is Carlos Gonzalez. I have a new comic available called Test Tube # 2. The second in a three part mini series. Some set pieces in this issue involve a woman in a swimming pool talking to a computer, a man staggering through a ragged hallway, and a journalist lying on the floor in a cloud of self loathing. It’s 6$ ppd in the USA. You can order via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org. email me about international postage rates or to send an order to my street address. Issue # 1 is still availabe for the same price.
If anybody cares here are some cultural recommendations for media that has spoken to me lately. Book: “Dirty Snow” by Georges Simenon. Comics: Mold Map 3, “Social Discipline” by Ian Sundahl, and The Squadron Supreme mini series from 1986. Music: Rick Weaver - “Black Medicine” cs, “Time Will Make A Change” gospel LP comp. Netflix: “Mountaintop Motel Massacre”. Keep killin it everybody. The internet cannot contain these dreams. It’s just a pale, little pathetic crawling reflection of them. The real thing is white hot and uncontainable!
workin on some jams
Does it really say “spice well” on the top of this Atrophy Life original? It seems impossible that Brynocki C would need a note like that…
Louise Bourgeois by Alex Vangelder
ahhhh, love her…
Jack Kirby, Mike Royer, & Glynis Wein offer you the first page of the thirty four page Eternals story “The Time Killers”, first published by Marvel Comics in 1977’s The Eternals Annual 1. The scans of the pencil art photocopy and the original art were obtained through the Kirby Museum’s Digital Archive project. Thanks to Erik Larsen and the Kirby Estate.
Mike Royer is my favorite Kirby inker i think. i always loved his titles, too! so cool and loose…