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163: MEAT minicomic, psychopomp competition, liminal________5 May, 2015

hey all,

looks like i’ve been my usual delinquent self in re: updating. it’s hard to keep current, you know? or to keep currant. (they’re very small. “is that a mole, or a raisin? mmm, edible mole.” -bob’s burgers.) yeahhh, so what’s new? read some great books: asterios polyp (terrific art style with a heavy philosophical bent, some might argue too much), for the relief of unbearable urges (great book of honestly-storyish short stories by nathan englander; varying though consistently high levels of jewishness), fourth of july creek (beach book for the intellectually inclined? violence porn for the emotionally dead-inside? a confusing thing?). i’ve only barely started making inroads on my pile of accumulated literature, so don’t look now, i guess. but those are some things.

other things: “MEAT” (the minicomic) is finished and looks like it will have a home in the solar system of literary publications! that’s exciting. it’s looking to be published on june 15, so please check back around then and i’ll have a link up. i’ve also worked on some short stories. i mostly haven’t sent out short stories to places, but i did send “haptics” into psychopomp magazine’s annual competition. and i was a semifinalist! so that’s cool. check out the winning entries on the site, if you like.

now that the thaw has set in a bit, i’ve also started to make small updates to liminal now and again. last week i sojourned out to the garment district and shot a few photos there. you can take a look at those and keep all caught up, if you like. finally, i’m working on an illustration commission for a magazine cover that i hope will see the light of day in july. a little sketch on that below (not going to be used for the final thing). keep your eyes peeled for more on that as well.

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hope you guys are keeping well!

162: tumblr, chicken coops, comics________13 February, 2015

i wanted to call this post the GIF that keeps on GIFing, but i’m waiting to upload mah GIF and also trying to keep to more informational post titles lately. what is new? things!

  • i have a tumblr now. go check it out! it’s mostly street photography, something that i anticipate getting back into more after this bitter freaking winter has run its course. it is hard to shoot when the blood in your fingers is frozen solid. you will then be like ACK
  • i was in the NEW YERK TAHMS (a little). mainly aro was in the new york times! for its splendid chicken coop in the hamptons! here we are doing LGBT synagogues, beautiful stadiums, schools, and park facilities and da newz is all like, “hey, i heard you did a chicken coop. tell me about how lucky & spoilt those hens will be in dem cushy hamptons?” and then all the commenters become completely rage-tastic, ejaculating vitriol such as, “hey, that’s not how we gave chickens life supporting shelter and care growing up in the upper west side — i mean maine!”
  • i’m working on a new comic! it’s called MEAT. it was specifically intended for the newly-minted okey panky (zine?), but they abruptly (and prematurely) closed their submissions, so now it will have to find another home (probably). anyway, see title pg + page one embedded below. check back soon for more! till then, be well.

156: what is up in pepsi maxland? a new comic!________8 August, 2014

hey all,

sorry it’s been seven and a half months since my last post! (a.k.a. 1.2  billion blog years.) i have just been so busy, you know? since we last spoke, i have traveled to several distant islands, approved and/or not approved a vast plethora of toilet partitions and accessories (okay, okay, there were some rebar drawings and steel shops too), written 50-70% of a wide array of stories, taken hundreds of photos that i have yet to fully edit, and other such momentous accomplishments. i am still kinda hustling pretty hard, yanno? the biggest piece of news for the nonce is that i have a new comic, titled “what is up in pepsi maxland?”, and published courtesy of the good folks at neutrons/protons! this is very exciting news because it is my very first published story, outside of university. so you should go check it out! it’s a feel-good romp.

 

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i’m also hard at work at another story (a prose one) that i have high hopes will one day see the light of day. so keep yer eyes peeled. sometime soon, i also hope to upload photos from my recent and semi-recent travel destinations (montreal, iceland, scotland, etc). i will try to be more regular in my posts (famous last words), so hurry back (+ sorry again)!

147: spade and harrier 1-03 digital________26 October, 2013

the heat is on in new york city. (that is not a metaphor.) tis the season for everyone to break out their beanies and their hand-tooled boots and traipse around with elegiac, tragic expressions. although it is also the season for pumpkin-related beverages and ice-skating (almost), so let’s not be bitter. have you read tao lin? i think he’s very funny (droll, more like). i think someone decided that he is “the voice of our generation” at some point, but when i googled it, apparently that’s lena dunham now. i’m really glad huffpo and salon and time are around to keep us up-to-date on the voices of our generation! sarcasm!

anyway, lin also talks a lot about k-mart realism, which apparently ceased to be a thing that is effectively google-able at some point, if it ever was, and now there is only one definition of it available on the internet; it kind of reminds me of how i’m reading consider the lobster and it is littered with references to “lewinskian scandals” and “decoding symbols” because awww the 80s got its tail caught in the door, sorry buddy! poor lil guy.

right. free-associating a bit, sorry. here’s a page from the graphic novel, digitized, which i’m really only working on about 1/3 – 1/4 of the time now; lots of short fiction on the front burner as well as a cover illustration i hope to be able to share soon. still waffling about whether or not to post the short fiction on here — not least because it feels extremely not done (always). (not) surprise of the week? this page took forever in analog and it also took forever in digital. yay.

have a great weekend!]

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