Archive for January, 2003

Thursday, January 30th, 2003

Great. Thai-Cambodian relations just took a nosedive. More on the other blog.


Friday, January 24th, 2003

Word from Lark Pien:

TRYPTICH – a play!!

jason shiga, thien pham, and i will be exhibiting some comic work january 24th and 25th with Summi Kaipa’s play. goto for all the juicy info. it is advertised in the Guardian too.

SHE DRAWS COMICS - an exhibition at the Cartoon Art Museum! it travelled to austria and spain and now it’s here! i will have a few

pieces in this show which runs from January 25th to June 8th.

goto come and support the museum – just right downtown!

EAT WITH ME, LONG TAIL KITTY! - book release!

i will have a NEW book of family recipes with LTK and friends on my

table at APE this year.

goto it is very nearby me abode.

i will also have other LTK books and Finger Puppets which you can take

home in a TO GO box. after this i’d really really like to get back to my

stories from the ward projects, they’ve been sitting on the wayside TOO long.

for those of you who are out of town, you can peek in and see what i’ve

been up to at, my books are listed under my name. you can click on the pictures. otherwise, if you’re in

town, hope to see you soon!

(click on above for bigger image)


Thursday, January 23rd, 2003

Latest on Hush Hush Exhibition – click for flash invitation!

Okay, I’ll be a spoilsport. I’m not a big fan of BugPowder’s new design. I liked the news up front. But still, whatta resource! Hours of fun to be had there.

Also from BugPowder, Comics Journal, and many other places: CafePress soon to offer print-on-demand. Which would include small press comics. All you gotta do is scan and upload.

Sound good to be true? Well, they do rake a high percentage off on sales…so you’re still workin’ for The Man.


Wednesday, January 22nd, 2003

The LA Weekly’s annual comics issue. (Thanks to BugPowder)

‘Reclusive quasi-Pynchonian luddite’ William Gibson has a new book on the way, set in the present. “ I regard my being me, ultimately, as a sort of cosmic accident.”

It’s called ‘Pattern Recognition’, which curiously enough, is the name of an

album by the Sea Scouts.

William Gibson

Sea Scouts

“Rating : the best 7″ of 1999″


Tuesday, January 21st, 2003


by Amber Carvan and Mandy Ord

Review by Jeff LeVine, courtesy ‘Poopsheet’ (thanks Ricko!)

This little 60-page book features short comics that were created in a notebook that the two friends sent back and forth to each other every couple of weeks. The stories seem to play off each other, flowing into each other, inspired by the new comics one sent to the other. Sometimes the pages seem so much like a letter, that it feels a little weird to be a third person reading ‘em, but it always feels good. Each cartoonist brings a unique,lively, mostly light-hearted voice to their pieces. There’s a nice contrast created between their two different drawing styles, as Ord’s strips seemed drenched in deep blacks, while Carvan lets the white of the page dominate.

Animals, especially pets, and, er… road kill, seem to be the theme of most of the stories, but there are also noteworthy strips about stars, comets and dancing. A fun collection, nicely printed, and worth tracking down if you like your comics with a touch of the human. Try