#LICAF, ‘till next year!

My last day of Lakes International Comics Art Festival went by in a blur, in part due to a slump in visitors, and the consequent panic that I’d possibly lugged more books to Kendal than I would be able to sell. That, and the effects of the quite different blur of the previous night. Those…

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Stories end, and often this is part of their value. Mainstream culture seems unable to find the value in endings.

— Emily Dare (@moonandserpent) October 10, 2014

— Stories end, and often this is part of their value. Mainstream culture seems unable to find the value in endings. — Emily Dare (@moonandserpent) October 10, 2014

The Safecracker

Sweden Book Review has a downloadable, English version of the short comic I made with author Pär Thörn, and a presentation of Order is Always Maintained, the anthology it’s part of. Yay!

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Another creative suite

Happened upon this article on Lifehacker » Build Your Own Creative Suite with Free and Cheap Software — which offers many fine alternatives to Adobe programs. I can only gripe about the fact that the emphasis of the list isn’t on open source software instead of the price tag, but you can’t argue against the…

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C’est Bon Kultur poster

So we made a bunch of posters to sell at the Stockholm Small Press Expo, reprinting three past covers of C’est Bon Anthology: Kolbeinn Karlsson‘s for vol. 20/21, Sarah Kläpp‘s for vol. 22, and my own (ancient, in comparison) for vol. 11. It’s a super limited edition of 20 copies a piece, but if they…

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Beasts, beauties, and Borowczyk

Yeah, sorry for the pulpy title, but the post warrants it I made the above illustration for the Electric Sheep movie website, to go with their spotlight on Polish director Walerian Borowczyk. I made a fair amount of research into Borowczyk and his films in preparation for the illustration, which I will unload below the…

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This, oh this…!

I came upon this via Twitter this morning: Sam Lavigne wrote a program that will turn any text into a patent application. Of course, that’s just delightful in itself, especially with the sample output he supplies: Kafka’s The Hunger Artist becomes “An apparatus and device for staring into vacancy”, and from the illustration idex to…

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Riff no. 2

My second riff on Minutemen’s Please Don’t Be Gentle With Me. More about why and for what here. Trying some typography & collage for this one. Basically made up of stuff I had in my scrap drawer that I keep for the same purpose. My ancient LetraSet transfer sheets are running low on certain letters,…

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First of a series of riffs

So I jumped at the opportunity to do a comic for Warren Craghead’s Minutemen tribute anthology, which is going to be great no matter how bad my contribution sucks. There are a bunch of great people working on this that I know of, but I don’t think anyone has been officially announced so I’m not…

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I don’t know. Do you feel observant of that after all the years you’ve been doing things, because you started just before there were blogs, then there were blogs, and now there kind of aren’t blogs anymore (unless you count Tumblr, but Tumblr’s a micro-blogging platform— it’s not really blogging the same way)…?  Do you feel like things have built up and crumbled or… Or is it just something you don’t think about or…?  Like, when I think about that old column— the only way the story of that old column makes sense is to remember an internet that I can’t even imagine anymore.  I can’t imagine an internet without youtube— it’s as distant to me as trying to remember using a modem that made a sound like a living animal’s soul being sent to hell to connect to some rad BBS. That squee-squach-SCRRRRRCH noise.  There are still people writing long things but I feel like things have gotten quicker and glibber and slicker and more buzzfeed-y.  There are movie websites where everything is in all-caps, and it’s like… I just feel old.  I just feel like an old person.