MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE–GUEST ARTIST SPECTACULAR–pg 1(of 14)–by Jesse Gillespie and Brian Bastian



   YES!  Here we go with “THE 12 TRIALS OF FLEMING HAZMAT–the MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE GUEST ARTIST SPECTACULAR”!!!  I’ll waste no time explaining the “WHYs” behind this project, just know that it rocks(as you can see!) and it’s going to be a great 2 weeks.  Thanks again SO SO SO SO MUCH to all the creators who are taking part.  Speaking of which, lets meet two of them…

    BRIAN BASTIAN is a writer–a damn funny writer who I love to work with as often as I can.  For instance, he writes TOMMY CHICAGO which I draw, and sometimes we do short stuff like RALPH THE PREHISTORIC BUTCHER.  Brian also wrote MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE #4 which will be posted here soon.  Brian writes other comics as well, like BOB LIPSKI’s UPTOWN GIRL (currently Bob is working on the first several hundred page UPTOWN GIRL original graphic novel that Brian wrote), and he even writes the occassional movie.  You should work with Brian too, if only so I can see his head explode from all the deadline pressure.

   JESSE GILLESPIE draws some of the most lushly beautiful lines in the world.  Check out his 24 HOUR COMIC from last year if you don’t believe me.  Jesse is also one of the best huggers alive.  Jesse joined the Cartoonist Conspiracy  about a year ago, and neither he nor the group have been the same since.  His LITTLE EMO strip was the well-deserved darling of the BIG FUNNY project, and he now has many irons in the ink–like being an assistant for PETER GROSS, doing an amazing short for the upcoming UPTOWN GIRL PRESENTS #4, and working on a superhero mini-series with TED ANDERSON.  Jesse also did an amazing back cover for MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE #5, which’ll be up here one day soon.  I look forward to seeing everything this guy does–which’ll all be amazing!   HUGS, buddy!!!

   YAY COMICS!  The “GUEST ARTIST SPECTACULAR” continues tomorrow with EARL LUCKES (and BRIAN)!

10 Responses to “MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE–GUEST ARTIST SPECTACULAR–pg 1(of 14)–by Jesse Gillespie and Brian Bastian”

  1. 09/08/2009 at 13:33

    This is awesome.

  2. 2 lupiloops
    09/08/2009 at 13:40

    I love “I Haz it.”

  3. 09/08/2009 at 14:19

    holy crap, that’s beautiful.

  4. 09/08/2009 at 20:08

    Thanks, guys! And thank you, Danno, for like the awesomest bio I’ve ever seen.

  5. 09/08/2009 at 21:53

    I’d love to sit next to Jesse Gillespie and just soak it in as he inks… Lushly beautiful indeed. 🙂

  6. 09/09/2009 at 11:21

    I dig the graytones. Nice, as always, Jesse.

  7. 9 Earl
    09/09/2009 at 23:54


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