BRIAN BASTIAN…aww geez…AGAIN?!………fine……….Brian is a fantastically funny writer. His latest book (due at FALLCON) is TOMMY CHICAGO #3, and is drawn by me. Maybe he’ll let me sneak peak some of it here in a couple weeks.
DAVID STEINLICHT is the fourth amazing artist in the Guest Artist Spectacular (his work is also seen here daily as that he’s the fella who did the great paper-block print Fleming for the STAPLEGENIUS.COM(ic) banner). David works for a newspaper (what’s that?!), and they are awesome enough to let him do a comic every Friday called “IN THIS CORNER” which is drawn in the wonderful computer style you see above. He in fact just self-published a collection of the last five years of it called “CORNERED“, and you can BUY IT on the ITC website. Hopefully a publisher will wise-up and print/distribute it for him (I’m looking at you, Random House!). David is also quite active in the Mpls/Stpl Cartoonist Conspiracy. He is the de facto leader of the “ONE SATURDAY A MONTH OPEN STUDIO AT BOOK ARTS” meeting, and also takes part in our 24 HOUR COMIC DAY events (even going so far as to live-blog the event WHILE he draws! Madness!). And don’t let the computer art fool ya–David is a fantastic cartoonist when it comes to pens and pencils, too (not to mention the whole CROP ARTthing)! In fact I got to see him sketch out drawn versions of the MANLY TALES cast in his “computerized” style, and they rocked! Maybe he’ll send’em along so I can post them here soon. Until then, you should check out a great comic he did based on some of my ramblings. Thanks David!
Also: I’ve been debating for a while whether or not to post over the weekends. Traffic has traditionally DIED on Saturday and Sunday no matter how popular and busy Monday thru Friday are. So while I think when I’m running my regular stuff I will post on weekends, while the GUEST ARTIST SPECTACULAR is afoot I think I’ll pay some much deserved respect to the contributors and just post during the work week. SO!–be sure to check back here Monday (starting about 7am CST) for PAGE FIVE of the MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE GUEST ARTIST SPECTACULAR. And I’ll wet your appetite with two wonderful words….KEVIN. CANNON. See you then!