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15
Apr
10

1: Countdown to C2E2–LIFT-OFF!!!!

C2E2 begins Friday in Chicago, and I’ll be there mooching table space from co-Conspirator DANIEL J OLSONtable C-11 to be precise.  Actually, by the time you read this I’ll be in a car with Dan, his wife/writing partner AJ, and my wife Nichole on our way there.  Please don’t rob our houses. 

   Here’s the new cover for MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE #4, featuring the new streamlined look and KEVIN CANNON’s sweet logo.  You’ll be able to purchase it, the issue it encapsulates, and the 5 other issues of MANLY TALES (all with new covers) in one affordable package at C2E2.  In fact, for a full list of EVERYTHING Dan and I will be selling at C2E2, continue scrolling down.  But first…

   WHAT’LL BE UP WITH STAPLEGENIUS.COM FOR THE NEXT WEEK OR SO:  My guess is that I won’t really be able to post much of anything while in Chicago, so I’ll most likely be maintaining blogio silence until we return.  Hopefully I’ll be back with a shite-ton of pictures I can caption-up with patented and much loved smarm as a wrap-up report of C2E2 sometime early-to-mid next week.  I’ll also be posting a new CAPTAIN CONFEDERACY cover next weekend.  I’ll be back in full force on the 26th as I begin posting MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE #5, the Daily Goal Sketches, and whatever else crosses my path.  Until then: Crass commercialism!!!

    WHAT’LL BE AVAILABLE FROM DAN AND I FOR YOU TO CONSUME AT C2E2:

** The aforementioned MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE 1-6 pack, and the MANLY TALES specials pack.  I’ll also bring a few other things with “just in case”….oh, unlikelihood….

** All three issues of Dan and AJ’s SUPER MAXI-PAD GIRL, including the ALL-NEW issue #3 which features a story written by me and drawn (as every story is) by Dan.  There will also be a new (and some old) SMPG buttons,  and the rarest of collector items–the hand-made SMPG dolls!!!

** The CONTINUITY GUY graphic novella by BUD BURGY (art) and myself (story).  And don’t forget, while technically table-less, Bud will be around and happy to sign a copy for you!

** FALSE WITNESS: THE MICHELE BACHMANN STORY–including the all-new issue #3.  Every issue is written by BILL PRENDERGAST, and features a ton of great art by LUPI McGINTY, JAMES POWELL, RYAN DOW, DANIEL J OLSON, and myself.

** SUPER FANTASTICA COMIX – Dan’s wonderful four-issue anthology series featuring art and stories by just about everyone I know, and few people I don’t.   Dan will also have some of his 24 Hour Day mini-comics on hand as well.

** BIG FUNNY — Last years collaborative project between the CARTOONIST CONSPIRACY, ALTERED ESTHETICS GALLERY, and about 45 wonderful cartoonists.  An old-fashioned, over-sized comic pages insert like those of yester-year is a STEAL at $5 and must-have collectors item.  Seriously…we really need to unload these…

** SKETCHES!!!  What would a con be without sketches?!  Dan and I will both be doing them.  The sizes will vary based on price, but rest assured while they will all be of the highest quality, they will be relatively dirt cheap.

**  And if there are any weird-o complete-ists out there I’ll be more than happy to sign your copies of TRANSFORMERS: BUMBLEBEE.  I doubt this will happen, but you never know…

   I think that’s it…wish us luck…and if you’re in the Chicago area between Friday and Sunday, Dan and I  hope to see you at C2E2!  Just look for these smiling faces:

23
Sep
09

MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE–Guest Artist Spectacular–pg 12(of 14)–by Ryan Dow and Brian Bastian

pg 12--art: Ryan Dow, words: Brian Bastian

pg 12--art: Ryan Dow, words: Brian Bastian

   BRIAN BASTIAN– Has freedom hair.

   RYAN DOW–  Ryan dow has won my heart–from his consistently solid art and story on his “INTROSPECTIVE COMICS” webcomic, to his introspective thoughts on comics during the ART AND STORY podcasts–my heart Ryan Dow has won.  Ryan is a well-loved fixture of the Mpls/Stpl Cells of the International Cartoonist Conspiracy, taking part in all the usual hoo-hah (like BIG FUNNY and MUSCLES AND FIGHTS), and doing his own great comics along the way (like PLUNGER-MAN, WEEKENDS WITH CARL, and JACK AND ZACK MAKE A COMIC).  He’s even part of the QUORUM OF TWELVE(or so) who are putting together LUTEFISK SUSHI “D”–a highlight of his contribution being the “LSD” podcast he is starting which will have interviewers with fellow QUORUMers and SUSHI “D” contributors (The first episode will be up soon and features some windbag).   You have my heart, Ryan.  Now hold me, you big hunky introspective cartoonist, you!  Hold me and make all the bad men go away.

18
Sep
09

MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE–Guest Artist Spectacular–pg 9(of 14)–by Erik Nelson and Brian Bastian

pg 9--art: Erik Nelson, words: Brian Bastian

pg 9--art: Erik Nelson, words: Brian Bastian

   BRAIN BASTIAN–wishes he cared.  He really, really does.  But the reality is he doesn’t.  So keep treading water, sister.  It’s a long time until somebody else is gunna walk by this well and hear your shouts for help.

   ERIK NELSON– I’ve written on this here blog before about how Erik and I met, but all you need to know is he one hard-workin’ arteest!  Be it comics, paintings, or the way he can cut apart and rebuild your plumbing from the ground up, Erik is 100% dedicated.  He has gone from perfect stranger to regular face at Cartoonist Conspiracy meetings, projects like BIG FUNNY,  and will even join in the madness of trying a 24 Hour Comic this year.  Erik is a great guy and a straight-shooter, and I’m really glad we quasi-randomly became friends!

   Also:  My friend LUPI is having a Guest Artist Spectacular of her own on her site, and I have something up there myself now.  Go check it out.  Speaking of LUPI, she will be the Spectacular Guest Artist right here at staplegenius.com(ics) come MONDAY when we return!  Have a great weekend, and I’ll see you then!

17
Sep
09

MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE–Guest Artist Spectacular– pg 8(of 14)–by Britt Hammerberg and Brian Bastian

PG 8--art: Britt Hammerberg, words: Brian Bastian

PG 8--art: Britt Hammerberg, words: Brian Bastian

   BRIAN BASTIAN—Catchprase:  “HA! You’ll never see THAT twenty bucks again!”

  BRITT HAMMERBERG–  Britt Hammerberg does not draw comics.  That webcomic she updates weekly and has been doing so for years called FAMIB–she does not do that.  All those Cartoonist Conspiracy jams she takes part in both in Minneapolis AND St Paul–she does not do those.  That great comic for the 2008 City Pages Comix Issue she did that even got used as a cover image (and she was STILL never paid for)– that wasn’t her.  The delightfully creepy”DEAR FRIENDS” page she did for BIG FUNNY that was so nicely done someone had the brains to buy the pricey original–again, not her.   The very comic you just read today–nope.  Britt Hammerberg does not do comics.   Cause, you know, the shame.

16
Sep
09

MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE–Guest Artist Spectacular–pg 7(of 14)–by Daniel J Olson and Brian Bastian

pg 7--art: Daniel J Olson, words: Brian Bastian

pg 7--art: Daniel J Olson, words: Brian Bastian

   BRIAN BASTIAN– was killed last night by enemy fire while imbedded with the Fightin’ 84th just outside of Baghdad, where he was busy writing the script for a comedy version of  Joe Sacco-stlye war reporting  comics.

   DANIEL J OLSON– Daniel J Olson and I are NOT the same person!  Despite the “Parent Trap” style antics we get into all the time–which ARE admittedly  fun–we are frankly dumbfounded at the constant confusion.  I do this website.  Dan does www.bewilderedkid.com/blog.   This is my webcomic,  SHENANIGANS  is Dan’s.  I do stuff like the Guest Artist Spectacular, Dan does stuff like SUPER FANTASTICA COMIX.  I do TOMMY CHICAGO with a writer BRIAN BASTIAN, Dan works on SUPER MAXI-PAD GIRL with a writer who is also his wife (Hi, AJ!).  I have done work for MUSCLES AND FIGHTS, BIG FUNNY, LUTEFISK SUSHI and FALSE WITNESS: THE MICHELE BACHMANN STORY (Issue #2 out soon!), Dan has…uhh…also done that.  I have done a 24 Hour Comic Day Logo Image for the Minneapolis/St Paul 24 Hour Day Event, Dan…oh…he did this years, didn’t he?  WAIT!  This one is difference, for sure: I live in Northeast Minneapolis, and Dan calls St Paul hom–what?….REALLY?!…No way!  That’s like 9 blocks away!  AWESOME!  We should totally get Bud and Ryan to live over here now!……………………..ok, so we’re the same guy.

15
Sep
09

MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE–GUEST ARTIST SPECTACULAR–pg 6(of 14)–by Mike Toft and Brian Bastian

pg 6-- art: Mike Toft, words: Brian Bastian

pg 6-- art: Mike Toft, words: Brian Bastian

BRIAN BASTIAN– A Writer? I thought McFarlane and Liefeld proved writers were passe 18 years ago?!  Who let him in?

MIKE TOFT– Ah, the sturdy wrist of Mike Toft.  As I’ve noted before, I owe a debt of gratitude to Mike Toft.  He’s a fabulous guy and a fabulous cartoonists.  Not  has he done his cracker-jack mini-comic BRAIN FOOD well over a decade (I think it qualifies for “Respected Institution” status now!), but he’s a founding member of the Minneapolis Cell of the International Cartoonists Conspiracy, a good chap to sit next to at a convention, and always there contributing strong for local comics projects like BIG FUNNY, MUSCLES AND FIGHTSALLEY CAT, and LUTEFISK SUSHI.  Now if we can just get him to do a 24 HOUR COMIC…a twelve hour comic?….eight?!…Come on, Mike!   Anyway…rumor has it Mike will not only have some fresh BRAIN FOOD for FALLCON, but he will also be lauching his own website SOON, SOON, SOON!!!  Stay tuned.

  Also:  A Moment of Silence, if you please…

 

10
Sep
09

MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE–Guest Artist Spectacular–pg 3(of 14)–by Bud Burgy and Brian Bastian

pg 3--art: Bud Burgy, words: Brian Bastian

pg 3--art: Bud Burgy, words: Brian Bastian

   BRIAN BASTIAN enjoys writing amusing tales, long hugs and short walks down the Midway.  Do both with him this year at FALLCON.

   BUD BURGY should be a pretty familiar name to Staplegenius.com(ic) readers by now (Hi, Bud!).  Bud is currently drawing the graphic novella “CONTINUITY GUY” (that I wrote) and is posting a freshly inked page of it each week.  There’s probably a new page up as we speak.  Bud is an enigma–a loose cannon, if you will–who chooses organized sports over comics, but still manages to get out great stuff like MEATFIST AND GRONK.  He also is the publishing madman behind the MUSCLES AND FIGHTS franchise of comic anthologies.  Bud also takes part in all the local fun like LUTEFISK SUSHI and BIG FUNNY, and is one of the whiners…err, WINNERS!…who started the St Paul Cell of the International Cartoonist Conspiracy.  Look for the CONTINUITY GUY graphic novella in published form in 2010.  Then maybe we’ll have to do that MEATFIST AND GRONK that Bud writes and I draw…




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