So, I’ve done a lot of strange 24 Hour Comics over the years, and this is maybe my favorite. I AM PERSON OF SIGNIFICANT HISTORICAL NOTORIETY is part zombie apocalypse, part I Am Legend, part Omega Man, and part absurdist “autobio”. Also, the 2008 presidential election was just days away when I made this and I was in utter panic mode. With Obama, I saw a bright future (ha!), with McCain I saw the End of Days (probably. At least more so than history has played out anyways). So here it is in an easy to enjoy pdf, I AM PERSON OF HISTORICAL SICINIFIGANT NOTORIETY!!!
This is a comic book crossover born of a convention fever dream and released one year later at said convention. It was co-plotted by myself, BRIAN BASTIAN (Tommy Chicago), and BOB LIPSKI (Uptown Girl).Brian wrote the blasted 40-some page thing, Bob penciled most of it and I inked it. There were a few pages that I penciled and Bob inked and those are maybe my favorites. I didn’t include this tale in the final MANLY TALES trade cause…”legal issues” aside…it’s just plain weird. But it is MANLY TALES canon as far as I’m concerned (so is Brian with TOMMY CHICAGO. Bob…not so much), so bone up, MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE experts…
MONDAY, MAY 28th: It’s Memorial Day! Tired of picnics with family and the whatnot? Then you should head down for BAD CARTOONIST NIGHT at THE BAD WAITRESS!!! 8pm for food and $3 2-4-1 specials, table and countertop drawing, and some comic and pop culture-themed trivia (which starts at 9pm) hosted by me! Awesome prizes to be won! You can confirm you’ll be there at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/300755146681111/
SATURDAY, MAY 26th: I’ll be taking part in the second annual MINI-COMICS DAY. It is once again at The Minnesota Center For Book Arts (1011 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN May 26th) from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Copier will be available on site. Table space will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Bring your own drawing materials. Afterwards, we will move a block over to Grumpy’s to give out “The Stapler Award for the Best Minnesota Mini-Comics Day Mini-Comic 2012.” To enter we will need three copies of your mini-comic before 7:30PM. You can confirm you’ll be there at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/321385787923178/
MIX–The Minneapolis Indie Xpo–is this Saturday and Sunday–10am to 5pm both days!!!I hope if y0u’re in Minneapolis you plan on attending, cause its sure to be the social event of the season! I will be there selling the brand new MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE trade and SUPERMARKET VIGILANTE graphic novel. I’ll also have copies of FALSE WITNESS: THE MICHELE BACHMANN STORY and the new DUH! anthology. I’ll be at table 19, which I’m sharing with CONTINUITY GUY collaborator BUD BURGY, and we’ll have copies of both CG books on-hand as well (and Bud’s MEATFIST AND GRONK collection).
Seated next to us will be DAN MURPHY, my longest-time collaborator. Dan will have his AMAZING new mini–ELLE CIRKA–on-hand, and its a MUST-HAVE of MIX. There will also be one–ONE!–copy of the PHIL THE EVIL BEAN OF DOOM comic that Dan and I did in 1994/2009. First come, only serve!
Next to Dan will be BOB LIPSKI (who I have also worked with!) who will be liquidating his UPTOWN GIRL collections–get them all!!! Next to Bob is LUPI McGINTY who will be debuting her GERM WARFARE anthology, which–surprise!–I have a story in as well! It’s a veritable collaborator row!
And don’t forget–I’ll be on the SALON SALOON panel Saturday at 3:30. So stop on by sometime this weekend–tons going on during and after the show! Come! Enjoy! It’ll be great!!!