Whoa! Heavy! This is part 1 of Bud Sinclare’s Death Speech. This comic originally appeared in the second Dog City Anthology. I had originally intended to print it as an accordion book, but the cost of large-format printing ruled it out for this project. It was an absolute joy to work on, and I will put up part 2 next week!
Contributor Jon Chad’s comic from Dog City issue #2. Part 1!
Dog City 2 contributor, Rachel Masilamani just published a new comic on Mutha Magazine, the magazine that explores real-life motherhood, from every angle, at every stage.
It is a part of her new ongoing series entitled Non Partum.
Read it here! PLAN B-200: A Comic by Rachel Masilamani
Dog City editor Simon Reinhardt. Published by Dog City Press, 2014.
LCD from Dog City Editor Luke Healy. Published by Dog City Press, 2014.
Originally part of a now-abandoned side project we were going to call Frog City.
Hey, I’m in PUPPYTEETH 4. It comes out at TCAF. Preorders are up. Check it out!
Yes indeed, a new day brings new comics! Jennifer Lisa has some new work in the latest issue of PUPPYTEETH!
Her comics are a joyful blend of emotional intuition and experimentation. She breathes out pure comics.
Jennifer will be contributing an autobiographic piece in the upcoming issue of Dog City (more to come about that!!). We’re so excited to have her on board for this issue. Her comics are like nothing else.
Get your Jenn Lisa comics fix by getting your hands on a copy of the new PUPPYTEETH!
Here are the first three pages of Strands, a 22-page story I recently completed for the upcoming Dog City 3 that I’m pretty happy with (I think?). One of the pitfalls of not being a student anymore is making comics in a complete void and then sending them out into the world totally unsure of how they will be received or interpreted.
The print size is pretty small (5.5” X 5.5”) and I drew the comic at size and inked it 125% up. I wanted to see if I could draw in a even simpler and faster style but I’m still unsure how I feel about it as a process. Honestly, it took a lot of the fun out of drawing. I think it works for the story though, which I wanted to have a more restrained feeling.
Dog City 3 contributor Sophie Goldstein everybody!
Yup, DOG CITY 3.Keep your eyes peeled.
Dog City contributor, Rachel Masilamani, has posted 3 new comics on her website, After I left your Place, Parasight and Slight of Tongue. They were read last month at the Bonfire Reading Series in Pittsburgh last month, drawn in 2005 she has posted them as a slide show.
These comics exploring the senses in ways few cartoonists ever do. Needless to say they’re a beautiful co-mixing of words and pictures.
Soak ‘em up right here!
Rachel Masilmani made a really interesting comic called Down The Shore. Check it out here.
I admire Ed Ruscha’s Twentysix Gasoline Stations, but when asked to respond to this artist’s book, I worried that our approaches were too far apart for dialogue. I am interested in the body explicitly and directly, and that was precisely absent from Ruscha’s images. However, as I explored Twentysix Gasoline Stations, several of Ruscha’s themes resonated with me: anonymity, unspoken family history, mechanical reproduction and the messy tangle of car culture. Once I identified these subjects, I was excited to form my response. Down the Shore represents a journey that many people make in the summer: a day trip to the New Jersey Shore. Along the way, I want you to see the seams, the pressure of my drawing hand and, as with Ruscha, the implications of the missing pieces.
Pay Attention to This: Planeetta Z - Maria Björklund
You like gags, do ya? Well, you’re going to love Planeeta Z.
Björklund’s comics explore the wild and wacky ecology of Planet Z through expertly crafted 4 panel gags. Björklund’s color choices show off juicy and vibrant characters. The comics depict a cheery survival of the fittest. The comics are filled with many playful instances of recursion and of the cyclic nature of food chains.
A bit like a nature documentary in four panels the strip is a mix of cuteness, mystery and cruelty. The comic has no main characters, but some of the animals do have recurring roles in the strips.
Maria Bjorklund is a cartoonist and animator who resides in Helsinki. I came across her work when I discovered Planeetta Z (Planet Z) at the Finnish Comics Society’s table at TCAF in 2013. Her Planet Z comics are published in several newspapers, highlights of which have been gathered in the book, Planeetta Z.
A word to the wise, KIDS LOVE THIS BOOK. I taught several comics workshops with kids 6-12 this past summer and would bring a selection of comics for their reading pleasure. Planeetta Z was a constant favorite. I only had one copy of this book while teaching, so I had to deal tons of clamoring over who got to read it and who got to use it for reference images.
You can find copies of Planeetta Z through its publishers’ website LIKE and can stay up to date with new strips, along with get a glimpse Bjorklund’s process by visiting the Planeetta Z page!
I highly recommend you explore Planet Z if you’re looking for some deft pantomime gag cartooning with exquisitely juicy and tidy illustration.