This comic was produced in partnership by Years of Living Dangerously and Symbolia Magazine. For more amazing real life comics, get Symbolia on your iPad or via PDF. And for more information on the biggest story of our time - check out YEARS.
Wonder why snowstorms are so damn crazy these days? Well, here’s a comic that I made about that.
A comic strip explanation so clear even Sean Hannity could understand it.
Today I’m writing you from the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hotsprings flow, that’s right, it’s Iceland. April Fools! Every single one of you is now an April Fool because I’m actually writing this from the past. From last week, in fact. But I am in Iceland today. Your today, not mine. OK this is getting too wibbly wobbly and timey wimey even for me.
Vermont Cartoonist Laureate | seal for the state of Vermont
The comic book cognoscenti among you might know that Vermont has named her latest Cartoonist Laureate. From now through 2017 it’s New Yorker gag artist Ed Koren. And if you know me, you probably know I designed the attendant emblem (above). You might also know that’s the back of my head there. And that I have hat hair. If you don’t know me, aren’t ya just so proudda me??
The seal was commissioned by cartoonstudies and the State of Vermont. AD: James Sturm. Oh how you wish I’d stop reblogging myself.
2 Dirty Hippies asks the hard questions about Sasquatch love that no one ever wanted answered
by Brandon Beck (hellyesbrandon)
A few years ago I went to a Primus concert. This was right around the time that Les Claypool’s non-Primus projects had been fully embraced by the jam band scene, and so instead of being populated by the big scary metal heads that had made up the majority of their fanbase before, it was equal parts metaldudez and crunchy jam band brahs. It was an odd scene, to say the least, and both groups seemed wary of each other, but in the end there was no big cross-scene West Side Story gang war. To me, Sara Peck’s 2 Dirty Hippies is the closest comic book equivalent of this stalemate: Part of it wants to fully embrace the hippy-dippy aesthetic and mindset while another part wants to keep the ironic hipster detachment and judgement of its characters that the book’s antagonists have. In the end, it winds up feeling like a book that, despite good art, is never fully confident enough to be as funny or satirical as it wants to be.
A really fun & funny comic. Very much in the John K school. Some good points in this review, but if I remember right, specktoons made it as an undergrad student and has nowhere to go but up.
Here’s the cover for the new thing I’m making. This 32-page minicomic will be published by One Percent Press and will debut at TCAF 2014.
I’ll be there, the guys from One Percent will be there. Lots of people will be there. I hope to see you there.
Oooo, can’t wait! In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if I went all the way to Toronto on some other date this summer, just to get my grubby fingers on this thing. And then read it in a rooftop jacuzzi. Cause I’m pretty sure that’s what Toronto’s all about.