Happy Halloween ’08!!

I love this holiday, especially in NYC. You get to see how creative and/or slutty New Yorkers can be (“Hey look, it’s Sexy Werewolf!!”).

Since Mikhaela and I missed Halloween ‘07 (we were at ‘Day of the Dead’ in Mexico), we really want to do it up this year. As a special Election ’08 bonus, I’m going to keep a tally of how many Obamas, McCains, Bidens and Palins I see…until I get drunk or bored. My money is on a plethora of porn-y Palins and zombie McCains.

Oh yeah: for all you basic cable fans, I’m going as this guy.

-Masheka

P.S. If you’re going to a Halloween party, wear a freakin’ costume or keep your lame ass at home. Besides, if you’re single, you have a better chance of getting costumed booty if you get into the inherently hedonistic spirit of the holiday with your own outfit.

Out of Sequence art exhibition (and more Jupitus on the BBC)

Haven’t seen the ads for OUT OF SEQUENCE in THE COMIC JOURNAL and ARTFORUM because your eyes are blurry with recession tears? Then you don’t know that Mikhaela Reid and I (and a slew of other artists) have pieces in this very cool exhibit in Illinois’ Krannert Art Museum. Our friends John Jennings and Damian Duffy are the curators. The best part is that some of the pieces (like my ‘Killing Brain Cells’) will be digitally projected on the museum’s walls. Here are the details:

Out of Sequence: Underrepresented Voices in American Comics opening reception, this Thursday, Oct. 23 @ 6-8pm!

WHERE: Krannert Art Museum
500 East Peabody Dr
Champaign IL 61820

WHAT: The opening reception for the Out of Sequence comics art exhibition. It is an exploration of the question ‘What is Comics?’ It is a declaration of the diversity of sequential art in the United States, diversity not just of creators, but also of content and form. Out of Sequence is a broad survey of women, small press, minority, independent, gay & lesbian, self-published, mini, underground, web and/or gallery comics creators.

The opening reception will feature a talk by exhibition comics artist Mark Staff Brandl at 6pm and music by DJ Delayney.

WHY: Because comics are awesome, and the gallery has been made into a 3D comic. Comics are on the wall in prints and original art, and off the wall, projected on screens, floating in virtual reality.

WHAT ELSE: The Next Panel Illinois Small Press Comics Expo. Guest artists include Jerry Craft, Leilani Hickerson, Dann Tincher, and Ashley A. Woods. Special guest letterpress printer Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.
On Saturday at 1:30 Jerry Craft will be offering a cartooning workshop, FREE to the public. To register contact Chris Schaede at the Krannert Museum: 217-333-1861, schaede@illinois.edu.

For more information contact:
The curators- Damian Duffy (duff@eyetrauma.net) or John Jennings (jayjay@illinois.edu)
The Krannert Art Museum- (217) 244-0516

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That BBC Radio interview from July, originally only up for a week, is now on the BBC’s site indefinitely!! Phill Jupitus’ Comic Love was so popular that the BBC extended the cartoonists’ interviews into four longer 15 minute programs.

The new series is called Phill Jupitus’ Strips. Our segment (Programme 2), is an extended version of that afternoon in our Brooklyn apartment with Phil, Jen Sorensen, Brian McFadden, Mikhaela and little ol’ me. It aired live on BBC Radio October 14th, but you can listen to it here.

“Look at me! I’m a Lady T.V.! HEY!! LOOK AT ME!!”

Introducing the latest in obnoxious technology and ubiquitous marketing: The Wearable Video Vest.

Notice that the models for the ‘Video Vest’ website are all women wearing outfits that vary from “friendly Gap employee” to teeny weeny bikini. Only one of the leering spectators appears to be making eye contact, probably practicing a ‘boob tube’ joke in his head.

I know what you’re thinking: “For Pete’s sake, that thing looks too “Videodrome meets Teletubbies” for my taste! Isn’t there a slimmer, more fashionable version for everyday douchebags like myself?”

{via Gawker/Adrants}

The Hulk Out List!!

As a fan of all things Hulk, I was extremely happy to come across this list, via Fark.com, detailing every fight/calamity/petty annoyance that triggered a Hulk transformation in the ’78-’82 t.v. show ‘The Incredible Hulk’.

I can relate to #47, but my favorite, in terms of sheer slapstick lunacy, is #108.

BONUS VIDEO! The Hulk trips on LSD!

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2007 Small Press Expo (SPX) this week

This weekend I’ll be sharing an exhibitor table with CWA cartoonists Ted Rall, Jen Sorensen, Keith Knight, Mikhaela Reid, Stephanie McMillan, August J. Pollak, and Brian McFadden. So go there and buy our books ‘n stuff! Also check out the SPX exhibitor list and floor plan here. Use it to stalk your favorite ‘toonist.

SPX will be open to the public from 2 – 8pm on Fri., Oct. 12 and 10am – 7pm Sat., Oct. 13. Admission is $8 for a single day and $15 for both days.