My latest DC comic, Cartoon Network Block Party #29 is on the shelves now! did a Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi story about them dealing with all the swag celebrities get! They also have a run-in with the paparazzi! With great art by Phil Moy!
Archive for January, 2007
The great Mac shop Tekserve commissioned me for a postcard illustration. It was fun and super-cool since it’s been a while since I did some commercial illos.
My next appearance will be Tough Boys in Trouble!
-A discussion of gay themed comics from an alternative
J. Brett Hopkins
Contributors to THE BOOK OF BOY TROUBLE comics anthology,
Abby Denson- creator of TOUGH LOVE
“Is there an alternative point-of-view within the already-alternative
world of gay comic books? The creative forces behind two of the hottest new gay-male themed comics anthologies will discuss their work and vision.
They’ll even take questions from you! Abby Denson is the author and illustrator of her new anthology collecting the TOUGH LOVE comics known
and loved from XY, a gay-youth oriented magazine. She’ll be joined by five contributors to THE BOOK OF BOY TROUBLE, a collection of alternative
gay comics from the long-running underground zine, BOY TROUBLE. Join us in contemplating the trouble with boys and learn just why their love is so tough – – at least according to the imaginations of these innovative
Thursday, Feb. 1st, 7PM at the LGBT Center, 208 West 13th Street, New York City.
This book is a good follow-up to Hairstyles of the Damned since both cover the story of awkward, punk, male adolescence. Though this one covers it in flashback. The main character is a burnt-out music writer. Joe Green is an ex-junkie who floats through his NYC life in a drunken haze reviewing cds and sleeping with random girls. Suddenly he falls in love with a girl at his magazine and finds she shares a passion for The Smiths. They were the band that saved his life in high school and broke his heart when they disbanded. Soon Miki and Joe are on a personal and professional mission to track down The Smiths and convince them to reform. They represent a return to purity for Joe, who has long felt lost and dirty. Since the author Marc Spitz is a journalist for Spin, it’s obvious he writes what he knows. I liked it!
I decided to move my long-running rock and roll book club over from blogger to here. Yay! In case you don’t know what it is, it’s basically a log of what I read with short comments. I only write up books I like, so here goes! Check out Hairstyles of the Damned by Joe Meno. It’s about an adolescent boy in the suburbs drifting through the suburban punk, metal, and hardcore scenes in the early ’90s. He suffers a lot of those teenage maladies, he’s in love with his best friend, his parents are divorcing, he is a spazz. I liked the touches of his poems, mix tapes, and other cool stuff. It really reminded me of my teen years in a good way.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to exhibit at the con today due to illness. Just need some bedrest. Wish i could go. I know it’ll be fun!
I know you havenâ€™t heard from me in a while, Iâ€™ve been enjoying and recovering from the holidays (like everybody else Iâ€™m sure!). Iâ€™ll have a table this Saturday at Big Apple Con:
Saturday, January 20th
Big Apple Con
Penn Plaza Pavilion
401 Seventh Avenue at 33rd St., NYC
You canâ€™t go wrong with a free event! There are also plenty of pop culture guests, check it all out at their site here:
This time Iâ€™ll be selling Tough Love and several prints. Come and check it out!
Also, heads up on a cool rock show Saturday night! Excellent cartoonist Rick Trembles will be down from Montreal with his band, The American Devices.
Details are: The American Devices, Burns/Glass, & The Octagon, will be playing January 20 at Sin-E in New York City (150 Attorney Street at Stanton). Check out his site here:
Hope everybody has a great 2007! I know I have a lot of plans already. Just check out the 2007 schedule of events I posted so far! Of course there will be more to come. Also, I’ve got some new book projects I’m working on so stay tuned ^_^