Have you heard about "Week Notes"? I like the idea, little regular posts summing up the various things you've been up to. I had meant to start at the beginning of the year, but well. Going to give it a try. I'd like to post stuff here and not just on the socials, and weekly feels like a cadence I can handle.

I've put up a page collecting some comics I've been drawing this year. Quick, fun, no planning, pen on letter sized paper with color pencil. They're about a crocodile (or is it an alligator) who steals candy from children. Go take a look. I need to clean up the scans, but if I waited around to do it proper, I'd never get them up.

Shelly Duval passed away this week and I've been listening to her tracks from the Robert Altman "Popeye" movie. This demo is a good listen. I hadn't heard it before.

Last weekend I read a ton of great comics, and got the new Peep Show in the mail today. Maybe I'll write something about them next week. Here's a list.

Ordered from Spit and a Half (John Porcelino's distro)

  • PUDDLES by Tom├ís Cisternas
  • FIELDER #2 by Kevin Huizenga

Picked up at The Comics Place in Bellingham:

  • Fielder #1 by Kevin Huizenga
  • As a Cartoonist by Noah Van Sciver
  • A stack of mostly American comic strips translated into Swedish

From Fantagraphics:

  • Peep Show 15 by Joe Matt

Hey, It's been a while since I've updated this site. During the end of the year I decided it was time to dust off the cobwebs. I've migrated to a new static site generator (from Jekyll* to Eleventy), upgraded the web server, and fixed all those bugs that show up when you aren't looking.

It seems like the "personal web" (or some say 'Weird Web') is making a come back. Last few years I've mostly been posting stuff to Instagram, but that's starting to give off dying mega-mall vibes. So, my new years resolution is to post here more often.

New Zines

In November I tabled at Short Run, and made some new zines. They're posted on the publications page, and they are available to purchase at Bigcartel if you'd like one.

Fax Simile no. 16, the most recent issue of my collection of weirdo gag comics. Isometric Tuna no. 8, diary comics from my pocket notebooks. And Object on Arrival no. 2, drawings and comics from 2022 and 2023.

* Jekyll was and is still a great tool, but I don't use Ruby much, and got tired of version management for it.

Last week I decided to print a new issue of Fax Simile for the first time since 2019. Since before COVID.

Fax Simile is a zine series I've published regularly since around 2013. I tend to put in a particular type of drawing, what I think of as weirdo gag cartoons, and during the pandemic I just wasn't drawing much in that style. Suddenly I'm interested again. It seemed the best thing to do was to look over what I had from this hiatus and put out another issue.

So Here's issue 15.

Another thing I did during COVID was draw a lot of self portraits. Many in the reflection of a shiny coffee pot, or during video chats. This one is in a small hand mirror at the kitchen table. Reading a book on Bonnard it mentioned Italian painters in the past calling the practice of incorporating a mirror into the composition as a specchio?

New zine available, Object On Arrival. 36 pages of sketchbook drawings and comics from January to September 2021. Available now. Order at bigcartel