My cover for Intruder 8!
A comic anthology of ridiculous song lyrics, drawn literally by 17 comic artists.
INTRUDER buddy Brandon Lehmann is putting together a full color comic anthology with 18 excellent artists who each did comics based on lyrics from songs. Four Trude Dudes appear Max Clotfelter, James the Stanton’s “Gnartoons”, Tim Miller and Ben Horak.
Pre-order your copy here. $10!
Arcane Comics will host the release of INTRUDER #8 on Halloween Thursday October 31st.
This will be a costume party with fun to take into your eyes, mind and body.
Flier by Jason T. Miles
bruce bickford appearing in Intruder Nov 2013
Josh working on his page for INTRUDER #8
Josh Simmons (Furry Trap & Jessica Farm) joins in on the fun in INTRUDER #8.
Here’s what he had to say during an interrogation.
INTRUDER: Who’s a comic creator that you unconditionally love?
Josh Simmons: Let’s stretch the definition of “comics” a little and I’ll go with Stanley Kubrick.
IN: What have you found difficult to do with comics?
JS: Live like a functional human being.
IN: Where would you be most comfortable drawing?
JS: In a man-made structure with walls and a roof.
IN: Why is darkness easier for an artist to create vs happiness? Do you think that’s even true?
JS: No one wants to read a story about happy people doing perfectly well and fine in life. Struggle, strife, sad bullshit, these are often the roots of good drama. Sad bullshit tweaked in one direction or the other are the basis for comedy and horror. My stories just happen to be especially sad.
IN: How do you sleep at night? Are you riddled with disturbing dreams that keep you tossing and turning?
JS: I have nightmares occasionally. I do use the best ones as starting points for some of my comics. Sometimes they come to me almost fully formed as stories. This was the case with “Picnic” and “Demonwood”. The worst ones can ruin my whole day. This happened when I lived in Portland a few years back and dreamt I was peeing in a filthy urinal and looked down and my penis was ripped open length-wise and it had a fish spine (this image was the origin for my story “Cockbone”). Walking around town the rest of that day everyone had a demon face and my guts were dragging behind me on the sidewalk.
IN: Favorite candy?
JS: Caramello bars
INTRUDER #8 will be released on October 31 at Arcane Comics. Find more of Josh’s work here: http://jhscomics.tumblr.com/
just about to send off love wins 11 to the mailing list. this issue is what love wins is all about. language of the heart. i make art to have fun and to learn. this issue is definitely more on the …
what i’ve been up to.
I just found this on my computer, I think it must be from about two or three years ago. Also, I must have had some pretty good herb.
INTRUDER #8 Release Party
October 31st, 2013
7pm til 10?
Tricks and Treats
still available – domino books’s full line, lale westvind whirling dervish, lane milburn sludge comedy hour, eroyn franklin bein frank, weird 2 weird, ian sundahl the sun dial, doctor leviathan, the amateurs make professionals look bad, armageddon #3 by barney steel, i was born but… a must read for every october
i like making these “what if…” assemblage comic book covers. they’re mindless fun. i feel collage is a taken-for-granted thing in comics and quickly making these covers accesses the same cut-up-stream-of-consciousness part of my brain that i have the most fun getting to when making comix.
1. richard hell is capt. america.
2. how cool would moebius xmen be? i like a lot of the ideas in xmen but can’t stand reading the actual comics with exception of grant morrison’s xmen. i do like 90s cartoon.
3. thought of tom taggart covers after doing this one.
4. superboy as robot gone wrong.
5. one of the most fun things about doing these is getting to editorialize/have a conversation with these jungian-pop icons. like putting forth the idea that richard hell is capt. america or that ditko’s spiderman is a fugitive, distant and wanted by the public.