Happy Halloween from Gnartoons!
I got to draw a poster for George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic
One of our new contributors in INTRUDER #8 Scott Travis. Follow his awesome tumblr.
Fresh batch from Pacific Publishing Company.
Tabloid newspaper, 16 artists, 16 pages, spot color brown 2700 copies.
Cover: Ben Horak
Upcoming Intruder show!
Had the honor of designing another poster for Cinerama. This time it was for Army of Darkness with Bruce Campbell in attendance. Bruce went and signed about a hundred of these prints that were handed out to VIPs of the event. The best part of the night was when Bruce saw my poster and said “Dynamite!” The second best was talking to him about the importance of Elvis. Groovy.
One of my longest existing cartoon characters, Snrmphk the Slob!
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/