What Am I Doing Here? by Abner Dean 1 March 2010
The characters in these drawings are modestly sexless, but they reveal all sorts of things about themselves through their activities. Their guiding star is folly, and when they act in groups, it’s always under the direction of a collective id... Some of the drawings are under the sway of a symbolism that suggests a simplified modern version of the instructive images Bosch or Bruegel composed — there are men turning into birds, or mushrooms turning into men, and people with portentous objects affixed to their pates — eggs, books, irons. Of course, when the rest of you is naked, even a hat becomes a portentous object: a naked man wearing a policeman’s hat is not simply a man wearing a hat. But even in the most hermetic and perplexing cartoons, you feel there might be some unacknowledged part of yourself acting out its pet obsession in some corner of the diorama.
— Philip Wylie
— Philip Wylie
by Ted May
Nominated for a 2013 Eisner award for Best Short Story, A Birdsong Shatters the Still, is by Jeff Wilson with art by Ted May. It starts off early one spring morning as a gang of teens congregate outside high school getting high and talking about Maiden just before going to morning detention. Chances are slim to none that these grass addled pimple faced young adults can make it through said detention without garnering even further punishment.
"Blades of Grass," is by Ted May with art by Mike Reddy featuring the character Beast Biplane from Injury Comics #3. Beast's best bud Brat Fink wakes up hungover and must contend with arch nemesis, Greg whilst cleaning up revellers' wreckage from the night before. Meanwhile Beast must go mano a mano with a new, sick villain: Steve in Valor! This is just the start of an amazing new story. Get in on the ground floor, etc!
36 pp, black & white
10.25" x 6.5"
by Jordan Crane
Yellow, Mustard, and Pale Butter Yellow.
3 colors on 110lb acid free stock.
15in. x 20in.
Signed in pencil.