Friday, August 15, 2008

Carlos Meglia is Dead



This is a very sad day for me. What a fucked up and unfair world this is, Meglia is dead and Dick Cheney is still alive.

If you are a cartoonist and don't know who Carlos Meglia was, you should find out. To me he was the father of style in comics and animation, sounds like an exaggeration, which I'm prong to from time to time, but it is not. Meglia was more substance than style, but his flair was legendary, he infused personality in everything he drew. This so called comic art world will never be the same without him. May he rest in peace.

Mierda! Me pudre que te hayas ido tan pronto, me duele saber que hay miles de dibujos que nunca llegaremos a ver y que tu enorme contribución al arte se quede trunca, habiendo cuanto infeliz hijodeputa que no aporta nada más que miseria a este llamado género humano, que de humano tiene muy poco. Te vamos a extrañar y espero portarme bien en lo que me queda para poder encontrarte algún dia y hacer ese libro aquel que planeamos con tus maravillosos dibujos. Que descanses.

MORE BOOKS AND STUFF


NO TIME FOR CHATTING
For me to not have posted anything in such a long time it could mean one of 3 things:

1-) I'm sick
2-) A family member is sick
3-) It's August and I just came back from San Diego.


Unfortunately, all three things happened, although not necessarily in that order. Now I'm over my illness, the family member is doing better and the August rush is almost over.


This year's San Diego Comic-Con came and went in a haze, it would seem redundant to tell you what went on, just read what I wrote two years ago and multiply it by 3. I'd love to stay here and chat like we used to, back in the day but there's just too much to do. We've got a lot more books coming, among other goodies. I'll tell you all about it in due time. I just want to thank all the beautiful people who came to our booth, whether they bought books or not, it was wonderful to finally meet some of you and to see my old friends again.


PRE ORDERS AND DELIVERY


We've been packing and mailing books right, left and center! I'm happy to announce that nearly all orders have been fulfilled, and when I say nearly I mean there are only 8 or 9 orders left to ship, and the delay has to do with a couple of books stuck in customs, which fortunately we will have today (Friday) So if you haven't received your books yet, they are on the way. Now, I know some of you are new to Brandstudio Press so I don't blame you for freaking out thinking "where the hell is my order?" Fear not, as I have said in the past, Brandstudio Press is a one man (and one woman band), we have a decent system, and we're pretty fast but sometimes the demand for these items exceeds our planning, so I urge you to be patient, you're not dealing with Barnes & Noble, we're two real human beings who have absolutely no business training whatsoever but plenty of common sense and good will. I have upgraded most orders to Priority Mail at no extra cost to you.

TORONTO & CALGARY
I'm heading to Toronto next week to exhibit at the 2008 FanExpo from the 22nd to the 24th and to Calgary on the following week to attend the Calgary 2008 Tattoo and Arts Festival. Hope to see you there.




VINYL HEAVEN
Here are the limited edition first vinyl figures I told you about several months ago. These 3 have been designed by Humberto Ramos (Red & Mr. "W") and Francisco Herrera ("Calavera" and "Bubble Pink with Horny Rat") We have a limited amount of figures in stock, they will go on sale tomorrow (Saturday August 16th) Check back here.


Red & Mr. "W"
By Humberto Ramos







Bubble Pink with"Horny Rat"
By Francisco Herrera







Calavera
By Francisco Herrera








BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS!

Bookplate Betties
By Bill Presing

The new pin-up book published by my good friend Bill Presing.
Tons of gorgeous girls, depicted in colorful watercolors. A true masterpiece of a book.

Price: $28.00 US Dollars
192 pages Full-Color, Full-Bleed, Hardcover, cloth and silkscrened cover. Perfect bound-Sewn Pages















THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW.

Ships on the same day it's ordered, if you order before 6PM EDT (unless we're sick or overwhelmed with too many orders ). Click on the button below to order your copy:



All images are copyright © 2008 Bill Presing, please don't reproduce without permission.







BULLOCK Art Works
By David Bullock

Published by David Bullock.

Price: $24.95 US Dollars


THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW.

Ships on the same day it's ordered, if you order before 6PM EDT (unless we're sick or overwhelmed with too many orders ). Click on the button below to order your copy:


All images are copyright © 2008 David Bullock , please don't reproduce without permission.





Venus Overdrive
By Brandon Peterson


Price: $24.95 US Dollars
48 pages Full-Color, Full-Bleed, Hardcover. Perfect bound-Sewn Pages















THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW.

Ships on the same day it's ordered, if you order before 6PM EDT (unless we're sick or overwhelmed with too many orders ). Click on the button below to order your copy:



All images are copyright © 2008 Brandon Peterson, please don't reproduce without permission.