COFFEE, PORN & FRENCH FRIES
Well, here we come again, we're going to Seattle, a fine city, the porn capital of the world as we kn . . .. Wait! scratch that! Seattle is not the porn capital of the world, my bad.
Anyways, I was thinking of Chatsworth. Seattle is not infamous for its porn, which is fine, trust me, I've seen it. But rather, for fucking coffee. Would you believe that? How did that happen?
There are no coffee plantations in Seattle, in fact, coffee is optimally grown in the tropics around the globe, in a band 10 degrees north and 10 degrees south of the equator. Places like Ethiopia, Colombia, Mexico and other Central and South American countries, as well as Indonesia and the Arabian Peninsula. It's like saying Potatoes come from Ireland or from Idaho, and I know most people make that mistake because they think of the potato famine, well, potatoes did not originate in Ireland, or in your own private Idaho, sorry Irish folks! All modern varieties of potatoes can be traced back to a single source, a bud found in the Inca empire, Ecuador/Peru area to be precise and nowhere else, over 7,000 years ago, but I digress. Nothing good can grow under Seattle's perennial dark skies except for alternative rock and alternative comics and alternative people. and we all know that "alternative" really means disgruntled, maladjusted and disenfranchised shoe gazers. There is no sun light, only rain, misery, Microsoft money and gloom. I LOVE IT!
I would feel right at home there, I think the weather is perfect for staying home and drawing all day, writing depressing poetry all afternoon and cruising for free internet porn all night.
But cheer up Seattle! because we're coming to brighten your rainy heavens; we're going to change all that gloomy outlook (at least for two solid days). We're bringing sketchbooks, art books, naked female cartoons, East Coast sunlight and happiness!
All kidding aside, I do love Seattle (no hate mail please, my inbox is bursting)
I've been looking forward to this weekend for a while now. Spring has indeed sprung here in New York City and allergies are getting ready to make my life a living hell; it's going to do me some good to get out of the house and see my old buddies from the north-west region again.
THE 2009 EMERALD CITY COMICON ART BOOK
My good friend Jim Demonakos at Emerald City, the P. T. Barnum of comic book conventions, who heads this exemplary organization is back at the helm and this year has gone all out in procuring the best possible talent to headline the event. Yours B. Truly and the aforementioned Mr. Demonakos have joined forces to bring you the "Emerald City Comicon Art Book 2009 Edition" (actually it was Jim's idea I just said yes)
Also known as "ECCCAB 2009' This book is filled to the brim with artwork created exclusively for the show, by some of the exhibitors and guests. The theme: MONSTERS & DAMES featuring a stunning cover by my brother from another mother Frank Cho.
This book was created for two purposes: to celebrate the show's talent diversity and to benefit the Seattle Children's Hospital. Only 850 copies of this book have been printed and individually numbered. THERE WILL NOT BE A REPRINT of this volume, ever.
Here's a list of the contributors featured in this volume and some of the pages:
Tommy Lee Edwards
I can't possibly post every image here but if you are an admirer of any of the artists featured within, don't wait and pick one up at the show this coming weekend. Sat April 4th & Sunday April 5th.
Price: $24.95 US Dollars
83/4x8 12.25 48 pages Full-Color, Full-Bleed, Hardcover, Perfect bound-Sewn Pages
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SHANE GLINES' DAILY GRIND
This is our first hard cover spiral bound, originally I wanted to do a 32 page book but Shane said "let's go all out!" so we increased the amount of pages to 66, including a fun overlay sheet. This here book is outstanding despite how much fun it is, not because I said so but because it is, let me explain:
See, if you are a normal person you might not care for these types of books but if you are a comic artist, cartoonist, animator or an art student of any sort, you'll love this collection of sketches.
Shane did not pay me to say this and if he would have offered the money I would have turned it down, he'd probably would be embarrassed by my comments here because he is such a humble man. I see this book as a drawing class, don't get me wrong, there is no text here showing you how to draw or such, you won't need it. The sketches themselves are a revelation in the way the man approaches and solves classic cartoon anatomy, You will learn so much just by looking at these fluent drawings, I know I have.
For all of you interested in learning how to draw cartoon women, you'll find this book extremely useful and inspirational, for the rest of you, you'll find it extremely enjoyable and fun.
CARTOON RETRO SKETCHBOOK 'THE DAILY SPIRAL' BOOK 2
By Shane Glines
THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW AND WILL BEGIN SHIPPING FRIDAY (APRIL 3RD).
Price: $29.95 US Dollars
12.25x9.25 inches, 66 pages Full-Color, Full-Bleed, Hardcover, Metal spiral bound
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