johndarnielle:

silversprocket:

Cathy G Johnson has been nominated for this year’s Ignatz Award in “Promising New Talent” for damn good reason. Visit her and vote next month at SPX 2014. Here’s her seriously good (and unfortunately timely) comic from As You Were #3. Visit this Tumblr next week for our interview with Cathy and more arts!

As You Were is a punk-comix anthology series featuring new stories by our favorite independent artists from punk communities around the world. The theme for issue #3 is “Big, Big Changes”, available for [purchase here from Silver Sprocket].

As You Were is a great read and I recommend it!

Kid tested, John Darnielle approved. What are the rest of you waiting for?

mitchclem:

Did this album cover for the upcoming Jake Flores album on Stand Up! Records. Amanda did the inkwash. Crazy exciting opportunity, getting to do art for standup comics. That’s basically my other favorite thing after unlistenable music. Hopefully the trend continues, we’ll see. But anyhow. Here’s this craziness.

Oh hey, so this album exists now, at least digitally. If you’re the type of person who likes to listen to stand-em-up comedy albums featuring album art by me, well, you’re welcome to do so here.

mitchclem:

Did this album cover for the upcoming Jake Flores album on Stand Up! Records. Amanda did the inkwash. Crazy exciting opportunity, getting to do art for standup comics. That’s basically my other favorite thing after unlistenable music. Hopefully the trend continues, we’ll see. But anyhow. Here’s this craziness.

Oh hey, so this album exists now, at least digitally. If you’re the type of person who likes to listen to stand-em-up comedy albums featuring album art by me, well, you’re welcome to do so here.

So, once upon a time I was selling a poster on eBay that I’d done for some bands that were favorites of mine in high school. And then both of the guys from both of those bands said some really ugly, irredeemable shit online while the auction was up. And so I took the auction down. At that point, the idea that someone would have my art for those bands proudly displayed on their wall made me unhappy to think about. And then, after I took the auction down, a few people wrote to me asking why, as they’d been following the auction or had bid on it, etc etc. And so I made a very brief statement clarifying why I took it down. I didn’t “@-reply” or tag anyone involved, I didn’t call for a boycott, I didn’t throw down any gauntlets. Just let my followers know what happened in as calm and magnanimous a way as I could think of.
And then one of my high school heroes called me a “creep” and an “insufferable twat” and referred to my poster as “asinine”. The asinine thing really seems like more of a vocabulary show-off than anything, as the word doesn’t really apply in any way to, you know, creating art to promote that dude’s band? But I’ll give him a pass since it’s basically the least stupid thing he’s said online in the past two days.
Anyhow. Just kinda felt like sharing that. I don’t really have a point here and I’m kinda too weirded out to really be, like, sad or angry or anything. So please don’t assume that. It’s just… you don’t not share something like this, right?
Fun side-story: One of those retweets and two of those favorites on Ben’s post came from that guy from last October who sent me straight-up one of the creepiest and stalkery-est series of emails I’ve gotten ever and his girlfriend. Haven’t heard from either of them in nearly a year until now. Huh.

So, once upon a time I was selling a poster on eBay that I’d done for some bands that were favorites of mine in high school. And then both of the guys from both of those bands said some really ugly, irredeemable shit online while the auction was up. And so I took the auction down. At that point, the idea that someone would have my art for those bands proudly displayed on their wall made me unhappy to think about. And then, after I took the auction down, a few people wrote to me asking why, as they’d been following the auction or had bid on it, etc etc. And so I made a very brief statement clarifying why I took it down. I didn’t “@-reply” or tag anyone involved, I didn’t call for a boycott, I didn’t throw down any gauntlets. Just let my followers know what happened in as calm and magnanimous a way as I could think of.

And then one of my high school heroes called me a “creep” and an “insufferable twat” and referred to my poster as “asinine”. The asinine thing really seems like more of a vocabulary show-off than anything, as the word doesn’t really apply in any way to, you know, creating art to promote that dude’s band? But I’ll give him a pass since it’s basically the least stupid thing he’s said online in the past two days.

Anyhow. Just kinda felt like sharing that. I don’t really have a point here and I’m kinda too weirded out to really be, like, sad or angry or anything. So please don’t assume that. It’s just… you don’t not share something like this, right?

Fun side-story: One of those retweets and two of those favorites on Ben’s post came from that guy from last October who sent me straight-up one of the creepiest and stalkery-est series of emails I’ve gotten ever and his girlfriend. Haven’t heard from either of them in nearly a year until now. Huh.

Hey guys! Amanda and I are selling portraits again for a super limited time, so jump on it while you can! Please! We need to pay our rent and I’m no longer comfortable selling that SW/Queers poster after recent, uh, events.
Get it get it get it!

Hey guys! Amanda and I are selling portraits again for a super limited time, so jump on it while you can! Please! We need to pay our rent and I’m no longer comfortable selling that SW/Queers poster after recent, uh, events.

Get it get it get it!

mitchclem:

Selling this original art on eBay. Help me pay my rent!

Hope you guys don’t mind, I’m gonna repost this every day this week so no one misses it.

mitchclem:

Selling this original art on eBay. Help me pay my rent!

Hope you guys don’t mind, I’m gonna repost this every day this week so no one misses it.

Just a heads up, Cheesecake Factory, I’m totally willing to make this bit in Turnstile Comix #3 official product placement. I’m too old/poor to worry about “selling out” anymore. Hit me up.

Just a heads up, Cheesecake Factory, I’m totally willing to make this bit in Turnstile Comix #3 official product placement. I’m too old/poor to worry about “selling out” anymore. Hit me up.

Five thousandth unread email in my inbox wins an amazing prize I promise never to remember to go to the post office and send out.

In other news, Gawker somehow knows my name and has mentioned me in a list of reasons to keep watching the Leftovers:

This Nardwuar poster - I’m endlessly tickled by Jill Garvey’s room, which prominently features a Mitch Clem-illustrated poster for The Evaporators, in turn featuring Nardwuar the Human Serviette, celebrity interviewer and the very goofiest dude in pop music. Just look at him: his goofball affect is diametrically opposed to Jill’s infinite mopiness, making for a great addition to the “teen’s room said teen clearly didn’t decorate” trope. (A friend worries post-Departure this may be a world without Nardwuar; I say a world without Shaq and Nardwuar doesn’t deserve to continue.)

You can read the full article here.

In other news, Gawker somehow knows my name and has mentioned me in a list of reasons to keep watching the Leftovers:

This Nardwuar poster - I’m endlessly tickled by Jill Garvey’s room, which prominently features a Mitch Clem-illustrated poster for The Evaporators, in turn featuring Nardwuar the Human Serviette, celebrity interviewer and the very goofiest dude in pop music. Just look at him: his goofball affect is diametrically opposed to Jill’s infinite mopiness, making for a great addition to the “teen’s room said teen clearly didn’t decorate” trope. (A friend worries post-Departure this may be a world without Nardwuar; I say a world without Shaq and Nardwuar doesn’t deserve to continue.)

You can read the full article here.

It occurs to me I have a project I was supposed to have had done by now that I completely stopped working on for several months for no reason other than my own staggering incompetence. Now it turns out Lemuria is about to step into the studio and Mark Ryan’s gonna record their new songs for the 7”, so I need to get my shit together and finish this damn thing. Ay carumba.

It occurs to me I have a project I was supposed to have had done by now that I completely stopped working on for several months for no reason other than my own staggering incompetence. Now it turns out Lemuria is about to step into the studio and Mark Ryan’s gonna record their new songs for the 7”, so I need to get my shit together and finish this damn thing. Ay carumba.

Did this album cover for the upcoming Jake Flores album on Stand Up! Records. Amanda did the inkwash. Crazy exciting opportunity, getting to do art for standup comics. That’s basically my other favorite thing after unlistenable music. Hopefully the trend continues, we’ll see. But anyhow. Here’s this craziness.

Did this album cover for the upcoming Jake Flores album on Stand Up! Records. Amanda did the inkwash. Crazy exciting opportunity, getting to do art for standup comics. That’s basically my other favorite thing after unlistenable music. Hopefully the trend continues, we’ll see. But anyhow. Here’s this craziness.

silversprocket:

SLAM DIEGO COMMIE-CON FIELD REPORT
We’re putting the finishing touches on THE FRIEND ZONE, your sanctuary and ours from the San Diego ComiCon this weekend, with our dear friends at Mixtape Comics and Irene Comics
Booth N-03 in Small Press (listed as “Mixtape Comics”)

All weekend we will be slingin’ free haircuts, bad idea potion and a willingness to employ direct action to make up for comic-cons missing harassment policy (WE RIDE TOGETHER! WE DIE TOGETHER! WE HIT CREEPS WITH BIG FOAM SWORDS TOGETHER!) oh and also we will be doing things to help us pay for the table like slinging brand new screen prints, zines, pins and all kinds of other bullshit from the likes of Ben Passmore, Lindsay Watson, Ferin FickAndy Warner, Ben SnakepitMitch Clem and Nation Of Amanda. Not to mention the horse we rode in on of the rootenist tootenist stickers, patches, shirts, As You Were #1, 2 & 3, screen-prints, a fishbowl full of advice/everclear, healing crystals, hammers both large and small, tonka trucks, hoaxs, screams, a mirror that when you look into it it tells you the future, a mirror thats just a real mirror so you can see how pretty you are, whatever chotchkies we think will make doc hammer like us. so on.

If you can’t get down to Slam Diego, peek them graphics above for tiny previews, and we will premiere all this new artwork full-on with mail-order links when we get back starting July 29th.

Oh shit wait we have a crazy-comin-at-ya-straight-up-like-what? awesome and gigantic new screen-print from Liz Suburbia next week that won’t be ready for San Diego, but fuck it, I’m writing about it right now anyway because its about skateboarding and chopping heads off and you’re gonna freak out. 

COME MAKE FRIENDS UNDER THE FRIEND ZONE BANNER IN SMALL PRESS! FREE HAIRCUTS/TATTOOS AND IRRESPONSIBILITY ELIXIRS! NOT JOKING! NOT SORRY! REGRET THIS IN STYLE!

attn nerds

Drew a thing for a friend of mine that I’m probably not at liberty to share just yet but it DID involve having to draw the Millennium Falcon and an X-Wing from Star Wars and, even though they didn’t come out amazing, they took SO GODDAMN LONG TO DRAW that I wanted to share them on their lonesome.
FUN FACT: When naming this image file, I called it “starwarsships” i.e. “star wars ships” and it made me laugh because there’s a Lifter Puller song called “Star Wars Hips” and they’re probably my favorite band. The end.

Drew a thing for a friend of mine that I’m probably not at liberty to share just yet but it DID involve having to draw the Millennium Falcon and an X-Wing from Star Wars and, even though they didn’t come out amazing, they took SO GODDAMN LONG TO DRAW that I wanted to share them on their lonesome.

FUN FACT: When naming this image file, I called it “starwarsships” i.e. “star wars ships” and it made me laugh because there’s a Lifter Puller song called “Star Wars Hips” and they’re probably my favorite band. The end.

I drew a flyer. Street Eaters are amazing.

I drew a flyer. Street Eaters are amazing.