Monday, November 26, 2012

Journey Into Misery 4, Page 7: Agent Watertower

Aaand we learned something today:
New York watertowers are actually agents of the Bureau of Singularity.
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Friday, November 23, 2012


Despite her questionable origin, I couldn't resist to draw her–
here is The Beholder's version of the Russian Revolutionary Beauty, Octobriana.

Octobriana is "the spirit of the Russian Revolution", and a licence-free character. In the spirit of communism, she belongs to the people, and any creator can make up stories with her. Supposedly she was created in the 1960s by a group of dissident Russian artists calling themselves Progressive Political Pornography (PPP).

However, this was apparently a hoax. The true story seems to be, that Czech writer Peter Sadecký enlisted the two artists Bohumil Konečný and Zdeněk Burian to create a comic with a character called "Amazona". But Sadecký escaped to the west, stealing the art-work and published it under the new name Octobriana, with changed communist back-story, and adding the red star on her forehead. So the creation of this "license-free" character is not quite kosher to say the least. The result however, and the colorful yarn that Sadecky spun surrounding it, is quite intriguing.

Read more about her here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octobriana .
You can find more artwork here:

Monday, November 19, 2012

Journey Into Misery 4, Page 6: Life in the Big City

The Bureau has set aside its disagreements and is alerting all its resources.
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest Report

I had a lot of fun at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest last weekend. It was my first time "flying solo" at this event, I was so grateful to be invited! And so many people came; plenty of friends and colleagues visited my table, and even people I had just met at NY ComicCon came back. Besides my mini-comics, children's books and prints, I had an advance copy of my forthcoming graphic novel Peanut with me.

I am happy to say that sales-wise, this was the single most successful day at any of the festivals I attended this year (MoCCA, NY ComicCon, and the small but very cool Prints Alive). It's especially exciting to meet people who already know some of my Beholder Comics and are coming back for more! That means a lot to me.

With Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons!
A familiar set-up… with some new wares!
Fellow cartoonist Anuj Shrestha brought me lunch. Thanx Anuj!
View of the upstairs, were my table was (yes, it's a gym!)
The three cover variations of the brand-new Tales To Behold 3
Good bye BCGF 2012, it was a blast and I am so happy that I could be part of it! Thanks to Gabe, Dan and Bill for putting together another amazing festival!

Journey Into Misery 4, Pages 4/5: Better Naked Than Fur!

The obstacle of a naked demonstration quickly becomes a means for escape.
Sans textiles, it's easy to blend into a mass of bare flesh. Remember that!
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tales To Behold #3 for the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival

Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival is this weekend, and here is what I hope  Tales To Behold #3 will look like. If all goes well…

Monday, November 5, 2012

Journey Into Misery 4, Page 3: Screw All Reality

It seems our heroes have eluded their would-be captors, on a technicality…
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