Tag Archives: drawing

San José Fruit Tax Board

Self-portraits from June since I’ve lived downtown.ENegroFruitTaxBoard

Here the best fruit and avocados hide amongst the pointless urban cancer. Does yer scooter grow back every year with neglect, seasonal rain and sunshine?? How bout yer Tesla???

Drunk Fools by @toborobot and @brainvan

Been meaning for months to put this zine up. Believe it or not this Puta Cuarentena has me with less free time than ever. Picked up “Drunk Fools,” which is just on my level, from Issues back in the winter and loved it. Comics on drinking, getting naked, evacuation, local heroes and forgetting. A little short, though.

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The choices of detail add to the ground-level, convenience-store, dead weeds and garbage that barely separate inner city from edge city and suburb in the canon of such classics as Tales of Blarg/Desperate Times.

The authors only identify themselves by first names Robert and Brian and their Instagram handles @toborobot and @brainvan. Buy all their stuff!

As an aside, Issues, long a supporter of Exitos Gnosis, is closed for good. Find your nearest billionaire international trade pact scumbag, smoker, bushmeat enthusiast, airport crawler, fast-food driver-inner, or human trafficker, and tell them “hey dipshit! Thanks for spreading the virus that killed the rest of the local economy!”

David Mejia’s Before and After Thanksgiving

Finally, finally made it to the fourth floor of my beloved King Library, after a bitter monthlong absence, to be shit last in seeing San José old hand David Mejia’s exhibition Before and After Thanksgiving. It’s a painting (watercolor, right?) exercise and a modest history lesson. Mejia has been pushing his stuff for years. One of my favorites is the profane and puerile Ballman. It’s excellent that he’s getting some love at the library. Go see the paintings before November 30! I’ll let the paintings speak for themselves:

 

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Low-res, off-center photos posted for collegiality and appreciation only. I really dig the playful but purposeful use of color and the comic book-style planning in general. It gives an emotional directness needed by the subject, just as an improvised shamanic performance would in a more advanced culture than our own.

I also like how he mentioned using fish as fertilizer in poor soils, because it reminded me of the many years of my life I spent wondering why the fuck, as it said in some school textbook of mine, they “planted fish.”

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2-Strats: Luke-Ass Profiles Jimmy Crack

I know how much yall like guns.

This time 2-Strats hears from Luke-Ass reporting about a guy from high school whom he saw when he visited his hometown this weekend. A story of why you don’t cut school to steal guns from people’s houses. Even if people will defend your right to masturbate with guns at the expense of 60 people’s lives in one night, more than once per night all year long.

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Interview and art showcase on Illustration Mundo with Trevor Grabill, Flat Mountain Press

Here’s an interview on Illustration Mundo with Trevor Grabill of Michigan.
Found this dude’s zine in a show at Gallery Anno Domini (in which we both had stuff). Wish I could say we had regular correspondence, but alas it isn’t so. His stuff is great! Make sure to also check out the excellent artists he names in the interview.

http://illustrationmundoblog.tumblr.com/post/91007210516/interview-with-illustrator-trevor-grabill