I will be at the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair this weekend! The event is two days, but I’ll only be there on Saturday. Check out their website for more info. (the above is just a drawing and has nothing to do with the show)
A while back I made this poster, you can buy it at my store!
I have a lot on my plate right now, so many emotions running high. This city is funny and I’m still adjusting to the move. I’m excited to share new work, the weird things I’m doing. Some of them are shareable and some of them are just adding spice to the intensity of life. But I have projects, and I’m going to be at TCAF next month, maybe you’ll be there and you can ask me about them.
From a story Ross Hernandez told me when I visited him in Minneapolis this past week. It was how he felt in his bed with hangovers, in a half-asleep hallucinatory state. You can get the book Ross and I put together here.
I need to think about resolutions I suppose. It’s probably something as simple as: “figure it out.”
Happy new year, everyone. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down is now two years old (and this is coincidentally its 100th post), though the blog was somewhat set aside while I’ve worked on other projects. You can get yourself updated on what I’ve been up to at CathyBoy.com. I hope everyone has kept warm. In honor of this two-year-anniversary, as well as the coming new year, I bring you a comic. But it needs something before I can begin.
I can start by saying I’ve been having somewhat of a crisis. Theoretical crisis? Artistic? Critical? Peergroup? All of the above? And it’s made me hesitant to speak up. Because I’m afraid of not being articulate, of not having a solid enough grasp on what I’m trying to say. But if I lay around dreaming of a thesis to come, it won’t happen. Thought is a process, arriving to conclusions is a journey, and one must make room for changing your mind, expanding, etc. But if you are so nervous of criticism for ideas you are flirting with, you will never get anywhere good. I need to allow myself a thoughtful journey.
With that idea in mind I can finally introduce the comic. This work was made right in my notebook, literally drawn around notes. I’m upset about things. And I thought I was being heavy-handed, but maybe I’m not. Depends on who you are.
“Behind every Young-Girl’s arse hides a bunch of rich white men: the task is surely not, then, to destroy the Young-Girl, but to destroy the system that makes her, and makes her so unhappy, whoever ‘she’ is.” – Nina Power, “She’s just not that into you.”
“Her Name Was Prudence” sold out at SPX, and is now hitting its second run. The show was wonderful, and I was completely flabbergasted that I ran out. So the 2nd Edition is forthcoming, especially for the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest on November 10, so if you’d like a copy you can PRE-ORDER IT HERE!
Here’s a shot of the new covers, freshly screenprinted and on the Dirt Palace drying rack:
I’ve moved to Providence, Rhode Island, and I’ve been extremely happy. I’ve made bunches of new friends, many of whom are artists, and I’ve quickly felt at home. But woah nelly, have I been busy! So here’s a selection of random drawings, sans explanation: