this is my favorite version
You can now get Lauren Barnett and Nathan Bulmer’s The Hic & Hoc Illustrated Journal of Humor Volume One: The United States at the Hic & Hoc store!
Do it before you second-guess yourself and spend the money on something sensible.
we went to see Ursula Le Guin speak and read from a book she translated from Spanish, that was translated from Romanian. The Romanian-to-Spanish translator was there too! And very charming and excited to be reading with his favorite author(!).
The original (Romanian) author’s daughter and nephew were there too. At one point, we heard a story being read in all three languages! (((Not all at once, obvz))) It was neat.
She signed my sketchbook because we forgot to bring books. I gave her my last promotional postcard / comic which I just happened to have on me.
The nugget that really stuck with me was when she said that the book would probably never be turned into a movie or a BBC miniseries because it was “more descriptive than narrative, more idea than drama”.
I get real caught up in Oh Gosh, Maybe I Should Be Working On A Graphic Novel and thinking about story structures and archetypes and tropes and getting mad and being like NO! I want to work on a bunch of little one-pagers! and make a book that way! But then I just did that “Internet Comics" thing and took advantage of the two-page spreads and whatever. I don’t have to decide. It doesn’t matter.
It was nice to hear, is all. I felt like she was telling me it was okay to make different kinds of stories. There aren’t any rules.
(If you haven’t read the Earthsea series or The Left Hand of Darkness, I think they’re both great and I love them.)
went to the park with michael and elaine yesterday
just for a little bit. drew some people butts and some dog butts. (I want to draw like this more often. but it’s weird to do on purpose?? w/o reference???)
top-right is a real thing I heard a dude say on the phone.
old shit about old shit
Study Group Magazine #2 is available to order!
Art & Comics Contributions From:
And Comics Journalism by:
Rob Clough on Josh Bayer
JT Dockery visits with John Byrne
Milo George interviews Angie Wang (who provides our cover)
Sean Witzke on Baker & Helfer’s JUSTICE INC.
Zack Soto interviews Maré Odomo
I have an interview in thissss
The Hic & Hoc Illustrated Journal of Humor Volume 1
Edited by Lauren Barnett and Nathan Bulmer
Published by Hic & Hoc
Debuting at TCAF 2013!
Edited by ambulatory laff factories Lauren Barnett (Me Likes You Very Much) and Nathan Bulmer (Eat More Bikes), the first volume of an anticipated 196 volume series of the best of funny comics throughout the world features the likes of Phil McAndrew, Box Brown, Madéleine Flores, Zac Gorman, KC Green, Dustin Harbin, Jane Mai, Dakota McFadzean, Matt Wiegle, and Joe Lambert, who did the stunning cover! Oh hey as it turns out all of those people will be at TCAF! Weird.
Get this! I’m in it! It’s gonna be GREAT!
i’m in this too
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