HAPPY 2006 FANBOYS & FANGIRLS!
Evan and I celebrated with a bout of Warriors head-to-head on PS2, Rock 'N' Roll High School and lots of junk food. wheeeee! Here's to another year of comic depravity, hilarity and ... obscurity? Looking to bring out shorts by Suehiro Maruo (lord, he's the patron saint of Samehat), Junji Ito and some fresh blood, more original horror and gag comics by us and our friends, etc. etc. SO MANY IDEAS, just gotta work on the whole 'execution and follow through' part of the process.
FRESH MEAT OFF THE BURGER PRESSES:
1. NEW COMIC by AARON K
Another gem by our friend-- this one, a 5-pager about hanging out on Mars.
2. UNCLE MARUO on the cover of JUXTAPOZ
The entire issue is a pretty weak rehash of the Japanese art/comics/graffito scene of like 2 or 3 years ago... and the Maruo article doesn't offer any new details, but it's worth the cover price for the superlovely full spreads of Maruo paintings and panels. Plus you get two short articles on Chiho Aoshima & Hysteric Glamour. But jeez, seems like Juxtapoz is biting Giant Robot's layout slightly in this issue as well. Even with their johnny-come-lately take, it's always nice to get more Maruo in print!
3. NEW KOJI AIHARA STRIP!
as usual, please read from right-to-left.