Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Meet some Finecomix peeps here!


Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is pleased to welcome storied New York cartoonist and illustrator Danny Hellman on Saturday, September 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Five accomplished local cartoonists who contributed to the new Hellman-edited alternative comics anthology TYPHON will join him at this festive signing.

Danny Hellman has been making art for publication since 1988. His illustrations have appeared in TIME, NEWSWEEK, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, FORTUNE, FORBES, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, FHM, GUITAR WORLD, NEW YORK PRESS, and countless others. Ever the clever prankster, “Dirty Danny” is equally notorious for his subversive mischief. TYPHON, from Dirty Danny Press, includes the work of 42 cartoonists from across North America and Europe. This full color, 192-page volume features contributions from
Glenn HeadTim LaneR. Sikoryak, Fiona Smyth, Rich Tommaso, among many others.

Appearing with Hellman will be Seattle-based contributors D. J. Bryant, Dalton Webb, Pat Moriarity, Max Clotfelter, and Mark Campos. Hellman will present a multimedia cartoon performance and Moriarity will perform a short music set with his 10-year-old son Jack – 
as seen on Willie Nelson’s website!

This event on coincides with the colorful 
Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack, featuring exciting visual and performing arts at 30 locations throughout the historic neighborhood. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale St. at Airport Way S., only minutes from downtown Seattle. Phone: 206.658.0110. Open daily 11:30 - 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00. Admission is always free to the public.

Listing Information

TYPHON book signing with Danny Hellman, D. J. Bryant, Dalton Webb, Pat Moriarity, Max Clotfelter, and Mark Campos.
Saturday, September 13, 2008, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street, Seattle
Open daily 11:30 – 8:00 PM. Sundays until 5:00 PM. 

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Mild Kingdom

For those of you in Seattle, come by and buy some art to support a great no-kill animal shelter! The Friends of the Nib is holding a benefit to Save the Kitties. I'll post my art once I can get the scanner to run.

Friday June 13, 2008 7pm
Friends of the Nib, Moonspinners, Tattoo's, Palm Reading
All to Benefit Animal Talk a no-kill non-profit animal rescue
Cafe Racer 5828 Roosevelt Way NE 206.523.5282

Thursday, June 5, 2008

More happenings at the Frye, supporter of the artfully made comix::::::::::

Davey Oil was guest artist and helped students make their own slide rules,
Stefan Gruber taught lots and lots of kids to make animation pieces,
and all of it goes on display this saturday the 7th, 12:30 and 3pm for $5 a seat.

-referring to himself in 1st person

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I have always been here before

Week two. I started putting stuff here on Tuesdays with the idea that people would check in, and there might be some other stuff here by the other Finecomixers that you see listed to the right .. There's been some, there might be more. So keep checking in! I didn't just hijack this blog for my own self-aggrandizement. Anyway, I forgot the page again today (I scanned it, and left it on the desktop at the copy center), so here's the Kurt Calavera I did a decade ago.


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Day off (now I know how that Achewood guy feels)

I have one further page in the pipe for that story, but you know what? I forgot to bring it today. So today, please enjoy this enigmatic picture, traced from a 1950s era TV tray in the collection, of some animals kicking back and watching a lumpy clown cavort on the glowing screen of the idiot box.

lumpy clown

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Say hello to the rug's topography

It holds quite an interest with your face down on it .. You know, today's installment is probably the best page I have ever drawn in my life, and it's not finished even! Here's Page Seven, and there's at least one more in the pipe before I blow up.

page seven

Friday, April 4, 2008

Tonight at the Frye - Finecomix LIVE!

There is awesome stuff happening at the Frye this Friday in honor of their R.Crumb exhibition! Most notably Fine Comixer Dave Lasky will be giving a zine/comix workshop, and Fine Comixers Davey Oil and Stefan Gruber will be doing a Slide Rule, a multimedia comics performance!

"Slide Rule in a museum. Jam Comics in a museuem. “Book-It” doing Crumb comics as live theater. In a museum. It should be fun." - DL

ZAPPED! Zine and Comic Laboratory
Greg Stump, David Lasky and Jessica Gomes
Frye Art Studio7-10pm
Presented with Richard Hugo House, three of Seattle’s finest zine and comics artists share their DIY secrets in the Frye studio. Highlighting the zine’s history, selections from ZAPP (Hugo House’s Zine Archive and Publishing Project) are on view. Stump, Lasky, and Gomes orchestrate a “jam” with you (yes, you) on a collaborative zine which will be published and distributed before the evening ends.

Slide Rule Comic Strip Slideshow
Davey Oil, Stefan Gruber, Tyler Gillies and Todbott
Frye AuditoriumTwo performances: 8pm and 9pm
Seattle’s own Slide Rule Comic Strip Slideshow Players mix up a multimedia salad of digital video and hand drawn cartoons, live music and electronic sound, animation and live performance to serve up unique theatrical experiences. For Bootlegging Slide Rule performs all original comics confronting R Crumb’s themes of enlightenment, disappointment, confession and outrage. With funny voices!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Blinking on and off, it's the Queen of Eyes

I don't know why she never gets anywhere with, I don't know why she never gets anywhere with, I don't know why she never gets anywhere with you. They were sitting and talking, and now it seems like they're going someplace. Ah, but .. Well, you'll see. Here's Page Six.

page six

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

My newest Gocco print will be in a new show coming up on April 3rd at the Pony Club Gallery in lovely Portland, Oregon! 5 colour (gold, purple, red, orange, white) print on watercolour paper:

"As Above, Soul Below"
"As Above, Soul Below"
© 2008 Dalton Webb

The Pony Club is opening a new show on "Magik" for the first Thursday art walk on April 3rd in lovely downtown Portland. The gallery has some awesome artists showing that night. There will also be a closing show on April 27th after the Stumptown Comics Festival! I won't be at the opening but I will be at the closing! More info on the postcards below:



Every morning I would see her waiting at the stop

Sometimes she would stop and she would show me what she'd bought .. Here's the next page. Only one page today because I'm about to run out.

page five

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Next up

In the empire of the senses! Here's the second installment of this story. Things are beginning to happen. You remember what had gone before? Here's the new.

page three
page four

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Well, it's a bruising, shattering ride, but I cannot deny myself this luxury. Enclosed are two links to new pages, the first two pages of a projected forty page story that I spent all last year kicking myself for not working on, and finally crapped out on. You Mr. Sadhead friends remember me going on about this at some length in the past year. So you can see what I was all upset about. It might have been better emotionally for me to just sit down and draw the damned thing.
Here are the pages. I hope to add a new page for you to see every Tuesday until I run out of them, and maybe you can hype me into continuing with this project. Love you lots, MC.

Page one

Page two

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Radio show about comic books

I have an audio interview up at

Interview with Fine Comxxen Tatiana Gill about my new book, Pictures of You

with the intrepid Inkstud host, Robin McConnell

replete with Cure music

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The early days of a blog are always the most interesting, and the least read. Before a blog finds its readership, the blog writer writes as if he is expelling his words into a featureless void, into the cold of space. Whatever comes to mind, he writes, wondering if anybody will ever read what is placed there and if in fact he should just give it up and go look at Stuff On My Cat or whatever, instead.
If you are coming back to these words from the far future, thank you for thinking of the early days of the Finecomix blog, and I hope you've enjoyed every mad minute of it, the time yet to come for us.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Hooray for a new day!

Welcome to the Finecomix blog!