It’s all kinds of happening! Head over to the Counterintuitive Comics storeto get you and all your loved ones some sweet comics deals to keep warm this winter. Buy a bunch of things and I will throw in some extra suprises!
(the shipping is now reasonable because I realized Storenvy’s default is WAYY too high for minicomics! Thanks to all my customers who bought comics anyway <3)
You know what always makes a good present? MY COMICS :D
Lookout! It’s Noah Van Sciver’s brain laid bare! Now you can get inside the psyche of the famed author of The Hypo and Blammo! Weekend Alone is the first in a two-issue reproduction of his wonderfully poignant sketchbook comics.
Let’s be clear, this is not a simple collection of doodles. When you get Weekend alone you are getting full stories, gag strips, beautifully rendered drawings and new, never before seen characters. in a variety of media and IN FULL COLOR! We’ve gone out of our way to give you the unadulterated Van Sciver! Every attempt was made to reproduce each page exactly as it is seen in his actual sketchbook (including the cover). This is an extremely limited run!
Published by Tinto Press
5.25″ x 8″, 114 pages. $15 Full-color cover & interior
So one of my favorite audiobooks is Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove (I liked it better aloud than I did reading it on paper, which is rare for me). It’s got a huge cast of great characters, and I felt like drawing some of them up. There are quite a few that I left out just because they never grabbed me (the Irish brothers, The Sugg gang, Elmira, Luke, and Big Zwey, the folks back in Arkansas, the duo that Janey hits with rocks, Blue Duck’s confederates, etc, etc. Plus all the cowhands, and Louisa Brooks, the farmer with an eye for Roscoe. Big Zwey and Louisa would’ve been especially fun to draw, but I can’t do everybody.
Problem is, I keep reading these books with dozens of main characters - Tai Pan and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, recently - and find myself wanting to draw everybody. So much to draw, so little time.
Anyway, I’ve been posting these up a few at a time, but I figured heck, I’ll throw ‘em all up in one big swoop.
I’m reading the sequel to this book. I highly recommend reading Larry Mcmurty’s work.