$20 pretzel fish

sorry i haven't posted lately. busy with the move, not drawing much, the usual reasons.

i did not intend to use this blog to air personal problems much but:
do you feel like sometimes it's not worth commenting on a thing?


better than eating. better than paying off loans.

I've noticed on the few message boards I troll that there seems to be a great deal of hyperbole slung about in regards to albums that get leaked. This applies to the likes of Sigur Rós, Lindstrøm, Deerhunter, Women, and most recently, Okkervil River. Not even a week after these albums make their way to listeners, and weeks, even months before their legitimate release, these albums are being called best of the year, best of that particular artist / band's body of work, best of their genre, etc. I don't know if people are just thirsting for new music so much that they just ache to hear something that tops the older thing.

Am I letting the manic opinions of 13 year old don't-know-anythings and the maddeningly self-assured opinions of 20-something know-it-alls get to me?

Could be.

Should probably stop reading message boards.


"Everybody wants some...!"

So I finally got another minicomic finished. It's about Van Halen. I have this many to offer to the people of planet earth:
That's about 99-ish (one is already packed and ready to be sent out). The production quality is elementary school level, but that's why I'm giving them away for free.

Yes. Free.

I suppose friends and family will get most copies (whether they like it or not), but if you're some weird wandering wanderer who wants one, let me know and I'll see if my supplies aren't drained.

While on the subject of Van Halen: I recommend listening to Tim Hecker's "My Love Is Rotten To The Core" EP, which is a pretty great examination of the Van Halen mythos. Hecker takes samples of Van Halen songs and stretches them into mountainous drones and walls of static. He also utilizes audio from interviews and concert banter. The result is sort of an impressionistic narrative of the interpersonal tension and eventual fracture between David Lee Roth and the rest of the band. Weirdly dark, but I like it a lot. More info is here.