Advice from Kevin Huizenga
© Kevin Huizenga Any regular reader of this blog (or probably my comics) will know that I’m a big fan of Kevin Huizenga - his approach, his line and his story telling. He’s certainly inspired me a great deal. Anyway, over on his New Construction blog, he posted some recent advice that he sent to a young cartoonist about how to get started and keep going. He said, in...
New review for Smoo #3
There’s a new review of Smoo #3 up on Optical Sloth. Kevin writes… “It’s depressing to think that this comic only has a print run of 50 copies. Oh sure, Simon can always make more, and he has plenty of free comics up at his website, so it’s not like his work is barely visible. Still, it’s a sad testament to a lack of any sort of financial reward for doing really...
A portrait of the artist as a young man
Self portrait, c. 1990. Clay, poster paint, PVA glue, card. Don’t I look so full of goodwill and innocence? I’m at my parents’ house this weekend, working on Smoo #4. It’s going to be a bit different from the earlier issues, but I’ll write more about that at a later date. For now, marvel at my youthful grasp of the art of sculpture (or lack thereof).
Black-jawed Living Room Couch Professor
Here are some things beginning with ‘S’ that I’ve been enjoying of late. First up is Sam Spina. I traded some comics with him recently, and oh my, did I enjoy them. He also does illustration work, and has done a piece for our Sorry Entertainer Newspaper Anthology. It’s awesome. Anyway, here’s how Sam welcomed in the New Year: © 2010/2011 Sam Spina I’ve...
Nope, it’s not ‘Be Offensive Friday’: it is, in fact, Buy One Get One Free Friday here at Things in Panels! Here’s the deal: buy any comic from my shop and get a second comic absolutely free! To take advantage of this offer, simply head to the shop, choose a comic you’d like to purchase and click on the ‘Add to Cart’ button. When you come to complete...
I was asked to do an illustration for the Christmas issue of Purple Revolver’s Uber Zine. Here it is, in all it’s (maudlin) festive glory.