Shiny Happy Pee Pee

October 31, 2007

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I guess this comic wont make sense unless you’ve seen the recent Foo Fighters video for The Pretender. Hell, even then it probably doesn’t make sense…

PS.  I dislike this comic as much as you just did, but it took a couple of hours to plot and draw so I’m damned if I’m not sticking it up here.

Some more on Tag Team…

October 22, 2007

Leonie was kind enough to send me some little clip pictures for each comic in the collection, initially because I was going to do a mini-review of the comic, but I’ve decided it’s probably unfair to rate each entry since one of them is mine and I’m obviously biased. However I’m laying them down here with a little about what each comic entails…

The Creature by Tony Hitchman

A dialogue free story about love and pity under the sea.

Matt Danson by me

A horror story about a disaffected ex-sitcom actor.

The Failure of the Gant Probe by Nigel Auchterlounie

Proabably my favourite comic in the bundle, about an alien autopsy.

There Goes Tokyo by Dave West

A ‘song’ about Giant gallivanting lizards.

Walk on by by Andrew Richmond

A sad comic about social responsibility… and slappers.

The Sky’s Above by Colin Mathieson

Another sad one, this time about war and growing up.

Ultimate Terror by Ian Mayor

A story about a nasty trip to the dentist. Has probably the best artwork of the bunch.

So, yeah, if you have a few pennies to spare, why not throw them at this book (not literally). You can buy it here, and thanks to the few people I know who’ve bought it solely on the back of me being in it. Bring it along to me and I will autograph it for you… please… I want to sign at least one autograph in my life.

The Ferryman

October 20, 2007

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Tag Team

October 18, 2007

A short comics collection I have contributed to is now available to buy from lulu…

It costs about £3.50 before postage and contains one story by yours truly (Michael O’Keefe) called Matt Danson.  All the other stories in the book are great, and all are drawn by Leonie O’Moore, each comic in a different styleI’m currently pestering Leonie to let me have a few preview images, and if they’re available I’ll do a little more of a mini-review.  In the meantime, check out the images available on the lulu page… and hey!  Why not buy the thing!? 

Tizersozejournal

October 16, 2007

I’ve created another blog, for the stuff that’s not me trying to be funny.  It will also act as my journal, link dump and ideas warehouse.  I’ve left it public so that a) you can marvel at how dull my life is and b) I can throw ideas at you.  But if you can’t be arsed with that sort of tosh, I wont hold it against you for not stopping by.  Hell, I wouldn’t. Check http://tizersozejournal.wordpress.com/ for an extra shot of Miguel.

Carnivore Jim

October 6, 2007

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Last Words

October 5, 2007

I’m currently researching my dissertation, which will be in some way related to the life and attitude of Charles ‘Hank Chinaski’ Bukowski , an author whose collected books are a kind of 1500 page tone poem about alcoholism and cheap women. In my research I have just discovered the man’s gravestone:

“Don’t Try”

I wish I was a literary genius.

Please… Someone I know MUST like full frontal art-hardcore? Anyone? I’ll buy the drinks…

Some Books

October 3, 2007

I received my copy of Leonie Moore’s Some Forgotten Part today and it gets a big thumbs up:

“A young man sinks to the bottom of the ocean and awakens to find himself on the brink of an incredible journey. Join him on his remarkable quest of self discovery under the sea.”

The artwork is stunning, and the story is told with little dialogue. It is almost a mood poem set under the sea, a sort of existential wide screen epic. Imagine, if you will, Terence Malick’s take on The Little Mermaid and you wouldn’t be far off the mark. And it’s funny too. You can buy it over at lulu for the price of a round of drinks and support a local artist, in the meantime visit Leonie’s Portfolio site and blog. Mind you I’m biased because she’s apparently illustrating something I wrote, but more on that later (I hope).

Also from lulu I received my copy ofMarc Palm’s Swellzombie’s Lair of the Psychic Creature, a compendium of comics from his webcomic which I’ve already pimped on this blog.

Another quality production, Lair is a daily comic based on the exploits of imaginary creatures and plant-life. Although the comics serve mainly as little oddities and ideas, there are occasionally more joke based entries which work really well.

As a bonus, the book is profit-free cheap (about £5 with P+P) or FREE to download as a pdf file. It’s available at Lulu, and the quality of the books they produce is retail standard and very encouraging to someone considering self publishing a little something something… A 50 page Horse and Pylon comic anyone?

 

 

Inadvertent Racism

October 2, 2007

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For anyone unfamiliar with the art of dancing around or climbing upon one’s vacant yet moving car, I have kindly supplied this link to a youtube compilation of some sweet ghostridin’. And whippin’.