Drawing Comics

It’s been kind of a busy week. I managed to get the bulk of the Turkmenistan book done (there is still the cover and some editing to do)(so maybe I shouldn’t use the word done)(but I want to). I also managed to turn thirty, which someone told me is the new twenty. All I can say about that is I hope not. I don’t remember twenty being any great shakes. In fact I seem to remember having to hunt down people to buy me beer and being extremely clueless around girls.

Now I can buy my own beer and I’m only moderately clueless around girls.

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Where the Magic Happens

Hey, all! Been working pretty hard to get THE BIG KAHN ready for the printer over here, but wanted to duck in and add to the chorus of working studio photos. Here are two quick snaps of my fairly cluttered drawing table… usually, I script on my laptop from any point around the studio, but when I sit to draw I’ll bring it here:

Items of note:

• Promo poster for Ursa Minors!, the comedy-action-robot bear book I did for Slave Labor Graphics.

• Framed copy of X-Men Unlimited #14, the first Marvel work by yours truly

•  A check from Marvel (not for the aforementioned X-book

• A poster for the MoCCA  “Who Wants to be a Superhero” costume gala, signed by some of the “superheroes.”

• A postcard invite for the Ninety Candles/Jigsaw book release party.

• Baby wipes. For my baby. Not for me.

• Long-arm stapler for cobbling minicomics and ashcans

Will Eisner classic adaptations on 50%+ sale

We need to sell off the few remaining copies of Will Eisner’s series of charming adaptations he had done of various classics. All books remaining are discounted from 7.95/8.95 to $3.95 for paperbacks, $15.95 to $8 for hardcovers and even the signed and numbered editions, limited to only 300 are now at $19.95 instead of $50!!

Come and get ’em before they all fly out of our warehouse!

Also, don’t forget to check out our sales where many other books of ours, as well as some from other publishers like Acme Novelty Library and the 9/11 report are on quite a sale as well!

…and Newsarama praises First Time

“Sibylline imbues each short with a clear and strongly realized emotional core. Most enjoyable, nearly every story paints sex as a positive, joyful experience. There’s no shame or humiliation here, as nine of the women (unfortunately, not the doll) are willing partners in each act, and everyone comes out of their experiences richer for it.

A book like First Time doesn’t compare to something like Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie’s Lost Girls. For one thing, the grandiose literary ambition isn’t here, and in many ways, that’s really a positive thing. Lost Girls was many things, but arousing wasn’t really one of them. First Time focuses intently on the sexual experience rather than any literary parallels. It has a visceral quality that goes hand in hand with the emotional pleasure the women in each story experience, and that directness and bald humanity make it a much more stirring book.
It’s frank, it’s fun, it’s a little messy and awkward; in short, First Time is a little like its subject matter. Apparently, comics are the vanguard of quality porn – which is cool, because honestly, porn never suffers in any economy.”

So says Newsarama. Why, that’s just what we thought ourselves!

To see First Time, go to Eurotica on our home page and then in Author Gallery to Sibylline. Sorry, can’t link directly here due to adult content.

ComicsWorthReading reviews a bunch

Johanna Draper Carlson’s ComicsWorthReading has just reviewed 4 of our recent books, besides Miss Don’t Touch Me which she calls “thrilling escapism with naughty touches”, Why I Killed Peter and First Time, she has this to say about Trondheim’s latest Little Nothings:

“The work is gorgeous, due to the artist’s skill, observations, and especially watercolors.

Material includes the goofy things Trondheim’s bird-headed alter ego does on vacation, as well as simple observations about everyday life. I found them fresh and funny, showing me new ways to look at simple events. The different places around the world he visits are beautifully captured, putting me with him while rock climbing or scuba diving. “

Drawing Comics

Here’s my second installment of comics about comics. I hope you enjoy it. This is really an experiment on my part so I’d love to hear what people think, commentwise, suggestionwise, criticismwise, or questionwise.

Work on my Turkmenistan books is going along well. I’m about eight pages away from completion (though of course there will be some tweaking still to go)(how much tweaking I’m not sure)(Terry and I will have to talk about it).  And I think the title will be Joe and Azat, which is short and simple.

And I’m always putting new stuff up on my blog at jesselonergan.blogspot.com