Submitted by Brian Moore on August 18, 2010 - 09:00
Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer: The Beauty Supply District
Pantheon Books, 2000
The Jew of New York
Pantheon Books, 1998
The central joke in "The Beauty Supply District" is neatly summed up by this gem from Carol Lay‘s old Frequently Asked Questions page:
Q: Where do you get your ideas?
A: I buy them in enormous rolls from Hammacher Schlemmer.
The Beauty Supply District—another picturesque corner of Ben Katchor's New York-like city—is a little warren of shops where art and design ideas are sold over the counter. Towering geniuses of the art world make furtive visits to punch up their paintings, atonal compositions, and what have you. Commercial manufacturers stride in with less trepidation, aiming to put a new gloss on their line of olive products.
Submitted by Brian Moore on August 16, 2010 - 09:55
Hello ComixTalk readers—Brian Moore here. Thanks for the invitation to guest blog, Xaviar (and thanks for the kind words re Smithson, Alexander.) Let me add one link to the bio info posted earlier: my sketchblog, which is the site I most frequently update these days.
Submitted by Shaenon Garrity on October 23, 2008 - 03:24
I have comics in this show! Both Narbonic and Smithson (the latter with art by the awesome Brian Moore) are included. And I wrote an essay for the show catalogue, which I just got in the mail and it is sweet.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 30, 2008 - 16:32
Webcomicsnation.com tracks the most popular comics hosted on its service:
- Templar, Arizona by Spike
- Narbonic By Shaenon K. Garrity
- The Non-Adventures of Wonderella by Justin Pierce
- Narbonic: Director's Cut By Shaenon K. Garrity
- The Bare Pit by Noodtoonist
- Carpe Diem by Graveyard Greg
- Bellen! by box brown
- Surviving Mars By Brian Daniel
- Paradigm Shift By Dirk I. Tiede
- Year One By M.Parkinson
- Venus in Points Alice Hunt
- Neil Lisst
- Supernatural Law by Batton Lash
- Maxwell the Demon by Tonia Walden
- Family Man by Dylan Meconis
- Elvenbaath Written and Illustrated by Dotty
- Nothing Better by tyler page
- Freak U. By A. Prosser
- Naoko Muragama: Video Game Champion By Shaun Henderson
- Breakfast of the Gods Book One: The Last Good Morning By Brendan Douglas Jones
- DAR: A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary By Erika Moen
- The Front By Jerzy Drozd
- REVVVelations Written and colored by Stan Yan, Illustrated by Jolyon Yates
- Smithson Written by Shaenon Garrity, Art by Robert Stevenson, Brian Moore, and Roger Langridge
- Pint of Ink Illustrated Amusements by Dee Hews
Submitted by Shaenon Garrity on March 19, 2008 - 13:02
I really, really dig Neil's drawings of Mell on this page. They're some of my all-time favorite Li'l Mells.
And there's a new installment in The Chronicles of William Bazillion! Now with more Nixon than ever!
Submitted by Andrew Farago on March 17, 2008 - 18:13
Richard from Midnight Fiction just posted a glowing review of The Max O'Millions Adventure Society. Supplies are running out, so if you'd like an actual on-paper copy, click the link and place your order.
Submitted by Shaenon Garrity on December 14, 2007 - 14:07
It had to happen one of these days...
January Cartoonist-In-Residence: Shaenon K. Garrity
For Immediate Release
Contact: Andrew Farago, 415-227-8666 ext. 314
Images available upon request
Saturday, January 19th, 2008 from 1pm to 3pm
Free and open to the public
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 13, 2007 - 09:30
I've noticed a lot of hype blog posts are not that informative. I don't have much (any?) time to edit user blog posts to get them up to front page-worthy status, but I can hand out some advice on how to write successful front page-worthy hype about your projects from the get go. Follow the advice below and I think you'll find many more of your posts hitting the front page:
THERE ARE VERY FEW TIMES YOU NEED TO POST MORE THAN ONE BLOG POST A DAY HYPING YOUR PROJECTS (Non-hype news posts don't fall under this rule). EITHER SPREAD YOUR HYPE OUT OVER A NUMBER OF DAYS OR COMBINE IT INTO A JUMBO-POST. Make sure your lead para.touches on all of the things you want to hype. COMIXPEDIA is EXTREMELY UNLIKELY TO PROMOTE MORE THAN ONE HYPE POST PER USER PER DAY (MORE REALISTICALLY - PER WEEK).
Submitted by Brian Moore on April 12, 2007 - 12:39
This week in Smithson:
All-pachinko action in downtown Osaka! Well, there's probably a pinball arcade nearby too, but we don't see that.
(And remember we've got a new, easier-to-remember URL: http://www.smithsoncomic.com!)
And a new panel is added to Chapter 4 (So Far), The Short Version.
In the fifth interview of our His and Her Webcomics series this month, Terrence Marks interviewed Andrew Farago and Shaenon Garrity. Andrew Farago currently creates The Chronicles of William Bazillion. Shaenon Garrity currently writes Smithson, and is the editor of Modern Tales. Comixpedia has previously interviewed Shaenon Garrity in 2006 and in 2004.