"How to Print a Comic" PDF available!

The Beginner's Guide to PrePress and Printing (an informational comic on how to make comics!) is now available for purchase on Iron Circus Comic's shop! I wrote this as a helpful primer on how to prepare comics (and art in general) for print, as well as briefly touching on the tricky subject of how to find and communicate with a printer. David McGuire, fantastic artist of wonderful (and funny) webcomic Gastrophobia, drew the dang thing-- and trust me, there was a LOT of words in this script!

So far HOW TO PRINT A COMIC has gotten rave reviews, and I'm pretty sure the information in here will remain relevant for another few decades-- so definitely pick up a copy! $8 is a hell of a lot cheaper than having to reprint a book!

 

Illustrations for IGMS!

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I did two illustrations for the science-fiction and fantasy magazine Intergalactic Medicine Show recently, both for fantastic stories. The April story, "Murmuration" by E. Catherine Tobler, for Issues 56, happened to be the cover story! It's well worth subscribing to read the story, imo, but you can view my art for free at the site-- look at Issue 56 (April 2017) and 55 (March 2017) for a black and white "interior" illustration (can you say interior when it's a digital magazine?). Both were fantastic to do.

Project Spotlight - NICE GUTS: CYBERGURO

I have a lot of projects in the works that I can't announce yet, but one of them that I can talk about is the anthology I'm editing: Nice Guts! Originally founded by Verasaur and Agnes, Nice Guts is an ero-guro ("erotic grotesque") comics and illustration tribute zine from the early days of the internet, dedicated to that bizarre and obscure aesthetic line between horror and fetish art. I've been a fan of theirs for years so it was an honor to have Vera approach me earlier this year about resurrecting the series.

To kick off the revival, we're assembling a full-size anthology of full-color works themed around cyber-horror and techno-guro- the science-fiction, body-horror, uncomfortably intimate and creepy side of technology, where the internet isn't just a figurative extension of the brain. It's gonna be a little vaporwave, a little post-post-modern, a little Videodrome, a little sexy, and all guro. Check out the main site of the anthology, with a lot more sneak peeks into the art, here at niceguts.tumblr.com! Please note that this anthology and site is firmly ADULTS ONLY. In case you're doubtful as to what I mean by Adults Only, let me explain-- there is a giant, laser-spewing monster penis in this book. That oughta clear it up (and yes, it's a fucking amazing and hilarious illustration).

The header image of this post is a teaser from the Nice Guts comic by fantastic artist Lohkay. Also check out her (18+ only) comic In Passing, a chilling and intimate look at familial cycles of abuse. CW: child abuse, rape, explicit sex.