28 November 2008


larger version

Calendar by Sarah Martin and myself.
Look for it in the December issue of Slug Magazine.

21 November 2008


Salt Lake City's Gallery Stroll is tonight, November 21 from 6 - 9 pm. Mostly it's just an excuse for people to eat free finger foods and hipsters to hang out outside of galleries and smoke cigarettes - but there are some cool things going on tonight that I will mention anyway.

Kayo Gallery – 177 E 300 S
New works by Sri Whipple and Steve Larson.

Ken Sanders Rare Books – 268 S 200 E
The Black Hole of Utah Collectors: Stan Sanders. A show, sale and silent auction comprised of dozens of rare items from Ken's late father's vast collections. (This sounds awesome! Read more about Stan Sanders in the City Weekly article You Can't Take it With You)

SAANS Downtown 173 E 300 S
The HOLGA Show!! A celebration of the Holga camera with works by multiple artists.

Salt Lake Art Center – 20 S West Temple
Liberties Under Fire: 50 Years of the ACLU in Utah, Utah Draws: Contour and Context, and Contemporary Trends in Video Art: Miranda July, an award-winning contemporary filmmaker.

19 November 2008


November's book is Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Okay, let me just say - I was so excited to read Watchmen when I first found out that it was this month's book club pick. I ordered it immediately off of Amazon and still have not received it. The meeting is in three days and I'm really pissed off that I haven't been able to start it yet.

Here's a synopsis taken from wikipedia: "Watchmen takes place in an alternate history United States where the country is edging closer to a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. After government-sponsored superhero The Comedian is found murdered, the vigilante Rorschach warns his former colleagues of what he believes is a conspiracy to kill costumed heroes. As the story progresses, the protagonists discover that one of the heroes has devised a plan to stave off war between the United States and the USSR by carrying out a plan that will kill millions of innocent people."

The movie, directed by Zack Snyder, comes out March 6 of next year.

18 November 2008


Season five of Radiolab, one of my favorite podcasts, came out this week - and it's about time! You can listen to the first episode Choice on their blog or download it in the iTunes store.

17 November 2008


This might be old news to some but.. full seasons of Doug, Hey Arnold!, and Rocko's Modern Life are finally available on DVD. Here's the deal.. because of poor sales in the past, Amazon and Nickelodeon cut a deal called the "burn-on-demand" system.. which means you cannot buy these in stores, BUT I just discovered you can also buy them on iTunes. The DVD sets on Amazon range from $18 - $30 (Yikes!) but on iTunes they are much cheaper. Apparently the DVDs do not come with any special features, so if you decide to download them you're still getting everything except the packaging.

Other Nicktoons available on iTunes:
Aaahhh! Real Monsters!
Angry Beavers
Rocket Power

These are all I want for Christmas.. well actually, because I'm impatient I might just end up buying them for myself. I think the DVDs will make great gifts especially for the unfortunate youth living today who will never get to see these cartoons. Save a life, buy a child Season 1 of Hey Arnold.

09 November 2008


Shirt design by Sarah Martin and myself for Nobrow Coffee and Tea Co.

08 November 2008


Finally, the colored version.


Features Dan Clowes in the first ten or so minutes of this episode.

07 November 2008


I first came across Andrew Lorenzi's work on LiveJournal last year. Inevitably, I've come to consider him a good pal of mine and how could I not? What, with our common Filipino heritage, a shared love for the band Why?, and of course, our obsession with comics - we were like soul mates. Besides all that, Andrew's an amazing cartoonist.
Please find out for yourself and read his comics on his LiveJournal. If you dig them, be sure to let him know and tell him to open up his archives for the public!

02 November 2008