• I once was lost, but now am blind.
  • Blind Enthusiasm

    When I fail to get an author the amount of coverage I’d hoped I could get

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    This is basically how I feel all the time. Wake up in cold sweats and have nightmares about not doing justice to the books on which I work. I know the cartoonist worked for years on *insert title here* and it’s my job to give their comic to the world. I promise that I’m trying really hard to get *insert title here* as much media attention as possible. 


    It’s Simon Hanselmann in the New York Times! His illustration is featured right next to an article in the opinion section. Sometimes good things DO happen to good people. My excitement for Simon’s success makes me slightly less angry at him for publicly teasing me last week. 
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illustration in the NEW YORK TIMES today. thanks to art director Alexandra Zsigmond!
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    It’s Simon Hanselmann in the New York Times! His illustration is featured right next to an article in the opinion section. Sometimes good things DO happen to good people. My excitement for Simon’s success makes me slightly less angry at him for publicly teasing me last week. 

    girlmountain:

    illustration in the NEW YORK TIMES today. thanks to art director Alexandra Zsigmond!


    This is a baby bunny that was born at SpecialBunny.org two weeks ago. The mother of this baby was rescued from an illegal backyard meat  farm where the rabbits were kept in overwhelmingly horrible conditions. We had no idea the mother was pregnant because she was so skittish from the years of abuse, she wouldn’t let us get hear her. After about four days in our care, the momma rabbit gave birth to nine babies. Three of the babies were very weak and didn’t make it. But, the mother and other six babies are now very healthy and happy. The whole family will remain at Special Bunny until the babies are about four months old, which is when they will be old enough to be adopted. Before they can go to their forever homes, we will spay/neuter all of them, plus get them completely vetted and cleared with a clean bill of health. 
While we advocate against backyard breeding and encourage people to get their pets spayed/neutered, we are completely thrilled to have these babies with us. Just look at this little face!
If you are in the Seattle area and are interested in adopting a rabbit or have time to volunteer at our rescue shelter, please contact me directly at jacq@specialbunny.org.  View Larger

    This is a baby bunny that was born at SpecialBunny.org two weeks ago. The mother of this baby was rescued from an illegal backyard meat  farm where the rabbits were kept in overwhelmingly horrible conditions. We had no idea the mother was pregnant because she was so skittish from the years of abuse, she wouldn’t let us get hear her. After about four days in our care, the momma rabbit gave birth to nine babies. Three of the babies were very weak and didn’t make it. But, the mother and other six babies are now very healthy and happy. The whole family will remain at Special Bunny until the babies are about four months old, which is when they will be old enough to be adopted. Before they can go to their forever homes, we will spay/neuter all of them, plus get them completely vetted and cleared with a clean bill of health. 

    While we advocate against backyard breeding and encourage people to get their pets spayed/neutered, we are completely thrilled to have these babies with us. Just look at this little face!

    If you are in the Seattle area and are interested in adopting a rabbit or have time to volunteer at our rescue shelter, please contact me directly at jacq@specialbunny.org. 


    I fast-talked my way through an interview with the wonderful Jim Rugg and Jasen Lex. 

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    018: Jacq Cohen

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    Jacq Cohen is the publicist of Fantagraphics Books. Before that, she was an assistant publicist at Dark Horse Comics and interned at Top Shelf Comix. Fantagraphics Books has been a proponent of comics as a legitimate form of art and literature since they started publishing the Comics Journal in 1976. Since then, they’ve published some of the greatest cartoonists in history including George Herriman, Charles Schulz, Carl Barks, the Hernandez Brothers, Robert Crumb, Chris Ware, Dan Clowes, Peter Bagge, and many, MANY more (including TMSIDK’s own Ed Piskor).

    This year, Kim Thompson, the co-publisher of Fantagraphics Books and one of the most significant figures in comics history, passed away. As a result, 2013 has been a difficult year for the company. Besides the emotional impact of his loss, there have been financial losses due to his active role at the company. In order to overcome this shortfall, Fantagraphics Books has organized a Kickstarter campaign to help finance next season’s book publishing.

    Although Cohen no-doubt deserves her own episode of Tell Me Something I Don’t Know, she graciously took time to talk about this fundraiser (don’t worry, dear listeners, we get to hear a bit about her and what she does at her dream job!). Please consider helping Fantagraphics Books by supporting this Kickstarter and share this episode with your friends who love comics. Thank you.

    This is episode 18 of Boing Boing’s Tell Me Something I Don’t Know. It’s an interview podcast featuring artists, writers, filmmakers, and other creative people discussing their work, ideas, and the reality/business side of how they do what they do.

    Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is produced and hosted by three talented cartoonists and illustrators:

    Jim Rugg is a Pittsburgh-based comic book artist, graphic designer, zinemaker, and writer best known for AfrodisiacThe Plain Janes, and Street Angel. His latest print project is Supermag (AdHouse Books).

    Jasen Lex is a designer and illustrator from Pittsburgh. He is currently working on a graphic novel called Washington Unbound. All of his art and comics can be found at jasenlex.com.

    Ed Piskor is the cartoonist who drew the comic, Wizzywig, and draws the Brain Rot/ Hip Hop Family Tree comic strip on Boing Boing, soon to be collected by Fantagraphics Books.


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    I couldn’t build a more perfect combo. My best friend and roommate Tony designed this beautiful comics/art collection and the die-cut is the perfect size for my dog’s face to peep through. 

fantagraphics:

Do you like beautiful books? Do you like gorgeous illustration? Do you like fun, inventive comics? Then you will love Perfect Nonsense: The Chaotic Comics and Goofy Games of George Carlson, coming in January. Collecting Carlson’s mostly youth-oriented work from the first half of the 20th century, Perfect Nonsense is brimming with clever whimsy and swoon-worthy artwork in a package so lovely we all crowded around designer Tony Ong and his pup Otis (out of frame) to congratulate him on a job well done when the first advance copies arrived.
And the die-cut cover! Heeeeere’s Wanda!
I couldn’t build a more perfect combo. My best friend and roommate Tony designed this beautiful comics/art collection and the die-cut is the perfect size for my dog’s face to peep through. 

fantagraphics:

Do you like beautiful books? Do you like gorgeous illustration? Do you like fun, inventive comics? Then you will love Perfect Nonsense: The Chaotic Comics and Goofy Games of George Carlson, coming in January. Collecting Carlson’s mostly youth-oriented work from the first half of the 20th century, Perfect Nonsense is brimming with clever whimsy and swoon-worthy artwork in a package so lovely we all crowded around designer Tony Ong and his pup Otis (out of frame) to congratulate him on a job well done when the first advance copies arrived.
And the die-cut cover! Heeeeere’s Wanda!
I couldn’t build a more perfect combo. My best friend and roommate Tony designed this beautiful comics/art collection and the die-cut is the perfect size for my dog’s face to peep through. 

fantagraphics:

Do you like beautiful books? Do you like gorgeous illustration? Do you like fun, inventive comics? Then you will love Perfect Nonsense: The Chaotic Comics and Goofy Games of George Carlson, coming in January. Collecting Carlson’s mostly youth-oriented work from the first half of the 20th century, Perfect Nonsense is brimming with clever whimsy and swoon-worthy artwork in a package so lovely we all crowded around designer Tony Ong and his pup Otis (out of frame) to congratulate him on a job well done when the first advance copies arrived.
And the die-cut cover! Heeeeere’s Wanda!
I couldn’t build a more perfect combo. My best friend and roommate Tony designed this beautiful comics/art collection and the die-cut is the perfect size for my dog’s face to peep through. 

fantagraphics:

Do you like beautiful books? Do you like gorgeous illustration? Do you like fun, inventive comics? Then you will love Perfect Nonsense: The Chaotic Comics and Goofy Games of George Carlson, coming in January. Collecting Carlson’s mostly youth-oriented work from the first half of the 20th century, Perfect Nonsense is brimming with clever whimsy and swoon-worthy artwork in a package so lovely we all crowded around designer Tony Ong and his pup Otis (out of frame) to congratulate him on a job well done when the first advance copies arrived.
And the die-cut cover! Heeeeere’s Wanda!
I couldn’t build a more perfect combo. My best friend and roommate Tony designed this beautiful comics/art collection and the die-cut is the perfect size for my dog’s face to peep through. 

fantagraphics:

Do you like beautiful books? Do you like gorgeous illustration? Do you like fun, inventive comics? Then you will love Perfect Nonsense: The Chaotic Comics and Goofy Games of George Carlson, coming in January. Collecting Carlson’s mostly youth-oriented work from the first half of the 20th century, Perfect Nonsense is brimming with clever whimsy and swoon-worthy artwork in a package so lovely we all crowded around designer Tony Ong and his pup Otis (out of frame) to congratulate him on a job well done when the first advance copies arrived.
And the die-cut cover! Heeeeere’s Wanda!
I couldn’t build a more perfect combo. My best friend and roommate Tony designed this beautiful comics/art collection and the die-cut is the perfect size for my dog’s face to peep through. 

fantagraphics:

Do you like beautiful books? Do you like gorgeous illustration? Do you like fun, inventive comics? Then you will love Perfect Nonsense: The Chaotic Comics and Goofy Games of George Carlson, coming in January. Collecting Carlson’s mostly youth-oriented work from the first half of the 20th century, Perfect Nonsense is brimming with clever whimsy and swoon-worthy artwork in a package so lovely we all crowded around designer Tony Ong and his pup Otis (out of frame) to congratulate him on a job well done when the first advance copies arrived.
And the die-cut cover! Heeeeere’s Wanda!

    I couldn’t build a more perfect combo. My best friend and roommate Tony designed this beautiful comics/art collection and the die-cut is the perfect size for my dog’s face to peep through. 

    fantagraphics:

    Do you like beautiful books? Do you like gorgeous illustration? Do you like fun, inventive comics? Then you will love Perfect Nonsense: The Chaotic Comics and Goofy Games of George Carlson, coming in January. Collecting Carlson’s mostly youth-oriented work from the first half of the 20th century, Perfect Nonsense is brimming with clever whimsy and swoon-worthy artwork in a package so lovely we all crowded around designer Tony Ong and his pup Otis (out of frame) to congratulate him on a job well done when the first advance copies arrived.

    And the die-cut cover! Heeeeere’s Wanda!


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