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My pal Robin McConnell who hosts the Inkstuds radio show did a talk at the Emerald city comic con in Seattle
with me, my pal Brian O'Malley (Scott Pilgrim) and comic book hero, Adam Warren (Dirty pair, Empowered)

You can hear it here:
www.inkstuds.org/?p=4043
  • Listening to: Faith no More
  • Reading: Xanadu (fantasy comic)
  • Watching: Adventure time
  • Drinking: Morning thunder
Hello,

So, Marvel and DC seem to be having some bizarre contest on who can be shittier to the people who've done the best work for them.

Ghost writer creator Gary Friedrich is being forced to pay $17,000 in blood money to Marvel Comics.
They are now saying he can no longer claim to be the creator, cutting off his livelihood.

writer, Steve Niles has been graciously organizing a donation drive .
www.steveniles.com/gary.html

Me and my pal James Stokoe are selling off pages with the 100 % sales from the next 10 King City pages and next 10 Orc Stain pages going to the cause that Mr Niles is spearheading.
More on that here:

www.mcconnellart.com/?p=844

Fucking comics dawg,
Brandon
  • Listening to: Slaughterhouse!
  • Reading: Venus wars
  • Watching: Tom Baker doctor episodes
  • Playing: crash Bandacooot
  • Drinking: the beast called coffee
I did a video interview for Inkstuds.
www.inkstuds.org/?p=3790
  • Listening to: Harry Nilsson, 1969: Everybody's Talkin'
  • Reading: Heinlein
  • Watching: Blakes 7
  • Eating: crow
  • Drinking: co ff ee
I did a long talk with Ian Burns that's up on the comics journal site:
www.tcj.com/brandon-graham-int…
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: raps
  • Reading: Gunsmith cats
  • Eating: sandwich week
  • Drinking: coffeee
I wrote about 5 days in my life for the comics journal.
www.tcj.com/author/brandon-gra…
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Joell Ortiz
  • Reading: the left hand of darkness
  • Drinking: caff caff
I made a new spot to rant about comics.
royalboiler.wordpress.com/
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: KRS
  • Reading: cyberpunk shorts
  • Watching: steed and emma peele avengers
  • Drinking: teaaaaa dawg
I wrote some new livejournal ish, I've been mulling over
the long term of my comic book life comics and comic book ethics and such.
royalboiler.livejournal.com/31…
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: KRS
  • Reading: cyberpunk shorts
  • Watching: steed and emma peele avengers
  • Drinking: teaaaaa dawg
Hello,

Stuff has been good.
for the next 5 days I will be living on Mr Warren Ellis's fine whitechapel forum.
we are going to be talking about things, plese come by.
freakangels.com/whitechapel/co…
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: royce da 5'9 streethop
  • Reading: french comics
  • Watching: turkey shoot
  • Drinking: root beer
Hello,

I'm back in canada after seeing the world.
SF to Georgia to Seattle to home.
There's a recording of a panel I was on at SCAD's comic book schoool
along with an impressive aray of dudes.
Mark Schultz, Derek Kirk Kim, Ben Caldwell, Robert Atkins and Sanford Green  
you can hear it here:
seqalab.com/?p=553

and I wrote more about the whole trip along with some sleazy 80's manga and triceriton comic panels. here:
royalboiler.livejournal.com/24…

Also Samax, who does some rad drawings and puts up the best combination
of hip hop and comics in one spot on this internet (ghettomanga.com)
is doing commisions this month so his mortgage doesn't eat him.
samax.deviantart.com/

and also check this out if you don't already.
ghettomanga.blogspot.com/
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Rakim
  • Reading: Aptera and Kyle Baker books
  • Watching: big trouble in little china
  • Playing: DOOM
  • Eating: dunk a chunks
  • Drinking: coffeee
Hello,

The first issue of my King city book in it's new oversized format is out in stores
today. I just saw it and I'm thrilled with how it came out.

This enthusiasm helps with the difficult task of making the end of this series as fun as
I want it to be. But I guess if it was easy it wouldn't be as worth it.

Here's a inkstuds radio interview me and my pals james Stokeo(wonton soup), Marley Zarcone (black circle) and Lars brown (northworld) at the end,
inkstuds.com/?p=2267

and a mixtape I got to make for Inkstuds of a bunch of the stuff I like to listen to when I draw.
inkstuds.com/?p=2227

and a good article @ eyeoncomics about all the ins and outs of the Image and Tokyopop deal that
lead to King city seeing shelves again.
www.eyeoncomics.com/?p=458
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: rakim
  • Reading: Heinlein's friday and wetmoon 5
  • Eating: coffeee
  • Drinking: coffeee
Hello,

The first issue of my King city is the Previews catalog this month
for it's realease in August. So now is the hour to hit up comic stores
and order the thing.
Please and thank you.
JUN09 0324
KING CITY #1
$2.99

Here's a new interview I did with Newsarama about it.
newsarama.com/comics/050927-Ki…

I pulled 2 48 hour days in a row this week. I've gotten to this weird
point where I enjoy the dreaded deadlines(dreadlines?) because it means that I HAVE to draw. for me, comics has always been a machine that is hard to get started but
more fun than anything once it's up and running. put put put.

With the last issue off I'm catching up on all the commisions and
art jobs I owe people. --one cool thing I'm drawing this week is a
thing with Kayne West's G.O.O.D. Music label and Frogchildren where I'm
getting to illustrate a song. I'm drawing it an unnecasarily bigger than usual for me "17 by 17 and I imagine it'll get printed cd size or on a postage stamp or on the eye of a needle.

Corey Lewis, Beckky Cloooonan, Baranaby ward, Kevin Hanna and Mr D-pi are among the other dudes on it. It's a fine line up and I'm interested to see what everyone does.

More importantly, I think today I need to secure some kind of ice cream.
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Rhymefest
  • Reading: Generation Zero
  • Watching: Bukowski videos
  • Eating: Future ice cream
  • Drinking: coffeee
The big exciting news on my side of this planet is that
my king city book is about to come out as a 12 issue 32 page monthly series
from Image comics and Tokyopop.

I'm thrilled. It's going to be slightly larger than standard comics.
Golden age size.

I want to run a letters collumn I'm putting out in the issues.
It'd be great if any of you fine deviants (it's weird that this site uses that word) would be interested in writing me something I could print in the
back of the issues.

royalboiler@hotmail.com

Thanks.

I put up some more about it all here:
royalboiler.livejournal.com/19…

Aside from that life is good.
It's 4 in the am and I am tired.
Maybe toast in the morning but already that sounds like too much of a plan.
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: the forever war
  • Reading: Twilight X
  • Eating: possible future toast
  • Drinking: coffeee
I was reading about planets today and cracked up when I read that Uranus is a gas giant.
teeeheee.

What the fuck is up with all the planets outside of our solar system they've discovered?
There's like 300 something of them. And the super earths that are terestrial planets that are a couple times earths size. I know I've had my nose in paper as of late but this shit is cool.

I need to read about space more. I'm deep into deep space.

Back on earth my ladies first issue of Elephanmen came out today.
www.hipflask.com/issues/elepha…
She's doing 3 of them. and then after wards some of her own
books.
she's got deviantart stuff up here:
nernie.deviantart.com/
she hasn't put up new art in a minute but I think that ink and paper mummy will walk again soon.

And now even though we're both choked with the fear of upcoming deadlines
we're over at her bff house and I'm watching her play that resident evil in africa
shooting zombie monsters with a pretty lady sidekick game.

I've got lots of pages I've been working on I feel like I've been having a secret affair with
comics behind the industries back.

No, Uranus is a gas giant!
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: raymond chandler
  • Reading: new mazzucchelli
  • Watching: sarah connor
  • Playing: mario cart
  • Eating: comics
  • Drinking: space
Hello,

I barely write on here anymore since I have a dumb livejournal for
all my innermost feelings and internet scrapbooking.
But stuff is good and I'm a little to tired to finish the page I'm drawing.

I just put up some pages I did when I was 21 and one from when I was 16
here:
royalboiler.livejournal.com/18…

I've been making these comics since forever, I always forget all of the false
starts, rejected and half done projects but I think how much I enjoy my life now is kind of built on those. It's pretty amazing how much this job of comics slaps you down. It's almost comical all of the rugs that have gotten pulled out from under me doing this, I imagine it's like that for anyone that would hang around comic books for this long. Shit, look at Kirby.

It seems real simple to just want to draw and live off of my own comics but It is kind of a lot to ask for. like "pay me to do exactly what I want to every day."
If anything it's made it all the more gratifying that as shakey as it is I get to do that now.

And I'm so spoiled, I did a job last month off of somone elses script and it didn't even feel like comics to me because it wasn't whatever I felt like at the moment. I do so many scenes that start off as one thing and then I see a national geographic with a buffalo and I get to add one to the next page.
Like you can draw anything. How fucking cool is that.

You know that sentance, I think it's:
Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo.
meaning buffalo from the city of buffalo bully buffalo from buffalo or something like that. I like that.

Anyway I'm tired.
I will leave this poor internet with that nonsense.

--Brandon
  • Mood: Hungry
  • Listening to: jadakiss
  • Reading: 20th century boys
  • Watching: Marx bros
  • Playing: mario cart
  • Eating: comics
  • Drinking: coffee
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: 90's loveline
  • Reading: Pope's Buzz buzz
  • Watching: dr who x mas
  • Eating: coffee
  • Drinking: also coffee
2009

-solve a murder mystery ,possibly on a train or large ship.
-Hire a gentelman manservent.
-get into a fight where I have to break a bottle in half to use as a weapon.
-Get one of those cop paperweight sirens that you just put on the roof of your car when shits going down. Since I don't have a car or drive I'll need to figure out something else I can put it on.
-Plant a flag on top of something.
and publish eleven comics (4 reprints).


What are you guys thinking?
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Mona lisa overdrive (audiobook)
  • Reading: Otomo's Kaba artbook
  • Watching: Sarah conner
  • Playing: google maps
  • Eating: cookies and coffeee
  • Drinking: also coffee
Hello.

It's almost 5 in the am and I've got one more page (48) to ink for my new color Multiple warheads book that Oni press will be putting out as soon as I finish another 2 (24page) issues. And then over the next month I'm going to finish the last 20 pages of my King city 2. Cats and werewolves and gold tipped dinosaurs.

Comics are hard and they take a long time.
but also the best thing ever. I think I need to hit up a comic store tommorow. I need something awesome.

I started an invention exchange blog with my pal Tom Herpich.
poshspies.blogspot.com/

It'll be fun, Tom is possibly a genius.
I went on a speed boat for the first time ever.
I sat at the front clutching on for dear life until I
noticed that my girl and the kid we were with were all
casual about it holding on to nothing.

When the boat was close enough I handed my shoes shirt and pants to Marian and jumped in swimming to shore. The next day I woke up and my boxers were still all salt water salty.

Aside from that It's been comic books and secret meeting and comic books. Tonight was writting and laying out the next 5 pages of my Multiple warheads 2 book. I layed out the whole thing then read a bunch of girls manga and re-layed it out with some fresh comics science. There's some kind of perfection somewhere between the dense barbarian storytelling of a John Buscema conan and a sparse wordless 3 line coathanger of a Mari Okazaki Sweat and Honey.

wurd.

shit I should be sleeping.
  • Mood: Noble
  • Listening to: dr who books on tape
  • Reading: conan and girls manga
  • Playing: mario cart
  • Drinking: grapefruit
my pal Corey "ninjareyyyyyy" Lewis of sharknife fame has put his Dead in the now comic up on zuda.
www.zudacomics.com/dead_in_the…

Check it out, it's worth it.and vote.
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Aside from that I've been working on my new full color Multiple warheads. Color comics isn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. I'm only 10 pages in so we'll see.

Brandon
  • Mood: Noble
  • Listening to: KRS ONE coming back for yall
  • Reading: TMNT
  • Watching: LOTR
  • Playing: yoshi's island
  • Eating: gummie bears
  • Drinking: coffee
Hey,

With the mess that's become of Tokyopop I've been trying to get them to let me take King city 2 to another publisher. I won't know what the plan is for another month or so.
There's about 30 pages left to draw of the 160something page book.
The French publisher Bragelonne are stil going to be translating it and printing it over there.
So yeah for now I'm going to finish it for the French edition.
Paris, je t'aime.

This week I'm working on the next Multiple warheads and not trying to stress about shit.
I'm up at my ladies cabin with my pal David visiting from Japan eating salmon omlets living the good life.

There's a dog out here that refuses to fetch anything but barnacle covered rocks. Any perfectly good stick or ball gets a cold nose turned up at it.

James Stokoe's and Muggles Z were just visiting as well. I'm such a hermitt and it's so good to see my people. James was working on an awesome sex farm sex bear scene for his next Won Ton book and Marley had some amazing wich comic pages--all dry brush and awesome.
The moment we all huddled around the computer and watched a Take that video with James explaining his names for all the dance moves. "electric hissy fit"
was beautifull and perfect. The shit i'll tell my grandkids about.

Aight I'm off to draw.
Take that!
Brandon
  • Mood: Noble
  • Listening to: Rankin bass hobbitt music
  • Reading: ASTERIX
  • Watching: care bears
  • Playing: mario cart
  • Eating: salmon and egg and crow
  • Drinking: coffee
I did all the conventions I planned for the year and now all I gotta do is wall up the batcave and draw. Just me my girl, this giant computer and huge penny.
The next time I go to any comic shit I should have King city 2 and the next Multiple warheadz done. I'm gonna need to dig up some more communist rap to get in the right mode. "rip through em from the tip of my Mao, say Tung"

I like how much you've gotta learn just to make comics.
Today I was reading up on Existentialism so I could make a fart pun.
And then looking at fonts to come up with some stuff for lettering the conan comic my lady is drawing. And tommorow I have to come up with how an alien brothel will look. Tentacles and dripping vents im thinking.

I was talking to a bunch of other comic dudes at the last con and I was supprized at how many of them script a whole book out before they draw it.

I'll have a bunch more stuff to put up soon as I break these deadlines in half.

The inkstuds interview if anyone hasnt heard it:
www.inkstuds.com/?p=300

and the livejournal.
royalboiler.livejournal.com/
  • Mood: Noble
  • Listening to: books on tape
  • Reading: american flag
  • Watching: nuthin
  • Playing: crash bandacoot
  • Eating: cookies
  • Drinking: coffee