We interrupt your regularly scheduled ‘Brimstones’ to bring you Erin & Josh.
Happy Valentine’s Day from Lattaland.
More to come!
My pal and incredible cartoonist, Hunter Jin Clark asked me a few questions a while back about the importance of having an internet presence to build/promote a career in comics. While I’m a professional floor mopper slash glory hole attendant I thought I’d take a stab at his questions anyway. Here’s the interview in full, dig it, suckers.
1. What is your primary format for comics? I.e. Mainstream, Small Press, Creator Owned, Webcomics, etc.?
I would consider what I do as creator owned, sure, but mostly I would say is I do a ‘funny animal’ comic.
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Best Movies: Killing Them Softly: What a crying shame this movie went over with a thud. From the jarring opening sequence to the hilarious last line. This movie was like heroin to me; totally awesome. Marley: Look, I’m not really a Bob Marley fan, but one cannot deny he lived quite an interesting life. Just think of how good he woulda been if it weren’t for the Jah bullshit.
Best TV Shows: Boardwalk Empire: Proof that TV is better than movies. Comedy Bang Bang: Proof that TV is better than podcasts.
Best Books (non-fiction): The Dark Side Of Disney by Leonard Kinsey. Kinsey gives us all of the tips, tricks, scams, and stories that’d have Walt rolling in his cryogenic grave. I love a good scam, especially at a beloved theme park. Life After Deathby Damien Echols SPOILER ALERT Damien talks about how he killed those kids and got away with it too, dude. Just kidding.
Several months ago, Erik Carlson reviewed Josh Latta’s comic Rashy Rabbit and had this to say…
Rashy Rabbit is a weed smokin’, rump humpin’, raunchy rabbit who proves how a work can showcase its influences without getting mired in mimicry. Latta creates a book which, upon first inspection, looks like an old Scholastic reader: The anthropomorphic character on the cover, the high-gloss cardboard stock, and the color scheme all seem like a comic I read in the fourth grade…except written by John Waters or R. Crumb. The interior panels showcase the same integrity and detail as Sergio Aragones’ Groo and the content is laugh out loud funny. Both stories in this volume have a sense of charm that make it easy to forgive Rashy for causing so much crap.
This month, Bibliodiscoteque gave Rashy a soundtrack and I am absolutely jolly-jack thrilled with the result.
Give it a listen, won’t you?
LISTEN TO BIBLIODISCOTEQUE EPISODE 30 HERE.
L to R: Brad McGinty & Josh Latta
Holy shit! it’s Dan Clowes!
L To R: Josh Latta, Shawn Daughhetee, Adam Daughhetee, Rob Ullman and Rich Tommaso.
So, what’d you do this weekend? Hey, that’s super.
Me? Funny you should ask. I went to my new hometown’s very own comic convention, The Baltimore Comic Con.