For the Hunt boys, past & present
All contents © 2008-2009 the respective artists. ISBN-10: 0-615-28507-4 ISBN-13: 978-0-615-28507-8 Editor: Ed Choy Moorman Assistant Editor: Abby Mullen Graphic designer: Jenny Tondera Cover illustration: Allegra Lockstadt Cover typography: Micah Lidberg Spot illustration, page 1: David Heatley Spot illustration, page 2: Jessica Williams Spot illustration, page 166: Mark Scott Spot illustration, page 168: Reynold Kissling Spot illustration, page 174: Will Hayes “Dear Dave” appeared in Side B: A Musical Anthology (Poseur Ink). “Ghost Eyes” appeared in King-Cat #54 (self-published by John Porcellino). “The Prayer” appeared in Edge Comix #1 (Spiznet Enterprises). BARE BONES PRESS Publisher: Ed Choy Moorman email@example.com
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Hob Jeffrey Brown Ed Choy Moorman Aidan Koch Corinne Mucha Maris Wicks Mike Lowery Sean Lynch Sarah Morean Madeline Queripel Toby Jones Jillian Schroeder Zak Sally Lucy Knisley Abigail Mullen Eileen Shaughnessy Allison Cole Kevin Cannon Evan Palmer Tuesday Bassen Jessica McLeod Sarah Louise Wahrhaftig Jenny Tondera John Hankiewicz Will Dinski Mark Scott Monica Anderson Warren Craghead III John Porcellino
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Published with a generous grant from the Xeric Foundation. Thanks, Turtle money!
Thanks to Abby, Jenny, Lego, Micah, all the contributors, Barb Schulz, Margie McGee, Tom K for the “fail big” advice sitting outside the Pocketknife, Zak Sally, Terry Beatty, Mikkel Beckmen, Sean Lynch, the drag queens at the Town House in St. Paul, Austin English and Lynda Barry and everyone else who offered encouragement, R.E.M. for their albums, Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez for Love and Rockets, and my family.
– Ed the ed.
BIOGRAPHIES Monica Anderson (“At Least It Wasn’t the Whole State”) is a forever indebted and always volatile film student who writes persistently and even sometimes allows other people to read said writing. She publishes a perzine named Endless Escalators when she has extra money or is reminded of a vendetta. Usually the latter. If you are feeling dangerous, you may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will more than likely be into it. Tuesday Bassen (“Ghost!”) currently resides in Minneapolis, where she lives with two roommates and a cat named Henry. You can stalk her via her blog: http://tuesdaybassen.blogspot.com Jeffrey Brown (“Great Ghosts”) is a Chicago cartoonist. Mark Simpson ran and co-owned the UK comics shop Page 45, and passed away unexpectedly in 2005. (www.theholyconsumption.com) Kevin Cannon (“The Architecturons”) has illustrated science graphic novels such as The Stuff of Life and T-Minus: The Race to the Moon as part of the Big Time Attic Studio. His first solo graphic novel, Far Arden, is being published by Top Shelf in May, 2009. Kevin lives in Minneapolis and enjoys reading books about polar exploration. Allison Cole (“The Point”) graduated from RISD in 2003 and lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island making art, drawing comics, and sewing things. She began making her own silkscreened comics a few years back, and has created 17 different titles to date. Alternative Comics published her first full-length graphic novel, Never Ending Summer, in 2004. She has contributed comics to many anthologies and magazines, including Blood Orange, SPX Anthology 2005, Scheherazade, Pink Medicine, Kramers Ergot, Swindle, and Art Prostitute. She has many more projects in progress, including work on her second graphic novel, artwork for various upcoming group shows, and working towards putting up her brand new online shop Bang Bang You’re Thread. Get in touch at email@example.com, or Allison Cole, PO Box 603012, Providence, RI 02906. Her website is: www.comicsoflove.com Warren Craghead III (“This is a ghost.”) lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA with his wife and two daughters. He likes to make pictures and books and other strange things and has exhibited his work internationally. He has also published many works including the Xeric Grant winning Speedy and several collaborations with poets and writers. His work was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2006 and his book HOW TO BE EVERYWHERE was nominated for an Ignatz Award in 2008. See more at: www.craghead.com
Will Dinski (“Mind-Mapping”) lives in Minneapolis making comic stories and hand-made books in limited editions. More can be seen at: www.willdinski.com John Hankiewicz (“The Offering”) has self-published several comics and has been included in several anthologies. The 2003 issue of his comic Tepid was awarded a Xeric Grant. Much of his shorter work was collected in Asthma, published in 2006 by Sparkplug Books. His comics have appeared in Kramers Ergot, The Chicago Reader, Arthur, and Mome. In addition, his etchings and lithographs have been exhibited in various juried print shows. (www.theholyconsumption.com) Will Hayes (illustration, page 174) Neea Beea ‘05. (firstname.lastname@example.org) David Heatley (illustration, page 1) is the author of My Brain is Hanging Upside Down. He lives in Queens, NY. Hob (“The Witness”) lives in San Francisco and makes computer things. His previous work includes the self-published dream series An Inside Job, and various things that you can find online at www.graphesthesia.com. He is haunted by physiology, and the East Coast, and many annoying songs. He would like to dedicate his part of this book to R.J. and A. in Philly. Toby Jones (“I Can’t Deal”) is a filmmaker and cartoonist currently living in Minneapolis, MN. His other hobbies include eating desserts, playing video games, and being nervous. You can see more of his work in Good Minnesotan #3. (email@example.com) Reynold Kissling (illustration, page 168) is a cartoonist and illustrator working in the Twin Cities. He is the author of Kingwood Himself and his work was featured in the Hot Ink: Comic Art in Minnesota exhibition at the Minnesota Museum of American Art in 2008. When he is not drawing, Reynold enjoys fantasizing about more profitable career choices. You can find his work online at: www.reynoldbot.com Lucy Knisley (nie-zlee) (“Un Learning Curve”) graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. She now attends the Center for Cartoon Studies. She drew a book, French Milk, about living (and eating) in Paris. Look for it in August 2008 from Simon and Schuster. (www.stoppayingattention.com) Aidan Koch (“WAVE”) likes analogous color palettes, textiles, small bones found in ditches, and gold. She makes a lot of things. (www.aidankoch.com)
Sarah Louise Wahrhaftig (“Milo”) can be found riding on her faithful snow-white horse to her studio in downtown Prague. She is charmingly modest about her undeniable talents, which many have likened to the power of a thousand atom bombs. “It’s nothing,” she insists, signing autographs as she rides athletically through the cobbled streets. “I have a wonderful gift, and I need to share it with the world.” Critics disagree: in fact, many have suggested that these comics may be the answer to humanity’s deepest problems. (1409 Englewood St, Philadelphia, PA 19111. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sarahlouisewahrhaftig.com) Jessica McLeod (“With Grape Tomatoes Comes Great Responsibility”) lives in Perth, Western Australia, with Edward J. Grug III and a sewing machine and lots of books and teapots. She has been writing and drawing for as long as she can remember, and has been posting comics online since 2005. Jessica’s favorite pastime is making things. She likes drawing ghosts, monsters, little girls and cups of tea. (email@example.com, www.webcomicsnation.com/jessica) Micah Lidberg (title lettering) is an illustrator currently working out of Kansas City, Missouri. He is one that regularly gets lost on travels and in daydreams. (firstname.lastname@example.org, www.micahlidberg.com) Mike Lowery (“Colin and Claire: ‘House Hunting’”) likes to draw birds and rabbits and vampire cats. Sometimes they have sweatbands. His work has been in galleries and publications worldwide and he is currently working on his first book for G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers. Mike is represented by the amazing Lilla Rogers Studio and lives in Atlanta, GA where he is Professor of Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design. His wife Rachel and daughter Allister like it when he draws faces on their bananas. You can see his daily journal and other stuff online at: www.argyleacademy.com Sean Lynch (“Amanojaku”) may be one of the tallest cartoonist you’ll ever know. It’s ironic that when he was 16, he spent a year as a foreign exchange student in Nagano, Japan. As of May 2008, Sean returned to Japan to again be the tallest white person in the country and to draw everyone on an island of 300 people. (email@example.com, tallsean.com) Ed Choy Moorman (editor, publisher, “Dear Dave”) is a Rochester, NY-born; New Jersey-raised; MCAD-educated; and (at the time of this writing) Minneapolis-based cartoonist. He has made a number of minicomics including the recent The Love Song of Kermit the Frog. There is a Dark Cloud Comin’ in summer 2009. (firstname.lastname@example.org, www.edsdeadbody.com)
Sarah Morean (“Spooks!”) lost her heart to the Midwest and will probably never move away from Minneapolis, MN. She appreciates hand-made books and works pro bono as the Mini Comics Editor for The Daily Cross Hatch (www.thedailycrosshatch.com). Additionally, she enjoys reading nonfiction books on the bus and eating greasy breakfast food on Fridays. You can view more of her art at: www.smorean.com Corinne Mucha (“Dorm-ant Spirits”) is the author of the Xeric awardwinning graphic novel My Alaskan Summer, as well as many mini comics, including I Hate My Mom’s Cat and Shithole. She grew up in the suburbs of New Jersey, and went on to study illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where she started drawing comics. Today she lives in Chicago, and no longer plays with charcoal. You can find more of her work at: www.maidenhousefly.com Abby Mullen (assistant editor, “Homesick: A Conversation With My Living Room”) was born in Omaha, Nebraska. She is a printmaker who secretly wants to own a pumpkin farm. Abby currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she drinks wine and plays the musical saw. (www.abigailmullen.com, http://blanketblanket.blogspot.com) Evan Palmer (“The Trials of Sir Goodknight”) is a cartoonist from Lafayette, Louisiana. He graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2008 with a degree in Comic Art of all things. Still trapped in a block of ice in Minnesota, he makes a living by drawing backgrounds on Vertigo’s The Unwritten. More of his work can be found at: www.evanpalmercomics.com
Zak Sally (Untitled) used to be a terrible cartoonist (a collection of his “earlier work” due in summer ‘09 from Fantagraphics Books called Like a Dog is proof of this...), but now he’s getting pretty good at it. He also does other stuff sometimes. Jillian Schroeder (“I am of Earth”) is an elf from Minneapolis & co-founder of Hark! Press– a zine, comic, and art collective. She is currently working on a series called Moth Clan and a personal art zine, Floral Trash. Her work can be found in Wyld Lyfe, Tree Tops, Rat Skull, Bright Looms, and Love Gigas. Please visit www.harkpress.org for more creative endeavors. Mark Scott (illustration, page 166, “The Prayer”) is a web & multimedia consultant from the Philadelphia, PA area who has self-published a number of comics: email@example.com Eileen Shaughnessy (“At Grandma’s”) is a recent college graduate living in Minneapolis. She has seen ghosts twice in her lifetime, both in Omaha, Nebraska. She hopes to live to see the day when car culture and capitalism bite the dust. You can reach her at: firstname.lastname@example.org Jenny Tondera (book design, “Your Ghost”) migrated to Minneapolis from Troy, Michigan to study graphic design at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She loves green tea ice cream, coelacanths, and down comforters. (www.jennytondera.com)
John Porcellino (“Ghost Eyes”) was born in Chicago, and has been drawing his zine, King-Cat Comics and Stories, since 1989. He lives in Denver with his wife Misun and two Skweezil-Cats. For more information, please visit: www.king-cat.net
Maris Wicks (“The Ghosts of 104 Prospect Street”) lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. Before that, she grew up with the ghosts of 104 Prospect Street. When she’s not checking to see if her current house is inhabited by ghosts, she draws comics, makes stuffed animals and bad puns. She has also been known to dissect squids, though she is rarely haunted by their cephalopod spirits. More of her mindless jabbering and doodles can be found at: http://dotsforeyes.blogspot.com
Madeline Queripel (You’d Think That...) is a comic artist from Boulder, CO but is currently living in Minneapolis, MN where she is attending the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Madeline spends a lot of her time watching Mystery Science Theater 3000 and forcing it upon other people. She can be contacted at email@example.com. Also, check out http://betterzits.blogspot.com for some laffs.
Jessica Williams (drawing, page 2) was born in Alaska, grew up in Texas and now resides in New York City where she received her BFA from The Cooper Union in 2008. She works in various media including photography, drawing, collage, and installation. Her work often deals with intimacy and trust, as well as the ability of images to create a separate and cohesive world removed from the one we inhabit. (www.paperheart.org)
The RS Eden Story Since 1971, RS Eden has been a leader in delivering effective services to Minnesota and surrounding communities. From early achievements in substance abuse treatment and correctional residential programs, RS Eden has evolved into a multi-faceted agency that facilitates positive change in the areas of chemical dependency, family services, corrections and affordable housing. Safe and healthy communities foster healthy individuals and familiesâ€” and vice versa. It is critical to keep building on new beginnings. As clients strive to develop pro-social skills and values, they are encouraged to accept the obligation of repayment to the community by contributing efforts towards its enhancement. At the core of our services is the steadfast belief that with structure, stability, accountability, responsibility, fellowship and faith in the possibility of success, people can and do change. Together with partner agencies and individuals, RS Eden continues to help rebuild communities throughout Minnesota... one person at a time. Please visit rseden.org for more information.