April 17th, 2014
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2dcloud:

WELCOME TO THE ‘HOOD:

This Saturday at Boneshaker Books in Minneapolis, we will be having a little comics event with:

Anna Bongiovanni
Nic Breutzman
John Holden
Tracy Thompson

The event will be kicked off by a brief, moderated, micro panel, introducing the 4 different creators. Aaron King will be moderating. 

From there, there will be spoken word, readings, comic projections, and in progress showcases from each of the 4 creators. More from our other SPRING FLINGS here. FB event page here.

In 2 days…

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April 15th, 2014
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morioh:

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION: New, restored 2K digital film transfer, supervised by director David Cronenberg, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray The “Scanners” Way, a new documentary on the film’s special effects New interview with actor Michael Ironside The Ephemerol Diaries, a 2012 interview with actor and artist Stephen Lack Excerpt from a 1981 interview with Cronenberg on the CBC’s The Bob McLean Show Stereo (1969), Cronenberg’s first feature film Trailer PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kim Newman New cover by Connor Willumsen
JULY 15th

morioh:

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

New, restored 2K digital film transfer, supervised by director David Cronenberg, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
The “Scanners” Way, a new documentary on the film’s special effects
New interview with actor Michael Ironside
The Ephemerol Diaries, a 2012 interview with actor and artist Stephen Lack
Excerpt from a 1981 interview with Cronenberg on the CBC’s The Bob McLean Show
Stereo (1969), Cronenberg’s first feature film
Trailer
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kim Newman

New cover by Connor Willumsen

JULY 15th

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April 14th, 2014
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marinaomi:

Got my contributor’s copy of Story Magazine. This looks fantastic!

great looking book! 

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April 14th, 2014
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April 13th, 2014
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brohloff:

There is No Love for a Lonely Soul !

I’m finally publishing this comic on my offset press! It will be ready in time for the Chicago Alternative Comic Expo! Come to that and you can buy or trade for it!

You can see a video of me performing this comic at Brain Frame 16!

I’m very excited about this !!!

This looks really fucking cool - LOVE THE VIDEO SOOOOO GOOOOOD!!!

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April 12th, 2014
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2dcloud:

Today is LineWork NW. Sean Christensen composed this short interview with Hannah Blumenreich who is tabling for 2DC today at said event. I was unable to find where it was posted so as to re-tumblr it (is that the lingo, sorry lingor?), soooo, here it is again or for the first time, enjoy!
Describe the first piece of art that changed your life.  When was it?  How old were you?  Where on the planet were you standing?
I don’t remember exactly when this was, maybe fourteen or fifteen, but I’d always sort of assumed that original art was too precious to be put on display in museums, so everything I saw must have been a copy and the real art was stowed away somewhere safe. (This probably comes from memories of childhood and like, not being allowed in certain rooms in people’s houses, or not being allowed to touch the “good dishes” because I might “break them.”) But then my family went on a trip to New York and we went to the Met where I saw Washington Crossing the Delaware by Leutze, and I was like, “Hold up. This is far too big to be a copy.” (My flawless logic at work. It’s a miracle I made it this far in life.) And I had an epiphany that everything I was looking at was the original and it absolutely blew my tiny, stupid little mind. My dad especially likes to remind me of this event. Like, all the time. 
If you were in charge of a small press show like Linework, how would your tastes shape the event?
Terribly. 
Who are five people that helped you get to the place you are now with your current work?  What did they contribute?
Well, my parents, I’ll stick them together as one unit. They never pressured me to go into med school or law school or anything, they were like, “Yeah, sure, go make comics.” (Mom, Dad, no, think about what you’re doing, don’t you care about my future.)
I had a really great teacher at MCAD, he really helped my work improve a lot and quickly. Like, by the end of one semester I could look back and be embarrassed about how terrible my comics were. Which is a great feeling! It means you’re getting better. Presumably.  
I’ve capped off at two. I’m sorry. This is so much harder than it should be. Why would you make me come up with five. FIVE. It’s so many. 
What do you think you can contribute to someone else who is trying to make progress with their small press or artistic projects?
Not a whole heck of a lot. Like, if someone came up to me and was like, “Please give me your advice on how to be good and successful at comics,” I’d be like, “You poor misguided child, you have singled out the worst possible person to ask this question.”  
So, I dunno, make more work (this is what everyone says, so there must be some truth to it), make connections, and uh, don’t die before your time or you’ll be a ghost. Also, find artists who inspire you to be a better artist! Hell, just find people who inspire you to work. Watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Watch your friends succeed around you as you remain stagnant. 
If you could design a monument, what would it look like and what would it represent?
It would be a penis. It would represent a penis. It could go next to the Washington Monument. Twinsies. 
What kinds of obstacles do you encounter in your work, and how do you overcome them?
Finishing projects, for sure. I am a gigundo procrastinator, so it’s easy for me to push things off or just decide things can wait “till tomorrow.” I can also get pretty bummed about the future of a project. It’s tough when you work so hard on something and then it doesn’t sell well or people just ignore it. It can make it difficult to care about a new comic because you’re convinced it will have a similar fate.  
Fixing procrastination is about breaking bad habits, which is hard. I happen to be a great lover of lists and organizing, so it helps to make to-do lists of things to get done for the month/week/day, or make a list of pages to have done. It’s good to see it all laid out instead of just picturing in my head how much I have to do. I get intimidated by the size of new projects, but if it’s laid out on paper, it’s not so scary. 
If anyone knows how to fix feelings of inadequacy due to past disappointments, please let me know. 
If Linework was a country, who should be the president and why?  This can be anyone in history or in the world.
If Linework were a country? Where are you putting it? Will it interfere with preexisting country boarders? Are the other conventions countries, too? Is there like, a country of TCAF? I need details before I commit, here.
 
Pick a zine or small press item you really like, and promote the shit out of it right here:
By the power vested in me, I promote 2D Cloud!! I’m tabling for them, and it will probably end in disaster. Sorry in advance. 

2dcloud:

Today is LineWork NW. Sean Christensen composed this short interview with Hannah Blumenreich who is tabling for 2DC today at said event. I was unable to find where it was posted so as to re-tumblr it (is that the lingo, sorry lingor?), soooo, here it is again or for the first time, enjoy!

Describe the first piece of art that changed your life.  When was it?  How old were you?  Where on the planet were you standing?

I don’t remember exactly when this was, maybe fourteen or fifteen, but I’d always sort of assumed that original art was too precious to be put on display in museums, so everything I saw must have been a copy and the real art was stowed away somewhere safe. (This probably comes from memories of childhood and like, not being allowed in certain rooms in people’s houses, or not being allowed to touch the “good dishes” because I might “break them.”) But then my family went on a trip to New York and we went to the Met where I saw Washington Crossing the Delaware by Leutze, and I was like, “Hold up. This is far too big to be a copy.” (My flawless logic at work. It’s a miracle I made it this far in life.) And I had an epiphany that everything I was looking at was the original and it absolutely blew my tiny, stupid little mind. My dad especially likes to remind me of this event. Like, all the time. 

If you were in charge of a small press show like Linework, how would your tastes shape the event?

Terribly. 

Who are five people that helped you get to the place you are now with your current work?  What did they contribute?

Well, my parents, I’ll stick them together as one unit. They never pressured me to go into med school or law school or anything, they were like, “Yeah, sure, go make comics.” (Mom, Dad, no, think about what you’re doing, don’t you care about my future.)

I had a really great teacher at MCAD, he really helped my work improve a lot and quickly. Like, by the end of one semester I could look back and be embarrassed about how terrible my comics were. Which is a great feeling! It means you’re getting better. Presumably.  

I’ve capped off at two. I’m sorry. This is so much harder than it should be. Why would you make me come up with five. FIVE. It’s so many. 

What do you think you can contribute to someone else who is trying to make progress with their small press or artistic projects?

Not a whole heck of a lot. Like, if someone came up to me and was like, “Please give me your advice on how to be good and successful at comics,” I’d be like, “You poor misguided child, you have singled out the worst possible person to ask this question.”  

So, I dunno, make more work (this is what everyone says, so there must be some truth to it), make connections, and uh, don’t die before your time or you’ll be a ghost. Also, find artists who inspire you to be a better artist! Hell, just find people who inspire you to work. Watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Watch your friends succeed around you as you remain stagnant. 

If you could design a monument, what would it look like and what would it represent?

It would be a penis. It would represent a penis. It could go next to the Washington Monument. Twinsies. 

What kinds of obstacles do you encounter in your work, and how do you overcome them?

Finishing projects, for sure. I am a gigundo procrastinator, so it’s easy for me to push things off or just decide things can wait “till tomorrow.” I can also get pretty bummed about the future of a project. It’s tough when you work so hard on something and then it doesn’t sell well or people just ignore it. It can make it difficult to care about a new comic because you’re convinced it will have a similar fate.  

Fixing procrastination is about breaking bad habits, which is hard. I happen to be a great lover of lists and organizing, so it helps to make to-do lists of things to get done for the month/week/day, or make a list of pages to have done. It’s good to see it all laid out instead of just picturing in my head how much I have to do. I get intimidated by the size of new projects, but if it’s laid out on paper, it’s not so scary. 

If anyone knows how to fix feelings of inadequacy due to past disappointments, please let me know. 

If Linework was a country, who should be the president and why?  This can be anyone in history or in the world.

If Linework were a country? Where are you putting it? Will it interfere with preexisting country boarders? Are the other conventions countries, too? Is there like, a country of TCAF? I need details before I commit, here.

 

Pick a zine or small press item you really like, and promote the shit out of it right here:

By the power vested in me, I promote 2D Cloud!! I’m tabling for them, and it will probably end in disaster. Sorry in advance. 

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April 1st, 2014
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2dcloud:

On the site today:

Déjà vu & sacré bleu!?: Anna Bongiovanni and Angie Bongiolatti meet via the 2DC column Stayin’ Creepy. Mike Dawson is Anna Bongiovanni’s first interviewee for her new column - they discuss Mike’s latest book, process, sexism in the work place and the culture immediately following 9/11.

+ a teaser of something to announced next month… »

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March 29th, 2014
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2dcloud:

Double DAMAGE: on the site today we have Hic & Hoc Publisher, Matt Moses interviewed by his 8 year old daughter. We also have a review of Mike Dawson’s new book (out today folks!), Angie Bongiolatti, published by the excellent Secret Acres up there. Review by from Aaron King »

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And oh! Did you notice our site is a bit more streamlined? Well, that is Saman’s doing. What do yah think? 

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