I began this book in January of 2000, and plan to continue to draw a page a month on it until December of 2049. 50 years to draw a 600 page adventure/fantasy/psychological horror story. In the meantime, Fantagraphics will be putting out a 96-page chapter every 8 years. Jessica Farm: Volume One should be out in April. Here is the schedule for the books:
2008- Volume 1
2016- Volume 2
2024- Volume 3
2032- Volume 4
2040- Volume 5
2048- Volume 6
2050- The final, collected work in one book, including the final 2 years- or 24 pages- of the story.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Usually, I can't abide by killin'. I don't like to kill, but sometimes, a man has to. A man has to take care of business. And sleeping over Wendy's loft, the crickets screech their diddleys on through the night. Upon repeated re-awakening, come 4 a.m., time comes for a man to get on that business. Time for a man to crush it. No need to be a fluster fuck about it though. Cooly, methodically. Walk over to the corner where the noise emits. Discover it's coming from up high, apparently the lil' fellow perched on a beam in the ceiling. Nude. Go and get the ladder. Climb on up, headlight strapped on to the head. Lil' guy leaning over the edge of the beam, probly with a right proper view of the sleeping folks. Making his behavior that much more inexcusable. Try to crush the lil' guy with one's key, but he hops back. Down and looking for something long and thin to get in the crack. Wendy informs she has Raid. Handy, and grabbed. On back up, and spray the shit outta that crack. And with that, no more cricket cries. Again, not something I abide or condone on a general basis. Crickets, usually totally digable. But on this day, I will admit to a certain flush of satisfaction. The noise has ended, and our protagonists can now rest most sleepfully.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
STEAK & BEER
10 Years of Comics, Paintings, Music and Porn
by Josh Simmons
The Pony Club Gallery is proud to present a retrospective of comics and art from alternative cartoonist and Portland-based artist, Josh Simmons. While comic-centric, the show includes paintings, photography and video ranging from the viciously satirical to the embarrassingly autobiographical to the sickeningly pornographic and to the gut-fuckingly hilarious. Starting 10 years ago with the early, long out of print mini-comics, Lick and Twitch-Happy. Traveling on, to the Top Self publications Cirkus New Orleans and the mini-series Happy, which documents his time performing with a sex circus, the End Of The World Cirkus/Know Nothing Family Zirkus Sideshow. And onto the current horror graphic novella, House, published by the prestigious Fantagraphics Books. Dotted throughout with a smattering of his cartoons-fucking-flesh-people from the ten-issue photo comic, All About Fucking and the bootleg Batman comic, which DC Comics would most likely never care to see the light of day. Drawings and comic pages will hang side by side with other works that reflect the artist's life during his many travels and experiences.
This event also doubles a belated book release party and signing for, House. The artist will be on hand for signing and all 80 pages will be displayed for visual effect.
WHO: Josh Simmons, Steak & Beer: 10 Years of Comics, Paintings, Music and Porn
WHAT: Opening reception and book signing
WHEN: First Thursday, September 6, 2007 6:00-10:00pm
WHERE: Pony Club
625 NW Everett St #105
Portland, OR 97209
The show runs through October 2, 2007