Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Runner Runner

It’s only sort of true that I don’t do comics anymore. No, actually it’s not true at all. But most of what I’ve been doing recently is still hiding from the world, waiting till it’s ready. Believe me, it’s not nearly ready. Oh no, wait, that makes it seem like I’m working on like a 250-page graphic novel or something. That is not the case. Anyway, irrespective of what I’m doing or not doing right now, here is a small piece of evidence that I’ve been doing some things recently. It’s a full-color one-page comic for the back cover of Runner Runner, Tugboat Press’s annual free comic book. You can get it during Free Comic Book Day at a bunch of stores (listed on Tugboat’s website). There’s some other lovely stuff in there, including but not limited to work by Corinne Mucha, Sean Christensen ABT, Julia Gfrörer and Greg Means himself.

I also just learned something from the Tugboat website: Runner Runner is named after a poker term and not, as I always thought, after Logan’s Run. I guess then it would have been “Runner! Runner!” or maybe nobody even said “runner!” twice in a row in Logan’s Run.

Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday, May 4.

Taurus Time

So maybe I’ve been looking at too many sci-fi paperback covers from the ’70s lately. Whatever, I think maybe it’s OK. I’m also super excited to be OIL PAINTING again! I’ve been thinking about it for quite a while, and this show seemed like a good opportunity to pull out my box of oil paints that I haven’t opened since I moved to Portland. I did these on Arches oil paper, which I think is a new product, and I’m really into it. It has a similar texture to nice printmaking paper, and allegedly you can paint straight on it with oils and it’s still archival.

This show:
Dig In Your Heels: A Taurus Art Show
SoHiTek Gallery
625 NW Everett St #102
Opening Thursday May 2, 6-9 pm
Art by Andrice Arp, Sean Christensen ABT, Cameron Hawkey, Graham Kahler, Marsuplala, Mark Quemada, Amber Smith, Daria Tessler, and Rebecca Urias.