Thursday, September 9, 2010

Roger Ebert Meets Charles Bukowski

The new Smoke Signal all-comics newspaper is out. You can pick one up in Brooklyn at Desert Island on 540 Metropolitan (and a few other places, like Daddy's) for free. You can also mail order one. Here are the first few panels of my contribution to this great publication:

Gabe Fowler of Desert Island is unstoppable. When I first met him he was all "I'm gonna open a comics shop." Yeah, right. Five months later a mutual friend was asking me "Have you been to Gabe's store yet? It opened last week." A few months after that he was all "I'm gonna publish a free, all-comics newspaper with both unknown talent and established comics masters." Okay, Gabe, sure. Three months later the first issue was out. Around that time he was all "I wanna have a comics festival in Brooklyn." I thought he was thinking out loud, fantasizing. Three months later the first installment of this happened, and the next one is happening in December, with special guests already lined up. If Gabe wasn't playing for the good guys, we'd all be in serious trouble.

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