Saturday, July 31, 2010

My Moleskine Drawings

Yeah, I good a Moleskine sketchbook a while back. Here's all I've done in it so far (also, I named this blog after the sketchbook. What of it?!:

Inappropriate apostraphe intentional:

That last "PARASITE" drawing is, in my opinion, the best of these.

Well, that's all for now, I'll post more as I go along. Bye, all!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

More of My Favorite Cartoonists

I felt like I should be fair and list my other favorite cartoonists, besides the top 10 (see the "More Lists" post). Let's see here, there's plenty...

Vaughn Bode
Joel Beck
Boody Rogers
Virgil Partch
David Gemmil
Federico Fellini
Rick Griffin
George Herriman
Marc Smeets
Bruce N. Duncan
Art Spiegelman
Peter Bagge
Basil Wolverton
Eugene Zimmerman
Rick Altergott
Jack Davis
Don Martin
Gilbert Hernandez
Dave Cooper
Drew Friedman
George Booth
KC Green
Milt Gross
Johnny Craig
Graham Ingels
Gahan Wilson
Shel Silverstein (I know I listed him in writers but he needs a place here too.)
Tex Avery
Rory Hayes
Jim Osborne
Gary Panter
Joost Swarte
David Low
Johnny Ryan
Sergio Aragones
Hans Rickheit
Fletcher Hanks
Hank Ketcham
Greg Irons
Rand Holmes
John Holmstrom
Gary Larson
Charles Addams
Jerry Moriarty
Sam Henderson
Tony Millionaire
Skip Williamson
Henriette Valium
Pascal Doury
Martin Vaughn-James
Ernie Bushmiller
Charles Schulz
J.R. Williams
Michael Kupperman
Arnold Roth
Kim Deitch
Mark Beyer
AL Columbia
Chester Gould
Tim Hensley
Glenn Head
Gene Deitch
Tim Lane
Winsor McCay
Robert Williams
Al Jaffee
Bernard Krigstein
Dan O'Neill
E.C. Segar
Gilbert Shelton
Jay Lynch
Marc Bell
Xavier Robel
Helge Reumann
Bill Mauldin

I may add more later.

Some of you may wonder why I didn't include some of the cartoonists of the newer generation (with the exception of KC Green). The answer is simple: I dislike almost all of them. Goodnight.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Night I Fucked My Alarm Clock

by Charles Bukowski

starving in philadelphia
i had a small room
it was evening going into night
and i stood at my window on the 3rd floor
in the dark and looked down into a
kitchen across the way on the 2nd floor
and i saw a beautiful blonde girl
embrace a young man there and kiss him
with what seemed hunger
and i stood and watched until they broke
then i turned and switched on the room light
i saw my dresser and my dresser drawers
and my alarm clock on the dresser
i took my alarm clock
to bed with me and
fucked it until the hands dropped off
then i went out and walked the streets
until my feet blistered
when i got back i walked to the window
and looked down and across the way
and the light in their kitchen was

Some More Lists

Got inspired to do this after seeing an Oisin O'Sullivan post.

Top 10 favorite cartoonists:

Robert Crumb
S. Clay Wilson
Ralph Steadman
Harvey Kurtzman
Dennis Worden
Thomas Nast
Charles Burns
Daniel Clowes
Jim Woodring

Top 10 favorite bands:

The Fugs
Velvet Underground
Iggy and the Stooges
Thin Lizzy
Butthole Surfers
The Ramones
Talking Heads
King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band
The Sonics

Top 10 favorite movies:

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Evil Dead
Seven Samurai
The Passion of Joan of Arc
This is Spinal Tap
El Topo

Top 5 favorite guitarists:

Jimi Hendrix
Frank Stokes
Charley Patton
Jeff Cotton
Son House

Top 5 favorite songwriters:

Daniel Johnston
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Don Van Vliet
Charley Patton
Jimi Hendrix

...and I thought I might throw this in:

Top 10 favorite writers (stories, poems):

Hunter S. Thompson
Charles Bukowski
William S. Burroughs
H.P. Lovecraft
Jack Keroac
Derek Grinsteiner
Shel Silverstein
Tom Wolfe
Kurt Vonnegut
John Milton