I can’t wait for Monday. My first show at 51west, all ages spot next to Double Nickels in Yucca Plaza. Dogbreth, Divers, Daisy Face.
Some great shows coming up in the Yucca Tap Room Plaza.
Check info on all shows here —> http://bit.ly/ETCshow
I bet Iron Chic will be stoked to drive around Tempe on March 14th, reliving Gin Blossoms lyrics….
3/14/14 Yucca Tap Room.
Iron Chic, Low Culture, Lenguas Largas, Rumspringer. 21 + free, under 21 $5
So I designed the cover to the newest issue of Razorcake! Illustration and background photoshop magic by me, inkwash by Nation of Amanda. Available for purchase here. My advice would be to get two copies: One to leave in your bathroom for reading, and one to frame on your wall where your vision board used to be.
I perhaps should mention that I’ve since retired My Stupid Life from the hallowed pages of Razorcake. No bad blood or anything like that, I still plan to continue doing illustrations for them and Todd and Daryl are still the godparents of any children I may ever have (god help us). But the inspiration well for those comics had just run dry and I decided it would be better to go out on top than keep forcing out more jokes about jerking off as procrastination from comicking. Don’t worry, though: Ben Snakepit and Liz Prince and Adrian Chi are all still doing their awesome comics, so you won’t even notice mine’s gone.
bow! bow down to yer punx comics king!
(seriously tho, mitchclem an’ nationofamanda blew us away with this rad-as-fuck cover. razorcake is v. lucky to have so amazing illustrators and artists they are oozing out our ears. besides, retiring My Stupid Life means more room for fresh
bloodcomics! ‘tis the circle of life, and it’s beautiful!)
Yes, was thinking about ordering a second copy to frame and hang. Great issue.
This is one of my favorite parody shirts, and another where I had the original. In jr high, I was trying to be evil, and rocked the Venom version, in college I was super into the original line up of Deadguy, and snatched this one right up.
Last night I cried while watching a documentary about Bronies. Sure, I was drunk, but it got me thinking about the importance of having a sanctuary. A place where you’re safe to be vulnerable. For those of you not in the know, a brony is an adult male fan of the show My Little Pony. The documentary showed men from around the world gathering at a convention to celebrate their shared love of a children’s show. I couldn’t help but see parallels to Awesome Fest or things of that ilk. As someone who studies philosophy of science, reads the Silmarillion, and quotes Rancid lyrics with Shatnerian intensity I can relate to being passionate about things most people find embarrassing.
Every Friday, Candice, Todd, and I get to work on things that we’re passionate about. We work hard and goof around. Razorcake is a sanctuary. I think it’s a sanctuary to a lot of you weirdoes taking the time to read this. It’s a sanctuary because we believe what we do is important and worth the stress it takes to care about something that gets condescended to and written off. Music is what brought us together, but it’s the personal ethics that keep us all here. At the end of the day I don’t care what you’re into as long as you’re not an asshole. So, be kind to each other. Be kind to the Bronies. And be kind to me.
Unless I’m being an asshole, then you can make fun of me.
Michael Hurley, “Be Kind to Me” (Bellemeade Phonics)
Rats, The, “Teenagers” (Tombstone)
Young Governor, “One Look Around” (12XU)
Mikal Cronin, “See It My Way” (Merge)
Audacity, “Couldn’t Hold A Candle” (Suicide Squeeze)
Wreck Of The Zephyr, “Rhythm In My Bones” (Pass The Fist)
Hunchback, “Respect for the Dead” (Freedom School)
New Bomb Turks, The, “Born Toulouse-Lautrec” (Crypt)
Angel Du$t, “Tulsa” (REACT!)
Bent Outta Shape, “Terms of Psychic Warfare” (Dead Broke / Drunken Sailor)
Rumspringer, “Killer Boots, Man” (Not Shy of the DIY)
Red Dons, “Cold Hearted” (Grave Mistake)
Low Culture “Travel Song” (Dirt Cult)
Homeowners, “Ant Trails” (Margin Mouth)
Rations, “Leaves of Grass” (86’d, Abbreviated, and many others)
This Is My Fist!, “All That Is Wrong” (No Idea)
Marked Men, “Too Pretty to Fuck” (No Idea)
I am listening to this right now, check it out….
mitchclem has set up a website for his most excellent series, so now you can find out where to order, and get the scoop on who’s gonna be in issue #3! each issue is longer than the last (as it should be)!
excited for spring!
Stoked, but wish Brad Dwyer was in #3 as well…
I love t shirt parody, and thought I’d document some of mine. Know Your Saints is a fucking great band that I hope is still together. If someone could confirm, that would be awesome. I got this Jawbreaker 24hr Revenge Therapy parody when I did a show for them at Yucca. I had lost the Jawbreaker version at least twice, and was stoked to get this and honor two great bands at the same time.