Sunday, October 28, 2012

new glass candy bars...

modern therapy works!

many new glass candy bars were born in this late October 2012. they all need good homes...

this may be my favorite:


or purple?

A panel from SANDMAN #69 from July 1995 drawn by the flawless Marc Hempel.

a big chunk of moody beauty, that Morpheus. Isn't he most everyone's favorite from the SANDMAN stable of characters? When I read Neil's words coming out of his mouth, I automatically give him a Nick Cave type voice, super slowed down and deep...

those lucky pigeons!!


I make these pieces because every comic panel is a framable mini-artwork. You should see me on the floor with mucked-up comics surrounding me. Some panels,just can't save the whole thing, so I cut out the words and preserve them in another way. Comics just heal every wrong. I also use recycled packaging to firm up the panels, this one gots microwave popcorn on the back. They are all different!


If anyone is late to the party, these magnets are my last-ditch effort to save my collection of drowned comic books that were damaged in an east coast flood. (yes, never again shall i use cardboard storage boxes...)

I cut recycled glass to fit and then frame the original panels in copper.

...If you are overseas from USA, contact me via twitter (@Neverwear) and we will work out a plan. thanks for supporting the arts-- It is my therapy for so many things. (to see a full report, go to my furrytiger blog. My boss helped saved my soul the other day) NEIL HAS LOTS OF MY MAGNETS... here are (kinda crappy) photos of them living happily in his spooky house:

oh, Thessaly, you crafty goddess. Remember her soon after this, with her knife behind her back, as poor doomed George opens the door? i absolutely flipped when i read this issue. My heart was beating in my chest, like a murder of crows...

She will always be one of my favorite characters, pay attention to this lady. and didn't she breaks someone's heart....yes, yes she did.

this panel is from SANDMAN issue #33, Dec. 1991 in the GAME OF YOU story arc. Art by Shawn McManus.

Photobucket {THIS ONE IS NOT A MAGNET, BUT FOR HANGING ON THE WALL! (if you want it as a magnet, let me know)

Thor, you own my heart. Such a blonde god. He is always getting himself into scrapes and then at the very last minute, he's out again, flinging around that hammer and causing chaos. This word bubble panel is from The MIghty Thor vol. 1 #1 January 1971.

i love that someone (no names...ahem** LOKI) is telling Thor's DAD Odin on him!! Who darest call him a liar?!? (no names...ok, it was LOKI)

this is some more of that vintage glitter wrapping paper that i really don't have but maybe another square foot of. *choke it's all about being able to let go of things, isn't it??



Wednesday, October 17, 2012

pin-ups, comic book stores & a new Neil Gaiman mailbox...

it has been a very busy October so far.

living in Los Angeles, I try to take advantage of the proximity to art this city affords. I never take it for granted that i am so near two of the finest in comic book stores, both on Sunset Blvd: SECRET HEADQUARTERS and MELTDOWN COMICS.

I live almost exactly in between these two juggernauts of independent thinking.


David Mack was signing his new Daredevil title, and he had his drop-dead gorgeous Dexter watercolors on display. (i bought the blood slide lab one and i am *in love with* this piece of paper)


*stay tuned for a new mash-up of Mack & Gaiman...hmmmm.

this is the lucky sidewalk in front of MELTDOWN. (follow them on twitter: @MeltdownComics)


Secret headquarters hosted Thomas Jane, an actor/writer who is always pushing the lines of his craft. He was signing his new book, based on his film of the same name: DARK COUNTRY. I didn't even see TJ at first, he was curled up, barefoot in a chair. We talked for awhile, after he signed my book. Turns out his little girl is starting to read some Neil!


some of the other amazing finds from the night, can't wait to read the Oliver Reed story. Also, how about those SHQ bags? (follow them on twitter: @TheSHQ)


Neil's mailbox was full up when i came back from the east coast. The first thing I opened, this stunner all the way from Erin in Canada. Has our Cabal ever been more regally depicted? Hard to say.


I LOVE all these Canadian stamps.


lookit this, the best cover ever!


can we really ever discard our dreams?


haha, thank goodness Neil has smart & funny readers:



SNAKE ROPES. Photobucket

Fan fiction of fan fiction, with a little snarky wink.



ohhh something for me arrived, from the tireless elves at the AFP factory: my Kickstarter reward vinyl, seeing the art record-size makes such a difference.

Photobucket also the Carina Round clear vinyl disc arrived, same day, two singing ladies on my turntable. (I will be in Australia & South America next year with Carina on @Puscifer tour.)


Lee Moyer, Patrick Rothfuss & the magical Venetia have teamed up to do a 2013 edition of the literary pin-up calendar, ALL proceeds go to charity. Lee sent us a sneak of his AFP/Neil page:

I was so lucky that Neil put me in touch with the legendary Ray Bradbury & his daughter earlier this year to see if he wouldn't mind being in the calendar. He agreed immediately, and we are sorrowful that he didn't live to see his page. It's a beaut, Lee painted a tribute to Fahrenheit 451. PRE-ORDER YOUR PIN-UP CALENDARS HERE!

***and for the inquiring minds, with good questions like: where WILL my hard-earned moola go, exactly? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE WORLDBUILDERS CAUSE.

the Make Good Art hats are still circling the globe, here is the beautiful missus Krissy Scalzi wearing hers... GET YOURS HERE.

ps. yesterday was my birthday. here's my new birthday bangs: (and Batman behind me)