I’m attending #SPX2014 because I support the work of independent creators in comics - and you should too! http://thndr.it/1xXk0Bq

I’m attending #SPX2014 because I support the work of independent creators in comics - and you should too! http://thndr.it/1xXk0Bq

A drawing of me & Snoop & me to celebrate the 2nd printing of my very first mini “Tales of Good Ol’ Snoop Doggy Dogg”. I’ll have ‘em at SPX 2014, or you can order one here!

Inking the last few pages of “Thanger Dangers” for its SPX debut!

Pick one up at SPX or pre-order your copy in the Birdcage Bottom Books shop.


REBLOG for a chance to WIN! Time for another competition AND it’s time for a sale! Use the code: SEPTSALE at checkout when purchasing the Real Watercolors, Screentones, or Megapack from my Photoshop brush shop. 

THREE random Tumblr users who reblog this post will WIN ALL THREE of these amazing Photoshop brush sets. These are the same brushes used by artists at Disney, Dreamworks, Sony, Google, Marvel, and Rockstar Games. They were recently featured on WIRED.com and were also written about in Communication Arts, and they have become the industry standard for pros who draw and paint in Photoshop!

So, again - all three sets are on sale through Thursday, September 4th at KYLEBRUSH.com. Simply enter this code at checkout: SEPTSALE

And, please reblog this post for a chance to win all three sets for free. Winners will be announced Friday, September 5th.

I’m an old codger when it comes to digital painting, but I bought the watercolor set out of curiosity (very inexpensive!) and had a lot of fun with them. The screentones would definitely come in handy.

New in the BIrdcage Bottom Books shop:

Drew Beckmeyer’s “Everything Unseen #4: Parts 8 & 9”

The final installment of Drew Beckmeyer’s sprawling masterwork, Everything Unseen.  In parts 8 and 9, our reborn hero, Charles Grodin, is returned to the place that begin it all.  This time he must answer to the powers that be, God and ultimately, himself.  

Published by Revival House Press

7″ x 9″, 72 pages. $16
Full-color cover with b&w interior 

- See more at: http://www.birdcagebottombooks.com/shop/everything-unseen-4/#sthash.JBuRkREE.dpuf

New in the Birdcage Bottom Books shop:

Peter & Maria Hoey’s “Coin-Op Single: Blacktop Mourning (They Died By Night)”

Coin-Op 7 inch
The fourth title in a series of one story singles.
“Blacktop Mourning (They Died At Night)” is a book of
portraits and profiles of 13 musicians who died
on the road. Bessie Smith, Johnny Horton, Duane Allman,
Chris Bell and others, all in chronological order.
7 inches square. Printed on French and Mohawk papers
in an edition of 500. Comes with protective record sleeve.
Published by Coin-Op Comics in 2014
7″ x 7″, 8 pages. $6
varying One-Color cover and end pages with one-color offset interior pages

- See more at: http://www.birdcagebottombooks.com/shop/coin-op-single-blacktop-mourning-they-died-by-night/#sthash.4eGOunxn.dpuf

New in the Birdcage Bottom Books shop:

Jeffrey Lewis’ “Fuff #7”

Written and drawn by Jeffrey Lewis, 24 b & w pages (packed with comics from inside cover to back cover!), color cover, standard comic format.  An extended 17-page chapter of “Stories My Dad Tells” is a lushly illustrated tale of true beatnik road travels in a ’59 Plymouth Convertible interrupted when three bears attack the car…  the rest of the issue is a mind-twisting account of what happens when favorite character Babyshoes follows Gil Finn (the “Fish In Space”) on a time-traveling excursion which is either 10 pages long or 20 pages long depending on how you think about it!

6.5″ x 10.25″, 24 pages. $3
Full-color cover with b&w interior 

- See more at: http://www.birdcagebottombooks.com/shop/fuff-7/#sthash.rvEDZz9O.dpuf

New in the Birdcage Bottom Books shop:

Hazel Newlevant’s “If This Be Sin”

Winner of the 2013 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant!

Hazel Newlevant’s ‘If This Be Sin’ is a collection of comics about queer women expressing themselves through music. It tells the stories of Gladys Bentley, the Harlem Renaissance blues singer and drag king, and Wendy and Lisa, the lesbian rockstars of Prince and the Revolution.

“Hazel Newlevant draws like a dream and weaves a mesmerizing story. ‘If This Be Sin’ is a stunning achievement.” 
—Alison Bechdel, author of ‘Fun Home’

“The stories are super sweet and hopeful, but also have a touching gloominess to them. I loved it!” 
—Ross Campbell, author of ‘Wet Moon’

8.25″ x 11″, 44 pages. $10
Full-color cover & interior, perfect bound.
An SPX 2014 debut.

*** This is the expanded book version, the mini comic version is out-of-print *** 

- See more at: http://www.birdcagebottombooks.com/shop/if-this-be-sin-book/#sthash.YVUF7evu.dpuf

New in the Birdcage Bottom Books shop:

Peter & Maria Hoey’s “Coin-Op #3: Municipal Parking & Waterfall”

A 28-page collection of 6 comic stories:
John Lee Hooker Highway Rest Stop Blues, Saltz and Pepz, Lost Liner Notes, Pascal’s Wager, Jingle in July, and The Fred Balloon.
Printed on heavy stock and staple-bound in a numbered edition of 2,000. Published 2011. 
8.5″ x 10″, 28 pages. $10
Full-color cover with 2-color & full-color interior sections

- See more at: http://www.birdcagebottombooks.com/shop/coin-op-3-municipal-parking-waterfall/#sthash.0U2mvwkd.dpuf

Here are some preview pages from the upcoming "LOUD COMIX #4" by Jamie Vayda (available for pre-order NOW at Birdcage Bottom Books!)

This fourth installment of autobiographical & fictional stories penned by various (mostly Southern) punk rock musicians, stand-up comedians, tattoo artists & other assorted riff-raff features tales by Jack Grisham (T.S.O.L.), Sonny Joe Harlan (Murder Junkies), Joel Rivers (Before I Hang), Alan King (Hellstomper), Gary Wrong (Wizzard Sleeve), Frankie Nowhere (Eastside Suicides), Erika Lane (The Stovebolts) and Jeff Clayton (ANTiSEEN)!

These tales of debauchery are then transformed into comics by the sure hand of Jamie Vayda (The Stovebolts). Comparisons have been made to William Faulkner on a bender, Flannery O’Connor, Tennessee Williams on meth, Carson McCullers and underground cartoonists like Johnny Ryan & Peter Bagge.

Published by Birdcage Bottom Books

5.5″ x 8.5″, 32 pages. $6
B&w cover on recycled orange card stock with b&w interior

*** Every pre-order comes with a free copy of “The Rats Were Bad That Year” chapbook by Jamie Vayda & Alan King! *** 

- See more at: http://www.birdcagebottombooks.com/shop/loud-comix-4/#sthash.pr9kgv6X.dpuf