HOOKED ON COMIX Vol. 1 starring Daniel Clowes, Jaime Hernandez, Joe Sacco ....
HOOKED ON COMIX Vol. 2 starring Chris Ware, Ivan Brunetti, Archer Prewitt ....
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10.29.2014

"Iron Mask" screenplay!

Here it is! The Iron Mask screenplay! This is the script I wrote starting in 1994. I wrote it after reading Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron by Daniel Clowes.

There's a cop beating, an eerie grotesque character getting a haircut, murder, vomiting and degenerate family fun! It's a gas to read after it sat for twenty years on an old floppy disk! The story is a lot different than "Like a Glove," but it's definitely in the same mysterious, creepy vein.


10.11.2014

Hooked on Comix at Seattle's Bumbershoot - from 2010

Found this photo of the "Counterculture Comix" exhibition at Bumbershoot in Seattle - from 2010. 

The show featured continuous screenings of classic early volumes of Hooked on Comix.


Daniel Clowes can be seen on the screens.

10.10.2014

Daniel Clowes New Yorker cover ...

I went to  a dinner party at my friend's parents house, they had a whole wall framed with New Yorker covers. This was the best, in my opinion.


10.02.2014

9.24.2014

Ghost World script by Daniel Clowes found in trash!


My friend Gary Smith (a great cartoonist in his own right) lent me an original first-draft Ghost World script by Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff! His brother in-law, a film director, tossed the script in the trash bin after he lost the job to direct the movie. 

Original Ghost World script by Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff

9.03.2014

FUGAZI "First Demo" out late 2014

I'm a big fan of all things Dischord, so I had to repost this from their website.
From Dischord Records:
Later this year, Dischord will release Fugazi's first demo. In January 1988, after only ten shows, Fugazi decided to go into Inner Ear Studio to see what their music sounded like on tape. They tracked 11 songs, ten of which were given away on cassettes, which the band encouraged people to share. The only song from the session that has been formally released was "In Defense of Humans," which appeared on the State of the Union compilation in 1989. Now, some 26 years later, Dischord is releasing the entire demo including the one song ("Turn Off Your Guns") that wasn't included on the original cassette. The record has been mastered by TJ Lipple and will be available on CD and LP+Mp3.

I shot this video in 1989 with Ian MacKaye's permission:



8.22.2014

UPDATE to the UPDATE: The script is ALIVE!!!! Daniel Clowes-Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron-Lost script????

UPDATE to the UPDATE: The script has been recovered from the disk and it is alive and well!!!!!  

 

UPDATE!!!! I've found the 3 1/2" floppy disk that the script could be on!!!! Can it be transferred to my USB drive and opened??????

Original art detail from Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron by Daniel Clowes. This one page inspired me to write a creepy-noir script. At the time my screen writing professor thought it could win a student Academy Award! Too bad I lost the script when I moved from Chicago to LA.


Could the lost script be found or rewritten and made into a movie???? Stay tuned ...

8.21.2014

TOP 10 Comic Book Docs by Iann Robinson


Top 10 Comic Book Documentaries  by craveonline's Iann Robinson. Number 7 goes to Hooked on Comix! I'll take any publicity I can get!

07. Hooked On Comix: Life On The Cutting Edge Of An All-American Artform

This documentary released in the mid-nineties chronicles the re-birth of the independent comic book movement. These are the people that took the reigns from Crumb, Spain, Harvey Pekar and others to make sure that the independent spirit didn’t crumble or die. Hooked On Comix features interviews with Peter Bagge (Hate Comics), Daniel Clowes (Ghost World), Roberta Gregory (Naughty Bits), Jamie Hernandez (Love And Rockets), and a dozen more major talents in the world of comic books. The interviews are very relaxed and informative as well as very honest.

This film shows the ups and downs of being an indie comic artist not willing to deal with the big two of DC and Marvel. Getting by on talent, gumption and a belief in what they are creating these artists show why they are the future of the medium.

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8.19.2014

Hooked on Comix Vol. 3!

Noah Van Sciver Original Art for sale!

From Noah:

In light of recent catastrophic events in my personal life, it’s become necessary for me to sell off some original comic pages to help me land on my feet and not wind up living at the YMCA. If you’ve read any of my stories or comics in the past and they’ve made you laugh, cry, kind of happy, or all of the above, then please consider owning one of these pages for your collection!All page are $100 please email me at noahvansciver(at)gmail.com to let me know which one you are interested in. And thank you so much. You have no idea…

http://nvansciver.wordpress.com/
Buy his Hooked on Comix designed t-shirt to the right and I'll pass the proceeds on to Noah!

8.17.2014

INTRUDER coming to LA?!

http://www.intrudercomics.com/
I've been talking to Marc Palm to get Intruder into some LA comic books stores. I think it deserves a wider audience and would relish the thought of picking it up locally (yes, I live in LA)!

http://www.intrudercomics.com

8.08.2014

My entry to The New Yorker caption contest

 
"I'll call you back. I think the litter box is full."

I originally wrote: "Can I borrow a snow shovel? I think the litter box is full." I thought it was a bit wordy, since shorter is usually better (so I hear). We'll see if anyone thinks its funny!

8.01.2014

Chris Ware - Drawn & Quarterly Books

Chris Ware starred in Hooked on Comix Vol. 2 with Ivan Brunetti. Chris Ware's books are available from Drawn & Quarterly.

TONY MILLIONAIRE'S 500 Portraits

500 Portraits

500 Portraits collects two decades of portrait work by the award-winning creator of Drinky Crow’s Maakies, Sock Monkey and Billy Hazelnuts. Tony Millionaire starred in Hooked on Comix Vol. 3 along with Dame Darcy.