September 25, 2010
Lovejoy and his supporters exchanged gunfire with the mob. The leaders of the mob decided to burn down Gilman’s warehouse, so they got a ladder and set it alongside the building.
Lovejoy was considered a martyr by the abolition movement, and in his name, his brother Owen Lovejoy became the leader of the Illinois abolitionists. His murder was a sign of the increasing tension within the country leading up to the Civil War, and it is for this reason that he is considered to be the “first casualty of the Civil War.”
September 22, 2010
Elijah Lovejoy was the editor of the Alton Observer. On three occasions, his printing press was destroyed by pro-slavery factions who wanted to stop his publishing abolitionist views. On November 7, 1837, a pro-slavery mob approached a warehouse belonging to merchant Winthrop Sargent Gilman that held Lovejoy’s fourth printing press.
To be Continued…
September 21, 2010
I would love to draw Howard The Duck. Unfortunately, the only way I’d be able to do that is if Marvel published it in Strange Tales. So, I’ve started an internet campaign to let me into Strange Tales!
If you are on Facebook, join me in my quest!
I really could do something good with this character. I just need a chance!
September 20, 2010
I have to do a presentation about myself and my comics on October 6th. If you live in Denver, please come! I want to be talking to actual people during this thing and not to a bunch of empty chairs.
If you’d like to see an excerpt from The Hypo (of course you do!) Top Shelf has posted one on their site over here!!!
I did a one page comic for the new issue of Brooklyn’s Smoke Signal #6!
I will also start doing comics for Tiny Mixtapes over here
And I have a few drawings in the October issue of The Believer magazine.
Ever since I got back to Denver I’ve been working on stuff and keeping busy. I am sort of drawing stuff that could possibly go into a new issue of Blammo. I haven’t figured out how I would actually publish another issue, yet for sure. If I do do another one, I’d really want to beat all of the other issues.
I shouldn’t even think about it. I should get back to work on The Hypo. It’s insane working on this thing! It’s a big project. I can’t believe I did this to myself. Why didn’t I just do some memoir book like a lot of others? I’m stuck now. I have to finish it! I’ve come to far!
I wonder when people will let me do covers to stuff?
Okay So here’s an old interview that I did with Liz Price for The Comics Journal.
It’s funny how differently I would’ve drawn her now. Oh well.
September 13, 2010
Here are some pictures from my tour. I didn’t take enough : (
At dinner in Chicago with Ivan Brunetti, Me, Jeffrey Brown, John Porcellino and Chris Ware:
Selling my comics in Portland:
Myself with T. Bak in Portland:
Selling my comics in San Francisco:
On my tour, I sold out of all of the Blammos that I had brought along with me. Pretty crazy! Here’s a recent review.