Posts Tagged ‘print’

This Machine Makes Comics

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

this machine
This print measures roughly 8.5″ x 11″ and is the perfect gift for that cartoonist in your life (especially if that cartoonist is you)! I’ll have them for sale for $3 ea. at Appleseed in Fort Wayne, Indiana next month. For more info on the show visit their website here.

Behemoth 2014

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

A few years ago I did a silkscreen print of this here sea beast (which you can see here). Although it was kind of cool looking, it certainly didn’t turn out like I’d hoped (most of the detail was lost in the printing process due to my not using a screen with a high enough thread count).

Anyway, I’ve decided to put out the version I’d always wanted to see so I did what George Lucas would do and digitally rendered the colors and made this 11″ x 17″ digital print which you can purchase from me. I’ll have them for sale for $6 at the Small Press Alternative Comics Expo (S.P.A.C.E.) on April 12th and 13th. If you’re within a day’s drive of Columbus you should definitely attend as there are all manor of talented artists and writers there. Check out the details for the show here.


Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

This is a silkscreen print I made and am going to be selling at the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo (find out all about it at in Columbus, April 24th-25th. It’s a four color print on water color paper with an image area of 9″x14″ and is hand numbered out of an edition of 20. They’re $6 each so start saving your pocket change now!

Send cash or check to the address at the bottom of this page or pay digitally with paypal to

Dr. Fredric Wertham

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Here’s a lino block print I did of Dr. Fredric Wertham. He was the psychiatricist who wrote “Seduction of the Innocent” and basically got the comics code started (and EC Comics put out of business) based on his theory that comic books were corroding the morals of this country’s youth.

I just finished reading a book he wrote called “Dark Legend” that tells the story of Gino, a 17 year old boy he was evaluating who had killed his mother. It was kind of written in that old ’50’s sci-fi movie narration style that seems both naive and overly dramatic… but it also contained 60 pages or so of Gino’s own words as recorded by Dr. Wertham that told of his life situation leading up to the murder that was impossible to put down. That section reminded me of a book called “Death On the Installment Plan” that I also found an addictive read.

I’ve heard much of Dr. Wertham over the years as the true life comic book villain (as I mentioned he ushered in the demise of all those sweet EC horror comics of the 1950’s and even inspired a public comics book burning in New York), so I wanted to check out one of his books. Dark Legend was the book he published just before Seduction and I was expecting him to come across as much more of a douchebag than he did.

I was looking for a mention of Gino being influenced by comic books to commit the murder which was nowhere to be found, although there was a brief mention on page 200 about Gino seeing a violent movie on the night of the murder where Wertham says, “I asked myself whether fiction of that sort can influence people this way. Similar instances are not rare…. It seemed to me just as inexact to say fiction has no influence at all on people’s action as to blame crime on such fiction. Apparently anti-social impulses do not originate this way. But when they once exist, added impetus may be given them by way of identification with a fictional scene.”

So I’m still not sure exactly how Wertham got on the “comics are evil” kick and I have to admit I did really enjoy reading his book.

Oh, by the way… the print above was done in a collection of 10 before the lino block was destroyed. I have 4 or 5 left which can be purchased for $10 unframed via paypal (my address is