Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Comic book creator Jim Dougan writes in

Jim Dougan's allowed me to reprint his email to me, because he's done a lot of work and provided links for it.

"I thought you might be interested to know that there's another comics creator in Washington, DC.

In 2006, I self-published the DC-based comedy graphic novella CRAZY PAPERS, drawn by Danielle (GIRLS WITH SLINGSHOTS) Corsetto, which you can buy at Big Planet, Fantom
Comics which carries the book at both the Tenleytown and Union Station locations (Matt Klokel has been a strong supporter of CP) or Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Crazy-Papers-Jim-Dougan/dp/097778780X/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1208183405&sr=8-1

It was reviewed fairly well in a variety of places, and even Tom Spurgeon didn't hate it. I was also interviewed by Arion Berger in the Washington Post Express in October 2006, but that's only available as a PDF, so I'll spare you.

Reviews, updates and other things can be found at my LiveJournal:

http://chatterbox-dc.livejournal.com

I was also one of the founding members of the comics collective THE CHEMISTRY SET (http://www.chemsetcomics.com).

At the Chemistry Set, you can see my stories, most of which have appeared in Desperado Publishing's NEGATIVE BURN anthology.

VULTURE GULCH: A LITTLE FRIENDLY ADVICE
Drawn by Eric Kim
Appeared in NEGATIVE BURN #7

http://www.chemsetcomics.com/vulture-gulch-other-stories/vulture-gulch/vulture-gulch-a-little-friendly-advice/

COME THE DAWN
Drawn by Hyeondo Park
Appeared in NEGATIVE BURN #8

http://www.chemsetcomics.com/vulture-gulch-other-stories/other-stories/come-the-dawn/

REST STOP
Co-written with Dean Haspiel, Drawn by Michel Fiffe
Appeared in NEGATIVE BURN #9

http://www.chemsetcomics.com/vulture-gulch-other-stories/other-stories/rest-stop/
THE GENTLEMAN
Drawn by Umberto Torricelli
Appeared in NEGATIVE BURN #16

http://www.chemsetcomics.com/vulture-gulch-other-stories/other-stories/the-gentleman/
OSCAR CHAVEZ, MACHISMO MONITOR
Drawn by Roger Langridge (yes, THAT Roger Langridge)
Appeared in NEGATIVE BURN #18

http://www.chemsetcomics.com/vulture-gulch-other-stories/other-stories/machismo-monitor/

THE BIG FAT NOON
Drawn by Michel Fiffe

http://www.chemsetcomics.com/vulture-gulch-other-stories/vulture-gulch/vulture-gulch-the-big-fat-noon/

HOW I LOST MY S#?! AT THE APPLE STORE
Drawn by Molly Lawless (from Northern VA!)
Currently continuing, in process…

Page 1:

http://www.chemsetcomics.com/2008/04/15/how-i-lost-my-s-at-the-apple-store-page-one/

Page 2:

http://www.chemsetcomics.com/2008/04/22/how-i-lost-my-sh-at-the-apple-store-page-two/

I'm the editor of the first volume of the print collection from the site, entitled NO FORMULA, which will be published by Desperado Publishing, and will be in the June Previews for release in August of this year. Keep an eye out!

Oh, and last and certainly not least, my comic SAM & LILAH, (a romance/adventure set in DC) drawn by Hyeondo Park, was in the March 2008 Zuda competition, and can be seen here:

http://www.zudacomics.com/node/320

We came in 4th, but announced immediately thereafter we would be taking S&L to ACT-I-VATE, the webcomics site started by Dean Haspiel and others, in May:

http://www.activatecomix.com

This weekend at NYCC, I was at the Zuda panel, did signings at the DC booth, etc. I may even submit something else down the road.

Whew! There's more in the works, but this is all for now."

I'll be picking up his book at Big Planet tomorrow. Support your local inkslinger!

1 comment:

chatterbox said...

Hey Mike - thanks for posting this! Just to be very clear to all reading: I mentioned Matt Klokel at Fantom by name because I knew that you shopped at Big Planet and might not be familiar with him, but that's not to suggest that BP haven't been super-supportive of my career too. I just figured you were already familiar with them. But for completeness' sake, a big shout-out to Joel, Jared, Peter, Greg, and all the Big Planet crew who've been so supportive of Crazy Papers and whatever else I've worked on!

-Jim D.