Showing posts with label John Dimes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label John Dimes. Show all posts

Monday, October 07, 2013

SpookyFest begins Thurs.

The 10-day Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival begins Thursday at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, Md., with a bigfoot film, "Willow Creek" (Pretty cool poster). Director Bobcat Goldthwait will be there. Here's your comics angle: John Dimes, a local TV personality and artist (and sometimes cartoonist) will be screening his film "Bald Headed Blues: A Doctormentary on Sarcofiguy." It's described as "the hysterical true-life story of reluctant local television pioneer and artist John Dimes and his 'charming̕' alter-ego 'Dr. Sarcofiguy' as they navigated for more than 15 years the diverse D.I.Y. worlds of modern television horror hosting with cutting edge improv, humor and wit. Featuring interviews with television hosts past and present, including Dick Dyszel ('Count Gore De Vol'), Jerry Moore II ('Karlos Borloff'), Bob Hinton ('A. Ghastlee Ghoul'), Leanna Chamish ('Boo dePest'), and narrated by New England horror host 'Penny Dreadful.'

Sunday, May 31, 2009

John Dimes in new anthology

PR from John Dimes

Pre-Order The Versus Anthology Now! Ships June 1

The Versus Anthology
edited by Josh Woods
6 x 9, 192 p. paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9824416-1-9

Let’s pick a fight. And not just any fight; let’s pick a fight between our most iconic characters and forces, or even between extraordinary, original characters, or with people from our very real pasts. Anything goes. Some of today’s most innovative writers and artists did just that in this book: each picked a conflict, made it come to life, and now present the aftermath to you here in the first anthology to take up this challenge, Versus.

Featuring graphic stories by Pinckney Benedict, John Dimes, and Kyle Minor, plus the first story ever published by El Pollo Diablo, Dead Pirate of the Netherworld! Other authors include Alexander Lumans, John McNally, Susan Woodring, Brad Vice, Michael Garriga, Margaret McMullan, John Flaherty, Matt Guenette, Michael Theune, Danielle Girard Kraus, Curtis Smith, Andrew Scott, Michael Kimball, Okla Elliott, Stacey Richter, Laura Benedict, Becky Hagenston, K.H. Solomon, and Josh Woods.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Minicomics review: John Dimes' Lo, the Abusive Undertones!!!!

John Dimes sent me his two minicomics, Lo, the Abusive Undertones!!!!, a few weeks ago. John's minis hark back to the DIY age of photocopying that's starting to fade in the age of webcomics. The two volumes he has out now tell the beginnings of a story of anthropomorphic birds (they dress in human clothes, and act human, etc, etc). In vol. 1, Leonard and his girlfriend Shelly trade jibes about marriage and commitment, until Leonard says he'll take Shelly to meet his Mom and the mini ends there. John's art is competent - you can tell what's happening with no trouble - but feels as though he hasn't completely settled into his mature style yet. Vol. 2 picks up with Shelly and Mom meeting. Mom's got a mean streak - when talking to a friend on the phone about Shelly, Mom noted, "She complained about persistent back pain. I simply suggested that she should 'stay off of it sometimes,' and she got offended." Badda-bum. The two trade insults through most of the comic and by the end, John implies they'll be fast friends. I found it amusing to be honest, although some of the jokes can be a bit ribald.

To find these and other minis, John's website is

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

John Dimes gets animated

You can see The Rites of Pretending Tribes online now.

Featuring the Illustrations of: Erin Wells, Rick Hnat
(he tells me).

He's also on paper, but I've been carrying those around for weeks and still owe him a review of the two minis he's sent me. Mea culpa.