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I'm teaching 3 classes this semester at MCAD in Minneapolis.

If you are interested in the content of these classes, or of what I'm thinking about as I teach these classes, you can follow khclasses.tumblr.com or you can buy copies of my zine, Comix Skool USA (1-3 available soon). Watch this space for more details.


Notes to Myself, by various

“This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.” (WWhitman)

“We must clear [our minds] of preconceived notions, we must suspend judgement, we must open ourselves to the situation, take in as much data as we can, and wait patiently for some kind of order to appear out of the chaos. In short, we must think like a little child…. Remember what you have learned about learning. Be like a child. Use your eyes. Gag that teacher’s mouth inside your head, asking all those questions. Don’t try to analyze this thing, look at it, take it in…. The only thing to do [is] to turn off the questions and watch—like a child. Take it all in. See everything, worry about nothing.” (teacher, I'm not totally on board with everything that teacher says, but OK, something to think about, link from Kleon's tumblr)

“People deeply concerned about self-fulfillment and self-expression are often alien to [meaningful and deep] discovery. Instead of seeing phenomena through limpid glass, they must look through their own reflected images. Discovery instead suggests the temporary immersion of subjectivity, the dissolution of the membrane that normally separates self from other. [not sure about this metaphor. Rather, "subjectivity" and "objectivity" come together and transform into a new, third thing?]. Similarly discovery more often waits up those who conceive of achievement as part of a communal effort than upon those who want it as a personal prize. The best-kept secret about real achievement is that it is synonymous with contribution.” (GG Things)

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Magazines - Prime Cuts #10 (1988)

Prime Cuts #10(!) Dec. 1988. Jim Woodring cover. Click on this and blow up that painting. It’s a big scan. This is a magazine Fantagraphics published in the 1980s. It was edited by Gary Groth and Production by Fantagraphcs’ staff at the time. (Circulation by Rachel Enger & Carol Kovinck-Hernandez.) Does anyone know what the circulation was on something like this in 1988?


from an old file

the file reads

Glenn Ganges Update:
-Bird ownership



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Fielder Bulletin Board "reblog" tumbler
KH classes "comix skool/MCAD" rumbler


The Indirect Path

“Rivers would carry their burden to the sea, but along the way they would set it down, as fertile plains.”- adapted from John McPhee, Basin and Range

-More from Ganges #5. Some of the text was used from McPhee's book, some of the text was adapted for space, and some was re-written according to the needs of the story.


Ganges 5 pre-order

Ganges 5 pre-order is up at WTD. Books ship in a week or so. It costs you a bit extra but I get more of the dough (I self-published it btw) and you get the book earlier than stores. I worked a lot on it and I’m excited to get to work on the next one, which is about half-finished already. Thanks for your support and interest. Please help me spread the word, tell your friends, etc. if you think they might be into it.

UPDATE: I will NOT be filling orders myself, all web orders will be going through the above link. So if you're used to ordering directly from me, I won't be selling Ganges 5 this time. I still have some copies of issues 2-4 (long out of print) available at scarcity prices from the Catastrophe Shop.


What is blood to a human is beer to a jaguar

"...The matter does seem to come down, as Beatrice Marovich suggests, to a matter of perspective. From one point of view, multiverse cosmologies are an internal, disruptive other to the western metaphysics of substance and politics of dominion. From another, they assist and reaffirm it. This is the reason that I find perspectivism itself such an apt cosmological motif: as Cusa knew, any cosmic body occupies the center of its own universe. As Einstein figured out, any body can be said to be at rest or at motion from its own perspective. And as Marovich reminds us, what is “universal reason” from one perspective is a limited, exclusionary exercise in categorical-material violence from another perspective, which is arguably more valid than the first. (To affirm a multiplicity of perspectives is not to say they are equally defensible.)

"To gain some perspective on these multiple constructions of perspectivism, I find helpful T├ónia Stolze Lima’s and Eduardo Viveiros de Castro’s work on Amazonian ontologies. As Lima explains, what is a “hunt” for the Juruna is a “warfare” for the white-lipped peccaries, who just like the Juruna see themselves as “human” and the other as “animal” (Lima, “The Two and Its Many,” 121). Similarly, a “snake” to the Matsiguenga is a “fish” to neighboring strangers; what is “blood” to a human is “beer” to a jaguar (Viveiros de Castro, “Exchanging Perspectives, 472). “What seems to be happening in Amerindian perspectivism,” Viveiros de Castro explains, “is that the substances named by substantives like fish, snake, hammock, or beer are…relational pointers” (472). In other words, every thing is only itself-to-something-else, or itself from a particular perspective. And something else from another."


Patient Suffering

-by Frank King, 1910

(Father Dearborn is a personification of Chicago)


For sale - LCRW


for sale
$100 (magnets not included)

pictured is 14x17, but I'll cut it down to 6x9 before mailing maybe?



I did a report for the Comics Journal on the Minneapolis comics show Autoptic

Here's some extra notes
from the cutting room floor:


The Grace Period is Over

Boston's Mayor Marty Walsh: "I'm pleased to announce the #BOSMeltNow [?-link] challenge has come to a close, as the pile officially melted today, July 14."
Leon Beyond covered this: