2017 Time Capsule

-pages 22 and 23 from Comix Skool USA #10

Also KH adds:
Crickets #6, What is a Glacier? by S. Yanow, Anti-Gone. Tongues #1. The Consumptive #3...



Ganges 6.

"The End"

Comix Skool USA 
issues #7, 8, 9, 10


I had a gr8 time at these shows: TCAF, CXC, CAKE, San Diego COMIC CON, MCAD Minicon. Peace 2 all the cartoonists who I had nice conversations and gripe sessions. I am very inspired by all the amazing cartoonists working right now.  Hopefully coming out of all our never-recovering-froms in 2018.


Though I have shut down the Catastrophe Shop Main Site for now, you can still order books directly off of this blog ("in the calm center of the storm since 2006"). See the tag "for sale."

In the meantime, you can order my books from Spit and a Half (link).

I am behind on orders. We have been slowly shifting the way we deal with orders and distribution here at Fielder Midwestern Media, and some information data order supply chain grief has been a consequence of this shift.

If you are wondering where your order is, please drop me a line at 1000kevinh@gmail.com and I'll check on it. As always, we appreciate your faith and support in our Project(s).


Ganges #7, out in April (?).

Comix Skool USA will end at issue #12.

photo from Comics Workbook


Nov. 20, 2017

Thank you to Alec Longstreth, Sarah Glidden, and Eleanor Davis for being guests on my "Advanced Senior Seminar Comics" Show this season.


notes - Mel Chin talk at MCAD

Notes from a talk between Jay Coogan, Kinji Akagawa, and Mel Chin at MCAD (spotlight on Mel Chin). I found the talk very inspiring.


New Issue: Comix Skool USA #8

Other issues can be purchased from me (search this blog) or Spit and a Half.

PURCHASE issue #8:



Sam Glanzman (update with auction)

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Please consider donating to the GoFundMe for Sam Glanzman, artist of Kona.

UPDATE: These two pages of my "Bona" re-draw of Kona are also being auctioned to raise money for Mr. Glanzman. See here and here.


UPDATE 2: RIP Sam Glanzman. I put this up this afternoon but had not yet seen the news. Condolences to friends and family.


Errata - Ganges 5 B/W/G Bootleg

It has been brought to my attention that some of the "black white and gray bootleg" copies of Ganges #5 floating around have some errors in them. If you have one of these and would like a corrected edition, email me at (one word) 1000 kevinh at symbol gmail period "com" with proof (a believable anecdote or phone photo is fine) and I will send you a new corrected copy.


New York Times Magazine Comics Issue

Some cartoonists (including Tom Gauld, Sammy Harkham, and David Mazzuchelli) and I drew some comics for the New York Times Magazine this weekend. (link)

Here are my pages, which were supposed to introduce and explain the concept of the issue. They appear in a somewhat different form online, and were animated by someone at the Times.

Thanks to Caitlin, Frank, Ben, and Linsey.


Ganges 6 *

Ganges 6

Available Soon from these stores, and wherever fine comic books are sold:

Copacetic Comics (Pittsburgh)
Beguiling (Toronto)
Secret Headquarters (Los Angeles)
Desert Island (Brooklyn)
Quimby's (Chicago)
Lucky's (Vancouver)
Floating World (Portland)

$8.00 plus S&H.
$10 (plus 15% s&h)

Due to popular demand I also have added a black and white "bootleg" copy of Ganges #5.



  Ganges title concepts:

interrupted sleep

phrases from musical forms

word that most people don’t know


("absurd, tickles funny bone, makes her happy" --A’s criteria for what she likes in art)

  Story ideas:
cockroach bells - tie and then the cat.

stealing from the man, and thieves code
not harming individuals, harming the system

civil defense old guys who were in charge of nuclear codes, and evacuation routes, 


    for books

(simple, fun to say, international english, not descriptive except aesthetically; may not even fit. Hard consonants--K's criteria for good titles. ex. Moby Dick, or The Whale. --makes it obvious. Other (also book cover): The Nix.)

dark house. Dark House. DARK HOUSE. (no)



    for characters

Daniel Noodleman / Edelman

Bella Thorne (as example)

Reneesmee (as example)

Samuel Hall (as example)

Kendrick Jenkins (as example)

Jermaine Rydell

Chunk the doll (a Rabbit) (made up)

José the doll (doll with sombrero) (actual)

(with Amara Hark-Weber)


2016 Reading

Here's some of the books I was reading or thinking about in 2016.

This is only a fraction. Actual objects that I held in my hands and considered. I liked some of them a lot, I didn't like some of them, some of them I liked the cartooning but hated the book design, some of them I thought the book design was interesting but that the content was not that interesting. Some of these are great covers, some are terrible covers.

I continue to love books and hate books. I love to go out and get books and come home with them, but I also like sorting through them and getting rid of some, or giving some away to good homes. I encourage you to do this too. It's the natural way of books.

Special note: I'm posting this on the internet. I hate the internet.

The library should be a weekly trip. The bookstore should be a monthly trip. Every quarter you should attend a "book sale" of some kind put on by an organization. This is the best place to buy books.

Last comes the Internet. The Internet hates books and is trying to destroy book culture and destroy actual physical books. It's a good place to find out about books, though.

Here's some good links to lists of books by bloggers who read more and are smarter and have better taste than me:

Also see Comics Workbook for a ton of comics to covet and learn about.

David Auerbach

Austin Kleon

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