i still get a lot of ?s about hand making comics so here’s a little step by step of my tedious process in case you were ever curious

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good news re: dog i found the other day: he was reported missing by a family in the neighboring city (got off his lead somehow) so i returned him. good thing too because he has a digestion disorder which requires medication every so many hours or he’s vulnerable to die, his owners were very relieved and grateful he was alive.

his name was gilles so i don’t get a second dog which blows but i’m happy he’s home. ganymede and i will miss him though he was a huge sweetie. lots of thanks to those who offered to help or take him in. 

Piece from a series I created as part of a partnership with CBS Films. Its based on their new film “What If” starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan - playing in select cities. Here’s the trailer:
http://youtu.be/frvkyNg3nIo?list=PL5AC161C4CF3D3415

Piece from a series I created as part of a partnership with CBS Films. Its based on their new film “What If” starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan - playing in select cities. Here’s the trailer:

http://youtu.be/frvkyNg3nIo?list=PL5AC161C4CF3D3415

how does this commission thing work?

@authorizedstargazer

it depends on what you want. i think i’m pretty easy to work with, and i’m open to doing anything. here’s a rough guide (but everything & price is negotiable within reason) :

  • if you just want me to draw something for you, depending on how big on how much detail + what you’re using it for, i’m game for anywhere from 15-40 bucks (the steeper end being high detail stuff, tattoo flashes, whatever)
  • if you want to draw a page of comics for you, i start at 25 a page usually, and 15 for each additional.
  • if you want a comic book made for you (anywhere from 10-20 pages with a front and back cover) i usually go from 50-80 dollars, very dependent on how many pages and how much detail/ color/ collage elements you want/ what your subject matter request is/ etc.
  • poster type of work i normally do 40-50 for. 
  • also if you want me to send you the original work in addition to scans, i can and will via express mail for 15 dollars more. which i think is fairly reasonable.

if you’re interested in commissioning me email me (thisishangingrockcomics@gmail.com) describing what you want and giving me some references to work with, and we’ll figure it out. most personal commission work takes me anywhere from a couple of days to a month-ish (if it’s a comic book- because i’m currently working on 4 in addition to personal projects and work) to get done. i like to exchange phone numbers so we can keep in touch and i can send you progress pictures or sketches and outlines before moving forward.

genevieve says if by some miracle i don’t find his rightful owner and can convince my landlord into letting me keep him that i need to name him zeus because my other dog’s name is ganymede and she wants a permanent ode to her favorite mythological slash pairing christ what is it with her and pet names

i found a stray on the way home from work tonight, wandering around the whole foods parking lot in the nora shopping center off 86th, around 6 pm. i couldn’t just leave him there- so i have him now. he’s a labradoodle, i think, pretty big with tan coloring, no tags- but from what i can tell he does have his shots and a microchip. he’s incredibly sweet and docile, wasn’t hard to get him into a car or anything. hasn’t barked or been anything other than lovely and complacent.

i know i have a decent amount of followers in the indianapolis area, so if by some far off chance he’s yours, please shoot me an email at thisishangingrockcomics@gmail.com. god knows i would keep him myself but my place has a rule against keeping more than one pet. i’m gonna put up some posters, but if i can’t find his rightful owner i’ll probably just have to take him to the humane society and hope that he finds a good home.

sorry to use my blog as a shoutbox like this- but i figured it was worth a shot.

thisishangingrockcomics:

i was unpacking a box earlier when i found this cd tucked inside an issue of national geographic- can’t believe i actually found this old thing again. it’s a cd i made when i was about 16 and my only discernible goal in life was to get out of indiana. god, this is so me at 16.




the track listing:
Small Town – Lou Reed & John Cale
This Way Is Out – Glaxo Babies
Box Elder – Pavement
Lonely Town – Guided by Voices
Drivin’ on 9 – The Breeders
Let’s Go – The Feelies
She’s Leaving Home – The Beatles
From a Motel 6 – Yo La Tengo
A New Career in a New Town – David Bowie
Leave the Planet – Galaxie 500
No Place Called Home – The June Brides
Running Away – The Colourfield
Devil Town – Daniel Johnston
Kerosene – Big Black
Now I Ride Alone – The Dream Syndicate
Anywhere Else But Here – The First Steps
Daddy’s Highway – The Bats
World of her Own – The Wake
Leave Them all Behind – Ride
Dream Baby Dream – Black Tambourine
Losing my Taste for the Night Life – Arthur Russell
listen // download





i realized last week that i missed the perfect opportunity use smog’s “hit the ground running”  and i’m so perturbed this cd feels flawed without it.

fuck 16-year-old me

thisishangingrockcomics:

the track listing:

  1. Small Town – Lou Reed & John Cale
  2. This Way Is Out – Glaxo Babies
  3. Box Elder – Pavement
  4. Lonely Town – Guided by Voices
  5. Drivin’ on 9 – The Breeders
  6. Let’s Go – The Feelies
  7. She’s Leaving Home – The Beatles
  8. From a Motel 6 – Yo La Tengo
  9. A New Career in a New Town – David Bowie
  10. Leave the Planet – Galaxie 500
  11. No Place Called Home – The June Brides
  12. Running Away – The Colourfield
  13. Devil Town – Daniel Johnston
  14. Kerosene – Big Black
  15. Now I Ride Alone – The Dream Syndicate
  16. Anywhere Else But Here – The First Steps
  17. Daddy’s Highway – The Bats
  18. World of her Own – The Wake
  19. Leave Them all Behind – Ride
  20. Dream Baby Dream – Black Tambourine
  21. Losing my Taste for the Night Life – Arthur Russell

listen // download

i realized last week that i missed the perfect opportunity use smog’s “hit the ground running” and i’m so perturbed this cd feels flawed without it. fuck 16-year-old me

Piece from a series I created as part of a partnership with CBS Films. Its based on their new film “What If” starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan - playing in select cities. Here’s the trailer:
http://youtu.be/frvkyNg3nIo?list=PL5AC161C4CF3D3415

Piece from a series I created as part of a partnership with CBS Films. Its based on their new film “What If” starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan - playing in select cities. Here’s the trailer:

http://youtu.be/frvkyNg3nIo?list=PL5AC161C4CF3D3415

confession

gen has spent the entirety of the 2 months i’ve known her using every opportunity she can to tease me for having stuffy interests then last night she finally took me to her apartment and i met her cats gorky and gladkov and now i can’t stop laughing about it

girl names her pets after the who’s who of russian socialist novelists then calls me pretentious for spinning oliveros god we’re hopeless i really think we were meant to find each other

Private Armies - Vivien Goldman (1981) 

Piece from a series I created as part of a partnership with CBS Films. Its based on a scene from their new film “What If” starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan - playing in select cities. Here’s the trailer:
http://youtu.be/frvkyNg3nIo?list=PL5AC161C4CF3D3415

Piece from a series I created as part of a partnership with CBS Films. Its based on a scene from their new film “What If” starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan - playing in select cities. Here’s the trailer:

http://youtu.be/frvkyNg3nIo?list=PL5AC161C4CF3D3415

front and back covers of the HANL comic book i made for riley a little while ago (see a page from it here.) for whatever reason the static gives a blue cast on camera but is black in person. 

i’m pleased with how it turned out though- would it be copyright infringement to add a few more pages then get some copies printed to sell? dan barrett’s the last person i want to be sued by.

i honestly don’t care if people repost my stuff without credit or anything that’s life but god you’re killing me with these tags 

give me a break

i honestly don’t care if people repost my stuff without credit or anything that’s life but god you’re killing me with these tags 

give me a break

going through childhood pictures i never unpacked after the move feeling a droll wash of both wistful nostalgia and “toddler me had neat clothes i would definitely still wear that outfit”

going through childhood pictures i never unpacked after the move feeling a droll wash of both wistful nostalgia and “toddler me had neat clothes i would definitely still wear that outfit”