Thursday, February 11, 2010


sampling of subjects mentioned/ covered in today's class "COMIC CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT"
MCAD COM 3030_01
Zak Sally, instructor.

-- a request for 8-sided Dungeons and Dragons dice (request granted after first break, followed by obligatory joke about "hit points")
-- Jimmy Webb/ "Wichita Lineman"/ Glen Campbell
-- Fred Flintstone
-- The Shaggs (with repeated in-class playing of "My Friend Foot Foot")
-- Jack Kirby
-- Turns out the main guy from Men Without Hats had a solo career and is a great guitar player?
-- Horse Pills (subject quickly changed)
-- Hippies
-- If I Were the King Of Comics
-- Extreme
-- Nuno Bettencourt
-- Hobo Bindles
-- "Remember The Magic" = 14 beers
-- foreshortening.

Thursday, February 04, 2010


there's a great radio show out of Vancouver called "Inkstuds" which is just interviews with cartoonists (and they are all archived, which is fantastic): this week they put up the interview with yours truly, so if you want to listen to me have a real difficult time forming sentences (and hear the "secret track" from the Sub Pop 7" which is essentially me screaming and swearing for 3 minutes straight...god bless Canada for allowing such horrible filth to sully their airwaves...), you can listen to it here: (and find my name...easy.)

also, there's this nice interview & review from a site called Bookmunch:’ve-got-to-figure-out-a-way-to-not-throw-that-chair-across-the-room-an-interview-with-zak-sally-author-of-like-a-dog/

also: in both these things, i formally announce the next La Mano project: "The Deitch Files", a portfolio of seminal underground cartoonist Kim Deitch's rarely seen "Story Pages"; it will appear in both a "regular" edition, and a signed and numbered "deluxe" edition.
it is, in all honesty, going to be completely amazing, and i'm honored to be the guy putting this thing out into the world.
i'll be posting more details soon, but my hope/ plan is to premiere this thing at MOCCA.

ok that's it be well.