Here are some jokes my friend Aamer and I made up this week:
Q: What did Bob Marley do with PDF documents?
A: He rastarised them
Q: Why were the bitmap and jpeg fighting?
A: Because they couldn’t find a proper resolution.
Q: Why did the text box vote Greens?
A: Because it was left aligned.
Q: What do you call a present wrapped in newspaper?
A: A text wrap.
Q: What do designers call a handjob?
A: A 5pt stroke.
Q: What did the Swatch watch say when it was asked the time?
A: C=100 M=20 Y=15 K=0
Q: What is the latest trend in street art?
A: ⌘+V ups
Both Top Shelf and Drawn and Quarterly are having big sales on at the moment! Over at Top Shelf they’ve slashed prices of graphic novels to US$1-$3!! I just spent $30 and have A STACK of comics including those pictured above.
And at Drawn and Quarterly they’re selling most of their stock with 40% off. Crazy. Now’s the time to catch up on all those Chester Brown issues you were missing, not to mention their other superstars such as Tomine, Seth, Clowes and Nilsen.
We’ve been working hard to get Issue #5 out in time for the This Is Not Art Zine Fair which is being held in Newcastle on Oct 3. I haven’t seen Bryn for days, which means that he’s been hunched over his desk finishing up his comic. He’s told me that it features Godzilla, a giant pterodactyl (since when did this word have a ‘p’ in it?), the Beastie Boys and love. I’ve got the first page and it looks great! Check it out at the bottom of the post.
Robbie’s on deadline for his real job which is good for us because he’s been procrastinating by writing his Beef Knuckles stuff. He’s already sent me 1200 words about his favourite band La Casa Azul. And as usual I’m filling up my wallet with post-it to-do lists which make me worry every time I get my wallet out to buy a Wagon Wheel.
We’ve also got a whole bunch of other stuff coming out for this issue including a rather icy interview with Eddie Campbell and another Q&A with Anne Koyama from Koyama Press who we’ve featured on the blog before.
So check out the first page of Bryn’s comic below and also enjoy the vid of La Casa Azul’s track, ‘Como un Fan’.
And, if you guys are going to be at TINA come say hi! And if you aren’t able to get table space, let us know – I’m sure there’ll be space on ours for a few extra zines.