Beef Knuckles

Bolton Blue

Posted in Uncategorized by Dice on February 6, 2011

Our buddy Pat Grant has been working on a graphic novel for nearly a year now and has put some pages online for us to marvel at. From his email that he sent around:

After working for about eleven months on my graphic novel. I have finally got something online for people to look at. http://www.boltonblue.com It’s not finished, of course, but I have about 80 pages of penciled comics that I’ll be inking, colouring and posting onto the webpage at a rate of about three a week. I don’t really expect anyone to read through a whole graphic novel on the internet but the plan is to drum up a bit of interest online then release it as a book later this year. So if you’re interested in reading long stories online you can see the thing unfold as I draw it. If you’re like me and you couldn’t bear the though of reading a long comic on a computer then I suppose you can get a feel for things and wait for the book. It reads pretty well on an ipad for those well heeled and inclined toward early adoption.”

www.boltonblue.com

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Half A Decade!

Posted in Uncategorized by Dice on September 9, 2010

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.
Peace!


Mini Comic Of The Month Club – May

Posted in Uncategorized by Dice on August 17, 2010

The Mini Comic Of The Month Club is a ‘club’ that was started by a few Oz comic artists at the end of 2009. Each month an artist does a comic and it’s sent out to all the club members. That’s 12 artists, 12 comics, 12 months. Only 50 copies of each are produced and then each recipient sells their copy on eBay for a lot of money.

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For May’s installment of The Mini Comic of The Month Club we received Ben Hutchings’ You Smell & Eye Don’t. It contains two pieces – the first is a conversation between Formula 1 driver Nigel Mansell and a boy on a street corner. The other is about packing mugs in the kitchen. Hope you like the shots below.





Mini Comic Of The Month Club – March

Posted in Uncategorized by Dice on August 4, 2010

The Mini Comic Of The Month Club is a ‘club’ that was started by a few Oz comic artists at the end of 2009. Each month an artist does a comic and it’s sent out to all the club members. That’s 12 artists, 12 comics, 12 months. Only 50 copies of each are produced and then each recipient sells their copy on eBay for a lot of money.

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March’s installment of The Mini Comic Of The Month Club is entitled A Letter To A Hoon and comes from Mandy Ord. Enjoy!




2010 Canberra Zine Fair Wrap Up

Posted in Uncategorized by Dice on July 20, 2010

We had a great time at the 2010 Canberra Zine Fair last month! There were so many people both in front and behind the stalls and nearly every single one of them was lovely. That night Bryn took us all to a house party and it was so cold there was frost on the outdoor furniture by midnight! Here’s the loot I bagged over the weekend.

Hello Goodbye
This was a great little zine which I bought for a friend. The watercolours in this were great! I’ve given it away so I’m not sure where to grab a copy. Maybe at the next zine fair?


Okay On Doomsday
This mini comic was done by Melbourne comic artist Ben Hutchings. It’s great! I really love his stuff and was stoked to get this from the Sticky Institute crew.

Paper Tattoo
This was my favourite zine from the whole fair! I bought this from a dapper dude who wore a nice hat all day. He was also at the same party we went to that night and he was still wearing the hat.


A pocket full of PRINCE
What a great little fanzine! I think you can grab a copy if you email them at littlebeatszines @ gmail.com.

Velvet Goldmine
Another really nice zine! Apparently it was completed just 2 hours before the fair started but you can’t tell. They are no contact deets on it but maybe they’ll be at the next zine fair too?


So that’s it. That’s what I got from Canberra. Bryn got a whole bunch too so hopefully he’ll post up soon as well.

Hon

Observoskop

Posted in Uncategorized by Dice on June 30, 2010

Look at this present I got from Berlin! This great little zine / comic was produced by Robert Deutsch and is called Observoskop. I can’t wax lyrical about illustration as poetically as Bryn, but I can say that these pictures are tight! Check out these shots from the zine.






Harvey The 29th

Posted in Uncategorized by roburt on June 10, 2010

As anyone who knows me knows, I do everything in slow motion. So with that excuse, here’s my delayed reaction to last month’s MCA Zine Fair – it was fuckin’ great! I saw tons of sweet zines and a whole bunch of nice people that I didn’t talk to because I’m shy. Best of all, the best zine I scored on the day was actually placed right into my lazy hands. It’s called Harvey The 29th and is created by some talented dude who goes by the name, Tinman Johnson (who sounds like an old bluesman, yet has the immaculate penmanship of a teenage girl).

The zine has the style of classic George Herriman comics (Krazy Kat and Ignatz) or those wacky Merry Melodies cartoons from the ’30s (you can kinda hear Cab Calloway bellowing some reefer swing tune in the back of your head while you read it). It’s funny and weird and shot through with some nutty absurdity (eg: a great panel of Harvey playing ten-pin bowling with a skull and bones, and another of a bunch of skeletons playing poker at the bottom of a 10-foot grave). Highly recommended!

Beef Knuckles #4 is out!

Posted in Uncategorized by Dice on May 24, 2010

Hi! We’ve just finished up at the MCA Zine Fair and had a great time. Met up with lots of people and grabbed / swapped / bought a whole bunch of zines from great zine makers. We also launched Issue #4 of Beef Knuckles. As always, we handscreen printed each cover but this time we did two different colour schemes – a fluoro pink and a light blue. There’s only 100 of each colour. If you have a lazy $4 lying around why don’t you buy a copy? Drop us a line at:
hon.boey @ gmail.com
brynmail @ gmail.com
robmoran12345 @ yahoo.com
and I’ll send one out! And don’t forget to tell us which colour cover you want.

Here is the list of contributors for this issue: Sam Hoh, Sam Thomas, MC Grammar (“it’s grammar time!”), Alison, Kate McCartney, AzzaMcKazza, DJ OG Costanza and Kell. Oh, and did I mention that we have an interview with Ian Haig, of !@#$% fame?






Mini Comic Of The Month Club – February

Posted in Uncategorized by Dice on April 12, 2010

The Mini Comic Of The Month Club is a ‘club’ started by a few Oz comic artists at the end of 2009. Each month an artist does a comic and it’s sent out to all the club members. That’s 12 artists, 12 comics, 12 months. Only 50 copies of each are produced and then sold each recipient sells their copy on eBay for a lot of money.

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For the Feb installment of The Mini Comic Of The Month Club I received this little puppy by Chris Downes. It’s called The Littel Dragun and features a main character who reminds me of Baburun from Bubble Bobble.




Mini Comic Of The Month Club – January

Posted in Uncategorized by Dice on April 7, 2010

The Mini Comic Of The Month Club is a ‘club’ started by a few Oz comic artists at the end of 2009. Each month an artist does a comic and it’s sent out to all the club members. That’s 12 artists, 12 comics, 12 months. Only 50 copies of each are produced and then sold each recipient sells their copy on eBay for a lot of money.

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Last year I signed up to be part of The Mini Comic Of The Month Club which means that I receive 12 different comics from 12 different artists. Sweet!

Here are some shots from the one I received in January, done by Beef Knuckles favourite Pat Grant.