I’m part of an art collective that does themed illustrations, and this past week’s theme was “Vikings” (as selected by me). I initially wanted to show a battle or a duel between two warriors, but ultimately I decided to go with a quieter scene where we find a lone Viking committing suicide having just been seduced/tricked by a Siren. I also wanted to find a comfortable middle ground for her design that made her appear sexual, beautiful and creepy all at once, while retain a calm visage. I will be selling this as a print on Society 6 ( http://society6.com/aerodynamicmountains/Viking-eiK_Print ) as well as at my upcoming comic conventions, starting with the BostonComicCon. Enjoy! -L

Hello, friends!

First thing: I’ll have a piece in an upcoming show at Gallery Nucleus, Oootopia: An Artgebraic Tribute to Adventure Time. More info on the show and when it opens can be found over here! You can click on my piece up above to get a closer look.

Second thing: My friends Nathaniel MacDonald and Danny Djeljosevic recently interviewed me for their awesome podcast, Comics You Can Dance To. You can give it a listen over at Comics Bulletin!

"Poetry comics (or comics poems) are unlike anything I’ve experienced before with either form by itself. Something new happens when you take the visual efficiency of comics and suffuse it with the lexical efficiency of poetry. Vice-versa, when the imagistic language of poetry is illuminated with the linework of comics, some of your synaptic junctions alight with new intensity in the process of understanding. It’s exquisite and gorgeous and graceful and a feast for your brain and your eyes."

š! #18 ‘Poetry’ reviewed by Daniel Elkin on the Comics Bulletin.

Daniel Elkin and Jason Sacks of the Comics Bulletin have reviewed Jesse Jacobs’ Safari Honeymoon with a thoughtful tête-à-tête review.

“Part jungle adventure, part “psychedelic sojourn”, part biblical allegory, part gender study, part contemporary commentary, Safari Honeymoon is much more than the sum of its parts; it becomes its own thing by being unlike almost anything else.” — Daniel Elkin, Comics Bulletin 

Safari Honeymoon, as an exemplar of the next generation of comics storytelling, takes the medium to a different place, a place that may be best analogous to poetry.” — Jason Sacks, Comics Bulletin

Head on over to Comics Bulletin for the full review!

Here is the final colored version of Catwoman. As said, I will be selling this image as a print at the many upcoming conventions (BostonCon and HeroesCon) but will also be selling them online. If interested, please contact me at loganfaerber@gmail.com or message me here on tumblr. The print can be to whatever size you’d like. Hope you like it!

Prints can be found here…

http://society6.com/aerodynamicmountains/Catwoman-x5z_Print

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Look what happens when you step away from the interwebs for a few hours! An enormous, giant, epic review (on The Comics Bulletin site) of Derek Van Gieson’s Eel Mansions #2! It’s so big, it needed two writers! It’s really impossible to describe, so just go and read what Keith and Daniel have to say. Here’s just a tiny excerpt about the anxiety of influence:

Maybe this is the ‘uncertainty principle’ you mentioned, Elkin, the bit about: ‘uncertainty between what has come before and the possibilities of the road untraveled?’ Do these characters suffer from an anxiety of influences? Weaned on the tit of late 20th century pop culture, do they struggle to transcend these cultural touchstones that have made them who they are? And as creative folk, interpreters of our culture, mirror-holder-uppers, is this a problem? Because there’s always going to be a Jaque who asks: ”Do you even like Jazz?” or ”Does the funny animal genre make it easier for you to dispense your unpopular opinons?” and ”How long do you intend to run away?”

There is SO MUCH MORE! The whole thing is a really fun read. Check it out! And then, get your own copy here!

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Renee French’s latest release Baby Bjornstrand has scored a four star review at the Comics Bulletin.

“There’s a sense of menace here, but there’s also a sense of peace and joy, kids having fun, perhaps despite the obstacles that they face. Kids abide, after all, and part of the charm of French’s Bjornstrand is in the way that it feels like a child’s dream come alive in an oblique way.” — Jason Sacks, Comics Bulletin

Read the whole review here!

This week’s update for Comics Bulletin is in celebration of my first year in comics. There will be an article attached after the weekend delving in my experiences, thrills and chills starting out, but for now - ART!

I’m incredibly lucky for what I’ve gotten to do in the last twelve months, and I thank each and every one of you for being a part of it. It’s humbling. Always humbling. It stuns me how little time as passed and how many people have tuned in. Here’s to 2012!

"These crude figures, with their bare, unfleshed world, appear to my eyes much as the people of 79 AD do in imagination; sketchy, lacking detail. They are not the toga-wearing sensualists of movies and cable shows, not history’s cultural elite, enviably sophisticated yet reassuringly barbaric. They are marks on the paper of the past, drowned in ashes. All that I can comprehend of them is their humanity, their poor doomed humanity. The rest is embellishment."

- Taylor Lilley reviewing Pompeii for Comics Bulletin’s Top Ten Original Graphic Novels of 2013

As someone who reads comics, watches art film and listens to metal, I’m in a unique position to be driven totally insane by neophytes dipping their toes into the things I’m into and having the nerve-the gall!-to call themselves “fans.” I spend a significant amount of time researching the things I’m into and going on excavation digs to find hidden gems in the various forms of art that I love, and so when someone says they’re a huge Batman fan after only having seen the Nolan movies, or when someone says they’re really into “indie” movies when the only non-blockbusters they’ve ever seen are a smattering of Wes Anderson films and Juno, or when somebody tries to claim membership to the Metal Club by holding up a Disturbed album as identification, my gut reaction is to get a little irritated, maybe even to retort with a catty putdown. After all, I’m the one who’s spent hours, years, of my life plunging the depths of the things I’ve loved. I’ve earned the right to call myself a “fan”-how dare you exercise the same privilege after such nominal involvement in that which you purport to love?


And then, once that initial wash of indignation has subsided, I climb down off my high horse. I keep in mind that there are people out there who can name every title that the Buscema brothers have ever worked on, down to the issue numbers; I remember that there are film buffs out there that would laugh in my face if I told them that I had never seen a film by Bela Tarr; I consider all the black metal kids with their fathomless collections of demo tapes culled from all over the world and reflect that I will never in my life match their dedication. Fandom is a curious thing: You can’t seem to claim membership if you don’t try to kick someone else off the docket, and a lot of the time, if you’re to believe your peers, your credentials don’t seem to be as sound as you think they are, especially if you’re a woman or a teenager. Everyone is going to have to take part in a Beta-Male Headbutting Championship over the things they love at some point, but for those two groups it can practically be a given before entering a conversation.

—  I wrote this article for Comics Bulletin. Like everyone else in the world I was inspired to write something about Tony Harris’ absurd outburst on Facebook. I do think that elitism has a tendency to be kind of inherent in any subculture but you fight against that, for God’s sake, you don’t revel in it. 

I’m currently wrapping up a project that I’ve been working on with Erik Craddock. The story is a 15 page comic that will appear in an upcoming anthology being printed and distributed by Ape Entertainment about the seven deadly sins; our story is “Envy”. It won’t be released until later this year, but for now I will leave you with this preview of the first “title” page. I’m yet to include dialogue, so it’s up to you to create it for now. Stay tuned for more soon! I’m also working on two other comics as well and I’ll have updates on those titles soon as well. -L