When I was about 7 I got a tick in my scalp from a trip in the woods. My parents “heated” it out, which was gross as it is, but wasn’t helped by me screaming that they were going to set my hair on fire.
“Gordon Smalls Endures the Wasteland” by Gabby Schulz on What Things Do! Finally! I talked to Schulz for Filling Spaces (my podcast that I’ve only done one episode for because I’m the worst and don’t have time anymore except time to sit on here and read comics? Please don’t be angry with me.) and I’m happy I did because since then, I’ve seen more and more and more of his beautifully done stuff. I love his controlled mania. It’s as if his emotions live in his hand and his brain keeps a check on it so it doesn’t just fly all over the page, but wanders until it’s an inch from breaking.
Publisher: Secret Acres ISBN: 9780996273916 Specs: 84 pages, 8.60 x 11.90 inches Price: $28.50 CAN
The award winning author of monsters explores the political issues that affect our personal health in his new book, Sick.
“Last year, he got our attention for his disturbingly brilliant graphic novel Monsters… . Gabby Schulz has gone on to create a similarly unnerving web comic series titled Sick."—Flavorwire
The author of the perennial classic, Monsters (written as Ken Dahl), Gabby Schulz returns with a new graphic novel, Sick, which Hicksville author Dylan Horrocks calls "a punch in the face and well worth reading.” Like Monsters, Sick focuses on health and social policy, this time expanding from the subject of STDs and their stigma to the larger, hot-button issue of national healthcare.
Severely ill, uninsured, alone, and confined to his bed for weeks, Schulz was left searching—only to find himself. Sick documents his discovery in gory, glorious, water-colored detail, finally completed and collected here for the first time in a beautiful, album-sized hardcover edition.
Since Monsters, Schulz has produced a host of online comics including SEXISM, a viral sensation written up everywhere from the Stranger to Scientific American. The web-serialized Sick was an Ignatz Award nominee for Outstanding Online Comic. His work has appeared on narrative.ly and BuzzFeed and in Arthur magazine.
Gabby Schulz, sometimes known as Ken Dahl, grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii. His graphic novel, Monsters won two Ignatz Awards, was an Eisner Award nominee, and was a Best American Comics selection. His other works include the collection Welcome to the Dahl House and the web comic Sick, an Ignatz Award nominee for Outstanding Online Comic. Schulz currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.
Come celebrate the release of Arthur’s first new issue in four years at a free party on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Floating World Comics, Arthur’s new co-publisher. We’ll have original comic art on display from contributors Rick Veitch and Gabby Schulz. FWC honcho/Arthur co-publisher Jason Leivian will be there, and Arthur Art Director Yasmin Khan is rumored to be stopping by. Plus: Betel nuts, and other surprises.
“I guess I’m still really attracted to that autobiographical stuff – dirty secrets, gossip, voyeurism; getting a peek underneath the veneer of someone’s public persona to the really awful and disarming and pure, lovely, human mess that convention and sanity can’t expose. All the things that civilization is designed to snuff out, diminish or regulate, basically – the urges, vulnerabilities, fears, and dreams that hinder the smooth gear work of hierarchy, convenience, and tepid industrial business-as-usual.” - Schulz in a 2007 interview with Steve Bissette
Gabby Schulz/(pen name: Ken Dahl) is a gifted story teller whose cartooning work is jarringly incisive. It’s a real shame that not that many people know his work.
Been doin some master studies lately, or rather, 10-20 minute swipes. From top: Basil Wolverton from Culture Corner, Dan Clowes from 20th c. Eightball, Gabby Schulz from Monsters, Jim Woodring from Seafood Platter + Dive Deep, Shawn Kerri from the hardcore kid drawings. I know it ain’t mush but hey, content is content!!!!!!!!!!!