Hair Shirt
By Patrick McEown
Author attending TCAF 2013!

Published by SelfMadeHero
Full Colour, 128 Pages, HC, $24.95

"John and Naomi were childhood sweethearts— and then they grew up. Life took them on very different paths, but accidents will happen. When their two lives intersect again, they decide to have another go at love. But this is no simple romantic rekindling: Both John and Naomi are wearing the hairshirts of miserable memories and dark nightmares, which may be too painful to shed, even if they hold each other tight again. Their terrible struggle is powerfully represented in beautifully nuanced art that reflects a soulless city, troubled love, and tense aimlessness."

Praise for Hair Shirt:

“Unlike the whimsical logic that often governs courtship comics … McEown’s characters behave with believable insecurities and are simultaneously responsible for and helpless against the deterioration of their love.”  —Publishers Weekly 

"Nothing about McEown’s dark-hued, scratchy art or his intense exploration of guilt and shame is generic.” —The A.V. Club

“With Hair Shirt, McEown constructs a dark and dreamlike visual spectacle that tackles memory and the labyrinthe of emotional trauma that can follow suit.” —The Beat 

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  • Cate:i just sent this email to some of the staff: "Good Afternoon ladies! I was wondering if I could come around later this afternoon and collect the discarded paper from your hole punchers??"
  • Cate:subject: Confetti
  • Laura:HAHA
  • Laura:that is delightful
  • Laura:Good Afternoon Ladies! Do you have any of your hair caught in your hair brushes that I could swing by and get?
  • Laura:subject: hair shirt
  • Laura:there could be creepier things to ask for. although it's good you are an adorable young chick because it would be weird if you were like, a middle aged man.
  • Cate:OMG don't ever mention hairshirts
  • Cate:i am crying at my desk
  • Laura:haha why?
  • Cate:i am laughing so loudly
  • Laura:ha oh good
  • Laura:I thought you had a traumatic hairshirt experience
  • Cate:well, who hasn't honestly
  • Laura:HA I just burst out laughing
  • Cate:omg. hairshirts, apparently that is my achilles heel of my normally perfect composure
  • Cate:i have to go get some water or somehting to calm down

the legos
the shadow puppets
the scrim

{thin veil of ambition}

we see through
transparent beings
in motion detection

it is the boundary
it is the color
it is the outline
it is the guts inside
it is the trading

one  off

let’s be asexual
close together up
let’s come apart
stuck & unstuck
by the roots of the backs
of our neck

let’s wear each other
's hairshirts

strip them off
over our heads
and laugh
'til they fall
hard & split


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A Well-Tailored World

cracked toes of shoes

blood stiff sleeve of

an old shirt

shadows that flap

and snap

sleet trapped in the oily

fibers of a hairshirt

a scar hints at years survived

from between laces

pebbles ride in a shoe’s ridges

free transcontinental travel

dust and skin shed as ballast

trash is not refuse

what gets lost between

and pushes apart

seams, cracks, raw edges

one might write forever about

lost buttons, a patched suit,

stitches in skin and how

they ride over the ribs

coat lining shredded

pockets torn out

buttons sown in strange gutters

to catch in strange shoes

The Quarter Century 25-Year-Guarantee Pants

Quarter Century pants are just like every other pair of pants you own, except you’ll still be wearing Quarter Centuries long after every other pair of pants you own has been relegated to: weekends only; the back of the closet; painting the living room; Goodwill; and the big fashion house in the sky. Quarter Century pants were designed to last in accordance with the dictionary definition of their name. And makers RPMWEST are so confident they’ll live up to it that the company isn’t just throwing around names, but 25-year guarantees to match.

According to RPMWEST, what makes Quarter Century pants endure for 25 years is their 3-Ply 100% cotton twill fabric construction. The company calls this an “extremely rare” fabric that weighs in at a tough and hefty 280 grams, but has “an amazing soft feel” rather than one I would have guessed to be somewhere between a hairshirt and dried sea urchins. Each pair comes with a 25-year durability guarantee, meaning that RPMWEST will repair them free of charge at any point during that time.

Quarter Century pants are made in Los Angeles, CA, and are running as a Kickstarter campaign through March 15, 2015. Pledge for yours in khaki, forest green, stone grey and charcoal, and get a pair of the age defiers at their wholesale price. Retail price post-production will be around $200 a pop.

Medieval Mayhem: The Bastard Executioner Begins Production, Cast Announced

There’s nothing more delicious than a big meaty epic period drama. Bloody, sexual, mystical, hairshirts, the plague! Maidens and mercenaries, banished mums and beheaded dads. There’s only one showrunner (other than Michael Hirst and he’s busy with Vikings) that I know I can trust to bring the medieval paydirt: Kurt Sutter.FX’s bastard showrunner (kidding) is going from Hamlet on Harleys to a drama steeped in middle ages England. News leaked out today that Lee Jones, Stephen Moyer, Katey Sagal, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Sam SpruellDarren Evans, Danny Sapani, Timothy V. Murphy, Sarah White, Sarah Sweeny and a smaller cryptic role by Sutter […]


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