paul lyons


paul lyons of hidden fortress press will be debuting the new monster book at SPX in bethesda, md this year! i have a comic in it, a long with a bunch of other dudes.

“the new MONSTER is finally upon us! 200 pages of comics, offset printed in two colors, with letterpress and silkscreen covers by Heather Benjamin.

here is a full list of the contributing artists:

Tom Toye, Edie Fake, Brittany Hague, Jon Vermilyea, Leif Goldberg, Mike Taylor, Sam Dollenmayer, Michael Deforge, Keith Jones, Mickey Zacchilli, Marc Bell, Molly O'Connell, Seth Cooper, Devin Flynn, Lale Westvind, Jordan Crane, Brian Ralph, Mollie Goldstrom, Paul Lyons, Mat Brinkman, Roby Newton, Walker Mettling, Andy Neal and Kevin Hooyman.

that’s a lot of talent to cram into 200 pages!

the book will be available this weekend at SPX, come by and take a look!”


Monster 2012, Debuted at SPX 2013. 
1: Interior page from my 8-page story! 2 colors of ink make a third color.
2: Cover art by Heather Benjamin!
3: It’s split into three lovely little volumes!

200 pages of comics by:
Thomas Toye, Edie Fake, Brittany Hague, Jon Vermilyea, Leif Goldberg, Mike Taylor, Sam Dollenmayer, Michael Deforge, Keith Jones, Mickey Zacchilli, Marc Bell, Molly O'Connell, Seth Cooper, Dein Flynn, LAle Westvind, Jordan Crane, Brian Ralph, Mollie Goldstrom, Paul Lyons, Mat Brinkman, Roby Newton, Walker Mettling, me (holy cow), & Kevin Hooyman. Covers & Endpages by Heather Benjamin. Printed by Paul Lyons & Roby Newton, Hidden Fortress Press.

Paul will get these online for sale at some point, I’m sure. I’ll post when it happens.

Creator Q + A: Paul Lyons
Linework NW is at its heart a gathering of remarkable creators, editors, illustrators, cartoonists, and publishers who represent some of the best work that is being produced in these mediums today.

Each day from now until the show we are going to be highlighting the amazing creators of Linework NW in a series of interviews conducted by the awesome folks over at Gridlords. Today’s spotlight is on Paul Lyons of Hidden Fortress Press.

Describe the first piece of art that changed your life. When was it? How old were you? Where on the planet were you standing?  When I was a kid, I think the grown-up world was not as concerned with shielding horrible things from the innocent minds of children as the kids growing up today. My grandmother gave me a King Arthur book illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren for Christmas when I was 5, and that book was filled with terrible, wonderful things: Sir Tor slicing off the arm of a giant, the witch Vivien turning men into stone, Lancelot cleaving heads in two (with one hand tied behind his back, mind you)… oh it warped me, to be certain.

If you were in charge of a small press show like Linework, how would your tastes shape the event?  I’d try to bring in book makers that make imperfect, hand-crafted, beautiful books, because that’s what I love. Who are five people that helped you get to the place you are now with your current work? What did they contribute?  Umm… I just took an inking class with Rick Altergott, does that count? And I wouldn’t be able to run the Hidden Fortress press without Roby Newton, she’s the only thing that keeps that old engine humming. Plus 3 more people.

What do you think you can contribute to someone else who is trying to make progress with their small press or artistic projects?  Oh geez, I’m not the right person to ask that, I think every approach I’ve made has been wrong. For the first couple of years, I had the luxury of supporting my press with my day job, but now I don’t have that anymore and it’s getting tough. I don’t know how anyone pulls it off. You’d think that if you poured all your time and energy into doing something that you love, you’d be able to support yourself doing it, but that’s simply not the case.

If you could design a monument, what would it look like and what would it represent? I’d build an ice luge in the shape of a wizened wizard’s head, where you pour lemonade down the left eyebrow and iced tea down the right, and sip Arnold Palmers from the forks of his beard. What kinds of obstacles do you encounter in your work, and how do you overcome them?  I freeze up when I draw on fancy paper, so I’ve been drawing exclusively on butcher paper.

If Linework were a country, who should be the president and why? This can be anyone in history or in the world.  Carl Yastremski. Pick a zine or small press item you really like, and promote the shit out of it right here: There’s a small press show starting up here in Providence called RIPExpo, the Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo, the first weekend of August (08/02 - 08/03). Providence has a deep and talented pool of comic artists, it’s about time we had our own show! Gridlords Interview by Emily Nilsson

HYPERALLERGIC: Monster in My Head

Ever wondered what your childhood nightmares would look like if they met your adult nightmares? Well, take a peek at Monster, the latest installation of Providence, Rhode Island’s giant, horror-themed comic book (published in October 2010, but recently made available by the Chipsylvania online store).

Monster is monstrous: at 10”x14” and 88 pages long, it’s a gigantic collection of some of Providence’s most well-known comic artists. Comic critic Sean T. Collins affectionately describes it as “gettin’ the band back together, man!” The collection’s editor, Paul Lyons, was a founding member of Fort Thunder — once a show-space and artists collaborative house in Rhode Island, now, a genre of comics spawned from the artists who lived there. Monster features many of the original Fort Thunder team as well as some newer faces in Providence’s alternative comics scene.

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[ Windells | Session 1 | Summer 2015 ]

Riders: Max Tokunagg, Dave Marx, Cody Lee, Tucker Speer, Erik Overson, Jesse Burtner, Will Dennis, Ted Boreland, Jeff Hopkins, Tony Wagner, Chris Frost, Nial Romanek, Jon Overson, Logan Laubach, Ian Daley, Bryden Bowley, Max Lyons, Max Hase, Sean Neary, Kyle Kennedy, Jesse Paul

Song: “52 Girls” by The B52s

Filmed by: Ashley-Dawn Byrd and Pat Sarnacki, Gavin Rudy, Ryan Finder, Ben McCabe, Sean Lucey
Edit: Ashley-Dawn Byrd & Pat Sarnacki
On the Trail of Paul Bocuse in Lyon | France Today
Considered the "Pope" of French cuisine, Bocuse was born in a village on the northern outskirts of Lyon.

Even the taxi drivers are gourmands in Lyon, the beating heart of French cuisine. “It isn’t the food capital of France,” Bruno insists, swinging the cab around a corner to reveal the Saône River, shimmering beneath the early-evening lamplights of the Vieux Lyon’s waterfront façades. “It is the culinary capital of the world.”

8 Great French Cities That Aren't Paris

La vie en rose.


Here’s why you should go there: If you don’t eat, don’t go to Lyon. If you do, you’ll be happy here. Outside France, Paris might be famed for its restaurants but the French themselves arguably rate Lyon even higher.

Here’s what to check out: Paul Bocuse is Lyon’s reigning chef-king, with his nouvelle cuisine palace l'Auberge du Pont de Collonges just outside the city. If that sounds a little intimidating, the 89-year-old also runs four more casual Lyon brasseries – Le Nord, l'Est, Le Sud and l'Ouest – each specialising in a scrumptiously different regional cuisine.

Not sitting at all obviously with this hallowed foodie rep is the Nuits Sonores spring music festival that makes Lyon France’s pulsating capital of electronica.

A Eurostar service now runs straight to Lyon from London.

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Here’s why you should go there: If Paris is a smartly dressed, faintly neurotic intellectual quipping about art, literature and experimental theatre, Marseille is stocky and muscular, with probably a sailor’s tattoo or two and very good at making fish soup. The pair wouldn’t get along at all at a party, but that’s fine.

Here’s what to check out: Must-sees on a first tour of France’s second largest city include the U-shaped Old Port, suave old-world cafes clinging barnacle-like to its perimeter; the labyrinthine Pannier quarter, setting for some of France’s finest detective novels; and l'Unité d'Habitation, Le Corbusier’s modernist housing masterpiece in the south of the city.

And really do try the fish soup – bouillabaisse – if you go to Marseille. Complexly flavoured and seductively delicious, it’s hard to think of a dish that better sums up a city than this literal melting pot.

Since 2015, you can get the Eurostar direct from London to Marseille. Yacht aside, it’s by far the coolest way to arrive.

Atout France/Franck Charel


Here’s why you should go there: Nice was once so popular with boater-hatted English sunseekers they named the main drag after them, Promenade des Anglais.
The soft light that bathes this Provençal city also drew artists such as Matisse, Renoir and Chagalle, and the museums dedicated to them make for transcendent gazing time.

Here’s what to check out: Consider coughing up to use a private beach, where hotels lay on luxuries like hessian rugs down to the water to protect your tootsies from the scorching pebbles. if an A-lister is sprawled a few towels down from you (it is Nice, after all), don’t acknowledge it in any way.

A last attraction: Nice’s bric-a-brac shops. The city shows off par excellence the French genius for curating other people’s possessions; you could spend your whole holiday here fossicking.

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Here’s why you should go there: Bordeaux’s 18th-century city centre is as elegant as they come, and there’s even a designer budget boutique hotel here, Philippe Starck’s Mama Shelter.

Here’s what to check out: Not drinking Bordeaux in Bordeaux would be like spurning sherry in Jerez or maybe a wheatgrass smoothie in San Francisco: incomplete, at the least, and possibly perverse.

If you’ve ever suspected the wine critics might be making it all up, come here and judge for yourself: the good stuff’s cheap by the glass, and in June there’s a mile-and-a-half of tasting stands at the Fête-du-Vin.

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from BuzzFeed - Travel

Du 1er au 12 juin 2015, nous avons organisé à L’Espace Paul Ricard de Lyon la première exposition collective des artistes présents sur le site Un lieu d’exposition exceptionnel situé en plein cœur de la ville ! Plus de 100 personnes sont venues nous rendre visite et apprécier le travail des talents présents sur la 1ère plateforme dédiée à la commande artistique.