Eamon Espey

This is the room where I draw. It’s a small room, but it serves its
purpose and I feel comfortable inside. The shades are kept drawn
tight. No one needs to know what’s going on in here.

Here’s my computer, busted desk and a ripped chair. To the left are
insect charts from 1938 and a photograph of an atomic bomb test on the
Bikini Islands.

After dipping the Hunt 107 nib in the ink jar, I tap it on a piece of
cardboard taped to the desk. The drips next to it build up over time.
After awhile it becomes a miniature landscape.

Rufus the cat hangs out the radiator on top of a fish rug my
grandmother made. She left behind many woven treasures. Although I’ve
only read the first 10 pages of the Savage Sword of Conan Volume 1, I
felt compelled to buy the first four volumes when Atomic Books put
them on sale.

I don’t know who this 3-eyed cat is, but I have a special fondness for him, especially in the ribcage of a skeleton.

The box of drawings got full. Then the binders got full. Now I just
stack them on top of one another. The afghan came from 70’s and
belonged to my hippie parents. I like looking at the map of the world.
It reminds me of the all the places and all the people.

Life Science and Nature Library: I got most of these in a free
bookstore in Baltimore called the Book Thing. Usually there are scraps
of tracing paper on the floor. I rip a piece off a giant scroll and
then work out the drawings. Then I transfer them onto Bristol with a
light box making adjustments as needed.

Action photo from last year.




The NEW Spit and a Half site is all designed, it’s just taking me awhile to upload the OVER 600 Kool Komix and Zines I have in stock to the new system.  Right now I’m about 1/3 of the way there.  Jeez.  I will of course let you know once it goes live.  I’m hoping for late April.

Meanwhile, here are some grand new titles I have in stock JUST FOR YOU!  No descriptions, but feel free to order!

Niv BAVARSKY: Piggy (Retrofit/Big Planet) - $4
Josh BAYER/Pat AULISIO: The Greater Good (SAW/Yeah Dude/IAMWAR) - $4
Box BROWN: Sock (SAW Editions) - $3
Gabriel CORBERA: Days Longer Than Long Pork Sausages (Space Face) - $15
Antoine COSSE: Harold (Retrofit/Big Planet) - $6
Max DE RADIGUES: Bastard #1 (Oily Comics) - $5
Eamon ESPEY: Wormdye #5 (Self-published) - $6
Kelly FROH: Nasty Day (Self-published) - $3
Kelly FROH: This Body is a Lemon (Self-published) - $3
Marthe JUNG: Substrat (Space Face) - $6
Alex KIM: Dumpling King #6 (Oily Comics) - $1
Akino KONDOH: Nothing Whatsoever All Out in the Open (Retrofit/Big Planet) - $6
KUŠ #20: All-Portuguese Issue! (KUŠ) = $12
Tim LANE: Abandoned Cars Softcover (Fantagraphics) - $19
Matt MADDEN: Drawn Onward (Retrofit/Big Planet) - $5
John F. MALTA: Baboom #2 (Space Face) - 6
Olivier SCHWAUREN: Mowgli’s Mirror (Retrofit/Big Planet) - $8
Ben SEA: Eyelash Out (Retrofit/Big Planet) - $4
Josh SIMMONS: Dip Your Dock (Sketchbooks) (Oily Comics) - $6
Josh SIMMONS/James ROMBERGER: Daddy (Oily Comics) - $2
Liz SUBURBIA: Cyanide Milkshake #6 (CZAP Books) - $2
Jack TEAGLE: The Unmentionables (Retrofit/Big Planet) - $6
Noah VAN SCIVER: Blammo #8.5 (Kilgore Books) - $6
Steven WEISSMAN: Mutiny on the Mousey (SAW/Sweat Press) - $7
Julia WERTZ: Museum of Mistakes - The Complete Fart Party (Atomic Books) - $24