Stumble right in, hard-living sinners. Get your mind right for another turgid week here on The Hayride.
The past few days have been spent generating the portrait commissions for Madius Comic's successfully Kickstarted project Corsair, which has been printed and is being sorted for distribution according to Nick Gonzo. The comic will be making it's official debut soon at Thought Bubble along with a few other special projects from those guys in Leeds.
Thought Bubble is throwing a monkey wrench into the Hayride's continuity as you can expect next week's interview with sassy Sally Cantirino (more on that below) to hit your airwaves sooner rather than later so as to precede her UK appearance. So if you get a chance to drop in on Thought Bubble be sure to see what those Madius miscreants have in store for you and buy everything that you possibly can from Cantirino. You'll find her with Sal Heron and Kellie Huskisson, Table 62 in the Leeds Town Hall Marquee. Tell them I sent you, then uncomfortably refuse to look away.
Yes, this week's work was commisions. Even though I had closed them for the year I was honor-bound to dish out a smattering for one of the Kickstarter tiers and naturally it's been a blast dropping my well-intentioned fans into the skin of terrible bloodthirsty cult members. Now that I stop to consider it there might be some heavy overtones locked up in that. Anyway, I'm sure they'll all be good sports about their dark sado-masochistic portrayals (like my pal with the iron shiv Jonathon up there).
Everyone else in line for Corsair art should stay frosty because it's on the way. And it's only getting more sordid.
Before I go I wanted to hep you to some remarkable comics I experienced this week from noted creator Charles Forsman. Despite his comics like The End Of The Fucking World receiving a lot of press and fame none of his comics had reached out to me on any kind of level until I snagged his absolutely wild series Slasher. Forsman told me that he's currently working on the fifth and final issue to the story and I will certainly be bringing you more about Slasher at it's conclussion. Issues one through four are a complete celebration of true comics heroin. Check them out and tell him that you got the tip off from the Hayride.
BAM! I bring you a conversation with graffiti artist and Indigenous propagandist Votan who has used his wits and will to subvert the mainstream into a conduit for his own message for the past twenty years. Being on the fringes, this interview took months.
Votan is the complete package of soft-spoken artist who's restraining a monstrous storm brewing inside at his core animating him into both creation and destruction.
He's never long on words, so soak them up while you have the chance.
Florida artist Sally Cantirino joins the Hayride where we discuss her newsest book from Black Mask, Last Song and the inter-relatable creative gulf between music and illustration. A hurricane tried to interfere with our segment but Cantirino refused to succumb.
I'll be releasing her interview slightly ahead of schedule next week in order to gel with that bomb-diggity show in Leeds mentioned above.
In the meantime follow her hilarious international travel debacle over on Twitter and read all of her fabulous stories on Gumroad. Then peek back in for the full story in a few short days right here on the Comix Voodoo Hayride.