Now taking direct pre-orders for TWO DEAD, out 11/19/19!

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My new graphic novel Two Dead (written by Van Jensen, drawn by me, color by Erin Tobey) will be released on November 19th from Gallery 13— if you’d like a signed/sketched copy directly from me, you may order here!

* Due to our evil, fascist regime backing out of an international postal alliance, international shipping has skyrocketed in the last few years, making foreign orders unrealistic— so I’m only taking direct US mailorders. I’m sorry— yet another reason to get this wicked criminal syndicate out of power.

ISBN 978-1501168956

You may also pre-order from your local comics shop, your local indie bookstore, or Amazon here.

Here’s an exclusive excerpt from Oxford American!

Here’s another excerpt from Paste!

On release day, November 19th, Van and I will be having a discussion/signing in Little Rock, Arkansas, in cooperation with Oxford American’s South Words series. Get tickets here!

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TWO DEAD cover reveal and exclusive excerpt!

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Van Jensen and I are thrilled to unveil the cover of our forthcoming graphic novel Two Dead, which will be released on November 19th by Gallery 13! This cover was a collaboration with graphic designer and friend Chris Ross, who’s worked with me on many of my books over the years.

Over at Paste, check out a few words from Van and I about the book, as well as an exclusive excerpt from the book— this is the first time to show snippets of the finished art, with a color treatment by designer/visual artist/musician Erin Tobey! Erin has also done lots of behind-the-scenes production and design work on my comics, but this is the first time to directly collaborate on the finished art itself, and we’re both so happy with how it’s turned out.

Below are some more panel details from the book— stay tuned for more, and please pre-order the book here at your local comics shop, local indie bookstore, directly from me, or Amazon. Thank you!

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MARCH: BOOK THREE signed pre-orders w/ free ERIN TOBEY "Middlemaze" download!

MARCH: BOOK THREE will be debuting at San Diego Comic Con on July 21st, and will be available everywhere on August 2nd!

I'm taking orders NOW for signed mailorder copies directly from me-- and for the rest of the summer, ALL book orders will include a free digital download of the fantastic Erin Tobey's landmark Middlemaze album-- hands-down, the best album of 2016!

Erin is an immensely talented and inspiring creative force, one of the best friends and finest people I've ever known-- she's also been involved with the design and production end of some of my comics work, and is a great cartoonist herself (and for comics trivia, is the person after whom Ruth from Swallow Me Whole is physically modeled). I'm so proud to team up with her on both of our new endeavors, and hope to spread her album far and wide. (If you're interested, she's also made tons of music in the bands Brenda's FriendFull Sun, Vollmar, Fat Shadow, Tammar, Pink Razors, Mt. Gigantic, and Abe Froman.)

You can also get a digital copy directly from Erin here, and order LP/cassette copies from Let's Pretend Records here.

Book orders will be shipping out as soon as the books arrive from the printer in late July. Also debuting at SDCC will be the limited-edition MARCH trilogy slipcase edition-- I won't be selling any copies directly, but you can order them from Top Shelf/IDW here.

Thanks, spread the word, and see you in San Diego! Stay tuned for an updated Team MARCH schedule of events and signings for the rest of the year.

ERIN TOBEY & FULL SUN on Southeast/East Coast tour this week!


If you live between the Gulf Of Mexico and New England, go see Erin Tobey and Full Sun on tour from May 16-25!

Erin Tobey is one of my favorite songwriters in underground music, in addition to being an amazing visual artist and one of my favorite human beings. Over the years she's been a part of Abe Froman, Mt. Gigantic, Pink Razors, Fat Shadow, and sometimes Tammar. She'll have a series of new screenprints available on tour, and is recording a much-anticipated second solo album this year.


Full Sun is the solo endeavor of Jeff Grant (also of The Sands, Fat Shadow, Pink Razors, and Stop It!!), and will be touring as a two-people-and-a-hologram band-- not to be missed! He's got a new cassette and a brand-new 7" for this tour.


Here's the FB event, with the dates posted here too:

MAY 16-- Chattanooga TN @ Anarchtica
MAY 19-- Florida-- please email erintobey@gmail to help!
MAY 20-- DeLeon Springs FL @ Surf 13 Barn
MAY 21-- Gainesville FL @ The Backyard
MAY 22-- St. Augustine FL @ Nobby's
MAY 23-- North Carolina-- please email erintobey@gmail.com to help!
MAY 24-- Richmond VA @ The Cat Mansion in Church Hill
MAY 25-- Philadelphia PA @ The Mitten



New poster by Erin Tobey for Bloomington Sex Salon!


Here's an awesome new poster by versatile drawing-mate Erin Tobey for the first Bloomington Sex Salon, hosted by sex researcher and educator Dr. Debby Herbenick, and featuring Dr. Bryant Paul discussing his research related to the nature and effects of sexually explicit media. It's happening at The Bishop on Sunday, February 17th-- here's the FB page.

Check out more of Erin Tobey's work here, her solo musical project and previous band Fat Shadow, and her label Houseplant Records.

R.I.P. Fat Shadow; new musical goings-on


This is a quick post in recognition of one of my favorite Bloomington-area bands, Fat Shadow, who recently called it quits. Fat Shadow was a perfect punk-meets-classic rock storm, carved from the spaces where Heart meets X, where Jefferson Airplane meets Dinosaur Jr.




In their time, they managed to release the outstanding Foot Of Love LP, which is available here on vinyl/download and here as a direct download

(Here are a ton of live Fat Shadow photos I took over the years as well.)

In the meantime, definitely check out these jams from its members:

Purple 7 is a new Replacements-meets-Guided By Voices power trio with Chris Mott (Fat Shadow, Door-Keys, Landlord), Will Staler (Defiance Ohio, Landlord), and Patrick Jennings (Hot New Mexicans). They've got an incredible 5-song 12" out now on Let's Pretend Records (and here's the download), and are currently touring as well.

Here's a video for their song "Poison Ivy."



Fat Shadow drummer Jeff Grant (also of Pink Razors and Stop It!!) has a solo band project called Full Sun, with two tapes under his belt, both still available as downloads. I highly recommend the Bare Floor recording! He's also playing guitar and singing in The Sands, a new band featuring folks from Memory Map, Magnolia Electric Co., and Coke Dares, as well as internet cat-celebrity Lil Bub's human caretaker.



Bassist/wailer Erin Tobey is currently in the process of hammering out what will be a stunning second solo album; her classic 2005 debut is still available as an LP here and download here. She is also an accomplished multimedia artist and has recently teamed up musically with Tammar, Vollmar, and one-off Donna Summer cover band Bad Girls.



Vocalist Daun Fields also performs and records as Vera Maleta, and released several albums fronting The Door-Keys. She also has a blog called Crocosmia, chronicling her relationship to magic, growth, and the creative spirit.

Group exhibit at The Owlery in Bloomington!



I'll have some original artwork on display/for sale in a group exhibit at The Owlery (118 W. 6th Street) in Bloomington IN-- the show is in conjunction with this weekend's Plan-It-X Fest, and 15% of the artwork sales will go to benefit Mother Hubbard's Cupboard (an essential public food pantry).

My stuff will be alongside works by Erin Tobey, Ryan Woods, Matt Tobey, Sean Mahan, Chris Clavin, Izzy Jarvis, Megan March Mink, Rich Diem, Emily Timm, Alan Crenshaw, and Rebecca Redman.

The show's opening will be Friday, June 22nd from 11pm-1am, and will remain up until August. The Facebook event page is here.

See you there!

Soophie Nun Squad albums now available for download!

Soophie Nun Squad was a 10-piece, way-over-the-top punk ensemble I was in from 1992-2006, based in Little Rock, AR. Our last three records are now available digitally from Plan-It-X Records for less than $5 each-- download links are below.

Members of Soophie Nun Squad were/are also part of Humanbeast, Universe, V Manuscript, Tem Eyos Ki, Divorce Chord, Wait, Bloodhuff, Boomfancy, Sand City, The Insides, Shake Ray Turbine, William Martyr 17, Madeline, Sugar And The Raw, The Evelyns, R.I.O.T.S., Rainy Day Regatta, Deadbird, Zucura, The Body, and dozens more bands.

If anyone has photos or video of Soophie Nun Squad or Tem Eyos Ki, please email me!


The Devil, The Metal, The Big Booty Beats (2000)


Soophie Nun Squad/ Abe Froman split LP (2003)


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NEW SITE DESIGN/ Digital Downloads!

Welcome to the redesigned site, completely made over by Erin Tobey-- check out her site to see her design, illustration, sewing, and craft work!

In the store section, you'll also find links to download digital copies of Swallow Me Whole, Any Empire, the Universe CD, and a link to pre-order The Silence Of Our Friends!

Exhibition at THE FEST 10 in Gainesville FL this month!

If you're headed down to Florida at the end of October, gaggles of punk bands will be playing in Gainesville's own Fest! My artwork will be part of a group exhibition at Display (439 S. Main Street), alongside the talented Erin Tobey, Sean Mahan, Adee Roberson, and many more.

The show runs from Thursday, Oct. 27 through Sunday, October 30th, and is curated by Edie Snyder and Samantha Jones.

Opening Party: Thursday Oct. 27th, from 7-11pm featuring DJ CURBCUT and CAVE RAVE.
Art Walk:  Friday Oct. 28th, from 6-11pm.

The exhibition is open to the public throughout the weekend from 1-9pm.
Come out, peep some art, snack, and buy some artwork if you can!

FAT SHADOW eastern US tour this month!



Check out the phenomenal Fat Shadow (folks from Pink Razors, Landlord, Erin Tobey, Abe Froman, Door-Keys) in the following cities:
  • AUGUST 15 - GREENVILLE, SC @ 801 Perry St
  • AUGUST 16 - RICHMOND, VA @ sprout
  • AUGUST 18 - PHILADELPHIA, PA @ the marvelous!
  • AUGUST 19 - BROOKLYN, NY @ Manifesta loft
  • AUGUST 20 - BROOKLYN, NY @ tompkins st house
  • AUGUST 21 - BROOKHAVEN, NY @ 2579 MONTAUK HWY
  • AUGUST 22 - PITTSBURGH, PA @ shadow lounge
  • AUGUST 23 - ATHENS, OH @ BROWN TOWN
  • AUGUST 24 - COLUMBUS, OH @ carabar
  • AUGUST 25 - CINCINNATI, OH @ the drinkery
  • AUGUST 26 - COLUMBUS, IN @ FORK AFTER DARK
You can check updates/show details on their Facebook page here or at Houseplant Records, and download their Foot Of Love album here.