SURPRISE! iPub FIVE!


The synchrocitude just keeps a-flowin'. NAMASTE, Y'ALL!

One of the pieces of original art I sold Saturday was an old ad for my first TMNT guest shot. And it just happens to serve double duty as "part two" of I Published Black & White. Isn't it cute the way everything was all about ME ME ME back then? I'm sure glad I outgrew THAT! That's pretty cool the way I don't talk about myself all the time now, isn't it? I'm really getting better at that! Right? Feel free to comment on the great progress I am making in that area.

Next: part 6-8

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

You called?

--Benjamin D. Brucke

Marky Mark said...

No, seriously.
E-mail me.
Are you another one of those "behind the curtain" folks?

Anonymous said...

I don't mean to be cryptic, Mark. I just don't like to give out my email address to people I don't really know. More specifically, I've seen what can happen when certain people on the tcj.com messboard get hold of your email address. Andrei, for instance, has complained several times on the board about abusive email that's been sent to him, and, well, I've been on the unpopular side of enough arguments at tcj.com over the years to have reason to be concerned that I might also become a target for abusive email, if only people knew where to send it. It's not a matter of being one of those "behind the curtain" folks. Rather, it's simply a matter of protecting myself from annoying "back-channel" disputes. When I have something to say to the regulars at tcj.com, I mainly say it publicly, on the messboard, or on their blogs, and I am perfectly happy to have them post their replies to me, sarcastic or sincere, in the same public venues.

That being said, however, if you could give me some hint as to why you wish me to contact you by email, and some assurance that you'll keep my email address private, I might be convinced... I just hope it's not about the Mufatti business... because although I think most of the criticism of Mufatti has been way off base, I'm not enough of a fan to want to keep myself between Mufatti and the firing line... truth be told, I'm no fan at all, but the Harvey stuff can be done well or done badly, and from what I've been able to dig up onlin, I'd say that Mufatti does it better than most...

--Benjamin D. Brucke

Marky Mark said...

eh - forget it

eeTeeD said...

don't worry, mark. i'll figure out some way to get rid of these things once they are made.
maybe we can burn them and roast doggies on them.
it's like those monks that make the intricate sculptures out of yak butter, and then all that work melts and rots away into nothing. when you ask them why they go to all the trouble to make them when they know they will soon melt away the monks reply, "it's not the destination, it's the journey."

Benny said...

Hey Pumpie!
It's so cool the way this turned up next!
I remember it well. And I like it when you talk about yourself. It's the only thing that's halfway as interesting as me talking about MYself!

Next we oughta dig out the 20NudeDancers20
genius. Does this blog community know about that little pub? Or any of the Lillian Spencer Drake?

So much. So much.

Oh joy!

Anonymous said...

20 Nude Dancers 20 rocks. And who is this Benjamin D. Brucke dolt? Doesn't he know he's talking to one of the best cartoonists on earth? What a pontificating idiot.

-- Simon S. Thinksbenjaminisadork

eeTeeD said...

no, brucke is okay. we were just hoping he might be right for something, but he wasn't. but he's okay, so no name calling, please.

Jed said...

Well, you know, you just might be right about Gnatrat being the best of those 80s parody books. But since the worst of them was SO SO Bad, I don't want to besmirch the accomplishment by association. There was some other good humor B & W stuff at the time in that strange middle ground between Fantagraphic's highbrow lowbrow, and 80s Marvel Comics Trashy. Remember Sam and Max? Who did that? I recently saw an ad for a Sam and Max video game that completely threw me. Remember Don Simpson?

Anyway, I haven't read any of this stuff for decades, but I remember liking them at the time.

Anonymous said...

"And who is this Benjamin D. Brucke dolt? Doesn't he know he's talking to one of the best cartoonists on earth? What a pontificating idiot."

Wow, didn't take much to set that guy off! Now you see why I'm careful with my email address, Mark?

--Benjamin D. Brucke