pittsburgh's finest part II
first i want to introduce you all to the warped work of Lizzee Solomon
except the words escape me on how to properly describe her work to you.
when i met her what i first saw were her collection of glossy-printed postcards
of various warped cartoon gals as various erotic food products.
so it was a breeze talking to someone else trying to sell erotic work there, but
Lizzee is also a really approachable and sweet lady with an outstanding sense of
humor that shines through in both her personality and her work.
her book Mutual paradise is a vortex of manic and demented facial expressions,
oozing pustules, and folds of flesh of which are all gloriously drawn and told with an
exquisitely sharp wit.
here she is on facebook: [link]
Mutual Paradise on tumblr: [link]
her online shirt shop (you MUST see these!): [link]
her etsy shop (i bought a pair of her earrings.): [link]
Tom Scioli is a really nice dude that i had the pleasure of heartily chatting with.
His skills as a cartoonist are a jaw-dropping, a kirby-esque feast for the eyes.
dude was cool enough to swap his new book with mine, "American Barbarian".
American Barbarian is a gorgeous, thick, hard-cover book published by adhouse books.
it evokes everything barbarian-inspired, from barry windsor-smith, jack kirby, and alex toth,
to the 1980's he-man cartoons and early cerebus, but all executed in a gorgeous original style with a brilliant color palette that pops right off of the page.
Tom is also co-creator of the eisner-nominated series "Godland"
and the xeric-grant-winning "unmortals: the myth of 8-opus"
Tom on facebook: [link]
his website: [link]
his blog: [link]
an excellent interview with tom about american barbarian: [link]
Speaking of easily approachable sweet individuals, check out our extremely prolific
fellow deviant Barry Linck
his gorgeous penmanship of slick cartoons showcasing dudes duking it out with monsters, creatures and ghouls of all lore can be found in the series "Bobby Carter: Creephunter"
which is written by the oustanding gentleman Mikey Wood.
There is also his own project, "Phineus: Magician for Hire"
to name all of his work here and to do it proper justice would be extremely difficult as i have said that he is quite prolific and is one of several artists i met (whom i plan to feature here) who collaborate back and forth like crazy.
so please do yourself a favor and check out his work.
here he is on facebook: [link]
old dying kitty comics: [link]
mikey wood: [link]