September 13, 2009

Hot on the heels of appearing in Díre McCain & Dave Mitchell’s PARAPHILIA #4 (August 27, 2009), Rick’s (all new) work will next appear in Jed Alexander’s self-published digitally printed book, CRIMEFIGHTER AND TWO OTHERS. Eight pages from Rick will appear in total (inc. stories & marginal art), alongside Jed’s title story, etc. and other pieces by fellow cartoonists Mark Martin – http://jabberous.blogspot.com/ {defunct, but still readable} – and Eric Orchard {link temporarily unavailable}. The comic will be available on Jed’s official website – http://www.jedalexander.com – and at The Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco in late October. {The comic’s front cover can be found here}.

August 26, 2009

UPDATE! (3/9/2009) – Added to the COMMENTS page an exclusively written piece (received just yesterday for this site’s section) regarding Rick’s work over the years in such publications as TABOO and Dave Mitchell’s own 1994 H. P. Lovecraft anthology, THE STARRY WISDOM: A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft. Many thanks Dave!! (RH)

UPDATE! (29/8/2009) – Rick’s 1994 “The Man With Two Hearts” one-page strip now features in Issue #4 (August 27, 2009) of Díre McCain & D.M. Mitchell’s online magazine, PARAPHILIA. The magazine is available for free download at the magazine’s official website, here: http://www.paraphiliamagazine.com/.

About the magazine: “Enter PARAPHILIA, an unlicensed, underground enterprise that renounces established and arbitrary rules, regulations, guidelines, genres, categories, and all other manmade shackles. Paraphilia recognizes that expression is a fundamental function of the human organism, and within these walls, it will only be presented in the purest, rawest, most unfettered form. The sole requirement for admission is an open mind, so do come in, we embrace your presence.”  — text taken from magazine’s official website (see link above). {Cover & other contributors here…}.

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1)  Added 25 more ‘recommended’ film titles to the RECOMMENDED/Film List section (‘And On & On…’) courtesy of Grimes, including the following (in alphabetical order): Amelie (2001), Blood & Donuts (1995), The Brood (1979), Cemetery Man (1994), The City of Lost Children (1995), The Dead Zone (1983), (1991), Delicatessen (1991), The Element of Crime (1984), Eyes Without A Face (1960), The Great Yokai War (2005), Inferno (1980), Kill By Inches (1999), Little Otik (2000), The Long Good Friday (1980), Memento (2000), Mr. Arkadin (1955), Scanners (1981), Sgt. Kabuki N.Y.P.D. (1990), Son of Godzilla (1967), Spiral (2000), Suspiria (1977), Touch of Evil (1958), Videodrome (1983), What’s Up Tiger Lily? (1966), and Zebraman (2004).

2)  Chapter 16 – 19. of Rick’s THE CASE OF THE TICKLED FROG writing blog are now up, along with chapters 7 – 9. of Rick second writing blog, THE TWELFTH TOE. See Links below.

July 30, 2009

1)  A new ‘Grimey Recommendations’ piece courtesy of Rick Grimes, titled, ‘OF FILINGS AND PILINGS’, has now been added to the Grimes-specific RECOMMENDED – 1 section. The piece in question looks at Shinya Tsukamoto’s 1989 cult film, TETSUO: The Iron Man.

2)  Chapter 13 – 15. of Rick’s THE CASE OF THE TICKLED FROG writing blog are now up, along with chapters 4 – 6 of Rick second writing blog, THE TWELFTH TOE. Links below, in previous post.

July 10, 2009

1)  Two 1981-era Rick Grimes ‘dream text’ pieces (“An’ Ah Got Plans For All of ’em…” and “Mr. Tetch”, “Robert C. Morton, and the Cane Wood Stilts”) have now been added (along with sample of original notebook page) to the DREAM TEXTS & NOTEBOOK PAGE (1981/2001)) page in the UNPUB’D section.

2)  Further thoughts by Rick regarding his 1976-era “Daymares” characters have also now been added to the DAYMARES CHARACTER DRAWINGS (1976) page in the UNPUB’D section.

3)  In addition to THE CASE OF THE TICKLED FROG (Chapter 9 – 12. now up!), Rick now has a second personal blog titled THE TWELFTH TOE, which can now be found at:  http://12thtoe.blogspot.com/. The first three chapters (“That Corncob Complexion”, “Under The Guise Of”, and “In the Hammock of Used Nooses”) are now up, though please see the introductory section prior to beginning said chapters.

June 12, 2009

The following Rick Grimes-related items have now been added to the site’s UNPUB’D section, courtesy of Rick:

I)  A two-page unpublished story called “Stinely Stellwick, That Mahogany Chicken Head” (inc. color ‘guide’ version).

II)  A set of five small notebook drawings from 1980, of the ‘Stinely’ character as he (Stinely) developed.

III)  Various character drawings circa 1976.

– Also added to the site, the following:

IV)  Tiny cameo appearances of Rick’s ‘Weird Dick’, ‘Everett’, and ‘Stinely Stellwick’ characters in the following two (Epic) comic stories:  1)  Stephen R. Bissette’s & Rick Veitch’s “Monkey See” comic from 1980.  2)  S. Bissette & Steve Perry’s “Kultz” comic story of ’81, as featured below:

MONKEY SEE excerpt main pg cropMONKEY SEE  excerpt Putney w WD

Artwork:  Monkey See © 1980 (Epic # 2), Steve Bissette & Rick Veitch.  Feat. cameo of Rick Grimes’ character ‘Weird Dick’ © 1976 .

GRIMES:  “This is Bissette & Veitch’s sea monkey story from epic magazine. Not only do I love the big green monkey portraits, note the little Weird Dick head on the yellow ‘Putney’, (Vermont town), T shirt on the pilot. {Leo Kottke, according to Steve}. Another one of those cameos mentioned. Probly drawn initially by Veitch, but looks like Bissette inked. Guess the little ‘stem’ is his cigar, not a neck. Has an ashline.”  — RG (May 27, 2009).

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+GRIMES: “The first cameo of Weird Dick (below) is more of a human cultie, a Dickhead, I guess, in a ‘Don Post’ style mask. (Don’t send in your shekels for one—they don’t exist). The second appearance, in flight w/ his ‘Friends’, is no doubt the real Weird Dick. I’m sure they get away.” –RG 12/4/’014

Kultz (1981) bottom  cameos  aKultz top (w caption)  cameos bbArtwork:  Kultz © June 1981, story by Steve Bissette & Steve Perry. Art by Steve Bissette. (Epic). Feat. cameos of Grimes’ ‘Weird Dick’, ‘Everett’, and ‘Stinely Stellwick’ characters.

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– Chapter 8. of Rick’s …TICKLED FROG blog is now up!

June 5, 2009

The following Rick Grimes-related items will be added to the site over the next week or so (courtesy of Grimes, who will himself share some thoughts on such items upon posting):

I)  A two-page unpublished story called “Stinely Stellwick, That Mahogany Chicken Head” (inc. color ‘guide’ version).

II)  A set of five small notebook drawings from 1980, of the ‘Stinely’ character as he developed.

III)  Tiny cameo appearances in Stephen R. Bissette’s “Kultz” story of ’81 (for Epic) (inc. a 1980 cameo later in the month).

IV)  Various character drawings circa 1976.

V)  And finally (for now) a self-devised new ‘bio’ profile pic for the BIOGRAPHY section.

– Also, new higher-quality scans of Rick’s “Sicky Claws Conquers the Weird Dicks” story have now been added to the ART/kidhood characters reemerge section. Oh, and Chapter 7. of Rick’s …TICKLED FROG blog is now up!

May 18, 2009

UPDATES! (25/05/2009) – Some thoughts on Grimes courtesy of a fellow named ‘Namey’… below:

“Man I just wish so much there was a book of all Rick Grimes’ work in my hands someday as I can’t really enjoy reading comics off a computer display at least not compared to the traditional method, especially as my damn machine’s so hair-greyingly slow. But keep up your great work with your site; I’ll be coming by every now and then for sure. And hey I must ask: might there be any new plans for an actual collection? For there should be!”

(19/5/2009) – Just added two new “Grimey Recommendations” pieces – “For The Would Be ‘Dream’ Storyteller…” +  “Bandage Man! Bandage Man!!” – to the RECOMMENDED – 1 page (listed as the 4th & 5th entries in the initial “If You Asked Me” section).

1)  Further ‘Recommended’ pieces courtesy of Grimes will soon be added to the RECOMMENDED – 1 section.

2)  An older previously unpublished Grimes ‘dream’ text piece (dated 11/17/81) titled, “An Ah Got Plans Fer All of ’em”, will also soon be added to the site.

3)  (14/05/2009) – Added six more film titles to Rick’s RECOMMENDED – 1 section, including the following: Acne (2000), Fido (2006), Freaked (1993), Shrunken Heads (1994), Top of the Food Chain / aka Invasion! (1999), and Trail of the Screaming Forehead (2007).