June 29, 2010

    1)  Rick’s previously unpublished three page comic, “The Struggles of Huggles” (1987/1999), has just been published in Issue #8 {VIII} (23/06/2010) of Díre McCain & D.M. Mitchell’s online art / culture magazine, PARAPHILIA – http://www.paraphiliamagazine.com/. Comments from Rick regarding this story are also now available to read here: STORIES …/(2010) a.

HUGGLES panelsArtwork © 2010, Rick Grimes.

– To read “The Struggles for Huggles” (or to check out the rest of this fine publication), please do so via the official PARAPHILIA website at: http://www.paraphiliamagazine.com/.


2)  To mark the 34th ‘birthday’ (as of May 01…) of Rick’s oldest character ‘Weird Dick’ (“Weird Dick and the Professor” (1976), “Head Cheese” (1981), etc.), here is a special piece (with June 2010 comments, see link) devised for a then 1977 Joe Kubert School of Art hypothetical book assignment. The image is also available to view in a much larger (and clearer) dimension here: WD & Prof. Happy 34th Birthday, Weird Dick!

WD 'book' cover   smaller size for update page
Artwork © 2010, Rick Grimes.

3)  And lastly, here are some kind words recently received via Facebook email regarding Rick’s “The Puzz Fundles” (1984/86) comic series, by fellow comics artist / etc. Frank Panucci (cheers, Frank!):

“Puzz Fundles is the best thing ever. The Fundles and related comics are powerful, essential work, a…venting of the brainstem.”

June 9, 2010

Quick update, more to follow (incl. a certain belated b’day mention)…

A brand new previously unpublished Rick Grimes one page comic titled “Hive Baby Two” is now available via Jim Lopez & Ty Gorton’s ‘Literary Art Journal’ ANTIQUE CHILDREN, here: http://www.antiquechildren.com/comicsill/rickgrimes.html . The comic is featured in the “Comics & Illustrations” section via Journals>Archive>Art (posted May 18, 2010).

HIVE BABY crop for 6 9 10 postArtwork © 2010, Rick Grimes.

– Rick has kindly provided a few words about this particular story, which can be read here.

April 3, 2010

A new Rick Grimes three-page comic titled “Alagar Pensis” (2010) now appears in Issue #7 (23/03/2010) of Dire McCain & D.M. Mitchell’s online magazine, PARAPHILIA (free download via the magazine’s official website here: http://www.paraphiliamagazine.com/).

Alagar Pensis panel pg 3.Artwork © 2010, Rick Grimes.

GRIMES: “…may be the first time there’s ever been a kiss in any of my stories.”

{So as to focus a bit more on my own art and move the forthcoming posts along a bit, covers by other artists and contributors formerly listed in Ryan’s update posts, particulary of ‘online only’ pubs, can be found intact in the Published In… pages of this site.} –rg 12/’014

February 2, 2010

1)  Two more previously unpublished stories of Rick’s have now been published in online magazines. The first of which is a five-page comic titled “The Usual” (1995; 2010), that appears in Issue #6 (01/01/2010) of Dire McCain & D.M. Mitchell’s online magazine, PARAPHILIA (free download via the magazine’s official website here: http://www.paraphiliamagazine.com/). Rick has also provided comments for this particular story and they are now available to read in the STORIES SINCE ONLINE… section.

Emory's cartwheelArtwork: “The Usual” © 2009 Rick Grimes

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The second story Rick has had published is a one-page comic titled “The New Ones”, which is available to read on Jim Lopez & Ty Gorton’s Antique Children website at:  http://www.antiquechildren.com/comicsill/rickgrimes.html (post Tuesday, January 19, 2010). As with that of “The Usual”, Rick has provided comments for “The New Ones”, which can also be found here in STORIES SINCE ONLINE…

2)  Chapter 23. of Rick’s THE TWELFTH TOE writing blog is now posted. Also, several new illustrations have again been added to Rick’s GRIMES ART blog at: http://grimes-art.blogspot.com/. To read/view either see Blog List here.

December 25, 2009

Well, that’s that for another year… My thanks to everyone who has helped out with this site in some way throughout the year, and I hope you all have a great Christmas day, break, etc. All the best in the New Year, and please do keep an eye out for further Grimes-related goodies in the near future. Cheers!  –RH

Evil_Santa_by_Black-Charizard  12 25 '09 post via RH
Artwork © 2009, Black-Charizard.

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UPDATE! (9/12/2009) – A previously unpublished Rick Grimes one-page comic from 1995 called “Hive Baby” is now available via Jim Lopez & Ty Gorton’s ‘Literary Art Journal’, Antique Children, here: http://www.antiquechildren.com/journal.html . The comic is featured in the ‘Comics & Illustrations’ section via ART (posted November 30, 2009).

{From the link above click: Archive>Art>Comics & Illustrations>Rick Grimes for ‘baby’ page/s}. –rg 12/’014

Hive BabyArtwork: “Hive Baby” © 2009 Rick Grimes

>> Or try this: http://www.antiquechildren.com/comicsill/rickgrimes.html  <<

November 30, 2009

1)  Rick now has an new art-specific blog (GRIMES ART) at http://grimes-art.blogspot.com/. GRIMES ART currently features eight original one-page drawings, spanning from ’93 to ’09. The blog is to feature further additions from time to time over the coming weeks and months. {Tho’ I’ve since tended to favor posting pics on Fbook, where at least a few more viewers galumph about more regularly; and although Blogger changed their user interface long back and left my scroll looking quite bleary, there are still a few dozen luscious critters there, and if you but click on them–PLEASE DO–they will snap together more clearly for the attention}. –Grimes 12/18/’014

2)  La Bouche – the online ‘news and culture’ magazine in which Rick’s ’87/’09 poem “Blood of the Corn Kings” recently appeared in (issue #3, Oct. ’09) was a few days ago voted ‘Zine of the Month’ by The Institute of Contemporary Arts, which can read about here: http://www.ica.org.uk/Zine%20of%20the%20Month%20+23155.twl.
[Goes to site, but ‘page does not exist’]
For a free read of “Blood of the Corn Kings”, visit the official La Bouche magazine / website here: http://www.labouchemag.com/issue-three.php?art=93. [“not found”…It really was there once…Honest!]{Here it is, gol blammit!}.–rg

November 10, 2009

1)  Rick’s “The Bromomaniaks” two page strip now appears in Issue #5 (October 2009) of Dire McCain & D.M. Mitchell’s online magazine, PARAPHILIA. The magazine is available for free download at the official PARAPHILIA website, here: http://www.paraphiliamagazine.com/2009.html {My story pages are 203, 204}. –rg

BROMOMANIAKS pg 1 crop (panel four)The Bromomaniaks © 2009 by Rick Grimes

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2)  The following few items have now also been added to the published STORIES section, courtesy of Grimes:

I)  Two panel excerpts from Rick’s 1991/’92; 2009 comic, “Booshwa” – complete with additional ‘intro with brief source dream and anecdote’ comments and brief Q & A. “Booshwa”, along with the following strip, now features in Jed Alexander’s recently published 2009 CRIMEFIGHTER comic. To purchase this title, {unlikely by now, but} please visit Jed’s official website’s online store, here: http://www.jedalexander.com. The book also features pieces by fellow cartoonists Mark Martin and Eric Orchard.

Booshwah panel pg 3Artwork:  Panel excerpt from “Booshwa” © 2009, Rick Grimes.

II)  Panel excerpt from Rick’s CRIMEFIGHTER-featured “Joe Head” marginal strip, also with additional comments.

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– And to the UNPUB’D section (again courtesy of Grimes):

III)  Colour scan of Rick’s tooled leather ‘portrait’ of his “Sicky Claws”-era character, Nudolph’ with additional comments.

IV)  Rick’s 1977 Kubert Art School lettering assignment, “Lobster Parapie”.

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3)  Thoughts on Rick’s work from cartoonists Jake Kujava and Vincent Wright have now been added to the Some folks say… page.