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Comics and artwork created by cartoonist Mike Dawson, as well as podcast stuff, and other things too.

"Shroomy Tunes" This is the most 1990’s t-shirt I own

"Shroomy Tunes" This is the most 1990’s t-shirt I own

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#weed humor  #looney tunes 
Tarman looks like the friendliest zombie. He’s just excited to see you.

Tarman looks like the friendliest zombie. He’s just excited to see you.

— 2 weeks ago with 2 notes
#return of the living dead  #tarman  #zombie 

Angie Bongiolatti updates.

I’ve improved the Angie Bongiolatti page on my website. I’ve composed a new book description, and added a link to the meaty preview pdf that Secret Acres put together.

Reminder that I am selling copies of the book through PayPal. For cover price ($20), I will sign and sketch in your copy, will include shipping, and will throw in an additional mini comic while supplies last.

Reach me at mikedawsoncomics (at) hotmail (dot) com

— 2 weeks ago with 41 notes
#Angie Bongiolatti  #Secret Acres 
Temporal Darkness Presents #2

A split-zine, by myself and my friend Gaz Gretsky. Published March, 1995

The cover was drawn by Gaz, who went by the name GAR back then. You can see his signature written in blood on the floor.

Temporal Darkness Presents #2

A split-zine, by myself and my friend Gaz Gretsky. Published March, 1995

The cover was drawn by Gaz, who went by the name GAR back then. You can see his signature written in blood on the floor.

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#rob liefeld  #influences 

Sad news, which is that I won’t be at this year’s Small Press Expo (SPX) in Bethesda Maryland, which is a big shame because it looks like it’s going to be an amazing convention, as it has been pretty much every year for many years.

I do believe my publisher, Secret Acres, will be at the show, and presumably they’ll have copies of Troop 142 and Angie Bongiolatti there for purchase.

However, if you were thinking of getting a signed and sketched in copy of my comics from me, and those plans are now ruined by the fact that I won’t be there, do not fret.

Copies of my books are available to purchase from me through the Internet, and I will waive the shipping costs to try and make the convention experience slightly more real. The part where we have pleasant banter while I sketch is tougher to pull off, but to make up for that, I’ll put in a free Sofia the First ‘zine in with the first batch of books I send out, until I run out of ‘zines.

Signed/sketched Angie Bongiolatti’s will be cover price: $20.00

PayPal the funds to me at mikedawsoncomics (at) hotmail (dot) com

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#Angie Bongiolatti  #Sofia the First  #SPX  #Small Press Expo 
Afrodisiac vs. Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew

Jim Rugg was one of the guests on the recent Dan Clowes focused episode of TCJ Talkies. This is a drawing of his character Afrodisiac, which I drew as a submission to a contest Jim and his publisher AdHouse books was running around the time of that book’s release.

Afrodisiac vs. Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew

Jim Rugg was one of the guests on the recent Dan Clowes focused episode of TCJ Talkies. This is a drawing of his character Afrodisiac, which I drew as a submission to a contest Jim and his publisher AdHouse books was running around the time of that book’s release.

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#Jim Rugg  #AFRODISIAC  #spiro agnew  #richard nixon 
mikedawwwson:

Everything is political.

mikedawwwson:

Everything is political.

— 3 weeks ago with 55 notes

cogitamusergosum:

mikedawwwson:

Sketchbook comic about Kajieme Powell’s death at the hands of police on August 19th.

The video that the bystander recorded and the police released, apparently to exonerate themselves, is very disturbing. The police go to their guns too easily too often. There is less than half a minute between the time they pull up and the moment where this man is shot to death. Again, they must have had some knowledge of his potentially disturbed mental state - the reason the police were called seems to be because the man was acting strange. Other police arrive on the scene within a minute.

For more thoughts on this incident I thought this link was good.

I saw this video too, and it shook me very deeply.  In this society we hold institutional authority too dear and human life far too cheap.


Agree. Well put.
— 3 weeks ago with 480 notes
ANNOUNCING BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL COMICS PANELS AND BOOKEND EVENTS! →

bkbfcomics:

FESTIVAL EVENTS ON 9/21/2014 

Locations surrounding Borough Hall Plaza, see more at www.brooklynbookfestival.org

BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY (128 Pierrepont St.)

10:00 A.M. Single Facing City: Coming of Age Comics. New graphic narratives by popular comics creators Mike Dawson (Angie…


Comics Panels at the Brooklyn Book Festival are announced, and I’m on one of them.
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New TCJ Talkies: Caitlin McGurk and Jim Rugg on Ghost World and The Death Ray by Dan Clowes.

Jim Rugg and Caitlin McGurk are my guests for this episode where we’re chatting about the depictions of teenage friendships in the books of Dan Clowes.

There’s a photo of Dan Clowes sitting at his drawing table that I’d seen floating around the Internet, and it had made me think he works very large. Here’s the photo in question. Caitlin, who has seen a lot of Clowes original pages, informs me otherwise. It looks like the pages he’s drawing in the photo are the endpapers from the big Death Ray hardcover, so maybe those are drawn larger than usual.

Caitlin McGurk is the Engagement Coordinator for the Billy Ireland Museum and has also worked for The Center for Cartoon Studies’ Schulz Library, the Bulliet Comics Collection of Columbia University, and Marvel Comics. At Billy Ireland, she is tasked with cultivating and raising awareness of the collection among students, comics communities, and the greater public. It is a mission she tackles with pleasure, sharing the treasures of the collection through social networking, classroom instruction and workshops, building relationships with contemporary cartoonists, and giving presentations at conferences and conventions. She has also written for Diamond Comics’ Bookshelf magazine for educators and librarians, published her own comics, and remains active in the comics community at large.

Jim Rugg makes comics, books, drawings, illustrations, and designs. His books and comics include
Street Angel, Afrodisiac, The PLAIN Janes, Rambo 3.5, Notebook Drawings, and Supermag. He has exhibited drawings at iam8bit, Gallery1988, Mondo, and the Society of Illustrators. Honors include an Ignatz Award, The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Investing in Professional Artists grant, and AIGA’s 50 Books/50 Covers selection for best-designed books. He teaches classes in the MFA Visual Narrative program at the School of Visual Arts and co-hosts BoingBoing.net’s Tell Me Something I Don’t Know podcast.

Mike Dawson is a cartoonist whose books include
Freddie & Me, Troop 142, and Angie Bongiolatti. Follow him on twitter and Tumblr.

— 3 weeks ago with 8 notes
#Dan Clowes  #ghost world  #Jim Rugg  #The Death Ray  #Caitlin McGurk  #The Comics Journal