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

Throwback Thursday: Freddie Mercury 1946-1991

excerpt from Freddie & Me

— 3 weeks ago with 27 notes
#tbt  #freddie mercury  #freddie & me  #silkscreen 
Sad-Boy Comix in: “The Year 2007”

Another great Sad-Boy cartoon adventure!

Sad-Boy Comix in: “The Year 2007”

Another great Sad-Boy cartoon adventure!

— 3 weeks ago with 28 notes
Sad Man in his room, angry.

Sad Man in his room, angry.

— 3 weeks ago with 13 notes
Existential Angst: Men vs. Women in Autobio Comics by Kim O’Connor over at The Hooded Utilitarian

I always find this subject interesting, and I think Kim makes many fair points. It does feel to me like the men-and-their-dicks sub-genre of autobiographical comics has declined in recent years. I am pretty sure I must have argued in the Roz Chast/Joe Matt episode of TCJ Talkies that Joe Matt’s SPENT was the last word in Sad Man Pulls at Himself comics, taking the concept to it’s desperate and bleak end point, comics that are literally 30 pages of a grown man in a bedroom rambling to himself in-between epic marathon masturbation sessions.

I became conscious of alternative comics right at that moment when the Sad Man was King. I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for him, unloved by the women he desires, surrounded by possessions that remind him of childhood, thinking about his penis, and sometimes drawing about it. But I’m glad the Sad Man’s time may have passed.

Existential Angst: Men vs. Women in Autobio Comics by Kim O’Connor over at The Hooded Utilitarian

I always find this subject interesting, and I think Kim makes many fair points. It does feel to me like the men-and-their-dicks sub-genre of autobiographical comics has declined in recent years. I am pretty sure I must have argued in the Roz Chast/Joe Matt episode of TCJ Talkies that Joe Matt’s SPENT was the last word in Sad Man Pulls at Himself comics, taking the concept to it’s desperate and bleak end point, comics that are literally 30 pages of a grown man in a bedroom rambling to himself in-between epic marathon masturbation sessions.

I became conscious of alternative comics right at that moment when the Sad Man was King. I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for him, unloved by the women he desires, surrounded by possessions that remind him of childhood, thinking about his penis, and sometimes drawing about it. But I’m glad the Sad Man’s time may have passed.

— 3 weeks ago with 25 notes
Comics I got at the Brooklyn Book Festival

Comics I got at the Brooklyn Book Festival

— 3 weeks ago with 12 notes
Machine Man 2020

Continuing to fiddle around with Kyle Webster brush presets. This is the evil Arno Stark Iron Man of 2020, one of the villains of the Barry Windsor Smith Machine Man limited series, and one of my first introductions to Iron Man.

Machine Man 2020

Continuing to fiddle around with Kyle Webster brush presets. This is the evil Arno Stark Iron Man of 2020, one of the villains of the Barry Windsor Smith Machine Man limited series, and one of my first introductions to Iron Man.

— 4 weeks ago with 16 notes
#machine man  #barry windsor smith  #Iron Man 
If you’ve got money left over from doing gangbusters at SPX, here’s a reminder that for a little while longer I’m selling signed/sketched copies of Angie Bongiolatti with free shipping.

http://www.mikedawsoncomics.com/post/96462389736/sad-news-which-is-that-i-wont-be-at-this-years

I’ve got 3 copies of the Sofia the First ‘zine left, so don’t sleep on this offer

If you’ve got money left over from doing gangbusters at SPX, here’s a reminder that for a little while longer I’m selling signed/sketched copies of Angie Bongiolatti with free shipping.

http://www.mikedawsoncomics.com/post/96462389736/sad-news-which-is-that-i-wont-be-at-this-years

I’ve got 3 copies of the Sofia the First ‘zine left, so don’t sleep on this offer

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#angie Bongiolatti 
The Batman t-shirt and the comics on the wall date this photo to sometime around 1989 #tbt

The Batman t-shirt and the comics on the wall date this photo to sometime around 1989 #tbt

— 1 month ago with 15 notes
#tbt  #batmania 
ANNOUNCING BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL COMICS PANELS AND BOOKEND EVENTS! →

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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…

— 1 month ago with 64 notes
Silver Surfer and Galactus - digital drawing

I drew this just using Photoshop. I have all these awesome Kyle T. Webster brush pre-sets, and I never use any of them. I was trying to play around with them and see what the different ones do. The problem is, there are so many, this morning I can’t remember the names of the ones I liked. I’ll try something like this again, and will remember to write down the names of the brushes I enjoy using the most while I try and get better at drawing digitally.

Silver Surfer and Galactus - digital drawing

I drew this just using Photoshop. I have all these awesome Kyle T. Webster brush pre-sets, and I never use any of them. I was trying to play around with them and see what the different ones do. The problem is, there are so many, this morning I can’t remember the names of the ones I liked. I’ll try something like this again, and will remember to write down the names of the brushes I enjoy using the most while I try and get better at drawing digitally.

(Source: mikedawwwson, via icallhergrady)

— 1 month ago with 65 notes

"we are left with nothing except… C+C Music Factory, Color Me Badd and the Devil himself, Vanilla Ice"

For a long time after finished Freddie & Me, I didn’t want to listen to Queen anymore. I was all Queen-ed out. In recent months, happily, I’m coming back to it.

I was driving around with my kids, and Bohemian Rhapsody came on. I was pleased that instead of asking me to turn it off and put on FROZEN, my daughter wanted to listen. Everytime the song breaks from the operatic bit into the dahn dahn dahhnn dan dan rock guitar bit, I feel the urge to do the head-banging bit from Wayne’s World, but always stop myself, because I’m too uptight about being corny. This time I let go a bit, and allowed myself to just enjoy the music and the pleasure of sharing it with my kids.

— 1 month ago with 23 notes
#wayne's world  #Queen  #bohemian rhapsody  #vanilla ice