Monday, September 15, 2008

The Holy Reformation

To keep with our usual religious motif: we’ve got a few things to nail on a door. But in anything but protest. More of a warm grin and a pat on the back.

When we started The Holy Consumption in September of 2002, we were all self-publishing, running into one another solely through convention appearances. We had little means of distribution, and almost zero fluency in the world of online visuals. The site seemed to be a logical idea, born simply of a strength in numbers philosophy.

Over these past six years our lives have changed, personally and professionally, in myriad ways, mainly for the better. And we've realized (with a certain sigh of nostalgia) that those changes themselves necessitate subsequent changes. One of those subsequent changes will be The Holy Consumption site.

The site itself has been slowly replaced by others, noted below. But this is by no means the end of what The Holy Consumption is and was. We’ll still be popping up together at shows and talks, caught overeating at Hot Doug’s or Earwax here in Chicago, and perhaps hosting another drawing game show or two at Quimby’s. Who knows? There’s even talk of some print projects in the near future. So we’re shifting around, not disappearing.

To speak for myself briefly, it’s been an honor and privilege posting the work of three of my favorite cartoonists, three cartoonists I count myself fortunate to call friends. These past six years have been a pleasure, as each time I received a Sunday Service from Jeff, John, or Anders, it was always a little awe-inspiring. Their work never failed to amaze. And I don’t expect it ever will.

Please join us at our various locations below, some up and running for some time, some still in their infancies. We all thank you, the readers, viewers, purchasers, and clickers, from these past six years. You all helped to keep our weird little church going, and it’s meant the world to us.

Where we’ll be proselytizing next:



Clip Joint (blog)


News and Headlice (blog)
Forlorn Funnies


The Monologuist (blog)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


The free magazine Arthur started running a full page comics section each issue. Here's my first two contributions...

Monday, August 4, 2008

Warhammer 40,000 Artwork Auction

Back in high school I spent a lot of time playing the science fiction table top miniatures game Warhammer 40,000. Boom! Studios started publishing new Warhammer comics a year or two ago, and to indulge my nostalgic fandom, I drew a one page strip for them.
Also back in high school, I went to a shop called Apparitions, run by Dave Pirkola. Earlier this year Dave was shot in a robbery, and medical bills have piled up for him, worsened by the fact that he doesn't have health insurance. ifanboy is holding an auction to benefit Dave, and my Warhammer page is now up for auction here.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Windy Corner Signing at Quimby's

Austin English, Onsmith, and I will be signing copies of Windy Corner #2 at Quimby's Bookstore in Chicago on July 18th. The signing runs from 7 pm to 8 pm. More details here.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Help Dave

Dave Pirkola is the owner of Apparitions, a comic shop I used to shop at back in my hometown Grand Rapids. Last Friday night Dave was shot in a robbery of the store. If you couldn't guess, owning a comic shop is a labor of love and doesn't exactly bring in a load of money. To make matters worse, in what is far more common in America than it should be, Dave doesn't have health insurance. is taking charge of raising money to help pay Dave's medical bills. If you can, please go there to
donate, or help spread the word.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


So I've been meaning to post for a long time but as usual things get away from me. First it was the holidays, then it was recovering from the holidays, then it was being sick, then it was my computer dying. So far this year I've spent most of my working time on 'Funny Misshapen Body,' my memoir of becoming a cartoonist, chronicling my days of high school through art school. After finishing about 100 pages though I decided to rework the whole thing, basically starting over. So far I'm happier with the new direction. I've also kept busy with a number of commissions and other projects on the side:
Devil's Due Pop will be making some Change-Bots toys
I did a drawing of Dave Eggers for the UK magazine Dazed & Confused
I drew this poster for the new Chicago-based website PosterBored
And I've been doing some small drawings for another project coming out of Chicago, The Adventures Of Miss Girl

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Etchings on the Wall

Prints drying on the wall. I'll try to scan or take a closer photo of one of them at some point. I should add that they are upside-down.