This Saturday and Sunday, September 18th and 19th, will be the Project Comic-Con convention in Maryland Heights, Missouri. I will be there in full effect with the Ink and Drink Comics crew promoting our first release, Spirits of St. Louis, an anthology of horror tales by Indie comic artists. Come by the con and pick […]
Recently I was interviewed by the Riverfront Times about Pretentious Record Store Guy, music, comics, vinyl life and art. Good times if you’re into that sort of thing. Read it here: http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/atoz/2010/07/carlos_ruiz_pretentious_record_store_guy_comic_red_rocket_7_st_louis.php 14 minutes… “If I had to choose a rapper, my favorite MC would be me.” – A Tribe Called Quest
Eddie Argos is one of my favorite singer and songwriters working today with his work for Art Brut and Everyone Was in the French Resistance Now. And he also does a column about comics for Playback magazine. What’s not to love, right? So when I was asked to come up an illustration for his column, […]
1) Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Beat the Devil’s Tattoo 2) Spoon Transference 3) Broken Bells Broken Bells 4) The Editors In This Light & On This Evening 5a) Gorillaz Plastic Beach 5b) Magnetic Fields Realism 5c) Titus Andronicus The Monitor
Did you catch any of Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin hosting the Oscars the other night? They had some funny parts, and some parts that felt a little stilted because the jokes that were written for them were not really their kind of jokes. Overall, I thought the awards were pretty well done. I ended […]
I love Tuesdays! Not because it’s not Monday, but because it’s always New Music Day. No matter how bad your upcoming week will be or how bad your weekend hangover has left you, all is right with the world because every Tuesday brings with it a range full of new possibilities, new favorites, new hotness […]
I do. At least I did at first, then I got over it. Then I hated it and after that I just became indifferent. Then I liked them again and it’s just in time for their new CD Contra to come out. It’s good.Â I like it, but I’ll get over it. Then in a […]
Art Brut Art Brut vs. Satan The Thermals Now We Can See Julian Plenti Julian Plenti Is Skyscraper Modest Mouse No Oneâ€™s First, and Youâ€™re Next Ben Kweller Changing Horse Girls The Album XX XX Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion Telekinesis! Telekinesis! Sonic Youth The Eternal White Rabbits Itâ€™s Frightening Mos Def The Ecstatic Wilco […]
1.Â Fantastic Four (Marvel) by Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch What happened?Â Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch came out of the gate with guns blazing and threw everything but the kitchen sink at this title.Â Fresh off his fantastic second run on Ultimate Fantastic Four that produced Marvel Zombies, a kick ass young punk-rock Namor, an […]
Indy Comics Week is upon us, and you can celebrate by picking up any Pretentious Record Store Guy comic or Parade of Freak comic at any of these participating, kick ass comic book shops: Flroida Tateâ€™s Comics 4566 N University Dr. Lauderhill FL 33351 Illinois Chicago Comics 3244 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60657 Quimby’s […]
1) Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli 2) Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter by Darwyn Cooke 3) Filthy Rich by Brian Azzarello and Victor Santos 4) Noir by Various 5) 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man by Matt Kindt 5) The Nobody by Jeff Lemire
1.Â Scalped (DC/Vertigo) by Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera 2. Incognito/Criminal (Marvel/Icon) by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips 3. The Unwritten (DC/Vertigo) by Mike Carey and Peter Gross 4. Fables (DC/Vertigo) by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham 5a. Batman & Robin (DC Comics) by Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly 5b. Detective Comics (DC Comics) by Greg […]
But you’ll love every minute of it. Buy this record now! It features Queens of the Stone Age’s guitarist and vocalist Josh Homme, Nirvana/Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl on drums, and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones on bass. What else do you need to know?
Big News! Kevin Wolf and I are doing an instore book signing at Star Clipper Comics in the Delmar Loop in Saint Louis on November 11th from 5pm to 8pm. Tell all your friends and bring all your cash because you’re going to want to pick the newest Pretentious Record Store Guy and Pangaea comics!
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