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 […]
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
“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 […]
1) Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Beat the Devil’s Tattoo
3) Broken Bells
4) The Editors
In This Light & On This Evening
5b) Magnetic Fields
5c) Titus Andronicus
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 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, […]
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. I like it, but I’ll get over it.
Then in a little while I’ll hate it […]
Art Brut vs. Satan
Now We Can See
Julian Plenti Is Skyscraper
No One’s First, and You’re Next
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Wilco The Album
Quicken the Heart
Monsters of Folk
Monsters of Folk
Phrazes For […]
1. Fantastic Four (Marvel)
by Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch
What happened? Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch came out of the gate with guns blazing and threw everything but the kitchen sink at this title. Fresh off his fantastic second run on Ultimate Fantastic Four that produced Marvel Zombies, a kick ass young punk-rock Namor, an exceptionally tragic […]
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:
4566 N University Dr.
Lauderhill FL 33351
3244 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
1854 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
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
5) 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man
by Matt Kindt
5) The Nobody
by Jeff Lemire
1. 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 Rucka and J.H. Williams III
6. Beasts of Burden (Dark Horse […]
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 […]
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