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11.18.11

New Comics

Filed under: comics — Nick Main @ 5:29 pm

I’ve updated the comics section with a few short stories I’ve done over the past year for Ink & Drink Comics‘ anthologies. I&D is a group of St. Louis creators that started getting together for beers a while back and eventually decided to collaborate. Thanks to the editing might of Carlos Ruiz, Jason Green, and Bryan Hollerbach, we now have 3 books on the shelves, each based on a different genre: horror, crime, and sci-fi (and currently taking submissions for the Western book due in 2012.)

They’re available through my shop or you can read my submissions here for free.

If you’re going to read one, may I suggest the latest, Kids These Days, from Blasted. And remember, if you buy Blasted here, I donate %100 of the profits to The Methuselah Foundation, a non-profit medical charity dedicated to extending healthy human life. So really, the more copies you buy, the longer you’ll live.

04.17.10

Record Store Day 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nick Main @ 4:36 pm

Here’s another one. I reappropriated a copy of “The Rex Nelson Singers’ Expression of Love” album

and tried to make them a little less creepy.

And speaking of…days…Free Comic Book Day is coming up May 1st.

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Record Store Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nick Main @ 3:50 pm
Did you know they still sell music? In STORES too! Its true. In fact, today is National Record Store Day. STL’s Vintage Vinyl put together a record to promote it called “Don’t Quit Your Day Job” with original music by the store’s employees and friends, and they asked local artists to make some original covers for the LPs. Here’s my contribution…

Since it’s probably too difficult to read here, I’ll just say it tells the story of a guy quitting his job, getting drunk, getting into more and more trouble till he’s broke and hospitalized, and has to go back to his job. Oh, life.

They’re doing some in-store promotions and stuff today so swing by if you get a chance.

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02.02.10

The Twainstache

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nick Main @ 11:38 pm

Bowl of Fruit

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nick Main @ 12:39 am

01.12.10

FSM FTW

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nick Main @ 10:00 am
I spent about an hour driving on Big Bend yesterday so I started on this tacky landscape and got about this far before Stephanie took over…

See if you can spot the difference!

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01.11.10

Winter Stephanie

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nick Main @ 11:24 am

Stephanie got me Corel Painter a while back, but I just finally got a laptop that can handle it without pausing 20 seconds between every brushstroke. It's pretty fun, but there are a LOT of options for media/brushes. Too many. They should make graphics software like video games and make you unlock everything one at a time. No gradients till you beat the Pen Tool level! Also, when you think you've finished it, you should have to play the whole thing again, but upside-down! That one's free Adobe.

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09.28.09

A poem by Google

Filed under: comic — Tags: , , , — Nick Main @ 4:26 pm

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Written by Google. Illustrated by Google Images and me.

I just stumbled on Google’s sensitive side the other day and had to do this. There’s a gold mine of terrible beat poetry in “why” derivatives alone. I took screen grabs of a few. You can see here. What do you think? Should I do more or cease and desist?

04.29.09

Tales from the Wedge

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This weekend there’s a concert being put on by my friends at Low Key Comics, and there’s a free comic giveaway that I have a few pages in. The event is in tandem with my friend (and Low Key contributor) Jason’s 30th birthday so I did a story that’s sort of about him. You can read it here.

The Date: May 2nd, 2009

The Place: The Wedge, 442 Bates, St. Louis, MO

The Cover: Just $7

The Lineup:
THE MAXTONE FOUR (http://www.myspace.com/themaxtone4)
St. Louis’s greatest power pop band in their last concert ever!
w/ THE PAINBYRDS (http://www.myspace.com/painbyrds)
and JESSE IRWIN (http://www.myspace.com/jesseirwin)

The Goodies:
- The free, limited edition minicomic Tales from the Wedge #1 (cover above, courtesy of Mark Welser)
- A free EP from the Maxtone Four, collecting the bands final recordings.

Studio STL Comics

Filed under: comics — Tags: , , , , — Nick Main @ 12:07 pm

Studio STL Showcase cover

In Febuary, my friends James and Jason invited me to help teach a 4-week comics workshop for kids at Studio STL. It went great! We were lucky to have a lot of talented kids that love comics show up, and we had a lot of fun.

Afterwards, we collected their drawings and stories into a zine, and I wanted to do something cool for the cover, so I recruited my awesome friend, Vadim over at the Print Proliferation Agency, to help me with some screenprinting.

You can download the full book here

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