Wednesday, December 30, 2009

One Hand Shakes The Other

Now the holidays are over and I'm a little less stressed about the world in general, (only marginally, though) so I figure it's time for another blog entry, anyway... Here's some fun little Love Buzz related goodies I've gotten from some friends over the last couple weeks.

My good buddy Joe Eisma drew this one after finally grabbing and reading a copy of the book. For those who don't know him, Joe is fast becoming one of the most sought after artists in indie and small press comics for his work with guys like Jason M. Burns, Jay Faerber, and soon his new book "Morning Glories" with writer Nick Spencer. Joe and I have been pretty good friends for a couple years now, and we're hoping to do some work together in the next year or two, but we've just gotta wait for our schedules to both clear up. Joe puts up very well with me and all my whoring and vulgarity, and for that I am appreciative. In fact, you can listen to me hijacking Joe's full episode appearance on Fanboy Radio HERE!

Another friend of mine, as well as a frequent collaborator of Joe's is Jason M. Burns. This guy has written more comics in the last couple years than you can shake a stick at, and I've been supporting his work from the very beginning, illustrated from the below picture of me reading Jason's first book, "The Expendable One".

A couple days ago, he sent me this in return...

I love you guys!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Maggie Claus

The book is out now! Go buy a copy of the book Ain't It Cool called "one of the most honest and true interpretations of young love and the horrific labyrinth of emotions that we all must navigate at some point in our lives as we mature into adulthood." and Graphic Policy called "one of the best graphic novels of the year"!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Twit Wit - Conversations With My Landlord...

It's been a while since I've updated this damn blog, and yet, my presence on Twitter is a big time consumer, so I figured a new segment might be a good way to kill two girls with one cup, so to speak. :P This segment, I'm going to call "Twit Wit" and try to do once weekly, just posting and recounting any and all highlights from my entertaining, and incredibly nerdy pastime. Anyway, a little preface is required to our first installment...

I've had some shitty landlords in my time, and while I'll say this guy's not the worst, he's most certainly the laziest. He cheaped out on everything he put in the house, bought our dishwasher used from some shady place, and it's broken three times, and he's still refused to get a new one. He just sends some dumb oaf over to poke at it until it works again, then a month or two later, it breaks down. We've asked him to take care of numerous things around our house in the last couple of months that have been problems since we moved into the place, and while he's recently started fixing a couple things we've been really bitching about, my bedroom door is still swelled up in the door frame, to where I can't fully close it. Now, I like to sleep naked, and I have roommates. Just because my door is always cracked open doesn't mean I should have to give up my rights to sleep in the raw, but for the sake of my roommates, I always feel at least a slight twinge of guilt. Not enough to stop mind you, but still... Been asking him to fix that fucking door since we moved in, and I've gotten nothing.

The worst part though, is every time he comes over, he's always got some kind of nit-pick about the way we keep house, and he's never hesitant to turn his thin little nose up and make "suggestions" about what we need to be doing to keep the place in order. I've about had it with the condesention and now I'm just having fun with him. Here's a conversation I just had with my snobby assed prick of a landlord when he came to pick up this week's rent check, as recounted through my Twitter page.

Landlord: "Thanks for the check, and can y'all rake your leaves when it stops raining?"

@LenNWallace *smiling thru hateful eyes* "Sure thing, and can you fix my bedroom door that I've asked you about since I moved in?"

Landlord: "Oh sure, I'll get right on that, and they'll be back to finish your yard sometime next week"

@LenNWallace: *smiling thru even more hateful eyes* "Thanks! Oh, and my book's coming out next week! I'd appreciate if you bought a copy!

Landlord: *dismissive, nervous chuckle* "Heh... Remind me next week."

@LenNWallace *creepy ominous tone as he turns and walks away* "Oh, I will... Be seeing you!"

The idea for the Love Buzz plug was Joe Eisma's brilliant idea, and I think it worked pretty well, so big props to him.