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my top picks for cartoonists who could potentially make a re-occurring, “widely-admired” cartoon cat character:
*(I mean, some of them already have, but i’m talking “keychains in the mini-mart” kinda popularity)
i guess i should check out “klaus”
queenofswordsinverted said: dane martin is the new jim davis
agreed, especially if jim davis was 1000000 x better
Man, this is a real pressing question. I’m unfortunately not totally up-to date with today’s fashionable cartoon animals, although I’d argue that Heathcliff and especially Garfield are still a thing, even if in a snarky/ironic way. Krazy Kat is totally still cool (and I’ve personally been a fan of the B. Kliban cats). Maybe with the recent wave of ’90s Simpsons nostalgia, Scratchy will be The Next Big Thing. These adorations of Cats of the Past however may indeed be a cry for help that we need some new Cartoon Cats to adore! So I ask all Animators/Cartoonists … who’s gonna make it happen?!?!
I AM HAVING WAY TOO MUCH FUN doing layout for the “spotlight” section of Happiness #4 - it’s like putting the pieces of a puzzle together.
Above: SNEAK-PEAKS of next issue’s special “Flyer art spotlight w/ interviews!” Not the final layout or proof-read yet, so don’t judge (and, yes, Michael Comeau’s responses are the best thing ever).
btw this section is 50 pages… which is only like a third the size of the comics section, so have no fear on losing out on the comics to get more of everything else. you basically just get more. (also did i mention h#4 comes with a music comp cd? CUZ IT DUZ)
Happiness #4 comes out in June, Pre-orders starting in May, blah, blah, blah…
two shirts i made yesterday, april 2014
if yer #1 complaint about society these days is bitchin’ about how everything’s “too pc” maybe you should shut the fuck up
Only a few of these beautiful Jordy van den Nieuwendijk prints left…
Only available until May 1st!
adventures in trying to see two of my favorite out-of-town punk bands last night:
arrived at nine, stood in line for 2 hours, moved approximately 1/2 foot, got pretty sleepy, left
If you have any questions or messages for us folk here at Happiness (all one of us) that you’d like to see answered/responded to in the next issue, please send us a message (or alternatively, email us - happinesscomix (at) gmail (dot) com))! The only criteria is that you state what city/town/country you are from.
We’re only going to print a select few, so for those that we don’t print in the book, we will answer here on tumblr publicly.
Possible Pre-release at CAKE should things sale smoothly (I wasn’t gonna go, but if H#4 does come out in time, I will try to)
Official release date/launch show - June 7th (more details on this event soon)
Happiness #4 is gonna be even tighter and more action-packed than Happiness #3. Pre-orders and proper announcement coming soon. Stay tooned.