Monday, April 18, 2011

Literature Zine by David Mack and Tony Solomun is done,


Hello, all,I printed an initial 20 copies of this book I did with Mack and got his blessing to print,mighty proud of this book,18 pages with wraparound color covers,filled with art,poetry,interviews and photos, and a quote from good friend Batton Lash,for those interested in getting a copy,please email me at

the book itself is free though a small contribution to my paypal would be largely appreciated,to cover printing and postage costs,


enjoy,peace.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Literature-A Zine by David Mack-New York Times Best Selling Author and Tony Solomun...coming soon.

Here is an image from the upcoming book,nearly done,only covers to be printed,this is one of my fave books and I've done many,poetry by myself and drawing by the fantastic David Mack

Poetry

I've recently begun submitting poems to poetry magazines in Australia and the US and elsewhere,one day,you never know what can eventuate,the sky is the limit as far as I'm concerned,here is one I submitted,
be kind

Her Stare


I've always turned my focus to her,
hoping to catch
and erstwhile glimpse of her
 magnificent physique her heavenly
body, I stare avidly, Though she
doesn't know I'm there at all,


this is one of many poems I will be sharing,along with a preview of the Literature Zine,New York Times Best Selling Author ( how I like saying that ) David Mack and myself,

so stay tuned,

peace.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Book updates

I've found various distributors for my work and lots of cool news to be announced,my first feature length novel which clocks in at 30000 words,Time and Space will see print soon,perhaps in a few months,though my main priority is to see to print the Literature zine David Mack and I are doing and I can say it's moving along at a brisk pace,
will print a minimum of 10 copies initially,and then many more afterwards,at least 100 and see where we go,I am very proud of this book,and like I said,if you are interested in getting a copy of the zine please contact me here or my email
homerjay10@yahoo.com

I only ask for a small donation to cover printing and postage costs,like $2-3  or so,whatever you feel is right,to my paypal,which the details will be made available as soon as the book is ready,


thanks again to all who have expressed their interest I very much appreciate that,

peace.

California Travel Journals part II

I have a special affinity with Los Angeles,indeed it is called the city of angels and it certainly is,
I've already been,though I keep coming back,beautiful city,like I said,up there with Sydney,
first thing I did was when I got there on my second day was to go to my fave boulevarde in the whole universe,
Sunset Boulevard,the sheer size of this road and the amazing array of all kinds of shops is reason to celebrate,
Meltdown Comics,
http://www.meltcomics.com/
who I am a massive fan and friend of the shop since 2010,is a fantastic comic shop located in Hollywood and is perhaps the largest comic shop in the world,
I instantly feel like I'm in wonderland when I enter,the wide diversity of the product available is immense,I could traverse through the store for hours on end,
also went to Hollywood Blvd and took photos which I will soon be posting of the various landmarks,though first and foremost in my mind was the walk of fame star of my grandpa Stan Lee,which I am eternally grateful to have seen and touched,
to commemorate my love for LA I got the same tattooed on my shoulder,at sunset strip tattoo to go along with my Kabuki kanji tattoo,
I also appeared on NBC television incidentally with Mario Lopez on his show Extra,which is a gossip show,they asked  if I wanted to be in the crowd and who was I to say no ?
watched myself on tv,and it felt surreal in a way,
apart from that,went to perhaps one of the best Indy bookstores,which is Family Los Angeles on Fairfax Avenue,spent hours picking up various books,
do check their fantastic website out at
http://www.familylosangeles.com/
which also houses a art gallery,
 I had a most perfect trip.
met friends,made new ones along the way,helped the homeless and ate some fantastic food,

Wonderful,and I truly recommend going to Los Angeles,the best time is perhaps now,
will post pics as soon as I can,

peace.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

California Travel Journal,

Hi all,as you may know I am a lover of all things American,and especially Californian,a beautiful place,and up there with the best,

I arrived on the 30th of last month in time for Wondercon,the 25th anniversary,In Frisco,I familiarised myself with the city on the first two days and they were uneventful for the most part,though the first thing I did was visit
826 Valencia, a charity organisation that teaches young students to read and write,the store itself is magnificent and the facade is by Chris Ware,whose work I greatly admire,

After that I returned to to the hotel and got ready for the wondercon show,one of the main reasons I was going to the show,was to catch up with great friend of 12 years,David Mack,creator of Kabuki and Marvel Comics Echo ,
And close acquaintance, cartoonist and one of the best book designers in the world,Seth,who I met once before at an Eisner Awards afterparty only briefly,

With them attending,I knew I would have a fascinating time,lots of book purchases were made,especially at Indy sections as I am a massive follower of Indy creators as a whole.

Though for the most part I was mostly here to meet Mack for the 3rd time,always nice when a friend you haven;t seen in years instantly recognises you,as did many creators throughout the show,
I took upon the role of being Mack's assistant during the show,and was glad to...he is easily the most nicest and kindest man in the Universe,if you've met him personally you would know what  I am talking about,

And as a tribute i got a tatoo of the Japanese Kabuki Kanji in tribute for him,

as mentioned before David and I have collaborated on various pieces over the years,and this time was no different,I am very grateful to him for doing so,and for chatting with all my connections in the industry,the panels were  cool as well, DC,Sergio and Mark show and Levitz.

Truly a wonderful time,perhaps one of the best weeks of my life,

next I will talk about my adventures in Los Angeles,the city of Angels,

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A new David Mack/Tony Solomun collaboration

Hi all,am currently in California,and was at the cool comic show,Wondercon where I met up with many of my creator friends,first and foremost David Mack and Seth,along with so many others,will be posting pics soon,as well as many sketches and mini interviews I did in a notebook with many comic creators which I am so grateful for,

I've been friends with the fantastic and kindest man in the world,David Mack for 12 years now,and first met him in 2002,and we did 6 paintings together,again in 2009 in San Diego, 2 poetry Ink paintings and at Frisco , another 2 poetry Ink paintings,

I will be collecting them into a zine as soon as I can,I of course have gotten Mack;s blessing to publish them and will be printing them into a small zine which will take at least a month,will keep you all up to date,at least 8-10 pages, with hopefully colour covers,

I will try to print as many as I can,though initially at least 20 -30 copies,

they will be for free,for those who want a copy,

though if you could kindly donate a few dollars to my paypal to cover some of the printing costs and postage I will be grateful,

thanks again.

peace.

Hi all,

Hi all to all who are following my  blog I will try my best to update as much as I can,
lots of writing done in the intervening time,
nearly printed Time and Space,first feature length novel,
done aboput 30 poems this year as well,
and did a volume of Tony Solomun Quarterly which is a homage to the great Dave Eggers,

so many ideas for future books,only need time to get to them,and to print them,got so much to print,like a metre high of stories ready to be printed,and will do so soon,

thanks for reading,