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Dark Horse Presents #22

villainman-preview

It’s been a while, but I’m back doing funny comics for Dark Horse Presents, and the first of this new batch, a 4-pager called Villainman, appears in ‘ish’ 22, OUT NOW at all respectable comic book shops.

The cover of issue #22 looks something like this:

DHP-22-cover-villainman

I don’t know how they got the text to do that.

Hey hey! If the Caravan of Comics 2013 indiegogo campaign gets funded, I’ll be able to meet my editors at Dark Horse in person! And hopefully meet a bunch of other publishers and editors who might wanna give me work, too. Thanks to all who have supported us so far!

Dark Horse Presents #2

Dark Horse Presents issue #2 is now out in the wide world, available for legitimate monetary purchase or grubby-fingered browsing at all good comic shops, and probably most of the shit ones too. It features an eight-page comic by me, never seen before by mortal eyes and in sexy full colour, and featuring this little bastard:

THE WRAITH™

THE WRAITH™ is back — and he’s back! Thrill yourself at the all-new, full-colour… oh, I said that shit already, didn’t I.

Dark Horse Presents issue #2 looks like either one of these. Personally I prefer the motorbike lady.

"ADAMS'S"... oh dear.

Also, THE WRAITH™ has top billing on the back cover, which is kind of rad. Especially if someone makes a mistake and shelves all the books facing down.

BUY OR LOOK AT NOW, and email the editors saying, “Heck, fellas, that Patrick Alexander sure is a hot dog. More of that shit, bitches! Yowza!”

My dumb comics, in print!

Most things I do, I put on the internet. But here are some things other than those!

Hutcho-bites

I have an illustration in the back pages of the new edition of Ben Hutchings‘ truly exceptionally brilliant Lesson Master mini, which doesn’t seem to be available to buy in his internet shop at this exact instant, but I’m sure it will be before too long. In the meantime you can buy his other stuff; it’s all worth it. UPDATE: It’s there now!

You might particularly like to buy his big ol’ Tootleg Boy anthology CD, because I have an illustration in that, too! In full colour, even. Also because it’s a fucking masterpiece. (Ben’s CD, I mean. Not my illustration.) (My illustration is pretty good though.)

Tides of Hope

My friend Tim McEwen asked me, and many other talented Australian cartoonists (and possibly a few shit ones), to contribute to Tides of Hope, a special anthology to raise money for the Queensland Got Flooded and God’s Not Paying For It Fund, which I’m sure has a proper name that I could google very, very easily; it wouldn’t take more than ten seconds. Tides of Hope will be sold at the upcoming Supanova conventions in Melbourne and Sydney, for $10 a copy, every cent of which goes to the Aforementioned Fund. If they sell all 1000 copies, that’ll be $10,000 for Queensland, and we can all feel good about that.

My contribution to Tides of Hope is dumb as hell, which should surprise the opposite of as many people as the comic will delight and amuse, which is to say, respectively, no-one, and everyone.

Dark Horse Presents

Oh, gosh! I’m going to be published in the new Dark Horse Presents, from issue #1 and INTO INFINITYYYYY. Issue #1 comes out on April 20th, and will look, I’m led to understand, like this:

I think this is an early version of the cover design, before they added “FEATURING PATRICK ALEXANDER” in huge letters above the title.

This first issue has just a couple of Hilarity Comics you’ve already seen… but have you seen them ON PAPER?? Have you seen them alongside actual, proper comics by serious cartoonists like Frank Miller, Richard Corben, and Many Others, and giggled like a loon at how ludicrous it is, that I am in there — Patrick Alexander and his silly, poorly drawn farty blob-monsters. What’s he doing here? Who invited him?

Issue #2 will feature an eight-page gag comic by me, in sexy full colour, never before seen by human eyes. More about that closer to when it comes out — which is in June, I think.

Dark Horse Presents seems like it’s going to be slightly incredible, and I’m excited to be involved.

(Richard Corben is the guy who did the cover for Bat out of Hell.)

National Young Writers’ Festival

National Young Writers’ Festival
30th September – 4th October 2010

If you’re going to be in Newcastle for NYWF, or one of the other ‘This is Not Art’ festivals, or if you, you know, live there, it seems reasonable to assume you might want to come to one of the events I, me, am involved in. They are…

  • going to be entertaining and/or fun
  • all on Friday October 1st, as it happens
  • these:

Staple Manor hosted by: Rebecca Clements and Patrick Alexander
Time: Friday 11:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: Staple Manor
The program will tell you something about ‘pulling up a cushion’ and hanging out with Rebecca and me in a vaguely creative way, but NO, in fact, we have something awesome planned: A COMIC-MAKING WORKSHOP/LESSON SOMETHING. Yes! You don’t need to know how to draw, nor will we be teaching anyone how to draw, so you don’t need to not know how to draw, either. What we hope to convey in this workshop, in the least prescriptive way possible, is how to put your pen down on a piece of paper and move it around and then have a comic. So come along and learn the anticlimactic secrets behind hit webcomics like Raymondo Person, KinokoFry, and Hilarity Comics! (Other cartoonists very welcome indeed.)

Microfiction Write Off
Time: Friday 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Venue: Royal Exchange
Live, competitive writing of tiny stories, hosted by me. Yesss, I get to be a game show host! From the program: “
Have you got a sharp mind and a quick pen? Can you create compelling characters and complex narratives in just a few sentences? Join 12Words and battle it out with on-the-spot micro narratives, judged by a live studio audience.” Sounds like a dang time!

Drawing Jam
Time: Friday 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Festival Club
That should say ‘Comics Jam‘ because that’s what it will be. If you come to Rebecca’s and my Staple Manor workshop, you can then come here and engage your sexy new comic-doing abilities, alongside actual geniuses such as me again, Rebecca Clements again, David Blumenstein, Christopher Downes, and Kirsten Reed, who is not a person known to me but I bet she’s brilliant.

Sketch the Rhyme
Time: Friday 8:30pm – 10:00pm
Venue: Festival Club
From the program: “An interactive hip hop gameshow where speed drawing meets rapping meets live hip hop beats. Artists sketch on paper that is filmed and projected live. Rappers freestyle about what the artists are drawing. The audience is invited to participate as the improvisation is structured into games.” Yeah, this is gonna be amazing.

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Hmmm, I believe I will be tired by the end of Friday, yes.