The Doodlebook

I fight crime and these are my doodles.

A Dialogue on Comics

dizh:

Here is a quasi interview/conversation about comics and zines that I had with my buddy Manvir in which I mention a lot of comic artists!

Here is a quasi interview/conversation about comics and zines that I had with my buddy Laila in which I use the word “shnazz” 8 times.

As the year 2014 inches closer to us, I want to live in an America where a fashion model can be a handsome, bearded brown dude in a turban who is considered as beautiful as a busty blonde-haired white girl in see-through lingerie.

Arsalan Iftikhar

At TCAF,

look for the guy in the lavender (or zig-zag) turban.

There was a point in the summer where I was watching this multiple times a day.

60 pictures of Zoostalgia (ordering details below).

Book Number Two. Zoostalgia.

Hey yo dudeskis,

My second book, Zoostalgia, is finally here (this is an image of its wordless cover)! The book is a celebration of the Pleistocene megafauna, a group of huge animals that seemed to (geologically) vanish from existence. Here is the Amazon.com blurb:

Imagine that you and I are time travelers walking through time from the deep past to the present. A foot ago, we witnessed Jesus’s birth and two feet ago, we watched the construction of Stonehenge. Between five and six feet ago, we watched as woolly mammoths, saber-toothed cats, giant bears, and South American elephants vanished from the face of the earth. This book is a celebration of these massive, recent, and wonderful animals - creatures that have been disappearing since humans started discovering continents and a warming climate brought an ice age to its end. Check out animals like Australia’s horned tortoises, Madagascar’s dwarf hippopotami, the giant sloths of the Americas, the dwarf mammoths of the Arctic, and many, many more.

(To further grasp this geological recency, the dinosaurs went extinct six miles ago)

Anyway, the book is available on Amazon, directly from me (at manvir.manvir@gmail.com), or at any of the following locales (list will be periodically updated):

Providence, RI

     Symposium Books on Thayer Street

     Ada Books on Westminster Street #2

Chicago, IL

     Quimby’s Bookstore in Wicker Park

     Chicago Comics in Lakeview

California

     Fantastic Comics in Berkeley (on Shattuck)

New York, NY

    Desert Island in Brooklyn

     Jim Hanley’s Universe in Midtown West

     Forbidden Planet on Broadway

New Jersey

     Traders of Babylon in Hoboken

Seattle, WA

     U Dub Bookstore in the U District

Copenhagen, Denmark

     CMYK on Jægersborggade

Here are some nice screenshots of the inside of the book (scroll down to “a book”) (also check out that blog in general - it’s a pretty great science blog).

Thanks! and godspeed, Manvir

This is a page from my new pamphlet, Lifecycles, that I released as a part of the collaborative artsy science blog at Brown, Creaturecast. The pamphlet is under a Creative Commons license, so it’s free to download. I’ll be printing out an 11.25” by 15” hardcopy in the next couple of weeks, which’ll be available for purchase for a couple of dollars. The project was also just featured on Boing Boing (check it).

Click here to be go to the page on Creaturecast, which has a link to just peer at the booklet or download it.

Doodle Number One Hundred and Four. Chiptune and cini-minis.

Doodle Number One Hundred and Three. Don’t worry, we’ll find a place that sells cookies soon enough.

Doodle One Hundred and Two. Hey there.

Doodle Number One Hundred and One. A Glyptodon.

Glyptodons roamed around North and South America until about 10,000 years ago, amiably munching on grasses and leaves. I don’t want to point any unjustified fingers here, but humans probably murdered these massive xenarthrans. Just sayin.

In unrelated news, I won’t be able to send out copies of The Evolutionist’s Doodlebook until late August. If you’re interested in purchasing a copy, however, check out either Amazon.com or one of the shops listed below. Thanks!

Anonymous how long does it generally take for you to finish a drawing?/doodle

Most of the doodles on here would be like under an hour, but if it’s an especially rad monster, it can take a couple of hours.

The Evolutionist’s Doodlebook is now available at Desert Island in Williamsburg, Brooklyn! Pick up a copy today!

Doodle Number One Hundred. The Moa.

I’ve been doing fantastical drawings of animals that have recently gone extinct. Here’s the newly expired moa.

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