A new chapter of MENU, PITY IN PASADENA pt. 2, is up now for free on Trip City. Words by us, art by the amazing Jen Hickman. If you haven’t read the first one you should go do that first.
Trigger Warning: This story contains images of sexual violence.

A new chapter of MENU, PITY IN PASADENA pt. 2, is up now for free on Trip City. Words by us, art by the amazing Jen Hickman. If you haven’t read the first one you should go do that first.

Trigger Warning: This story contains images of sexual violence.


Q
Patrick Kindlon: you are the only human being who should be denied the right to free speech. I hope someone shoots you in the mouth.
Anonymous
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selfdefensefamily:

You seem like a very reasonable zerson and I’m glad you’re free to walk the streets, and not confined to an institution. 


New chapter of the world’s unhappiest comic about doggies, MENU, is up now. Pictures by the awesome Jen Hickman, words by us. Read the new chapter and all the previous ones at TRIP CITY!

New chapter of the world’s unhappiest comic about doggies, MENU, is up now. Pictures by the awesome Jen Hickman, words by us. Read the new chapter and all the previous ones at TRIP CITY!


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FIVE GHOSTS #8 PREVIEW - IN STORES JANUARY 8th from IMAGE COMICS.

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This is one of the best books being published right now. Volumes #1 is $10.  They are doing everything they can to get you to give it a chance. Now it’s your turn. If you don’t make the effort to pre-order books like this from comic shops creators literally will not continue making them. A few hundred proactive fans are the difference between life and death to an indie comic. Read the previous issues for cheap, read the preview for free, then call your local shop. Share this. Tell a friend. Don’t be a herb.


TWELVE REASONS TO DIE #5 is in stores today! With art by Gus Storms (EGOS), Breno Tamura (PIGS), Ryan Kelly (THREE, DMZ), and Russel Roehling (WASTELAND). Cover art by Johnnie Christmas (SHELTERED). Colors by Jean-Paul Csuka (BEDLAM) & Shari Chankhamma (KILL SHAKESPEARE). In comic shops now or order the whole series direct from BLACK MASK STUDIOS.

TWELVE REASONS TO DIE #5 is in stores today! With art by Gus Storms (EGOS), Breno Tamura (PIGS), Ryan Kelly (THREE, DMZ), and Russel Roehling (WASTELAND). Cover art by Johnnie Christmas (SHELTERED). Colors by Jean-Paul Csuka (BEDLAM) & Shari Chankhamma (KILL SHAKESPEARE). In comic shops now or order the whole series direct from BLACK MASK STUDIOS.


Patrick’s band SELF DEFENSE FAMILY has a new full length available for preorder now from Deathwish called “TRY ME”. Pre-order the record now and you can download the mp3s right now. Obviously I am not impartial, but this is one of my favorite records of the year. It is deeply challenging and a difficult listen in the best possible way. If you like art you have to fight through pick it up.


Brand new MENU story is up at TripCity.net. Words are by us, images are by the awesome Cody Pickrodt. If you don’t know Cody’s work you should be reading his amazing post apocalyptic comic REPTILE MUSEUM right now!
As always, MENU is free, easy to read, and depressing.

Brand new MENU story is up at TripCity.net. Words are by us, images are by the awesome Cody Pickrodt. If you don’t know Cody’s work you should be reading his amazing post apocalyptic comic REPTILE MUSEUM right now!

As always, MENU is free, easy to read, and depressing.


TWELVE REASONS TO DIE #4 hits comic stores today. Crime and horror continue to blur in the book that Bloody Disgusting calls ""Brilliantly conceived… a creative tour-de-force of gore, satire, and crime."
This issue features art from amazing folks like Edwin Huang (SKULLKICKERS from Image), Joelle Jones (HELHEIM from Oni), Breno Tamura (PIGS from Image), David Murdoch (LUCAS from Arcana), and Gus Storms (EGOS from Image). The amazing cover is by Juan Doe (IRON MAN: INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION from Marvel). Head to your local comic shop and grab a copy and if they don’t carry it you can order directly from BLACK MASK STUDIOS.
Guns, Sex, Vinyl, & Revenge.

TWELVE REASONS TO DIE #4 hits comic stores today. Crime and horror continue to blur in the book that Bloody Disgusting calls ""Brilliantly conceived… a creative tour-de-force of gore, satire, and crime."

This issue features art from amazing folks like Edwin Huang (SKULLKICKERS from Image), Joelle Jones (HELHEIM from Oni), Breno Tamura (PIGS from Image), David Murdoch (LUCAS from Arcana), and Gus Storms (EGOS from Image). The amazing cover is by Juan Doe (IRON MAN: INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION from Marvel). Head to your local comic shop and grab a copy and if they don’t carry it you can order directly from BLACK MASK STUDIOS.

Guns, Sex, Vinyl, & Revenge.


We are working on a lot of awesome stuff for 2014 for all of you. We can’t talk about most of it yet but we can talk about this. Mason Dickerson and Patrick Kindlon will bring you COPHUNTER. Get stoked.

We are working on a lot of awesome stuff for 2014 for all of you. We can’t talk about most of it yet but we can talk about this. Mason Dickerson and Patrick Kindlon will bring you COPHUNTER. Get stoked.


Patrick’s band Self Defense Family have a new split 7” with Axis out now from Harm Reduction Records. I mention it here because Patrick hired the always brilliant Shaky Kane for cover art. We have worked with Shaky a few times and he is the best. Even if you can’t stand to have Patrick scream at you for 3 minutes you should buy this and frame it.

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Cover art for the split 7” of the decade, Least Violent Time In Human History, was provided by Shaky Kane. For those of you unfamiliar with his work, this is a nice opportunity to expand your horizons. 

A really nice looking record. 

Order here.


We Will Be At NYCC… There Will Be Germs.

I am already prepared to be getting very sick at NYCC like I do every year. That’s the bad news. The good news is we will be at NYCC in Artist Alley table CC2. We will have issues of 12 REASONS TO DIE, THE URN, and even a new issue of MENU!

Also we are sharing the table with our good buddy Duffy Boudreau who writes the excellent book BLACKACRE from Image Comics. So if you have copies bring them buy for him to sign. And if you don’t, 1) What the fuck is wrong with you? 2) He will have copies so bring money.


I set up some signings for some awesome buddies at Forbidden Planet in NYC next Monday & Wednesday, October 7th & 9th. Come by and hang out with Greg Rucka (Lazarus/Stumptown), Ales Kot (Change/Zero), Frank Barbiere (Five Ghosts/White Suits), Amy Reeder (Rocket Girl/Batwoman), Brandon Montclare (Rocket Girl, Halloween Eve), Sina Grace (Lil Depressed Boy/Not My Bag), Nick Dragotta (East Of West/FF), Duffy Boudreau (Blackacre), Johnnie Christmas (Sheltered/Murder Book), Ed Brisson (Sheltered, Comeback), and Michael Moreci (Hoax Hunters/Skybreaker). Some of the best writers and artists in comics right now. Come by, grab some books, shake some hands, etc.


My talented buddies Ales Kot, Frank Barbiere, and the brilliant Greg Rucka will be doing a signing at Forbidden Planet on Monday, October 7th. Go there, give them all hugs, and buy Zero, Five Ghosts, and Lazarus. Your welcome.

My talented buddies Ales Kot, Frank Barbiere, and the brilliant Greg Rucka will be doing a signing at Forbidden Planet on Monday, October 7th. Go there, give them all hugs, and buy Zero, Five Ghosts, and Lazarus. Your welcome.


My buddy Tyler is working on a new MENU story. I’m really proud of this one and Tyler is clearly killing it. MENU doesn’t do origin stories or answer questions but this one is pretty different from everything we’ve given you so far.

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This is my first attempt at ever doing a comics page entirely digitally. It was also the quickest I’ve ever done a page, so I think I’ll keep doing it for the remainder of the current project I’m working on.

This is Page 6, B&W for of a story I’m doing for Ashcan Press ongoing anthology comic about a boy and his dog. The comics called “Menu” and can be read here. It’s a really interesting opportunity that Matt Rosenberg and Pat Kindlon are offering here, where they have their story they are telling about this boy and his dog but allowing a ton of different artist to tell it in their own vernacular, and I’m wicked honored to be included in this crazy ensemble of talent. Thanks Matt. 


Our book TWELVE REASONS TO DIE has got shirts in Hot Topic. Head there to get one and other awesome Black Mask Studios designs! Comic stuff in non comic stores! Be excited.

Our book TWELVE REASONS TO DIE has got shirts in Hot Topic. Head there to get one and other awesome Black Mask Studios designs! Comic stuff in non comic stores! Be excited.