Monday, November 29, 2010

El Vocho Kickstarter Fundraiser -- now Mezcal Powered!

I am doing a Kickstarter Fundraiser to help pay printing and shipping on the El Vocho graphic novel. You can pledge $15 to get the book, more gets you a painting. And, I just added this reward:
Event. A live performance with "The Dick Nixon Experience", Steve's cow punk band. Event includes one graphic novel, choose from El Vocho, Bughouse, 40 Hour Man or Scalawag. Complimentary mezcal will be served. Venue to be announced, San Francisco Bay Area. Mezcal is, of course, the smokey smooth agave distilled spirit that embodies the mystique of Oaxaca.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

El Vocho Endpapers

Just put together the endpapers (inside cover) image for El Vocho -- this will be in the edition that appears in comics shops.

I took the photo at a VOCHO (VW Bug) show in the spring of '08 in Oaxaca. The spooky goon of course is Cliff, iconic bad guy. He looks a lot like I would if I gained a few pounds, got a trench coat and cool hat, and started rubbing people out. Click on image to see it bigger.
El Vocho: Page 290 of October Previews, order code OCT101061 EL VOCHO GN (MR). Diamond has listed El Vocho as “Certified Cool”.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Ballad of the Bug - Let's Embed!

A prominent comics news site tells me they had a problem with the embed code for the EL VOCHO theme song, Ballad of the Bug. Let's see how this works.

Whoa! It works. Cool.

El Vocho: Page 290 of October Previews, order code OCT101061 EL VOCHO GN (MR)

Monday, September 27, 2010

El Vocho Reviewed in The Comics Journal

A review of the El Vocho graphic novel has appeared in The Comics Journal at this link.

I'm pleased to see an informed review of the book by critic Robert Clough, who has a decent level of familiarity with my comics.

El Vocho is listed in the October Diamond Comics catalog (PREVIEWS). The order code is OCT101061  EL VOCHO GN (MR)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Ballad of the Bug

This is Ballad of the Bug, the theme song for my El Vocho graphic novel. By Steve Lafler & Todd Spiehler.

Click here to download Ballad of the Bug

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

El Vocho in Diamond Comics Previews

El Vocho will be in the next Diamond Comics Previews, their monthly catalog of new comics. The ordering code for El Vocho is OCT101061  EL VOCHO GN (MR)

If you know comics retailers, or if you are one, please order 9723 copies, or more.