FRIENDS OF THE ABSTRACT GARAGE

 

Below, you'll find descriptions and links for some of my friends and collaborators.

Rick Brooks maintains Cultureshark, an often irreverant look at pop culture new and old. You can also read his columns and reviews at Classic Flix.

I'm a member of this Washington, D.C., area comics collective. You can learn about meetings and events at our Facebook page or Tumblr, as well as projects and appearances by individual members. You can also buy comics from many of the members at the DC Conspiracy Distro.

Cartoonist of books like Xox!, editor of Trickster, District Comics, and Wild Ocean, founding member of the DC Conspiracy--Matt kind of does it all, including teaching comics to kids in D.C. public schools. Find out more about his work at his blog.

Rafer makes the comics Plastic Farm, the story of "a man named Chester and his slow descent into complete insanity" and Nightmare the Rat, the story of a rat named Nightmare who steals teeth from sleeping victims. His work has also appeared in a number of comics from Valiant.

Joey writes the web comic Reckstar with artist Michelle Nguyen. He also writes other comics, prose, and reviews and offers his writing and editorial services at his blog.

I've written more extensively about this project elsewhere on the site--surf instrumentals of Nirvana songs! You can keep up with Surfana news and musings on Facebook and listen to tracks and order CDs at Jango.

Twice a year, the DC Conspiracy publishes Magic Bullet, a free comics newspaper. At our blog, you can find out how to sumbit your comic or advertise and where to pick up the latest issue.

At Howzit Funnies, you can read many of Andrew's darkly funny comics, including his collaboration with Art Haupt Porter Black (a personal favorite).

A cartoonist and illustrator, Santiago created the web comic Chili's World. He's currently making comics based on nursery rhymes and wrote a story for Heavy Metal #275.

Andrew kind of does it all, too. He's an editor and archaeologist, writes about archaeology and gaming, and writes and records music. He was also lead archaeologist at the Atari dig in Alamogordo, New Mexico, and appears in the documentary Atari: Game Over.