Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Meathausin' in Philly

Last week, I had a shotgun get-together with fellow Meathausers Farel Dalrymple and Chris McD. Chris and I see each other fairly often as he and his family moved back to the area. Plus he also teaches at UARTS. But it's been a few years since I got together with Farel, who is not only a great friend but one of my favorite all-time comics artists.

For those who don't know, Meathaus is a collective of amazingly awesome comic artists and cartoonists that was started in NYC by a bunch of SVA grads, but branched out nationally and internationally in the past ten years. I was lucky to be invited in several years back. The collective has launched a lot of artists into the cartooning and comics industry, and brought me a lot of good freelance work over the years.

Chris McD does a great job of holding down the fort, so to speak, by keeping the website fresh with not only member art, but interesting prospective art from all over the web. Click here to check out the Meathaus main site. Click HERE to check out all of the amazing work that Chris McD does.

Farel does a whole bunch of comics work for companies big and small. To date, his first 5 issues of Pop Gun War has been my favorite. I like it so much that I bought the original art of my favorite page from his book (seen below). Click HERE to see some of Farel's work.

Farel was in town from Portland to do a signing at a new comics shop in West Philly, so me, him, and Chris were able to bro down and have some breakfast at Sulimay's Diner near my house. It was fun showing them what I'm working on now and looking through sketchbooks. I wish I got to see these dudes more often in person. I've learned an awful lot through the years from them about art and comics. They're great friends and great artists.

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