Friday, December 19, 2008

Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas from Greenblatt the Great! and the folks at CARTOON FLOPHOUSE and Urban Golem

RECOMMENDED HOLIDAY READING: Steve Ditko's new "Ditko, Etc.," "Black Jack" by Osamu Tezuka, Rutu Modan's "Exit Wounds," "Cat Eyed Boy" by Kazuo Umezu (his "Drifting Classroom" series is also worth checking out), "Oldboy" comics, the "Bat-Manga" book by Jiro Kuwata, edited by Chip Kidd, Blake Bell's "Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko," and....

....for a dollop of ha-ha-ha's with your ho-ho-ho's....

....Jose Cabrera's "Prime Cut" and "You So Loco" at, yeah, and the brand new book above, available at Last Gasp (!

DUE ANY MINUTE NOW: Michael Aushenker's new comic book series, "Gumby's Gang Starring Pokey" # 1 (WildCard Ink), illustrated by Rafael Navarro. Should be out within a month. Check in with for more info.

Ciao for now!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A little word or two about Mr. Greenblatt the Great!

This is the back cover of CARTOON FLOPHOUSE # 1, now available via the info below or at your neighborhood comic book shops and finer distributors of comics books. It's 48 pages of funny, starring America's hi-wackiest, willy-dilliest bellhop, Greenblatt the Great!

Starting in January, the Greenblatt the Great! comic strip will run on a weekly basis right here!

So keep checking back, America! Here comes Greenie!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

In the meantime, buy the just-released CARTOON FLOPHOUSE # 1 FEATURING GREENBLATT THE GREAT! comic book!

Cover below-- 48 pages of absurdist gag cartoons about a bellhop and the crackpot cast of crazies at the Rondovian Hotel. Hilarity ensues. 

*****If you're a fan of E.C. Segar's "Popeye," Basil Wolverton's "Powerhouse Pepper," and Kamagurka & Seele's "Cowboy Henk," pick up this baby via ********

Or send a check to Michael Aushenker for $7.00 ($5 price of book plus $2 postage) to:

Michael Aushenker
P.O. Box 480045
Los Angeles, CA 90048

CARTOON FLOPHOUSE is published annually (debuting at APE Convention in San Francisco) each fall.