My name is Carl Antonowicz. I draw stuff and sometimes write stuff. Some of it will be here, some back at http://cantocomics.wordpress.com. Shop at http://cantocomics.bigcartel.com
Was invited to take part in the Comics Writing Blog tour by redinkradio!I wrote about finding ideas in books, allowing plots to accrue around concepts, feeling weird about most of fantasy’s rather blithe treatment of class, etc., etc. Have a read, won’t you?http://cantocomics.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/writing-blog-tour-the-plot-congeals/

Was invited to take part in the Comics Writing Blog tour by redinkradio!
I wrote about finding ideas in books, allowing plots to accrue around concepts, feeling weird about most of fantasy’s rather blithe treatment of class, etc., etc. Have a read, won’t you?
http://cantocomics.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/writing-blog-tour-the-plot-congeals/

Traced some celebrity cryfaces in an afternoon of delirious schadenfreude. Can you name them all?

I don’t know if I ever mentioned this to you, tumblr, but I run a trivia night in Hanover on Tuesdays. Here’s a poster about it!

I don’t know if I ever mentioned this to you, tumblr, but I run a trivia night in Hanover on Tuesdays. Here’s a poster about it!

mixtapecomics:

maplekeycomics:

Fresh new Maple Key Comics in the shop!

I might be preaching to the choir here, but let me tell you folks a little bit about Maple Key Comics via the official press release. (Bold emphasis: mine.)

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Maple Key Comics issue twoMaple Key Comics is a bimonthly comics anthology featuring the work of indie comics notables, combining the eclectic appeal of manga monthlies like Shonen Jump with the edgy aesthetics of minicomics.

The inaugural issue of Maple Key Comics debuted at MoCCA 2014 and included indie cartoonists: Jon Chad (Leo Geo), Sasha Steinberg (StonewallQueerotica), Sophie Goldstein (Best American Comics 2013), and Rachel Dukes (Adventure TimeGarfield), among many other up-and-coming indie cartoonists.

The June/July installment of Maple Key Comics is  a packed 268-pages, available in print ($15) and digital ($6) formats via the Maple Key Comics website. This second issue includes stories by indie comics vetrans: Jon ChadSophie GoldsteinSasha SteinbergNicole GeorgesCenter for Cartoon Studies graduates: Bill “Billage” BedardLaurel HoldenLuke HowardJosh LeesJoyana McDiarmidDan RinyloIris YanLaurel Lynn LeakeCarl AntonowiczAdam Whittier; and many more.

Maple Key Comics is independently produced, printed, and distributed by Center for Cartoon Studies alum and 2014 Expozine winner Joyana McDiarmid. The first two issues of Maple Key Comics were funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign in February 2014. For full solicitation and ordering information, visit www.maplekeycomics.com

Maple Key is one of my favourite ongoing anthologies out there. I recently went up to MeCAF to help promote it and was completely honest in my pitch, saying ”[Maple Key] has tomorrows cartoonists superstars, today!”

The first two issues were funded by Kickstarter but, starting now, the book will need to be self-sustaining, with the sales of issues one and two to pay for three, then three for four and so on. If you want to get in on the ground floor of something wonderful, or if you simply want to read nearly 300 pages of some wonderful freaking comics, you should totally go check out Maple Key Comics #2. You won’t regret it!

YEAH YEAH YEAH

maplekeycomics:

Maple Key Comics contributor and PR manager Carl Antonowicz( thulsadude) draws intense, dark, and generally pretty grim comics. His story in our second issue starts off at a witch burning—and that’s the most cheerful part of the narrative.
From "A Sickness upon the Land," Appearing in Maple Key Comics Issue 2

Antonowicz’s work in “A Sickness…” is marked by the heaviest of spot blacks set off by areas of painstakingly intricate detail. His storytelling is taut, suspenseful, and will very likely unsettle a few readers—which, he tells us, is what keeps his black little heart beating.

From "A Sickness upon the Land," Appearing in Maple Key Comics Issue 2

You can see more of Antonowicz’s work at his tumblr, and you can follow him on twitter too if you like weird jokes about death.

Maple Key Comics Issue 2 is coming out next month—you should preorder while supplies last!

SKULLZ ‘N’ SHIT

SKULLZ ‘N’ SHIT

Cannibal in a Cave: People who popped by the table at MoCCA may have seen this little 8-pager. It’s a poem I wrote about being pissed off at the internet.

BAM, it’s an interview with CCS alumna and fantastic illustrator Katherine Roy!
Katherine is one of the nicest people around and draws amazing SHARKS. We talked about her research trip to Kenya for her upcoming book about elephants.

harlequinnade:

In 1990 Jim Davis wrote a garfield comic where the punchline is JON ARBUCKLE ATE DOG CUM.

I just need people to know. 

It is with good reason that Jim Davis is so revered as a writer of class and talent.

Obviously, I’ve not been doing the Daily Daemons for a while, but I wonder—would any of y’all be interested in buying a book collecting the first half of them—in GLORIOUS FULL COLOR?
Or should maybe I wait till I have them all done?

I don’t know if I’ve ever talked about how much I love Julie’s ( juliedelporte ) work anywhere on the internet, but godDAMN am I pumped about her upcoming D+Q book. I spoke with her for the Schulz Blog recently, and it just got posted!

I spoke with the inimitable Beth Hetland last week for the Schulz Blog. Beth’s a 2011 graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies who now teaches at SAIC—and is also a barrel of fun. She’s the kind of art prof I wish I could’ve had when I was an undergrad.

YO YO YO NEW YORK
the unstoppable comics juggernauts Sylvan Migdal (sylvanmigdal), Sophie Goldstein (redinkradio) and yes, yours truly, Carl Antonowicz, are coming this very weekend with amazing comics, stunning prints, jokes, smiles, handshakes, and conviviality the likes of which you have never seen before!
PREPARE TO BE CHANGED IRREVOCABLY
Come see us at MoCCA Fest this weekend: we’ll be at table B-12. Like the vitamin, it’ll be good for you.

YO YO YO NEW YORK

the unstoppable comics juggernauts Sylvan Migdal (sylvanmigdal), Sophie Goldstein (redinkradio) and yes, yours truly, Carl Antonowicz, are coming this very weekend with amazing comics, stunning prints, jokes, smiles, handshakes, and conviviality the likes of which you have never seen before!

PREPARE TO BE CHANGED IRREVOCABLY

Come see us at MoCCA Fest this weekend: we’ll be at table B-12. Like the vitamin, it’ll be good for you.

Maple Key Comics—it’s REAL.
IT IS A PHYSICAL BOOK YOU CAN HOLD IN YOUR HANDS.It’s a beautiful thing, what heartsandminis has done here—even more beautiful for its $15 price tag. I did an interview with jonchad in this issue, which is enlightening to say the least. Love that dude.
Get your hands on this book, my friends: it is the trump that heralds a bold new era in big-ass chunky comics periodicals.

Maple Key Comics—it’s REAL.

IT IS A PHYSICAL BOOK YOU CAN HOLD IN YOUR HANDS.
It’s a beautiful thing, what heartsandminis has done here—even more beautiful for its $15 price tag. I did an interview with jonchad in this issue, which is enlightening to say the least. Love that dude.

Get your hands on this book, my friends: it is the trump that heralds a bold new era in big-ass chunky comics periodicals.

More high quality, high-class storytelling from my comic “A Sickness Upon the Land,” appearing in the June/July issue of maplekeycomics. You can order the first issue online here.

More high quality, high-class storytelling from my comic “A Sickness Upon the Land,” appearing in the June/July issue of maplekeycomics. You can order the first issue online here.