Reading Material: A-Trak, Shane and Chris Houghton, N.C. Winters

No Goodnicks (After Robert McGinnis) by Justin Bloomer (Photo: Liz O.)

I write a lot, or at least, enough where I have a hard time remembering what I’ve done. So, maybe it’s a good idea to compile a weekly list of things that have hit the street or the web or whatever.

Monday: “10 Awesome Artworks Inspired by Retro Cartoons, at ‘Gag Me With a Toon 4′” (L.A. Weekly)

“Gag Me with a Toon” is an annual group show where artists re-imagine the cartoons that influenced them. I couldn’t make it to the opening due to WonderCon, but checked it out last weekend. You may be interested in noting that there’s a piece from Jhonen Vasquez in the show and the blog post.

Thursday: “A-Trak: The Hipster’s Hipster” ( L.A. Weekly)

A-Trak’s kind of a big deal. Seriously, he’s one of the most skilled DJs you’ll ever see. He’s also playing HARD this weekend, so I caught him by phone for this interview.

Thursday: “Boba Fett as a Girl: N.C. Winters Mashes Up Star Wars and My Little Pony in ‘Abandoned Menagerie’” ( L.A. Weekly)

N.C. Winters has a solo show going on right now at Gallery 1988, where he explores the pop culture influences of his childhood. I talked to him about the Star Wars/My Little Pony pieces and other stuff.

Friday: “Shane and Chris Houghton: Meet the Brothers Behind Reed Gunther” (Meltdown Comics)

My friend Shannon Cottrell and I have been collaborating with Meltdown Comics on a series of artist and writer profiles. This is the second installment. Shane and Chris Houghton are brothers and their comic, Reed Gunther, is an amazingly popular, all-ages, adventure tale. I highly recommend reading it. We met up with them at Chris’s apartment and Shannon has some great photos of his work space, plus his cat.

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