A panel from current comic, work in progress



Junior Detective Files


There’s a secret hiding in this image, can you find it?

Lord Commander “You Can’t Finish Pleasing People”

You can’t stop them from talking, all how you try
They bad talk you before you born and after you die.
But that don’t worry me…
For anywhere you go, people will say things of you
Don’t matter what you do
And whether good or bad, even if a lie or it’s true
They know your business better than you [You can’t talk me bad]
And if you follow them,
you surely go crazy and drown yourself in the sea
And that is why
The Commander going to live he own life to suit he
Man, and to hell with everybody!


Shigeru Sugiura? that’s what the internet told me. Is it?  EDIT: Pro Translator adactivity says YES


The Comics Reporter has a sneak preview of A. Degen’s Mighty Star and the Castle of the CancatervaterCheck out the cover as well as a selection of preview images right here!


So excited about this, thanks to everyone, thanks to Annie Koyama and Ed Kanerva!




"A Klee painting named Angelus Novus shows an angel looking as though he is about to move away from something he is fixedly contemplating. His eyes are staring, his mouth is open, his wings are spread. This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them. The storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward. This storm is what we call progress."-Theses on the Philosophy of History, Walter Benjamin 1940

self portrait,
Good news and bad news
I joined that gang

Might as well announce this,
here’s an introductory chapter page for a comic I am working on.
I don’t have a title yet.  It is a supplementary/side-story for my comic Mighty Star.

It has words in it.  
It is ostensibly about the Philosopher character from Mighty Star.
I have been showing bits and pieces of it on this blog.

It will be out this fall, from snakebomb.  
Hope you will like it/read it.

[rap music playing]

Thinkpieces have hit critical mass enough to convince me that we are in the age of the ‘nerd’.  If this is true I need to start thinking about my art as including the nerd at least in part or total.
But I do not want to tailor my art to the nerd I see in marketing terms as a devoted brand target, but perhaps the ideal nerd I have never met, who resides with the locovore, the counter-revolutionary saboteur, the hipster, the flâneur, the helicopter parent, the yuppie, the B-girl, the mad monk, the indigo child, the false doctor, the cosmopolitan, the night owl, the banker, and the fool who bargained his soul to the devil, and all of the other face cards in the lesser cultural arcana.
I have hit on the nerdiest medium: the dakimakura (the body pillow that nerds marry?  I’ve never really seen one) as this perfect piece of ‘content’.  Dakimakura with all my OCs (original characters) from my IPs(intellectual properties).  I will draw these with my HHs(human hands).  And they can be yours through 8 payments of 8 dollars.  But fuck paypal and any other p2p payment options; find me in person and pay me 8 times.  Thank you.

The undersigned,

(above pillow features House Man from soft x-ray)

Anonymous asked: I just came here for the art not to hear what you think and also I don't understand art and don't believe those things inform each other. Just kidding, this is AD pretending to be an anon. Your art is awesome and inspiring and just keeps getting better fuck these whiny assholes.


I knew this was an AD anon message 3 words in.


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EBBITS #1 is available on Gumroad! Relive the days when Penpy had flippers! Meet Fuu’s disgusting friend! Read a couple letters from randos! And what happens when a small snake builds a robot version of one of the main characters? DL to find out!

Wow that is 32 pages of comics for $0


(via banal-echo-gee)


Paper Jam 2 exhibitor #8: Alex Degen

AD is a book of knowledge, a comicbook, a staple of comics, the binding agent of many comics. In his distinctly visual, surreal style he bridges old and new, high and low art (effortlessly because, of course, these divisions shouldn’t exist.) He’s featured in anthologies all over the place: Happiness, Chromozoid, Snake Bomb, Studygroup, Sonatina, etc. Paper Jam is proud to be giving AD a space for his very own devices.

catch me at the paper jam!



Who are these pesky kids? What’s their agenda? The Junior Detectives are Ace, Specs, Speedy, Big Sally, Butch, and Louie; and the only evidence left of their existence is in these files.

Alex Degen's new book is a collection of wordless fragments from the world of the Junior Detectives. The full-page illustrations are playfully enigmatic and dark, looking more like a long forgotten fanzine or the most somber of picture books. Here, the terrifying mysteries of childhood are revisited with the full scope of an adult's knowing eyes and weighted heart.  

BW // 36 pages // $5.00

Dang!  Here it is again but with a beautiful explanatory paragraph presumably written by the very beautiful Scott Longo!

A panel from something I’m working on, not sure if I want to announce it yet, should be done this summer, hopefully out by fall, it’s a supplemental story/side story to a longer comic I have made.  

Anyway thanks for looking at the internet



All Sonatina comics are now in stock at Pegasus Books. Save some cash on shipping and help support a local spot. ;)

Titles include: Bow vs Bow by Leslie WeibelerMiss Hennipin and Chauncey by Andy Douglas Day, and Sonatina #2.

yup yup yup

I have a comic in Sonatina no.2 btw