Friday, October 31, 2008

stay out of the basement

this is happening in your basement right now

this is happening at the annex right now

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Cold Heat Special #8

by Frank Santoro and Lane Milburn

8.5x11". 8 pages of color screenprinted action + 8 pages of b&w xerox action. The story begins with a fearsome encounter on stormy seas, then undergoes a few transformations... Debuted at SPX 2008. Drawn from Frank Santoro's layouts and story notes. Very limited quantity! $7.00 includes shipping US,CAN

Double Mint Bubble

Acrylic on panel 8 x 10"

Saturday, October 25, 2008

free collage

this will be in the Free Drawings newsprint publication from Toronto :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

noted guerrillas

407 brook road.  richmond, virginia.
closes on halloweeny.
get it while you still can.
book cumming soon.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


IMG_0337, originally uploaded by ryancecilsmith.

Oh, this happened last month but I forgot to post! Victoria and I went to Takarazuka, home of the legend himself, to see the Osamu Tezuka museum. It's a fabulous, small, fun museum. There were a lot of childhood drawings, souvenirs, and information about about his life; several rooms of original comic pages (complete with white-out and paste-in text); a make-your-own-anime workshop for kids (and foreigners), and even a lounge with undreds of books you can just sit down and read. In the middle of our visit we saw Mr. Tezuka hard at work. He took a break to pose for a photo. Thanks Mr. Tezuka, we love you!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Lovely and cute Miss Yawara

issue11, originally uploaded by ryancecilsmith.

This book is about exactly what it says: a fashionable judo girl! A local manga shop regularly puts books without jackets out for free. I drive by every day and I take everything (maybe 30 books a week, usually in sets of 5 or 6 or more). Some are really bad but most are fine.

Yawara is one of my favorites, and it definitely has the nicest production of any set I've picked up: Two-tone covers, with Miss Yawara in a different outfit each time, are followed by several pages of colored introduction. The storytelling is pretty clear and fun (click through to see on my flickr) and the story is an odd blend of typical boys' and girls' manga. Yawara is a cute fashionable girl, but she participates in tournaments that look exactly like DBZ.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


Here's our table.

Here's Sam Gas Can

Here's Ambergris

Here's Hitty Titty

Love is a real thing.

Here's Bear and Pieces

Here's Noel Troll doing using his favorite sales pitch.

Neyer with RCS's ghost in the background.


For some reason, James Kochalka was actually tolerable during this panel.

Someone getting mind-controlled.

Monday, October 06, 2008


PROWLA an all screen printed book. 36pages and a pop-up spread. $18 includes shipping in US and CAN. email me for international shipping.

no more now, second printing?!?

E.T. business cards

that's right, i'm a professional human