Friday, February 20, 2015

I Will Eat My Own Pants if it Means I Can Make Comics

Funding Death in Oaxaca with Sales of Classic Dog Boy & Bughouse Original Comics Art

I'm about 70 pages into drawing Death in Oaxaca, my new graphic novel. I'm serializing it as old-school comic magazines with publisher Alternative Comics, working towards the complete novel. The muse is handing this book over to me—it's flowing like honey! I live for this sensation, fully alive, deep in the trance of art-making, that I worked to such satisfaction with Dog Boy in the '80s and on BugHouse in the '90s on up to 2005.

Problem is, I'm focused on the new work but struggling to make ends meet. My solution: Put the artwork for my Bughouse & Dog Boy material up for sale at attractive prices. I have a deep stock of more than 500 Dog Boy pages on hand, and close to 400 Bughouse pages. These comic art pieces are executed in brush & ink on bristol board, generally around 11” x 17” in size.

I'm offering the Dog Boy pages at $100 and the Bughouse pages at $200. The best way to see them is with my online publisher CO2, with Dog Boy here and Bughouse here. Pick the page or pages you that just call your name, and zip me an email. I'll check on availability of the pages you request and report back. Payment is handled via Paypal. 

I'm excited to offer these seminal works of original comic art to help drive my next work to completion. You'll receive a luminous piece of comics history while helping me to create more of the same!

CO2 also offers deluxe print editions of my back catalog, DoggieStyle: The Complete Dog Boy and Menage a Bughouse (The CompleteBughouse).

Art shipping details: All art is shipped in a heavy duty shipping tube, insured, via DHL from Oaxaca, Mexico. Shipping charge is $55, with no extra shipping fee for multiple pages. Ask about discounts for multiple pages. Note that you can select Dog Boy pages by issue at the CO2 site.



Saturday, February 14, 2015

Small Business Tips: Credit Cards

A business credit card can be a useful tool for the entrepreneur, or an unwieldy albatross about the neck.

I've posted an article at MoneySavingPro, a business credit card checklist, pointing out the ins-and-outs of selecting the right card and using it wisely.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Death in Oaxaca #2 Slated for Summer 2015 Release

My next comic book Death in Oaxaca #2 is slated for a June, 2015 release from Alternative Comics.

Here's the promo rap on Death in Oaxaca #2, which will be a 32 page comic book at around five bucks:

Gertie, the glamorous expat writer living in Mexico, stalks a 2000-year-old giant vampire bat while dressed as Lucha Lucy, Oaxaca's newest costumed wrestling sensation. She doesn't find the bat, but a couple local kids mock our hero mercilessly, chanting “You Can't Fly!” Meanwhile, Gertie's husband Rex, the swashbuckling guitar-slinging expat cartoonist, talks about drunk driving with Death himself in the back seat. All this plus Tlayudas, the most delicious Mexican food you've never heard of.

I'm really pumped about this comic book series from Alternative Comics, building towards an eventual graphic novel. I'm in the best groove creating this material since my signature work, Bughouse. You can still pick up Death in Oaxaca #1 from Alternative. 

My shit-kickin' country punk outfit, The Dick Nixon Experience, will likely assemble in the San Francisco Bay Area this July to kick out the jams with a raucous publishing debacle on behalf of Death in Oaxaca #2! Details to follow...

Steve Lafler 

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Steve Lafler's Holiday Art Sale 2014

Come on in, check out these favorite Lafler art pieces at ridiculous deals for the Holidays! Paintings and original comics pages & covers.

You’ll know which one you just have to buy, it’ll call your name.

The sale is a my Steve Lafler site here, with a full gallery of the offerings.

Have a fantastic holiday!

Friday, December 05, 2014

Just Finished

Just finished this page, from the upcoming comic book Death in Oaxaca #2.

Brush & ink on bristol board, 10.75" x 16.5".

First $250 takes it. Email Steve for details.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Death in Oaxaca Ebook at Comixology

Steve Lafler's new comic magazine Death in Oaxaca (Alternative) shipped to comic book stores in August. Now it's also available as an Ebook at Comixology--and it's a real steal, 34 pages of great comics for only 99 cents!

Visit Comixology to order Death in Oaxaca for .99

Order Death in Oaxaca Ebook from Comixology

Meanwhile, Lafler is hard at work on issue #2 of Death in Oaxaca.

Somebody better give this guy a cuppa strong coffee! Time to buzz out more pages!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Steve Lafler Catalog Update: New Series, Old Faves, and Cool T-Shirts

First and foremost, I'm delighted to offer my brand new comic book set in my adopted home town of Oaxaca, Mexico. But there's more, I've peppered this post with links to the major works from my entire comics career. Thanks for visiting! I can honestly guarantee a fun, weird and unusual ride from all of these here comic books and graphic novels.

Steve Lafler 

My new comic book Death in Oaxaca is here! You can get it from the publisher Alternative Comics or from Amazon at this link for $4.99.

The mundane, the sublime and the bizarre show up in their best party attire in the new comic book series from the creator of Dog Boy and Bughouse. Two expats move to remote Oaxaca, the fabled highland city in southern Mexico. Rex, earnest yet duplicitous, flees from mid-life crisis and fear of death. Beautiful Gertie, cynical but honest, is just plain bored and craves adventure. They contend with Lucha Libre wrestlers and an ancient vampire who prefers chicken, and enjoy the best fresh corn tortillas on the planet.

And of course you need the Death in Oaxaca T-Shirt to complete the experience! OK, so it's in Spanish, so it's really a "Los Muertos de Oaxaca" T Shirt. Here is the Design:

 Available at this link from my Redbubble shop for $26.97. Visit my entire line of shirts at Redbubble here.

My back catalog books El Vocho and 40 Hour Man are available from Wow Cool, the mail order arm of my new publisher. You can also order these titles from my Lulu shop. Here's the books:

 El Vocho. Love at the twilight of oil. Rosa the Latina hottie inventor and Eddie the geek artist meet in a fender bender. Tempers flare but sparks fly and they fall in love. Working together, they create the perfect clean energy motor while being tracked by goons working for big oil.

40 Hour Man. Is it a career, or a series of really lame jobs? Stephen Beaupre (author) and Steve Lafler (cartoonist) pose this timeless question in Forty Hour Man, a hilarious saga of one working stiff's three-decade journey into the minimum wage heart of the American Dream. It's all here - from scrubbing a steakhouse floor with a toothbrush to going bust in the Internet boom. Every bad boss. Every crazy co-worker. All the more shocking because it's true!
 Wait a Minute! What about Bughouse and Dog Boy?

Don't worry, I did not forget about the work I am best known for! I've published two huge legacy volumes with CO2, collecting every page of both series!

Ménage à BUGHOUSE collects the funky jazz noir BUGHOUSE trilogy by Steve Lafler in one volume. Tenor saxophone maestro, Jimmy Watts, leads his talented band of bugs from the swing era into the uncharted maelstrom of Bop. And as he and his band mates claw their way to the top of the jazz world, they must fight the temptation to be consumed by addiction to a substance known as "Bug Juice".

Read Bughouse online at CO2

Doggie Style: The Complete Dog Boy. Imagine an enthusiastic, ambitious young artist of the 1980s who happens to have an enormous golden retriever head on a human body. Given to flights of fancy and the odd meditation on the truly mundane, this Dog Boy searches for meaning, all too often via a six pack of Rainer Ale pounders! 
Steve Lafler sat down from 1882 to 1988 and drew nearly 500 pages of Dog Boy. Most of the time, he drew with no script, and in fact looked to emptying his mind before putting pencil to bristol board. 
The entire results are collected here in in the 488 page omnibus, DOGGIE STYLE The Complete DOG BOY! Now you can pay witness to the genius that flowed from Steve's streaming consciousness as he created one of the most truly independent comic works of all time!

Read Dog Boy online at CO2

AND, one more thing! We've looked at my print books and T-Shirts, lets go ahead and buy a copy of my Ebook, Cat Suit!

CAT SUIT. What kind of whack job would put on a mask and a skin-tight suit and head out into the city after midnight? I mean, what is this guy really up to? What pathology, what perverse proclivity are we dealing with here? Is he fighting crime? Of course not, he’s just going clubbing—and he’s frankly perplexed when the aggressive bar flies & drunks single him out. The guy in question is Manx, a costumed cat man. Available digitally!