Friday, June 20, 2014

Dog Boy & Keith on Ebay

My wacky Dog Boy & Keith Painting is up on Ebay at this link...
It's a 9" x 12" acrylic. 

Guitars and Rock Stars are fun to paint. Actually, so are cars and monsters. All these images stuck in my head, pop culture from 1963 and on. It's not profound but it looks cool!

Steve Lafler

Monday, June 09, 2014

New Music: The Skinny

Andy Keith and Steve Lafler comprise The Skinny (so far.)

We are a couple of guitar slinging guys with a fresh batch of our own tunes, working up our sound in the city of Oaxaca de Juarez in southern Mexico.

Andy is a midwestern son of Minneapolis, bringing his cracker-barrel Buddha, country infused songs to life with a warm, familiar voice and an ingenious signature rhythm all his own.

Steve is a longtime Californian by way of Western Massachusetts with a penchant for short bursts of surreal country punk narrative.

We went into the studio in Oaxaca in April, 2014 and laid down basic tracks for a bunch of our original tunes. Our ten song initial release is available from Amazon at this link for $7.99

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Death in Oaxaca: The New Comic Book From Steve Lafler

Cartoonist Steve Lafler (Bughouse, Dog Boy) is back with a new comic book series set in Oaxaca, the magical city in the remote highlands of southern Mexico.

Death in Oaxaca will be a six issue miniseries and subsequent graphic novel published on the Alternative Comics imprint. 

The surreal adventure serves up Lucha Libre wrestlers and an ancient vampire who prefers chicken to human blood. Rex and Gertie are expats, moving to remote Oaxaca. 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. Their son Myles is simply in love with Oaxacan food.

Comics Retailers can order Death in Oaxaca from the June 2014 Diamond Previews comics distribution catalog. The book ships in August. Here is a copy of the catalog listing: 

 Death in Oaxaca is a 36 page comic book (plus covers) retailing at $4.99. There will also be ebook versions available in English and Spanish.