Check it out: As Eavesdropped Vol. 4 was nominated for a SPACE prize! Now, I’m up against some stiff competition, so don’t congratulate me yet — vote (if you’re eligible)! Volume 3 took third place in 2012 and I personally think the newer issue is better than that one. Let’s see if AE can move up to first or second this time. More about the SPACE prize here.
If you need help deciding, you can order either issue from me, or watch the following video from this past October of my reading excerpts from 3 and 4 (with audiovisual accompaniment) live at Detroit Brain Frame.
Also, this is as good a time as any to announce that I’ll be exhibiting at SPACE 2014, April 12-13. See you in the spring!
by J. Meyer
I feel like I ought to know who drew this, but neither the drawing style nor the signature are ringing any bells for me.
I’m pretty sure it says J. Meyer, but I’m not even 100% sure about that.
UPDATE: The artist has been found: It’s Joe Meyer. Check the comments below for Joe’s response and links to more of his work.
Butter Rings aren’t too hard to come by. In fact, you can “Enjoy the Fun Shaped Butter Ring with Your Family and Friends!”
“…And there’s this in it too.”
I’m going to assume that “pudae zzigae” is a variant spelling of the stew more commonly romanized as budae jjigae; and that this product was a powdered, just-add-water version of said stew. I can’t find any evidence of it ever existing, but I’m sure it did, and it was probably pretty okay.
The artist on this one is a mystery to me. If you have any ideas, let me know.
by John Boissy
Art from Ypsilanti, MI-based cartoonist and graphic designer John Boissy. I like how his characters appear on the lunchbox.
Whatever happened to Good Morning Chicken? Was the brand discontinued? Did true love last? I have no idea.
by Pam Bliss
Pam Bliss writes: “The fairy seems to have stolen her outfit from the actual woodsman, so she probably doesn’t have a leg to stand on ethically.”
Pam (who posts her own sketchbook drawings here) also stated that she has no recollection of drawing this. It’s fun to hear artists’ interpretations of things they don’t remember drawing.
Personally, I don’t think this is a picture of a fairy in woodman’s clothing. It’s actually a half-fairy/half-woodman creature, who had an unfortunate encounter with an identical looking, sticky-fingered frozen confection (made by Haitai, of course).
But if the anterior part is the fairy, wouldn’t it take the wand, not the axe?
To further muddy the waters, there’s the snack food’s namesake — this Korean folk tale — in which the woodman steals the fairy’s clothes*.
*and didn’t give them back until after they were married and had three kids together, which is sort of creepy, but beside the point of the story, I guess.