A Monster Manual-inspired zine and art showOn January 14, 2018 by Kenna
Secret Headquarters, Los Angeles’s best comics shop (previously, has published “Monster Manual,” a limited-run, 64-page zine collecting the art from their show of the same name, in which artists were challenged to create their own rue and satirical entries for a notional Dungeons and Dragons bestiary from an alternate timeline.
I saw this on Super Punch yesterday and drove straight over to buy it and it’s amazing. Bet $10 I’ve spent in years.
Contributors: Seth Cooper, Malachi Ward, Mike Bertino, Michelle Xin, Levon Jihanian, Aeron Alfrey, Erin Althea, Miranda Tacchia, Mark Ingram, Lizz Hickey, Casey Alexander, Koren Shadmi, Garrett Davis, Alex Scubert, Matt Sheean, Devin Flynn, Johnny Ryan, Jon Vermilyea, Maghan Tryon, Matt Furie, Skinner, Andy Ristanio, Jesse Balmer, Alex Pardee, Kali Fontecchio, Jesse Moynihan, Jenny Goldberg, Alexander Hemming, Nick Edwards, Nicolette Wood, Mat Brinkman, Ben Marra ,Rob Goodin, Derek Ballard, Trevor Henderson, Pen Ward, Josh Freydkis, and Johnen Vasquez.
Monster Manual [Secret Headquarters]
Glue the spines from an old encyclopedia set to slats of wood, back with a piece of fabric (a “tambour”) and top with woodscrews as makeshift rollers that run along a routed track, and voila, you’ve got a hidden stashbox that slides aside to reveal whatever you want to hide there.
danah boyd (previously) writes enthusiastically about Virginia Eubanks’s forthcoming book, Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor, which she calls “the best ethnography I’ve read in years,” “on par with Barbara Ehrenreich’s ‘Nickel and Dimed’ or Matthew Desmond’s ‘Evicted.'”
Dani Ochoa, a self-described ” girl with too much time on her hands,” writes, “I spent way too much time figuring this out.”