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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Download the Nib Lit Theme Song!

If you want, you can download the Nib Lit Theme Song "First, Sky, Light" composed by mykl sivak:

First, Sky, Light MP3

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

R.I.P. Harvey Pekar

In 2003, when the American Splendor film was released, the website hosted a contest where regular folks could illustrate a couple of scripts penned by Pekar himself. I took part, and neither of my attempts won, though both came close. Looking at the comics now, I'm struck by the weird sketchy style of my lines. Never before or since have I drawn in a style like this, and I can only assume it was a manifestation of the extreme stress I was under in my personal life at this time. At any rate, I never had the honor of working with Harvey or officially illustrating one of his comics. Even though these two comics were my unsolicited entries to an open contest, it still felt great to put some images to the master's words. He will be missed.



A comic about Mykl by Athena Tserpeli!

My "friend" Athena Tserpeli from Greece drew this comic about me. I might be mad if it wasn't 100% accurate.



If anyone else wants to draw a comic about me they can send them to:
mgsivak@hotmail.com
I welcome your abuse.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Finally: Nib-Lit Vol 1.5, Issue 6: The BP Issue! Adults only, Please!

Nib-Lit Vol 1.5, Issue 6: The BP Issue!

10 big pages of gushing unstoppable vitriol!

With contributions by:
Josh Bayer
Steve Stegelin
Marc Palm
Nicolas Chalupa Chanic
Michele Witchipoo
Jeremiah Billadeau
Alix Maubrey
Andrew Bonia
Levi Jacob Bailey
Tony Millionaire

Plus a photographic image of BP exec Tony Hayward's penis, caught in the moment of Petrol Bukkake climax!

Adults only. Like the Deepwater Horizon spill itself, some of this stuff is offensive.



Update!: There will be a reissue of this issue in the next few days to repair a few minor technical issues. If anyone else wants to send a last minute submission, do it quick!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lazer Artzine Number 13!

Hey! Lazer Artzine is a spectacular Belgian art journal. You should buy the new issue (Number 13) because my (mykl sivak's) artwork is printed inside!

http://www.lazerartzine.com/

"Where do you find it ?
If your aren’t in Belgium (who is?) you can buy it on our online shop.
It’s 15 euros (Post included) and you receive a original drawing* by Chanic with. (*ink on paper) Both of Last special issue printed on eco paper, european format A5 (closed), +- 70 pages"



"Lazer©artzine is a project initiated by Chanic, multi-disciplinary artist, working in Belgium. The purpose of the structure is to spread on paper, in a fanzine format,Belgian and international artists, emerging, giving them the opportunity to return to the medium in which these artists in their creative process work and express themselves."

Art from my "Some Gentlemen" series was also printed in issues Number 11 & 12. You can order those issue here, if you like:

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Nib-Lit Vol 1.5, Issue 4: Marc Palm Guest Edit #2!

Nib-Lit Vol 1.5, Issue 4: Marc Palm Guest Edit #2!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Nib-Lit 1.5:3 X-tra large 6-pager!

"Nib-Lit Vol 1.5, Issue 3: It's really big.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Update: Haven Summer Comics Fest 2010 Headliners List (Partial) Announced

New Haven Comics Fest Poster by Kristyna Baczynski!

Start Time:
Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 10:00am

End Time:
Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 2:00am

Location:
Orbit Gallery
118 Court Street
City/Town:
New Haven, CT
(Just a 5 minute walk from the Metro North train station!)



Featuring panels with and presentations by (longer list coming soon!):

Josh Neufeld, author of "A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge."

Neufeld is an alternative cartoonist known for his fact-based comics on subjects like Hurricane Katrina, international travel and finance, as well as his collaborations with writers like Harvey Pekar and David Greenberger.
Official Website

Robert Sikoryak, author of "Masterpiece Comics."

Sikoryak is a comic book artist who specializes in making comic adaptations of literature classics, producing a mashup of high and low cultures. Under the series title Masterpiece Comics, these include Crime and Punishment rendered in Bob Kane–era Batman style, becoming Dostoyevsky Comics, starring Raskol; and Waiting for Godot mixed with Beavis and Butt-Head, becoming Waiting to Go.
Official Website

Sam Henderson, creator of "Magic Whistle."

Henderson is an American cartoonist, writer and expert on American comedy history. His writing and storyboard directing work on "SpongeBob Squarepants" earned him a nomination for Best Animated Program (for programming less than one hour) in the 55th Emmy Awards.
Official Website
Official Website

Danny Hellman is an American freelance illustrator and cartoonist nicknamed Dirty Danny.

Since 1989, his illustrations have appeared in publications including Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal and others, and his comic book work has appeared in DC Comics publications.
Official Website

Cheese Hasselberger/House of Twelve

House of Twelve is an independent anthology comic book publisher based out of the New York metro area and run by artist Cheese Hasselberger. Ho12 also sponsors a monthly comic art collective held the first Wednesday of every month at Jack Demsey's Pub on 33rd street in New York City, NY. They have been running since August 2001.
Official Website

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Submissions requested, Nib-Lit-Picayune: The BP issue!





If anyone would like to submit some artwork or prose to next week's special issue of the Nib-Lit-Picayune, please send an email to: niblit.comix@gmail.com
The subject matter we're looking for should be related to the BP oil spill.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Nib Lit 1.5:2 w/Guest Editor Marc Palm!

Special issue edited by Marc Palm, a.k.a. Swellzombie!
and featuring comics by Nikki Burch, Ben Lyon, Levi Jacob Bailey, Marc Palm and Matt Biolchini!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

New Haven Summer Comics Fest 2010!

Help spread the word!

Ideat Village Arts & Music Festival and Nib-Lit Comics Journal Present:
New Haven Summer Comics Fest 2010




Start Time:
Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 10:00am

End Time:
Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 2:00am

Location:
Orbit Gallery
118 Court Street
City/Town:
New Haven, CT
(Just a 5 minute walk from the Metro North train station!)

The New Haven Summer Comics Fest is a one-day event featuring artist and publisher tables; panel discussions; short films and animations directed by and/or featuring work of comics creators; comics slide shows; a keg of free beer (donations requested).

10a-10p: The Fest
10p-2a: The After party (more music, more slide shows, drink specials, drunk cartoonists)

Tables are still available and are free for invited comics creators and visual artists. If you'd like to be invited to participate, send us an email and we will hook you up.
if you live very far away but would still like to participate from afar by submitting a slide show, some pages to display, short films or anything else you think might be appropriate, feel free to contact us and share your ideas.

This event is being held in conjunction with the 2010 Street Fest, which will include a number of events including two stages of live bands (all day and into the night), a rockabilly car show, skateboard demo, booze, food, arts and crafts, and representatives from all your favorite underground subcultures!

More info @:
http://www.ideatvillage.org/

http://nib-lit.com/

Email event coordinator mykl sivak @:
niblit.comix@gmail.com
mgsivak@hotmail.com


Facebook event page

Friday, May 28, 2010

Nib Lit: Shannon Wheeler vs. Tony Millionaire!

"Nib-Lit Vol 1.5, Issue 1: Shannon Wheeler vs. Tony Millionaire. Six full pages of comics by these fellows!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010