The Ink People --
local arts organization for printmaking, all media art classes,
free community access computing. The Ink People has a gallery
in Eureka, CA that hosts monthly shows, and they help artists
place shows in local businesses
GARBAGE PAIL KIDS
The Garbage Pail Kids Archive -- shows many GPK items, including
foreign GPKs, and many GPK web links
Comic Images --
trading cards and/or dolls (some years back they co-published
Meanie Babies cards with Dark Horse)
-- alternative and underground comics. Artists include Crumb,
Clowes, Woodring and Ware. Ask for their catalog. They also publish
The Comics Journal, with news,
criticism, good cartoonist interviews.
Last Gasp Comics --
underground comics, progressive art books, counter-culture books.
Not for minors.
Shorty's Inc --
makes skateboards and skatin' hardware and clothing
Topps -- their site focuses
on new products (including the All-New Wacky Packages and All-New
Garbage Pail Kids)
-- experimental computer programs for graphics.
-- Adrian Ward's vector drawing software, a parody of Adobe Illustrator,
comes with many cool random drawing tools. You can even write
plug-ins for it. Good documentation. Demo and full versions available.
-- it can make random 3-panel strips. Or you can choose the characters
and backgrounds, and type the text for the word balloons.
Bud's Art Books --
(formerly Bud Plant Comic Art) new and recent books on comics,
fantasy art, illustration, illustrators of the past, calendars,
cards, pin-up art. Extensive selection, great catalogs.
-- Amsterdam comics store's website. Look up comic artists in
the Comiclopedia - with more than 11,000 international comic
artists, complete with biographies and samples of their artwork.
Also has art exhibitions.
-- slick color magazine with trading card industry news and ads.
They also publish information on Topps' Wacky Packages.
-- newsprint magazine with ads for card and sticker dealers
-- the huge pop culture convention meets in San Diego each
summer. Meet hundreds of artists, writers, editors, publishers,
fans, collectors, dealers. Also runs the Alternative Press
Expo and WonderCon.
Winged Tiger --
promoting literacy, creativity, arts, using cartoons and humor.
Founder Phil Yeh and other artists create books, paint murals,
take part in school assemblies, conventions, conferences and
other public events for all ages throughout the world
John Heinrich --
the steel guitarist's site. Includes some MP3's of his work
Pixels3D -- great
Macintosh 3D modeling and animation software.