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Mat Festa

matfesta@tiamatsgarden.com

For the month of July only if you follow my work on Facebook or Twitter you will receive an ebook of Miséréri Nobis, my first graphic novel (a 238 page book) free. All you have to do is ‘like’ or follow me on Facebook or Twitter, email me at matfesta@tiamatsgarden.com, and I will send you the link to download the book.

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As the endless dance of the seasons waltzes once more into the months of summer the first thought to return is invariably the same. …Holy flerking schiznit it’s hot! Or at least it was when it came time to do this weeks cartoon. I can’t speak for the rest of you but personally when it gets to those days where you curse the sun’s very existence with a venomous passion all I want to do is nothing. Absolute uninterrupted nothing. In the spirit of said seasonal lethargy here is yet another Rejected Sport.

If you ever find yourself overcome by your own boredom and wish to murder it in the traditional manner of piddling away time on the interweb be sure to check out my art on Facebook, Twitter, and Tiamat’s Garden.

This is what happens when you cartoon while hungry.

Further comfort food available on Facebook, light snacks on Twitter, and the main course on Tiamat’s Garden.

What are the warning signs that you have begun crossing over from the real of ‘artist’ into ‘obsessive compulsive lunatic’ territory? The symptoms can be subtle at first. One clear indicator is that you spend hours meticulously illustrating and arranging individual specks of glitter with an end result that differs little if at all from what could have been accomplished in a few minutes with the simplest of brush techniques.

Look for further updates on my gradual descent into madness on Facebook, Twitter, and Tiamat’s Garden.

Matfesta@tiamatsgarden.com

That is right my dear friends, convention season is upon us once again. My first show appearance this summer is this weekend (Friday 8/13 – Sunday 8/15) at C2E2. Yes, my devoted and passionate followers of my work (all three of you) this weekend you and all other lovers of comics, art, anime, movies, and so forth can come out and enjoy this young but impressive comic convention. I will be in the Artist’s Alley section – table G8 – alongside professional madman Jon Michael Lennon. Jon will be showing off his newest comic anthology Product of Society #5, in which my most recent comic poem Forgiveness appears. I’ll also have all three of my previous graphic novels – Miséréri Nobis, Passage, and A Drifter Midnight – as well as a plethora of art for your eager eyes, hands, and minds to explore.

C2E2 is being held in the North Building of McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. Friday 8/13 1pm – 7pm; Saturday 8/14 10am – 7pm; and Sunday 8/15 10am – 5pm.

Also, please keep in mind that any person who should read this and NOT attend C2E2 will be considered both clinically insane, a horrible person, and be labeled as a co-conspirator in the Lizard People’s plot to overthrow humanity and pillage the Earth.

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Many Silly Things #4

by Mat Festa

Many is the time that a person has asked for insights into my creative process when making comics. While it is true that I don’t believe in keeping secrets on this matter – the more openness as to how it is all done the better – but it is still a difficult matter to describe and explain, particularly to someone not an artist. With that in mind I created this brief synopsis of my comic making method. I hope this answers your questions and offers you the inside look you have wanted.

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Many Silly Things #3

Posted: March 27, 2012 by Mat Festa in Comics, Misc
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In the grand annals of Cartoonology and Cartoonionomy there have been many visionaries and pioneers who have left their glorious doodles upon history. This is that blog which has descended from their art of old and herein we have taken the essence of their acumen and clothed it in the garb of silly. For here the covenant betwixt scribbler and scribblee, image and word, setup and punchline may be fulfilled and forever held sacrosanct under the grace of the jovial prophets of old.

Also I drew this thingy about toast.

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Sisters, brothers, children, your pleas have not gone unheard.

Desperately you have sought in these dark and troubled days a beacon to guide you through the mists of modern melancholia. Beset on all sides by the woes of our age you have desired reprieve, and indeed it has come. That which you see before you is your deliverance: Many Silly Things – an exegesis of the ridiculous by comickist Mat Festa.

Though potent it may be no single visual sensory experience could be enough shepherd you through the bleak horizons you may face. Hence, on alternating Tuesdays this comedic sagacity will be imparted to you. Hyperelectronically disseminated to your private mechanical window, designated work terminal, or pocket dwelling telephonic communicatory device you will have swift and sure access to these pages.

Rest assured we will meet again.