While I was on vacation my comic “Let’s Go to the Bookstore” was posted on The Toast.
Evan Johnston is a book designer, writer, and illustrator: www.evanjohnstondesign.com
If you follow me, I hope you follow Tables for One, which is written by my alter-ego A. Pontious and illustrated by my regular ego. This week’s was an especially fun one, not just because I got to riff off the Danzig logo, but also because I got to write about baked goods and heavy metal. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.
KEYWORDS: LIVING BREAD GIRL
“I can’t stand the healthy, respectable, wholesome reputation of bread,” says chef Michelle Dunning. “It’s ridiculous. More than ridiculous, it’s offensive. Bread should be for everybody!”
The idea of coming in to work in a white apron, becoming…
Four-pager submitted to a dad-theme anthology I never heard back from.
Sketchbook (and colored in Photoshop): Rika
I had to draw a distelfink after reading about them on The Toast.
My cover for My Novel by Zach Maher.
The artwork is from Dover’s Women: A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources and is one of the rare images from the book that is not completely insane. Angels! Knife-wielding gypsies! Bare-breasted servants! It’s like a B-movie with crosshatching … .
Here’s another cover that was described as “the one with the big vinyl-record-like circle over the Victorian lady’s face.” It is way too distressing for Zach’s book, which is both an homage and a sendup of the self-published novel (as well as the published ones!). But if I make something and it gives me the creeps, and I respect that.
You created the cover of David Rakoff’s last book, as well as many of his previous books, and were friends with him for a long time. Did Rakoff see the cover before he passed away?
Yes, he saw and approved a version of it, I used a different, pre-existing, piece of art by Seth. That was certainly the most heart-breaking job I ever had to work on. It was a race to the end to get it done before he died. David was an utter, brilliant, delight, and I was proud to call him a friend for over two decades.
From my interview with Chip Kidd.
Your secret society isn’t a secret anymore.
All will be revealed at 3PM.
That is all.
What is the cobra villain is so smug about? His workout regime?His color matching ability? The fact that his outfit matches the color of the word balloons?
In other news, I wish I understood the Secret Society posts …