I surrendered to the future and started a Patreon. The pandemic isn’t going anywhere, and I’m unemployed, so I was just leaving money on the table by not making one. Subscriber’s to my patreon will receive a quarterly newsletter filled with comics and writings and bonus stuff like minicomics and pins and whatnot. I’m alsoContinue reading “Rodeo Etc Patreon”
Head over to my shop to pick up a limited, individually signed and numbered 4-color Risograph print, with 50% of each sale in support of the Florence Project, “a 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal service organization providing free legal and social services to adults and unaccompanied children in immigration custody in Arizona.” Printed by the wonderful folksContinue reading “Fundraiser Print for the Florence Project is live!”
With everyone staying home for the holidays, I thought I’d try to provide some cheap entertainment: from now until January 2nd 2021, you can download a high-res PDF of the first two issues of Rodeo (Plus an extra 6 page comic) for just $5. Follow this link to learn more and to purchase. Stay insideContinue reading “Happy holidays from Rodeo Books HQ”
I was recently on an episode of the very funny (and informative) comics podcast Gutter Boys. The hosts, Cam del Rosario and JB Roe, are incredibly talented cartoonists in their own rights who also happen to make great podcast hosts, and it was really fun to shoot the shit and talk shop for 90 minutes.Continue reading “Banana Pudding Milkshake”
Enjoy this free short comic I made, from the out-of-print zine Wimp Digest by Josh Pettinger and I.
Rodeo #2 received a glowing review from the internet’s most prolific comics critic, Ryan Carey, over at his essential blog Four Color Apocalypse. I will now shamelessly share two very flattering paragraphs from it: The larger physical dimensions of the book likewise give Salazar’s cartooning a bit more real estate to spread out in, andContinue reading “Long Haul”
After printing delays (I was initially sent comics that were warped by humidity — long story), all orders are now shipping. Thanks for your patience and sorry for the delay! Enjoy!
Comics are hard to make. Any cartoonist who is worth their salt will tell you that. Even the cartoonists who make it look easy, effortless, fluid — they struggle and wrestle over every panel. If they don’t, they’re either a certified genius or they’re operating at only a quarter of their abilities. What makes aContinue reading “Liberated by insignificance”
Over a year ago I wrote two reviews about old comics I picked up from the cheap bins and planned to write another review or two, but instead let it languish in my drafts until now. The thought process behind putting them up now is, “why not?” Without further fanfare: Barbarienne #1, #3-5 by MartinContinue reading “Live Area 002”
Spent the last month or so making a minicomic with my friend Josh Pettinger called Wimp Digest. We both wrote and drew a 4-page strip based on a memory from the other’s childhood, and I think it turned out pretty nice. They’ll be available in a week or so, and will be $5ppd.
Still working on comics. Stay safe.
A brief intro to precede the proceedings: I envision Live Area as a column devoted to thinking and writing about comics in an elastic and ever-changing way. One size doesn’t fit all for comics, so neither should an exploration of them. To start things off, this installment of Live Area will be comprised of capsuleContinue reading “LIVE AREA 001”