Monday, February 28, 2011

Landlark, the Heat-Seeking Dwarf on WordPress!

The first chapter of Landlark, the Heat-Seeking Dwarf, originally published in The Signifiers #1, is being serialized on WordPress beginning today!

Cringe as Landlark is held captive by the Polution Pioneers, after being kidnapped from an anti-war love-in! Marvel at the impromptu park concert instigated by the bongo-playing Bongo! Dig it, brother, as Neno seats you in the front row of a wacked-out, conceptual, sci-fi art "happening"!

Read it here - but, don't weep:
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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Neno Scheduled to Draw the Future Foundation at the Laughing Ogre

In celebration of the new FF #1 (written by Jonathan Hickman and drawn by Steve Epting, a powerhouse team), I and other central Ohio cartoonists will be drawing free sketches of the FF (the Fantastic Four or the Future Foundation) with the purchase of a blank cover for FF #1 at the Laughing Ogre in Columbus. Daniel Acuna's beautiful alternate cover for FF #1 is shown above.

The sketchin' is scheduled for all day long on March 23rd. Details forthcoming.

Check out this preview of FF #1 on Newsarama:
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Friday, February 25, 2011

Pencilin' - Comin' Atcha!

Detail from a commissioned Sandman splash page, drawn last year.

If you'd like to commission comic art from me, contact me via my website, NenoWorld:
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Nix Comics Quarterly #2 in the Works

Meaning, I'm working on it!

I'll be posting art from my story for Nix #2 here soon. In the meantime, pre-order a copy of Ken Eppstein's rock'n'roll/horror anthology at Kickstarter:

The official Nix Comics Quarterly site:

And check out the Nix Facebook page while you're at it:
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

M.R. Neno Productions Letterhead

Order cool stuff from and you can have a piece o' this.
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Friday, February 18, 2011

Neno Guests on The Buzzing Reed

I met David H. Thomas, the principle clarinetist of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, on Twitter, where we've exchanged, with other kindred souls, thoughts on the state of classical music composition and performance. In addition to his exceptional talent as a musician, David's working, in many ways, to break down barriers between classical musicians and music listeners.

After asking me to design artwork for his upcoming new website (more info later), David also very kindly asked if I would consider writing an essay on music for his superb blog, The Buzzing Reed.

I did and the results have been posted, liberally illustrated with photographs. You can read the results here:

Please post comments there if you have any thoughts on what I've written. And, thank you very much, David, for allowing me space for my esoteric thoughts.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Frankie's Pizza of Gahanna, Now on Twitter

When you're in the central Ohio area, check out Frankie's Pizza, home of the best stone-baked pizza in Gahanna.

Frankie's also has spaghetti with meatballs made from scratch, a wide range of subs (including Michael's Hoagie, named after me!) and home-made desserts.

Check out Frankie's website here:

And his Twitter feed here:
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My New Twitter Background
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Frank Zappa Warps America's Minds

Is this the most subversive ad ever in a '60s Marvel comic book? It gets my vote.

Click for a large version to read the small print.

I displayed the ad last year in my exhibit, "Hey Kids! A History of Comic Book Advertising" at Wild Goose Creative.

I'll be exhibiting a range of my work and working processes this October. Details forthcoming...

Wild Goose Creative:
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Monday, February 7, 2011

M.R. Neno Productions Set for SPACE

I will be set up and available for book signings at this year's SPACE (Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo) on March 19th and 20th at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Among the notable self-publishers, writers and artists on tap this year: Bruce Rosenberger, Pam Bliss, Doc Boucher, Verl Holt Bond, Matt Feazell, Max Ink, William Messner Loeb, John Porcellino, Tom Scioli, Ian Shires,Talcott Starr, Dan Taylor, Carol Tyler and special guest (in my opinion!) the legendary Steve (Morty the Dog) Willis.

The official program lists seemingly hundreds of great cartoonists and publishers. Check out the site and events here:
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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Matt Feazell, of Not Available Comics the Mid-Ohio Con, circa 2008.

Besides being an all-around great guy, Matt's been publishing very funny books, featuring characters like The Amazing Cynicalman, Nerdy Girl and Antisocialman, since 1980.

Check out his site here:
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Friday, February 4, 2011

Underwater Cats on Etsy

Above: the third in a series of paintings of underwater cats.

Each are available for $30.00 shipping postpaid, within the US, on my Etsy shop:
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Calling All Comics Retailers!

As always, copies of M.R. Neno Productions comics are available to comic shop retailers at a 50% discount - that includes the recent, critically acclaimed The Signifiers #1!

More details here:
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Gracehaven: A Good Cause

As of December, 2010, a percentage of profits made by my publishing and graphic design company, M.R. Neno Productions, are being contributed to Gracehaven, the only organization in Ohio focusing on domestic minor sex trafficking.

Gracehaven spreads awareness of the problem through public speaking and the media, works in conjunction with Franklin County Children's Services, Foster Parents and other Ohio organizations and, most importantly, will be providing a home where girls rescued from trafficking can safely stay and heal.

You can learn more about Gracehaven here:
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Early Days of VHS

Anyone remember when the packaging used for VHS tapes was elaborate? (Probably not, but I do.)

"Do not attempt to use the reverse side of this videocassette."
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