"I was broke and in need of quick cash, so I took a job selling tickets and checking I.D. at the door of a nightclub. The first night, two good-looking babes caused a stir." From Real Stuff #3 (Fantagraphics, May 1991). [NSFW]
Read the other Real Stuff stories and listen to Mark's interview with Dennis Eichhorn here.
I'm sad to share the news that Dennis Eichhorn, creator of the autobiographical comic book series, Real Stuff, died on October 8, 2015. Dennis wrote for the bOING bOING zine, and we've run many excerpts from Real Stuff, which were originally published by Fantagraphics in the early 1990s. READ THE REST
"Like many other jocks in Moscow, Idaho, I did my drinking at Mort's Club." A true story from the 1970s. Originally published in Real Stuff #8, August 1992. Illustrated by Tony Fitzgerald READ THE REST
Pinch me! I must be dreaming. Illustrated by Michael Arnold READ THE REST
If you're already considering all the day trips you're going to take in 2021 to make up for basically going nowhere in 2020, you're not alone. Of course, that means not only making sure your car or truck is still in tip-top travel condition, but that you're also ready in case of an emergency. Less… READ THE REST
Part of the frustration many business owners feel comes from knowing some of the things they need to run their business better should be easy to produce. It shouldn't be hard to build an app where clients can schedule meetings or make payments. It shouldn't be hard to have an app that monitors your production… READ THE REST
You may have heard of the 10,000 Hour Rule, popularized by noted journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell. It supposes that it takes 10,000 hours of active, intense focus on a talent or skill to attain expert-level mastery. There's debate over whether that theory is actually true or not, but it's also spawned a lesser-known spinoff,… READ THE REST