"About the time I turned 20, I was between schools, and found work at a pizza parlor in Boise. Fights were a nightly occurrence. To curtail damage, the owner hired big guys. I fit in perfectly" -- From Real Stuff #4 (Fantagraphics, November 1991).
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
Simple solutions are almost always the best solutions. If you're cold, put on a jacket. If your car engine light clicks on, take it into the shop. And, if your coffee loses its piping hot bite…well, heat that baby up. Most of us are fans of the bold, burly sting of a fresh-off-the-brewer coffee at… READ THE REST
It happens every year – and it still feels like a chilly slap across the face each time. Winter rolls in…and you're uncomfortably reminded that the next few months will feel like something you just have to survive. However, there are ways to battle the elements. Assembled below are 30 surefire methods for assuring the… READ THE REST
Lots of people think they can write. But a quick check of social media posts, blogs, and even some astonishingly mainstream media outlets prove that isn't always the case. Writing isn't easy. Writing well is even harder. And, writing well on a tight timeline is tougher still. But, if you've got the talent and ability… READ THE REST