Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Beat Speak Definitions

Now that my time in the Dirty is dwindling I thought it would be key to write preserve the multifaceted cluster fuck of bluesy inspired verbal deluge that is beat speak. The origins of beat speak are murky. I've heard it said that it began when Ginsberg found Kerouac mumbling to himself face down drunk on charley Patton's grave (the real one in mexico.). Ginsberg wrote it down while in a whiskey and ether fit, but lost the paper somewhere on his way to Pomona. It only re-emerged later in 2006 in Savannah. It's rules seem in fathomable and many outsiders confuse it for Australian. 

Daily Definitions:

Hitch:(Noun) Your steady bike, or the bike that you go to battle on. 
example: Sweet hitch boss-man, looks ripe for chazzer killing. 
Note: a beater bike is never called a hitch. If a man calls your beater bike a hitch, he's making fun of your shitty ride.

Beater or beater-biker: (Noun) A bike that is poorly made, poorly maintained, or made up of junk parts.
example: I just threw beater together out of odds, ends, and chicken wire.
Note: Beaters are best used only as a last resort to jettison a bad scene, no self-respecting rider cuts on a beater.

Walking the dog: (Phrase) A term used for when a man dates an unattractive woman.
Example: I had to walk the dog last summer to break my love drought.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

delta scrape

Alright, these two boys've got the best delta scrape I've heard. The Delta scrapes that scratchy voice you get from sucking up too much dust, whiskey, and cigarettes in your life. 

charley Patton

Tom Waits

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


what will we say now that the adder has turned black?

when the face of oppression is masked by our own?

Will we still rattle our shackles after we've transposed their marks on his  wrists?

Is this the change we sought coming, or is the coming change a turn from white and black to horrible gray?

will we fight so vigorously now that it is no longer them against us, but just us? 

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The angry pilgrim

One more week of college, I've been waiting with baited breath for this one. I'm coloring pages feverishly to keep up with posting deadlines and prepare my work for submissions. Times ticking but I cant help but look up old blues men for inspiration there's so many great fellas I haven't discovered yet. Just came across ol Furry Lewis

and Bukka or Booker White

Anyway, keep checking out the Tug Benson web-comic every Monday and Thursday. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tug Benson web-comic up!

I just posted The Tug Benson website yesterday. It doesn't look like much yet, but in time as I figure out comic press, I'll make the site cooler. Also, since I only post Monday and Thursday you won't see any unseen pages for a couple weeks. that's all from me.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Walking Tug

I've been working on inking more up coming pages for the Gospel of Tug Benson comic. This is just a spot illustration for the banner. Originally the comic was going to be a web comic exclusively, but during comics art forum a couple of the visiting artists advised me to start submitting the story to publishers. If it got picked up I'd get some green up front, unlike a web comic. Anyhow I'll keep you's posted. The site should be up in a week or two.


Monday, November 10, 2008

intro page 3

This took a bit of time to color, more than normal really. I kicked the power cord out of my computer after a hours worth of work and lost it all.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

angle angler

this is a editorial comic I'm doing for a contest about our financial crisis and it's causes. I picked the issue about credit card companies targeting college students.