Category Comics

Many Silly Things #5

What are the warning signs that you have begun crossing over from the real of ‘artist’ into ‘obsessive compulsive lunatic’ territory? The symptoms can be subtle at first. One clear indicator is that you spend hours meticulously illustrating and arranging individual specks of glitter with an end result that differs little if at all from […]

C2E2

That is right my dear friends, convention season is upon us once again. My first show appearance this summer is this weekend (Friday 8/13 – Sunday 8/15) at C2E2. Yes, my devoted and passionate followers of my work (all three of you) this weekend you and all other lovers of comics, art, anime, movies, and […]

Many Silly Things #4

Many Silly Things #4 by Mat Festa Many is the time that a person has asked for insights into my creative process when making comics. While it is true that I don’t believe in keeping secrets on this matter – the more openness as to how it is all done the better – but it […]

Many Silly Things #3

Transvestite Super Heros

Recently I read an article by Ken Parille at The Comics Journal that took a critical look at the design of male vs female costumes in the collective Marvel and DC universe. In short instead of focusing on the objectified female characters and their scanty costumes it focuses rather on the abstract, often grotesque figures […]

Many Silly Things #2

In the grand annals of Cartoonology and Cartoonionomy there have been many visionaries and pioneers who have left their glorious doodles upon history. This is that blog which has descended from their art of old and herein we have taken the essence of their acumen and clothed it in the garb of silly. For here […]

Many Silly Things #1

Sisters, brothers, children, your pleas have not gone unheard. Desperately you have sought in these dark and troubled days a beacon to guide you through the mists of modern melancholia. Beset on all sides by the woes of our age you have desired reprieve, and indeed it has come. That which you see before you […]