Giant Robot is proud to host Dave Kiersh, an indie comics hero. Kiersh has been working in the indie comics space for years and has slowly gained a loyal audience. His style is freely drawn and appears effortless and calming. It’s realistic and nostalgic.
Afterschool Special is an illustrated romance concerning two teenage outsiders navigating a suburban landscape through nostalgia and personal dilemmas. This 132 page full color perfect bound book includes affectionate nods to abandoned parking lots, late night B-movies and trashy amusement parks. Fully written, illustrated and published by Dave Kiersh. First offset printing and limited to 700 copies.
Dave Kiersh was born in 1979. He is also the creator of Dirtbags, Mallchicks and Motorbikes, his first full color book, which was published in 2009 with the assistance of a Xeric Grant. Afterschool Special went to print as the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign. He has been self-publishing his own comics since 1999. >>
Awesome array of everyone’s favorite mini figures, Lego people! In this blind bag you may get a Nerd, Punk Girl, Bride, Warrior, Viking Woman, Space Pirate, Bagpipes Man, Aztec Warrior, Ape Man, Hippie, Bunny Suit Man, Swimmer, Black Knight, Red Riding Hood, Tennis Player, Sea King.
Upon returning home from the Drummer’s Collective in New York City, ace musician Jun Kung began his career as a rock musician. Despite winning the 2000 Hong Kong Commercial Radio Music Award for New Artist, Jun was quickly disillusioned by Hong Kong’s music industry. Instead, he became the most demanded drummer in Canto-pop and went on to collaborate with the likes of Jacky Cheung, Eason Chan, and Faye Wong. It wasn’t until 2010 that he returned to making his own music with Jun K, released on his friend Daniel Wu’s Revolution label. Upon the release of its hard-rocking follow-up, Playback Is A Bitch, I got in touch with the Hong Kong-born and Macau-raised artist and asked him some questions about his new EP, his dabbling in acting, and working with Dan. >>
The opening was awesome, but the workshop and talk was amazing too. Not only did you get to see the story of his life, you got to actually make a figure. He even did it in Japanese. No translation was necessary at all. It was hilarious. His opening yell, LET’S MAKE was followed by the passing out of Japanese paper clay. Step by step, you learned to make one of his characters. The best part was at the end, this little bit of clay that was left behind? You make an intestine with it! >>
The first time I saw The Jesus & Mary Chain was a religious experience. I was still in high school when Rodney on the ROQ first played “Never Understand” and then announced that the JAMC were going to play their first gig in the U.S. at the Roxy in 1985. The show, which was a couple of nights before Christmas, didn’t last more than 20 minutes with Jim and William Reid mostly facing away audience and Bobby Gillespie banging on a single tom. >>