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Slow web, sick on the CBC, and doing the work.

[PreS: sorry you early birds if you got surprised by the auto-play, fixed now.]

Recently been reading Warren Girard Ellis’ ramblings again, that last post a couple of days ago, making listing to this back logged episode of tmsidk the second or third time mention of the ‘slow web’ or something like it has come up for me in the last week, when Tell Me Something I Don’t Know interviewed Jeffrey Inscho.

Hah, that would be just my luck, as i’m finally getting half a hang of promoting myself publishing ventures at something approaching the pace it seems to take to get anyone to take your seriously online or noticed in the torrents of updates, the game would go and change from under my feet.

Being buddhistly inclined I liked a lot of what he had to say about applying mindfulness to your work in the digital sphere. I do try to do just that as much as my mind will allow. Also think I spotted some impracticalities too. Share Jim’s concern about the narrowing of focus and echo chamber effect [something he mentioned in passing in the interview].

We will see. Agree enthusiastically with the sentiment of it, as a card carrying member of the old slow action movement I’d far rather quality of interactions trump update cycles.

Over time I do think they count more. But when you’re still one of many, and growing numbers of creators trying to raise awareness of our work, and have as eclectic a reader base it seems I have, I’m not sure how much liberty I have to choose to overly narrow band broadcast. I feel like on the edges of your media domain you need to have fairly fast moving streams to match the pace of the rest of the web, to draw in readers to your core presentation. I don’t post on the blog here rapidly. No way I could keep up with a even once daily rate that Warren thinks of as a lower gear, while maintaining a good level of quality of content, and keep on top of my artwork. Beyond the usual challenges of content creation being dyslexic makes the process of writing and proofing laborious.

But Facebook, my pages, and twitter, G+ to a degree too, I can post small bits of thought or just promote other people’s stuff – something I agree with Dean Haspiel about being a important and valuable role to play, not just as being a community builder but also being someone anyone cares to pay attention too as well. Rather than someone who only talks about themselves?

I suspect some aspects of the slow web Warren and Jeffrey talk about is in part the privileged cruising gear of those who’ve established themselves. For those that describes It makes a lot of sense to economize your efforts.

At this point I follow the feed-back, post more where I find I get responses and less where I don’t.

Never was all in for twitter, it’s always been a semi-automated branch of my blogs. Don’t have a phone attached to my hip so it was never practical for me and too much of a distraction from the drawing table.

For the moment I get far more attention to my work on Facebook than anywhere else. My computer is seldom far from me so when I brake to pace around, grab a coffee, or set up a show to half watch, I often check in and poke around, like or share something, post a bit of work i’m in the midst of.

I tried promoting a couple of posts on Facebook recently connected with RevolveЯ. They got a lot more views but I remain unconvinced if it helped all that much. I did notice that you have to watch it with that, need to look closely at how the options are laid out for you when you set up a promoted post. Seems like a default was to keep promoting and charging after the budget I had set was spent. Not sure what to make of that but I was not pleased to find I was getting charged again without first being asked. As is too often the case it feels like communicating is not FBs strong suit. Incidentally it’s been amusing to watch as twice as many people who’ve added me as a contact in the past 6 months, did so in the last week on Flickr post instagram TOS fiasco. All good, welcome to all. I was never on instagram so works for me.

Speaking of attention…

Having a hard time getting some key comics news sites to pick up my press for RevolveЯ. Others have, but a few of the key players are being tough nuts to crack. Another round of press needs to be done, hoping I can get more traction in the new year. Wondering if I rubbed some the wrong way along the line or something? For sure not really being part of the convention circuit has not helped. Last show I did was TCAF, and that just as a civilian. Ran into one former editor I once worked with who now blogs, it was kind of awkward, as is to happen at these hectic things, but has not replied to an email since?

Be nice to go to more shows and have more fluid relations with the comics diaspora at large, have a chance to build solid friendships in person. But my lack of funds aside, when am I supposed to make time for that and still draw my books, and do all the other shit we have to do ourselves these days eh? Would love to, but we have to have a successful book first. For that we need the book we have to get coverage so people know it’s there to order or buy. A dog and tail game.

Best is if the word gets out more virally, and becomes something the diaspora can’t ignore. If you’re reading this, do us a favor and check out the book if you have not already, mention it to a few someones, share it blog it and if you’d like to review it contact me about that, be glad to oblige. I have lots of visitors and followers these days but outside a core group not enough sharing what they find to get that fantastic fractal spreading pattern going yet. Needs more cowbell!

On the other hand and not to seem to only gripe, I have had some nice windfalls!

Most recently I managed to get invited onto the CBC show to do some local color run after this great doc, Graphic Chicken Soup for the Graphic Soul, by David Gutnick. Thanks to David and Maria Turner, my boss at carte blache both for putting my name in for that. I’m on with an old acquaintance, Simon Bossé, in a piece called Growing up graphic. Our parents get all the blame.

Making it a more entertaining experience than planned I got nailed by the flu about 6 hours before the interview, vomiting all over the place very suddenly and sending my poor Ange into a cleaning frenzy. Managed to clear out the pipes and get it together to do it all over the phone, thanks to some nice editing, I even sound totally coherent.

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Growing up graphic: CINQ A SIX | Dec 22, 2012 | 10:36 © CBC 2012

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So that’s me for the year probably. Couple more retailers on board and some new distribution channels about to come online for RevolveЯ. I’m running behind on RevolveЯ Two right now due to last minute editorial decisions on my part, and the feeling like the slow moving soft launch is progressing well, but has not reached the sweet spot for the next Minimum Effective Dose. The next book dropping and it’s associated press releases, to help crank the series forward. Taking the time to color a story and add another to make it all that much cooler, less ignorable, and put it out in January instead of this month as I had planned originally.

Keep your eyes open for a kickstarter project from me and Mark Sable too in the new year.
As work on Dream Life book one gets done i’ll be jumping directly onto a story we have planned.

Happy Holiday and a grand old new year all!

At the end of the Unsettlers show…..


Been working though the last week of my holidays, but took the night off drawing and trying to fix a wonky wacom driver, and went to the ol’ Casa del Popolo [my first sign painting gig 8 years ago] with Ange. Watched Glass Passenger, who were foot lifting and fun.

But the night was taken by The Unsettlers [seen above in their ‘cabaret’ configuration] who stomped us late into the night. My second time catching the band, if they play in your neck of the woods be sure to grab someone and go see them raise the dead.
max.

Rantz on ISR on about CBT

Been catching up on my comics pods.

Listening to lots of stuff while i fling ink madly at this.

Finally got to my friends at Indy Spinner Rack! Done some editing for their show in the past and got to press the flesh in NY a few weeks back. Really enjoyed sitting with them at the Con, and all the rest. didn’t have enough time to hang out, i Will be back.

Wish I’d bloody gone with them to Hero Con as almost planed! darrrr! That would have been so much better than staying at home and breaking up with my girlfriend. I am such a dummy sometimes, it amazes me.

In episode #134 Charlito and Mr. Phil talked with our editor and facilitator for the massive Comic Book Tattoo. Mr Rantz Hoseley.

I had to blush, I had not heard the ‘reasoning’ for our story being chosen to preview on MySpace before. And I’m not above sharing it with you here.

Clip of Rantz embarrassing me along with many others in the book is here bellow, and you can catch the whole conversation on the ISR site here.

 


Hear he’s back at the just regular insanity of getting Displaced Persons wrapped up! Hope he’s getting a bit more sleep now after the wild success at the SDCC!

Last week we were also told the book was the #2 bestseller on Buy.com, #15 on Amazon’s graphic novel bestseller list & #35 on Bookscan’s!

Glee.

 

Gett your Tattoo here.


Cheers!

Got a musical crush


Still in Toronto for another day, but soon I’ll be back at work. In the mean time though….


RonleyTeperAttheTranzacClubInToronto

After the con, i was able to finally catch Ronley Teper & co preforming @the Tranzac in Toronto Live. This is a band/performer i’ve been following for a little while now, found her via myspace, my cousin plays with her sometimes. you can check her out here.

http://www.myspace.com/ronleyteper

Also lots of links on youtube with the vid, check them ALL out. :)

The great thing was that i wanted to see this show but forgot the day of about it, lost in Kensington market reminiscing w old friends. Made some new ones too. Then me and john walked up to Bloor on Brunswick to get some sushi, and lo there we were passing the Tranzac! Ronley was out side and we said hello, got the stage time and grabbed a great din before the show. Nice night.

So, want a bit more?

The sounds of Strings and chanting recorded on the way to the Ms Guided Zine Launch

Opportunistic recording of Strings and chants in the Montreal Metro. A busker called to me from cathedral like chambers in the Jean Talon Metro station in Montreal, on my way to a live show. Some exuberant young people coming down the escalator broke into the moment with a team chant, very much like i recorded years ago in the NY city time square subway station…

Problem with the player? grab the mp3 here. Also you can find it here on my Free sound page

Therefore Repent & the NYCC

Hey all, some nice stuff for the clip pile here; stumbled across this a bit late, Comic News Insider featured the book on their weekly top three list when it came out in January. This is a clip from Episode 125 – Tue, 29 January 2008!

I’m Going to be at the upcoming New York Comic Con – April 18-20, 2008!

I’ll be joining my pod cast collaborators Charlito and Mr. Phill at the ISR table, and doing an hour or so of sketches and signings at the Image table too.

Also i’ve confirmed with Vito, I’m booked to do a singing for Therefore Repent! on the 21st the Monday after the con with my co-creator on Sea of Red, Rick Remender (Fear Agent) and Tony Moore (Walking Dead) @ Jim Hanley’s Universe downtown store in New York City [map]! If your in town i hope you can make it out to the store.

Also really look forward to meeting the guys, Tony did some awesome work on my covers for Sea of Red, I’ve worked with both of them but i haven’t met either of them in the flesh so it’s going to be cool to actually encounter the real people! Hope it goes well :)

Time TBA

and last…

And we got a nice short blurb in the March 2008 issue of Rue Mourge!

Therefore Repent! audio ad, one

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Credit where due: Phat beats sampled from D.j. Socalled, Dig him here. News reporter played by Bernie Mireault, beware his eyes of doom! Reading the good word, Cassandra Witteman.

This is CH ZERO 002

Had this done for a while now, finally getting around to posting it…

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There are some interesting sample bits, a little bit of Lenny Bruce, and how to talk to hipsters…

CH ZERO 002
Band - Song - AlbumSinphonic - I live upstairs of the mafia – Man Vs. Himself
DJ SOCALLED aka Josh Dolgin – You are never alone – http://www.myspace.com/socalled
David Krakauer’s Klezmer Madness! - Moskowitz – Bubbemeises: Leis my Gramma Told me – davidkrakauer.com
Ronley Teper - Ma Nishtana – Cornered In The Alley – ronleyteper.com

5 months later, we’re back!

Frank Zappa – Burnt Weeny Sandwich – Igor’s Boogie
Tom Waits – Walk Away – Orphans
Beatles, remixed by ‘that guy’,
the honorable Sir George Henry Martin and his son
Giles Martin – Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! /
I Want You (She’s So Heavy) /
Helter Skelter – Love {tweaked,
cut off the freak out to dove into the next tune…}
Small Faces - Lazy Sunday – Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake
Kinks - Sunny Afternoon – The Ultimate Collection
Butthole Surfers – TV Star – Electriclarryland

and that’s it….

This is CH ZERO

CH ZERO zero zero one

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This episode, we spend some time at the Monthly Montreal Comix Jam with Sherwin Tija [photo care of Mr. Boggedy], we listen to some tunes, hear some words, and contemplate.
Enjoy the show,

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The Play List

Opening noises.
Border radio: Turn your radio on 1933/34 Asher Sizemore & little jimmy.
Jesse Bochner and Sherwin Tija: “comics are for communists!”
Sample: doodoope-doodoope-doodoope
“The Question is this”: Dr. Fredric Wertham
Sample: anon Crunching guitar loop.
Sample: “A little what?” an old roomate, Bridget.
Sample; cut up old phone message:”if you have it and need it…” Alex Megelas.
Sample: “Looks like real, feels like real” – old B&W add for children’s toy.
Sample: “Don’t that make your brown eye blue” sound bite from an old broadcast of ‘weird tv‘ around the mid 90’s.
Sample: “naked pictures” don’t know the origin, odd bit of radio I think I grabbed off the American airways in NY mid 90’s with a sonny tape recorder.
Sample: “I’ll be back, no I don’t think so, biff bam pow” Cut up, Arnold vs. Nimoy.

Voices of the Monthly Montreal Comix Jam: Jack Ruttan, Sherwin Tija, Jesse Bochner.


Lake of Stew
; I Am Violent . A live recording from a Wednesday night jam over the fish store on st. Viateur!
More jam voices: shooting the shit about shading. +Sherwin’s tune list
The Weekend [+]; Kick Myself
More jam voices: “i’m going to have to get rid of some of you”
Metric [+]; Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?; Dead Disco
More jam voices: Go pretty
The Dead Milkmen; Punk Rock Girl
Max does the DJ thing as fast as Max can.
Adem; Long drive home
Comic Book Crazy with Sherwin Tija aka Sully, aka The Hipless Boy [+][+][+][+][+]
The Dinner is Ruined; Love Songs from the Lubritorium; Basic Training & Carnival Of Sole. [+][+][+]
Hunter S Thompson from Gonzo Papers, Vol. 3: Songs of the Doomed: More Notes on the Death of the American Dream.
Stuart Dempster; Didjerilayover
Brendan McLeod; HIV
Kiking Giant; HALO; Rachel’s Song [+][+]
Max; sanding and cats & on memory
Unknown sample of funky klezmerish circuses horns, let me know if you know who it is?
Max does the DJ thing, not so fast this time.
The End

About

The name comes from the song. CH ZERO was first called Signal to Noise. But after a while I decided to change that and CH0 was born. Though there are some commonalities, It has nothing directly to do with this channel zero, or this one, though both are cool ;). For 7 years on CIUT 89.5 fm, I produced and co-hosted the show. We had a series of in-house troupes doing radio plays, spoken word performances, and sketch comedy. I played with sampling on my old mac LC [it still works!], and mixed live using 2 turntables, 2 tape decks, & 2 CD players running material taken randomly from the library or pre-recorded to tape. It was a fun show, I enjoyed my time on it! But like many things that become routine, after 7 yrs I decided it was time for a change. Recently the bug to play DJ nipps at me, and comes POD CASTING. Well damn. That’s just about right. And so CH ZERO is reborn….

 

Salgood Sam’s Radiophonic Workshop

Audio experiments by Maxim Douglas 1995 – 20??

New Projects

Ambient recording of busker, people and traffic in little Italy – Toronto may 29 2005.

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Squeezy – spoken word

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CH ZERO

Intros
‘blackcabs’

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‘hey check this out’

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‘i wana be your best friend too’

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‘i haven’t laughed so hard

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Spots
blackcabs

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Assorted
dogkisses

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alittlewhat-loop

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doodoodoodupdup

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.Answering machine messages from 95 to 99

your message is really entertaining

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think you can do better

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