Friday, July 31, 2009

Above, this years 'weiner' of the Ho12 award for frankfurter excellence.

Another month, another jam. Ho-hum. Blah, blah, blah. Insert joke here.

Bring your pens, pencils, paper and bad attitudes to:

Ho12 Comic Jam
Thursday, August 6th, 7pm - 11ish
Jack Demsey's Pub
36 West 33rd St.
New York City

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

House of Twelve #5: Touching Children's Stories 9/09!

Here are the front and back covers for the next Ho12, due out this September at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD. The cover is by Kevin Colden and Miss Lasko-Gross.

The book is a real deal, honest to goodness all ages book done by your favorite underground smut-peddlers. So you can expect the Happy Meal version of all our favorite Team 12 themes.

See as the familiar boy who wouldn't grow up tempts the children to indulge in their imaginations...

...with tragic results.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Ho12 on the iPhone

Ho12 will be undergoing massive changes. I am proud to announce we have just signed on to create monthly content exclusively for Comixology's new iPhone app, appropriatly called, Comics.

Comics is designed and administrated by Iconology, Inc. outta New York City, who are the same guys who run, a site that integrates the convenience of the web with local comics retailers providing store-specific pull lists and new comic previews. Comics costs $.99 and individual comics vary in price. It allows folks to buy single issues as well as subscribe to their favorite series and comes with over 30 free comics to get you started, some good ones too, Mage, Skyscrapers of the Midwest and The Walking Dead to mention a few.

Comics and is available through the Apple App store and is exclusive to the iPhone and iPod Touch devices (and all generations of each). Click here to check it out.

House of Twelve will start running "Best of" issues in October for free (as well as Ho12#5:Touching Children's Stories for a couple of bucks) and starting in January Team Twelve will begin delivering new and original comics though the Comics App. The book will be 24 pages long and feature a rotating cast of Indie/Alt comics all-stars, including:

Fredo Noland (Black Sheep, Midnight Creep)
Miss Lasko-Gross (Escape From Special, A Mess of Everything)
Sam Henderson (Magic Whistle)
Kate Lacour (Milk Teeth, Ho12)
Jenny Gonzalez (Too Negative, Ho12)
Dave McKenna (Monstaland, Ho12)
Cheese Hasselberger (Ho12 Team Captain)
Kevin Colden (Eisner Nominated Fishtown, I Rule the Night)
Darryl Ayo Brathwaite (Little Garden, Ho12)
Bald Eagles, aka Victor Cayro, aka The Beard (Kramer's Ergot, Typhon, Ho12)
K. Thor Jensen (Red Eye, Black Eye, Ho12)

Some artists will use the space for single issue one shots, others for continuing story-lines. We plan on inventing how stories can be told in this new and exciting mobile world. is currently undergoing a redesign that will include author profiles and samples from everyone. That's going to take me some time to finish though, so in the meantime, the current site will be updated , and point folks to this bloooog ( and our Facebook page.

Take a deep breath, 'cuz here we gooooooooooo!

(edit - Cleaned up contributor list to mark recent changes.)