Tuesday, September 22, 2020

SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHELL OF THE SELF OF THE SENSES!

 





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THE SHELL OF THE SELF OF THE SENSES



THE SHELL OF THE SELF OF THE SENSES
 is my monthly zine subscription series. For $12/month ($15/intl) you’ll receive a new minicomic IN THE MAIL from me every month. 


These zines are exclusive & available only by subscription. Each issue varies in size, format, and content. October 2020 will be issue 57, so that’s almost 5 years. I’ve currently got around 60 subscribers.

This SUBSCRIPTION is a CROWDSOURCED PATRONAGE project.
You will be automatically charged every month, and can cancel any time.
I'll be sending you things in the mail!

I've been continuously self-publishing & mailing people my xeroxed comics & zines since the early 1990s, and have put out about a dozen books. 
My most recent: The Weaver Festival Phenomenon was self published in 2018. The Cartoon Utopia What Parsifal Saw are available from Fantagraphics Books. Skibber Bee~Bye , Against Pain & The Awake Field are still in print from Drawn & Quarterly. I have a storenvy where I sell self-published comics, prints, etc. I'm on instagram.

Sending people booklets in the mail is something I hope to continue doing for my entire life. No other format seems to rival the tactile & direct immediacy that mail art provides. I'm super lucky to be able to get books published, but having the repeated & reliable funding that this subscription & patronage provides helps me have more time to dedicate to creating my work.

Yes! Thanks for checking this out! 
Love to all my fans. 
I've really enjoyed sharing my work & artistic journey with you! 
LOVE! RR































Monday, February 22, 2016

CALL FOR COMMISSIONS 2016


I like to encourage folks to hire me to make drawings for them!

 Serious jobs require a professional rate,
but I am also willing to take commissions at ANY PRICE
Every donation gets a drawing! and no price is too small!

I can create a drawing for you at any price.
GET IN TOUCH by writing to regejr at hotmail
 OR DONATE RIGHT HERE



I am occasionally asked to draw personal commissions for people. They are always unique and interesting projects. It feels extra special to know that I've created something specific for someone, as opposed to just the public at large. (I've never thought that my specialty is drawing animals, but many of the requests seem to feature them) Would you like me to draw something just for you? It could be something grand or something tiny. Let me know


Here are some examples of things that I've made for people in the last couple of years...




 
small drawing inspired by an old swirlies song

A portrait of 3 cats!


"Pigeon Molar (?)"


A pregnant lady for a shower invitation


An Oarfish - "the king of the herrings"


A wedding invitation


A giant buddha bunny?

Members of The Cartoon Utopia band for a child's bedroom
(I especially like to draw commissioned scenes fro my "Cartoon Utopia" universe - can you think of anything you would like to see?)

A drawing monkey

A drawing of a little boy to hang in his room

This is a giant 3' square portrait of Sun Ra!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

*LOOK AT MY TUMBLR INSTEAD!*

HEY I'M NOT REALLY UPDATING HERE AS MUCH AS I USED TO! PLEASE LOOK AT MY TUMBLR FOR MORE RECENT NEWS, OR MY STORE TO SEE WHAT I'M SELLING, OK? There's cool links and stuff below tho - enjoy!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

CARTOON UTOPIA 2014! MARCH FIRST AT DEM PASSWORDS IN LA!











FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RON REGÉ, JR. 
“CARTOON UTOPIA 2014”
MARCH 1 - APRIL 12, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, MARCH 1, 2014
from 6 to 10 PM

Dem Passwords is pleased to present "Cartoon Utopia 2014," the ninth in a series of solo shows by Ron Regé, Jr., and his first at Dem Passwords. 

Whereas previous shows acted as a sort of "annual report" on the progress of drawings that would become The Cartoon Utopia book of 2012, "Cartoon Utopia 2014" presents a series of brand new paintings created in the first 2 months of this year. 

Contrasting the delicate line work and cartoony figures he is known for, this latest peek into Regé's universe has yielded larger dark, abstract works painted with enamel on wood panels. In the breathing space that follows the kind of frantic outflow of ideas that was The Cartoon Utopia, Regé has slowed down to focus on a loose and transcendent style in paintings that serve as snapshots of some unknown vibrational field. Like trying to draw a flame or an ocean wave, these latest works aim to grab some sort of frozen close up of the shimmering effluvia - of the flowing dark matter, the invisible ether of quintessence that surrounds us always, unseen.

"Ron Regé, Jr. is a very unusual, yet accomplished story teller whose work exudes a passionate moral, idealistic core that sets him apart from his peers. His new book The Cartoon Utopia, a unique work of comic art focusing on magical, alchemical, ancient ideas and mystery schools is part sic-fi, part philosophy, part visual poetry and part social manifesto. Regé's work exudes psychedelia, outsider rawness and pure cartoonish joy" - Abraxas Journal

Originally from Plymouth, Massachusetts, Ron Regé, Jr., began publishing his own minicomics in 1988. He has since published work with Highwater Books, Fantagraphics, Buenaventura Press, McSweeney’s, and Drawn & Quarterly. An active and accomplished musician, Regé writes and performs music as a solo artist and plays drums with Los Angeles-based band Lavender Diamond. 

For further inquiries contact Sebastian Demian - 772.202.2733 - sebastian@dempasswords.com


DEM PASSWORDS
5413 W Adams Blvd 
LA, CA 90016