Car World Fundraising

Hello slathering fans, special treat for you today - I am debuting a new page from Brandon's Car World, to celebrate the continued success of the Kickstarter campaign I've been working this month - so far 22 of you have backed the printing of my new comic! That's so great, I thank you all, and look forward to sending out your fabulous art prizes next month!

Currently there are six days left, and a few hundred dollars to raise. Have you contributed? Well, if you want a copy of the new comic, you can essentially pre-order it through Kickstarter for ten bucks! It'll come with a free pin, and I'll send it to you at no additional charge. Or you can pick your copy up at this year's C.A.K.E.  Thanks to everyone, sincerely.




Brandon's Car World Kickstarter

Oh yes, we are in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign, I'm raising some money for the printing of 1,000 x color newsprint comics of my newest work! This is that, feel free to donate/essentially pre-orer a copy of the comic w/ a free limited-edition pin for a mere $TEN DOLLARS:

BRANDON"S CAR WORLD



And gosh, how about a sneak preview of some of the work to appear in this new comic? Why not:



Jagoff City

Yeah! new comic in the next issue of Lumpen Magazine! There's a party coming up for this issue, too. Those are always fun:

https://www.facebook.com/events/756252234481884/

That's it for now, February sucks, draw and be bad and it'll warm up soon...

Facing the future

Good afternoon, here's a piece called Facing the future, drawn in my standard issue automatic surrealism-inspired style. I am gaga for dada, you see. In other news, I will be exhibiting at this year's C.A.K.E., so expect a new full color comic this summer. International fans can still order my work still from here. If you want to buy this drawing from me send me an email at riverafirst@gmail.com.

I also changed my name to Eddy on January 1st, Eric Rivera is dead. Thanks!

Brandon's Car World USA

Here's a new page from the new series, Brandon's Car World. It's based on young people in Indiana, the worst place I've ever been and the worst people I've ever met.

B.M.T.P. #2

This Halloween, B.M.T.P. hosted another party. Above, you'll see the SPOOKY FLASH imagery I put together. I'm so deep into skull territory I don't know what to do with myself. My favorite skull is probably the Man Woman lift in the bottom left. No one wanted this so I put it on my knee.

I was very pleased with the Reveling Devils piece I put on Chicago poet & perfumer AA Lam.
And this 'Faces of Death' style skull I was also pleased with:
Here's Carrie Vinarsky and I after tattooing for 8 straight hours, see you all at the next BMTP!


Samuel M. Steward's SADOMASOCHISM


Working on some comics based on stories from Samuel M. Steward's Bad Boys And Tough Tattoos, an out of print non-fiction book by Chicago's pioneer tattooist (a.k.a. Phil Sparrow) of the 1950's & 60's, one of my very favorite books.

Lumpen Comic Fall 2014

New Lumpen comics coming out, I'm gonna debut it on my blessed blog, Eric Incorporated, Copyright Eric Industries. 

Banana River Devil Worship: Warumpi Band

Hello Ladies & Tramps, I have been having some fun with my computer lately! Obsessively scrolling through the government's Facebook Surveillance Project, looking for 'likes,' you ask? No no, much more useful, I've been putting my favorite songs in reverse and interpreting the garbled lyrics as surreal poetry. Here's a particularly good one by The Warumpi Band, an Australian Aboriginal Band that I highly recommend.




And here's the original music video for the hit song:

Be on the lookout for a full Banana River Devil Worship Mixtape, coming out in November.

Brandon's Car World / Everything In the Booth Half What It's Marked Sneak Peeks

New panels, can't help myself. Brandon's Car World comes out next month.

Brandon's Car World

I am working on a lot of new material right now, but my online presence has been very low, which is like, good LORD, what would that even mean more than ten years ago? Why do I need to spoil the surprise this way? Because this is how everyone does it now? Oh well, I like the very palpable rush that seven 'likes' gives me.

Brandon's Car World is where I'm putting a lot of my focus right now. It's very Rivera.

I'm thinking about changing my name, maybe my first name. Ideas include Connie, Aloe, Banana, Carrot, Ito, Chitty, & Sandy.

Look out for more panels, I'll be cranking them all through the Autumn of 2014, one of our last years before the Great Cleansing.


Brain Frame Yearbook Comic

A few months ago Brain Frame ended a great three year run that my lifeline luckily ran into upon moving to Chicago because rent was cheap here and I was totally broke after a failed attempt at life as an expatriate in England. I sort of thought I was going to eventually live in California and I still sort of think that.

There's a Brain Frame yearbook that commemorates all the great art that happened through these events. You can buy one online, I think? Give me five minutes to check with my sluggish, dying computer...yes, you can buy a Brain Frame yearbook HERE.

I submitted this page, it's a fun new style that I'd like to explore more.


Rivera Selling Paintings, Comics, Used Underwear

Hello to all you wonderful, slathering fans, this is your idol, Eric Rivera, I am still alive, I am with you. So as usual, I've let time lapse on this damn blog, thousands of fans begging and pleading for more, more, more.

What can I share with you? First, there's an Energy Gown LP release show this Thursday at Chicago's favorite meat market bar, The Owl.
And this week, Pitchfork featured a music video Frank Pollard made for my favorite EG song.


Finally, the above photos are from a piece I made called Sister Chris Miss, which I'm selling for $300 because it's just so tough to get ahead in this economy, and I want to go on vacation for a few days. Also, Making A Flower is on sale now for a mere $7 if you don't have that yet.


Pen Ink & Song Gallery Features Rivera Comix

This exhibition happened the other night, but I thought I'd share the flyer and a few pics for the slathering fans out there, and the insolent, impotent haters, as well. Thanks to Karlis Kandero for curating the show.
Thanks everyone for visiting and feel free to set up an appointment for viewing this month with Karlis at Pen Ink & Song.

Rivera Comic Featured In New City

Go pick up this week's issue of NEW CITY here in Chicago for my featured comic, Everything In The Booth, Half What It's Marked. If you don't live in Chicago, you can find it on their website.