Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Getting Back Into Drawing

this is going to look hideous on our pinky blog background.

- gwen

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sarah Gruiters

Okay so I figured it was high time we did a post about our friend and long-time collaborator Sarah Gruiters. Sarah is an artist/designer/seamstress/maker extraordinaire. She did all the artwork for our recent album "Psychosis of Love" and all the tour posters as well. She makes lots of awesome things including jewellery and clothing and you can check it all out at www.sarahgruiters.com.


anonymous book jackets so no-one can tell when you are reading pretentious books on the street :)



Anyways there is heaps of awesome stuff on her site presented way better than I have here so check it out!!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Alison Bechdel

Okay so I just wanted to start posting on this blog with stuff that I really love because otherwise it's just Gladeyes news and well......... you know.

Anyways, my flatmate introduced me to Alison Bechdel about a year ago when she recommended her book Fun Home and ever since then I have been completely hooked. Fun Home is a graphic novel/book about Bechdel's Dad and all his exploits and about how he could never really come out. It's also about their relationship and her coming out story. It's smart funny and Alison Bechdel's illustrations are just amazing.

She also wrote and illustrated a comic series which started in 1983 and chronicles the lives of a group of "crunchy lesbian friends" (thanks NY times) called Dykes to Watch Out For. The strip finished in 2008 and sees through break-ups, civil unions, protests, arguments amongst friends about a bunch of issues including trans-sexuality and the gay community. There is a compilation of the Dykes to Watch Out For strips called Essential Dykes to Watch Out For
, I picked this up and was totally hooked. Chances are they have a copy of Dykes to Watch Out For in some form at your local library, so there's no excuse not to check it out.

So I came across her blog the other day and it's also fun and informative and awesome. http://dykestowatchoutfor.com/blog

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Gladeyes T-shirts

We have done a small run of Gladeyes T-shirts in various sizes and colours. We are selling them for just $30. If you'd like one email us at thegladeyes@gmail.com. Get in fast before Jade's mum buys them all :)