Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The New iPhone is Here!

New technologies are a common theme here at Bibliowhining. I'm not anti-technology, but I like to question things. For example, why does my tape Walkman from the early 90s still function while these new phones and MP3 players and such break after fewer than five years? Why are so many people okay with that, rewarding shoddy craftsmanship with repeat purchases from the same company? And why is manufacturing and throwing away plastic products year after year considered more "green" than a book or record album that you'd keep forever, sell or give away to a friend? Why do we buy things we don't need with money we don't have to impress people we don't like? Anyway, here's a quick comic about the new iPhones.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Where's The Beat? Part 3

Here's Part 3 of the Mediocre Narcotica origin story "Where's the Beat?" If you just tuned in, be sure to catch up with 




Thanks for tuning in to Bibliowhining! In the next and final installment, Mediocre Narcotica will fast forward 30 years to 2012, where they will witness some of their aging punk heroes on stage. Will it be disillusioning or as inspirational as it was in the 80s? Join us next time to find out.

Friday, September 14, 2012

What Chrissy is Doing

I've been writing for some other sites, so if you like my style you may enjoy checking them out.

Here's my profile page for Stereo Subversion, a music review site. I recently had my first album review published there (Lightning Love's Blonde Album) and will be writing more for them in the future.

I wrote a few satire articles for Campus Basement (nee 'Cuse My Campus) in graduate school, but some current events lend themselves well to satire. Here's an article I wrote about the NYC soda ban, and here's my profile page with links to all the articles I wrote for the site.

I've been making sketch cards for Monsterwax, a neat trading card company that makes non-sports card sets, usually with a horror theme.

A free original art card comes in each box of Spook Show cards, and I also sell some of the originals. Contact me if you'd like to buy one. Here are some of the cards I've done so far:

There are more cards on my Monsterwax artist page. I'll be promoting the cards at the upcoming Philly Non-Sports-Card Show in Allentown (not Philly) on October 20-21. That's all for now, friends! Thanks for reading Bibliowhining. And don't forget, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Courage for Halloween

Halloween postcards are now available for $2/each or $16 for a set of 10. Shipping is free, and all are 4x6 with blank backs. Contact me or simply send payment via Paypal with a note describing what you want to buy (my Paypal email address is the same as my contact email). 


Get all the same style or mix and match. There's the vintage-inspired "Hope your Halloween goes swimmingly," the goth-type tonal drawings and the ever-popular lowbrow evil cat blowing up those two unfortunate monsters that someone told me look like some monsters in a Radiohead video or something even though I didn't plan it that way.

Send one to your sweetheart this Halloween! 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Bibliowhining Guide to Better Budgeting

Thinking about buying a Kindle, Nook or other e-book reader? Wondering how to survive on a shoestring budget in today's modern world? The Bibliowhining Guide to Better Budgeting can help!

"The Bibliowhining Guide to Better Budgeting" (c) 2012, Chrissy Spallone

While you're here, I added some new original art to my Etsy store if you're in a buyin' kinda mood. It's the opposite of better budgeting, but Bibliowhining has something for everyone :)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

You Name It, We Draw It!

I've been posting some drawings on a fun site called Draw Me Something. Anyone can request a drawing, and one of a team of artists might draw it. Here are two of my requested drawings so far:

A Chihuahua in a Pink Top Having Tea:
A Pumpkin Swimming:

Be sure to check Draw Me Something periodically for the latest random drawings. Feel free to request anything you want, no matter how random. You can vote and comment on the drawings, too!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Where's the Beat? Part 2

Northstar, Kevin Keller, the upcoming mystery DC character -- the comic stance on diversity is evolving, and it's high time for one of my core characters to suddenly announce his membership in a minority group. Read on to see who it is, but if you haven't already,


"Where's the Beat" Part 2. (c) 2012, Chrissy Spallone 

Will Hikiko convert Sam and Marcy to his straight edge lifestyle? Will the group converge to form a classic hardcore band? Tune in next time for the thrilling continuation of "Where's the Beat?"


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Bibliowhining News You Can Use

I've been writing and drawing for a few other sites/projects lately, hence the lack of new content here.

My Sketchbook Project entry has been digitized. Take a look here to see my sketchbook, mostly street and beach scenes. By the way, you have to register with the site to view the artwork, but it's free.

I'm selling my prints, postcards, Mediocre Narcotica comics and Chick Tracts and giving away free stickers and candy at the Smithville Artwalk in South Jersey on Saturday, April 21st. Many other vendors will be there selling largely horror and punk themed art and comics. If you can't make it, you can still buy my stuff on etsy or contact me directly.

I've been writing Chick Tract reviews for one of my long-time favorite sites, So far, I've written reviews for three of Chick's recent tracts, There Go the Dinosaurs, The Awful Truth, and his newest, Global Warming. I'll be writing more as new tracts come out, so be sure to "like" our brand new, official Jack Chick Tract Museum Facebook page to keep abreast of the latest reviews and news, share personal impressions of Chick Tracts or leave suggestions for improving the site. We launched it on April 13, 2012 in honor of the special Friday the 13th holiday. Don't be left behind!

Still working on Bibliowhining stuff, however slowly. I finished two more pages of "Where's the Beat," which you can view on the Bibliowhining Facebook page.

I'm always encouraged by comments and suggestions. Thanks for reading Bibliowhining!

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Colors, Luke; The Colors!

Isn't it ironic how Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is all about the environment vs. corporate greed but the new movie has product tie-ins up the wazoo? To address the matter, I wrote and illustrated a Lorax parody called "The Loraxe."

I made this with Prismacolor markers. Those things are expensive, so I layered colors over each other to make different shades of green, grays, etc. I never did anything significant with Prismacolor markers before, and I was pleased at how well they worked.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Where's the Beat? Part 1

Here's part 1 of "Where's the Beat," the origin story of straightedge hardcore band Mediocre Narcotica. If you're not familiar with that band, read about them in past blog entries or buy this inexpensive comic book. The book is in black and white, so it can double as a coloring book! You can color the Internet comics, too, if you aren't worried about ruining your monitor.

"Where's the Beat" Part 1. (c) 2012, Chrissy Spallone

This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.