8/25/2021

Here it is - your last weekly Frownland.
You read it right; after five years, I’ve made the difficult decision to retire my webcomic. As you might have seen in my post back in July, I’ve chosen to do this in order to give myself time to finish a mystery project, which I’m hoping to premier online in the near future.
Does this mean Frownland is gone for good? Probably not, and I hope to return to it someday . Posting this comic is something I look forward to every week, and your wonderful (often hilarious) comments, messages, and pictures of my calendar hanging on your walls has made the last five years some of the most amazing times of my life. What I’m really trying to say is … THANK YOU!!
Also, a special thanks Vroman's Bookstore and Powell's Books, Inc. for graciously agreeing to carry my calendar, and to Rob Bieselin, Matt Hormann, Jeremey Gardels, Amber Bacon, Anna Vauble, Sofia Gomez, Elizabeth Branson and especially my girlfriend Amy McDonald, who over the last five years have patiently given me feedback on Frownlands-in-progress, even if I was badgering them in the whee hours of the morning. You are all my heroes!
All the best out there, and feel free to keep in touch! You can find me and my further exploits at: https://www.facebook.com/waylon.bacon
Cheers, Waylon

7/29/2021

Here it is - your weekly Frownland, which shares dual authorship with my hilarious pal Liz Nutt. She said this very thing to me a few weeks ago, and despite a health scare, still insisted we make it into a comic! Life is nothing without a good sense of humor.

7/09/2021

Hey gang, long time no see! I went to take a two week break, and the next thing I knew it had been over a month. Apologies if you were left wondering where your weekly Frownland had run off to! I promise, it’s returning next week. I also wanted to tell you about a new project that I’ve been working on for the last year, which is one of the reasons my sabbatical went into overtime: it's a long form comic, which is now nearly fifty pages long, and required a lot of artistic growth on my end! I don't want to say much more, other than that it's very different from Frownland, I'm quite proud of it, and I can’t wait to share it with you! However, there is a downside: as much as I desperately want to, I can’t juggle both comics at the same time. So after a bit of soul searching, I've decided that although I’ll be posting Frownland again starting next week, this will only be until mid-August, and then I must sadly step back to make room for this new venture. Is Frownland gone for good? Probably not, and I hope to be able to return to it in the future. The last five years have been some of the most creatively rewarding of my life, and in the process I’ve made a lot of new friends, thrilled to the sight of my art being sold at two of my favorite bookstores, been sent dozens of pictures of my calendar hanging on your walls, and in general got to feel like I was doing something productive with my cartooning hobby. All of this means more to me than you will ever know! So until next time, thank you all so much for your support, and I hope you’ll join me and my further cartooning adventures in the near future. Your pal, Waylon

5/27/2021

Your weekly Frownland is taking a vacation for the next few weeks - see you crazy kids when I get back!

Zzzzzzzzzz,
Waylon
I'm fairly certain this one was inspired by the villains in John Waters immortal 'Female Trouble'. Here's a delightful article on that film from the fine folks at over Criterion: Female Trouble: Spare Me Your Morals
In the meantime, here it is - your weekly Frownland.

5/14/2021

Hey gang! Check out my latest cover for the inimitable Beatdom Magazine, whose latest issue is on sale now! The theme this time was 'change', and I couldn't think of a better person to draw than poet, writer and activist Amiri Baraka. Starting his career as LeRoi Jones, Amiri Baraka changed his name after the assassination of Malcolm X, becoming an outspoken, controversial figure right up until the end of his life, throwing himself fully into a variety of interests and pursuits. If you look close you'll spot a number of easter eggs in the drawing, such as a nod to one of his favorite songs, 'Autumn Leaves', as played by Miles Davis. Beatdom #21 can be purchased though www.beatdom.com or on Amazon, and features essays and poetry on William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, and of course, Amiri Baraka. Thanks as always to Beatdom and David Wills for asking me to contribute!

4/16/2021

I drew this back in 2018, but I'm still afraid of insects laying eggs inside my butt.
#nature

2/19/2021

ALLPROPRINT.COM Hey gang! First off, thank you all for enthusiastically snatching up the 2021 Frownland Calendars - despite two separate runs, I am now completely sold out and am truly humbled and honored! In the spirit of that, I thought I'd start off the new year by spotlighting the fellow whose been responsible for getting these things printed since I first started making them: Harvey, of 'Printing By Harvey' in Glendale, CA. Beloved by locals for his reasonable rates, hands on approach and efficiency, Harvey and his wife have been running this little shop since 1989, which, in ever-changing Los Angeles, is a true accomplishment. I shudder to think what I would have done had my girlfriend not found them on yelp - from showing me how to create the layouts, to helping me select paper stock and printing size, they have been invaluable in getting my calendar produced ever year! So a huge thank you to Harvey and his wife, and if you need printing services, check them out at ALLPROPRINT.COM I can't recommend them enough. Cheers and thank you!

11/13/2020

They're here - your 2021 Frownland Calendars are in stock, wrapped in plastic, and ready to help get you through the new year! Full color and humorously cranky, they are the perfect gift for misanthropic friends, strange relatives, or yourself! Reasonably priced but not safe for work. Get 'em while supplies last! Step right up! https://www.etsy.com/shop/waylonbacon

10/24/2020

One of the twelve full color Frownland's featured in this year's calendar! Stay tuned, and don't despair over those Freudian quirks of yours - we've all got them.

10/14/2020

A Frownland from last year, drawn after reading The Rise and Fall of The Dinosaurs.

10/08/2020

 Hey gang! This week is a special Frownland that is completely dedicated to Vroman's Bookstore, a Pasadena institution that is struggling due to the pandemic. This place has played an important role in the lives of generations of book lovers, myself included, and it's impossible to fathom a world without them. Check out the comic below, and make sure to check out Vroman's at: www.vromansbookstore.com

8/26/2020

 More true tales from a decades worth of odd jobs.

#somelikeithot



8/05/2020

Flashback to simpler times, when your biggest worry about going back to school might involve having to dissect a pig ... unless you were into that kind of thing.