DAVID OREILLY ~ My Favorite Taco

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David OReilly is an Irish animator, writer, and director based in Los Angeles who is well known for his 3D short films, the “A Glitch is a Glitch” episode on Adventure Time, and his bizarre twitter persona. Recently David launched an avant garde fashion line featuring intensive use of the Comic Sans font. According to Austrian critic Alejandro Bachmann, “At first glance, OReilly’s films appear to be technically botched high-speed morality paintings of the 21st century. But his shortest, graphically demanding works (or his animations in Garth Jennings’ Son of Rambow) are proof that everything is intentional here. There is a clarity and purity, a reduction to the “bare essentials”, which enable OReilly’s oeuvre to gain its characteristic compactness in all matters narrative and emotional: in this crazily condensed cosmos, the new is constantly discovered anew.”

What is your favorite taco spot?
Any one of Taco Bell’s 5,600 family friendly restaurants in America, find out more about Taco Bell by logging on to www.tacobell.com.

Why is there no apostrophe in your name?
Why are there apostrophes anywhere? Theyr’e dumb af

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Deadpool x Tacos at San Diego Comic-Con

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We always try to track down unique taco-related merchandise, and here’s something entirely out of left-field. Marvel’s Deadpool special edition taco-themed figurines with unique packaging. From the press release:

“Any evil that threatens the universe can eat lead. For the rest of us… tacos!”The Merc with a Mouth teams up with his favorite allies — alternate universe versions of himself– in this highly collectible and unique action figure set. The 3.75-inch Marvel Universe figures of Deadpool, Lady Deadpool and Champion of the Universe, along with figurines of Kidpool, Dogpool and Squirrelpool come packaged in individual “taco shells,” all inside a collectible taco truck package! Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.(Approximate Retail Price $49.99; Ages 4 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)Marvel’s Vine video previews here and here. And stay tuned for an uffocial Marvel unboxing video of the whole set, very soon

Thanks to TacoTrail for clueing us in to this bizarre, yet welcome item.

Things by AJL ~ Volume 1, #6

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A weekly series on L.A. TACO by artist AJL.

Los Angeles Ink Stains #66 ~ by Jim Mahfood

The homie Jim Mahfood is releasing a book of Ink Stains, and he’s throwing an insane party for the book’s release on June 16th. You can buy tickets, pre-orders, and much more here.

Los Angeles Ink Stains #62 ~ By Jim Mahfood

Click for the large version. Food One can be found here: http://foodoneart.blogspot.com/

Designer Con 2011 ~ Pasadena


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In Stores Today: Prison Pit 3 by Johnny Ryan

Prison Pit 2 was TACO’s book of the year in 2010, and Prison Pit 3 is the early frontrunner for 2011. Featuring the series’ characteristic extreme ultra-violence, gore, scatophilia, and brutality, it’s another hit from artist Johnny Ryan. Available from Fantagraphics Books and in comics and book stores around town.

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LA Ink Stains #48 ~ By Jim Mahfood

Watch as our hero has his life saved by a taco. Click to see the fully large version. Visit with Jim Mahfood online.

LA Ink Stains #47 ~ by Jim Mahfood

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LA Inkstains #46 ~ By Jim Mahfood

Click to see the full version. Jim Mahfood is @JimMahfood.

LA Ink Stains #45 ~ by Jim Mahfood

Jim Mahfood is on twitter: @JimMahfood.