Posted in music | tour dates on April 21, 2011

Negative Dad

Wavves's Nathan Williams is a modern day renaissance man. Besides being a guitarist/songwriter and a weed connoisseur, Williams is also a comic book author and has penned a twelve part series with friend Matt Barajas and illustrator Nicholas Gazin. Pitchfork says that,

According to an email from Gazin, "Negative Dad is like an extra retarded X-Men. There's heshers, evil parents, cat people, juvenile delinquents with partially functioning mutant powers, aliens, dreams."

There will be at least 12 issues, and according to Gazin, it will possibly come with a cassette. He says, "This is going to be our gift (although it will cost money) to people who enjoy pot. Put the tape on, put in a beanbag chair in a space small enough to get clambaked and just read the comic and stare at the pictures and chuckle at the pictures while your friend plays Nintendo and eats all your Pirate Booty or something."

That's Negative Dad art above.

Maybe you can find copies of the comic at Wavves' merch table on tour. NYC'ers will have two chances to find out this summer. First, when Wavves plays the Northside Fest with Guided By Voices at McCarren Park Stage on 6/18 (tickets), and then at a free Summerstage show at Manhattan's East River Park Ampitheater on 8/25 at 7pm (enter at Delancey Street bridge over the FDR Drive and walk south or via Cherry St/Jackson Ave entrance into Corlears Hook Park and over the FDR Drive bridge leading directly to the ampitheater).

All Wavves tour dates below..

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Wavves - "King of the Beach"

Wavves - "Post Acid"

WAVVES - 2011 TOUR DATES
05/06/2011 Ithaca, NY / Ithaca College
05/10/2011 Los Angeles, CA / Check Yo Ponytail / Echoplex with Andrew WK, Trash Talk
05/28/2011 Hartford, CT / Comcast Theatre / B.O.M.B. Fest 2011
05/30/2011 Quincy, WA / Sasquatch Music Festival
06/09/2011 Manchester, TN / Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
06/10/2011 Manchester, TN / Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
06/11/2011 Manchester, TN / Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
06/12/2011 Manchester, TN / Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
06/17/2011 Philadelphia, PA / Great Plaza at Penn's Landing with Guided By Voices
06/18/2011 Brooklyn, NY / McCarren Park with Guided By Voices
07/23/2011 Chicago, IL / Subterranean
07/24/2011 Chicago, IL / Wicker Park Festival
08/25/2011 New York, NY / East River Park

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Comments (18)

420 was yesterday, BV

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 6:33 PM

Can't wait to buy this. Loved everything this guy has done so far.

Posted by Bethany Cosentino | April 21, 2011 6:36 PM

Nobody cares, dudes a worse drawer than daniel johnston, probably will wind up the same fat schizo

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 6:37 PM

free Wavves show. sweet!

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 6:38 PM

Our generation's Watchmen

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 6:52 PM

i enjoy pot and this looks dumb

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 7:00 PM

awesome quote - dude sounds like Stefon.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 7:04 PM

^my last dealer's name was stefon. he was chill, but changed his number. do you know it?

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 7:09 PM

Would prever if he played in the east river. There is probably already a bass down there (via Beach Fossils ass hat)

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 7:13 PM

wow, something worse than hipster music: hipster art.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2011 9:48 AM

Calling anyone from Wavves a renaissance man is an insult to everyone.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2011 12:33 PM

This idiot must be stopped.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2011 12:40 PM

two half assed hobbies does not make a renaissance man. and anyone who considers themselves or anyone else a "weed connoisseur" needs to be shot. dumb

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2011 12:52 PM

I dig Wavves but the drawings I've seen from this look fucking awful. I mean, I get it, it's done in that "hip" "crude / naive / the artist desperately wants you to think he doesn't give a shit" style that's been done to death many times over, but even for that piss-poor aesthetic this shit sucks. This is the worst "gift" a stoner could get.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2011 2:02 PM

Yeah man stinky drawings and im sure that comic book isn't exactly gonna be very good

Posted by buddys | April 24, 2011 3:17 PM

Why is everyone so mean?

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 12:18 AM

Does anyone know if there is an age limit for the free show in NYC?

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2011 12:15 PM

BV is the NYC show today still going on after the tornado watch?

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 11:00 AM

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