Other Articles by Mike Shea
FESTIVALS» Festival dei Popoli 2009 (recap) - For a cozy and subdued five night run last week, Florence's Festival Dei Popoli brought a program of eighteen films, all positively teeming with emotional breadth and visual wonder, to the Second Annual New York Documentary Film Festival.
[06.04.2009 by Mike Shea]
CINEMA» Animation Show Vol.3 - Recently released to DVD, this collection of animated short films, curated by Bevis & Butthead creator Mike Judge and Rejected creator Don Hertzfelt, encompasses a wide spectrum of visuals to mixed results.
[08.05.2008 by Mike Shea]
CINEMA» Wholphin - Composed of "Rare and Unseen Short Films," this DVD magazine from the McSweeney's publishing house is a treasure trove of visual delight with a staggering breadth of content. LAS staffer Mike Shea does the math and finds that McSweeney's + Short Films = Awesomazing.
[07.21.2008 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Cash Rulez - A year after their club collaborations with Juicy Flow, the Cash Rules duo have broken out onto HotFM radio. Their verses, now contemporary summer classics, can be heard blasting from ice cream truck boom boxes around the city, prompting double-scooped, waffle-coned, water-plug-poppin freestyle outbursts.
[07.10.2008 by Mike Shea]
PHOTOGRAPHY» Burning Angel Book - Mike Shea examines the new photobook from the alt-porn website of the same name and finds that, with more than 700 images, it "offers nothing that couldn't be accomplished with a mid-range camera phone and five minutes of Photoshop tutorials, and represents an insulting lack of craft even for so-called pornography."
[06.20.2008 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Cash Rulez - Having met Juicy Flow at a performance in 1998, we catch up with fledgling hip-hop powerhouses Daniel and Dennis a year later as they bump into her yet again. This time, however, the female MC unleashes a lyrical biology lesson that catches more than a few people off guard.
[05.21.2008 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Cash Rulez - Having been discovered in the mall a few years back, Daniel and Dennis are out on the road in 1998, touring as Cash Banquet, when they run into a large, Hennessey-drinking female lyricist with a plethora of handles.
[04.28.2008 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Cash Rulez - When we last checked in with Daniel and Dennis in 1996, the mad rhyming duo were still at home doing yard work but had beefed up their skills and graduated to dating. A year later, as Daniel's dad puts it, times have changed. Thanks to two suit-and-ties they met at the mall, D&D are out on show night, leaving Daniel's parents home alone.
[04.17.2008 by Mike Shea]
MUSIC» Wildildlife: LIVE - A few nights ago, three hairy gentlemen damn near launched Cake Shop out of the Lower East Side and into the cosmos as a vessel of muffins and doom-rock ecstacy. Lucky for us, LAS staffers Mike Shea and Patrick Sullivan were there to smell the burning beards.
[04.03.2008 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Cash Rulez - Taking their verse to the mall, Dennis and Daniel fail to impress their lady friends, but get a nod from a few dudes at the snack bar.
[04.03.2008 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Cash Rulez - Having already delivered a history report on Paul Revere in rap form, a year later Dennis' rhyming skills have infected every corner of his life. Unable to contain his flow, a trivial moment on the playground offers Dennis the perfect spot for some freestyle verse.
[03.20.2008 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Cash Rulez - In the second installment of Mike Shea's new serial comic, Dennis, unable to contain his mad rhyming skills, delivers his American History report on Paul Revere in rap form, prompting the class to shake their moneymakers.
[03.07.2008 by Mike Shea]
MUSIC» Rap Show - Having watched a few too many of his favorite rappers half-ass their way through a 45-minute set of "throw your hands in the air" with no DJ and a crowd of disappointed and non-participating fans, Mike Shea had become a little jaded about hip-hop shows. That all changed last month.
[03.04.2008 by Mike Shea]
TELEVISION» The Wire - LAS staff illustrator Mike Shea is obsessed with HBO's signature Sunday night drama, but his affinity for the gritty show, often touted as "the best in television," has less to do with the fact that he lived in Baltimore for years than the simple truth that it echoes the hard lives of many real people, and brings a bit of understanding to the remainder.
[02.22.2008 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Cash Rulez: 1993 - With LAS possibly (not really) having launched his career in television art department illustration, Mike Shea does us a favor and returns with a new comic series, each page of which is based on a single (un)remarkable event from sequential years in the life of pre-teen rap careers.
[02.07.2008 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #27 - When we left off with Mike Shea's comic, the last strip running back in August of 2006, we learned that Ralph's dad pays the bills as a weatherman... but of course he couldn't just be any old meteorologist! After a year-long hiatus our resident comic illustrator returns to finish off the Field Day series before launching a new one later this year.
[09.13.2007 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day - Beginning in the fall of 2004 and running until last year, LAS hosted a weekly comic series by illustrator Mike Shea. Today we take a look back with a listing of all the Field Day comics, from one to twenty-six, plus some of Shea's sketch book images.
[07.26.2007 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #26 - In the last installment of Field Day we learned that Ralph's dad pays the bills as a meteorologist... but of course he couldn't just be any old meteorologist! After a summer hiatus our resident comic illustrator Mike Shea returns, picking up where #24 left off, with an alien abduction.
[08.30.2006 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #25 - With two dozen editions of our bi-weekly comic in the can, resident comic stripper Mike Shea kicks off another trilogy with the mysterious abduction of Ralph's dad, who we learn is a somewhat disgruntled meteorologist.
[06.07.2006 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #24 - What do water baloons, a birthday party and a giant ape all have in common? They are all ingredients for an epic love story. This week Mike Shea illustrates the dramatic tale of how grandma met grandpa.
[05.24.2006 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #23 - We are afforded a glimpse into the past of the parents when Ralph crawls home from a major rage'r and is caught in the act. Plus, Ralph's got digits! Check out the finale to Mike Shea's "Zombie Trilogy."
[05.10.2006 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #22 - After missing out on our regular intallment two weeks ago, Field Day rejoins our pals Ralph, Tim and Jason where #20 left off, taking them from an innocent game of baseball to a Zombified party from the dark side. Will they make it out alive?
[04.26.2006 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #21 - Fenway Park has the Green Monster, but you never know what is lurking over the fence in Ralph's neighborhood. With spring training right around the corner, Mike Shea gets us into the swing of things with a new installment of our regular comic.
[03.15.2006 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #20 - In the third installment of the Ditry/badminton series, Ralf finally learns the reason for his abduction, and what those shuttlecocks are for. As a bonus, the introduction of the nozzlefuss.
[02.15.2006 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #19 - When the last installment of Field Day left off, Ralph had been bagged by Coach Ditry after a winning match of badminton. Is our hero on his way to meeting a diabolical end, or is this all some sort of crazy mistake?
[02.01.2006 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #18 - The latest installment from our bi-weekly comic series features all the marks of greatness: Cooky characters, exotic languages, and even badminton! Plus it leaves us with a real cliffhanger, so stay tuned and find out what Ralph has gotten into and if he'll escape.
[01.25.2006 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #16 - As with the mysterious energy of martial arts, the powers of popsicle stick construction must be approached with a humble spirit, a respecting heart, and a patient mind.
[01.11.2006 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #17 - It is an undeniable fact of life that time changes everyone. But what about Ralph? Twenty years down the road, what kind of man will Ralph be? Will he ever learn life's lessons and, well, grow up? Mike Shea delivers another installment of Field Day.
[11.09.2005 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #15 - In the world of Field Day, when sneaker meets rubber playground ball is when things get serious. Mike Shea takes us inside the mental locker room of elementary school kickball where one thing stands above all else: Beating Mister Brandy's class.
[10.26.2005 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #14 - The final instalment in our special three-part series pits the powers of family (good) against the powers of digestion (evil). Who will win? Will the family dinner at Yummy Tummy's be saved? Find out now!
[10.12.2005 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #13 - The second installment from a three-part series of Field Day, picking up where we left off last time - the mystery drink has our superhero against the wall (bound to a chair, actually)! What will happen next?
[10.05.2005 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #12 - The first part of a three-part installment, Field Day leaves us with a real cliffhanger this week with a suspenseful dinner at Yummy Tummy's. Who is that caped crusader in distress, and what is in the iced tea?
[08.31.2005 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #11 - With the much anticipated return of Field Day resident comic Mike Shea illustrates the brutal nature of gopher war.
[08.10.2005 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #10 - With the tenth installment of our resident comic series Mike Shea offers a glimpse into the nocturnal mind of Ralph. We recommend reading this one with the lights on!
[06.29.2005 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #09 - This week's installment of Field Day introduces Tim, Ralph's nemesis in the sexy, dangerous, high-stakes game of scholastic test taking.
[06.08.2005 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #08 - Ploopsh! Slish! Slorp! Glop! It's not just a ball, it's a ball that is filled with water.
[05.25.2005 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #07 - Who threw that juice box? Mister Wallace debuts in a new Field Day about the perils of saying hello.
[05.18.2005 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #06 - I scream, you scream, and in Mike Shea's world we all scream for the ice cream truck monster!
[05.11.2005 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #05 - As spring training gets underway for major league baseball, illustrator Mike Shea offers up a Field Day version of the grande olde game.
[04.27.2005 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #04 - Do you find thinking difficult? Have you ever wanted a device to make it easier? Our weekly Field Day, featuring a Thinking Hat.
[04.20.2005 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #03 - The third installment from the Field Day comic series. Field Day, illustrated by Mike Shea, runs every Wednesday.
[04.13.2005 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #02 - After debuting his LAS comic series Field Day in February, Mike Shea returns with his distinctive style and quirky sense of humor. Comics will run every Wednesday, starting today.
[04.06.2005 by Mike Shea]
COMICS» Field Day #01 - With a clean style and a distinctive sense of humor, LAS welcomes Mike Shea with the debut of his quirky new comic strip.
[02.10.2005 by Mike Shea]