Music Mondays-Jim Kettner (artist)

Jim Kettner (artist)

Posted in Articles on June 6th, 2011

Jim/Kett Nerd has been a welcome part of IYMI for the last year. I'm really glad that he's been continuously pumping out awesome comics for the site. Somehow I still haven't met him in person, but I've only heard great things. Let's make it 0 degrees of separation!

Jim Kettner-Mind Killer

Mind Killer

Posted in Comics on May 18th, 2011

Last month my first band ever (Eyes Of Ibad) played it's first show ever...actually we played our first THREE shows ever, three nights in a row. It was kind of a grinder on my nerves, but it was 100% worth it to face those fears and discover what it's like to sing in a hardcore band....I shouldn't have been as...

Jim Kettner-Scene Report : San Diego

Scene Report : San Diego

Posted in Comics on March 9th, 2011

My west coast travels came to an end in San Diego. I finally made it to a show, spent time with one of my besties, hung out with a few bands, and screamed Descendents lyrics whenever we drove past a wienershnitzel. It was a good time. I realize these reports are far from complete, I wish I had more time...

Jim Kettner-Scene Report : Confidential L.A.

Scene Report : Confidential L.A.

Posted in Comics on February 8th, 2011

LA is pretty weird, In a lot of ways it's the diametric opposite of the cities that I've lived in the longest (nyc & philly)....turns out it doesn't suck nearly as much as I had thought. I did my best to find the punk rockers.....but for the most part they were hiding, or in disguise or saw me coming...

Jim Kettner-Scene Report : Oakland

Scene Report : Oakland

Posted in Comics on January 26th, 2011

Previously in ifyoumakeit comix....I was whining about my mega-busted computer and losing a bunch of interview segments I had made....well, those so called geniuses at the apple store worked their magic and I was able to get some of them back. So now, almost a year later,you can marvel at california the scene reporting I was doing last spring. Oakland...

Jim Kettner-The Ergs Reunion Part Two

The Ergs Reunion Part Two

Posted in Comics on January 5th, 2011

Ah, the ERGS! They came into my life at a crucial time, and those songs have been with me ever since. I was lucky enough to score tickets for their benefit/ reunion show, and got to rock the eff' out with my homegirl, Ms. Prince...Then we hung out in philly coffee shops and got back to what we do best...complain...

Jim Kettner-Summer Jams : Part Two

Summer Jams : Part Two

Posted in Comics on November 2nd, 2010

Sometimes the best laid plans are laid to waste, sometimes computers are the devil, sometimes you are flat broke with crazy dental bills and a defective hard drive, but someone..(i think it was Piebald?) once said; " when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade "...Anyways, I went to some pretty rad shows this summer and i'm gonna tell...

Jim Kettner-Summer Jams : Part One

Summer Jams : Part One

Posted in Comics on October 13th, 2010

Hey again IYMI comic nrrds...just in time for hats and scarves weather comes a comic about the summer! Ha! Better late than never I guess. But yeah, here's some sweet comix nostalgia and the partial soundtrack to some favorite summer memories....and yes...I was mistaken for a lesbian in 1999. Stay tuned for part 2...

Jim Kettner-Wake Up! Wake Up!

Wake Up! Wake Up!

Posted in Comics on June 30th, 2010

The winter blues can be the worst.. fortunately bands like Good Luck are around to shake us out of our funks and remind us to wake up and live! When they came around to philly this year It was like the unofficial beginning of spring and since then things have been on the up and up. Nothing but love for...

Jim Kettner-The Very Beginning

The Very Beginning

Posted in Comics on June 1st, 2010

Coming into the scene...we all start somewhere. I started as a comic geek with a columbia house catalog, a bright yellow walkman, and the desire to learn what the hell is up with punk rock. It's almost 20 years later and I'm still learning.