For Mini-Comic Monday it’s…Copy This! #45. This issue is a 36-page, B&W info/news mini comic zine published by D. Blake Werts. Cover by Michael Dowers, also includes the 8-page minicomic Bug Comix #2 by Gary Fields and published by Dog Breath Books! http://www.garyfieldsstudios.blogsport.com
In this issue Pat Moriarity chats it up with Michael Dowers! The two talk about Michael’s start in making minicomics, his Starhead Comics and Seattle Star, the newsletter scene, printing methods used, publishing others, life before comics, being part of the hippie comix scene, memories of smoking pot with mom, the reasons behind starting Brownfield Press, working at Fantagraphics, Michael’s inspiration for Newave! The Underground Mini Comix of the1980s, and living a solitary life!
In the community news and info section this time around we learn of offerings from the following: Adam Yeater (Pleomorphism); Billy McKay (Morf); Charles Brubaker (CAB Gets Inked Again); Clark Dissmeyer/Marc Myers (Through a Basement Window: The Collected Comix of Clark A. Dissmeyer 1984-1986); Dean of The Bubblegum Dada Corporation (The Donor); George Erling (Cartoon Loonacy); Joseph Tenney (Squad Car (the APA)); and Nate McDonough (Grixly #41).
Also, Blake is planning an all new, ALL ART issue for January 2018! If you want to be included you need to send Blake your doodles by December 31st, and remember to keep it PG-13!
To get your hands on Copy This! and for more info contact:
D. Blake Werts
12339 Chesley Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
or email Blake at: bwerts (at) vnet (dot) net