Internet Crusader by George Wylesol
December 12, 2018 in Reviews
By George Wylesol
100 pages, full colour
Release date: September 2019
Ever have one of those days where you’re talking to a smokin’ hot chick online and she turns out to be a robot working for an evil cult… and that hot chick sends a computer virus masked as dirty pictures… and that computer virus allows Satan to come through everyone’s computers and hypnotise them… but the family computer has parental locks on it so you don’t get the virus… and then God messages you to say you’re the only person on earth who can save human existence? Anyway, that’s the set up for this part art book, part graphic novel and 100% true, deep dive into early internet culture from creator of Ghosts, Etc. George Wylesol!
“yo. ur abt to read 1 of the greatest storys ever told. its the story abt how i went on the internet and single handedly saved the world, killed the devil and made friends w god. i call this story INTERNET CRUSADER.” – BSKskator191
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Sennen by Shanti Rai
December 10, 2018 in Reviews
By Shanti Rai
100 pages, full colour
Release date: 13 June 2019
Sennen’s life is mostly perfect – spending her days tending the fields in her idyllic village and her evenings with her beloved family, all tucked into the crook of a green and beautiful valley. And if it wasn’t for the masked figures descending from the hills with increasingly regularity to take their harvested food to deliver to their Gods, she’d have no worries at all. But when the demands for tribute strike closer to home, Sennen is forced to flee the paradise of her valley and venture into the home of the Gods to save her family and their way of life – only to discover that those we worship are not always what they seem, and the lives we lead are not always so simplistic after all.
Sennen, the debut graphic novel from exciting new British author and artist Shanti Rai, tells a timeless tale of adventure, and the discoveries we make as we explore beyond the boundaries of our childhood, into the uncertainty of the adult world.
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CAB Gets Inked #3 by Charles Brubaker
December 5, 2018 in Reviews
CAB Gets Inked #3 http://www.patreon.com/smallbug is a black and white, 20-page, humor mini-comic collecting Charles Brubaker’s Inktober 2018 drawings. The daily renderings are presented as a collection of single panel cartoons, all of which have a lighthearted and whimsical flair! You can find more from Charles Brubaker at http://www.patreon.com/smallbug and http://www.fuzzy-princess.com and http://www.gocomics.com/ask-a-cat/ and http://www.bakertoons.com/ and https://tapastic.com/cbrubaker
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Ancient Daze #3 by Tobey Truestory
November 12, 2018 in Reviews
Ancient Daze #3 https://buff.ly/2Fmi1GX is a 32-page, full color, 8bit/cell shaded action manga comic written and illustrated by Tobey Truestory.
As we enter Level 3 of Ancient Daze we join the victor from the previous issue, now wielding two swords, as she cautiously enters a palace and comes face-to-face with yet another adversary! Steel clashes, blades slice the air, and a secret power within the swords is revealed! Constant action drives this story forward with dynamic art and well-orchestrated fight scenes!
You can unsheathe your sword if you dare and join in the melee that is Ancient Daze at https://buff.ly/2Fmi1GX and find even more from the creator at https://www.facebook.com/TobeyTruestory/ and https://www.amazon.com/Tobey-Truestory/e/B019HUYVO4/ref and on Twitter at @TobeyTruestory
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Goat Song by Larkin Ford
November 9, 2018 in Reviews
Goat Song https://birdcage-bottom-books.myshopify.com/products/goat-song is a 24-page, standard size, blue risograph on cream cover with b+w on cream interior comic by Larkin Ford. Published by Birdcage Bottom Books.
The story begins with a butcher developing a strange lesion on his leg. At the insistence of his wife he goes to the doctor for treatment and leaves with both less and more than he came in with! From there the butcher and his wife continue their story with an odd and unexpected addition to their family!
This strange and entertaining story explores a relationship that you’ve most likely never considered before. The direction this tale takes is into such uncharted territory that every turn of the page is a surprising revelation that spins this yarn into a weird thread with awesome art that will stay with you!
You can get your hands on Goat Song from Birdcage Bottom Books at https://birdcage-bottom-books.myshopify.com/products/goat-song and find more from Larkin Ford at http://www.larkinford.com/ and more from Birdcage Bottom Books at https://birdcage-bottom-books.myshopify.com/
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Copy That! #56 by D. Blake Werts, Interview with Jacob Alvarez
November 5, 2018 in Reviews
For Mini-Comic Monday it’s…Copy That! #56! This issue is a 28-page, B&W info/news mini comic zine published by D. Blake Werts. Cover by Jacob Alvarez.
In this issue of Copy That! Joseph Tenney interviews Jacob Alvarez! Joseph and Jacob talk about connecting with other cartoonist, being a part of Cartoon Loonacy, getting into comics and the underground, painting, doing stand-up and improv, the graphic novel Chinatown Bus, hipster culture, redneck Ghost Rider, inking the Scud way, recommended reading, influences, the future of comics, and more! You can follow Jacob Alvarez on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/hypnospiral_comics/ and on Twitter at @MJacobAlvarez
In the community news and info section we get a few pages featuring the offerings of: Alan Sissom (Comics Link Spotlight); Brian Leonard (Odd Mojo); Charles Brubaker (The Fuzzy Princess); Horsty (multiple titles); Ian Shires (Time Trvlr); Matt Feazell (Leftover Convention Sketchbook, and 5 O’Clock Shadow); Matt Jones (A Trip to Die For, and Trick Or…); and news from RC Harvey!
To get your hands on Copy That! and for more info contact:
12339 Chesley Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
or email Blake at: bwerts (at) vnet (dot) net
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Amazing Age by Matthew David Smith, Jeremy Massie, and Christine Brunson. Published by Alterna Comics.
October 26, 2018 in Reviews
Amazing Age https://buff.ly/2R7yjEl is a 136-page, full color, all ages, standard size, hero action comic written by Matthew David Smith, illustrated by Jeremy Massie, and colored by Christine Brunson. Published by Alterna Comics.
This is the entire series collected into one, massively entertaining, comic! Three friends fantasize about being heroes and one of the friends even creates a comic featuring their exploits. The comic mysteriously reappears years later and transports the friends into the comic book universe of their own creation! Now they must learn to hone their powers with help from a group of real heroes in their new world and fight evil doers that would seize their interdimensional jumping ability for their own devious purposes!
The creative team deliver dynamic action, well developed characters, and suspense all backed up with impressive cartoonish superhero fantasy art to give the comic an appealing, old-school, silver-age look!
You can join the Amazing Age at https://buff.ly/2R7yjEl and find more from Alterna Comics at https://www.alternacomics.com/ and follow Alterna Comics on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AlternaComics/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ALTERNACOMICS
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We the Odd by Delicia Williams
October 23, 2018 in Reviews
We the Odd https://wetheodd.weebly.com/ is a 16-page, digest size, black and white with color cover, fantasy comic written and illustrated by Delicia Williams.
Previously the main character of We the Odd ventured deep inside the ventilation ducts of an old building and there discovered a mysterious door and bizarre figure wearing a box that gave chase! Now we return to the story with the box headed figure hot on the heels of our heroine! A strange doorway, butterflies, a toad, skeptical authorities, and nachos all stand between our possibly delusional protagonist and return to a mentally stable reality!
You can jump into We the Odd and feast on Delicia’s exciting and weirdly whimsical writing and art at https://wetheodd.weebly.com/
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Forever My Brightest Moonlight GAP (Grace Allison Perkins)
October 19, 2018 in Reviews
Forever My Brightest Moonlight https://www.gperki.com/ is a 24-page, digest size, black and white comic written and illustrated by GAP (Grace Allison Perkins).
This is a passionate story about two friends expressing their love for each other and coming to terms with what that means. We meet the friends, Andrew and Mason, as their friendship and romance enters a new stage leading them into an uncharted emotional territory, and continue the journey with them to a satisfying finish. The story and art really blend to make this comic flow. The hand lettering, deep shadowing, and expressive faces all capture the raw feelings of the story and pull the reader into the loving relationship between the friends.
You can enjoy Forever My Brightest Moonlight for yourself at https://www.gperki.com/ and find more from GAP at https://www.instagram.com/what_up_g_perks/ and http://skycentral.tumblr.com/
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The Repercussionists #3 by Eric Meyer and Matthew Anderson
October 18, 2018 in Reviews
The Repercussionists #3 https://emmastudios.com/shop/therepercussionists01-02 is a 32-page, black and white, standard size, Kaiju comic written and illustrated by Eric Meyer and Matthew Anderson.
If you’re not yet familiar with this series, The Repercussionists is about a crew of characters that are responsible for cleaning up the mess after giant monsters and robots slug it out in the middle of cities. Now in this issue of The Repercussionists we’re treated to some background info on the four main characters of the series. We’re taken back to the characters’ early years when they first came in contact with one another. We learn about the origin of these relationships and delve deeper into the characters themselves to learn what their motivations are and how their youth shaped them into the people they are today. But fear not, during the retrospective glances at the team, we’re also treated to giant monsters and robots too!
The storytelling in this issue is really effective. The character development is excellent and enhances what has so far been a unique and interesting story. The art is also handled with skill and expertise. The neat thing about the art is that each of the creators share the duties of illustrator. This gives the entire series a nice mix of styles that just adds to the distinctiveness of The Repercussionists!
You can pitch in and give The Repercussionists a hand at http://www.emmastudios.com/therepercussionists and follow them at https://www.facebook.com/TheREPERCUSSIONISTScomicbook/
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This is My Zine #1 by Kevyn Knox and published by Brain Tumor Comix
October 16, 2018 in Reviews
This is My Zine #1 http://www.kevynknox.com is an 8-page, Black and White, minicomic size, folded zine written and illustrated by Kevyn Knox. Published by Brain Tumor Comix.
This zine has a little bit of everything and it’s all good! From an opening political statement, to the rantings of Kendall Jenner, to eating monkeys! Plenty of underground, counterculture comix to fill the folded pages and delight DIY degenerates!
You can reach out to Kevyn for a copy of This is My Zine #1 at https://www.kevynknox.com/ and find Kevyn on Instagram and Twitter at @KevynKnox and find even more from Kevyn at http://www.allthingskevyn.com/
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Onomatopoeia! by Meg Golding
October 5, 2018 in Reviews
Onomatopoeia! http://www.meghasissues.com is a 16-page, B and W, digest size, glossy comic written and illustrated by Meg Golding.
This is a collection of a few, funny short stories. The comic opens with a warrior that just can’t seem to do anything right, that’s followed by a Mac and PC out on an awkward date trying to find out if they’re compatible! Also in this little treasure of polished art, shiny pages, and eccentric humor is the history of the world through butts!
Check out Onomatopoeia! and more from Meg Golding on Twitter at @thedamnhipsters and even more at http://www.damnhipsters.com/ and http://www.meghasissues.com/
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My Shenanigans by Defective Pudding
October 4, 2018 in Reviews
My Shenanigans http://defectivepudding.com is a 20-page, B and W with blue cardstock cover, digest size, personal comic written and illustrated by Defective Pudding.
Across the twenty pages that make up My Shenanigans Defective Pudding reveals the happy, quiet, and solitary moments that make up the life of a quirky young woman. She talks to inanimate objects, loses herself watching streaming water, and rejoices with stuffed animals. Her life is presented as one of wonderment and joy sprinkled with eccentricities that make her an endearing character. The artwork is raw and makes great use of exaggeration, deep pools of shadow, and hatching. The rendering style nicely complements the whimsical theme of the storytelling.
You can enjoy My Shenanigans and more at http://defectivepudding.com and follow Defective Pudding on Twitter at @Defectivepuddin
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Yellow Walls, The Monkey Bizness Confessions by Chris Kill
October 2, 2018 in Reviews
Yellow Walls, The Monkey Bizness Confessions https://buff.ly/2P2xPyE is a 60-page, B and W with yellow cardstock cover, digest size, True Stories, Mature Readers comic zine created by Chris Kill.
Chris explains that about a decade ago he drew comic strips about his first work experience at an indoor playground business. Now some ten years later he has put together this comic that explores the true stories of his and his coworkers exploits while working within the yellow walls of Monkey Bizness!
The comic is divided up into sections and each section has an overall theme that runs through it. The themes covered include odd jobs, cleaning nightmares, pranks and hijinks, love and lust, workplace dating, smut, drugs and alcohol, and crime and punishment. Stuck in there somewhere there are also recollections about a penis shaped cake, hiring a monkey, sex on an air hockey table, and larceny!
Chris provides a fun, and at times outrageous, look at the youthful recklessness of young adult life in the workplace. Through it all he illustrates the shenanigans with a simple, consistent line that captures each characters’ uniqueness and details a believable background setting for all the action!
You can step inside the Yellow Walls, The Monkey Bizness Confessions at https://buff.ly/2P2xPyE and follow Chris Kill across social media at @ChrisKillCo
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Stoney Baloney by Shelby Criswell
September 26, 2018 in Reviews
Stoney Baloney http://www.shelbycriswell.com/stoneybaloney is a 12-page, digest size, black and white comic with full color cardstock covers written and illustrated by Shelby Criswell.
In this short tale we learn that shopping and drugs don’t mix as a precarious patron attempts to acquire a little rice and some fish. Unfortunately for the bug-eyed stoned consumer, a head trip sends him down the trembling and entertaining grocery aisles somewhere between reality and paranoid hallucinations!
Shelby’s art and story have an unconventional appeal that will delight fans of underground and counterculture comix. The simple line drawings combined with heavy shadows conveys a minimalist aesthetic, but Shelby manages to pack so much story and detail into every page that this comic overflows with well executed and absorbing originality!
You can take a bite of Stoney Baloney at http://www.shelbycriswell.com/stoneybaloney and find more from Shelby Criswell at http://shelbycriswell.com
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