Monday, October 25, 2010

How to Draw a Comic Strip


Want to see how Jonathan Lemon does Rabbits Against Magic but couldn't make it to APE?

He has a pretty thorough explanation here of his technique.

The workshop he did at APE covered more about the planning and layout of the strips but he managed to cover the entire process. And here it all is in detail.

Two tools he uses that I now want to implement are the lettering guide (I so need one!) and the panel templates (great idea!).

The pictures are very nice to see, too, as it helps to see what he is talking about.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Post-Ape 2010


Well, I'm finally getting a chance to relax after my trip to San Francisco.

I had a blast. Between Ape and the nightlife and all the things to see... It was great!

I met a lot of folks and picked up quite a few new reads, too.

When I arrived in San Francisco on Friday, I met up with John, my partner-in-crime, and we got settled into our hotel. Then we hit Castro and a quick web-search on my phone turned up two comic shops on the street.


The first was Whatever... Comics. I really liked this one. It may not have been very big but it still managed to give space to local indie creators, including their own Slumberland Press comics.
Picked up: Nothing today. John went back later and got something for me that I was fawning over with glowing eyes.
However, Chris (the main guy there from what I could tell) gave me a copy of one of their comics free and suggested that I leave copies of mine with them. Really great place, btw.

The second shop was down the road a bit. Or rather... Up. Waaay up! After a few blocks it became a steep incline and I started questioning if I really wanted to see it or not. And if so, how bad..?

We finally arrived at Neon Monster and the lack of customers came as no real surprise as they probably passed out halfway up the hill. The host, however, was quite cheerful and pleasant to talk to.
Picked up: Darwyn Cooke's Parker: The Man with the Getaway Face. I had just finished reading The Hunter on the flight to SF (I stopped at Hastings and picked up the used copy for $12.95 that I stupidly passed over previously) and I'm looking forward to reading the prelude to The Outfit.



Saturday was spent mostly at the con. I had originally planned to hit several workshops or panels throughout the day but it took me all day just to explore the hundreds of booths that were set up.

I made sure to stop by the booths for Fantagraphics, Drawn & Quarterly, Slave Labor Graphics, Top Shelf Productions and Last Gasp.

From Fantagraphics I got the first volume of the new dress trades for Love & Rockets. I finally gave in and I'll be replacing my old big trades with the new smaller ones. I didn't have a complete set yet anyways... Only the first six or so.


I like the new smaller design, too. Easier to port around and cheaper. I had been a little speculative about switching but with the recent release of the new Penny Century volume it appears that Fantagraphics will be reprinting more material in the format.

I also picked up Twentieth Century Eightball and Ghost World to get signed by Dan Clowes.


Over at the Drawn & Quarterly booth I got Wilson (another book to be signed by Clowes) and a tote bag as my plastic bag that I brought with me was starting to show signs of an early demise.


Speaking of Dan Clowes, I think he was amused by me bringing my promo poster for Wison to be signed. I've had it prominently displayed on my bathroom wall for the last few months. He signed it but it's the side that I don't show as I like to have the story side out so it can be read.


Top Shelf Productions had copies of Matt Kindt's Super Spy and I snagged one of them. I had dug it back when I had a psp and they were releasing Super Spy mini-comics for the psp a few years ago. I thought he had a great style for the story and I can't wait to read it all in one volume.


Then over at Slave Labor Graphics, I met up with Tommy Kovac and had a great conversation about Oz, libraries and working to death. I picked up the first two issues of The Royal Historian of Oz (which he signed, of course) and gave him copies of 'Nuther World Comics.



Another stand out appearance was Justin Hall. I had originally seen his work in the first volume of Best American Comics. I bought a copy of True Travel Tales from him, which he signed, and when I gave him copies of my comics he gave me another comic in return (the only person at the con to do that if I remember correctly).


I stopped by Slumberland's booth several times Saturday and Sunday but kept missing Chris. I left copies of my comic and looked over some of their books. I think I'll be getting me a copy of Robinson Crusoe in the 6th Dimension pretty soon...


I found a vendor there selling half-price and 30%-off trades and another one selling single comics. From these two I snagged Jay Stephen's Atomic City Tales #3 (I've had the first two issues for years but never finished the set til now) and Madman Comics Volume 3 (which includes #s 12 through 20 of the Dark Horse run and my collection had stopped with #14).


On Sunday I took part in two workshops. One with Jonathan Lemon (Rabbits Against Magic) lecturing on developing comic strips and another with Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man) sharing his knowledge of gag cartoons.

One thing I found interesting was that Lemon supported the use of the "silent panel" in comic strips- the panel sometimes used just before the last panel to prolong the anticipation of the punchline, while Shannon (without being asked) brought up that comic strips are made funnier without the "silent panel", rushing forward to the joke.

I found it intriguing that they both brought up the "silent panel" and that they had such opposing thoughts about it. I actually found it distracting as I spent more time after that just pondering over their separate views.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed both workshops but it seemed like they were both cut short as one hour really wasn't long enough.

I also sat in on a panel and listened to Lynda Barry, Megan Kelso, Renee French, Tom Neely and Jen Wong answer questions from Greg Means regarding "The Art of Storytelling".

After the con was over I went back to the hotel to meet back up with John (who had skipped day 2) and was greeted with a copy of The Art of Jaime Hernandez (the book from Friday that I ogled).


The next day we spent sight-seeing, visiting the Golden Gate Bridge, the Botanical Garden. Twin Peaks, Sausalito and the beach.


All in all it was a great trip and I think this weekend I'm just gonna rest.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

'Nuther World Comics Megamix #1


'NUTHER WORLD COMICS MEGAMIX #1 will be available at APE.

Contents:
"Escape"
"Welcome to Driftwood"
and Mis-Adventure!

16 pages, b&w with color front and back covers.

Countdown to APE: Exhibitors and Schedules


Here's Fantagraphics' schedule for APE 2010 (booths 113-116):

Saturday
12:00 - 1:00PM Spotlight on Megan Kelso, moderated by Marc Weidenbaum
1:00 - 3:00PM Megan Kelso booth signing
3:00 - 5:00PM Tony Millionaire booth signing
5:00 - 6:00PM Spotlight on Tony Millionaire, moderated by Renée French

Sunday
1:00 - 3:00PM Tony Millionaire booth signing
2:00 - 3:00PM Art of Storytelling panel with Megan Kelso
3:00 - 5:00PM Megan Kelso booth signing

And here's Drawn & Quarterly's schedule (booth 222):

Saturday
1:00-3:00 Vanessa Davis Signing
2:00-3:00 Spotlight on Dan Clowes, questions by Picture Box and Comics Comics' Dan Nadel
3:00-5:00 Dan Clowes Signing
4:00-5:00 Spotlight on Lynda Barry, with Picture This slide show!
5:00-7:00 Lynda Barry Signing

Sunday
1:00-3:00 Vanessa Davis Signing
2:00-3:00 Art of Storytelling panel with Lynda Barry & others
3:00-5:00 Lynda Barry signing

Here's the list of all of 2010's exhibitors and the map of the exhibit hall.

Preview: Little Maakies on the Prairie


Fantagraphics has a new Maakies collection coming out that reprints 2007 through 2009 of Tony Millionaire's strip.
Check out a 12-page preview of Little Maakies on the Prairie.

New 2000 AD Online Releases


Recent 2000 AD ebooks released through Clickwheel.

2000 AD

PROG #1704
SPIRITED AWAY! -- Flight of the living dead in Defoe -- Featuring Judge Dredd, Defoe, Age of the Wolf, Low Life and Nikolai Dante -- Only $2.99 US (retails for $3.75 US)

(2000 AD and JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE are published by 2000 AD/Rebellion.)

Friday, October 08, 2010

The Revenge of Print



If you do mini-comics or zines you really should check out the "Revenge of Print" challenge.
What is it?
Go to Quimby's blog to find out.

Ardden Entertainment Revives Atlas Comics


Ardden Entertainment has begun work on bringing back the historic Atlas Comics.

For those that don't know, Atlas Comics was the brainchild of Marvel Comics founder Martin Goodman, who created the line to one-up his old company. Unfortunately, the line flopped mere months after it began, with several titles changing direction after the first or second issues.


One of the highlights of that era would be Howard Chaykin's work on The Scorpion. A pulp adventure hero, The Scorpion who would serve as a prototype for the standard arrogant, hard-edged character type that Chaykin would later develop with Dominic Fortune.

You can read more about Ardden Entertainment's plans here.

DC Comics Drops Prices!


In an unprecedented move that startled (and pleased) most readers, DC Comics has decided to drop the prices of their ongoing $3.99 titles to $2.99.

They'll be doing away with the co-features (which they hint will surface again somehow).

From the press release:

"As of January, the following standard length ongoing titles, previously priced at $3.99 for 32 pages/22 story pages, will be priced at $2.99 with 32 pages/20 story pages:

American Vampire;
Batman: The Dark Knight;
Batman Incorporated;
Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors;
JSA All-Stars.

As of January, the following licensed titles, previously priced at $3.99, will be priced at $2.99:

Gears of War;
God of War;
Kane & Lynch;
Ratchet & Clank.

As of January, the following ongoing titles previously priced at $3.99 for 40 pages/30 story pages including co-features, will no longer include co-features and will be priced at $2.99 for 32 pages/ 20 story pages:

Action Comics;
Adventure Comics;
Batman: Streets of Gotham;
Detective Comics;
Doc Savage;
Justice League of America;
Legion of Super-Heroes;
The Spirit.

In January, five books are $3.99 for 40 pages/30 story pages:

Batman: Europa # 1
First Wave # 6
DCU: Legacies # 9
Weird Worlds # 1
World of Warcraft: Curse of the Worgen

The following oversized anniversary issue will be $4.99 for 48 pages/38 story pages:

Hellblazer # 275"

Hmmm... I'm kinda interested in what that "Weird Worlds" is...

Basically, we're losing two pages of story but saving a buck. It may be a worthy compromise.

Read all the rest of the details here.

Indie Comics for December 2010

Here are the books shipping in December from :01 First Second, Drawn and Quarterly, Fantagraphics, Last Gasp, Picturebox, Slave Labor Graphics and Top Shelf Productions.

For books shipping in November, go here.

:01 FIRST SECOND

ROBOT DREAMS GN
(W/A) Sara Varon.
Back in Print, an Oprah's Reading List For Kids Selection! When the dog gets lonely, he builds himself a friend from a mail-order robot kit. Soon the two are happily sharing movies, popcorn, and peaceful evenings - until a summer's day swim leaves the robot rusted and immobile. In Robot Dreams, the dog's desperate search for new friends and the robot's dreams of his lost friend the dog, becomes a moving story of friendship, loneliness, and forgiveness.


Also available:
ADVENTURES IN CARTOONING ACTIVITY BOOK
ADVENTURES IN CARTOONING SC
PRIME BABY TP
UNSINKABLE WALKER BEAN GN

DRAWN AND QUARTERLY

A SINGLE MATCH HC
(W/A) Oji Suzuki.
In this collection of hauntingly elliptical short stories, Oji Suzuki explores memory, relationships and loss with a loose narrative style, filling each tale with a sense of unfulfilled longing. He plumbs the dissolute depths of human psychology, literally bathing his characters in expansive shadows that paradoxically reveal as much as they obscure. Though he touches on many of the same themes as his contemporaries in the field of post-war alternative manga, Suzuki's ever-shifting narrative approach and dashes of surrealist humor distinguish his work from his peers. Mature readers.


BIG QUESTIONS #15
(W/A) Anders Nilsen.
The epic existentialist fable concludes. The pilot follows two swans underground, crows laugh and insult one another, and the dead walk. Anders Nilsen has spent much of the past decade working on this 600-page Ignatz-nominated series. Mature readers.






BIGFOOT HC
(W/A) Pascal Girard.
Jimmy is a teenager in a crummy little town. He's got a lousy best friend, a porn habit, and an uncle whose miserable existence is the embodiment of life stalled in its tracks. He's also got a tender soul, a pure-hearted crush, and the makings of a budding artist. A horrible YouTube video of Jimmy dancing in his living room becomes viral and makes every sweet and hopeful thing about Jimmy seem utterly pathetic. Everyone from fellow classmates to the clerk at the corner store has seen the video, and Jimmy finds himself a celebrity in his town, just for the wrong reasons. Mature readers.


Also available:
BOX MAN HC
RED SNOW HC

FANTAGRAPHICS

BLECKY YUCKERELLA GN VOL 04 $$$$ YOU A-HOLE
THE FOURTH AND FINAL COLLECTION OF RYAN'S RIOTOUS COMIC STRIP
The stupidest, ugliest, stubbliest girl in grade number two is back and so are the zits, boogers, guts, tumors, and turds in this fourth and final collection of riotously hilarious, eye-poppingly offensive four-panel gag strips. Co-starring the usual cast of Blecky's weirdo friends and enemies, plus jelly clones, morbidly obese Jesus, the Blumpkins, slug nuts, aliens, talking belches, the beloved New Character Parade and oh so much more. Over 100 pages of ridiculous absurdity, over-the-top gross-outs, and scathing satire as only Johnny Ryan can deliver. 'Blecky Yuckerella is Ryan's broad-stroke conflation of Nancy and Little Orphan Annie transmogrified into a nightmare so creatively scatological you can't help but laugh.' - The Boston Globe 'This guy is literally the funniest cartoonist living in the world today. These sick vignettes about his anti-heroine Blecky Yuckerella deserve to go down in history alongside Peanuts and Garfield.' - Vice 'Ryan is the king of inappropriate gross-out comics, and doesn't let social taboos, politically correct boundaries, or even good taste stand in the way of his art.' - Wizard JOHNNY RYAN lives in Los Angeles, CA, with his wife Jenny.


DRAWING POWER SC
A UNIQUE MIX OF COMICS, POP CULTURE AND AMERICANA
The season's first book from Fantagraphics' new imprint Marschall Books is Drawing Power, a lively collection of mass market print advertising from the 1890s to the recent past, starring both cartoonists and cartoon characters. While critics debate whether comics is high art or low art, the fact is that the comic strip was born as a commercial medium and was nurtured by competition, commerce, and advertising. Drawing Power will be the first book-length examination (and celebration) of the nexus of art and cartoons. It will focus on the commercial roots of newspaper strips; the cross-promotions of artists, their characters, and retail products; and of the superb artwork that cartoonists invested in their lucrative freelance work in advertising. Drawing Power is cultural history, chronicling a time in popular culture when cartoonists were celebrities and their strips and characters competed with the movies for the attention of a mass audience. The book will examine cartoonists as public personalities, and their advertising efforts from the first heartbeat of the comic strip as an art form. Here are surprising and familiar examples of products, accounts, memorable ad campaigns, and examples of widely known catch-phrases. Examples of individual cartoon ads through the years include: o Yellow Kid advertising o Buster Brown Shoe campaigns o Dr Seuss' 'Flit' cartoons and his longtime career hyping motor oil o WWII ads o Pepsi and Pete by Rube Goldberg o The best-looking comic strip ads ever: Milton Caniff and Noel Sickles (under pen names!) depicting characters' personal crises relieved by a coffee substitute o Little Orphan Annie's famous Ovaltine campaign, and Mickey Mouse as pitch-man o Peanuts shilling Falcons and B.C. shilling Dr. Pepper o Dagwood selling atomic energy o and virtually every super-hero trafficking in the mortal realm to shill every product imaginable.


FREEWAY GN
story Mark Kalesniko art Mark Kalesniko cover Mark Kalesniko.
Alex is an animator and he's angry. Stuck in a traffic jam on his way to his job at 'Mickey Walt' Studios, Alex rages, reminisces, fantasizes and hallucinates about his early days as a starry-eyed animator landing his dream job, through the increasingly depressing political battles and creative compromises. Loaded with insider information on two generations of animators, Freeway is another ambitious step forward for a major cartooning talent.


HIDDEN HC
A NEW TALE OF TERROR FROM COMICS' MASTER OF SUSPENSE -HIS FIRST COLOR BOOK FROM FANTAGRAPHICS
Eight desperate people are stranded at a snowbound diner. Their phones can only pick brief and perplexing bits of conversation. The radio is filled with static - although occasional, broken-up bits of news are heard - reports of some sort of global catastrophe... A ninth person arrives, hiking to the diner from his stranded car, where he had been listening to his car radio. He informs the others that, yes, from what he was been able to make out, something alarming seems to have happened, a catastrophe on a global scale… Oh, and one more bit of local news he happened to pick up, he says: The previous night an inmate escaped from a nearby hospital for the criminally insane, after killing his doctor and several bystanders. The police warn that he is very, very dangerous... What perhaps sounds like the description of an old weird tale or an episode of The Twilight Zone is actually just the beginning of the new suspenseful, brain-twisting graphic novel from the author of Delphine, The Chuckling Whatsit, and Cat Burglar Black. In The Hidden, as the isolated characters become increasingly unraveled, one character tells of a dream he recently had. Then each of the others tells a dream, a personal anecdote or a story they've heard, ranging from the bizarre to the absurd to the truly horrific. Each will be presented as its own chapter. Then there are the games - a selection of (fully illustrated) card games and board games found in the diner. Are these merely children's games - or something more sinister?


POPEYE HC VOL 05 WHAS A JEEP
POPEYE MEETS HIS PAPPY! PLUS SWEE'PEA AND THE JEEP!
Remember last volume's cliffhanger? The penultimate installment of this acclaimed reprinting of E.C. Segar's masterpiece begins with 'Popeye's Ark: Part Two,' the tale of Popeye's eventful reign over Spinachovia - a bleak island populated only by men and lacking all 'femininity' - even as Olive Oyl controls the country of Olivia (not to mention the men of Spinachovia). Then in 'War Clouds,' the two monarchies come tumbling down in a furious battle as Spinachovia is attacked by the tyrannical land-hungry King of Brutia, King Zlobbo! This volume's star is Eugene the Jeep, the rare, friendly, leopard-spotted, and magically-endowed little creature. And Segar makes a great addition to the cast in 'The Search for Popeye's Poppa,' when the ever-cantankerous Poopdeck Pappy is tracked and finally, hilariously found; the title of the follow-up story, 'Civilizing Poppa,' speaks for itself, as it tells the classic tale of man taming beast as Popeye guides a stubborn Pappy through table manners. And as in every volume, this year-and-a-half's worth of full-color Sunday strips are as dazzlingly reproduced as ever. The adventures of Popeye, Olive, Wimpy, Swee'Pea and the gang on the top are complemented with the riotously funny bonus strip 'Sappo,' including a somewhat self-referential storyline where the titular character becomes a cartoonist and teaches the craft to his friend, Professor Wotasnozzle.


STIGMATA HC
STUNNINGLY ILLUSTRATED METAPHYSICAL THRILLER BY EUROPEAN TITAN
He lives day to day and hand to mouth, this shambling lug of a man, wrestling with his demons, picking up work where he can, and drinking himself into oblivion. Until one days his palms begin to bleed… These newfound stigmata lose him his job, and he ends up as part of a traveling carnival, where he even finds love. But his past catches up with him -violently so. Has he lost his last chance at redemption? This stunning graphic novel, executed in a mad, expressionistic swirl of black lines, is the result of a unique collaboration between the preeminent Italian cartoonist/graphist Lorenzo Mattotti (RAW, The New Yorker, and the graphic novels Fires and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) and the award-winning Italian screenwriter Claudio Piersanti. LORENZO MATTOTTI lives in Paris, France; his most recent work is The Raven, a collaboration with Lou Reed re-imagining the works of Edgar Allan Poe. CLAUDIO PIERSANTI lives in Italy.


UNLOVABLE COMPLETE COLLECTION HC BOX SET
THE COMPLETE COLLECTION OF A MODERN CLASSIC!
Loosely based on a teenager's diary from the 1980s found in a gas-station bathroom, Unlovable is the remarkable story of Tammy Pierce, as filtered through the pen of Los Angeles artist Esther Pearl Watson. This boxed set collects the complete, acclaimed two-volume saga of Tammy's sophomore year of high school in 1989. Tammy has built a devoted following over the last several years in the pages of BUST magazine, where Unlovable continues to be serialized on the magazine's back page, and this beautifully produced, slipcased collection features all 832 pages of her sometimes ordinary, sometimes humiliating, often poignant and always hilarious exploits. Her hopes, dreams, agonies and defeats are brought to vivid, comedic life by Watson's lovingly grotesque drawings, filled with all the eighties essentials - too much mascara, leg warmers with heels and huge hair, etc. - as well as timeless teen concerns like acne, dandruff, and the opposite sex (or same sex, in some cases). Unlovable addresses the mysteries of adolescence through Tammy's naievete; girls and women in particular will find much that resonates, but men will also relate to Unlovable's universal humor and wide cast of characters. Tammy's life isn't pretty, but it is endlessly charming and hilarious. This complete edition will be handsomely packaged in an irresistibly sparkly box that would make Tammy proud.


Also available:
BLECKY YUCKERELLA GN VOL 01
BLECKY YUCKERELLA GN VOL 02 BACK IN BLECK
BLECKY YUCKERELLA GN VOL 03 COMICS FOR IDIOTS
CHUCKLING WHATSIT TP
PECULIA & THE GROON GROVE VAMPIRES GN
POPEYE HC VOL 01 I YAM WHAT I YAM
POPEYE HC VOL 02 WELL BLOW ME DOWN
POPEYE HC VOL 03 LETS YOU AND HIM FIGHT
POPEYE HC VOL 04 PLUNDER ISLAND

LAST GASP

BEST EROTIC COMICS 2010 SC
The acclaimed adult comics anthology series enters its third year! From the poignantly sweet to the enticingly strange, with work by Robert Crumb, Ellen Forney, Molly Crabapple, Joe 'Superman' Shuster, and more, Vol. 3: Sweet Meat, Strange Spice offers a cornucopia to tickle the libido and the mind, with the sexiest, smartest, nastiest, most breathtakingly beautiful work in today's erotic comics -- plus some original unpublished work and a handful of vintage Hall of Fame pieces. Adult.

KRAMPUS THE DEVIL OF CHRISTMAS HC
(W) Monte Beauchamp (A) Various.
Now in available in Hardcover! In the early Christmas traditions of Europe, the 'Krampus' was St. Nicholas' dark servant - a hairy, horned, supernatural beast whose pointed ears and long slithering tongue gave misbehavers the creeps! This new and improved edition includes an introduction, a historical survey of the character, and over 180 lavish pre-World War 1 Krampus postcard images.




MARION PECK ANIMAL SUMMER LOVE HC
(W/A) Various.
One of the leading ladies of pop surrealism, Marion Peck populates her dreamlike paintings with strange, cute creatures. Themes of hope, despair, mystery, nostalgia, love and death recur throughout Peck's work alongside motifs of dreams, big-eyed animals, natural landscapes, doe-eyed children, royalty and peasantry. Peck looks beyond the subconscious, reminding us that the waking world is never quite as it seems.


PICTUREBOX

MY NEW NEW YORK DIARY HC
(W) Julie Doucet, Michel Gondry (A) Julie Doucet.
In 2008, the famed director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) proposed to legendary cartoonist Julie Doucet that they make a film together. Little did Gondry and Doucet know that the process itself would be the film, and they'd soon be starring in a 'reality' comic and film of their own devising. My New New York Diary contains all of Doucet's drawings for the film, as well as the DVD containing the film itself. Both the film and Doucet's graphic novella are being released only in this deluxe, hardcover volume which does full justice to the richness and warmth of Doucet and Gondry's collaboration.


Also available:
AMERICAN SH*T FOR BRAINS POSTER

SLAVE LABOR GRAPHICS

ROYAL HISTORIAN OF OZ #3
(W) Tommy Kovac (A) Andy Hirsch.
Zik alerts Jasper to Frank's disappearance, but can't communicate it clearly enough to explain. An exasperated Zik (unable to communicate the kidnapping) leads Jasper to a ransom note.








Also available:
HAUNTED MANSION HC VOL 01 WELCOME FOOLISH MORTAL
SKELEBUNNIES GN
STITCH GN
TRON TP VOL 01 GHOST IN THE MACHINE

TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS

BB WOLF & 3 LPS HC LTD MUSIC ED
(W) J.D. Arnold (A) Rich Koslowski.
This limited edition of B.B. Wolf & The 3 LP's comes with a special CD of Blues songs recorded specifically to accompany the graphic novel. Set in the Mississippi Delta of the 1920s, this is a classic story of racial injustice, murder, revenge, and music, all told through the clever re-telling of a timeless fairy tale. B.B.'s life seemed simple. But his simple life comes crashing down when the LPs decide to take his land by any means possible. When all is lost, B.B. lashes out, setting into motion acts of revenge that only a big bad wolf could unleash.


PLAYWRIGHT HC
(W) Eddie Campbell (A) Daren White.
The Playwright enjoys a quiet moment in the local park. Once he saw a pigeon defecate onto a businessman's shoulder; it struck him as absurd that such an event is considered lucky. Similarly, the Playwright derived an almost perverse sense of relief upon receiving news that an old friend has developed prostate cancer. The Playwright: a dark comedy about the sex life of a celibate middle-aged man. Mature readers.


THE KING GN
(W/A) Rich Koslowski.
The King is an offbeat tale of one very enigmatic Elvis impersonator that's taking the Vegas strip and the world by storm! His performances are mesmerizing, and many fans begin to believe that he really is Elvis. Through thought-provoking interviews and investigative reporting, a journalist makes it his personal mission to find out who 'The King' really is.




WORLD WAR 3 ILLUSTRATED #41
(E) Sandy Jiminez.
Consider the 'Food Chain,'our place in it and our relationship and experiences with/within it, both literally and metaphorically. Big fish eat little fish; rich men eat organic; poor men eat McDonald's. Everybody eats, but how do we stop from being eaten? This issue unearths some of the answers and asks the big questions. Featuring work by Peter Kuper, Seth Tobocman, Sabrina Jones, Jennifer Camper, Rebecca Migdal, Mac McGill, Sandy Jimenez, and many others. Mature readers.


Also available:
KORGI GN VOL 01 SPROUTING WINGS
OWLY GN VOL 01 WAY HOME
SPIRAL-BOUND GN

All of these items are available through Discount Comic Book Service (DCBS) or for pre-order from your local comic shop.