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Mail Call: YOUR DEAD COMICS 2017 by Wayne Gibson

Wayne Gibson draws portraits of famous people who passed on in the past year. This issue’s got Charles Manson, Adam West, Paul O’Neill, Don Rickles, John Geils, Chuck Barris, Stephen Furst, Monty Hall, Chris Cornell, Jay Thomas, Michael Parks, Roger Moore, Don Williams, George A. Romero, Jerry Lewis, Tobe Hooper, Gregg Allman, Bill Dana, Harry Dean Stanton, John Dunsworth, John Anderson, Martin Landau, John Heard, Sam Shepard, John Hurt, Ronnie Davis, Charlie Murphy, Fats Domino and Professor Irwin Corey.

Signed and numbered edition of 100.

Catch Wayne on Facebook for info on how to get yours.

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Mineshaft #35 by Everett Rand and Gioia Palmieri

Mineshaft #35 http://www.mineshaftmagazine.com/store.html is a 44-page, digest size, B&W comic zine with “Red Hot” French Paper Company Pop-Tone cover. Published and edited by Everett Rand and Gioia Palmieri with front cover art and design by Robert Crumb.

This is the Jay Lynch Memorial issue with new work by Jay Lynch, Robert Crumb, Charles Bukowski & Pat Moriarity, Billy Childish, Mary Fleener, Art Spiegelman, Ed Piskor & Jay Lynch, Nina Bunjevac, Christoph Mueller, Robert Armstrong, Wm. Crook Jr., Robert Armstrong, Bill Griffith, David Collier, and much More! This issue pays tribute to Jay Lynch with a collection of exquisite comix and art. It also has some poetry, and new dreams from Crumb! Every issue of Mineshaft delivers great, old school comix in a nice zine format that leaves your nostalgia for the heyday of zinedom satisfied! And, as always, the talent assembled in the pages of Mineshaft never disappoints!

You can enjoy Mineshaft #35 for yourself and grab some earlier issues at http://www.mineshaftmagazine.com/store.html

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The White Buffalo Gazette May, 2018 by Edward Parker Bolman and Elmore “Buzz” Buzzizyk

The White Buffalo Gazette May, 2018 is a full size, B&W, 24-page Obscuro art zine put together by Edward Parker Bolman and Elmore “Buzz” Buzzizyk.

This spring issue of the Albino Bison is filled with toons and info from and about a collection of oddball artists from all over the place! Between the pages you’ll find news and scribbles from D. Blake Werts, Carrie McNinch, Max Clotfelter, Jim Siergey, Chad Woody, Matt Feazell, Michael Neno, Carol Pond, Jacob Alvarez, Jeff Zenick, Michael Dowers, Sean Bieri, Billy McKay, Jeff Gaither, John Porcellino, Jason Rodgers, Cameron Forsley, Clark Dissmeyer, Lara, Andrew Goldfarb, Matt Jones, Verl Holt Bond, and probably more that I missed!

Saddle up the hairy swine and ride into the obscuro comix scene by contacting Edward Parker Bolman at sandfleapress(AT)gmail(DOT)com or  Elmore “Buzz” Buzzizyk at buzzizyk(AT)gmail(DOT)com You can also find The White Buffalo Gazette on Twitter at https://twitter.com/WhiteBuffaloG but I don’t think the account is very active.

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Nyx on George Rex’s Oh Brother!  autism comic

Nyx at Sea Green Zines takes a look at George Rex’s Oh Brother! Some Stories About Growing Up With a Brother With Autism.

Oh Brother! is an A5 full colour zine collection of comics about growing up with a brother with autism – and it includes drafts and background material for the upcoming book.

I hardly know where to get started with this zine. I really love George Rex’s art, and that George would open up about what is very likely a somewhat sensitive part of their life in this way leaves me feeling honoured for a glimpse of a life perspective I would not otherwise get.

Read More: Zine Review: Oh Brother! Some Stories About Growing Up With a Brother With Autism – Sea Green Zines

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High-Low: Rob Clough on mini-Kus! #63-66

Let’s take a look at the latest from everyone’s favorite Latvian comics publisher:…

Source: High-Low: The Return of mini-Kus!: A.Diaz, P.Franz, F. Lobo, R.Muradov

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Ryan Heshka’s Mean Girls Club: Pink Dawn, new from Nobrow

This stereotype-busting graphic novel subverts 1950s clichés to bring you an utterly wild, pink-tinted trip in Ryan Heshka’s unmistakably cool style. The Mean Girls Club have been laying waste to the town for years, and the power-crazed Mayor Schlomo is hell-bent on their destruction. He blackmails a young mechanic named Roxy to infiltrate the Clubhouse – but her feisty attitude lands her an initiation into the Club instead! Torn between the sleazebag Mayor’s dirty threats and her unexpected friendships with the Mean Girls, Roxy holds the fate of the Club in her hands…

Source: Nobrow Press | Mean Girls Club: Pink Dawn

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Lorenz Peter’s On Vinyl to Debut at TCAF

The world of a record dealer is only slightly more respectable than the profession of cartoonist or comic shop owner, as Lorenz Peter knows well. Peter, the award-winning artist behind Dark Adaptation and Chaos Mission, is also a musician and record collector. A few years ago he opened up a small record shop in Toronto called LP’s LPs, and started buying and selling vinyl in earnest. Now we have a sort of record of his years in the vinyl mines in the form of a new graphic novel, a semi-fictional account called On Vinyl, due this spring from Conundrum Press…

Read more at: Lorenz Peter’s “On Vinyl” Graphic Novel to Debut @ TCAF – Sequential

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Retrofit Comics 2018 Kickstarter

Check out the 2018 line-up. You can support individual books or pre-order them all at 50% off.

  • All the Sad Songs – Summer Pierre
  • Fashion Forecasts – Yumi Sakugawa
  • I Love You – Sara Lautman
  • John, Dear – Laura Lannes
  • Our Wretched Town Hall – Eric Kostiuk Williams
  • The Prince – Liam Cobb
  • Survive 300 Million 1 – Pat Aulisio
  • Survive 300 Million 2: Serpentine Captives – Pat Aulisio
  • The Troublemakers – Baron Yoshimoto
  • TRUMPTRUMP vol. 2: Modern Day Presidential – Warren Craghead III
  • Understanding – Becca Tobin
  • The Winner – Karl Stevens

Read more at the Retrofit Comics 2018 Kickstarter.

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Ink Stains 105: G.B. Love’s The Golden Age #7

Ken Meyer Jr.’s latest “Ink Stains” fanzine column is up and focuses on The Golden Age #7, published by G.B. Love in 1971. Check out this Don Newton wraparound cover!

G.B. Love did not only produce the long running RBCC, but this gem, The Golden Age (issue 7)! The Golden Age 7: Winter, 1971 Editor and publisher: G. B. Love Those of you that know fanzines at all most certainly know the name G. B. Love from the long running RBCC. Many know far more than…

More info and lots of interior scans here: Ink Stains 105: Golden Age 7 | ComicAttack

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Nyx on SlowQuest II: Meet the Wizard by Bodie

… SlowQuest II is a choose your own adventure zine, which means that there are many possible outcomes to the choices you make in this fantasy realm. You have received an invitation to work for the wizard, but actually getting to the wizard isn’t as simple as it sounds.

I was proud as punch that I didn’t die on my first combination of choices, as that’s definitely a possibility in this zine. Of course, there are so many possible paths – drink potions, get lost, punch a bear – that I happily spent time going through every possible combination of steps. …

Read the rest: Mini Zine Review: SlowQuest II: Meet the Wizard – Sea Green Zines