Drongo Issue 1 Natalie Michelle Watson Drongo Issue 1 is a full-colour (with some black and white pages) zine a bit closer in size to US letter than to A4 with a variety of articles, comics, a quiz…
Crazy, mostly autobiographical comics by Nate McDonough. I really like the cover drawing. Why do I keep thinking it’s an amusement park mascot? Anyway. Subjects include superhero movies, Tom Atkins, politics and other sordid aspects of life. Color covers and a fold-out color centerspread too.
Grixly #42 at the Mini-Comic and Fanzine Database.
It’s hard to believe Carrie’s been doing these diary comics for nearly 50 issues! Pretty impressive, I’d say. #47 is the first part of a trip to Japan with this issue’s focus on Nagoya, where she sees lots of bare butts and gets to ring the penis bell. What a life!
You Don’t Get There from Here at the Mini-Comic and Fanzine Database (woefully incomplete).
Kyle Bravo / Hot Iron Press
This is a nice collection of “partially true stories” by Kyle. Fun, somewhat stream-of-consciousness autobio stories about family life, travel, making art and the world at large. Nicely printed and with a two-color Risograph cover.
Forever and Everything #2 at the Mini-Comic and Fanzine Database.
From Lew Stringer:
The London Film and Comic Con is this weekend, I’m one of the many comics guests who’ll be there… and I’m bringing along a new comic featuring a character from the past.
“Pedantic Stan, The Comics Fan” was created by John Freeman and myself back in 1990 and appeared in the comics news magazine Speakeasy every month. It’s never been reprinted so now I’ve gathered all the stories together (plus a special one that appeared in the UKCAC 1990 con booklet) as an A5 landscape mini-comic.
The 16 page comic will be exclusively available from my table at LFCC over the weekend for £2.00 After that, you’ll be able to buy it from my online shop next week (and from other comic cons I attend this year).
Scott Davis has another new issue out of his “Iterative Reference Guide” to small press comics published since Jay Kennedy’s Newave Comix Price Guide.
32 pages of listings plus full-color cover scans scattered throughout. It’s a bit like the Mini-Comic and Fanzine Database (in fact, we’ve collaborated on both projects) but in print form. Definitely a good series to have in your library.
Email Scott for info on how to order.
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.
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.
Let’s take a look at the latest from everyone’s favorite Latvian comics publisher:…
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…