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Rooftop Stew by Max Clotfelter, published by Birdcage Bottom Books

Rooftop Stew https://buff.ly/2HmxEgB is a 120-page, Black and White, perfect bound, standard size comic written and illustrated by Max Clotfelter. Published by Birdcage Bottom Books.

What can I say folks, I love Max Clotfelter’s art and stories! The rawness, the crudeness, and the over the top outlandishness just grabs something in me! I can relate to these stories and find myself getting lost in the overflowing line work and lavishly detailed hatching! In this collection of tales Max serves up both the fictional and autobiographical to entertain and delight fans that long for something a little different, and something that captures the lost purity of the underground! This is lowbrow comix at its finest! You can help give a boot to this most deserving KickStarter project at https://buff.ly/2HmxEgB and find more from Birdcage Bottom Books at https://birdcage-bottom-books.myshopify.com/ and https://twitter.com/BirdcageBottom and https://www.facebook.com/BirdcageBottomBooks/

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Ask a Cat Digest #11

For mini-comic Monday…it’s Ask a Cat Digest #11 http://www.gocomics.com/ask-a-cat/ a 12-page, digest size, Black and White, all-ages, humor comic written and illustrated by Charles Brubaker.

Charles’ comical cat invites readers to ask any questions that the furry feline can call on its whiskered wisdom to answer. In this installment the Cat explains such things as: the many methods you can use to send in your questions; favorite types of pasta; the wacky world of Japanese commercials; the mysterious elasticity of cats; the magic world inside of sofas; how to know someone’s really your friend; cat apps; diaries; knocking things over; and enemies and black holes!

You can Ask a Cat yourself at http://www.gocomics.com/ask-a-cat/ and even Ask a Cat via e-mail at goaskthecat@gmail.com and find more from Charles Brubaker at http://www.bakertoons.com/ and https://tapastic.com/cbrubaker and http://www.fuzzy-princess.com

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Unibrow #1: It’s Alive!

Unibrow #1: It’s Alive! https://unibrowzine.bigcartel.com/product/unibrow-zine-1 is a 28-page, full size, black and white, lowbrow illustration, ADULTS ONLY, comix zine anthology featuring the art of 1000STYLES, Bakerzduzen, Butt Coffin, Craig Gleason, Scott Wygmans, Edward Kelley, Eric J. Eckert, Joel Abad, Junk Yard, Keith Caves,

KyleBunga, Matt Stikker, Max Colson, Nerd Gore, Peachmunkey, Eric Reed, Sketchy Tank, Terminal Radness, Tom Joyce, Two Dimes, Unsunghero, Wizard Cleave, Wizard of Barge, and YYYYs!

This neat zine is running over with awesome, highly detailed lowbrow art full of blisters, boils, and boobs all gloriously rendered in an abundance of beautiful black ink! There’re monsters, skulls, and skeletons intermixed with word searches, crossword puzzles, and an orgy of other fun oddities! Find more from Unibrow Zine at https://unibrowzine.bigcartel.com/ and http://unibrowzine.com and https://www.instagram.com/unibrowzine/ and https://www.facebook.com/unibrowzine/

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Jenny Mae ‘N Jerry Wick by Bela Koe-Krompecher and Andy Bennett. Published by Nix Comics

Jenny Mae ‘N Jerry Wick https://www.nix-retail.com/product-page/jenny-mae-jerry-pre-order is a 24-page, black and white, standard size, Rock ‘N’ Roll comic adapted from Bela Koe-Krompecher’s popular blog about lost friends and 90s indie music culture. Illustrated by Andy Bennett and published by Nix Comics.

In this, the third and final installment of the series, the focus is on Bela’s closet relationships, with singer songwriters Jenny Mae and Jerry Wick. The comic begins with Bela’s account of Jenny Mae, a restless soul seeking the comfort of companionship but not the commitment. As Jenny’s story unfolds Bela paints a picture of a woman moved by music but plagued by alcohol. Bela himself appears to be the only stable thing in Jenny’s life as their paths remain intertwined throughout Jenny’s wanderings and downward spiral.

Next Bela recounts his friendship with Jerry Wick and explores Jerry’s musical ambitions and success as guitarist and lead singer of Gaunt. Bela delves into their childhoods and reveals Jerry as a passionate artist that desperately wanted to make a mark in this world, and although he may not have realized, did.

You can get to know Jenny Mae ‘N Jerry Wick at https://www.nix-retail.com/product-page/jenny-mae-jerry-pre-order and find even more at https://nixcomics.com/index.html and https://www.facebook.com/NixComics/ and https://twitter.com/nixcomics and https://www.instagram.com/nixcomics/ and you can even listen to Jenny Mae at https://youtu.be/mjUxreknsBo and Jerry Wick at https://youtu.be/KyIzPj3m8sc

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Nix Comics Quarterly #10 by Ken Eppstein

Nix Comics Quarterly #10 https://www.nix-retail.com/product-page/nix-comics-2018-deluxe-subscription is a 28-page, full color, standard size, garage rock themed horror and humor anthology published by Nix Comics.

This issue includes: The Vicar: The Night Has 1000 Eyes (by Ken Eppstein and Michael Neno) in which Alberto and the Vicar face down an otherworldly presence in the suburbs! Then Ana Satura Meets Josephine Six-Fifteen (by Ken Eppstein and Pat Redding Scanlon) where Ana makes a friend and future travel partner after giving a hellhound a lesson in etiquette! Next Eddie and Squid Return from the Dead (by Ken Eppstein and Gideon Kendall) when a cop looking for revenge gets more than she bargained for when she hires a bokor to bring Eddie and Squid back from the grave! Rounding up the stories is Did It Really Happen? Klaus Nomi Pays in Grass (by Ken Eppstein and Mark Rudolph) finds the late, great German countertenor doing what has to be done for his music! Finally Bus Stop Ned is Off the Grid (by Matt Miner and Matt LeJeune) and Bus Stop is Worried About His Appearance (by Ken Eppstein and Liz Valasco) gives us two Bus Stop Ned encounters while waiting for the local mass transit!

Ken and crew deliver another amazing comic with Nix Comics Quarterly #10! The stories and art pull you in and rock your socks off with the turning of each page! Ken even provides a recommended listening list to help you enjoy the full experience!

You can rock out to Nix Comics Quarterly #10 at https://www.nix-retail.com/product-page/nix-comics-2018-deluxe-subscription and find even more at

https://nixcomics.com/index.html and https://www.facebook.com/NixComics/ and https://twitter.com/nixcomics and https://www.instagram.com/nixcomics/

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Break the Cake by David Robertson

Break the Cake https://fredeggcomics.bigcartel.com/product/break-the-cake is an 80-page, black and white/color, perfectly bound, digest size anthology written and illustrated by David Robertson with guest stories/artwork by Marc Casilli, Zu Dominiak, Olivia Hicks, Rebecca Horner, Védís Huldudóttir, Paddy Johnston, Tim Kelly, Francesca Mancuso, Norrie Millar, Neil Paterson, Ludi Price, Katie Quinn, Mike Sedakat, and Pam Wye. Published by Fred Egg Comics.

David Robertson never fails to serve up an assorted mix of stories when he releases a new comic and Break the Cake is no exception! This 80-page comic contains short stories about Star Wars, Star Trek, Jonathan Swift, a giant cow-eating cat, strange loves (baguettes, puffer fish, weird beings…), the space shuttle, horse people, Descartes’ candle, a flower with addictive personality, a Jurassic menu, an alien spaceman and giant werewolf, and even tales about comics and music! That’s a lot of stuff packed into one comic!

David and the guest artists keep things hopping by changing artists and styles every other story or so. This keeps the action moving and makes every story stand out on its own unique look as well as its subject matter. A great, diverse collection of stories and art that’ll keep you entertained from cover to cover! You can Break the Cake at https://fredeggcomics.bigcartel.com/product/break-the-cake and find more from Fred Egg Comics at https://fredeggcomics.bigcartel.com/ and at https://www.fredeggcomics.com/ and at https://twitter.com/FredEggComics

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Comic Strip Cartoonist No.9 by Ski Suharski

Comic Strip Cartoonist No.9 (Fall Issue) https://www.comicartspress.net/ is a 44-page, full color, cartooning magazine featuring cartoons, interviews, and more! Edited by Ski Suharski and published by Comic Arts Press.

This issue’s featured contributors are: Marcus Hamilton; Ron Ferdinand; Scott Ketcham; Matthew Foltz-Gray; Wil Panganiban; Charles Brubaker; Nate Bramble; and Bob Lipski, with the spotlight on Max West!

Comic Strip Cartoonist talks to Marcus Hamilton, Ron Ferdinand, and Scott Ketcham about their memories and involvement with Hank Ketcham’s Dennis the Menace. Then we’re treated to some feline fun with Charles Brubaker’s Ask a Cat! Next we stumble down Matthew Foltz-Gray’s Spirit of the Staircase laughing as we encounter a very strange cast of characters! Then Wil Panganiban‘s Frank and Steinway bring us back to the real world as a monster odd couple trying to adjust to normal life! Later more horror humor comes our way in the forms of Scott Nickel’s EEK! and Nate Bramble’s Doctor Necromantic! Finally the issue is rounded out by Bob Lipski’s The Retros!

Comic Strip Cartoonist is a great magazine for anyone that’s a fan of humor/gag cartoons. The interviews cover a lot of territory and the featured contributors deliver a wide variety of ‘tooning styles and material! Plus, there’s plenty of creator insights, a bit a trivia, and even some Fabulous Facts thrown in! Comic Strip Cartoonist not only provides a wealth of fun (44 pages!), but also inspires us creative types to doodle!

You can tickle your funny bone with Comic Strip Cartoonist at https://www.comicartspress.net/ and at https://www.facebook.com/comicartspress/ and at https://twitter.com/ComicArtsPress

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Copy That! #58! by D. Blake Werts

For Mini-Comic Monday it’s…Copy That! #58! This issue is a 28-page, Black and White info/news mini comic zine published by D. Blake Werts.

In this issue Blake sits down with Charles Brubaker! Blake talks to Charles about how he manages to put out so many comics; working in animation and storyboarding; cameras; early memories of comics and comic creations; Ask the Cat and The Fuzzy Princess; webcomics; tools of the trade and process; hobbies; influences; and projects in the works!

In the News and Info section we’re treated to offerings from: Alan Sissom (Sizzo-Links); Andy Nukes (The Andy Nukes Newsletter); Blair Wilson (Yard Beasts); Charles Brubaker (CAB Gets Inked); Everett Rand (Mineshaft); Gordon Lindholm (The Trivial Tales of Luna Lesser); Marc Myers (Elephant); and Pukka Joint Massif (Peristalsis Jonquil Mandible).

To get your hands on Copy That! and for more info contact:

D. Blake Werts

12339 Chesley Drive

Charlotte, NC 28277

or email Blake at: bwerts (at) vnet (dot) net

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Mineshaft No. 36 Edited by Everett Rand

Mineshaft No. 36 http://www.mineshaftmagazine.com/store.html is a 48-page, digest size, black and white, comic zine anthology, printed in the U.S.A. on off-set press. Edited by Everett Rand, front and back covers by Robert Crumb.

In this issue of Mineshaft you’ll find “Excerpts from R. Crumb’s Dream Diary” and “The Wandering Mind” by Crumb! “Knockers Up!” by Mary Fleener! “Bad Poetry by Billy Childish! And Justin Green Reviews Crook! Plus new work by Christoph Mueller, Denis Kitchen, David Collier, Noah Van Sciver, Tommy Trantino, Aleksandar Zograf, Rika Deryckere, Mick Guffan, Peter Poplaski, John Porcellino, Leonardo da Vinci, Pat Moriarity, Robert Armstrong, and more!

This is a great comic zine always full of an eclectic mix of stories and art. The artists/writers that contribute to Mineshaft are among some of the most recognizable from the underground and alternative comics’ scene! If you dig great, old school art and enjoy well written pieces on a variety of subjects, then you should be exploring Mineshaft!

 

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Copy That #57! by D. Blake Werts & Defenders of Mars by Verl Holt Bond

For Mini-Comic Monday it’s…Copy That! #57! This issue is an 8-page, Black and White info/news mini comic zine published by D. Blake Werts.

In this issue of Copy That! Blake foregoes the interviews and loads up the community news and info section with offerings from: Adam Yeater (Mutants); Alan Sissom (HMPH!); Andrew Goldfarb (Freaky); Andy Nukes (The Andy Nukes Newsletter); Charles Brubaker (The Fuzzy Princess); David Robertson (Break the Cake); George Erling (Carton Loonacy); Ian Shires (Time Trvlr); Jeff Clayton (The True Adventures of JepComix); and Matt Jones (Squad Car APA #5).

Also included with this copy of Copy That! is Verl Holt Bond’s 36-page, black and white, action mini Defenders of Mars! This mini is packed with quality art, high adventure, and solid storytelling, all spread out over three chapters!

To get your hands on Copy That! and for more info contact:

Blake Werts

12339 Chesley Drive

Charlotte, NC 28277

or email Blake at: bwerts (at) vnet (dot) net