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September’s Indie Comics & Stuff

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Bobby Madness sighting: Fluke #12 (2015)

A true story of Bobby’s life on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the early ’80s, when he was just 14 and 15 years old. It’s based on three shows he saw down there – The Cramps, Ramones, and Stiff Little Fingers. Join in the fun (& fatigue) Bobby experienced as he ran in the streets with his friend Chris, in search of drugs, girls, and punk rock!

76 pages, pocket-sized comic

Source: Fluke Fanzine — Issue 12 | 2015

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Stratu’s Diary Comix

Have you seen Stuart Stratu’s daily diary series? Fun stuff from the mastermind behind the Sick Puppy and Blackguard minicomix anthologies.

The issues above are older but contact Stratu to catch up on newer ones. You can also get a peek at recent strips here.

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Poopsheet Foundation benefit auctions


This week I’m listing a ton of great mini-comics and such at eBay to help raise some funds for Poopsheet HQ. There are a bunch up already (see teaser below) with plenty more on the way. Please take a look and if you could share this with your comics pals I’d appreciate it. Thanks!

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Steve Willis, Matt Groening, Megan Kelso in discussion

There’s a kind of mythology surrounding The Evergreen State College (Olympia, Washington) and its comix history. Here are Matt Groening, Steve Willis, Megan Kelso, Craig Bartlett, Tommy Thompson and Drew Christie on a panel about their experience at Evergreen and later careers.

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Ink Stains 92: Ken Meyer, Jr. on FOOM 4 and 5

Ken Meyer, Jr. looks at a couple issues of FOOM, Marvel’s in-house fanzine of the ’70s, in the latest installment of his “Ink Stains” column at Comic Attack.

FOOM, the Marvel fanzine, not only has in house fun from the Marvel staff and freelancers, but in these issues, a contest for fans! Fans that included future pros Steve Rude, Doug Hazlewood, and many more!

Source: Ink Stains 92: FOOM 4 and 5 | ComicAttack

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Mini-Comic and Fanzine Database update report for January 22nd, 2017

Just a note to let everybody know that 58 new entries were added to the Database this past week and 88 entries were updated (additional data, additional or improved photos, etc.).

The newest entry is Honey by Caroline Paquita (2011) and the most recently updated entry is Dada Gumbo #9 published by Dale Luciano (1987).

As always, thanks so much for your support!

Source: Update report for January 22nd, 2017 | Poopsheet Foundation on Patreon

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The Creators Project on Ron Regé, Jr.

For Regé, drawing is ‘kind of like eating or sleeping,’ resembling a basic biological function more than a conscious act. That’s why he doesn’t like to stress over the origins of his creativity, because it’s actually a part of who he is.

Source: Ancient Mystical Rituals Inspire an Intricate ‘Cartoon Utopia’ | City of the Seekers | The Creators Project

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Listen: Thru Black Holes Band

Michael Roden (Thru Black Holes Comix) and company put out 24 albums between 1989 and 2004 and they’re all online for the listening.

Source: The Official Thru Black Holes Band web site

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Greg Cook chronicles the career of cartoonist Jef Czekaj at WBUR’s The ARTery

The Somerville artist’s latest children’s picture book is about dogs accidentally, humorously raising a bird as their own puppy.

Source: From Indie Rock To R2-D2: How Somerville’s Jef Czekaj Became A Children’s Book Illustrator | The ARTery