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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

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Marble Cake by Scott Jason Smith

Marble Cake

By Scott Jason Smith
108 pages, full colour
Release date: 13 June 2019

http://averyhillpublishing.com/

Have you ever wished you could glimpse into the lives of strangers – those anonymous faces passed in the produce aisle of the local supermarket, those shadows lurking behind the closed curtains of their homes? Would you be surprised by the rich mixture of personalities, the strange habits and the unexpected insecurities? Perhaps like you they’re also baking blind, no recipe to follow. You might produce a perfect cake, or you might end up throwing the mix in the trash and starting again. And again. And again.

Marble Cake, the debut graphic novel from acclaimed British author and artist Scott Jason Smith, cuts a slice through everyday life and takes a bite out of the layers concealed beneath the icing, all told with the acerbic wit and keen eye of a truly exciting new creator.

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Internet Crusader by George Wylesol

Internet Crusader

http://averyhillpublishing.com/
By George Wylesol
100 pages, full colour

Release date: September 2019

Ever have one of those days where you’re talking to a smokin’ hot chick online and she turns out to be a robot working for an evil cult… and that hot chick sends a computer virus masked as dirty pictures… and that computer virus allows Satan to come through everyone’s computers and hypnotise them… but the family computer has parental locks on it so you don’t get the virus… and then God messages you to say you’re the only person on earth who can save human existence? Anyway, that’s the set up for this part art book, part graphic novel and 100% true, deep dive into early internet culture from creator of Ghosts, Etc. George Wylesol!

“yo. ur abt to read 1 of the greatest storys ever told. its the story abt how i went on the internet and single handedly saved the world, killed the devil and made friends w god. i call this story INTERNET CRUSADER.” – BSKskator191

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Sennen by Shanti Rai

Sennen 

http://averyhillpublishing.com/

By Shanti Rai

100 pages, full colour

Release date: 13 June 2019

Sennen’s life is mostly perfect – spending her days tending the fields in her idyllic village and her evenings with her beloved family, all tucked into the crook of a green and beautiful valley. And if it wasn’t for the masked figures descending from the hills with increasingly regularity to take their harvested food to deliver to their Gods, she’d have no worries at all. But when the demands for tribute strike closer to home, Sennen is forced to flee the paradise of her valley and venture into the home of the Gods to save her family and their way of life – only to discover that those we worship are not always what they seem, and the lives we lead are not always so simplistic after all.

Sennen, the debut graphic novel from exciting new British author and artist Shanti Rai, tells a timeless tale of adventure, and the discoveries we make as we explore beyond the boundaries of our childhood, into the uncertainty of the adult world.

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CAB Gets Inked #3 by Charles Brubaker

CAB Gets Inked #3 http://www.patreon.com/smallbug is a black and white, 20-page, humor mini-comic collecting Charles Brubaker’s Inktober 2018 drawings. The daily renderings are presented as a collection of single panel cartoons, all of which have a lighthearted and whimsical flair! You can find more from Charles Brubaker at http://www.patreon.com/smallbug and http://www.fuzzy-princess.com and http://www.gocomics.com/ask-a-cat/ and http://www.bakertoons.com/ and https://tapastic.com/cbrubaker

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Ancient Daze #3 by Tobey Truestory

Ancient Daze #3 https://buff.ly/2Fmi1GX is a 32-page, full color, 8bit/cell shaded action manga comic written and illustrated by Tobey Truestory.

As we enter Level 3 of Ancient Daze we join the victor from the previous issue, now wielding two swords, as she cautiously enters a palace and comes face-to-face with yet another adversary! Steel clashes, blades slice the air, and a secret power within the swords is revealed! Constant action drives this story forward with dynamic art and well-orchestrated fight scenes!

You can unsheathe your sword if you dare and join in the melee that is Ancient Daze at https://buff.ly/2Fmi1GX and find even more from the creator at https://www.facebook.com/TobeyTruestory/ and https://www.amazon.com/Tobey-Truestory/e/B019HUYVO4/ref and on Twitter at @TobeyTruestory

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Goat Song by Larkin Ford

Goat Song https://birdcage-bottom-books.myshopify.com/products/goat-song is a 24-page, standard size, blue risograph on cream cover with b+w on cream interior comic by Larkin Ford. Published by Birdcage Bottom Books.

The story begins with a butcher developing a strange lesion on his leg. At the insistence of his wife he goes to the doctor for treatment and leaves with both less and more than he came in with! From there the butcher and his wife continue their story with an odd and unexpected addition to their family!

This strange and entertaining story explores a relationship that you’ve most likely never considered before. The direction this tale takes is into such uncharted territory that every turn of the page is a surprising revelation that spins this yarn into a weird thread with awesome art that will stay with you!

You can get your hands on Goat Song from Birdcage Bottom Books at https://birdcage-bottom-books.myshopify.com/products/goat-song and find more from Larkin Ford at http://www.larkinford.com/ and more from Birdcage Bottom Books at https://birdcage-bottom-books.myshopify.com/

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Copy That! #56 by D. Blake Werts, Interview with Jacob Alvarez

For Mini-Comic Monday it’s…Copy That! #56! This issue is a 28-page, B&W info/news mini comic zine published by D. Blake Werts. Cover by Jacob Alvarez.

In this issue of Copy That! Joseph Tenney interviews Jacob Alvarez! Joseph and Jacob talk about connecting with other cartoonist, being a part of Cartoon Loonacy, getting into comics and the underground, painting, doing stand-up and improv, the graphic novel Chinatown Bus, hipster culture, redneck Ghost Rider, inking the Scud way, recommended reading, influences, the future of comics, and more! You can follow Jacob Alvarez on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/hypnospiral_comics/ and on Twitter at @MJacobAlvarez

In the community news and info section we get a few pages featuring the offerings of: Alan Sissom (Comics Link Spotlight); Brian Leonard (Odd Mojo); Charles Brubaker (The Fuzzy Princess); Horsty (multiple titles); Ian Shires (Time Trvlr); Matt Feazell (Leftover Convention Sketchbook, and 5 O’Clock Shadow); Matt Jones (A Trip to Die For, and Trick Or…); and news from RC Harvey!

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