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Desolation Wilderness by Claire Scully

Desolation Wilderness https://averyhillpublishing.bigcartel.com/product/desolation-wilderness-a4-print-pre-sale is a 32-page, full color, 102 x 152 mm, p/b £7.99 / $10.95, silent comic created and illustrated by Claire Scully. Published by Avery Hill Publishing.

Release date: 3 June 2019

According to creator and artist Claire Scully, “Desolation Wilderness is part of an ongoing project looking at landscape and memory – our relationship with the environment, effects we have on the world and space around us and in turn its profound affect on our own memory and emotions. Each of these landscapes is a starting point to a much bigger adventure that strives to answer the question of what lays beyond the horizon.”

This book is the second part of a series that began in Internal Wilderness, Claire’s 2016 piece examining memory and imagination through visual ideas and explored the idea that within the space on each sheet of paper a world can be created either from a distant memory of a childhood holiday or from the desire to see parts of the world that for now are only dreamed about.

Through the pages of Desolation Wilderness Claire continues to explore environments and relationships with a series of detailed and expressive pen, ink, and digital drawings. Each page is an intricate landscape study composed of hatching, crosshatching, and a subtle palette of earth tones used to beautifully color the silent pages.

You can lose yourself in Desolation Wilderness at https://averyhillpublishing.bigcartel.com/product/desolation-wilderness-a4-print-pre-sale and find more from Avery Hill Publication at http://averyhillpublishing.com/

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Steve Ogden Fanzine Collection on eBay

Some of you know fanzine publisher/collector Steve Ogden passed recently. Per his wishes, I’ve begun listing his massive collection which includes comic fanzines, sf fanzines, mini-comics, underground comix, comic books and more.

Here are the current auctions and there are many, many more on the way. Please add me as a favorite seller if you’d like to stay on top of the new listings.

BEYOND THE CLOCK #24 comic fanzine BUTCH GUICE Doug Hazlewood BATMAN 1980

BEYOND THE CLOCK #26 comic fanzine BUTCH GUICE Marshall Rogers O’CONNELL 1980

BLACK MYSTERY #1 comic fanzine STEVE SHIPLEY Alan Houston comics zine 1968

BLACK MYSTERY #2 comic fanzine STEVE SHIPLEY Rich Buckler CHUCK ROBINSON 1968

BLAST #2 comic fanzine HARLAND RONNING Charlie Chan sf fiction Canadian 1971

BLAST #3 comic fanzine STEFAN PETRUCHA Harland Ronning sf Canadian 1971

BLAST #4 comic fanzine STEFAN PETRUCHA Harland Ronning Canadian comics 1971

BEM #7 / WEIRD TRASH #3 British comic fanzine PAUL GRAVETT Bemusing UK zine 1975

BIMBO minicomic STEVE SKEATES small press mini-comic fanzine 1990s

BLACK STAR COMICS #1 fanzine RICK WEINGROFF illustrated fiction superhero 1963

BEST OF NIGHTMARE AND PSYCHO #2 horror comics FOX Hickman MOENCH Kanigher 1999

BIRD-BRAIN #1 comic fanzine RUSS FERRYMAN Larry Blake NORRIS + letters 1976

BLACKJACK #3 comic fanzine DICK GIORDANO Lar Walczak formerly Super Spy 1960s

STRIPS #4-5 NZ comix fanzine PAUL POWER Flexible Shaft BARRY LINTON Kiwi 1977

BLAZING ACTION #1 comic fanzine BILL SCHELLY Don Ensign CHUCK ROBINSON 1969

ARMAGEDDON #1 / CRYPT #2 comic fanzine HERNDON Gelb KURTZMAN DuBay KELEZ 1966

CBS JOURNAL #2 comic club fanzine Fantastic Four spoof Fort Worth Texas 1967

CBS JOURNAL #3 comic club fanzine TOWER COMICS Jim Steranko Texas 1967

CARTOONEWS #8 fanzine CHRISTMAS cards cartoons JACK KIRBY Denis Kitchen 1975

CANADA’S BEST #1 comic fanzine VINCE MARCHESANO Art Cooper CANADIAN zine 1969

BLOOD AND THUNDER #7 comic fanzine MICKEY SCHWABEROW Ken Tesar BOB SUSOR 1968

BULLDOG #9 comic strips fanzine TOM MASON Steve Kristiansen TARZAN UFO zine 1976

BLAZING VIOLENCE #1 comic fanzine LARRY BLAMIRE Bill Devine ama-hero strip 1975

B.S…P.S. #1 comic fanzine CARL BARKS Disney RICH BUCKLER David McDonnell 1974

COFFINWORM #7 comic fanzine BEN KATCHOR Carl Gafford ROMERO Jones BPP 1971

COFFINWORM #9-10 comic fanzine BEN KATCHOR Arvell Jones CARL GAFFORD smut 1972

COLLECTOR #16 comic fanzine JIM STERANKO Neal Adams DON ROSA Wertham 1969

COLLECTOR #18 comic fanzine DON ROSA Alan Hanley ROMERO Fantucchio BLACK 1970

COLLECTOR #20 comic fanzine NEAL ADAMS Joe Kubert ROMITA Kane NEWTON Kline 1970

COLLECTOR #21 comic fanzine TOM SUTTON Don Rosa ROBERT KLINE Plastic Man 1970

COLLECTOR #22 comic fanzine GROTH Hanley FANTUCCHIO Newton BECK Romero 1971

ASH-WING #19 sf fanzine REED WALLER Stu Shiffman RANDALL LARSON zine 1976

ALPHA #13 sf fanzine JAN JANSEN Bob Shaw WILLIAM ROTSLER Atom Belgian zine 1956

ALPHA #15 sf fanzine JAN JANSEN Bill Harry WILLIAM ROTSLER Atom Belgian 1957

AGGIECON 18 program book ROWENA MORRILL Nick Smith BEN BOVA Kerry O’Quinn 1987

ALL MIMSY #5 fantasy fanzine 1st J.R.R. TOLKIEN fan fiction RUTH BERMAN 1959

ANKUS #6 sf fantasy fanzine BRUCE PELZ Bjo Trimble FAPA Justice Society 1962

ANKUS #11 sf fantasy fanzine BRUCE PELZ Walter Breen FAPA Hugo Awards zine 1964

APOLLO #7 sf fanzine ROBERT HEINLEIN Fabian GEIS Rotsler BLOCH Zelazny IS 1976

Thanks for looking!

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Palm Tree by Grant Thomas

Palm Tree http://www.grantthomasonline.com/shop is a 10-page, black and white, silent, folded mini comic written and illustrated by Grant Thomas.

Just in time for Easter, this little mini tells the story of a guy and a palm tree and makes reference to another guy known for having a connection to palms, among other things!

You can pick-up this little mini comic for just $1 at http://www.grantthomasonline.com/shop and find more from Grant Thomas at https://www.patreon.com/mylifeinrecords and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/mylifeinrecords

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Dodo Comics #5 by Grant Thomas

For Mini-Comic Monday it’s…Dodo Comics #5 http://www.grantthomasonline.com/shop a 20-page, black and white, digest size comic written and illustrated by Grant Thomas.

In this issue we’re introduced to a young Medusa and her sisters. We learn of a water shortage that plays a role in dividing Medusa’s surrounding community that is already separated by religions. Medusa soon meets a love interest and together the two work out a plan to provide water to all, in this first part of Medusa!

Grant rolls out an entertaining story that presents a known character in a new and interesting light. The art, layout, and pacing all come together to propel the story ahead and build anticipation. Medusa’s snakes make an appearance, but have not yet taken up residence on her head. Will this Medusa follow the same path as that of the Medusa of mythology, or will this tale twist in some other direction? Find out for yourself by grabbing a copy of Dodo Comics #5 for just $3 at http://www.grantthomasonline.com/shop and find more from Grant Thomas at https://www.patreon.com/mylifeinrecords and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/mylifeinrecords

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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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Steven Ogden has left us.


My friend, longtime fan, author, fanzine publisher and comics researcher Steven Ogden died on March 1st, 2019 after a lengthy battle with leukemia and everything that goes along with its treatment.

Steve – along with his wife, Vicki – published fanzines and mini-comics through Spotted Zebra Press/New Spotted Zebra Press since the ’80s (or perhaps slightly earlier). Publications included Ouroborus, the mammoth Brad W. Foster Checklist of Published Works from the 20th Century (1972-2000), Edgar’s Journal, Metaphysical Pornographic Funnies and many others. He was also a longtime member of FAPA (The Fantasy Amateur Press Association).

Steve was so enthusiastic about mini-comics and fan publishing and was also a supporter of the Poopsheet Foundation. One of the ways he showed that support was by donating a stack of disks containing thousands of cover scans for the Mini-Comic and Fanzine Database. I’ve thus far used over 2,000 of those scans to create new entries and still have disks I haven’t even touched yet.

I feel fortunate that I got to hang out with Steve and Vicki on several occasions (unlike with most folks I know through comics) and am really thankful for that. My heart breaks for Vicki, family and friends. It may be a cliche but the one consolation is that he no longer has to suffer as he as for so long.

I can’t believe you’re gone, Steve. Thank you for everything.

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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/