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Dog Meat Comic is a 24-page, Black and White, ADULTS ONLY mini comic created by Gabriel C. Rodriguez.

This mini contains seven short stories based on lyrics written by Ice T (T. Marrow) and interpreted and illustrated by Gabriel C. Rodriguez. Each story features classic comic characters engaged in some very out of character activities! First Gabriel treats readers to The Peanuts as they have a run in with the cops and Franklin decides to run! Next a shotgun toting Andy Capp takes matters into his own hands! Then the dark side of Dilbert emerges as he steps into the night with knife in hand! In the middle of all of this we deploy to a combat zone with Beetle Baily and crew! Then Zippy the Pinhead drops in on some unsuspecting kids and Dennis the Menace pisses off the wrong guy! The issue concludes with Hobbes taking a love smitten Calvin for a walk on the seedier side of town!

Everything about this comic is great entertainment! The twisted takes on the characters and the recognizable art styles all come together to take you to unexpected places that’ll leave you wanting more!

You can find more from Gabrial C. Rodriguez on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StGabrielsLounge/ and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jellyprisoninmytelevision/

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For Throw Back Thursday it’s…Purgatory (“A Rejects Story”) http://www.fantagraphics.com/purgatory is a 94-page, Black and White, autobiographic comic written and illustrated by Casanova Nobody Frankenstein. From Fantagraphics’ F.U. Press, published by Triple G.

Cassie takes us back in time and inside the loneliness and turmoil of his teenage world as he deals with the anxiety of school, an emotionally unsupportive family, and discovering his own identity. These subjects are told through journal-like entries accompanied by single page illustrations. Each journal page has been type written and affixed over the original handwritten text complete with smudges, shadows of tape, and paper edges. The design and composition of Purgatory gives it a very personal and raw look that completely complements the story contained within.

The biting narrative paints a bleak picture of teenage life in a big city where groups form and self-segregate based on interests, neighborhoods, and ethnicities. Cassie details his strategic maneuvering through the hostile teenage wasteland, calculating everything from which form of transportation to take to school, to which entrance to go through. Cassie explains how each of these choices had impacts on rest of the day, so moves had to be analyzed and consequences considered.

The one overriding feeling conveyed throughout Purgatory is that of determination. Determination to persevere, to overcome, and to break free. And that’s exactly what Cassie did. He struggled through the obstacles and shadows that fill the teenage years with an almost unbearable angst and he emerged…as Casanova Nobody Frankenstein!

You can journey into Casanova Nobody Frankenstein’s Purgatory (“A Rejects Story”) at http://www.fantagraphics.com/purgatory and find more at http://buff.ly/2qlt8Gq

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Copy That 51For Mini-Comic Monday it’s…Copy That! #51! This issue is an 8-page, B&W info/news mini comic zine published by D. Blake Werts.

Change is in the air! Last issue Blake said changes were coming and here they are! First up is the name. Copy This! is now Copy That! Next is the size. This issue is a traditional 8-pager, and there ain’t no interview! Yep, Blake opens with his usual note to readers and then we jump right into the news and info section! Blake does mention that the interviews will continue and a younger group of creators outside the Newave and Obscuro crowd will be the focus! But, that’s not all! Also included with this issue of Copy That! are two minicomics! D. Blake Werts Presents We Said That?, an 8-page mini by Blake and Bob Vojtko, and Tom Brinkmann’s 16-page Squint #5!

In the community news and info section we’re treated to offerings from: Alan Sisson (Sizzo-Link’s Weekly Spotlight); Andy Nukes (The Andy Nukes Newsletter); Bob Vojtko (Butrum Beaver); Charles Brubaker (Ask a Cat); Everett Rand (Mineshaft); George Erling (Cartoon Loonacy); Keith O’Brien (Weekly Hero); Lara (Jungian Shadow Work Applied Towards Futanari Hantai); Matt Jones (Free For A Reason); and Robert Pasternak (Acid Man Society).

To get your hands on Copy This! 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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Printsploitation #3 https://buff.ly/2H99Lpb is a 48-page, black and white, full size horror themed zine with art from various contributors. Cover art by Corinne Halbert.

This issue features the work of 19 artists. Each artist provides a black and white rendering of a classic or cult horror subject. The eclectic subjects covered include I Drink Your Blood, Nekromantik, Halloween, Hellraiser, Demons, Conquest, Martyrs, Blood Feast, Frankenstein ’80, Torso, Return of the Living Dead III, Salem’s Lot, Peter Cushing as Dr. Frankenstein, Videodrome, Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks, Prophecy, Psychomania, Werewolf Woman vs Naschy, Alucarda, Roller Blade, Tomb of the Blind Dead, Daughters of Darkness, Carnival of Souls, Tourist Trap, Burial Ground, American Movie, Octaman, Mausoleum, and a Blind Dead tribute! All perfectly penned in black ink and a range of styles by artists Putrid, Corinne Halbert, Reuben Splatterbeast, SP3KTR, Eric Rot, Jim Terry, Don England, Colin Rodgers, Seth Goodkind, Klon J Waldrip/Power Profiles, Tavi Veraldi, Jack Mulkern, Jonathan La Mantia, JB Roe, Nate Higley, Gruesome Graphx, Pete, Robert David Elwood, and Scott R. Miller. In addition Mike “McBeardo” McPadden contributes an article on teen sex comedy posters, and Camera Viscera provides a nice piece titled “Artist Behind the Image” that focuses on C.W. Taylor! But that’s not all! Included with all this horror greatness is also Power Profiles of Jess Franco, Debbie Rochon, William Girdler, and Susan Tyrrell. All written and drawn by the knowledgeable and talented Klon J. Waldrip!

You can get your hands on Printsploitation #3 at https://buff.ly/2H99Lpb and find even more on the homepage at https://printsploitation.bigcartel.com/

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The Great North Wood http://www.averyhillpublishing.com is a 68-page, full color, comic written and illustrated by Tim Bird. Published by Avery Hill Publishing.

Tim Bird beautifully illustrates a captivating tale of woodlands that have been shaped over years by the people that have inhabited the area. But, just as the people have influenced the woods, the woods have cast their own spell over the people. Throughout this intriguing story Tim brilliantly describes in both word and picture how nature and people have been molded by time and circumstance in this place. Going back to a time when the area of Southern England was forest covered, to the present day of scattered trees among the urban sprawl, Tim spins an informative history lesson complete with interesting facts, characters, and lasting impressions.

You can take a walk through The Great North Wood with Tim Bird and Avery Hill Publishing at http://www.averyhillpublishing.com  and find more from Tim at http://www.timothybird.co.uk