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Review: WAG RAG #1 by Jim Siergey, Brian Horst, Roger Langridge, Billy McKay, and Caesar Meadows

Wag Rag

Wag Rag #1 http://poopsheetfoundation.com is an 8-page, B&W, minicomics anthology featuring works by Jim Siergey, Brian Horst, Roger Langridge, Billy McKay, and Caesar Meadows. Published by Rick Bradford and the Poopsheet Foundation.

This mini packs a lot of fun into eight pages! The lineup of artists alone is enough to make most fans of mini comics stop and take notice, but once you get a gander of the clean, polished art inside, you’re hooked!

You can get Wag Rag and many other minicomics at http://poopsheetfoundation.com and support the Poopsheet at http://www.patreon.com/poopsheet and find more at http://www.poopsheetshop.com and http://www.poopsheetshop.com/product-tag/monthly-mini-comics

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Tomb of Horror #2 anthology from Swamp Line Comics

Tomb of Horror #2 http://www.swamplinecomics.com is a full color, 84-page, horror comic anthology written and illustrated by various creators with cover art by Jon Clark, compiled and edited by Kim Roberts, and design and layout by Chris Allen. Published by Swamp Line Comics.

In Baron Ubenstein, Troy Vevasis and Saul Haber start this series of scary stories off with a short haunting tell of a long dead castle owner that crawls out of the shadows to reclaim what is his!

Then in Blizzard, Jack Wallace, Dan Lauer, and Chris Allen ensure a greedy explorer gets a chilly surprise when dismisses native lore in the deep recesses of a dark cave!

Next in Der Shatten, Mariano Falzone, Alfredo Retamar, and Alfonso Marugo relate a unique tale that delves into the question of “does the man cast the shadow, or the shadow cast the man?!”

Later in Festering Madness, Chris Gates, Chandra Kelly, Robert Nugent, and Nikki Sherman share a bullied boy’s anguish as he turns to a special friend that offers to help him solve his problems once and for all!

After that we’re treated to a little futuristic debauchery titled Georgie Porgie, from the talented and depraved mind of James Johnson!

Then we step inside Hell House, where Jack Wallace, Francesco Conte, and Chris Allen send us on a treasure hunt that unearths a family secret!

Paul Bradford and Matt Olsen take us out to sea in High Seas: Undead People, a blood fest wrapped around zombie pirates!

Following a nuclear accident in southern Spain, Edgar Ascensão, Rafael Oliveira, and Raquel Rodrigues give us a horde of melting flesh beings in Invasion, and they’re devouring everyone in their path!

Then Kim Roberts, Denis Vermesse, and Nikki Sherman nudge us to look into The Mirror, where we learn even the most pleasing reflection can be deceptive and dangerous!

In The Night Terrors Podcast #17, Roddy McCance and Rolands Kalnins introduces us to an inquisitive young man that loses himself once he enters a mysterious computer game!

Something strange is going on and only one man can see it and stop it to save humanity in The Replacements, from JoJo King, Rahil Mohsin, and Nikki Sherman!

Money temps a couple of skeptics to go on a paranormal hunt in an old house in the piece Scarecrow, by Kim Roberts, Zaex Starzax, and Chris Allen, but the couple soon become believers when the supernatural makes a crashing entrance!

A mathematician finds his way to Hell through The Demonic Sudoku, from Julio Paz, Pietro Vaughn, and Nikki Sherman!

Next Marta Tanrikula, Valeriana Cretella, and E.T. Dollman try to keep things clean as they deal with the stench of a reclusive roommate in The Slob!

And to close things out we take a look Under the Bed, where Bryan Hoover, Ron Joseph, Jake Isenberg, and E.T. Dollman hide an unsuspecting guest to tuck us in tight!

Each story in this anthology offers a fresh take on timeless terrors. Between the pages there are well written tales of creepy things in the dark, creatures hidden out of sight, and conspirators plotting evil deeds! The art spans many styles, each rendered with a level of skill and talent that brings these tales of trepidation to life! The various writers, illustrators, and colorists provide an eerily enjoyable range of styles that clearly distinguish one story from the next and make Tomb of Horror #2 a great read just in time for the Halloween season!

You can enter the Tomb of Horror #2 at http://www.swamplinecomics.com and find more at https://www.facebook.com/swampline/

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To Read: Bottoms Up!, new from Birdcage Bottom Books

“BOTTOMS UP! True Tales of Hitting Rock-Bottom” is an anthology collecting real stories of bottoming out from alcoholism, drug dependency, sex addiction, body dysmorphia, pornography addiction and more. These stories have been adapted into comics by a team of incredibly talented and diverse cartoonists

Edited by J.T. Yost

Contributors include:

– Josh Bayer (title page)
– Haleigh Buck
– Kevin Budnik
– Josh Burggraf
– Max Clotfelter
– Peter S. Conrad
– Nate Doyle
– Rachel Dukes
– Chad Essley
– Mike Freiheit
– Tatiana Gill
– Danny Hellman (back cover)
– Jordan Jeffries
– Gideon Kendall
– Victor Kerlow
– Brendan Kiefer
– Sara Lautman
– Lizz Lunney
– Daniel McCloskey
– Chris Monday
– Fred Noland
– Adam Pasion
– Ben Passmore (front cover)
– Simon Petersen
– Summer Pierre
– John Porcellino
– Gillian Rhodes
– Matt Rota
– Kevin Scalzo
– Holly Simple
– Karl Stevens
– Michael Sweater
– Meghan Turbitt
– Noah Van Sciver
– Elaine M. Will
– Jess Worby
– George Wylesol
– Adam Yeater
– J.T. Yost

Published by Birdcage Bottom Books

6″ x 9″, 256 pages. $15
Full-color covers with b+w interior. Perfect-bound

Source: BOTTOMS UP! True Tales of Hitting Rock-Bottom – Birdcage Bottom Books

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To Read: Bearqueft Comix #2 by Charlie Haggard

BQC #2 is 40 pages of original paintings, comics, fake advertisements, and illustrations by 13 artists from all over the world!

– 40 pages
– Black and white
– Cardstock cover
– Plastic protective sleeve
– 8.5″ x 5.5″

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Charlie Haggard
CHAWGUE
Steve Slater, SGP Cult
Doug Laubacher
Lois Dalou
Br0b0t
Anastasia Ciudac
Nasalwarts
MajicMonsters
Mick Rose
Liz Watkin
VEEK
Nasalwarts

Be a part of an upcoming issue!
Email: Comix@bearqueft.com
Website: http://comix.bearqueft.com

Source: Charlie Haggard

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International anthology Stripburger #68 now out

Another beautiful issue of Stripburger has arrived from Slovenia! This one’s got comics and art by Anna Ehrlemark (Sweden), Bruno Borges (Portugal), Erik Svetoft (Sweden), Izar Lunaček, (Slovenia), René Rogge (Germany), Sorina Vazelina (Romania), Till Lukat (Germany), Peter Kuper (USA), Zoran Smiljanić (Slovenia), Olaf Ladousse (Spain), Jorge Quien (Chile/Argentina), Simon Mackie (UK), Kalle Landegren (Sweden), L.L. de Mars (France) and Sanja Pocrnjić (Slovenia).

From Stripburger:

Right before the end of the year, a new selection of comics from here and there sees the light of day in a country surrounded by razor wire. This 68th issue of Stripburger again brings forth a various and diverse selection of independent comics from all over the world. 96 pages of the magazine carry a good dozen (and more) of domestic and foreign artists, including both familiar names and new pleasant discoveries.

Till Lukat, a young wandering comics artist deliberates on the occasional usefulness of thinking inside the box for comics creators in his editorial. A frame or a skeleton of comics narratives can also be made of different events, characters, fragments of everyday lives, motives and quotes from art history, literature, pop culture … surely this year’s last issue of Stripburger will convince you of this! As the Swedish comics artist Anna Ehrlemark says in her interview: “You can tap into reality and fish things out of there.” What follows is a sharpening of view until a detail stands out from the rest, stands on its feet and begins a new life in its new shape. On the other hand, Peter Kuper, a seasoned veteran of American comics, shows us in his latest comics story aptly titled Trumped that reality can sometimes surpass even the craziest work of fiction.

The second interview is dedicated to a domestic comics heavyweight champion and a long distance runner Zoran Smiljanić who confesses that Slovenia is the land of “artist’s comics”, inspite of “the domestic comics see the light of day as a result of enthusiasm, stubbornness, madness, obsession and a hefty dose of stupidity, both from artists and publishers.”

Of course, dear reader, there is no need to convince YOU to support such stupidity, or, shall we say, independent comics production that stands out of the box, right? Right!

May tomorrow’s comics be even better!

COMICS UNBOXED: with Anna Ehrlemark, Zoran Smiljanić and many others! November 2016, 96 pages, cover: Anna Ehrlemark

Source: Stripburger » Stripburger 68

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Mineshaft #34 out now

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Warren E. Elliott on Realm #8 (best of Everyman Comics) from Phantasy Press

Check the Database for some background on Everyman Studios and Phantasy Press.

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Stitches: The Graphic Navel, new from Cremo Studios