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Une Fable Sombre by Richard Krauss

Une Fable Sombre http://poopsheetfoundation.com is a 32-page, B&W on cream colored paper, text comic with wraparound cover, created by Richard Krauss for Rick Bradford’s Poopsheet Foundation’s Monthly Mini-Comics.

A private detective is hired to find a missing husband and stumbles onto a much larger mystery involving more missing people and a creepy pincher-hand! Richard Krauss tells this story through a series of single page panels with all text contained outside of the panel. Richard’s cartoony style turns a gloomy story about loss into a whimsically dark tale full of exaggerated characters and a much unexpected twist!

Find this mini comic and many other minis at:

http://poopsheetfoundation.com

http://poopsheetshop.com

http://patreon.com/poopsheet

http://poopsheetshop.com/product-tag/monthly-mini-comics

And, you can contact Rick at the Poopsheet at:

Rick Bradford

Poopsheet Foundation

PO Box 343

Bedford, TX 76095-0343 USA

Ricko@poopsheetfoundation.com

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Copy That! #52 by D. Blake Werts

For Mini-Comic Monday it’s…Copy That! #52! This issue is a 28-page, B&W info/news mini comic zine published by D. Blake Werts. Cover by J.R. Williams.

In this issue Pat Moriarity interviews J.R. Williams. The two former roommates discuss J.R.’s early drawing habits and family influences. They go on to talk about J.R.’s cartoon interests and discovering mini comics and self-publishing via Comix World. Then the conversation turns to the local comics scene, working in animation, moving away from Oregon and returning, painting, retiring from comics, and “bad” movies.

In the community news and info section we’re treated to offerings from: Adam Yeater (The Loner); Andy Nukes (The Andy Nukes Newsletter); Billy McKay (Peculiar Paper People); Carrie McNinch (You Don’t Get There From Here); Charles Brubaker (Ask a Cat; Kat’s Night Out); Poopsheet Foundation (Poopsheet? #2); Robert Pasternak (Going My Way); and Tom Cherry (Grandma Bev).

To get your hands on Copy This! 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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Bearqueft Comix #3 by Charlie Haggard and various artists

Bearqueft Comix #3 http://comix.bearqueft.com is a 52-page, B&W, digest size, comix anthology with bright green cardstock cover created by Charlie Haggard with writing and illustrations by Charlie and various other artists. Printed by Minuteman Press.

This issue of Bearqueft Comix brings us the 2D musings of Charlie Haggard, Br0b0t, LoÏs Dalou, Anastasia Ciudac, Majic Monsters, Derek Woods, Liz Pavlovic, Elisha Rush, Sebastian Gallego, Ben Stevens, Julie Sharpe, Kristen Rehak, Steve Slater, SJ Mitchell, Macartney Greer, Becca Keith, and Taggy G. This creative and talented ensemble treat us to an eclectic mix of short stories and images that touch on such things as: driving too slow in a fast moving life; an alien sex cult; bullying; distractions from work; battling genes; cats; bananas; a cartoon duck worrying about originality; a different take on the human centipede; and Slumcat taking on a bully! All this plus a Mad Lib, a Blankety Blanks word game, plants, fishes, and Frankenstein! Fun for EVERYONE! And, Bearqueft Comix welcomes submissions for future issues!

Check out Bearqueft Comix for yourself at http://comix.bearqueft.com and contact the brains behind this crazy comix, Charlie Haggard, at comix@bearqueft.com

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Guillozine by K.M. Claude and R.E. Hellinger

Guillozine https://www.amazon.com/dp/1720635226 is a 23-page, ADULTS ONLY, B&W, illustrated horror zine created by K.M. Claude and R.E. Hellinger. Published by Two Dead Queers.

Here’s a well written and expertly illustrated zine! K.M. Claude and R.E. Hellinger serve up two unique stories that take readers down a dark road. First up is a brief exploration and personal identification to Caravaggio‘s Judith Beheading Holofernes. Next up is a longer piece about two brothers and a family secret. Both tales are interesting and effortlessly hold your attention from start to finish. Accompanying the stories are numerous, beautifully illustrated, grotesque drawings. The artwork in Guillozine is absolutely exquisite!

You can get Guillozine at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1720635226 and find more from Two Dead Queers at http://www.twodeadqueers.com

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A Nightmare on Egg Street by Chris Allen and Juan Fleites

A Nightmare on Egg Street https://buff.ly/2t9WKrj is a 28-page, full color, parody comic written, colored, and lettered by Chris Allen and illustrated by Juan Fleites. Published by Swampline Comics.

Eggs get cracked and scrambled when the kids prove they ain’t chicken and dare to nap on Egg Street! In their fowl slumber they meet up with the dagger donning Freggy Krueger and feathers fly as one bird after another gets plucked up! This comical take on a classic horror is choked full of funny frights and absurdities in the form of poultry personalities complete with a Johnny Depp inspired “Glen” transitioning through a few of his most memorable roles!

Experience horror like never before with this humorous rendition from Swampline Comics at https://buff.ly/2t9WKrj and find more from Swampline Comics at http://www.swamplinecomics.com

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Metroland #4 by Julia Scheele and Owen Pomery

Metroland #4 https://buff.ly/2lhICI7 is a 52-page, Double-Sized, Full Color, Fantasy Comic written by Ricky Miller and illustrated by Julia Scheele and Owen Pomery. Covers by Julia Scheele. Published by Avery Hill Publishing.

This is the final issue of the first arc of the fantasy comic Metroland! Pop stars are dying, the world is coming to an end and everything seems to lead back to a forgotten seventies musician called David Bowie in this fantastical tale of music, friendship, and sadness.

This is a wonderful, twisting story full of complex relationships and alternate realities. The story takes you on a journey through a music rich world filled with electric dreams and illustrated with bright, colorful, and interesting characters! You can visit Metroland at https://buff.ly/2lhICI7 and get the complete Metroland issues 1-4 at https://averyhillpublishing.bigcartel.com/product/metroland-1-to-3-special-offer

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Dog Meat Comic by Gabriel C. Rodriguez

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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Purgatory (“A Rejects Story”) by Casanova Nobody Frankenstein

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! #51 by D. Blake Werts with We Said What? by D. Blake Werts & Bob Vojtko and Squint #5 by Tom Brinkmann

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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The Great North Wood by Tim Bird

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