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Review: Copy This! #44 by D. Blake Werts

Copy This! #44

For Mini-Comic Monday it’s…Copy This! #44. This issue is a 44-page, B&W info/news mini comic zine published by D. Blake Werts. Cover by Brad W. Foster, also includes an 8-page minicomic by Brad W. Foster!

In issue #44 of Copy This! D. Blake Werts sits down for a chat with Brad W. Foster. The two talk about Brad’s early life growing up in, and working in, Texas. Brad talks about the difficulty of finding work as an artist at the ad agencies, then going the freelance route with the aid of bookstores and their many, many magazines! Brad continues to open up as Blake inquires about his entrance into comics, college, and working after college. Brad goes on to reveal how he got into minicomics, and exactly how many pieces of his artwork have been printed in some form or another, and it’s a lot! Brad wraps things up with some insightful words about his preferred tools of the trade and inspirations!

In the community news and info section this time around we learn of offerings from the following: Aaron Poliwoda (What If Other Disabilities Were Treated Like Autism?); Artie Romero (Artie Stick); Charles Brubaker (Fuzzy Princess); Ian Shires (Time Trvlr); Joseph Tenney (Halloween Havoc); and Matt Feazell (Cynicalman).

Also, Blake is planning an all new, ALL ART issue for January 2018! If you want to be included you need to send Blake your doodles by December 31st, and remember to keep it PG-13!

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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Review: Copy This! #43 by D. Blake Werts

Copy This! #43. This issue is a 28-page, B&W info/news mini comic zine published by D. Blake Werts. Cover by Cameron Forsley. Also includes an 8-page minicomic by Andy Nukes!

In this issue Joseph Tenney interviews San Francisco based indie artist Cameron Forsley. The two discuss Cameron’s connection to the Mission Mini Comix crew, his early discovery of his inner artist, developing his unique style, growing up, influences and inspirations, tattoos and tattooing, and making time for making comics! In addition to the interview are several images of Cameron’s highly detailed ink work!

Closing out this issues of Copy This! is the community news and info section that update us on the current offerings from:

Andrew Goldfarb (Bucket O’ Leeches, Triumph of the Trolls); Bob Corby (Oh, Crap! Not A Clue? Mini Comics); Charles Brubaker (The Ghost Cat); Jacob Alvarez (Chinatown Bus); Joseph Tenney (Squad Car (the APA)); Mission Mini Comix (If it Quacks Like a Fascist, Fentanyl); Poopsheet Foundation/Rick Bradford (Wag War, Poopsheet?); and Scott Davis (Minis, Digest, Etc.: An Iterative Reference Guide).

Blake is planning an all new ALL ART issue for January 2018! If you want to be included you need to send Blake your doodles by December 32st, and remember to keep it PG-13!

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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Copy This! #34 out now


The December issue’s got a Joseph Tenney cover and interview plus mini-comics news. It looks like the January issue (out any moment now, probably) will be an all-art issue.

For ordering info email D. Blake Werts. You won’t regret it.