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In The Future We Are Dead by Eva Müller. Published by Birdcage Bottom Books

In the Future We Are Dead

In the Future We Are Dead https://buff.ly/2FVHhiu is a 160-page, perfect-bound comic with full-color covers and interior written and illustrated by Eva Müller. Published by Birdcage Bottom Books.

This is the story of Eva’s journey through life from early childhood to old age. Through a string of short stories she explores her courtship with death. Early on Eva has an experience that leaves her with the realization life is finite. From this a close and personal relationship with death develops and a lifelong dance with the idea of loss follows.

As a young girl Eva is indoctrinated into Catholicism and drawn to the death and suffering that is such an important part of the faith. Later, as she matures, she discovers the benefits of yoga, but once again finds it too is connected to death through its corpse pose. At every turn of life Eva seems to focus on the shadow of death that falls over her path, always attracted by morbid curiosity to the fragility of life and what it means to be mortal. Her passage through life recounts growing up in a household with a younger brother and arguing parents. As she and her brother grow apart and their parents fighting escalates, Eva eventually leaves home. On her own Eva continues to encounter death through others she meets until death itself reunites her with her estranged brother.

In, In the Future We Are Dead, Eva’s fascination with death goes well beyond the natural acceptance of one’s own mortality and begins to take on the dynamics of a struggle. She and death wrestle as Eva doesn’t want to leave the party but death consistently tightens its grip and pulls her toward the door with reminders the party must end.

You can pre-order In the Future We Are Dead and support Birdcage Bottom Books’ Kickstarter Campaign at https://buff.ly/2FVHhiu and find more from Eva Müller at https://www.facebook.com/eva.zeichnet and http://evamueller.org/ and more from Birdcage Bottom Books at https://birdcage-bottom-books.myshopify.com/

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Goat Song by Larkin Ford

Goat Song

Goat Song https://buff.ly/2nJByVs is a B&W comic by Larkin Ford. Published by Birdcage Bottom Books.

I was fortunate enough to get an early glimpse at Larkin Ford’s very original Goat Song and I must say, this is one weird comic! It starts with an older man developing a nasty spot on his leg that won’t get better. Eventually, after home remedies fail and he receives some encouragement, the man goes to the doctor. What follows is a strange twist that promises to take the man and those he cares about on a most unusual journey!

The artwork is absolutely awesome! The characters are drawn like real people with physical flaws and bodies in need of exercise. Backgrounds are all realistic with plenty of clutter strewn about in untidy rooms. And one panel in particular of a skinned animal being gutted and its entrails tossed aside, well it captures a realism that’s rarely found in comics!

You can get your hands dirty with Goat Song and others by supporting the Birdcage Bottom Books 2018 comics’ publications at their Kickstarter Campaign at https://buff.ly/2nJByVs and find more from Larkin Ford at http://www.larkinford.com/ and more from Birdcage Bottom Books at https://birdcage-bottom-books.myshopify.com/

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A Lone Deer at the End of the World by D. Bradford Gambles

A Lone Deer at the End of the World

A Lone Deer at the End of the World https://buff.ly/2nJByVs is a 28-page, full color, mostly silent comic written and illustrated by D. Bradford Gambles. Published by Birdcage Bottom Books.

D. Bradford Gambles beautifully illustrates a world devoid of humans as seen through the eyes of a deer. As the deer explores its world it wanders into an abandoned shopping mall where the remnants of humanity are still visible. As the deer passes through the shops and walkways we’re treated to the faded visages of a superficial culture that, with all of its technologies and comforts, was unable to survive.

D. Bradford Gambles subtle method of showing us the end of the world through the eyes of a silent animal is a powerful and effective storytelling technique. With very little text, exquisite art, and a great eye for composition and design, A Lone Deer at the End of the World delivers a moving and enjoyable read that will stay with you long after you finish the book!

You can help get this comic and others printed at https://buff.ly/2nJByVs and find more from D. Bradford Gambles at http://foodhatesyou.biz/ and more from Birdcage Bottom Books at https://birdcage-bottom-books.myshopify.com/

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The Big Me Book by Tom Van Deusen

The Big Me Book

The Big Me Book https://buff.ly/2EooWem is a 28-page, B&W with color covers, autobiographical comic written and illustrated by Tom Van Deusen’s id and published by Kilgore Books.

Within the pages of The Big Me Book Tom laments over his comics’ lack of social media praise, meets a magic cat that indulges in his Nazi and public sodomy fantasies, and develops a serious condition that threatens his ability to hide his true feelings (and sell comics). He also offends plenty of people and disrespects his parents while berating them for not doing more for him. Yeah, Tom’s kinda an asshole. No, Tom is an asshole, and that’s what makes this comic (and his previous ones) such a fun read!

Tom gives us a totally appealing character that says and does things that are appalling and leaves us wanting to read and see more! This 2D version of Tom lacks even the most basic of social graces, decency, and tact. He is pure, unrestricted aggression and driven by primitive desire. And that combined with Tom’s loose and flowing drawing style makes The Big Me Book a perverse pleasure!

You can find The Big Me Book at https://buff.ly/2EooWem and find more from Kilgore Books at http://www.kilgorebooks.com and more from Tom at http://www.tomvandeusn.com and follow Tom on Twitter at @tvandeusen

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Copy This! #47, the All Art Issue! By D. Blake Werts and Various Artists

Copy This #47

For Mini-Comic Monday it’s…Copy This! #47. This issue is a 48-page, B&W All Art mini comic special published by D. Blake Werts! Cover by Gary Fields!

This is the fifth All Art issue of Copy This! and this issue is dedicated to the memory of mini-comic extraordinaire Joe Wehrle Jr! Fittingly enough the issue starts off with four of Joe’s Night Radio strips and ends with a nice self-portrait. Between are a bunch of great mini-comic art pieces! That means no interviews, no community news, no nothing, just ART! And the groovy graphics gracing the pages of Copy This! #47 come from: Gary Fielsd; Joe Wehrle Jr.; Andy Nukes; R. Hendricks; Carl Alessi; Doug Holverson; Brad W. Foster; Aaron Poliwoda; Michael Kraiger; Verl Holt Bond; Dale Martin; Bob Vojtko; Artie Romero; Adam Yeater; Tom Motley; Billy McKay; Bruce Chrislip; Kel Crum; Marc Myers; Nate McDonough; Larry Tisch; David Robertson; Buzz Buzzizyk; Brian Buniak; Charles Brubaker; Jim Siergey; Tom Brinkman; David Miller; Brian Leonard; Bob X; and RC Harvey.

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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Wow! Retracted by David Robertson with various Guest Artists

Wow! Retracted

Wow! Retracted https://buff.ly/2E2snHA is a 110-page, B&W / color, anthology created, written and drawn by David Robertson with guest artwork by Eileen Budd, Marc Casilli, Zu Dominiak, Damon Herd, Olivia Hicks, Rebecca Horner, Paddy Johnston, Tim Kelly, Neil Paterson, Ludi Price, and Pam Wye. Published by Fred Egg Comics.

In this large, perfect bound collection of comic stories David and friends deliver an assortment of stories that really cover a range of subjects. The collection starts off with a tale about survival that involves cannibalism and ends with a tale about an out of this world pesky insect! In between those two are all sorts of fun and interesting short stories that take the reader to alien planets, battles between giant monsters and robots, peeks into lives of cat owners, slice-of-life vignettes, and much more! There are just so many different types of stories gathered together here it’s almost impossible to mention them all! In addition to the variety of topics covered, the art styles also cover a tremendous breadth! Everything from cartoony to realism can be found in these pages. There’s even a page where photos are incorporated into the story! Color is also injected in various spots throughout the anthology giving it an even more dynamic look!

Get yourself wowed with Wow! Retracted at https://buff.ly/2E2snHA and find more at  http://www.fredeggcomics.com/ and http://fredeggcomics.blogspot.co.uk/ and https://www.facebook.com/david.robertson.18488169 and http://fredeggcomics.tumblr.com/ and on TWITTER @fredeggcomics

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Doctor Leviathan Volume #1 by James Banks Jr.

Doctor Leviathan

Doctor Leviathan Volume #1 https://t.co/QqZDTAsYyu is a standard size, 155-page, B&W, graphic novel written and illustrated by James Banks Jr.

This is a tale about a futuristic Detroit that is ravaged by super villains that leave the rock city a blood-soaked, partially demolished battleground. From the rubble emerges the enigmatic Doctor Leviathan, a mysterious being with supernatural powers capable of defeating the most vicious of foes! Once the good doctor makes his presence known carnage ensues as limbs are ripped off, skulls are crushed, and general mayhem eclipses the few remnants of law and order that survive!

James goes all out with coarse, brutal action in Doctor Leviathan! From the very beginning of this 3-issue story James sets a scene of over the top slaughter. Innocent little girls and other seemingly defenseless bystanders are engulfed in violent disorder as gigantic, mutated slayers with enhanced weaponry engage in all-out destruction! The writing moves the story quickly along from one scene of butchery to the next as the art fills every space of the page with raw, detailed annihilation and gore!

You can experience the eradication of evil with Doctor Leviathan at https://t.co/QqZDTAsYyu and https://t.co/IPJwISVOJm and on Twitter @JimBanks2017

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Trespasser #4 by Justin M. Ryan, Kristian Rossi, and DC HoPkins

Trespasser

Trespasser #4 of 4 https://buff.ly/2CWkge4 is a 24-page, standard size full color comic, written by Justin M. Ryan, illustrated by Kristian Rossi, and lettered by DC HoPkins. Published by Alterna Comics.

In this final installment of Trespasser a father and daughter try to survive in a world turned upside down by an alien invasion. Society has broken down and most have sought refuge elsewhere. A mysterious sickness has spread across the land and now all the dad can do is question his decisions and hope his little girl can be cured by an unlikely helper.

The storytelling and art are both topnotch in this sci-fi tale about choices, regret, and relationships! The story delivers an unexpected ending that’s satisfying in its surprise twist while also consistent with the subtler flow of the drama from the beginning. The creative on Trespasser make great use of clever and indirect storytelling methods in both the writing and rendering that make this overall series a real treat to experience!

You can join the Trespasser in this Sci-Fi apocalyptic world at https://buff.ly/2CWkge4 and find more at https://www.alternacomics.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/AlternaComics/

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The Chair #4 of 4 by Peter Simeti, Kevin Christensen, and Erin Kohut

The Chair #4 of 4 https://www.alternacomics.com/thechair is a 32-page, B&W, crime/horror, mature readers, standard size comic written, inked, and lettered by Peter Simeti, with pencils by Kevin Christensen, and edited by Erin Kohut. Cover by Peter Simeti and Kevin Christensen. Published by Alterna Comics.

It’s the final issue of the jailhouse series and more questions arise as fates unfold! The end has come for the murderous Sullivan, but are things really as they seem? Has Sullivan, the imprisoned psychotic killer, really witnessed the brutal torture and deaths of his fellow prisoners, or has he simply lost touch with reality? And what’s to be made of the relationship between Sullivan and the Warden? Is there more between them than meets the eye?

The creative team behind The Chair bring the house down in this final chapter of the story! It’s all out carnage and confessions as law and chaos collide on Death Row! Peter delivers clever twists that send the story in unanticipated directions, while Kevin drives home the feeling of desolation and despair with his rough edged renderings and washes of gray!

Take your seat in The Chair at your local comics shop and at https://www.alternacomics.com/thechair and find more at https://www.alternacomics.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/AlternaComics/

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Fuzzy Princess #9: A Fuzzy Christmas by Charles Brubaker

Fuzzy Princess

Fuzzy Princess #9: A Fuzzy Christmas http://www.fuzzy-princess.com is a 28-page, standard size, B&W with color covers, all-ages, humor comic written and illustrated by Charles Brubaker and published by Smallbug Press.

Sad the holidays are over? Well rejoice, because Charles Brubaker keeps the season alive with A Fuzzy Christmas! In this fuzzy funny the otherworldly Princess Kat learns all about the strange celebration of Christmas and its parallels to her own “Winter Fest.” Holiday hijinks ensue as unipotamuses, detachable tails, and bird bondage mix with bear wrestling, butt blasting, and feasting!

Charles always manages to serve up the silly and this time around he ensures Kat and her friends keep it funny! The cartoony images and witty writing carry the reader jocularly through one situation to another as comical characters explain and prepare for fun and festivities!

You can enjoy A Fuzzy Christmas yourself at http://www.fuzzy-princess.com and find more from Charles Brubaker at http://www.gocomics.com/ask-a-cat/ and http://www.bakertoons.com/ and https://tapastic.com/cbrubaker