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Copy That! #53 by D. Blake Werts and Creatures of the Deep

For Mini-Comic Monday it’s…Copy That! #53! This issue is a 16-page, B&W info/news mini comic zine published by D. Blake Werts.

This issue is totally community news and info featuring the offerings of: Alexander Lay (The Blessed Bo Brimstone); Andrew Goldfarb (Gruesome Globs, Ogner Stump); Andy Nukes (The Andy Nukes Newsletter); Bruce Rosenberger (Dutchy Digest); Colin Upton (Post-Modern Mini-Comics, Self-Indulgent Comics, Colin Cthulhu, Monsters vs The Pop Culture Nihilists, Stuff, Hipster Hitler, Heads I Win: An Autobiographical Horror Romance); Ed Bolman/Poopsheet Foundation (Noble Head Funnies); Gary Fields (Dog Comix, Frankenpoop, Dino Comix); Ian Shires (Time Trvlr); John Porcellino (King-Cat Comics and Stories); J.T. Yost (Thronger Dongers); Keith O’Brien (Fun Enuf); Matt Feazell (The Amazing Cynicalman); Matt Jones (Squad Car); Michael R. Neno (Odysseus Rex); Noah Haynes (Super B, The Dots!); Pam Bliss (The Dream of Gale, Bottlecaps); R. Hendricks (Scenes from the ‘L’ Photographs & Drawings); Richard Krauss (Une Fable Sombre); and Scott Davis (Minis, Digest, Etc.: An Iterative Reference Guide).

And, included with this issue of Copy That! is the mini-comic Creatures of the Deep! This is a 20-page, B&W, single panel mini conceived of by D. Blake Werts and Billy McKay at S.P.A.C.E. 2018, and with art by Bob Corby, Billy McKay, Chelsea Fields, Brian Mitchell, Bruce Chrislip, Matt Feazell, Pam Bliss, Jason Young, Jaime Crespo, Verl Holt Bond, Michael Neno, Andrew Goldfarb, Larz Hillarz, Suzanne Baumann, Marc Myers, Sami Gyekye, and Steve Willis.

To get your hands on Copy That! 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 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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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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Mail Call: MINIS, DIGESTS, ETC. #9 by Scott Davis

Scott Davis has another new issue out of his “Iterative Reference Guide” to small press comics published since Jay Kennedy’s Newave Comix Price Guide.

32 pages of listings plus full-color cover scans scattered throughout. It’s a bit like the Mini-Comic and Fanzine Database (in fact, we’ve collaborated on both projects) but in print form. Definitely a good series to have in your library.

Email Scott for info on how to order.

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Copy This! #49 by D. Blake Werts

Copy This 49

For Mini-Comic Monday it’s…Copy This! #49. This issue is a 40-page, B&W info/news mini comic zine published by D. Blake Werts. Cover by Dale Martin.

Blake returns to the interviewer role this time around and shines the spotlight on Dale Martin! Blake and Dale start off with a discussion about Dale’s experiences living in different states. Then the two talk about the shifting comic convention scene away from original storytelling to fan art and cosplay. Next Dale provides some insight on balancing the creative process with self-promotion. Dale also delves a bit into his history of discovering the digest format, finding like-minded folks through APA-5, and losing a community of peers. Later Dale talks about the struggle of finding an audience somewhere between comics and zines, and the unexpected birth of Watusi the Talking Dog. Toward the end of the interview Dale and Blake talk about joys of attending SPACE and then dive a little deeper into Dale’s painting and collage work. The two end the interview with some thoughts on the future of comic periodicals and web comics.

In the community news and info section we’re treated to offerings from: Adam Yeater (One Last Day); Alexander Lay (The Blessed Bo Brimstone); Blair Wilson (Radium Lipstick Parade of Constituents); Charles Brubaker (The Fuzzy Princess); David Miller (Toadstool Tales); Edward Bolman (The White Buffalo Gazette); Jeff Clayton (JepComix); Joseph Tenney (Magick Mania); Pukka Joint Massif (Node Pajomo); and Tom Cherry (The Adventures of Leaf Erikson).

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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Copy This! #48 by D. Blake Werts with Michael Neno and Verl Holt Bond

For Mini-Comic Monday it’s…Copy This! #48. Copy This! #48 is a 40-page, B&W mini comic info zine published by D. Blake Werts! Cover by Verl Holt Bond!

In this issue of Copy This! D. Blake Werts turns the reins over to Michael Neno as he sits down with Verl Holt Bond to dig into some interesting biographical background info! First Michael re-visits a 1992 interview he did with Verl, then he jumps forward and serves up a recent interview. Between the two interviews Michael and Verl discuss when Verl first began drawing, influences and inspirations, E.C. Comics, minicomics, the small press, music, teaching, fine art, projects since the first interview and current projects, the demise of review zines (miss you Factsheet5), and mental illness. Michael concludes the interview with Verl’s contact info so you can correspond with him and get your hands on some Verl Holt Bond comics!

Next, in the community news and info section, we’re treated to offerings from: Carrie McNinch (You Don’t Get There From Here); Ian Shires (Time Trvlr); Dale Martin (Watusi’s Doghouse Funhouse); George Erling (Cartoon Loonacy); Jacob Alvarez (HypnoSpiral Comics Book Reporter); Matt Jones (Silas, Intergalactic Stoner Slug); Lara (Dandelion Daydream); Scott Davis (Minis, Digest, Etc.); and Richard Krauss (The Digest Enthusiast).

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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Mail Bag: Minis, Digests, Etc. #8 from Scott Davis

Scott Davis’ ongoing print catalog of small press comics chugs along. This one includes entries from Cyanide Milkshake (Liz Suburbia) to The Dirty Old Lady Digest (Jabberwocky Graphix). Full-color cover scans are sprinkled throughout.

It’s available for $4.00 via Paypal (storeyteller (at) comcast (dot) net) or cash/check in the mail, trade or for information about minis you’ve published or ones that you own.

All the previous issues (except for the first issue, I think) are still available for $4 each or trades/info.

Snail mail:
Scott Davis
114 Lesnyk Road
Goffstown, NH 03045

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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