For Mini-Comic Monday it’s…Copy That! #56! This issue is a 28-page, B&W info/news mini comic zine published by D. Blake Werts. Cover by Jacob Alvarez.
In this issue of Copy That! Joseph Tenney interviews Jacob Alvarez! Joseph and Jacob talk about connecting with other cartoonist, being a part of Cartoon Loonacy, getting into comics and the underground, painting, doing stand-up and improv, the graphic novel Chinatown Bus, hipster culture, redneck Ghost Rider, inking the Scud way, recommended reading, influences, the future of comics, and more! You can follow Jacob Alvarez on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/hypnospiral_comics/ and on Twitter at @MJacobAlvarez
In the community news and info section we get a few pages featuring the offerings of: Alan Sissom (Comics Link Spotlight); Brian Leonard (Odd Mojo); Charles Brubaker (The Fuzzy Princess); Horsty (multiple titles); Ian Shires (Time Trvlr); Matt Feazell (Leftover Convention Sketchbook, and 5 O’Clock Shadow); Matt Jones (A Trip to Die For, and Trick Or…); and news from RC Harvey!
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This is a collection of a few, funny short stories. The comic opens with a warrior that just can’t seem to do anything right, that’s followed by a Mac and PC out on an awkward date trying to find out if they’re compatible! Also in this little treasure of polished art, shiny pages, and eccentric humor is the history of the world through butts!
Yellow Walls, The Monkey Bizness Confessionshttps://buff.ly/2P2xPyE is a 60-page, B and W with yellow cardstock cover, digest size, True Stories, Mature Readers comic zine created by Chris Kill.
Chris explains that about a decade ago he drew comic strips about his first work experience at an indoor playground business. Now some ten years later he has put together this comic that explores the true stories of his and his coworkers exploits while working within the yellow walls of Monkey Bizness!
The comic is divided up into sections and each section has an overall theme that runs through it. The themes covered include odd jobs, cleaning nightmares, pranks and hijinks, love and lust, workplace dating, smut, drugs and alcohol, and crime and punishment. Stuck in there somewhere there are also recollections about a penis shaped cake, hiring a monkey, sex on an air hockey table, and larceny!
Chris provides a fun, and at times outrageous, look at the youthful recklessness of young adult life in the workplace. Through it all he illustrates the shenanigans with a simple, consistent line that captures each characters’ uniqueness and details a believable background setting for all the action!
You can step inside the Yellow Walls, The Monkey Bizness Confessions at https://buff.ly/2P2xPyE and follow Chris Kill across social media at @ChrisKillCo
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