For mini-comic Monday…it’s Ask a Cat Digest #11http://www.gocomics.com/ask-a-cat/
a 12-page, digest size, Black and White, all-ages, humor comic written and
illustrated by Charles Brubaker.
Charles’ comical cat invites readers to ask any questions that the
furry feline can call on its whiskered wisdom to answer. In this installment
the Cat explains such things as: the many methods you can use to send in your
questions; favorite types of pasta; the wacky world of Japanese commercials; the
mysterious elasticity of cats; the magic world inside of sofas; how to know
someone’s really your friend; cat apps; diaries; knocking things over; and
enemies and black holes!
Break the Cakehttps://fredeggcomics.bigcartel.com/product/break-the-cake
is an 80-page, black and white/color, perfectly bound, digest size anthology
written and illustrated by David Robertson with guest stories/artwork by Marc
Casilli, Zu Dominiak, Olivia Hicks, Rebecca Horner, Védís Huldudóttir, Paddy
Johnston, Tim Kelly, Francesca Mancuso, Norrie Millar, Neil Paterson, Ludi
Price, Katie Quinn, Mike Sedakat, and Pam Wye. Published by Fred Egg
David Robertson never fails to serve up an assorted mix of stories when
he releases a new comic and Break the Cake is no exception! This 80-page
comic contains short stories about Star Wars, Star Trek, Jonathan Swift, a giant
cow-eating cat, strange loves (baguettes, puffer fish, weird beings…), the space
shuttle, horse people, Descartes’ candle, a flower with addictive personality,
a Jurassic menu, an alien spaceman and giant werewolf, and even tales about comics
and music! That’s a lot of stuff packed into one comic!
The story begins with a butcher developing a strange lesion on his leg. At the insistence of his wife he goes to the doctor for treatment and leaves with both less and more than he came in with! From there the butcher and his wife continue their story with an odd and unexpected addition to their family!
This strange and entertaining story explores a relationship that you’ve most likely never considered before. The direction this tale takes is into such uncharted territory that every turn of the page is a surprising revelation that spins this yarn into a weird thread with awesome art that will stay with you!
Amazing Agehttps://buff.ly/2R7yjEl is a 136-page, full color, all ages, standard size, hero action comic written by Matthew David Smith, illustrated by Jeremy Massie, and colored by Christine Brunson. Published by Alterna Comics.
This is the entire series collected into one, massively entertaining, comic! Three friends fantasize about being heroes and one of the friends even creates a comic featuring their exploits. The comic mysteriously reappears years later and transports the friends into the comic book universe of their own creation! Now they must learn to hone their powers with help from a group of real heroes in their new world and fight evil doers that would seize their interdimensional jumping ability for their own devious purposes!
The creative team deliver dynamic action, well developed characters, and suspense all backed up with impressive cartoonish superhero fantasy art to give the comic an appealing, old-school, silver-age look!
We the Oddhttps://wetheodd.weebly.com/ is a 16-page, digest size, black and white with color cover, fantasy comic written and illustrated by Delicia Williams.
Previously the main character of We the Odd ventured deep inside the ventilation ducts of an old building and there discovered a mysterious door and bizarre figure wearing a box that gave chase! Now we return to the story with the box headed figure hot on the heels of our heroine! A strange doorway, butterflies, a toad, skeptical authorities, and nachos all stand between our possibly delusional protagonist and return to a mentally stable reality!
Forever My Brightest Moonlighthttps://www.gperki.com/ is a 24-page, digest size, black and white comic written and illustrated by GAP (Grace Allison Perkins).
This is a passionate story about two friends expressing their love for each other and coming to terms with what that means. We meet the friends, Andrew and Mason, as their friendship and romance enters a new stage leading them into an uncharted emotional territory, and continue the journey with them to a satisfying finish. The story and art really blend to make this comic flow. The hand lettering, deep shadowing, and expressive faces all capture the raw feelings of the story and pull the reader into the loving relationship between the friends.
This is My Zine #1 http://www.kevynknox.com is an 8-page, Black and White, minicomic size, folded zine written and illustrated by Kevyn Knox. Published by Brain Tumor Comix.
This zine has a little bit of everything and it’s all good! From an opening political statement, to the rantings of Kendall Jenner, to eating monkeys! Plenty of underground, counterculture comix to fill the folded pages and delight DIY degenerates!
My Shenaniganshttp://defectivepudding.com is a 20-page, B and W with blue cardstock cover, digest size, personal comic written and illustrated by Defective Pudding.
Across the twenty pages that make up My Shenanigans Defective Pudding reveals the happy, quiet, and solitary moments that make up the life of a quirky young woman. She talks to inanimate objects, loses herself watching streaming water, and rejoices with stuffed animals. Her life is presented as one of wonderment and joy sprinkled with eccentricities that make her an endearing character. The artwork is raw and makes great use of exaggeration, deep pools of shadow, and hatching. The rendering style nicely complements the whimsical theme of the storytelling.
In this short tale we learn that shopping and drugs don’t mix as a precarious patron attempts to acquire a little rice and some fish. Unfortunately for the bug-eyed stoned consumer, a head trip sends him down the trembling and entertaining grocery aisles somewhere between reality and paranoid hallucinations!
Shelby’s art and story have an unconventional appeal that will delight fans of underground and counterculture comix. The simple line drawings combined with heavy shadows conveys a minimalist aesthetic, but Shelby manages to pack so much story and detail into every page that this comic overflows with well executed and absorbing originality!