This comic is awesome! Each page is a collection of different, single panel gag cartoons. The subjects of the cartoons range from the absurd to the ridiculous, with plenty of sordid bits thrown in! Some of the characters gracing the pages are known, recognizable figures, while most are exaggerated, peculiar beings rendered in fantastic detail! Sergio’s mastery of the line is on full display from cover to cover! His drawings are full of expressive elements that beg to be scrutinized by the reader so as not to miss a thing. This dude can lay down the ink in the most satisfyingly weird way!
Mr. Do 2 is a 20-page, black and white, digest size comic created by Cameron Forsley, Beatnick, Christopher Holt, Mike Lutz, Macgillicutty, and Sarah Forsley. Published by Steady Ebb Comics.
Mr. Do ponders by a pond and takes a walk through the forest with a blacked-out butterfly. While walking he encounters a talking mask that ask a bunch of questions until a helping hand intervenes with a well-placed rock. A rat makes off with the mask and a demon takes an interest in Mr. Do! All this and Mr. Do’sMushroom Forest, a flying severed finger (that may also be the blacked-out butterfly?), neat underground art, strange stories, and the ultimate question Pink Floyd asked us all! What more can you ask for?!
Gravely Unusualhttp://gravelyunusual.bigcartel.com/ “The Most Unusual Illustrated Magazine!” is a 72-page, Black and White, horror themed magazine featuring comics, fiction, and interviews. Published by Terror Nosferatu Propaganda.
In “Clamor of the Bells” by Matthew M. Montelione (words), Pedro Lajud (art), and Eduardo Camacho (letters), an 18th century gentleman finds himself in a hellish, dream-like place somehow familiar yet foreign. Unable to utter a sound and surrounded by silence, he follows the strange ringing of bells…into the dark unknown!
In “Welcome to the Black Church” we get a change of pace as musical artist JakProgresso (AKA Jak Tripper) sits down for an interview. During the exchange JakProgresso talks about music, reading, movies, and his personal history with witches, gypsies, and the supernatural among other things.
Next a weary traveler stops to help a couple of kids in “Treppegeist” by Matt McGrath (words) and James English (art). The children claim their cat has run off into an old building. The traveler agrees to enter the creepy place to find the kids’ kitty…but things aren’t what they seem!
Then come two written pieces. First Adrian Encomienda treats us to a story about a family curse with a dark twist in Blank Page 237! Then Scott Hughes brings us a tale of two friends that venture out into the night to learn the dark secret of The Bone Box!
Returning to comics, Scott Bryan Wilson (writer) and Tom Napolitano (artist) conspire to give us The Unswerving Honesty of Reflections! In this tale a young man re-tales of a disturbing fateful family reunion that leaves its ominous mark on all involved over the course of decades!
At the Lexington Comics and Toy Convention the powers behind Gravely Unusual had the good fortune to briefly interview James O’Barr (The Crow)! In this quick Q and A you get a real feel for the type of guy O’Barr is and his general view of the comic book industry.
And in the final offering of this collection of Gravely Unusual stories, interviews, and comics we end with Deflower by Edwin Gallihan (story) and Sean Kelley (art)! This touching tale revolves around a young girl growing up to realize her childhood dream of one day being given away by her beloved father to…Darkness!
Gravely Unusual proved to be a unique pleasure to read and feast my eyes on! The horror theme bleeds across all 72 pages in dark delights of black ink on glossy paper. Long shadows cast their reach throughout the magazine touching a variety of characters, pulling them all into glorious gory peril sure to please the dark hearted!
Rooftop Stewhttps://buff.ly/2HmxEgB is a 120-page, Black
and White, perfect bound, standard size comic written and illustrated by Max
Clotfelter. Published by Birdcage Bottom Books.
What can I say folks, I love Max Clotfelter’s art and stories! The
rawness, the crudeness, and the over the top outlandishness just grabs
something in me! I can relate to these stories and find myself getting lost in
the overflowing line work and lavishly detailed hatching! In this collection of
tales Max serves up both the fictional and autobiographical to entertain and delight
fans that long for something a little different, and something that captures
the lost purity of the underground! This is lowbrow comix at its finest!
can help give a boot to this most deserving KickStarter project at https://buff.ly/2HmxEgB and find more from Birdcage
Bottom Books at https://birdcage-bottom-books.myshopify.com/
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!
Unibrow #1: It’s Alive! https://unibrowzine.bigcartel.com/product/unibrow-zine-1
is a 28-page, full size, black and white, lowbrow illustration, ADULTS ONLY,
comix zine anthology featuring the art of 1000STYLES, Bakerzduzen, Butt Coffin,
Craig Gleason, Scott Wygmans, Edward Kelley, Eric J. Eckert, Joel Abad, Junk
Yard, Keith Caves,
KyleBunga, Matt Stikker, Max Colson, Nerd Gore, Peachmunkey, Eric Reed,
Sketchy Tank, Terminal Radness, Tom Joyce, Two Dimes, Unsunghero, Wizard Cleave,
Wizard of Barge, and YYYYs!
In this, the third and final installment of the series, the focus is on
Bela’s closet relationships, with singer songwriters Jenny Mae and Jerry
Wick. The comic begins with Bela’s account of Jenny Mae, a restless
soul seeking the comfort of companionship but not the commitment. As Jenny’s
story unfolds Bela paints a picture of a woman moved by music but plagued by alcohol.
Bela himself appears to be the only stable thing in Jenny’s life as their paths
remain intertwined throughout Jenny’s wanderings and downward spiral.
Next Bela recounts his friendship with Jerry Wick and explores Jerry’s
musical ambitions and success as guitarist and lead singer of Gaunt. Bela delves
into their childhoods and reveals Jerry as a passionate artist that desperately
wanted to make a mark in this world, and although he may not have realized,
This issue includes: The Vicar: The Night Has 1000 Eyes (by Ken Eppstein and Michael Neno) in which Alberto and the Vicar face down an otherworldly presence in the suburbs! Then Ana Satura Meets Josephine Six-Fifteen (by Ken Eppstein and Pat Redding Scanlon) where Ana makes a friend and future travel partner after giving a hellhound a lesson in etiquette! Next Eddie and Squid Return from the Dead (by Ken Eppstein and Gideon Kendall) when a cop looking for revenge gets more than she bargained for when she hires a bokor to bring Eddie and Squid back from the grave! Rounding up the stories is Did It Really Happen? Klaus Nomi Pays in Grass (by Ken Eppstein and Mark Rudolph) finds the late, great German countertenor doing what has to be done for his music! Finally Bus Stop Ned is Off the Grid (by Matt Miner and Matt LeJeune) and Bus Stop is Worried About His Appearance (by Ken Eppstein and Liz Valasco) gives us two Bus Stop Ned encounters while waiting for the local mass transit!
Ken and crew deliver another amazing comic with Nix Comics Quarterly #10! The stories and art pull you in and rock your socks off with the turning of each page! Ken even provides a recommended listening list to help you enjoy the full experience!
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!