Posted on Leave a comment

Copy That! #56 by D. Blake Werts, Interview with Jacob Alvarez

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!

To get your hands on Copy That! and for more info contact:

Blake Werts

12339 Chesley Drive

Charlotte, NC 28277

or email Blake at: bwerts (at) vnet (dot) net

Posted on Leave a comment

Onomatopoeia! by Meg Golding

Onomatopoeia!

Onomatopoeia! http://www.meghasissues.com is a 16-page, B and W, digest size, glossy comic written and illustrated by Meg Golding.

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!

Check out Onomatopoeia! and more from Meg Golding on Twitter at @thedamnhipsters and even more at http://www.damnhipsters.com/ and http://www.meghasissues.com/

Posted on Leave a comment

Yellow Walls, The Monkey Bizness Confessions by Chris Kill

Yellow Walls, The Monkey Bizness Confessions https://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

Posted on Leave a comment

A Projection by Seekan Hui. Published by Avery Hill Publishing

A Projection https://buff.ly/2wO4ccu is a 40-page, full color comic written and illustrated by Seekan Hui. Published by Avery Hill Publishing.

In a weird world where some people have three eyes and others have four arms, a photographer with two heads lands a job documenting the lives of two children. In the family’s home the two-headed photographer has to deal with an obsessive mother, a detached father, and the specter of a lost family member.

Seekan Hui tells the story through relationships, memories, and a fantastic graphic style that has a collage look to it. The exaggerated characters, geometric shapes, and bright colors all combine to give this comic a unique look that is captivating!

Find more from Avery Hill Publishing at http://www.averyhillpublishing.com/ and visit Seekan Hui at http://www.seekanhui.com/

Posted on Leave a comment

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

Posted on Leave a comment

Copy This! #45 by D. Blake Werts & Bug Comix #2 by Gary Fields

Copy This!

For Mini-Comic Monday it’s…Copy This! #45. This issue is a 36-page, B&W info/news mini comic zine published by D. Blake Werts. Cover by Michael Dowers, also includes the 8-page minicomic Bug Comix #2 by Gary Fields and published by Dog Breath Books! http://www.garyfieldsstudios.blogsport.com

In this issue Pat Moriarity chats it up with Michael Dowers! The two talk about Michael’s start in making minicomics, his Starhead Comics and Seattle Star, the newsletter scene, printing methods used, publishing others, life before comics, being part of the hippie comix scene, memories of smoking pot with mom, the reasons behind starting Brownfield Press, working at Fantagraphics, Michael’s inspiration for Newave! The Underground Mini Comix of the1980s, and living a solitary life!

In the community news and info section this time around we learn of offerings from the following: Adam Yeater (Pleomorphism); Billy McKay (Morf); Charles Brubaker (CAB Gets Inked Again); Clark Dissmeyer/Marc Myers (Through a Basement Window: The Collected Comix of Clark A. Dissmeyer 1984-1986); Dean of The Bubblegum Dada Corporation (The Donor); George Erling (Cartoon Loonacy); Joseph Tenney (Squad Car (the APA)); and Nate McDonough (Grixly #41).

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