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Mr. Do 2

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’s Mushroom 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?!

Find more from these folks on Instagram at @beatnick_art @cameronforsleyart @macgillicutty666 @misfit13888 @spat1011 and https://beatnickart.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/The-Art-of-Cameron-Forsley-208929784231/  

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Mineshaft #37 Edited by Everett Rand

Mineshaft #37 https://mineshaftmagazine.com/ is a 52-page, digest size, black and white, comic zine anthology, printed in the U.S.A. on off-set press. Edited by Everett Rand. Front cover art and design by Drew Friedman and Back cover art by R. Crumb!!!

This is the 20th Anniversary Issue! In this issue we’re treated to excerpts from R. Crumb’s “Dream Diary,” and several of his comics and drawings! Also included between the covers of Mineshaft #37 are a great collection of new works by Billy Childish, Mary Fleener, Bill Griffith, Art Spiegelman, Christoph Mueller, David Collier, Noah Van Sciver, Nicolas C. Grey, Max Clotfelter, Robert Armstrong, Gioia Palmieri, Peter Poplaski, and more!

Each featured piece really captures that underground look and feel. The art is full of detailed backgrounds and weirdly amusing characters caught up in bizarre and funny situations. The different styles of the various artists and the eclectic stories make Mineshaft a fun filled read full of surprises guaranteed to entertain! You can get your copy of Mineshaft at https://mineshaftmagazine.com/

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Gravely Unusual

Gravely Unusual http://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!

Find Gravely Unusual at https://gravelyunusual.bigcartel.com/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/gravelyunusual/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/gravelyunusual  and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gravelyunusualmagazine/

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Palm Tree by Grant Thomas

Palm Tree http://www.grantthomasonline.com/shop is a 10-page, black and white, silent, folded mini comic written and illustrated by Grant Thomas.

Just in time for Easter, this little mini tells the story of a guy and a palm tree and makes reference to another guy known for having a connection to palms, among other things!

You can pick-up this little mini comic for just $1 at http://www.grantthomasonline.com/shop and find more from Grant Thomas at https://www.patreon.com/mylifeinrecords and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/mylifeinrecords

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Ask a Cat Digest #11

For mini-comic Monday…it’s Ask a Cat Digest #11 http://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!

You can Ask a Cat yourself at http://www.gocomics.com/ask-a-cat/ and even Ask a Cat via e-mail at goaskthecat@gmail.com and find more from Charles Brubaker at http://www.bakertoons.com/ and https://tapastic.com/cbrubaker and http://www.fuzzy-princess.com

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Unibrow #1: It’s Alive!

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!

This neat zine is running over with awesome, highly detailed lowbrow art full of blisters, boils, and boobs all gloriously rendered in an abundance of beautiful black ink! There’re monsters, skulls, and skeletons intermixed with word searches, crossword puzzles, and an orgy of other fun oddities! Find more from Unibrow Zine at https://unibrowzine.bigcartel.com/ and http://unibrowzine.com and https://www.instagram.com/unibrowzine/ and https://www.facebook.com/unibrowzine/

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Break the Cake by David Robertson

Break the Cake https://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 Comics.

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!

David and the guest artists keep things hopping by changing artists and styles every other story or so. This keeps the action moving and makes every story stand out on its own unique look as well as its subject matter. A great, diverse collection of stories and art that’ll keep you entertained from cover to cover! You can Break the Cake at https://fredeggcomics.bigcartel.com/product/break-the-cake and find more from Fred Egg Comics at https://fredeggcomics.bigcartel.com/ and at https://www.fredeggcomics.com/ and at https://twitter.com/FredEggComics

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Comic Strip Cartoonist No.9 by Ski Suharski

Comic Strip Cartoonist No.9 (Fall Issue) https://www.comicartspress.net/ is a 44-page, full color, cartooning magazine featuring cartoons, interviews, and more! Edited by Ski Suharski and published by Comic Arts Press.

This issue’s featured contributors are: Marcus Hamilton; Ron Ferdinand; Scott Ketcham; Matthew Foltz-Gray; Wil Panganiban; Charles Brubaker; Nate Bramble; and Bob Lipski, with the spotlight on Max West!

Comic Strip Cartoonist talks to Marcus Hamilton, Ron Ferdinand, and Scott Ketcham about their memories and involvement with Hank Ketcham’s Dennis the Menace. Then we’re treated to some feline fun with Charles Brubaker’s Ask a Cat! Next we stumble down Matthew Foltz-Gray’s Spirit of the Staircase laughing as we encounter a very strange cast of characters! Then Wil Panganiban‘s Frank and Steinway bring us back to the real world as a monster odd couple trying to adjust to normal life! Later more horror humor comes our way in the forms of Scott Nickel’s EEK! and Nate Bramble’s Doctor Necromantic! Finally the issue is rounded out by Bob Lipski’s The Retros!

Comic Strip Cartoonist is a great magazine for anyone that’s a fan of humor/gag cartoons. The interviews cover a lot of territory and the featured contributors deliver a wide variety of ‘tooning styles and material! Plus, there’s plenty of creator insights, a bit a trivia, and even some Fabulous Facts thrown in! Comic Strip Cartoonist not only provides a wealth of fun (44 pages!), but also inspires us creative types to doodle!

You can tickle your funny bone with Comic Strip Cartoonist at https://www.comicartspress.net/ and at https://www.facebook.com/comicartspress/ and at https://twitter.com/ComicArtsPress

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Copy That! #58! by D. Blake Werts

For Mini-Comic Monday it’s…Copy That! #58! This issue is a 28-page, Black and White info/news mini comic zine published by D. Blake Werts.

In this issue Blake sits down with Charles Brubaker! Blake talks to Charles about how he manages to put out so many comics; working in animation and storyboarding; cameras; early memories of comics and comic creations; Ask the Cat and The Fuzzy Princess; webcomics; tools of the trade and process; hobbies; influences; and projects in the works!

In the News and Info section we’re treated to offerings from: Alan Sissom (Sizzo-Links); Andy Nukes (The Andy Nukes Newsletter); Blair Wilson (Yard Beasts); Charles Brubaker (CAB Gets Inked); Everett Rand (Mineshaft); Gordon Lindholm (The Trivial Tales of Luna Lesser); Marc Myers (Elephant); and Pukka Joint Massif (Peristalsis Jonquil Mandible).

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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Mineshaft No. 36 Edited by Everett Rand

Mineshaft No. 36 http://www.mineshaftmagazine.com/store.html is a 48-page, digest size, black and white, comic zine anthology, printed in the U.S.A. on off-set press. Edited by Everett Rand, front and back covers by Robert Crumb.

In this issue of Mineshaft you’ll find “Excerpts from R. Crumb’s Dream Diary” and “The Wandering Mind” by Crumb! “Knockers Up!” by Mary Fleener! “Bad Poetry by Billy Childish! And Justin Green Reviews Crook! Plus new work by Christoph Mueller, Denis Kitchen, David Collier, Noah Van Sciver, Tommy Trantino, Aleksandar Zograf, Rika Deryckere, Mick Guffan, Peter Poplaski, John Porcellino, Leonardo da Vinci, Pat Moriarity, Robert Armstrong, and more!

This is a great comic zine always full of an eclectic mix of stories and art. The artists/writers that contribute to Mineshaft are among some of the most recognizable from the underground and alternative comics’ scene! If you dig great, old school art and enjoy well written pieces on a variety of subjects, then you should be exploring Mineshaft!