Hey everybody, I just launched this Kickstarter project to fund issue five in my autobiographical comic series, Big Plans. You can check out my video, and then watch and laugh with friends. Ho, ho. But seriously, it's a fun book. Plus, my wolfman character makes several more appearances than before. I've also thought up some rewards that include original artwork from the book. Just click here.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
A couple new books for y'all to check out today. First: Minty Lewis' PS Comics, which is chock-full of stories of betrayed yorkie dog friendships and disgruntled fruit office workers.
In a slightly more serious vein, but still hilarious, we have Susie Cagle's Notes on Conflict, which documents her trip to Israel and the conflicted feelings the journey provoked.
Also new today is Theo Ellsworth's Sleeper Car, which collects several short stories from this (deservedly) acclaimed comics artist.
And finally, the British comics anthology Gin Palace #1. Though not all alcohol-related, the stories are entertaining and the variety of artistic styles make an entertaining read.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Sparkplug has several new titles for you to peruse today! First, Matthew Thurber's enthralling, complex, surreal series 1-800-Mice. We've got all five issues.
Also new today is Dave Kiersh's Neverland, a poetic examination of having to grow up, with densely textured panels and heavy lines. A beautiful book!
And finally, Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man by John Porcellino. The author's love of nature is rendered profound with simple, graceful linework and perfectly paced text.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Sean T. Collins has written a great review of The Heavy Hand by Chris Cilla. Check out the full article here.
"Fascinating book, this. It combines the textural, noise-based visual aesthetic of caves and monsters and melty stuff that you may have seen from many of Chris Cilla’s fellow contributors to the Paper Rodeo and Kramers Ergot anthologies with the down’n'out beer-swillin’ shit-talkin’ big-schnozzed characters of ’90s altcomix (big noses are to alternative what big feet were to the underground), so right off the top it’s doing something unexpected. And in the same way that the art is both densely intense and breezily funny, the story somehow coheres from jokey banter, grand-guignol monster attacks, and surreal non sequitur splash pages into an utterly convincing world." -Sean T. Collins, Attentiondeficitdisorderly.
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Paul Houston at Coverless has posted a good but confused review of David King's Lemon Styles: