Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Did you know that you can now read the ENTIRE Plastic Farm saga for free online?
Did you know that beginning on New Years Day 2009 you will be able to read ALL NEW Plastic Farm comics three times a week?
You didn't? Well, that's probably because I suck at sending out news.
Anyway, it's all true. Free Plastic Farm online at the all new http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://www.plasticfarm.com
Check it out.
Sunday, November 02, 2008
There's another world of comics out there-- check out the small press comics network, it's really amazing!
CHASE!-- published by Jim Main
MONSTER WORLD-- published by Sam Gafford
COMET TALES-- published by Jim Pack
TALES OF FANTASY-- published by Larry Johnson
The classic comics of today are YouComics, alternative press comics with no restraints, no rules, no company line to follow... just pure enthusiasm and inspiration!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 21, 2008
Mini-Comic Anthology Brings Sexy Gimmick Back
Coming straight out of left field like a Tampa Bay Ray, Candy or Medicine Volume Five harks back to the Golden Age of comics. You might remember KISS #1 from 1977, in which the band members’ blood was mixed in with red ink used to print the comic. Or for you youngins, Malibu Comics’ Protectors #5 with the first, and thankfully only, forcebeam hole. And those of you who prefer an indie flavor and had your ear to the ground in ’93 might remember Adhesive Comics’ JAB #3, with an actual .22-caliber bullet hole shot right through the middle of the comic.
Not the Golden Age you had in mind? Well have no fear, daredevils, because Candy or Medicine is breaking ground with its first ever gimmick cover, courtesy of Johnson & Johnson. Get your mind out of the gutter, cheeky monkey; it’s not K-Y Jelly. The fifth volume of this quarterly mini-comic anthology sports a Band-Aid right smack on the cover. And not one of those regular Band-Aids, mind you, but a little square one that’s for…. um warts or something, I don’t know.
For those of you who don’t judge a book by its cover, and you should in this case because Cayetano Valenzuela continues to showcase his amazing illustration abilities, Candy or Medicine Volume Five features sixteen pages of quarter-sized mini-comic action including a 10-minute comic by Daniel J. Olson, a Craigslist “Missed Connection” by Ed Choy Moorman, a maze (yes, a maze!) by British artist Steve Rack, three of Ogner Stump’s “One Thousand Sorrows” by Andrew Goldfarb, a spider’s tale courtesy of Rob Moses, New Zealander Sarah Orchard’s presentation of a missed conversation and Maggie Morrill getting down with the sickness, cough cough.
All this and more (actually just this) can be yours for the absurdly low price of $1, plus 50 cents shipping. Trades are welcome. To order, visit http://www.candyormedicine.com/ and visit http://candyormedicine.blogspot.com/ for the latest updates about Candy or Medicine and its wonderful cast of contributors. Candy or Medicine is always looking for contributors, so contact email@example.com if interested.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: August 21, 2008
“JFH: Justice-For-Hire” Comic Book Action Choreographer
Fights in Beijing Olympics Trial Sport
Chinese Kickboxing, and Mongolian Wrestling – has struggled for years to gain
mainstream acceptance despite a large international following and the long-time support
of MMA fighting icons such as Cung Le. Now, the sport has been given its greatest
opportunity for exposure yet – the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Although not
officially a part of the Olympic games, China, as the hosting country, has chosen San
Shou as the official trial sport with hopes of it being formally initiated into the Olympics.
After fighting on the US San Shou Team for his fourth consecutive term,
Maximillion C. J. Chen – Max Chen for short – one of the top San Shou competitors in
the US and son of the living treasure of China, Tai Chi Chuan master William C. C.
Chen, earned one of two spots to represent the United States in this historic international
event. The first of Max’s bouts begin today.
Arts Creative Team (M.A.C.T.), the action design group that choreographs both the
comic book and live action choreography for the critically acclaimed “JFH: justice-For-
Hire” comic books and films, have put together a video for Max on their newly launched
YouTube Channel to encourage him throughout his fights in Beijing. The channel will
also display regularly updated episodic content of live action side-storylines that
supplement the larger story arc of the “JFH” comic book universe, in which Max plays
the role of the character “Sudden K.O.”. The video is available at:
available in stores and online. For more information, please visit
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
COMICS’ NEWEST ‘FAB FOUR’ HITS SHELVES IN 2008
Earth, Fire, Air, & Water converge in New Baby Productions’ first self-published series, Elemental Fources.
Clawson, MI, May 17, 2008: Fresh publisher New Baby Productions announces its first comic book series, Elemental Fources, for a late 2008 release. With a mix of influences from superheroes to the occult and fantasy, EF will cater to a broad spectrum of fans. As one creator commented, it’s “like Hellboy™ getting thrown in the Marvel™ universe.”
Following in the footsteps of other successful four-person teams, EF contains the adventures of Normandy, Aden, Finola, and Wilhelm, human half-breeds with powers rooted in each of the central elements of philosophy: earth, fire, air, and water.
“I was highly influenced by the Fantastic Four™, the first comic I read as a kid, and Comico Comic’s Elementals™, the series that re-introduced me to the industry as an adult,” stated series editor Eric Mullarky. “When my bid to bring the Elementals back to print failed, I produced my own super-team, the Fources. After much research, I found that there is a lot of historical background that can be touched upon when doing stories based around the four elements.”
Set in the near future, the initial story arc will incorporate aspects of doomsday prophecies surrounding the year 2012. Joined by a cast that includes members of an alchemical secret society, demons, an angel, and an ex-Templar Knight, the Fources will embark on an action-filled tale while still learning to use their powers and determine how they fit in a world on the brink of Armageddon.“EF was lucky enough to have a truly global creative team. Each member was able to contribute a unique voice to the project.”
Writer Crisman Strunk’s (Kentucky) previous credits include work on several horror anthologies. Penciller John Becaro and inker/colorist Ernest Jocson are both very well known in the Filipino art community. David Chow (China) provides colorful cover art. Letterer Jaymes Reed (North Carolina) has eight years of experience in the comics industry, and has worked on a few projects for Dynamite Entertainment. Starting with issue #3, artist J.C. Grande (El Salvador) will provide the pencils.
The Elemental Fources website has a five-page sample of the series, along with creative news and updates and ordering information for a preview edition comic, currently available from IndyPlanet. The URL is http://www.elementalfources.com/
ELEMENTAL FOURCES #1, Order here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0981853005/
Thursday, July 17, 2008
As Demon’s Regret #1 is due to arrive in stores on July 10, and with Demon’s Regret #2 due out in late August, buzz is building for the three issue mini-series!
The story of the demon Asmodeus, who regrets following Lucifer but who realizes he has no path to forgiveness or righteousness, is picking up steam. The demon --having chosen evil -- has only evil as his tools. He wields those tools to combat the even greater evils of Lucifer and his followers.
Featuring covers by the legendary Michael Golden, interior art by rising star Wilfredo Torres, and great story by creator Mitch Brown, the “Demon’s Regret” series is gathering strong reviews:
Ain’t It Cool News says, regarding Demon’s Regret #2:
“…a brutal action yarn with lies told, lives lost, and much blood shed.”
…the imagery is pretty fantastic.”
“…does a great job communicating a dynamic story.”
Comics Bulletin says, regarding Demon’s Regret #1:
“… tells an interesting story, and executes that story well.”
“The art itself is really beautiful…”
“Four out of Five bullets.”
Fans of the mini-series can also find a poster of the cover to “Demon’s Regret” issue #2 on the web for purchase, signed by Golden.
Below are some preview pages for Demon's Regret #2! In issue #2, the demon Asmodeus causes a satan worshiping serial killer to collide with a well-protected crime lord with the hopes of killing two birds with one stone!
The concluding issue to the mini-series is due in stores in October. In issue 3, Asmodeus recalls his involvement with history’s most infamous criminals and war mongers. Then, under suspicion from Lucifer, Asmodeus must deceive the Great Deceiver himself!
Check out the series!! Ask for "Demon's Regret" at your comic shop. You can also order back issues from http://www.digitalwebbing.com/.
Monday, June 02, 2008
Send just your mailing address to get this free mini or contact Rene Blansette for more of his comics by writing to: Rainbow Bridge Productions, p.o. box 812, Louisville, KY 40201-0812. Or visit his MySpace page at: http://www.myspace.com/johnargent
For Immediate Release
Contact: Brant W. Fowlergonzogoose@brantfowler.com859-448-3521
CHANGES ABOUND IN FIST OF JUSTICE #2 IN JUNE!
The fun is just beginning…
Haverhill, MA, May 29, 2008 – Who says you can never go home again? Professor Mystik, that’s who!
Bounding off the character’s return after a long absence in issue #1, issue #2 continues to turn things upside down for the Fist of Justice. And when an unexpected visitor shows up needing help, he, also known as Marc Mason, finds himself in the thick of it all again.
Scripted by promising writer Mike Imboden, with stunning art by Eduardo Savid, Ric Milk, John Wycough, and Stacie Ponder, Fist of Justice takes comic book superheroes back to their roots, yet maintains its modern charm.
Beginning his adventures in the Digital Webbing anthology, Digital Webbing Presents, the Fist of Justice returns to reclaim his throne as Charm City’s top protector. But now there’s a new obstacle in his path, and the changes just keep coming. Just check out the cover for issue #2!
And if you won’t take our word for it, check out these articles covering the release party for Fist of Justice:
Fist of Justice #2, on sale June 4, 2008
Just when Marc Mason thought things were returning to normal, the enigmatic Professor Mistyk makes his much-requested return and he's looking for help that only the Fist of Justice can provide! But can FOJ deliver when he discovers what he's being asked to do?
Find a five page preview of the issue here:
Fist of Justice #3 on sale in August!
Mike Imboden, the man behind FOJ will be appearing at the following conventions this season. Be sure to stop by, say hi, and pick up a copy or two of Fist of Justice!
Heroes Con - June 20th - 22ndComic Geek Speak Super Show - September 6th and 7thBaltimore Comic-Con - September 27th and 28th
Learn more about the Fist of Justice at http://www.fistofjustice.com/ and http://www.digitalwebbing.com/.
Tell your comic shop to carry FIST OF JUSTICE!
For review or interview requests contact Mike Imboden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT DIGITAL WEBBING
Digital Webbing started in 1997 as a website (http://www.digitalwebbing.com/) where creators could collaborate and find jobs in the comic book industry. In 2001, Digital Webbing entered the publishing arena showcasing new, established and upcoming talent in the anthology Digital Webbing Presents. Digital Webbing has expanded beyond the anthology and now publishes BloodRayne (based on the video game), Fist of Justice, E-Man, Sword of Dracula, Dark 48, Zombie Highway, Bleeders, Team 14, Demon's Regret, and Ayano.
Brant W. FowlerPR CoordinatorDigital Webbinghttp://www.digitalwebbing.com/
http://www.brantfowler.com/Gonzogoose Designhttp://www.gonzogoose.com/WANNABEZ #0 On Sale NOW!Click Here to Order Your Copies!
Friday, May 09, 2008
Adam Among the Gods, Aazurn Pubishing. Full size comic, full color inside and out. Art by James Lyle, Story, colors and more by Gary Scott Beatty. $3.99 24 pages.
The story was captivating from the start. The art is wonderful and the coloring really accentuates it all. This is a great comic. The story is one that I think more movies are about to explore in slightly different ways (See Blindness out this summer for one of them.) where in our quest for perfection, there is always a cost. I won't give it away here but this is a very good take on that premise. The reveal of Adam was complete for me and I should have seen it coming but didn't. I'd of not shown that image on the cover if it was me. You see I didn't look at it all that close at first and was glad I didn't since I let the story unfold and they have it sprung on me. Bravo to this team of creators for a very nice comic package. Very cool design to have the book appear to be in the grass and being read by someone. A book within a book.
I have already reviewed Seductions by AAzurn Pubishing, another book I really liked.
Adam gets 5 out of 5 stars!
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
A fallen angel seeks redemption that can never be had
Haverhill, MA, April 8, 2008 – When Lucifer decided to wage war on heaven with his third of the host of heaven’s angels in tow, the lot of them fell from grace, forever condemned and cast away from the Almighty. Now one of them regrets having followed his new master and tries to make amends the only way he can.
In Demon’s Regret, Asmodeus fell with the rest of his brethren and he has carried that guilt throughout time. Unfortunately, his demon status can never be revoked, but that won’t stop him from thwarting Satan’s plans any which way he can. Taking matters into his own hands, as he has done throughout history, Asmodeus uses the tools he has at his disposal to throw a pitchfork in the plans of the Father of All Lies.
Writer/Creator Mitch Brown tells this classic religious story with a new twist, dictated masterfully by his crisp dialogue and incredible imagination. Joining him for the ride is Comic Book Idol 3 finalist, and current Boom Studios! artist, Wilfredo Torres (Salem: Queen of Thorns) lending his exquisite artistic stylings to breathe life into this supernatural world. Colorist Mike Kilgore and letterer/designer Nate Pride also add their formidable talents and experience to the production of the book.
Providing covers for the book is comic book veteran and artist extraordinaire, Michael Golden. Golden’s work can also be seen in recent issues of Iron Man, Exiles and Wonder Woman, and such classics as G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Batman and so much more.
Demon’s Regret joins other popular titles from Digital Webbing, including Bloodrayne, Bleeders, Team 14 and Dark 48.
What the critics say:
"Anyone picking up this book will be in for a treat.... a story well worth reading."
Robert Sodaro, Freelanceink.blogspot.com
"4 out of 5 stars"
Richard Vasseur, Jazma Online Forum
"Bullseye. Take a chance and pick up this book.”
Bill Gladman, Zonetrooper.com
"Demon's Regret is a taut anti-hero story. Leaves the reader craving the next issue."
Scoop - Mondo Media
Demon’s Regret #1 (of 3) is in this month’s issue of Previews scheduled for a June, 2008 release date.
For more information on Demon’s Regret go to www.digitalwebbing.com.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Nicely designed package. The story by Gary is very entertaining, takes you to different time periods following a vampire. How does he get his prey? How does he fit in? The art is a little off in the proportions here or there, but Bill is really pushing everything. He is stretching to draw so much, lush backgrounds, rooms full of people....Most of the time he really pulls it off. I just feel (and I'm being really picky here) that his figures look a bit too stiff and lifeless at times. His work does remind me of Neal Adams, and that isn't a bad thing.
Overall everything works great here, coloring, lettering, and art all flow nicely with the story. I was drawn to flip the pages to see what was going to happen next. Totally unpredictable story. Great work!
(5 out of 5 stars)
No price on the cover or inside which was strange. Seems a waste to put the same thing on the inside backcover as the inside cover, and a bigger waste to put the cover on the back cover as well. But that is just my opinion. Nice little bio of Gary and Bill in the back and nice ad page for Gary after that.
Saturday, March 08, 2008
A look at how people feel about their looks and how it can be considered an image disorder when they obsess about it. Women that think they look too fat no matter how thin they are, etc....
The art is very well done by Dan here and nice use of grey tones. The writing really makes you think. In the back there is more info about how this comic came to be and how Carry is actually doing something to help councel people with their self perception disorders.
(5 out of 5 stars) Hey, a comic that can actually help people!
Gynn Stella at the SPACE CON 2008.
Time Warp Comix #3- Brad W. Foster issue.
$1.00 (Or 50 cents and a stamp) Weird Muse Productions, Dan Taylor. 8 page mini comic counting covers. Green paper.
Brad looks back to the good old days of small press and compares artists to todays new upstarts. He didn't mention me in his rant but I'll still give this a (5 out of 5 stars). Super entertainment for only 50 cents. You can't go wrong.
Buy it at: http://weridmuse.ecrater.com/
Time Warp Comix #4- Krauss, Miller, Vojtko, and Shut. $1.00 (Or 50 cents and a stamp) Weird Muse Productions, Dan Taylor. 8 page mini comic counting covers. pinkish orange cover.
Nice Dan Taylor cover, nice panel by Siergey, funny story by Vojtko, Miller funny baby story, Krauss with a funny GEEZER tale, and Shut with a nice pattern art back cover. Happy to see these guys still at it. Is David Miller back doing art again? That would be fantastic. Great job Dan getting all this together in such a nice package. Brings back the days of Clay Geerdes -New Wave Comix. You could be riding the next wave here! Cover was reduced a tad too much but still (5 out of 5 stars!)
Buy it at: http://weridmuse.ecrater.com/
Time Warp Comix #5 - $1.00 (Or 50 cents and a stamp) Weird Muse Productions, Dan Taylor. 8 page mini comic counting covers. pinkish orange cover.
Dan Taylor cover, nice. Beautiful Erling page, "Mail Art" story by Jim Siergey that rants about the good old days and how things have changed- Brilliant! A very true (for me sometimes) tale of setting up to sell your mini comix by Bob Jojko....love this! David Miller goes crazy for 8 Track tapes? HAHA! Andy Nukes back cover....how do you do it DAN? Pack so much into such a small package! (5 out of 5 stars)
Buy it at: http://weridmuse.ecrater.com/
Friday, March 07, 2008
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Taproot- the art of MATT KISH. 16 color pages with color covers inside and out. Book is about 6" square. No price on the book.
There are a few comic pages (Matt's first comics!) and lots of his color pencil fine art works. These are truly amazing and I wish I'd stopped at SPACE to talk to Matt a while instead of just grabbing up his comic and running off with it. (I did pay for it first.)
See 2 photos on the back of the book of Matt working hard to keep you guys entertained.(Book designed by artist Steve Black, who did a great job.)
So dive into the world of Matt Kish right here in Taproot. (5 out of 5 stars). Get his work here: http://www.spudd64.com/comics.html
You know you want it.
$2.00, black and white comic with color covers. 16 pages.
Mystery City Comics is Craig Bogart I believe. He does everything here, art, story, inks, etc....(with Tony Goins doing the lettering and Tom Williams doing the cover colors and production assist) and he does it well. I've read some of the other issues but can't remember exactly what the premise is. I just remember I liked all of his books. Here we have some folks breaking into the secret halls of the Ineffables and by doing so giving us a little tour though their building. A very interesting way of showing us around and giving us more insight into the super team. See president Lincoln kick some ass, and a strange super being: Clarity, who is made up of Abstract art!
You can't go wrong here: (4 out of 5 stars)
This is a publishing group that is made up of small press publishers that band together, send books to each member, then get comments and help from the other members. T Frags is their way of communicating with each other. Each member puts an ad in their own book promoting all of the other members books. So once you are in the group and they accept your book, you get lots of exposure and help from the other members. Plus you get to read the books from the other members. It's a win-win situation!
This issue was a really good one with a full color cover of a High Seas Angel. There are reviews of the other members books, and there are some comic strip samples in here also. I actually liked the whole book and it is making me want to join the UFO again. I was a member back in the mid 80's. (4 out of 5 stars)
Contact the new chairman of the group Nic Carcieri at:
and their site is: http://www.unitedfanzineorganization.moonfruit.com/
And yes, the guy on the left is Chuck Bunker (where is he now?) the guy on the right drawing is Ed Bolman. Taken at the Chicago Comic Con in 1987. Jim Main is our winner of the Who is in this photo Contest. Jim wins a free copy of Slam Bang #3 vol III. Congratulations Jim!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
BLINK, "Barefoot in America, Breakfast in the Park is by Max Ink. Digest size, tan quality paper cover, 28 pages. Black and white interior. $3.00
Wow did I love this comic. It doesn't have anyone with superpowers, or vampires and such. What it does have is down-to-earth folks talking to each other in real ways. The art is very professional. My only complaint is that this should be a full size comic! The book was most likely to eventually be larger as the lettering is somewhat small, which would be in proportion if this was a full size comic. The art carries you along and flows with the story. Everything comes together just right. I can't say more than I give this great book 5 stars out of 5. No, really, I liked everything here. Just make it a full size and put it out! I'm sure people will love the characters and want more. Make it an ongoing story as you are doing anyway. Now I have to get more of your books. I read that some of the mini-comics you have out are free? I can afford that. I also liked the "Creatorial" at the front, and the "The Local Story" in the back. Bravo!