Friday, December 17, 2010
Dan Taylor produces some of the best mini-comics out there in the small press world! This mature readers issue is: Pork Belly Holiday Special (SANTA Issue!). Dan does his usual fantastic art on the cover showing a particular porky santa holding an apple. Porky Santa is warning us that this issue is for Adults Only! And that's a good thing he is warning us as some of the pages in the back do get a bit racy. Dan's intro thanks all the folks that have supported his work in the last 31 years! Wow. And in this issue we have: Allen Freeman (me), Andy Nukes, Brad W. Foster, Carrie Taylor, Dexer Cockburn, Hal Weaver, Macedonio Garcia, Ralf Schulze, Simon Mackie, and Vincent Wright! Whew...lots packed into this little Red cover, 16 page mini (including the covers). My only concern was that my old eyes couldn't make out what appeared to be some fine cartooning from Simon Mackie as his pages were so small to fit the mini-comic size they got too small for me to read. Love to see his work in at least a digest size or full comic size at some point.
5 out of 5 stars.....get everything that Dan Taylor puts out!
http://www.weirdmuse.ecrator.com or ask questions to Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org
No Hope #5 by Dead Dog Press, Jason Dean. Magazine size black and white with black and white glossy covers. 52 pages including covers.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
A review of 5 mini comics from Dan Taylor's company: Weird Muse Productions.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Panthology Issue One. Published by The Pantheon Inc. is a full size black and white comic with color covers, 36 pages. Cover by Cary Lee Baker. Interior stories by: Various. First we have a harrowing cover of what you don't want to see right before being operated on! Right off the bat we have an idea that this book is for adults only. They also have a M for Mature on the cover as well. The inside cover contents is a fantastic way to show off the credits of the book...on toe tags! No lie...and in color. Yes, color interior covers! Production values are way high here.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Twelve-Way with Cheese #1, Zombie Marge Comix Group, A Holy Owned Division of Zombie & Zombie, Mature Readers, Comix by the Dozen.
Art Zombies: Brennan Bradford, Bruce Chrislip, Daryll Collins, Jerry Dowling, Tim Fuller, Brian Hagen, David Hartz, Woodrow J. Hinton III, Bob Kahnman, Darcy Vorhees, Christina Wald, Viki Woodworth, Forward by Justin Green. $20, printed through Comixpress, 106 interior pages, full color throughout. Bright white paper, simi-gloss, color covers inside and out. Square-bound.
This is a series of comic parodies, and satire with tons of funny old comic book ads very well written and illustrated throughout the book. Oh, and there are tons of great comics in the book like: A Prayer to St. Larriby (Patron Saint of Cartoonists), Redneck Fever (by D. Collins), Brian Hagen's A.D.D.-Man, Dazed and Distracted? (by Viki Woodworth), The Unauthorized (Slightly factual) story of Bazooka Joe (by D. Collins), Jack Hammer Hardboiled Hare (by Tim Fuller), Monster Pals Go On Vacation (by Viki Woodworth), a parody comic book called The Condo of Terror (looks like an old EC comic), lots more...
Christina Wald sent me the comic for review and she did the comic strip: The People in the Stars. It is like a childrens story with a royal family in some other solar system and the prince helps out an elephant that is in the circus. The story is continued as are one or two others in the book so I have high hopes for more issues of Twelve-Way with Cheese.
This is a very funny, very professional production from start to finish. All of the artists are professionals I can tell. I can't say enough good things about this book. All I know is you have to buy it and read it. Well worth the $20 cover price.
OK, since you asked my favorite parts were: Which Prize Do You Want (Inside front cover), I never knew selling cannibis seeds door to door could be so rewarding! Loved page 2 (not numbered) with all the great old ads for X-Rated Specs, Hypno-Coin, Xombie Marge Mask and of course The FREE One Million CASH. (When you choose a fast-paced career in Armed Robery!), Crap! On page #1 (Finally the pages start getting numbered...) a contents page we are told that the ads in this book are NOT real! And I already cut out all the coupons and mailed out all the checks...pooop.
I liked all the cartoons in the Cartoon Succotash comic panel pages. Great stuff. Daryll Collins work is darn funny. Then there is a Zombie Illustraed Swimsuit Models section by Brennan Bradford (art) and Tim Fuller (text). This is better than Cracked or Mad! Mistletoe-Time! is a sad comic, very well done. Another comic parody this time: Marge's Little Voodoo! Marge's comics company desides to do a comic for kids.....after it failed they were all shot in the head. Wow, this is one serious comic company!
There is a one page Humpty Dumpty story told in four card shaped boxes....you've got to see the ending!
Yet another comic book parody is: Deductive Comics by Bob Kahnman. Wow, the hits just keep on coming!
More great comics and more great ads and then the Dead Letter Office (Memos to the Corpse in Charge). Everyone knows I love funny letters in phoney letters pages....and this book has one!
Last and very least is the part that talks about the creators with some funny self-portraits as well.....What the heck....If I was you, I'd send $40 for this $20 comic! Just do it!
Now I must go door-to-door selling my boxes of cannibus seeds, I only have to sell 4000 to get my "Li'l Pornographers Kit".
2 Thumbs way up, 5 stars ***** out of 5! (Bust a Cap Today!)
Order this book from ComiXpress here: http://www.comixpress.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=0&products_id=1673
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Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Everyone that knows anything about comics of the past will love this take-off of the characters that Dan has chosen to parody here.
To get a copy go to http://www.attackearth.com tell Dan you saw this review here!
5 Stars out of 5, a sure fire winner!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Five stars out of five *****
Get the book here along with the full catalog of books, t-shirts, stickers and more: http://www.microcosmpublishing.com
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Goofa Man Productions is happy to announce a brand new online animation that dares to go where no man has gone before!
Yes! G.M. Productions' new animation — Trek Babe Supreme — dares to answer the question, "Which Star Babe in all of the ORIGINAL Star Trek series is the most awesome?"
Goofa Man operatives interviewed Star Babe experts from all over the galaxy in order to
Animator Mike Fisher says, "We don't need another oil-soaked pelican or robot-voiced pop song, but we DO need a firm, unwavering statement from a reliable authority declaring one woman as the supreme Star Babe from the original Star Trek series." Fisher went on to say, rather defensively, "I know we're talking about a television show that is almost 50 years old. And yes, yes, we should all move on with our lives like that nice William Shatner has done."
"Look, I'm NOT one of those guys who thinks only of tv shows and movies from the 1960s," Fisher loudly stated.
"I like tv shows and movies from the 1970s, too!" he sobbed as he ran upstairs.
What's that? You say you disagree with the Goofa Man choice of Trek Babe Supreme? Well, feel free to leave a note at the YouTube
channel stating who YOU would have chosen as Trek Babe Supreme... Who knows? Maybe there will be another Trek Babe Supreme
animation in the future!
Goofa Man Productions is the animation and cartoon studio of Mike Fisher. Mike has been producing award-winning independent, short animations for over 10 years. He also creates cartoons and illustrations for Animation Magazine, Scary Monsters Magazine and, for over 15 years, created cartoons for Starlog magazine.
If you have any questions for Mike, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your interest!
Web site: http://www.goofaman.com/
YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/galacticfish61
Phone: (210) 455-4730
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Slam Bang #5 vol III, Odd Comics #1, Nobel Head Funnies #1-4 can be had from www.fanaticpress.com
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The Yoburbalino! Comics 3-pack, featuring the first three issues of Yoburbalino! comics by Greg Farrell. Pub. April 2010.
Breg Farrell A.K.A. Gargle Farley makes his grab-bag comic "yoburbalino!" out of a basement in Brooklyn. Chef Don, its featured character has been running around in his brain since he was a child., doing flips and bounding off walls, quite like Gene Kelly in that scene from "Singing in the Rain."
Recently, Greg has introduced a number of new characters including Don's prime foil Earl Squirrel and their friend Ronnie Randerhoeven. He has conveniently packaged the first three issues of his comic together, in what he calls "The Yoburbalino 3-Pack", so you can better get to know them all.
Once an accomplished rapper, Greg has two full-fledged hip-hop albums under his belt, and since his 'retirement' has adapted his unique word play and rhyme style to suit his comics in an updated Suessian/Silversteinian fashion. His material has been featured in Destert Island's "Smoke Signal", the "Strandzig" literary magazine and at the Daily Crosshatch.
Sequential comics, illustrated poems and recipes, collages and more are posted reguarly to his website at http://www.yoburbalino.com/
Contact Greg Farrell at email@example.com
This is a set of three digest books 20 pages each. I can't find a price anywhere on them or in the info above that was sent to me. The art is a bit amaturish, all in pencil with no inks and the stories sort of left me cold. Not much going on here in the stories but I liked the recipes, and the poems much more. Greg's work shows off a lot of promise and in time, I'm sure his work will appeal to a wider audience. For now I give it -- (2 out of 5 stars **)
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Haweszilla takes some true facts then turns them loose. I love the art and story and reccomend this book to everyone. It tells the story of how Hawesville, KY became attacked by a monster created by their own making, sort of. The city with two water towers (They must be really thirsty.) and the making of sarghum. This small town of Hawesville, KY will never be the same. I love the recipe for the creation of this monster! I liked how all that scouting helped the superhero be ready for anything! I also liked the real photos on the back cover. This is a very inspired tale. I want everyone to buy this book today, and have fun! OH, and I really liked the funny ad on the inside covers! Oh, and the recipe in the back! HAHAHA, love it. [*****5 stars out of 5]
Get this book at: http://www.cosmicmoustachecomics.com
The art by James is sort of his own version of a Jack Kirby of the DC Comics days. He's made it his own though, and has an original feel to it. The coloring on the cover was different. Reminded me of the old days where you had to hand cut the films to get the flat colors you wanted. I guess he was going for this look. The stories in the book all seem very original (written by James) and seem to come from someone that really likes sci-fi novels. His writing becomes even more creative than the panel to panel artwork. The art seems to be just there to add some punch to the stories, not the other way around as in most comics it seems. I love the down-home feel that James gives to his comic like having a photo of him in the bottom corner from what looks to be his 5th grade class photo. James art is polished but could use some work in the proportions of the characters. He uses a front on pose way too much in his work but his faces are very well done. The more I looked at the art the more I'm thinking that the way the characters legs and arms seem to "get small" could be his "style". I love the way he added the grey tones to his work and the lettering throughout is masterful. He definitely has a knack for the layout of the book, and how to make it look professional. I'm not sure if this was to be a joke or not, but I found it funny that the art on the letters page that takes up about 75% of the page, has characters telling us how sorry they couldn't print more letters, as there just wasn't enough room. Funny stuff. From the look of the printed letters James has a following for this series and like them, I can't wait to see more. P.S. And yes, everyone is right, Yumishira must get her own comic book. [***3 out of 5 stars]
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Ordering info and more at: www.jamesrubino.com