Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mini Comics by Weird Muse Productions


A review of 5 mini comics from Dan Taylor's company: Weird Muse Productions.

Pork Belly #5: 8 page mini on pink paper. $1.00 per copy. A talented bunch doing one page illos and gag strips. Dan Taylor cover, Brad Foster with a robotic cow illo, 2 pages of cartoons by Jim Siergey, 2 pages by Andy Nukes and a page by Dan Taylor. Well worth a dollar, that's for sure. I love the way this reminds me of the old Comix Wave mini's.

Pork Belly #6, (8 pages, purple paper.) is another 8 page mini with a cover by Dan Taylor. Dan's work is very polished. This issue is weaker than #5 with mostly a story by Macedonio which is OK on the art but the story isn't leading anywhere that I can see. The Vincent Wright cartoons may make sense to Vencent but not sure who else....back cover by Andy Nukes and is simple but interesting.


Escape from the Asylum QUARK IV is the final chapter. 8 pages, blue paper. I believe this series was brought back from the 80's if I remember what I recently read somewhere. This is a joint publication from Weird Muse and Blue Moon (Jerry Goebert). Story: Jerry Goebert, Art- K. Haves, tones-Dan Taylor.

The story is strange and eccentric? Anyway it was drawing me in when it ended. I'm sure there is a lot of back story I'll have to find to make sense of all this. Get this only if you plan to find the earlier issues. The art is serviceable but on a scale of 1-10 around a 4.

Time Warp #9. 8 page mini comic on gold paper. I love this series but this Quark stuff leaves me flat. I'm plunged into the middle of something....I feel this 8 page mini shouldn't try to be more than it is. Stick to one panel or 2 or even 3 page stories but have them end and not continue into another issue. Dan's art is fantastic...now to find him a story that everyone can get into. Story Jerry Goebert, text- K. Hayes. $1 per issue.

Get all these and more at: http://www.weirdmuse.ecrater.com
Contact Dan Taylor to have your work in his mini comics: weirdmuse@gmail.com

PORK BELLY #5 is FIVE STARS OUT OF FIVE.
PORK BELLY #6 THREE STARS OUT OF FIVE.
TIME WARP #9 is FOUR STARS OUT OF FIVE.
QUARK IV is THREE STARS OUT OF FIVE.


2 comments:

Larry D. said...

Looks like a cool book Allen. Thanks for the review.

lucidthinking said...

this is cool!!