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I made these three tiny PS1-themed zines to give away during GX2 in mid-July. I sold them online shortly after for $1 a 3-pack, and then sold out of them completely at San Francisco Zine Fest last weekend, so now I’m putting them online, here you go.

These are single-sheet zines, quick and painless, drawn in like two days, and Rookie has a good single-sheet zine tutorial if you want to give it a shot.

Thanks everyone who said kind words about them at GX2, thanks everyone who bought a copy, thanks Brian Crecente for writing about them on Polygon, thanks thanks thanks.

Did you know GX is returning next year? The GX3 kickstarter has a little over a week left to go, support them!

Finally, this is my 100th post on this tumblr. Thank you for following me.

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Blindsprings page eighty eight can be read HERE!
New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!


Blindsprings page eighty eight can be read HERE!

New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!

First Impressions 9/10

Best Comics This Week:

Ranma ½ 2-in-1 vol. 4
Julia’s House for Lost Creatures HC
The Bus HC

Legal Drug Omnibus – I didn’t have time to sit down and enjoy this one this week, but it’s a lovely printing that boasts full-color glossy pages between volumes. I enjoyed when Tokyopop first published it, and I’m sure Dark Horse did a fine job with a new translation.

Copperhead #1 – The main thing that this comic has going for it is the fact that is has a female protagonist. Unfortunately, it seems that it’s banking on that fact to carry the not-so-original story. The alien character designs are interesting enough, but not intriguing. There are a lot of two-dimensional characters and plot devices tossed around. Ultimately, the lack of depth made it impossible for me to care what happened to any of the characters. I may have a look at the second issue to see if it was just a bumpy start, but I was honestly bored.

Imperial #2 – Average doof meets superhero. They doof around a bit more in this issue. Bonus sexy scenes with questionable lady anatomy in the end. I’m not sure if this comic is going anywhere anytime soon; interested parties may want to wait for the trade. Interest may be deterrred by the AWFUL 3-D effect used on the title on the cover.

Prophet Strikefile #1 – As expected; page after page of gorgeous art from an all-star lineup of fantastic artists. Don’t miss this one, Prophet fans!

Above the Dreamless Dead: WWI in Poetry and Comics HC – I found it hard to reconcile the text of the poetry with some of the art the various artists who did the illustrations in this volume chose to pair it with. This graphic novel is thick with absolutely amazing art, and the skill displayed here is undeniable. Even so, it often seemed to detract from or even come into conflict with the mental images the words themselves painted. There were only one or two poems that came across as perfectly paired, while my automatic reaction to the rest was to tune out the art entirely after a few panels in order to absorb the true meaning of the words without the clutter of discordant imagery. I hate to speak poorly of a volume that contains so much brilliance, but it just didn’t work for me. A lovely thought and an amazing effort, but ultimately not the moving experience I believe the editor was hoping for.

Annihilator #1 – There were a lot of things present in this comic that really turned me off. The over-exagerrated facial expressions and extreme variations in coloring style from page to page, the bizarre, self-indulgent-yet-self-hating protagonist for whom I felt no sympathy whatsoever, and the plot in general – that some jerk’s jerky character (and this is not a judgement; both the main character and his character are not nice people) shows up in the flesh to wreak havoc on the real world – none of these were appealing. Done after one issue.

 The Bunker #6 - This series is doing a good job of keeping things fresh - and dragging them out- by jumping around in its own timeline. There’s plenty of space for that worked right into the entire premise, so well done, Joshua Hale Fialkov. I have a lot of respect for a book that takes pacing into consideration, but still delivers precious snippets of information to the reader in every issue.

Wasted Lands HC Omnibus – This is definitely a universe where men are men and women are wearing all sorts of bizarre things. It’s hard to peg this book as any one particular genre, unless “alternate-world post-apocalyptic western sci-fi fantasy” is a genre now. Whoever turns this thing into a movie – if they do it right – would be tapping into so many fanbases, it couldn’t help but succeed. I only had time for a flip-through, but that was enough to convince me to bring it home.

Hexed #2 – I did get a chance to read the first issue of this, and it made me very hopeful for future issues. This issue, in contrast, felt like a bit of a letdown. Every panel is just so damned crowded with information, I felt visually accosted. I’m all for excitement and action, but something about the extremely thin lines and the dimming effects in this book drove me bonkers. The story didn’t really have that mile-a-minute feeling in the first issue, either.

(In a Sense) Lost and Found GN – The nonsensical journey a young woman goes on to recover her missing innocence (which is a physical thing that she is able to wear and others are able to notice is not present) is littered with gems of truth. This is the kind of book that calls for multiple readings in order to absorb it fully, each of which will undoubtedly be a joyful exploration of both the hidden meanings and the wanton silliness that fill the pages. Lovely art, though a bit dark for my taste. Read in a well-lit room.

Julia’s House for Lost Creatures HC – This sweet book from the creator of Zita the Space Girl left me wanting more stories of Julia and her travelling house! Hatke excels at creating all kinds of fantastical creatures to populate his worlds. Though the text of the book is very plain (and sure to be enjoyed by young readers), the story is lovely and enjoyable by readers of all ages. Julia is a busy protagonist who reacts quickly and decisively to all sorts of trying circumstances. I loved it.

My Little Pony: Friends Forever #9 - This issue pokes fun at conventions - as in, comic book conventions - and features another extremely unlikely pairing: Granny Smith and the Flim Flam Brothers! Though they weren’t designed as sympathetic characters, you may find yourself actually caring about Flim and Flam after reading this ish. I stand by my assessment that the comic has now surpassed the cartoon as far as keeping the original spirit of the show alive. One of the best FF issues to date!

The Bus HC – I’m not a big fan of surreal comics, but these strips are just so damned clever, I can’t not love them. Some strips utilize surrealism expertly to provide a subtle political commentary, while others are about blending the expected with the unexpected, and still others are simply hilarious. An unexpected purchase for me this week!

Philemon Adventures vol. 1 : Cast Away on the Letter A HC – This beautifully absurd adventure takes me back to the day of my childhood, reading books like Tintin, The Phantom Tollbooth, and Calvin & Hobbes. The illustrations here are at once foreign and familiar; anyone who grew up with Goscinny, Uderzo, and Herge will feel right at home, yet this book also has its own unique style. Philemon navigates the surreal landscape of the Letter A with grace and curiousity; his level-headedness an anchor for the reader amidst the wild and wooly landscape. If any more of these books are released, I will be sure to buy them.

Ranma 1/2 2-in-1 vol. 4 – What’s not to love about Ranma? Every one of these omnibi completely withstands the test of time. Even though I’ve read it before, this is one of the first comics I grab the week it comes out. Easily the best manga Rumiko Takahashi ever wrote.

Teen Dog #1 - Man. On the one hand, the art in this book is super fun. I want to like it more, because it’s obvious the creator had a lot of fun making it, and the silliness factor is very high. On the other hand, it puts out a heavy alt comics/Adventure Time vibe, and there’s not a whole lot of depth. Heavily steeped in 80’s nostalgia, Teen Dog is plugging into what’s popular right now and regurgitating it without stronger plot points to lend it any relevance. If you’re looking for a book to turn off your brain and just giggle at, this is the one. If you’re experiencing Adventure Time art-style copycat overload, pass it by.

Thomas Alsop #4 - No flashbacks to the distant past in this issue, but the plot has finally coalesced into something tangible and powerful. Thomas Alsop blends ancient magics with modern technology in a way that has me hooked, despite one of those modern touches being a reality show (ugh!). Lots of info crammed into the scant 22 pages of every issue.

Wild’s End #1 – I’ve been pretty excited to check out this comic; I enjoy anthropomorphics with serious plots (see Blacksad and District 14). That said, this comic is trying EXTREMELY hard to depict a bucolic British community, so much so that it’s teetering on the edge of being a pile of stereotypes. The dialogue is on a level that I would have appreciated more in elementary school; straightforward and slightly exaggerated in a way that is appealing to younger readers. Memories of Call of the Wild and The Cunning Little Vixen swirled around my head as I was reading. All in all, there’s some great action in this first issue, and a large number of cast members are skillfully introduced. The character designs are simple, as is most of the background art, both of which serve the book well. I’m looking forward to the next one!

The Wrenchies GN – I guess Mad Max-esque post-apocalyptic societies are the thing now, and hoo boy, is this book a doozy! Plant zombies, wizards, flaming swords, talking pendants, rodents of unusual size, hardass kid gangs – and that’s just in the first 50 pages! I wasn’t so sure about this book from the cover, but it packs so much character and story into such a small space (not to mention amazing art), I changed my tune. Bought.

Doctor Who: Eleventh Doctor #2 - God damn, the writing in this single issue beats the hell out of the writing in the new show, and I’m not even a fan of Matt Smith. I would watch the crap out of a Doctor Who with THIS version of the Doctor and this companion. Snap up these issues, Doctor Who fans! May they ease the pain in your heart in the wake of the latest eps written by Moffat.

Jellaby: Monster in the City GN – I was unfortunately unable to find the time to sit down and enjoy this volume this week, but there was no question that it would be coming home with me. Jellaby has been one of my favorites since I first encountered it in the Flight anthologies, and it’s wonderful to see it back in print.

Shoplifter HC – This is a lovely first graphic novel from creator Michael Cho that explores the human condition through the lens of a young woman. The protagonist has found herself working a job for much longer than she had originally intended, and readers are allowed a view of her innermost thoughts as she questions the choices that have brought her to her current situation. The art, which utlilizes three tones, is only slightly inconsistent. A nice slice-of-life that may leave you thinking about some of your own choices.

Comics I”ll Be Checking Out This Week

Must-Buy Comics This Week:

Mermin vol. 3
TMNT: Turtles in Time #4
Manifest Destiny #10
Red Moon HC

Toe Tags #1 - So it’s another zombie book. It IS written by George Romero, though…

Billy the Kid’s Old-Timey Oddities Omnibus - I enjoyed the Orm of Loch Ness. I’ll check out this nice compilation.

Dark Horse Presents 2014 #2

Eye of Newt #4 - Need your 70’s-style fantasy art fix? Eye of Newt is here for you.

Red Moon HC - I’m THRILLED to see this fantastic euro series in print again!

Field #4 - 4 of 4…is it really the end?

Manifest Destiny #10 - Yes please

Oddly Normal #1 - I kickstarted the new edition of this comic, only to find it picked up by Image. It’ll be nice to see it on the shelf, but I never did find out how this was being handled for kickstarter backers.

Shutter #6 - Not sure why I’m still checking this out. Maybe not?

Trees #5 - WELP I totally missed an issue of this due to vacation times, so this should be interesting.

The Wicked + The Divine #4 - Missed an ish of this, too. Oh well.

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall GN

Bokurano vol. 11 - I haven’t kept up with reading these, but I know this is the final volume. Looking forward to reading the whole series at once!

Breath of Fire Complete Works SC - Another sweet Udon artbook! I honestly remember being bored when I played the Breath of Fire Games (please don’t flame me!), but the character designs and cute sprites kept me going.

Delinquents #2 - Missed the first one. Oh, vacation.

Genshiken Second Season vol. 5

George Perez’s Sirens #1 - I’m only checking this out because it’s supposedly about a bunch of kickass ladies. The cover art is a deterrent, as is the fact that the writer is of hero comics fame, but…ass-kicking ladies..?

Jim Henson’s Storyteller: Witches #1 - Yay!

The Life After #3 - Missed the last issue aaaaargh

Life of Zarf vol. 1 TP - Stories from middle-school troll. The school is populated by princes, knights, ogres, and minstrels.

Mermin vol. 3 HC - INSTABUY. Mermin is great!

Quantum & Woody TP vol. 3

Michael Moorcock’s Elric: Ruby Throne vol. 1 - I never did read the Elric saga, but I did enjoy Elric art when I was a kid. Looking forward to checking out some actual story.

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends #1 - This cartoon started out great. I loved all of the characters and the whole idea. I was really disappointed with the direction the show took Blu in; making him a selfish jerk. I hope this comic hearkens back to the early episodes.

The Devilers #3 - YET ANOTHER comic I missed an issue of.

TMNT: Turtles in Time #4 - Hooray!


Home alone


Home alone

Sep 9

so I start a mental health program and all of a sudden I can draw?!? for the first time since May?!? 
apologies for the scan quality


so I start a mental health program and all of a sudden I can draw?!? for the first time since May?!? 

apologies for the scan quality

Sep 9

First Impressions 9/3

Best comics this week:

Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #2
Southern Bastards #4
An Age of License GN
Steven Universe #2
Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World
Kill My Mother HC

Hinterkind #11 After a lovely discussion about this comic with a good friend over the weekend, I find myself appreciating it more than I did last month. Hinterkind is definitely through its awkward establishing phase and entering into the main body of the story. I still have a little trouble keeping all of the players straight from issue to issue, but the breadth of the narrative that is beginning to unfold is impressive, and I’m still intent on picking up the trades. There’s a nice twist in this issue that I won’t spoil for all of you fans out there!

Aw Yeah Comics TP vol. 1 – You’d better mentally prepare yourself for cuteness overload before you crack the cover of this baby. Art & Franco are in top form as they introduce a whole menagerie of crime-fighting (and villainous) animals in this all-ages friendly super-romp! There are quite a few guest artists and writers featured in this volume as well. Good times!

Jaybird HC - Holy CRAP this is a heavy book. Gorgeously illustrated, this allegorical tale illustrates the dangers of living in fear and overprotective parents. A whole lot darker than Rapunzel, the young jaybird’s mother lectures him daily about the awful things that lie in wait for him outside the safety of their house, convincing him that the best thing for both of them is to remain within its walls, being as quiet as they can be so as not to be found, for the rest of their days. Being a good son, the little jay does everything he can to heed his mother’s warnings…

New Lone Wolf & Cub TP vol. 2 – I am a huge fan of this series, but god damn this volume has more testosterone than a sex-starved football team having a fistfight whilst simultaneously competing in a steak-eating competition in the middle of Oktoberfest. That said, it’s really fascinating to see how  Koike-sama is handling the aging of Daigoro. He was always such a cute kid in the first series. Now that he’s a little older, he’s becoming a force to be reckoned with, though he’s still not big on dialogue. What a man’s man!

Usagi Yojimbo Senso #2 – I always find myself at a loss for words when comics are as mind-blowingly awesome as Usagi Yojimbo: Senso. This comic literally melts my brain; it’s THAT GOOD. Senso delivers an incredible picture of the characters Usagi readers have come to know and love in the future, while at the same time remaining completely accessible to new readers. It’s hard to imagine any sort of improvement that could be made to Stan Sakai’s already unbelievably masterful work, yet he just seems to get better and better

God Hates Astronauts #1 - This comic is trying SO HARD to be wacky as shit. I’m pretty sure 13-year-old me would be powerless to resist the barrage of penis jokes, talking horses, and ridiculous action text on every page. Adult me remembers The Tick and has already read Skullkickers, so I find this one part charming and two parts desperate. I’m pretty sure with the level of A.D.D. action on every page, I’m not the target audience, though. My kudos to any 13-year-olds who can get this into the house without their parents finding it.

Southern Bastards #4 - I am genuinely upset that the word “conclusion” is on of the pages near the end of this issue, followed by the word “epilogue.” I definitely need to sit down with all of the previous issues and read them all again, because I can’t get enough of this amazing comic, and I just can’t believe that it’s over already. To be fair, that “conclusion” word follows the name of an arc, so I hold a small hope in my heart that there is more to this story. If it is indeed over, it ended in a manner that broke my heart. Masterful from start to finish.

An Age of License GN - Lucy Knisley has a wonderful way of putting her own experiences on a page that is at once open and guarded. While she is delightfully willing to share both events and emotions with the reader, it is obvious that we are only getting a small glimpse into her grand adventures. To chronicle every moment would be exhuasting, though, and she paints an incredibly rich picture of her travels. One of the things I enjoy the most about her narrative style is how honest she is at every step; not once does this autobiographical tale give off a feeling of bragging or attempting to show off accomplishments in a way that social media seems to have coerced most Americans into doing on a daily basis.

The degree of introspection present in her work really motivates the reader to think about their own life. I found myself connecting with a lot of the concerns she voiced about status, success, and decision-making in the face of the pressures of society, family, and your own heart. A lovely little book that reinforced my love of Knisley’s writing.

Big Trouble in Little China #4 - Oof, the art took a serious hit in this issue. Big rush to get this one done? There are a lot of discrepancies in the “proper proportions” department. Thankfully, the writing is just as wacky as ever, and those art problems really don’t affect the story in the slightest. I mean, honestly, when one of the characters is some kind of yeti designed to look like a dude wearing a mask that was made in the 90’s, someone’s head being too large in a few panels just doesn’t seem like that big of a deal.

Comic Book People: Photographs from the 1970’s & 1980’s HC – This book is absolutely chock-a-block with AMAZING photographs of artists and writers. I pretty much lost it just looking at the cover (Jill Thompson looks SO FREAKING GREAT)! I was not disappointed in my search for this pick of Aragones’ masterful mustache; this book delivers the mustache action! If you’ve ever wondered what your favorite creators looked like 30-40 years ago and have been unable to find pictures on them interwebs, your prayers have been answered.

The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage #1 – I found this first issue to be a rather clunky, cluttered introduction to what is otherwise an interesting premise. The art is so dull and the dialogue so thick that I found myself tuning out the visuals almost entirely in order to plow through page after page of plodding conversations. It wasn’t an entirely negative experience, though; I like the idea of a woman who is an actual psychic medium and in possession of a doctorate in the supernatural. The fact that her main impetus for entering the spirit realm is a search for the missing spirit of her husband is touching, if not very inspired. I’ll be checking out the next issue to see if the story takes a leap in the right direction.

 El Deafo GN – This is the very sweet, honest story of a young girl who suffers from an infection at the age of four that leaves her partially deafened. The author’s willingness to share all of the details of her youth, be they flattering or no, is a brave step that helps readers connect with her story by showing her as a real, complete person. The artist’s choice to depict all of the characters as rabbits is both cute and attractive to younger readers. I’m really enjoying this trend of autobiographical stories aimed at younger readers, and El Deafo is an excellent addition to the genre.

Kamen vol.1 – I just couldn’t get into this book. This is another Gen manga disappointment in the art department; it looks like it was printed off of a Geocities page. Halfway through the book, there was practically no character development, and the main character had yet to speak a single word. I know he’s supposed to be an amnesiac with a mysterious origin, but the lack of plot was a little too mysterious for me. I decided against suffering through another hundred pages.

Kill My Mother HC – I am not a fan of noir. I pop this book open. On the first page, there is a dedication to many people, among them Will Eisner. My thought: anyone who appreciates Will Eisner is already doing something right. I flip through the first few pages. The art is spectacular. I read the first six pages. I buy the book. I take it home, and read another 30 pages. I put the book down, because I already know everything I need to know, which is that this book is phenomenal. The writing exists on a level I have never encountered in any other noir story. The art is captivating. If I wasn’t working under a deadline, there is no way in hell I would have put that book down until I reached the very last page. When I finish my work for the day, I am picking it right back up. My heart is beating faster just thinking about it. Buy this book. You will not be disappointed.

Lumberjanes #5 – I’m pretty sure that the Lumberjanes are gonna fight everything you wanna see a bunch of badass girls fight. Woodland creatures? Check. Ancient Evil? Check. Dinosaurs? CHECK CHECK CHECK! Thankfully, there’s also some plot dev here too, even if it is saved for the last couple of pages. You were buying the book mostly for the asskicking and redonk jokes anyway though, right?

Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World GN – Every biography within this volume is drawn in loving homage to the cartoonist it highlights in a close approximation of that artist’s signature style. I was expecting a lot of dry text with a few images in another damned coffee-table book format; thank goodness I was wrong! I was utterly blown away by quality of the art and obvious respect for the artists that suffuse every page. An unexpected purchase; I couldn’t leave it on the shelf. The biographies that tipped me over the edge: Osamu Tezuka and Dr. Seuss!

My Little Pony #23 - A nice, self-contained issue with a cute pet story. This comic is doing a much better job than the animation is these days of keeping the original spirit of the show alive.

Noragami: Stray God vol. 1 - Yato is a little god with big dreams and an even bigger mouth. His hopes for a giant temple and tons of worshippers are constantly thwarted by his own abrasive personality. Despite the fact that he doesn’t know when to shut up, he’s pretty effective at granting wishes – unless they involve fighting, since he can’t seem to get any weapons (which are made of human souls, a la Soul Eater) to stay partnered with him for long! Though it definitely reeks of several manga that have come before (Bleach, Kekkaiishi, Soul Eater), Noragami has it its own unique charm, which is really saying something in the sea of samey Shonen comics. I’m on board for volume 2!

Phoebe and Her Unicorn GN – The premise of this book is so fantastic – that a fourth grade girl inadvertently becomes best friends with a unicorn after hitting it in the face with a rock – that I was mildly disappointed to find that rather than a single, long, narrative, this comic is broken up into little episodes. The Calvin & Hobbes influence is palpable, as is that of Peter S. Beagle’s Last Unicorn (with a lovely introduction from Beagle at the beginning of the book!). It’s nice to read a slice-of-life buddy comic that’s all-ages friendly with female characters. There are plenty of laughs  Phoebe and her Unicorn is not quite on the level it’s aspiring to reach, but it IS aspiring, and I have great hopes for future volumes.

Squidder #3 - I am so damned torn about this book. On the one hand, I love powerful art. On the other hand, this is the worst kind of macho action movie garbage. Soooooo many naked ladies. The main character’s angst comes from having to kill his wife when she was infected with a plague; his erstwhile companion needs him to bone her so she can give birth to a sword (yeah, you read that right), and there’s an evil squid nudie out to kill him….yeah. It’s like some sort of Cthulhuvanian Conan/Batman mashup. I expect male Ctthulhu nerds who read this to do the nerd equivalent of smashing beer cans on their heads and peeing on something afterwards.

Steven Universe #2 - I am so totally in love with this comic. It’s every bit as sweet, funny, cute, and cool as the cartoon. Even though there are a couple of stories in this issue, the pacing is so perfect, neither of them feels too short. Both the art and the writing are absolutely aces. I wish I could hug this comic!

Time Killers GN – I was shocked to read that the artist made the first few stories in this book when she was 19 years old. There’s a little comic in the back in which she addresses the readers, apologizing for all of the beautiful work in this book. Though these stories are all over the map in terms of subject matter, they all have a similar feeling; the one that drew me to her current comic, Blue Exorcist, in the first place. Kato is a master of Shonen, whether she chooses to tell a story in the space of 5 pages or 500 pages.

 At first I was puzzled as to why Viz decided to print this book entirely on glossy paper; it’s so damned heavy! Once I started reading, I understood their decision immediately; there are a couple of stories in FULL COLOR. A must-buy for Blue Exorcist fans!

Void HC – One wouldn’t think that there would be much space for a twist or two in a comic that’s only 46 pages (the length of two generous single issues) long – but Herik Hanna managed to fit a few in there. Violence space drama/survival horror is not a genre I enjoy, but psychological thrillers are, and at its core, this book is more about what is going inside the characters’ heads than outside. There’s a lot going on in this skinny hardcover, and I was pleasantly surprised. Recommended.

What Did You Eat Yesterday vol. 4 – I still have a bit of catching up to do with the previous volume of this, but a flip-through revealed just as much mouth-watering cooking and cute domesticity as the previous volumes. My warning stands: DO NOT read these books when hungry!

Sep 9

Comics I’ll be checking out this week

Must-buy Comics this Week:

Legal Drug Omnibus
Ranma 1/2 2-in-1 vol. 4
Wild’s End #1

Legal Drug Omnibus - Hooray for rescued CLAMP titles! Thanks, Dark Horse! Just in time for people to decide if they want to order the sequel, Drug & Drop.

Copperhead #1 - Starring a lady space sherriff with secrets, ooOOOO!

Imperial #2 - Nothing very special happened in issue #1, but every comic deserves a second chance.

Prophet Strikefile #1 - This almanac of characters that inhabit the Prophet universe is sure to be full of awesome art.

07 Ghost vol. 12

Above the Dreamless Dead: WWI in Poetry and Comics HC - A collection of trench poetry, interpreted as comics by various artists. I expect I’ll be crying at some point.

Annihilator #1 - A screenwriter must join forces with his own fictional character to save the universe…?

Battle Angel Alita: Last Order vol. 19

The Bunker #6

Captain Action Cat #4

Wasted Lands HC Omnibus - I can’t quite gather what’s going on in this book, other than everything looks a little Mad Max and men are men, dammit!

Hexed #2 - I like hardass female protagonists and stories with supernatural elements. This comic has both.

(In a Sense) Lost and Found GN - A young woman wakes up to find that her innocence is missing. The art looks to be rather surreal, much like the premise.

Julia’s House for Lost Creatures HC - Julia decides to turn her home into a sanctuary for fantastical creatures. Kid-friendly!

My Little Pony: Friends Forever #9

The Bus - A collection of surreal comics originally collected in Heavy Metal magazine.

Philemon Adventures vol. 1 : Cast Away on the Letter A HC - A toon book starring a young man who finds himself marooned in the Atlantic ocean; specifically, on the letter “A” in “”Atlantic.”

Ranma 1/2 2-in-1 vol. 4

Teen Dog #1 - Riding in on the 80’s nostalgia wave is Teen Dog, the raddest teenager ever…?

Thomas Alsop #4

Wild’s End #1 - Set in the 1930’s, this group of anthropomorphic characters living in rural England must find a way to survive an alien invasion.

The Wrenchies GN - Another mysterious book for which the description does not offer much help. Looks like the main characters are some very angry, violent kids.

Big week for surreal comics! Blarf.

Sep 9



The last page of Emmy’s guest comic! Not a very auspicious way to start your adventure, Battle Dog.

u forgot ur armor Battle Dog omg -__-

Thus ends my guest comic! Thanks for having me, battle-dog!!! <3 <3 <3

Sep 3


A short comic based on a conversation with friends Kris Anka and Jake Wyatt (very amazing artists), about the powers behind Kris’ beard and what would happen should he remove it.
Spoilers: the world ends.
Spoilers: maybe.
I don’t really do sequential comics (my forte is cover art), but this was really fun to do, so I think I’ll make more comics!

Steph’s power is out of control.
For those of you who don’t know, I’m the blushy face in the last panel, shouting ‘Kris-Kun!’
Also DO NOT PANIC, Kris still has his mustache and beard. The world is safe. For now.



A short comic based on a conversation with friends Kris Anka and Jake Wyatt (very amazing artists), about the powers behind Kris’ beard and what would happen should he remove it.

Spoilers: the world ends.

Spoilers: maybe.

I don’t really do sequential comics (my forte is cover art), but this was really fun to do, so I think I’ll make more comics!

Steph’s power is out of control.

For those of you who don’t know, I’m the blushy face in the last panel, shouting ‘Kris-Kun!’

Also DO NOT PANIC, Kris still has his mustache and beard. The world is safe. For now.