Really nice photos of Youth in Decline (and our growing table of goodies!) from Small Press Expo 2014.
This pic and lots of other great portraits were just posted by Gabriele Di Fazio on his Just Indie Comics blog here. It was nice to meet Gabriele and his girlfriend, who were visiting the states from Italy :)
I did this little report about SPX for Broken Frontier
"Dedicated to villages and extremely cohesive in the organization of contributions, š! #16 is distinguished by a more descriptive and melancholic tone than usual, striking with strong graphic works by Chris Reijnen, Placid, Evangelos Androutsopoulos, Anna Vaivare and Anthony Meloro"
Bill Wehmann is the author of mini-comics as Death of Spot and Would You Still Love Me in Black and White and has recently begun a collaboration with the writer and poet Ed Steck for the series Abyssal Yawn, published by Wehmann’s Pacific Reverb Society in an elegant full color comic book with heavy card stock covers. The first issue introduces to a story that recalls the Sixties and Seventies Marvel cosmic sagas as Stan Lee’s and John Buscema’s Silver Surfer and Jim Starlin’s Warlock, updating the contents and adding irony and sociopolitical metaphors. The main character is a nameless hero made of the same substance of the outer space, a sort of Silver Surfer 2.0, with rasta braids and without underwear. After being freed from the “imprisoned pocket of eternity” by a mysterious entity, he begins his trip through eternal time, “suffering the peril of the everyday wanderings of a celestial nomadic universal being”….
Read the full review here!
The new issue of Irene is a jam session among its editors with the participation of several special guests. Initially related to the Center for Cartoon Studies, the anthology is freeing itself from its origins and also in this fourth issue finds strenght in the heterogeneity of contributions, as well as in a high quality standard. Starting from the collaborations between dw, Dakota McFadzean and Andy Warner, it seems that Ten Minutes Break - published in the third issue (here the review) and created by the first two - built a modus operandi. Veronica and the Good Guys in “Ain’t Pussy Footin!" shows Warner drawing the characters portrayed in the previous issue by the same dw, now author of the story, creating an inner continuity…. (here the full review)
"When you wanted to leave me, you riddled me with questions of which I could provide no answer: does water have taste? Green or blue? Knife or fork? I was at a loss. I wanted to say both, but knew I was wrong. Now my eyes are slits and I am riding down a long bridge over black water. You are my destination and you are either very far or very close. Tell me, which is it? Have I chosen the right bridge or will I wake up without you, thrashing through wild waters & wreckage?"