Saturday, August 21, 2004

Palm's Red Posted by Hello


Digest size/ 16 pages/ $ 2.00/ Hand made covers/ From Larned Justin PO box 471 House Springs Mo 63051

Well I guess it's okay to toot my own horn. Palm's Red is my latest comic, and for this one shot comic I invited a number of friends to submit work with a single theme. Each strip, story, or art work, was to use a play on words as the basis for the submission. The little book includes work by Joseph Shea, a long time small press writer, Jeff Plotkin( Happy Freak Show), Dale Martin ( Watusi The Talking Dog),Matt Dembicki ( Attic Wit) Billy McKay( Shot By a Ray Gun)
And Matt Feazell( Hey Cynical Man) Oh and me of course!

You will just have to buy one to see how each of the artists tackled the "play on words"

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Chaos # 15 Posted by Hello

CHAOS # 15

Digest size/ 20 pages / Free / From: Usurp Toe Comix

This is a wild one. Very reminiscent of the underground comix of the sixties and seventies. The first story is just nuts! Abe Lincoln is drafted by the Washington Bullets of the NBA. There is no describing this, you just have to read it. This comic has plenty of four letter words and potty humor. But there is something about this guys drawing style, who ever he is, that I like. The price is certainly right. I am not sure the web address above is working, And there is no snail mail address in the book. However I do know that it is from Las Vegas.
By the way if anybody does find out who this comic is by, and his address let me know.

Saturday, August 07, 2004

Happy Freak Show # 5 Posted by Hello


Half legal size/ 20 Pages/ $2.00/ From: Jeff Plotkin 1700 Gough St. #305 , San Franscisco, CA 94109

If you have missed the first four issues of Happy Freak Show, then you have missed one of the best small press comics currently being published. Number five continues Jeff's string of top notch comics.
In this issue he brings us Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" illustrated as if it happened to the dude in the apartment next door to you. He also recreates an Aesop Fable titled. "The Old Man, The Little Boy and The Donkey". With a slightly different treatment of the moral of the story. Another strip gives the reader a little insight on what may have taken place at " The Last Supper".
There are three more excellent strips drawn in Jeff's fine line cartooning style. While some artists rely on varied line weight to make their comics come alive, Jeff is able to achieve the same effect with his cross hatching and fine line work. This comic is highly recommended, and if you are a collector of small press comics, all of Jeff's comics should be in your collection!