Friday, October 28, 2005


It seems that DSL service is unavailable in the area I live in. So in order to post images on this blog, I scan them in at home on my computer, then transfer them to a jump drive. I bring the jump drive to work and up load the images from the jump drive, using my DSL line at work. What a pain!
I work in the city of ST. Louis, so it's not like I live in the middle of no place. In fact we now have indoor plumbing, and most of the people where I live are starting to wear shoes,so why not DSL?

I just received the new WATUSI THE TALKING DOG from Dale Martin. This little Halloween comic would be a great trick or treat give away. I will get an image of the cover up and do a little review soon.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Temporary # 4 " A Dirt Nap"

I would be interested to see Rick Smith's pencil work, before he inks it. Because his panels look like they are inked without any pre-penciled lines. His brush flows fluidly resulting in panels that are both loose and expressive. I find his cartooning fascinating.
With regard to this issue of Temporary, story by Damon Hurd, it is another temporary assignment for Envy the girl who works for a temp agency. This time she is asked by her rather distracted boss to make some pick-ups, and delivery's for a small firm. When she arrives at her employers location she realizes that it is a funeral home. I must admit that this issues story loses me half way through. However if you have been following this series, a little closer than I have, you may find some clues here that I missed.
You can get a copy for $2.95 from :

Monday, October 17, 2005


Here is a page detail from SAP
Cover and info below

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

SAP # 7

I guess there are some cartoonists that come up with a complete story line, covering all the issues they produce, before they begin the very first issue of their series. That must be the case with Jeff Wilson's SAP. I have the very first issue, it is several years old now, but that issue had unexplained things in it such as a brief glimpse of a large worm, and kid wearing a gas mask. They had no connection to the story at the time, or at least did not seem to. The title itself, SAP, had no connection to the first issue.
However as the story unfolded over the now seven issues, all those little hints of things to come finally make sense. Should I tell you what it all means.... I don't think so!. Let me just say the story line involves teenagers, space aliens, giant worms, and of course the end of the world.

If you are a small press fan, you must have heard of USS Catastrophe the distro and group of St. Louis cartoonists Made up of Kevin Huizenga, Ted May, Dan Zettwoch, and yes Jeff Wilson. Jeff May not be quite as well known as some of the others ,but he is, in my opinion the best cartoonist of the bunch. His backgrounds are amazing, his pages are alive with action, and his story telling is fun and original.

SAP # 7 is $2.00 it is magazine size 23 pages, and available from Jeff Wilson PO Box 13233 St. Louis, MO 63157

Friday, October 07, 2005


By the way you can read a review of a couple of my comics over at Size Matters, Shawn Hoke's blog. There is a link on the right of this screen.

Kel Crum's latest issue of Cornelia Cartoonz is something a little different. This time out Kel has collected a bunch of his one page strips and put them all in this issue called " One Page Rage". Not all of the strips have a knock out punch line in the last panel, but the dialog leading up to the final panel is a riot!
Kel continues to be one of the true funny men of small press comics. He is an observer of our goofy society and he finds a way to put Cornelia in the middle of it with hilarious results. The book is half legal size, 12 pages, with a cover price of $ 1.00. Please include a stamp when you order through the mail. Send for it at; Kel Crum 32 W. Goodman Dr Apt. 23 Fairborn OH 45324