Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Digest size 12 pages each $1.00 each From: Tim Corrigan PO Box 25 Houghton NY 14744
I think most peolple in the small press community have at least heard the name; Tim Corrigan.Maybe not all are familiar with his outstanding comic work. This new series, according to Tim, will be the vehicle for all of his comic characters both old and new.
The first two issues feature my favorite Corrigan characters, Fred, Marvin , and Mike, from The MIGHTYGUY comics that Tim has published for a number of years. These of course are new stories written and drawn by Tim for this new series. In issue one Mike and Marvin decide to watch a movie on TV together, when there is a suspicious knock at the door!!! In story number two romance seems to have found Fred, the owner of C&T Graphics Comic Book CO.
Issue two finds the boys from C&T Comics setting up a signing booth at the local comic shop. Things get complicated when a spoiled brat of a kid becomes their first customer. The second story is called Mr. Doodle. And features the main character relating an incident that happened at a laundromat. This turns out to be a very interesting way to tell a story using sequential art, but just drawings of the stories narrator. These comics are Highly recommended!
Monday, October 23, 2006
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Here is what most of us in the small press comics field have been looking for. A small press print review zine! Tim Goebel and Sam Gafford have started publishing Small Press Extra. Featuring reviews , interviews, columns, news, and ads from the small press community. If you have been involved in small press over the last few years, you know this is something we have needed for some time. The August issue was sent out free, and the next issue will be available in October.
The zine will be published bi-monthly The subscription rate is $20.00 for four issues. This is something everyone should get behind, go ahead and spend the twenty bucks. If you don't you only have yourself to blame. I can tell you from experience it is not easy to produce and pay for this type of a zine. The first issue is digest size, color covers, and 46 pages. Submitt your comics and send your subscription to:
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Then St. Louis was hit by a major storm. It knocked out power all over St. Louis and the surrounding area. My power came back on in about 6 hours, so we were fortunate there. Some still do not have power as I write this. However now I have lost my cable internet connection. They tell me, even though it worked after the storm, the current outage is still storm related.
So I can write this from work, but I can't of course do any videos, or even scan any comic covers in for an old fashioned written review. What next? A terrorist attack? Space invasion? Zombies?
Thursday, July 06, 2006
In the mean time buy some small press comics and read em !!
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Until I can figure out what has happened, I may post some written reviews here. I know it will be difficult to have to read a review, rather than just watch it, but just relax, we will all get through this!
Monday, June 05, 2006
Click on the link above to see Episode 8 of the video Blog featuring ZED by Duane Abel
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Ckick the link above to see some clips of the SPACE pre-show party, and a review of MR BIg # 6
Story and art by Matt Dembicki
Monday, May 08, 2006
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Click on the link above to take a look at writer Jason Degroot's "KREETOR " no. 1
Published by REPERCUSSION COMICS!
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Hey, I finally have been able to post another episode of the Homemade Komics Video Blog.Just click the link above to watch it. It works with Windows Media Player.
Although I must admit this is more of another test than anything else.
I am happy to tell you that I think I am ready to really get started with the next Episode.
Next time I will be taking a look at some comics by long time small presser, Larry Blake.
Check back soon
Monday, March 20, 2006
I can pull something out of my collection, but I would rather show something more current. SO.....
If you are a small press cartoonist, and you think it would be fun to have your comic featured on the video blog send it to Larned Justin PO Box 471 House Springs, MO 63051.
If you do not want to send an actual publication, just send a copy of the cover, and maybe an inside page, and do your own write up. I will still be able to show it on the vlog and read your write up.
I have just switched to cable DSL, so I am hoping the quality of the video uploads will be much improved. The hosting service for the first two episodes was a free trial. Now I have had to switch to a paying account, and with that switch it seems as though the first two episodes will not play anymore. So I will consider those just tests, and we will move on from this point.
I think there is quite a bit that can be done with this type of small press comic review, so check back often and see what is happening on the Homemade Komics Video Blog!
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Clock on the link above to view The Homemade Komics Video Blog Episode 2. A review of Mineshaft Magazine.
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
The link above is a test of the new HOMEMADE KOMICS VIDEO BLOG. I am still working the bugs out , and learning how to work with the software, as well as trying to figure out the best way to publish it. The vlog is designed to work with windows media player, however when I use it at home, since I have AOL, the AOL player pops up. And it's not very good.
If you take a look at the Vlog, please leave a comment as to how it played on your computer. If you are a cartoonist and would like your comic featured on a future video, just send a copy of the comic to Larned Justin PO box 471 House Springs Mo 63051. If you would rather not send a complete comic just send a scan of the cover and write your own description (about a paragraph) of the story.
Friday, February 17, 2006
This is a minimalist comic from Jerry featuring some "everyman" conversations. If you are married with kids that are around the teenage years, then you have had these exact conversations. If you draw small press comics, it will surely remind you of past conversations.
The art is minimal to say the least, but had this been done by some of the better known experimental cartoonists like the Fort Thunder guys, it would be hailed as a masterpiece.
My criteria for minimalist comics is knowing whether or not the artist can draw a standard type comic or not. Of course Jerry can, and has proved it over many years. The comic is certainly worth a stamp, and if you collect small press comics, you should by all means have it in your collection.
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Graphic novel/ Standard comic book size/ 96 pages/ color covers/ $9.95/ From Stan Yan
Squid Works Comics PO Box 480463 Denver, CO 80248-0463
The continuing story of Eugene Wang, a guy who seems to always look at the dark side of things, and nine times out of ten he is right. Stan Yan's pro level cartooning is the first thing you will notice about this second volume in "The Wang" saga. Stan out does himself this time, with his cartooning and overall design of the book.
The story of course has some twists and turns but Eugene basically is looking for the Father he has never known. I won't give any more than that away here. This one is well worth the cover price, and you will find yourself going back through it after you read it, just to enjoy some of the wild panels Stan creates.
Saturday, January 28, 2006
Size 8 1/2 x 11/ aprox 22 pages/ free from: Eraser Dust Comics 15096 Buena Vista Ave. White Rock, B.C. Canada , v4B1X9
Holy cow! I'm not sue how to describe this one! It's humor.....and the humor is something like Mike Goetz, but with a lot more characters. The artist is RC Johnston, who also has a band called "Quanset". He includes comics drawn on sticky backed paper, so you can make your own stickers. One of the stickers is a key hole you can hold it up to your eye, and spy on anyone, anywhere, anytime.
I am not sure what to make of the rest of the comic, other than it's different. Heck , get one their free, what could it hurt?
Friday, January 20, 2006
Well here is the finished, inked page for Tim Corrigan's "MightyGuy" Comic. Twenty three more pages to go!. Of course I do not plan to show every page on this blog. You will just have to buy the comic to see how it turns out.
Hey do you want to see a very funny web page? Kel Crum's web page is up at:
www.dangerousbird.com check it out, you will get a kick out of it!
Sunday, January 08, 2006
Since this blog is supposed to be about making homemade komics, I thought I would show the various steps in this project as they occur. I am doing the penciling and inking for a new issue of Tim Corrigan's "MightyGuy" comic. This issue is based on a plot line by me, called "Night of The...eh... NIGHTOWL"
Tim wrote the script, lettered all the word balloons, and very lightly did the character layout and placement. All I have to do is the finished pencils, and the final inking. To make it even easier, he has included a typed narrative for each panel. The page shown here on the right is my pencil of panel one. The added challenge is to make the characters look like Tim's characters including the proper expressions. I am not sure how well the pencils will show up here but you can click on the image to enlarge it.
The page on the top ( sorry, the page with all the panels penciled should have been on the bottom) has panels two and three penciled. The next step is inking . Since I am working on three seperate projects at the same time, it may be a while before I get the inked page up on the the blog .
Sunday, January 01, 2006
( Who are the Wasper Men?)/ digest size / 12 pages/ free to new readers/ from Jerry Smith 3344 Horner Dr. Morristown, TN 37814/ http://miracleforce.blogspot.com.
Let me quote a letter from Larry Blake to Jerry Smith, from the inside cover of this issue. It says more about Jerry's work in a few sentences, than I could in a couple of paragraphs.
" You have a host of strong concepts and characters that lesser comic's writers would kill for! All your titles I've seen are strong enough to carry their own series! You could draw like Da Vinci, but it'd be pointless if you had nothing to write that anyone would care about! Not everyone has the goods, Jerry, but you do! It's no wonder that you and Troy Hickman were such a good team....Your writing is as fresh as his... And way more imaginative in some ways. What I wouldn't give to be in on a brainstorming session with both of you at once! You have an amazing book here. I hope it goes on and on forever!"
I'll second that motion!