1. maplekeycomics:

    Maple Key 4 is coming very, very soon, darlings! Feast your eyes on the beautiful cover art by Sasha Steinberg.

    MK4 marks the debut of several brand spanking new three-part stories from Ian Richardson, Carl Antonowicz, Luke Healy, and Stephanie Zuppo, as well as the continuations of Ignatz-award winner Sophie Goldstein’s the Oven, Luke Howard’s Talk Dirty to Me, Joyana McDiarmid’s Hale, and Sasha Steinberg’s The Disappearance of Pepper Stein, and Rachel Lindsay’s Rachel Lives Here Now.

    PRE-ORDER ISSUE 4 TODAY!

    Or, even better, save yourself $9 and get a subscription for issues 4-6.

    My comic is in here. Check out that cool cover.

     

  2. I have had a busy summer, comics wise. I’m excited to get back to a slower working pace, honestly. But still, I’ve got a lot of new stuff, and I thought I’d write up a post on how you can read it. 

    #1 Starlight (Teen Unofficial Fan Magazine #23)

    A facsimile fanzine about a teen pop star, her strange life, and her stranger fans. 

    This comic is available as a part of Dog City issue #3, an anthology that I co-edit. This is printed as a mini-comic, inside the issue, with an awesome screen-printed cover. I made the cover above, and sent it to my co-editor, expecting him to tell me it was an impossible print, but somehow he pulled it off and it looks really cool. 

    You can buy a copy of Dog City #3 right here. It only ships to the USA, so I’m sorry if you don’t live there (like me).

    #2 Mountain, Take Me

    Mountain, Take Me, tells the story of a group of teenagers, who decide to follow around their elderly neighbour, on the day she believes that the world will end. 

    I’m really proud of the art on this one. I don’t usually think of my drawings as a selling point for my work, but here I really put in a lot of extra time to give the pages a distinct look. I’m especially happy with a sequence late in the story that happens as the sun sets.

    This comic is being published as a part of Irene #5, which you can pre-order here. I’m excited to have my work published alongside so many talented artists!

    #3 The Exquisite Corpse (Part 1 of 3)

    I’m doubly excited for this comic. The Exquisite Corpse tells the story of a personal trainer in the future, who switches bodies with his clients in order to exercise in their place. And, this may surprise you, not everything goes according to plan.

    The reason that this comic is so exciting for me, is that it’s the first of a three part story, that will be serialised in Maple Key Comics issues #4-6. 

    Issue #4 is their October-November issue, so expect it to become available some time around then. For now, you can either buy physical copies of the first 3 issues, or you can also get PDFs for super cheap. I recommend you check out the PDFs at the very least, because there is some really stellar work in there. This is gonna be a series that people talk about, so I recommend you get in on the ground floor. 

    Also also, Maple Key specialises in serialised stories, and some of those are 6 parters, so you can catch up with the first 3 parts before issue #4 is released. (I’m totally obsessed with Luke Howard’s story Talk Dirty to Me in there.)

    All of these comics will eventually be available as individual minicomics, probably at TCAF in May, which is a while away, so if you’re interested, I still encourage you to buy the anthologies.

    Phew. Ok. That’s my summer. Oh wait, I’m also working on a secret project. Haha. BYE.

     

  3. irenecomics:

    Irene 5 is almost here. Irene 5 is almost yours. You can pre-order it here.

    Irene 5 is a human/beast hybrid of a book. The comics and art anthology contains 160 pages featuring 15 artists from the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Lebanon, and Australia.

    Contributors to this issue include: Pat Barrett, Jon Chad, Mark Connery, d.w., Fdz, Luke Healy, Dakota McFadzean, Dave Ortega, D. Rinylo, Emanuel (Manny) Schongut, Bailey Sharp, R. Sikoryak, James The Stanton, Andy Warner, and Lindsay Watson. 

    This book contains horns and teeth, mountains and space, dirt and so much more. It will debut at APE on October 4, 2014. 

    Irene is edited by Andy Warner, dw, and Dakota McFadzean. It’s a rainbow of color, a dream of beauty, a wild bust of lafter ‘an regular hot stuff.

    I have a 20 page story in this book!

     

  4. Hi guys! 

    The anthology that I co-edit, Dog City, just announced it’s third issue. You can pre-order it now. Along with some stellar creators, I have a minicomic in there myself. It’s 16 pages, and I’m really proud of it. It explores a new way of storytelling for me that I think people will really enjoy.

    You’re getting like 10 minicomics for $20, not even counting the posters, prints and the sweet box it all comes in. It’s a fucking great deal. Get ‘yer paws on it!

    dogcitypress:

    -Available to pre-order now-

    You knew it was coming, but now we’re finally able to announce officially that Dog City issue #3 is on the horizon!

    Even more exciting is that issue #3 will be available in just about 3 weeks! We’re launching this issue at a live event on September 5th, and we’ll be releasing more details about that soon. We are very excited about this, and we hope you are too.

    And you should be excited, because Dog City 3 will feature new comics by:

    Sophie Goldstein,

    Caitlin Rose Boyle,

    Luke Healy,

    Simon Reinhardt,

    Juan Fernandez,

    Amelia Onorato,

    Allison Banister and Tom O’Brien with a collaborative mini,

    Iris Yan,

    D. Rinylo,

    (and MORE!)

    Issue #3 will also feature prints and posters by Laurel Lynne Leake and Steven Krall.

    Perhaps most excitingly, issue #3 will be reprinting a selection of strips from the now-forgotten newspaper series Who’s Zoo, which has been restored and compiled by Reilly Hadden!

    All of this will, of course, come packaged in a screen-printed cardboard box!

    The best news of all is that you can pre-order your copy of Dog City issue #3 right now. We highly recommend pre-ordering a copy as our issues are all hand-made and produced in VERY LIMITED quantities. Once this thing sells out, we will not be making any more.

    Be sure to follow us here, or check back over the coming weeks, for posts spotlighting issue #3’s creators, and previews of the comics you’ll find inside of issue #3!

    Woof woof!

    -The Dog City Team

     

  5. Hey guys, 

    I’m gonna be at the Dublin Zine Fair tomorrow and Sunday. I’m bringing printed copies of the following books:

    Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales

    Bob

    LCD

    and a few sneaky bootlegs of the Dog City 3 comic “Starlight…” which doesn’t come out in the USA for a few more weeks, but since Dog City can’t ship international, my co-editors and I decided I could break the seal for this weekend!

    I had to make quick new covers for all the books, since I don’t have access to screen printing supplies right now. It was fun to move away from the screen printing mentality a bit, and design stuff with gradients and teeny tiny text.

    Anyway, come by and say hey if you live in Dublin, and if any other Irish cartoonists who are exhibiting at the fair happen to be reading this, come past my table, and I’ll be happy to trade a comic with you. I’m bringing a few bonus prints of Starlight just for that purpose!