Pointers #1

Everyone could use a little more “go and see” in their comics lives. We spend a lot of time wrapped up in what we’re interested in, so sometimes we miss new projects or comics. I thought I’d take a few seconds to point out some things you should have a gander at – new projects, ongoing comics, completed series, etc. 

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Drew Green (Tumblr: drew-green) promised a new comic earlier this summer, and now Lotus for Help is up and running. I really like the first few pages, it’s a mashup comic that draws on a bunch of really popular yet dissonant sci-fi/fantasy tropes. For example, the three biggest characters thusfar (and Lotus for Help hasn’t been running that long) are a magical girl, a lady in a metroid/megaman style suit, and a wizard with the classic robe and wand. Definitely worth the read.

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I’m really loving This TIme by Ian Chachere (tumblr: ianchachere) on Study Group (tumblr: study-group) . The limited palette really works for the comic, and Chachere has a unique eye for movement. I loved the woodcutting scene I pulled for the write up, such an inventive way to show the passage of time and effort. The comic updates on Sundays.

Now’s a good time to check out some of the nominees for the 2014 Ignatz Awards at spx! A great example is the group of artists nominated for Promising New Talent – many of them have giant swaths of work that is online.

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Cathy G Johnson (tumblr: cathyboy) has a great collection of work available to read online, including her dark, challenging, and beautiful graphic novel Jeremiah, a comic I’m still reeling from, still thinking about.

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Work by Daryl Seitchik (tumblr: darylseitchik)  is also available online. Missy is a combination of genuinely funny moments, bad-assery, and Missy #2, published by snakeoily, really blew me away.

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Luke Howard (tumblr: andsoluke) has a really great comic, Trevor, available to read for free on his website. This was published by Dog City Press (tumblr: dogcitypress) in their Dog City anthology. 

Have a great holiday weekend, US readers! I’ll be back on Wednesday, so enjoy the Labor Day holiday!

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