Two new things:
1) It's on the Matchbook program, which means if you buy the print version(and you really should, it's beautiful) you can get the Kindle
for $2.99. 2) If you're a retailer, this is now offered wholesale
through Createspace Direct, which means if you like it can be in YOUR
STORE. Bother your local book or comic store owner to order it today!
And what's in it? Well, it's not just the vehicle for my work anymore. I didn't mean for issue 8 to have exactly 8 creators, but that's what happened. (I didn't notice till I was assembling it)
First, a gorgeous cover by Molly Kiely. It's a portrait of Stefania Casini, who was the basis
for the design of my Lulu, as you've heard far too many times. This issue is dedicated to this great lady of
100 pages thick in black & white and, for the first time, quite a lot IN COLOR! And if I might say so, it printed quite beautifully and brilliantly. Createspace does a good job.
Almost 60 pages of comics by myself, including of course, the new LULU...
of UNCLE CYRUS to print--last seen in PLASTIC in 2001...
The debut on paper, in full glowing color, of SUZY
And my wordless version of "Strange Fruit" from GRAPHIC CANON 3.
27 pages of artwork by Emily Kaplan (in the first extensive collection of her magnificent and numerous paintings);
Poetry by Chad Parenteau;
A new short story by Chris Dewildt(with an illo by me); Illustrations by newcomer Gianna Ratto...
As well as a new cartoon written byCharles Alverson (Jabberwocky, Brazil, Story of OH!)and drawn by me--our first work together since 2008.
And a back cover (and a painting inside as well) by painter Duong Thi
"Eternity in the company of Beelzebub, and all of his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me & this pencil." --E. Blackadder, 1789 Questionable
words & pictures from John Linton Roberson