The first trip was such a success I had to go buy more and then I had to take a really long time to write about all of it. And here is what I got:
Kay and P 00 & 01– Starts the story of Kay – music student and P, her skeleton ?ghost? friend. The story is painted really completely with great detail and a nice way of coloring the background to be a little lighter – accentuating the forward action.
Terka – fabulously conceived world of monsters. I like the city gate and museum settings. The line work is clean, stark and wonderful black and white.
Carnival – is an anthology of short comics about going or being in the carnival. It’s amazing how differently a group of artists can treat a theme. The variety of story alone is fascinating and all of them well done little scenes.
Southpaw – I love the drawings and the style. This is a fabulous little zine. Mostly art zine/sketchbook style with a few comic sequences.
Breathers – What can I say? The whole idea of a semi apocalyptic future where everyone has to have breathing apparatuses when they are outside and yet everything is still normal is great. I wanna keep reading. I’ll have to get the next book.
Red Planet Ride #2 – Just as fabulous and beautiful as Red Planet Ride #1. I had to get it. So, this wasn’t really so untried a purchase.
The Bad-Ass Habit – Nuns, all girls boarding schools, arrows and bear traps. What more could a girl want? And that’s not even spoiling this delightful and stark fairy tale.
Emiko superstar – The dull to fabulous summer story that everyone wishes they had with a healthy bit of apprehension. At least me – totally a story that draws you in and makes you feel part of it.
The Cauldron in the Back Cabinet – Kinetic drawing and excellently rendered gloom and dark autumn days. I love the mystery and the reveal.
Charles & Renfield – Beautiful little mini comic by Kiki Jones. I like the story book style.
Fish Food – little vignettes by Ashley Quigg are like beginningless and endless dream scenes. There is a new twist on every page, and yet they all flow together.
Umbra – Wordless and wonderful. The pictures almost look as though they could be woodblock. Dreamy story line.
Mephistos – The art work is sketchy and spare. The page compositions are genius in a ‘hey this is so pleasing to follow/read/look-at I didn’t even notice why’ kind of way. I really wished the story had gotten further before the issue ended. I guess that’s how I’m going to get the next one.