Days of the Black Dog

Barking by Lucy Sullivan Everyone forgets, once you’re dead…you’re an innocent, no matter how crap a human you might have been. Lucy Sullivan’s graphic novel Barking had a fittingly difficult birth. Published through the Unbound crowd-funding website it faced problems when the initial print run was not up to scratch. Lucy did the difficult but right thing, she had the book reprinted so that it … Continue reading Days of the Black Dog

Home to Roost

Turkey Grove Farms Markosia Comics Writer – William Bienz Art – J.C Grande Colors – Jose David Ocampo / Cover Colors – V. Shane Letters – Adam O. Pruett When Comixology decided to up prices by 66%, just as we were all locked in our houses for an undetermined time I and many others vowed to go elsewhere for our digital comics fix. One great … Continue reading Home to Roost

Legends of the Forgotten God-Ape

The Seven Sagas of Silverbeard from Pete Taylor with Mark Hughes published by Catfood Comics If you are a lover of the truly great ages of comics then you will know the name Silverbeard. From the four color epics of the sixties, zipatone mythology crackling with energy to the bronze age with its explosive action. The great god-ape was an omnipresent part of the scene … Continue reading Legends of the Forgotten God-Ape

Reefers and Riffs

Chip McFitz – Joint Fever by Matt Greaves Reefer Madness hits the comic stands. We have had some hard hitting drugs stories in comics. Denny O’Neill and Neil Adams made Green Arrows ward Speedy a junkie in the famous ‘Snowbirds Don’t Fly’ issue. Poor Karen Page also started chasing the dragon in Daredevil (it didn’t get much better for Karen unfortunately.) A more pleasant time … Continue reading Reefers and Riffs

Once Upon A Time in the East

Gamayun Tales 1 – An Anthology of Modern Russian Folk Tales by Alexander Utkin. Published by NoBrow Press. “In the Murom district Kostroma was represented by a straw figure dressed in woman’s clothes and flowers. This was laid in a trough and carried with songs to the bank of a lake or river. Here the crowd divided into two sides, of which the one attacked … Continue reading Once Upon A Time in the East

Charismatic Animals

Woodland Creatures: Wild Souls Volume One by Cristina Roswell, Fali Ruiz-Dávila, Tomás Aira Experts think that we should reintroduce the wolf to the more remote parts of Scotland. The deer are out of control, are destroying the trees and generally causing chaos to the ecosystem. A pack of our lupine friends ranging across the highland landscape would cut down on deer numbers and help save the … Continue reading Charismatic Animals