What makes this series special is Linda Medley's solid, uncluttered style, her subtle storytelling skills, and her emphasis on character development. With in-depth experience as a children's book illustrator, Medley brings a fresh sensibility to the comics medium.
After Medley's own imprint Olio suspended publication, she recently moved the series to Jeff Smith's company, Cartoon Books (Box 16973, Columbus, OH 43216 www.boneville.com). We wish her the best of luck in this promising new arrangement, and recommend this series highly!
Smile Comics SPACE DOG Daniel Sargent's elaborate Sf saga about a dog-like space traveler! Smile Comics 480 Crestwood Dr. Athens, GA 30605 ______________________________________________ TFR Industries TEN FOOT RULE #5 An energetic digestzine anthology by Shawn Granton! See Amazing Montage review from April! MODERN INDUSTRY An 11-creator anthology edited by Granton! Promising new talents galore! TFR Industries 170 Beaver St., Ansonia, CT 06401 ______________________________________________ Horizontal Comics RAT Pt. 1 & 2 Rich Watson's allegory about a rat who falls in love with a human girl! Horizontal Comics 172-32 133 AVe #11A, Jamaica, NY 11434 ______________________________________________ M. R. Neno Productions QUACKY PIG AND FRIENDS Michael Neno gleefully warps the last remaining institution of children's literature in the world today-- the children's coloring book! M. R. Neno Productions P. O. Box 151303 Columbus, OH 43215 ______________________________________________ Kevin Huizenga SUPERMONSTER 12 What's monstrous in this thick minicomic is artist Kevin Huizenga's innovative, unpredict- able talent! Kevin Huizenga P. O. Box 58 Griffith, IN 46319 www.calvin.edu/~lhuize99 ______________________________________________ Ben T. Steckler GET BENT #6/UNSHAVEN CHI #2 Steckler insanity at its most schizophrenic! Ben T. Steckler POB 7273 York, PA 17404 ______________________________________________ J. Kevin Carrier LADY SPECTRA AND SPARKY VOL. 1 J. Kevin Carrier's charming superhero spoof looks fantastic in this trade paperback collection! J. Kevin Carrier 8913 Eldora Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45236
A Silent Comics ARSENIC LULLABY #10 Harvey-nominated depraved sick humor! ______________________________________________ AAA Pop Comics ATOMICS #7 Mike Allred! ______________________________________________ Aardvark Vanaheim CEREBUS #256 Dave Sim! ______________________________________________ Abiogenesis STRANGEHAVEN VOL. 2 BROTHERHOOD TP Gary Spencer Millidge's atmospheric comedy/ drama with a macabre edge; collecting #7 thru #12! ______________________________________________ Abisimo PABLO'S INFERNO #4 Rhode Motijo's saga of a child's journey through a nightmarish Aztec underworld! ______________________________________________ Adept Books SCHOOL GIRLS: SHELLY'S STORY #1 Leland Myrick and Mark Das Santos team for this series about high-school life! SWEET COLLECTION TP Leland Myrick's Ignatz-nominated series collected! ______________________________________________ AFC Studio BEGINNING OF THE END #2 Robert Scott and Albert Silva Jr. SF conspiracy thriller! ______________________________________________ AI LAI Q Productions L.L.C. RES PUBLICA: THE NATION OF SPACE #3 Dan Kennedy & Jake Minor's space-age thriller! ______________________________________________ Amaze Ink/Slave Labor MISTER BLANK TP Christopher Hicks SF series collected! SPOOK GIRL #3 Mick Macropoulos's comedy about mechanical mayhem! TAXIDERMY #1 Roman Dirge's taxidermy chill fest is in full color! BABYSITTER #1 Andy Ristaino's send-up of manga and japanimation high-school adventures! CHARM SCHOOL #2 Elizabeth Watasin's coven comedy! LITTLE GLOOMY #4 Landry Walker & Eric Jones! ______________________________________________ Arrow Comics LAND OF OZ #11 Bishop, Bryan, and Mesner-Loebs! ______________________________________________ Asta Graphics SALEM ST. JAMES ILLUSIONS OF THE PAST #1 Lou Manna's new series about a magician turned private eye! ______________________________________________ Behemoth Books BRAINBOMB SC The national outreach program Cartoonists in the Classroom produced this 288 page anthology with work by Brian Clopper, Mile Manley, Scott Morse, Jay Hosler, Lea Hernandez, Jenni Gregory, and others! ______________________________________________ Black Daze BALLAD OF UTOPIA #5 Barry Buchanan and Mike Hoffman's outstanding, offbeat western series continues! ______________________________________________ Bryce Alan Publishing FASHION POLICE #3 Penn, Manley, & Zubiaga! ______________________________________________ Caliber Entertainment SHERLOCK HOLMES READER #4 WITNESS TO WAR #1 Chuck Bordell's WWII series features a female frontline reporter! ______________________________________________ Cartoon Books CASTLE WAITING VOL. 2 #1 Linda Medley's multiple Eisner-winning series continues! See featured comics above! ______________________________________________ Claypool Comics ELVIRA #87 AND ELVIRA MISTRESS OF THE DARK TP! Relevant social criticism at its most trenchant! SOULSEARCHERS #43 Peter David, Dave Cockrum, Marie Severin! ______________________________________________ Comics Library International COMICS LIBRARY INTERNATIONAL VOL 4 Forty Winks, Mr. Beat, Magic Inkwell, and many others in this 152-page collection! THE COMPLETE MR. BEAT TP Can you beat that! Chris Yambar's baret- sportin' daddyo hips it up between java gulps! ______________________________________________ Crazyfish/MJ-12 Where the heck do they get these publisher names?!? This returning publisher looks promising, anyway... CUT MY HAIR Jamie S. Rich's punk graphic novel illo'd by Andi Watson, Scott Morse, Renee French and others! SMACK DAB TP Collection of Scott Morse short stories from various other anthologies! ______________________________________________ Cremo Studios C/O Shel-tone C'mon, where DO they get these names?!? AW SHUCKS SUSPENSE STORIES Michael H. Price's anthology of stories in the Southern Gothic tradition! ______________________________________________ Dancing Elephant Press KANE #30 Paul Grist! ______________________________________________ Drawn & Quarterly MADAME PAUL AFFAIR Julie Doucet's tale about a strange apartment house! CLYDE FANS PART ONE TP Collecting Seth's Palooka-ville 10-12! LOUIS RIEL PACK Issues 1-3 of Chester Brown's 2000 Harvey Award nominated series! If you missed it, now's your chance! ______________________________________________ Eddie Campbell Comics EDDIE CAMPBELL'S BACCHUS #53 Eddie Campbell! ______________________________________________ Eric Theriault Press 106U 90-page wordless international anthology! ______________________________________________ Fantagraphic Books FRANK TP Jim Woodring collection! MEAT CAKE #10 Dame Darcy's neo-Victorian decadent comedy! NAUGHTY BITS #32 Roberta Gregory's feminist comedy! NIMROD #5 Lewis Trodheim relates history of universe! PRINCE VALIENT VOL. 40 Reprinting Hal Foster's classic strip! WEASEL #3 Dave Cooper! ZERO ZERO #27 The title says it all (just kidding!) in this durable anthology with Kim Deitch, Mack White, Chris Ware, David Mazzucchelli and others! ______________________________________________ Funk-o-tron, LLC BATTLE POPE #2 Sacred religious figures roll up their sleeves for a battle to the death in this satirical sacriligious saga! ______________________________________________ Gettosake Comics SAY WHAT?! #1 Maurice Love's comedy is billed as being 'in the tradition of Fat Albert and Friday!' ______________________________________________ Highwater Books SLOW JAMS If you missed it before, here's your chance to pick up David Choe's groundbreaking graphic novel-- highly recommended! ______________________________________________ Horse Press THB 6: MEK-POWER #1 Finally Paul Pope continues his popular THB series! ______________________________________________ Humanoids Publishing METABARONS #7 Alexandro Jodorowsky & Juan Gimenez! WHITE LAMA VOL. 3 THREE EARS HC Jodorowsky & George Bess! ______________________________________________ Insight Studios Group LIBERTY MEADOWS #12 Frank Cho! ______________________________________________ Ironcat Comics FUTABA-KUN CHANGE VOL. 5 #1 Maybe a good jumping-on point for this odd manga series about a character who changes gender! ______________________________________________ Kenzer & Company KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #45 KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE HACKMASTERS #2 War-gamer satire! ______________________________________________ Lightspeed Press FINDER #18 Carla Speed McNeil's colorful SF series continues! ______________________________________________ Luxurious Press BOSWASH Nick Bertozzi's Xeric-grant experimental comic is printed in folded map format! QUEEN'S DAY Leela Corman's Xeric-grant anthology of women's tales! ______________________________________________ NBM MIND'S EYE: AN EYE OF THE BEHOLDER COLLECTION also EYE OF THE BEHOLDER-- NEW EDITION Peter Kuper! CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL EATER #2 Anthology by Savannah College of Art & Design! ______________________________________________ Oni Press THE BLAIR WITCH CHRONICLES #4 More unstoppable horror as a once-proud artform spirals downward into painful mediocrity! Will dawn never come? STUPID COMICS Jim Mahfood! SOULWIND III: THE INFAMOUS TRANSIT VAGRANTS Scott Morse! ONI PRESS SUMMER VACATION SUPERCOLOR FUN SPECIAL All the Oni characters co-exist in cross-over from hell! (Alternate title: Blair Witch Chronicles #5) FORTUNE AND GLORY: A TRUE HOLLYWOOD COMIC BOOK STORY TP Collecting Brian Michael Bendis's Hollywood adventures! ______________________________________________ Radio Comics FURRLOUGH #91 and HIT THE BEACH 2000 (#7) Anthropomorphic anthologies! ______________________________________________ Sirius Entertainment AKIKO #40 Mark Crilley! POE #24 Jason Asala! ______________________________________________ Third Wind Press ARMS LENGTH #1 Mark Price's Xeric grant-winning story about a struggling comedian who meets Bob Hope! ______________________________________________ Top Shelf Productions FLIPPER VOLUME 1 & 2 Israeli art collective Actus Tragicus produced these high-quality flip books that promise to be memorable works of comic art! ______________________________________________ Twomorrows Publishing STREETWISE TP What anthology puts Herb Trimpe and Art Spiegelman together at last? It's this unusual book, which contains autobio- graphical stories by mainstream comics talents like Joe Kubert, Brent Anderson and Walt Simonson! Includes a 10-page Jack Kirby piece! ______________________________________________ Viz Communications PULP VOL 4 #8 The manga-noir anthology, now with more pages for the same price (184 p. for $5.95!) ______________________________________________ Non-independent Comics Published by Huge Bloated Monoliths of Anti-Human Savagery DARK HORSE MAVERICK 2000 (Dark Horse) C. Scott Morse, Brian Ralph, and HICKSVILLE'S Dylan Horrocks in this annual anthology! WHAT'S MICHAEL? (Dark Horse) Makoto Kobayashi's full-color manga all-ages comic about giant cats! GON ON SAFARI (DC) More of Masashi Tanaka's marvelous tales about a diminutive dinosaur!