Big Arse Comic Book Launch #1: about the 9 comics – with covers!

Posted by on January 31st, 2011 at 9:31 PM

The Melbourne comics community will be hosting a launch party for nine new works orchestrated by authors from the fast-growing local scene.

These books are published by a diverse array of publishers, from the small press to national and overseas publishers with reach into the newsstands and the global comics market.

Saturday, February 19 from 6:00pm

Eydie’s Appreciation Society
86 Lygon St,
Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia.

Facebook page about the event.

THE COMICS:

DIGESTED.04 (Gestalt Comics)
This fourth issue continues Bobby N’s ongoing OXYGEN story, in which we delve further into the past of a man who has a strange 30 foot plant living in his backyard. There are also a bunch of short stories, as well as a letters section where an important question is asked of local comic book creators and publishers. Written and illustrated by Bobby N.

KAGEMONO: FLOWERS AND SKULLS (Blackglass Press)
A horror anthology featuring creators from Australia, the USA, Canada, France, the Netherlands and Japan. Kagemono brings together writers and artists who have worked in the mainstream, the indies and the underground; veterans as well as talented new voices. Edited by Jason Franks.

THE GUZUMO SHOW (Blackhouse Comics)
The Guzumo Show is a 120 page collection of colour gag strips by New Zealand Cartoonist, M. Emery. Published by Blackhouse Comics, The Guzumo Show covers a wide spectrum of subject matter, including political and religious commentary and finely-crafted dick jokes. Created by M. Emery.

THE LONELINESS MANIFESTO (Milk Shadow Books)
Tales and poems of being alone, and being left alone. Some funny, some melancholy, and others simply left to exist on the page. Art by Brendan Halyday, words by James Andre.

A MIND OF LOVE (Blackhouse Comics)
A Mind Of Love follows an adult book store clerk’s obsession with Nancy, a waitress. A series of events bring the two in an unexpected way and transforms Brian’s hitherto cloistered life in porn. This book explores how modern men have harnessed technology to gratify their lust at the expense of both their own and women’s humanity. Written and illustrated by Bruce Mutard.

THE SIXSMITHS (SLG Publishing)
The Sixsmiths are a family of suburban Satanists who’ve fallen prey to the global recession. Now their life is in turmoil: Ralf needs to find a new job; the twins, Cain and Lilith, need to survive the public school system; Annie needs to keep them all sane and under budget. Will the Devil smite their enemies, or will he damn them with hellfire and wrath? Written by Jason Franks, art by J. Marc Schmidt.

WHAT WE DID FOR KICKS (Milk Shadow Books)
Sexual accidents, drugs gone wild, a small dose of violence and general endorphin rushes of madness. Cheaper than a bad pill. Art and design by James Andre, Jacek Zabawa, Luke Pickett and Jase Harper. Words by James Andre.

XXX NEON SIGN (Milk Shadow Books)
Sweaty semi auto-biographic prose work detailing a few nights working the sales counter at an adult shop. Art by Bobby N., words by James Andre.

YUCK! #4 (Milk Shadow Books)
The fourth instalment of this fine, morally upstanding comique publication promoting decent behaviour and kindness amongst all levels of society. Featuring work by Matt Emery, Jason Paulos, Jase Harper, Jacek Zabawa, Scarlette Baccini, Frank Candiloro, Anton Emdin and more.

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