And Now For Something...

  • Nov. 16th, 2013 at 5:17 PM
mathewjpallett: (Niea_7)
Despite facing a number of setbacks in the production of SFP#7 I've been reading up on a few contemporary comics to get an idea of what I should do next.

Sandman Overture #1 which is set before the events of Preludes and Nocturnes, but requires a fair deal of knowledge of the Sandman story. The art by J.H. Williams III is presented in double page spreads which results in spreads of advertisement that intersperse the issue, the real surprise or gimmick is the gate-fold four page spread at the end of the issue. The whole story will play out over six issues, but there probably won't be a collected edition before 2015 as the perisodicals are being published every other month.

Rocket Girl #1 which originally started out on Kickstarter Pretty Deadly and Three published by Image Comics but as always, the creators involved in these comics don't work for Image and only make money off of this venture if people buy them in sufficient numbers. With the recent success of 'The Walking Dead' and 'Saga' it would seem that Image is the place to be, especially if you're a creator who has worked on high profile comics such as Madam Xanadu, Batwoman, Astonishing X-Men or Journey into Mystery.

Ame-Comi Girls was an amusing series and this final issue ends the series rather abruptly, probably down to the usual way that opportunities such as CMX and Minx had been set up to fail. There are a few more titles that I haven't got around to reading such as 'Astro City' which read as some sort of Twilight Zone comic, although J.M. Straczynski would disagree as he fells that three 22 page issues are necessary for a Twilight Zone story. But Kurt Buziek had got it done in one.

I've been thinking about changing up the logo for The Kawakiri, but I'm not sure that the end result is any better than my first attempt from many years ago.

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