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AHOY Comics Sets Sail with New Q3 & 4 Titles!

24 Jul

LOGO_MD2AHOY Comics—the Syracuse-based independent publisher that pledged for readers to “expect more” from its line of comic book magazines and graphic novels—announced its fifth wave of new titles to be published this fall and winter.

“Police brutality! Science denial! The unshakeable feeling that we’ve slipped into a parallel world where up is down, right is wrong, and Dragonflyman is Dragonfly! These are the big, heady topics preoccupying people across the globe right now—so, of course, we felt it our duty to try to make a buck off them,” said editor-in-chief Tom Peyer. “If billionaires can get richer while civilization collapses, so can we!

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Meditating on Zao Dao’s Cuisine Chinoise

16 Jul

Amazon.com: Cuisine Chinoise: Five Tales of Food and Life eBook: Dao, Zao,  Pruett, Adam, Schutz, Diana: Kindle StoreAvailable to Purchase on Amazon USA
Dark Horse Comics

Food, Fantasy and Fusion gets fantastically mixed up in Zao Dao’s Cuisine Chinoise. Two worlds collide in this graphic novel, which is not always a fable, but perhaps a farce to laugh at. It’s tough to say exactly what genre this collection of illustrated works fits into.

This artist uses the avant-garde–mixing traditional brush art with modern styles (and also using digital)–to give life to the supernatural narratives at hand. The watercolours can be transparent or heavy. Her visuals and use of textures are zen-like, and the narrative can just as equally reveal a state of mind of not only her creative consciousness but also of the characters she creates. One of them is Yuzi, a white-haired cook of an unusual caliber that few gourmet eaters can appreciate.

When the undead meet him, he’s a five Michelin star chef.

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Gundala is Coming to North America!

12 Jul

Release Date:
July 28, 2020

Well GO USA

After making waves at film festivals last year, the Bumilangit Cinematic Universe has an American distributor. Gundala is this studio’s debut movie which brings a unique style and flavour to movie-goers world-wide. This Indonesian movie is directed by Joko Anwar and stars Abimana Aryasatya, Tara Basro, Bront Palarae, Ario Bayu, Lukman Sardi. It draws upon the wealth of local folklore and comic book narrative particular to this corner of the world and promises to deliver a lot of comedy and martial arts for fans to delight in!

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Ahoy Comics Shows Ash & Thorn vs Old Age

8 Jul

Release Date:
July 8, 2020

Ahoy Comics

Two old ladies versus the apocalypse–what can go wrong? Very little if you’re like Lotte Thorn in the comic book, Ash and Thorn by Mariah McCourt. She’s crafted a unique type of master and apprentice narrative which sees this elderly warrior mage take on the undead! Her trainer is Lady Peruvia Ashlington-Voss. As the title suggests, these characters can be rather prickly.

The fact our heroine is recruited much later in life to deal with a supernatural threat says something. You’re never too old to save the world!

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