Archive for April, 2012

Pixu, 2009 Mark of evil

April 29, 2012

This gripping tale of urban horror follows the lives of five lonely tenants — strangers — whose lives become intertwined when they discover a dark mark scrawled on the walls of their building.

The horror sprouts quite innocently from a small seed and finds life as something otherworldly, damaged, full of love, hate, fear, and power.

As the walls come alive, everyone is slowly driven mad — defenseless against the evil in the building, stripped of free will, leaving only confusion, chaos, and eventual death.

Originally self-published as a two-volume book, this groundbreaking work receives a deluxe presentation in a hardcover edition with a sketchbook section.

 The 2008 Eisner Award-winning team for Best Anthology — Gabriel Bá (The Umbrella Academy), Becky Cloonan (American Virgin), Vasilis Lolos (The Last Call), and Fábio Moon (Sugarshock) — return with their latest collaboration,Pixu: The Mark of Evil.

 

Fábio: Bá and I always worked together. We learned long ago that collaborating with other people who you feel inspired by creates a “good internal competition.” We see great stuff and we want to do great stuff, and that has been the fuel of our brotherly collaborations, and we saw that same energy in Becky and Vasilis work, especially when they worked together and also challenged each other.

The Original series was two volumes.

Becky: We only did 1,000 copies, so it’s really limited.

 

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The Waking

April 22, 2012

Known for his horror twist on “Alice in Wonderland” (his mini-series “Escape from Wonderland”), Raven Gregory’s take on “The Waking” is sure to blow some minds.

This series is about four police detectives who, while investigating two murders, discover that the victims of the crimes are coming back from the dead in search of their murderers. The detectives race against time to find the source of the recent awakenings and make the decision of either doing their jobs or allowing the victims to find their own justice.

Zenescope Comic The Waking  (Dreams End) #1 April 2012 is the month.

the hot issues are the variant covers.

So check EBAY.

Or just a nice #1.

Athena Voltaire

April 14, 2012

Athena Voltaire launched as a part of the Modern Tales family of webcomics in 2002 and was nominated for a Best Digital Comic Eisner Award in 2005.

http://athenavoltaire.blogspot.com/

Series artist Steve Bryant was nominated for the 2007 Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award for his Athena Voltaire work.

Most Athena Voltaire comics are less than $10 so entry is minimal.

Kickstarter and Comics

April 8, 2012

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/560153134/tomorrow-jones

 

There are many good indie comics like Tomorrow Jones that cannot get funding.

@gailsimone posts some every month on twitter.

Please take a look and support a dream.

 

Two arrested following theft of coins, jewelry

April 8, 2012

Two people were arrested in connection with a Temecula burglary Monday afternoon after they tried to sell some of the stolen goods to a local shop, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Coins, jewelry and other collectables were stolen in from a home in the 41000 block of Ashburn Road in Temecula, authorities said in a news release. The victim notified several local coin, jewelry and pawn shops in Temecula of the theft.

About 3:15 p.m. Monday, two male juveniles and a 19-year-old Encinitas man attempted to sell some of the items at All Valley Coin and Jewelry in Temecula. Store employees recognized the items from a list the victim had given them and called authorities, the news release said.

William Esancy II, of Encinitas, was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property and conspiracy as well as possession of dangerous drugs. One of the juveniles was released after authorities determined he was not involved in any crime. The second juvenile was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property and conspiracy.