Online Comic Zine Publishing is Brutal
It seems in our attempt to go to a monthly schedule and still maintain a minimum standard of size and content, we find we’ve somehow lost our way and have fallen further and further behind.
The New Year is upon us, full of hope and promise, as the old year is pushed kicking and screaming down the cellar-stairs to join its brethren in the dark recesses of memory. A new leaf is turned to reveal yet more voracious many-legged creatures, hungrily devouring their host, and as such, a new corner is turned as we strive to bite the hand that has fed us the strained and pulverized interpretations of life that somehow mostly ended up on the bib of our collective memory, or worse still, the diaper. We will strive to resolutely march into the fray and to not fire until we see the whites of their eyes, wicked and bloodshot though they may be.
So here is our new issue, tying up some loose ends, and starting to unravel different strands in the hopes of bashing apart (or perhaps creating) some other myths and half-truths in this strange and yet ordinary hobby that is funnybooks.
MARK CARLSON’s triptych is finally complete, after a long Summer vacation doubtlessly spent reading un-educational comics under the back porch when it was supposed to be mowing the lawn almost in time for Easter Break.
MIKE TIEFENBACHER’s piece on the Superman Movie was ready when there was still green on the trees as well as life left in the discussion hopefully the DVD release will breath some of the latter back into the critique in question.
The irascible STEPHEN ITTNER’s latest contribution has languished, curling in the waning and now waxing sun long enough!
Now is the time for all these to see print, juxtaposed as they are with an opening salvo at a fresh can of worms typed by our tardy editor, hunting and pecking in the dark in more ways than one.
Yes, with the New Year look for thrilling new features, comment, and criticism, as well as illustration and graphics, but find us here next time with more of the same to confound and inspire. Excelsior!