Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sink Your Teeth Into IN FLESH AND SPIRIT During Indy Comic Week!

Chronicling the ongoing saga of Baron Misuraca, vampire (b.1267 d.1305 b.2008) and his array of femme fatales, Overtone Comics proudly unleashes the undead Odyssey that is In Flesh and Spirit featuring artwork by Vampirella artist Alex Horley.

IN FLESH AND SPIRIT returns the spirit of seventies greats such as Gonzalez and Ploog, and offers something not easily found today; integrity in art and story. I cannot recommend it more highly.
Kevin Noel Olson – COMICS! Haven Distributors Catalog

All in all, “In Flesh and Spirit” is excellent at being a classical horror comic with everything a comic like this needs: Monologues, extensive narrative, black and white art and lots of half naked women.
Dominik B. – The Independent Comic Site

Gothic sensibility, Vampires, the undead, and rock and roll...what more can you ask for!
Bone Digger – Horror News

This book has GREAT promise so far, and I can’t wait to see where this title goes!
Keith Huening – Horror Comics Review

I heartily recommend In Flesh and Spirit to any horror fan whose taste runs to red...
Wm. Eric "The NeuroZombie" Downton –ShriekFreak Quarterly

Written and published for fans of horror cinema and dark music, In Flesh and Spirit weds the NYC goth-metal scene to classic Hammer horror flicks and 70’s publications like Vampirella.
Dave Wolff – Good Times Magazine

The debut issue of In Flesh and Spirit is available now for inhuman consumption at these fine stores:

Jim Hanley’s Universe: 4 West 33rd Street, Manhattan 10001 Ph: (212) 268-7088

Cosmic Comics: 10 East 23rd Street - 2nd Floor, Manhattan 10010 Ph: (212) 460-5322

Forbidden Planet: 840 Broadway, Manhattan 10003 Ph: (212) 473-1576

St. Mark’s Comics: 11 St. Marks Place, Manhattan 10003 Ph: (212) 598-9439

Vampire Freaks Store: 189 Avenue A, Manhattan 10009 Ph: (212) 505-VAMP

Brooklyn Monster Factory: 493 7th Avenue, Brooklyn 11215 Ph: (718) 840-5840

Stinky's Collectibles: 3838 Sunrise Highway, Seaford 11783 Ph: (516) 409-0785


Comic Book Resources is pimping the hell out of ICBW!

For anybody who hasn't been keeping up, Comic Book Resources has been running a number of previews of ICBW books on their Robot 6 blog.

You can see preview pages from Carnivale de Robotique, The Venger, Dusk, Dead Man Holiday, Omnitarium, Cownt Tales, and my own book Invisible Sam.  Robot 6 also features a great interview with the founders of ICBW.

Also, on a special edition of CBR's "Can't Wait For Wednesday", a number of ICBW books are commented on, including Carnivale de Robotique, Ex Occultus, God of Rock, Green Monk, Invisible Sam, Life (With Friends), One Night Stand, Senryu, and So Buttons.

ALSO, CBR News is currently spotlighting ICBW's One Night Stand by David Hopkins!

So, a huge thanks goes to CBR and the Robot 6 guys for promoting our books! You guys rock!

Now get out there and celebrate Indy Comic Book Week!

--Adam O. Pruett
Publisher, Small Press Comics

Indy Comic Book Week presents Bamn!

(Note: The Bamn signing @ Third Eye Comics has been cancelled. We apologize for any ritualistic suicide this may cause. You can still purchase Bamn @, Alliance Comics, and Third Eye Comics this week! Read below for more info.)

Indy Comic Book Week officially starts, today, December 30th, 2009! I.C.B.W. is a week-long event taking place in comic shops around the U.S. in an effort to take advantage of the lapse in Diamond Comics’ shipping schedule. The amazing people at Third Eye Comics (Annapolis, MD) and Alliance Comics and Games (Silver Spring and Baltimore, MD) have embraced this nation-wide affair and will be carrying Bamn #1 and Bamn #2 at their respective locations. If you're in the state of Maryland then stop on by and show your support for Indy Comic Book Week by purchasing a copy!

More detailed Stuff:

BAMN #1 & BAMN #2

Penciled by JAY PAYNE


Nerds vs. Jocks, Bullies vs. Misfits, the Weak vs. the Strong...Everyone loves a good underdog story, SO LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE! BAMN gets its title from the embittered main character. A surly and washed-up former pro wrestler, Bamn has spent the dying years of his career throwing up in bars. He lives out of his car and uses stolen credit cards to pay for beer. A chance encounter with a pair of local high schoolers, Art and Ian, brings him to the FWF, A backyard wrestling federation ran by the two young fans. When the school’s wrestling squad shows up to bully the kids, Bamn steps in. In a rare moment of clarity he promises all the teenagers that he’s going to teach them the most important thing they will ever learn…HOW TO FIGHT BACK AND LOOK GOOD DOING IT!

24PGS.(each)/Black & White/Parental Advisory …$3.50 (each)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Lava-Roid is now available to buy at Mid-Town!

15% off too!

Lava-Roid is available at Indy Planet & Comics Monkey. Plus at these shops:

Midtown Comics
200 W 40th St, #2, New York, NY
459 Lexington Ave, #2, New York,NY

Jim Handley's Universe
4 West 33rd St., New York, NY
325 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY

G4's Blair Butler loves the book, calling it "well written..very funny, very crass and worth picking up!" and say the artist does "an awesome job... solid visuals"

Aint It Cool News says: "Lighthearted & humor with enough bite to keep things interesting."

Newsarama says: "It’s a fun, funny book and right now superhero comics outside of the big two are getting so good (see things like The Life and Times of Savior 28 and Irredeemable) that they’re no longer guaranteed to be’s got more polish than a lot of small press books, making it feel like it could compete in a comic shop market."

Just Jen says: "Lava-Roid is hilarious. it's mock hero-epic poetry. Like freaking Chaucer..." and Geek Syndicate says: " left me hungry for more..."

For more info go to

The New Mythology Begins Wednesday!

The Horsemen: Book of Olorun arrives in stores tomorrow for Indy Comic Book Week! We would like to thank every one, fan and retailer alike for supporting The New Mythology:

4 Color Fantasies
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Brainstorm Comics
Chicago, IL

The Dragon’s Horde
Stone Mountain, GA

G-Mart Comics
Chicago, IL

Graham Cracker Comics
Chicago, IL

Green Brain Comics
Dearborn, MI

Keith’s Komix
Schaumburg, IL

Midtown Comics
New York, NY

Things From Another World
Milwaukie, OR

Third Coast Comics
Chicago, IL

Or, you can purchase the issue online now at:

Horsemen creator Jiba Molei Anderson will be signing copies of The Horsemen: Book of Olorun and other goodies this Wednesday from 12 – 2pm at Graham Crackers Comics, 55 E. Madison in Chicago between Wabash and Michigan Avenue. If you’re in the area, please stop on by and say hello! Happy New Year and ¡Viva la Independent Revolución!

Monday, December 28, 2009

ICBW: Flickr Group!

We created a Flickr Group for Indy Comic Book Week! Please join up and post pictures/videos from your local event there; we'd love to see how it turned out for everyone.

Omnitarium Subscription Competition!

With the year coming to an end, issue two coming towards completion, and in celebration of Indy Comic Book Week, I've decided to offer a complete run of Omnitarium up as a prize. That's right, all issues, 1-4 will be sent to the lucky winner as and when they are printed.

In order to be entered for a chance to win the prize all you have to do is either:

Post the following message on your Twitter page (copy and paste minus quotes - or just retweet):

"For a chance to win a full run of @jamiegambell's Omnitarium - - see here - #omsubcomp"

Or, if you aren't a Tweeter, then you can post this message on your blog and then post a link to that posting in the comments section.

Also, as a bonus, if you already have issue #1 of the book, then if you post a picture of you with the book and you win the draw, you can nominate a friend to receive the full run of the book also - that is, they will get issues 1-4, you will get 2-4.

Good luck!

Competition closes on Saturday, 3rd at Midnight, winner will be announced on Sunday, 4th January, 2010

ICBW: Twitter!

Just a friendly reminder about our twitter hashtag #indycomicbookweek. It's been really active lately and everyone needs to be on it! It's been a wild ride watching the activity on it; ICBW has been a real grassroots movement thanks to Twitter (tweetroot? grasstweet?). So keep it saved on your mobile devices, we expect you guys to blow it up this Wednesday December 30th with tweets and pics of your local ICBW event!

ICBW Gives Props to The East

The ICBW Team would like to give a shoutout to our comrades in comics over at Comiket in Tokyo, Japan tomorrow. Comiket is the largest dōjinshi convention in the world with over 500,000 attendees and a phone book of exhibitors. Dōjinshis are Japanese self-published works that usually refer to comics and novels. This year's even at Tokyo Big Sight is being held December 29-31. It's going to be a huge indy movement on both side of the Pacific. The ICBW Team believes that comics are universal no matter the language and region. So let's show them some love on their Twitter @comiket and #comiket!

Indy comics available at the Source Comics and Games

NEW ON WEDNESDAY at Source Comics & Games!
12-30-2009 AT 10AM

Abe the Aborted Fetus
Adventures in Paying Rent V1
Adventures of Alex Ze Pirate
Adventures of Nikki Harris
Alice in Wonderland
Allusions & Imperfect
And Then One Day - AB
And Then One Day - Vol 1
And Then One Day - Vol 2
And Then One Day - Sketchbook
Angora Napkin
Armageddonquest Book
Arthur the Legend Continues
Astronaut Dad
Asylum of Horrors #1& #2
Ballad of the Intrepideers Vol
Beyond the Wall
Blackest Night #6
Brain Food
BRETHREN: Beginnings
Burnt Out Comix
BuzzPop #1 , #2 & #3
Catharsis DEFGI
Deadly Are the Naked
Case Files TPB
Cool Kids
Cool Kids TPB
Dames, Dollars and Daniels
Dead Man Holiday #
Death's Whisper Decimare
Distance Between
Dog Days of Sumo
Doofus 2 Death #1 & #2
Drake Bacula
Dusk One Shot Special
Dusk Trade
Dynamite Pilot
Echoes of Dawn #1
El Largo Tren Oscuro
Ex Occultus BOL
Fate's Cruel Trick
Ghoulash 2
Giant Size Tragic Relief
Gimoles:Secret of the Seasons
God of Rock
Gordy's Groovy Brain Hut #3
Great Big Pissed Off Bear #2
Green Monk
Greyduck Groundhog's Day
Harry #1
How Dear to Me is Sleep
The House that Hack Built
If You Can Read This You're Dead
Indestructible U Quarterly
The Iron Sea: Shipwrecked!
Jazz: Cool
Jim Keefe: Sketches &
Johnny Recon #1
Journey to Genos Chapter One
King of Pain #2
Kirby's Treehouse #2, #3 & #4
Life With Friends #1
L'il Buddha Loves You com
Ling Master #1 & #2
Lions, Tigers and Bears Vol 1
Lord Harold Lordamus
Love & Capes Vol 1 TPB
Love & Capes #11- #12
Manly Tales of Cowardice
Marvel 2010 Calendar - FREE!
Marvel Seige Promo - FREE!
Mimi's Doughnut Zine
Monster Mash
Mr. Negativity TPB
Muscles & Frights TPB
Muscles & Fights III TPB
My Holy Three
Paradise Road #1
People, Planes & Things
Pop Culture's Kids #1, #2 & #3
The Possum #1 & #2
Psyop Wars
R13 #1 & #2
Ramses Diary Comic Journal
Red Zone
The Lost Children
Retail Sunshine
Rival Angels TPB
Sa-Bom Jim #7, #8 & #10
Sandez Rey VS Reality
Scwonkey Dog
Seeds Anthology Various
Shelter Anthology
Starship Down #2
Steampunk Mice on the Moon Stormy Nights Super Maxi Pad Girl Super Babes Exquisite Corpse Supernatural Law #45 Tales of Supernatural Law Tales of Tralodren TPB Tastes Like Good Powerlines The Bomb The Cardinal The Good Catholic The Intrepideers & the BOB The Mighty Invincible Bear The Oswald Chronicles #1-#3 The Sodyssey Tommy Chicago #3 Turbulence Undead Evil Unstoppable Force Uptown Girl Meets the Mummy Valkkadia Vampire Brat TPB
Vampires: Dracula UD Legions
Vent #1
Visible Rooster Jack
Walkabout #1
Weird Illustrated #1
What Planet is This? #1
Wolves of Odin
World Wide News
Zed Reckoning #1, #2 & #3
Zine Supreme
Zoo Force

Adventures in Paying Rent
Arsenic Lullaby TPB's
Banana Republic
Everyday Gods
Transylvania Television DVD

And Much More!

Source Comics & Games | 1601 West Larpenteur Ave | Falcon Heights | MN | 55113

What Planet Is This Cover

So that everyone knows what to look for, Here's the cover my Indy Comic Book Week offering, "What Planet Is This":

It's a 20 page full color comic about a Space-detective who is kindof a total jerk. It's a sci-fi crime-noir comedy. You can see samples of the first few pages by clicking here.

Thanks! Enjoy!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Bamn Preview Pages

“Kick Out. Kick Ass.”

In the tradition of Bad News Bears, Karate Kid, and The Mighty Ducks comes Bamn!

The title character Bamn is a former World War Wrestling superstar who was unceremoniously booted out of the federation. The story picks up a few years later after his fall from grace. Disenfranchised, drunk, and living in his car, he stumbles across Art and Ian, a pair of wide-eyed twelfth graders who seem to be the only fans he has left in the world. Art and Ian invite our reluctant hero to their clumsy little backyard wrestling fed. There he meets a group of teenage misfits whose deficiencies in wrestling technique are just as noticeable as their passion for pro wrestling. While there, he soon discovers that the local high school wrestling team has been bullying them for years. Just in time for their final months before graduation, Bamn takes it upon himself to mentor the motley crew of wannabees on the finer points of pro-wrestling and self-defense. In the process, the kinship that develops between Bamn and the kids reminds Bamn what it really takes to be a champion.

Just in time for ICBW, Bamn #2 will be making its’ comic shop debut at the following stores in the state of Maryland on December 30th 2009:

For more visit: and

Please contact Troy Jeffrey Allen at for retailer information and details.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

King of Pain # 2 Official Retailers

King of Pain #2 is officially hitting shelves on December 30th at these fine comic establishments: (most locations are also carrying issue #1)

Salt Lake City, UT:
New York City, NY:
Chicago, IL:
Glendale, CA:
Phoenix, AZ:
Falcon Heights, MN:

Issues #1 & 2 is also available for order online here and here.

Thanks again to the ICBW team for making this whole shebang happen!

King of Pain regular updates at:

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Hey, Check out the new book by Committed Comics!

In a world gone mad, one hero, in a race against time… is really busy doing something else.

That leaves Jackrabbit to deal with the self-proclaimed menace of The Eight Fingers of Mischief.

Jackrabbit must run a gauntlet of hilarity to stop an octet of third-rate super villains from achieving their diabolical goal to cause some degree of discomfort and disruption to the world at large.

You can find this title in a variety of stores in the U.S.

These are some of them:

Thanks for reading and thanks Indie Comic Week.

Man Fighting Street

This is my book, Man Fighting Street. Thanks for reading and thanks to Indie Comic Week. You'll find issue 1 and 2 available.

The story takes place in the city of Sunny Hills, a city devoid of both sun and hills. It's a city wrought with crime, corruption, gang warfare, an economic recession, and litter. Money is tight and everyone is doing what they need to, to survive.

This is the story of Drystan Striker and his girlfriend, Liza Lambert; two down and out bad asses. The two wake up one morning to find that the rent is passed due and bills are piling up. Worst of all, there is no food in the entire apartment. Drystan must leave on a quest for his local grocery store and brave the dangers of BLOODY HILLS: corrupt police, yakuza school girls, metro sexual fashion elitists, disgruntled garbage men, and angry landlords. Each group is out for respect and money.

This is the story of MFS. A city where all its inhabitants, no matter how frail, are always up for a good fight!

You can find it at a few great shops in SoCal:

Silent Night, (It's not all) Blackest Night...

Hi All,

Quick note for some information on Omnitarium.

Due to a problem with shipping, I will not have the book until December 30th, which has put a delay on my shipping it to stores.

As it stands all stores are still honouring their orders, which is great, but it does mean that the book will probably not be in some places for Indy Comic Book Week's 30th date.

The stores that will hold it are as follows:

Midtown, NY
Titan, TX
Heroplex, TX
Brainstorm, IL
Zaldiva, FL
Spazdog, AZ
Source Comics, MN
Zeus Comics, TX
Pulp Nouveau, NY

Also, not confirmed, but probable -

Comics Smash
Universal Comics
Earth 2
House of Secrets
(All CA)

I'd like to thank all the stores for understanding and helping with the delay, and for showing support to the book beyond the ICBW drive.

Best of luck to all involved in this - it's been amazing to be part of, and I hope and wish us all success in this endevour - it's not all about "Blackest Sieges"!

Jamie Gambell

Happy Holidays from the ICBW Team!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Invisible Sam, The Unremarkable Man @ ICBW

Invisible Sam, my new book finished just in time for ICBW, is about an older, "unremarkable" man. It's B&W, 24 pages, and priced cheaply at $2.00 a pop.

I'm super-excited to announce that Invisible Sam will be on sale at over 40 stores in a total of 20 states! It will be available at many of the shops already listed on this blog, as well as these other fine funnybook stores:
We're sending the books to the stores for free (and we're giving each and every store a plug in the back of the book itself!) as a way of saying Thank You.

For more preview pages, please visit our website.

--Adam O. Pruett
Publisher, Small Press Comics

The Oswald Chronicles Has joined Indy Comic Book Week.

“Fallen Gods” is a 3-part limited series where Oswald, mysterious scribe, gentlemouse, is drawn into an ancient conflict between a sorcerer, gods of an elder time and heaven. Traveling from the world of man into the Twilight Lands where the fae rule, Oswald is set to the task of returning what cannot be stolen yet has been, the sun.

Issue #1 48 pages, full color, digest size, 4.95ea

In this first installment of Fallen Gods we meet Kalvaitis a mighty god charged with casting a new sun in the sky day after day and Malkit the sorcerer who would steal this precious gift from him. Oswald is drawn into the conflict and has to face an angry army of fae, while two worlds sit in darkness.

Issue #2 32 pages, full color, digest size, 4.95ea

After confronting Malkit, Oswald and his friends barely survive a confrontation with the mad sorcerer. Fleeing into the mountain kingdom of the Gnomes of Kalvaitis Oswald is confronted be fear and anger as the elders of the Gnomes insist he’s not needed nor wanted. While Oswald seeks answers, two of his close friends go to confront Malkit on their own.

Issue #3 48 pages, full color, digest size, 4.95ea

In the final installment, Oswald has a meeting with the grieving Kalvaitis who tells him his tale, while Diane duels with Malkit over control of the fae army he has amassed. Confronting Malkit finally, Oswald gets the rogue sorcerer to reveal to him why he has done the things that he has and does his best to bring light back to the world, but when confronted by a power that can steal from ancient gods, can even Oswald’s might be enough to bring order back to the universe.

For retail orders contact JD Calderon at
To learn more visit

The Oswald Chronicles will be available at the fine retailers below:

Midtown Comics Times Square
200 W 40th Street (Corner of 7th Avenue)
New York, NY 10018

Midtown Comics Grand Central
459 Lexington Avenue (Corner of 45th Street)
New York, NY 10017

SpazDog Comics
21610 N. 35th Aveunue Suite 162
Phoenix, AZ 85308

Phantom of the Attic
411 South Craig Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Source Comics & Games
1601 West Larpenteur Ave
Falcon Heights, MN. 55113

Jim Hanley's Universe
4 West 33rd street
New York, NY

Cosmic Comics
36 East 23rd street FL2
New York, NY 10010

Hub Comics
19 Bow Street
Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143

Monday, December 21, 2009

Bamn #2 @ Indy Comic Book Week

For the uninitiated, Indy Comic Book Week is not the day that Harrison Ford tells dead baby jokes --- no, Indy Comic Book Week is the last week of December (12/30/09), in which, independent comic book creators around the known universe receive an opportunity to pimp their illustrated works to your local comic shop (in some cases for the first time).

Get on board, learn something new, support your local hipster, and give back to the only printed media not on its’ deathbed:

All kidding aside, ICBW is a great opportunity to take advantage of what the comic industry has to offer besides the usual superhero stuff. Not to mention the fact that Bamn #2 will finally be making its’ comic shop debut at, both, Third Eye Comics and Alliance Comics and Games on December 30th 2009. If you’re in DC, Maryland, or Virginia, be sure to grab a copy.


Indy Comic Week is December 30th, 2009 at Third Eye Comics, Alliance Comics and Games, as well as, these comic book specialty shops.

Be sure to snag these titles from The Bamn Crew on this exciting day (and if your retailer doesn’t carry them…ASK FOR THEM!):

Bamn #1

Penciled by JAY PAYNE


Nerds vs. Jocks, Bullies vs. Misfits, the Weak vs. the Strong...Everyone loves a good underdog story, SO LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE! BAMN gets its title from the embittered main character. A surly and washed-up former pro wrestler, Bamn has spent the dying years of his career throwing up in bars. He lives out of his car and uses stolen credit cards to pay for beer. A chance encounter with a pair of local high schoolers, Art and Ian, brings him to the FWF, A backyard wrestling federation ran by the two young fans. When the school’s wrestling squad shows up to bully the kids, Bamn steps in. In a rare moment of clarity he promises all the teenagers that he’s going to teach them the most important thing they will ever learn…HOW TO FIGHT BACK AND LOOK GOOD DOING IT!

24PGS.(each)/Black & White/Parental Advisory …$3.50 (each)

Also Available for purchase at

Bamn #2

Penciled by JAY PAYNE


Bamn, a fallen pro wrestling superstar, has spent the postscript of his career throwing up in bars and living out of his car.
A chance encounter brings Bamn to a group of teenage fans who have long-idolized the has-been wrestler. Wanting to impress Bamn, the kids invite him to their backyard wrestling show. Unfortunately, the only audience they attract is the group of bullies that comprise their school s amateur wrestling team. Bamn arrives to end a confrontation between the kids and offers to teach the backyarders how to fight back.
Training day has begun...
24PGS.(each)/Black & White/Parental Advisory …$3.50 (each)

Also Available for purchase at

For more visit: and

Please contact Troy Jeffrey Allen at for retailer information and details.

Reposting a few retailers and adding one or two. This will be the last update until after the Christmas holiday.

Paradise Road available Dec 30th

My comic book, Paradise Road, will be available Dec 30th across the country from East coast to Midwest.

The following comic book shops below are available for purchase:

Midtown Comics Times Square
200 W 40th Street (Corner of 7th Avenue)
New York, NY 10018

Midtown Comics Grand Central
459 Lexington Avenue (Corner of 45th Street)
New York, NY 10017

Source Comics & Games
1601 Larpenteur Avenue
Falcon Heights, Minnesota 55113

Shawn Demumbrum
SpazDog Comics

Packrat Comics
3872 Lattimer Street
Hilliard, Ohio 43026

Chicago Comics
3244 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657 USA

Quimby's Bookstore
1854 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
tel. 773/342-0910

Senryu on Shelves Dec. 30th for Indy Comic Book Week

My first book, Senryu, will be available (almost) nationwide on Wednesday December 30th, better know as Indy Comic Book Week.

Senryu will be available at the fine comic shops below:
Thanks to everyone who helped donate to the Save Senryu fund and helped to get it printed in the first place. Your books and goodies will be on their way shortly.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

"So Buttons" Joins Indy Comic Week

Inspired by the works of Harvey Pekar—with whom he has been compared—Jonathan Baylis’s So Buttons #2 features six autobiographical stories, wry observations on marriage, Vietnam, Republicans, Forrest J. Ackerman and John Lennon.

The book’s opener, “So… She Married Me Anyway,” relates the moments leading up to the author’s intended elopement, and is a perfect example of Baylis’s prowess as a storyteller, deftly handling the layers of emotions that accompany such an auspicious event with his signature economy and restraint.

In the collection’s tour de force “So… I’m Standing on the Deck of the USS Intrepid,” Baylis revisits the historic battleship with his uncle, who served on the ship during Vietnam.

Four additional tales round out the collection.

With a cover by T.J. Kirsch (Uncle Slam Fights Back by Oni Press), So Buttons #2 features color and black-and-white interior art by Kirsch, David Beyer Jr. (Tales of the Starlight Drive-In by Image Comics), and award-winning illustrator Tim Ogline.

For more information, visit

“Baylis’ observations and anecdotes are AMUSING AND REVEALING… Smartly paced… Reminiscent of Harvey Pekar’s work


“Don’t let Baylis fool you. Yes, his comics are funny, but I read them for the quiet, human moments that will stick with you long after you’ve finished reading.”

— Nick Bertozzi, “The Salon”

Retailers who want to order So Buttons #2 can contact Tony Shenton at or they can order directly from So Buttons Comics at or send 4 bucks to:

Jonathan Baylis
So Buttons Comics

237 Eldridge St.
Apt. 27
New York, NY 10002

Thank you for your support!

Jonathan Baylis, creator-writer So Buttons Comics

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Trouble, Guts & Noir at Brave New World

Trouble, Guts & Noir, Book One is available from Brave New World in Newhall, CA.

If you live in Los Angeles and haven't been to the Eisner winning shop I encourage you to go - they have a family friendly atmosphere and a great community presence.

It is also the closest host of the 24 hour comics challenge where Trouble, Guts & Noir was born.

Publish or perish folks! Here's to a successful ICBW!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Buy Dusk on Indy Comic Book Week Dec 30th

Indy Comic Book Week December 30th

Dusk - One Shot Special

The comic will be for sale at the stores listed below.

If your local comic store doesn't have my book on order, they can still order copies from Haven Distributors.

More about the Dusk One Shot Special:

"Eve's life is a living hell of her own choosing. She struggles to survive in a dark world of magic and horror, all in an attempt to please her vampire master. Now Eve has crossed a line and and innocents have been harmed. This hasn't gone unnoticed by a well meaning cabal of occultist that's mandate is to police the occult world. What will happen when these two forces clash? Is there ever a "winner" in the supernatural underworld of Dusk?"

36 Pages
B&W Interior Pages
Cost $3

Midtown Comics
46-30 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Brainstorm Movies, Comics & Gaming
1648 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

1601 West Larpenteur Ave
Falcon Heights, MN. 55113

SpazDog Comics
21610 N. 35th Aveunue Suite 162
Phoenix, AZ 85308

Madness Comics and Games
111 E. University Dr. Suite 112
Denton, Texas 76209
phone 940.591.9771

Madness Games & Comics Plano
3131 Custer Road
Suite # 125
Plano TX 75075

Keith's Books and Comics
5400 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 120
Dallas 75206

North Dallas Keith's Books and Comics
17610 Midway Rd. Suite 136
Dallas 75287

More Fun Comics
3250 West Pleasant Run Road
Suite 235
Lancaster, Texas 75146

More Fun Comics Denton
103 W. Hickory
Denton, TX 76201

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


CONQUEROR and CONQUERIS are here! They are Malcolm Mason & Melanie Mason, two teenagers who wrestle with the normal difficulty of adolescent life. They face the peer pressure, the struggle to fit in, the bullies, the toils of school work & the challenges of meeting the expectations of their parents. Along with those struggles, they deal with the many challenges of living in Da-Hood, amongst the Gang Banging, Car-Jacking & Inner City Crime. But their biggest struggle is overcoming over these difficulties while confronting the additional perils as two teenage super-heroes. They wrestle with the dangers of fighting Evil Mad Scientist, Ruthless Super-villains, and Killer Robots.

Consequently, their undying faith in God is put to the test. But can they overcome their daily teenage struggles and survive the unending attacks from their super-powered foes? Will this be something they’ll be able to overcome? They confess they’re more than conquerors. Are they? The answer can be found in the suspenseful, action-pack graphic novel by Marc Moran which is available in the Chicago area at the following locations.

The Stand-Up Comics
3429 Ridge Rd
Lansing, IL 60438

All American Comics
3576 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL 60805

Graham Cracker Comics
2562 N.Clark St. Chicago, IL 60614

Cannot make it to the Windy City? The thrilling novel is also available at & Indy Planet. You can also read up on the novel at

Keep on Conquering!!

Dead Man Holiday # -1 retail availability

Here is a list of the retail locations that Dead Man Holiday # -1 will be available at on December 30th, 2009 for Indy Comic Book Week. If you live in New York, Chicago, Texas or a few other assorted locations you will be able to pick up a copy. If there is not a location near you, you can place a mail order here.

This is the third issue of Dead Man Holiday, a weird ongoing comic book series. You can download the first two issues for free here.

"Dead Man Holiday is a surreal sojourn through a bleak world of wild science and spooky creatures. Akin to watching Scooby-Doo on acid..."
-Steven Surman


HEY FOLKS--FEARLESS DAWN SPECIAL EDITION #1 (5000 print run) has shipped through Diamond, but FEARLESS DAWN #1 FIRST PRINTING (3000 print run) is only available through Haven Distributors , Tony Shenton and direct from Asylum Press. These are going fast so order your copy today!!!

Frank Forte
Asylum Press
P.O. Box 2875
Hollywood CA 90068

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

ICBW Comic gets Haven Staff Pick!

Hi folks,

Just passing along the hype: In the latest Indy Isle catalog (Fall 2009) the ICBW comic SPY GUY #1 received the Haven Staff Pick!

Stores can click the image above and go to page 97 in the catalog for complete details and to order SPY GUY directly from Haven Distributors.

If you'd like to read the newest issue of SPY GUY, you can read it online here. Or better yet, swing by your local ICBW friendly store on December 30th and check it out in paper, the way it was intended.