July? Yes, the summer is here. Cons are now 77% more sweaty and books from Winter are coming out! We want to mention a few good comics and graphic novels that are out now from top indie artists. Barbarian Lord is out now in stores and on the web and - two new FUBAR alum books are coming up in short order. Barbarian Lord
by Matt Smith is a tale of action and adventure with Smith's trademarked art style! Viking doom, Conan action comics, Groo, Much The Miller's Son fans will all really enjoy this 176 page black-and-white graphic novel from Clarion Books.Mother Russia
is available now for pre-order from Jeff MComsey. Small press commando community word is that a book on rampaging Dinosaurs in their natural settings is upcoming from artist/writer/FUBAR ring-leader Steve Beck
. We've seen early previews of this comic on-line and it looks brilliant.
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The Character Design
folder is starting to fill out very well. We look for multiple poses in your sheets. Disney in the 1940's used a minimum
of eight poses as their standard character sheets. Three to four pose sheets are the best idea for our group.
New Indie Comic And Book News
This month, were are featuring two out-standing webcomics. These dedicated publishers have labels and imprints that you just gotta visit and buy directly from them. Both comics are imaginative with a high level of skill in the story-telling and art departments. Let's get right to it then!
Hawk And A Handsaw
What happens in an insane asylum for super-heroes? Edgy comics with excellent art!
Hawk And A Handsaw is a top shelf webcomic written by Brett Harris and art by Matt Childers of Adventures In Pulp
Super-heroes operate at mega-strength while flying through the sky - without a care in the world. Enter, Dr. Destructo! A villain whose devices steal super-heroes' powers! Consequentially, a number of power-drained and frustrated former heroes are put in the state sanatorium. Insisting you can break through walls or have a body made of adamantium does that!
Among these mental patients is the former Super-Man of this world, El Supremo who is now a years long committed mental patient.
This title is a fun, smart romp through traditional comic book genres and rules. Childer's art is electric!
El Supremo's powers were removed mysteriously during his crime fighting career. After, he was forced to live in the gloomy austerity of Sterling State Mental Health Facility. For years, Supremo raves about being "faster than a speeding bullet" much to his wardens' contempt. One day, as suddenly as his super strength abandoned years ago - his strength and flight powers return
That is only the beginning of this dark and imaginative book. One of multiple tales available from Adventures In Pulp. Take time to subscribe
to Hawk And A Handsaw.
Swords, sorcery and - heavy metal trolls? Bloody good action!Swords and sorcery rule a magical, monster-filled world in this weekly webcomic, Swift Blades, from
Jacobsen and Sanders.
This is a straight-forward fantasy battle focused book. Action frames the storyline and pacing in a series of building battles. Swift Swords takes place in a medieval era. The comic flies into magical dimensions, forest fortifications and in demon inhabited pits deep in the forgotten realms deep in the wilderness.
Battles rage among eves, dwarves and humans that face vast armies and orcish hordes.
Original heroes rise and fall in the epic clashes versus Orc hordes have come! These evil warriors fight to extinguish mankind from encroaching on it's dark borders. Orchish armies led by giants, trolls and even by some intelligent members of the undead are on the horizon! How can anything stand before thousands of these armed beasties?
PG-13 for violence and bloody action. Already in the 100+ page range - great for a color webcomic. Steadily updating! Take some time to subscribe
to Swift Blades.
Indie Graphic Novels is affiliated with over 50 different comic groups! Did you know that? We have affiliations with artist groups from Chile, Brazil and Russia. This month, we are focusing in on two of those groups.Character DesignCharacter Design
is a community of mostly amateur and aspiring galleries for original characters. Character Design has been on Deviant Art for five years and currently has 700 Members. Brush InkingBrushing Inking
group on Deviant Art is a great place to find those traditional skills. Killer artists use these techniques to build upon digital skills in turn. It's been on dA for four years with 575 Members currently.
The admin is smart here! Brushing Inkers has Contributor Chris Kohler - the creator of zombie adventure/horror title Portland Underground
. The work at the group is classic! There is a lot of cross-over with original work and 1960's-1980's era Marvel aesthetics.
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