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James Patrick
06-11-2005, 08:28 AM
I may start doing this. IF a crop of books looks interesting, has a neat cover or concept, just kind of putting up a hey check this out thread. For this first look though, I just took a look at the very new books there, that they put it up, to make it easy, all of them on top.

Anyway, I guess there's just something about the potential of any book you haven't read yet. Like any movie you haven't seen. It could be great, it could be terrible. Its so . . tickling. None of these books are mine. I have no reward in posting this -- no stock in comixpress. I just think what's occuring there is something remarkable. There will be bad books, there will be good books, it's just a completely different dynamic letting people publish (print) without money. Anyway, here we go.

http://www.comixpress.com/catalog/images/HTKCRcvr.jpg

Well, this looks kind of fun, if not creepy. I tried to find preview pages at their webiste, but couldn't. Art looks like it could need some polishing -- but that cover is a lot of fun. Maybe I missed it, but I'll say this anyway, best thing is for people to link to three or four pages of finished product. Like I said, could be fun, if not creepy.

http://www.comixpress.com/catalog/images/MSTAR02cvr.jpg

This is a collection of strips. It's sold as following the day-to-day life as a super hero. Kind of Hero Happy Hour take, but at home instead of the bar. Art is crisp, but the strips I read in the preview didn't reflect anything super hero. The concept wasn't exploited. I may not have read enough though.

http://www.comixpress.com/catalog/images/CJACK01cvr.jpg

Well, this could be a lot of fun. Here's what the solicitation said. "Set in the old west, a young man must find out who he is and more importantly who or what is the monster that plagues his dreams..." There's a page of art on the website that didn't look bad. But man, just sounds like it could be a lot of fun. I like the tones on the cover.

http://www.comixpress.com/catalog/images/COMPA01cvr.jpg

"Alice, James and their twins girls move into their dream home only to discover they are not alone." Okay, could be interesting, not enough in the solicitation or ont he cover to tell us anything. That's vague and could go anywhere from there. Sounds like the house is haunted, but we need a little more. Like, the house is haunted by 18th century basket weaver out to enact revenge on its non-basket weaving residents. Yeah, that'd be cool. Okay, I'm sure they have a better idea than that.

http://www.comixpress.com/catalog/images/TOTOD02cvr.jpg

Hey, I know this guy! And I have this book and the first issue in my stack to read. Support the b-board folks! Especially since i'm on it. I've heard people say nice things about this, so check it out -- i know i'm going to.

Patton
06-11-2005, 08:31 AM
yeah, a ton of those looks great.

i'm gonna make a huge order there soon. and not just for printing.

Christian Beranek
06-11-2005, 08:34 AM
The quality of Comixpress is what amazes me. The blacks are sharp and the covers look legit. Not a bad way to go if you want to test out some titles.

James Patrick
06-11-2005, 08:36 AM
yeah, a ton of those looks great.

i'm gonna make a huge order there soon. and not just for printing.

Yeah, that's kind of the reason I'm going to start doing this -- going through and taking a look at what looks the most interesting (to me) and say hey, this is a great concept or looks like it has great art -- so that if the 200 titles are intimidating for some to wade through, they can quickly check a few out.

SethInAz
06-11-2005, 09:17 AM
Check out the Ronin' Somnia books coming out too!

Travis M. Bierwagen
06-11-2005, 09:51 AM
Has anyone else read GRAVY BOY? I think it's a pretty great little comic!

James Patrick
06-11-2005, 10:15 AM
Check out the Ronin' Somnia books coming out too!

Why? Give us reasons.

I'll definately be checking out Ronin books on here, these are just the new books that came out -- but I'd like to see why you think we should be this.

Unless it's your own book. With all due respect, I'd like to stay away from people pimping their own books in this thread. It'd be much better if the discussions were about what looks interesting on the site, or commenting about the books people recommend, or even thanking people who recommend your books. But this could easily turn into a buy my book thread and I don't want that. I can't stop it, but i think it would be better to have discussions about why books look good or are good. There's a new thread button that that stuff can be done to death in.

James Patrick
06-11-2005, 10:18 AM
Has anyone else read GRAVY BOY? I think it's a pretty great little comic!

I've heard that mentioned by Logan, I think. Along with Emo Boy as books that get some notice on there. I'll have to check it out.

Genius J
06-11-2005, 10:51 AM
"Put Some Pants On" is one of my favorite ComiXpress titles. Totally took me by surprise. Very entertaining.

James Patrick
06-11-2005, 01:50 PM
Now, here's a book I recommend people check out from Nate Piekos (blambot). Fun times, solid art, great coloring and lettering. I've read the strips as they've come out and they're great. This collects them. I hink they're available on his website --http://www.realmofatland.com/ -- but it's something to hold them in your hand. Solid, solid work if you like fantasy and fantasy-related.

http://www.comixpress.com/catalog/images/ATLAN01cvr.jpg

Ben Rosen
06-11-2005, 01:51 PM
speaking of support the b-board, i have this link in my sig...

sorry. i'm getting ready for the pimping onslaught this summer. oh yes. insult to injury 2.

James Patrick
06-11-2005, 01:52 PM
Has anyone else read GRAVY BOY? I think it's a pretty great little comic!

http://www.comixpress.com/catalog/images/GRBOY01cvr.jpg

Philbert Pharmac maneuvers his way through the twists and perils of a less-than-normal day at B. Radley Junior High. If he can survive the bullies,the bathroom and the eagle-eyed principal, he might just find somehing to make this birthday very special indeed.

20 pages | Black & White | $2.50 US

James Patrick
06-11-2005, 01:53 PM
"Put Some Pants On" is one of my favorite ComiXpress titles. Totally took me by surprise. Very entertaining.


http://www.comixpress.com/catalog/images/PSPONcvr.jpg

Put Some Pants On is a manically delightfully and surreal “quest” adventure about an early-twenty-something everyman who, trapped in a dead-end customer-service job, quickly finds himself set upon a surreal quest of epic proportions. Unlike most of your typical hero fare, though, our leading man is not out to save the world or even the girl of his dreams. Rather, this is a personal quest; A quest truly fitting of the everyman. This is all about the quest for “girly action.” Sure, it also involves a time-traveling monkey, alien butt probes, sinister movie popcorn, and giant rampaging mutants that fire lasers out of some most peculiar places, but this is all secondary in the quest for our hero, our everyman, as he desperately tries to take the proper steps that will ensure him from becoming a “lonely hermit” whose only companions in the future are his staff of prattling primates. For Mature Readers.

52 pages | Black & White | $2.95 US

Travis M. Bierwagen
06-11-2005, 04:09 PM
Yeah, I liked that PUT SOME PANTS ON too. And not just because the phrase "Put some pants on" is kind of an inside joke in my family... don't ask. :shock:

Lots of good stuff at Comixpress, Ronin and otherwise. Too bad it's not more acessible for retailers.

CraigM
06-11-2005, 04:11 PM
Yeah, I liked that PUT SOME PANTS ON too. And not just because the phrase "Put some pants on" is kind of an inside joke in my family... don't ask. :shock:

Lots of good stuff at Comixpress, Ronin and otherwise. Too bad it's not more acessible for retailers.

*does the mysterious thing*

That's going to change sooner then later.

Craig

Patton
06-11-2005, 04:14 PM
*does the mysterious thing*

That's going to change sooner then later.

Craig
uh--that one was pretty straightforward. Might want to throw some more mystery in there.

CraigM
06-11-2005, 04:14 PM
uh--that one was pretty straightforward. Might want to throw some more mystery in there.

Damnit!

There COULD be something in the works for retailers.

How's that?

Craig

Patton
06-11-2005, 04:16 PM
Damnit!

There COULD be something in the works for retailers.

How's that?

Craig


There might be--MAYBE--something in the works for people who may or MAY NOT sell books with words and drawings.