“Ugli Studios Presents” #1 gives us two stories: One about a cat (well, much more than a cat) who supports her “consort”, The Necromancer, in battle — “and my God, that artwork is epic!” — followed by a science fiction story with a twist ending. Tim and Mulele critique.
Just starting your comics career? Got a story to tell? Are you starting big — maybe too big? Or are you starting really, really small — say, a comic about guys who like to get small?
UPDATE 6/2/11: Here’s a PDF with selected pages from City of Walls. Thanks to Shaun Noel for providing!
More critiques of self-published comics! Tim and Mulele discuss getting the reader involved in your story, and your characters, from the get-go. If the first issue reads like a cliche, don’t expect the reader to come back for issue two.
Also, in case you needed us to tell you this: Show, don’t tell.
Part relationship story, part science fiction, Terry Moore’s Echo crosses traditional boundaries. The series includes some fascinating characters, and a frustrating main character whose life isn’t moving forward. Are the characters too reminiscent of those in Moore’s popular Strangers in Paradise? Will there be an Echo movie, with the relationship parts cut out? Tim and newcomer Alberto review.
Steph Godfrey, of San Francisco by way of Perth, Australia, recently made a comic called Panorama, based on a dream she had and how it affected her life. Tim talks to Steph about the background of the comic, and then reviews it with Mulele.
Ed the Happy Clown is a kooky, scary, funny, comic, Chester Brown’s first claim to fame. Tim and Mulele attempt to review it, as well as touching on Diamond’s new UPC/ISBN requirement, and an update on Mulele’s progress on his various projects.
Bay Area cartoonist Emily Stackhouse tells Tim about her first comic, Brazilianoir, and the trails and tribulations of self-publishing it!