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May/June 2008 Quarterly News

Squid Works Comics

May/June 2008 Quarterly News

New This Quarter
Clean by Rikki Ducornet and T. Motley - This fake "Jack Chick" tract depicts the bizarre religious fantasies of a woman who works as a cook at a nursing home. Mature 12 page, b&w saddle-stitched tract (5 1/4 x 2 5/8), $0.75 US.
Twilight of the Bums by Raymond Federman and George Chambers with cartoon accompaniment by T. Motley - In the tradition of Vladimir and Estragon, this madcap collection of microfictions presents the travails of two hoboes and the shadow they share. Mature 120 page, b&w magazine with color square-bound cover, $16.00 ISBN 978-0-9788811-3-9
Gypsy! Everything's Coming Up Rose by John Peters is NOW In June Previews (JUN084197 page 349)! - Gypsy is a young girl who has just been abandoned by her mother at a time in her life when she’s responsible for doing her goddess service. Too bad she’s been kidnapped by a giant winged toad – It’s amazing how much of an adventure you can have while you’re catatonic. Thank goodness for her Doctor, Dr. Ziggy, and her trusty puppet theater troupe, things might just end up hilarious. 128 page, monochrome brown 6" x 9" digest, square-bound color cover, General, $9.95 US ISBN 978-0-9755041-6-9. Advance orders now shipping!. In June Previews, JUN084197 page 349!
10 Things I Hate About My Job by Meredith Funk - It seems that every place I've ever worked at there is a scary mo-fo who I am pretty sure is a devil worshipper. I believe these people would suck my soul out of my anus and make me eat it. This book is dedicated to those who experience the same feelings at the workplace. May the gods protect your cubicle. Mature, 12 page b&w mini. Comes with mini bumper sticker. FREE with purchase of Social Morality Vol. 1
24 Hour Comics People, the 608-page anthology is now available for FREE download from Wowio!
Tori Amos' Comic Book Tattoo - The Squid Works is proud to announce that our very own Mike May is illustrating a story in Tori Amos' 480-page Comic Book Tattoo anthology, due out in stores July 23rd.
Clean by Ducornet & MotleyThe Twilight of the Bums by Federman, Chambers & MotleyGypsy! Everything's Comig Up Rose by John Peters24 Hour Comics People now FREE from Wowio!10 Things I Hate About My Job by Meredith FunkTori Amos' Comic Book Tattoo
More information and the complete catalog go to www.squidworks.com/offerings.html , and don’t forget to have your favorite comic retailer order from us on your behalf to save you shipping costs. Have them find out how at www.squidworks.com/dealer.html.

Reviews and News This Quarter
SubCulture by Kevin Freeman & Stan Yan by Ape Entertainment
  • 5/9/08 Podcast review on The Geek Savant (at about the 1:15 mark)
REVVVelations by Stan Yan and Jolyon Yates
  • 3/20/08 "It's the little things that make it work" ~ Steve Parkes, Independent Propaganda
5/20/08 Interview with Stan Yan on Planet Comic Book Radio
5/3/08 Interview with Stan Yan on Fanboy Faceoff
Read the complete reviews and news at www.squidworks.com/reviews.html

Upcoming Events
Denver Zine Fest - Saturday, May 31st from 10 am - 6 pm at the First Unitarian Church at 14th & Lafayette in Denver. Join Lonnie Allen, Alexis Cooke, Craig Gassen, Tanya Higgins, Michael O'Keefe, John Peters, Al Steffen, Brendan Wenberg, Stan Yan, Ellen Yu, and Amy Hadley.
MoCCA Art Fest – June 7th & 8th, the Squid Works' own T. Motley, John Peters, Andy Glass, Stan Yan, Brendan Wenberg, and Will Barnes will be exhibiting their wares at the MoCCA Art Fest in NYC at the PuckBuilding at 295 Lafayette Street in Soho. John, Andy and Stan will be at table C15, Tom will be sharing table A63 with Issac Cates, and Will and Brendan will be sharing table S62.
Wizard World ChicagoJune 26th – 29th, the Squid Works’ own Stan Yan and Brendan Wenberg will be exhibiting their wares and doing zombie caricatures for fans.
Comic-Con International – July 23rd – 27th at the San DiegoConvention Center, join Tanya Higgins, Chris Salas, Brendan Wenberg and Stan Yan as they sign their latest books and do zombicatures for fans.
More event information and updates can be found at www.squidworks.com/events.html

New Free Webcomics
Nonsequiteria by John Peters - A collection of non-related or loosely-related sketches or story. A catch-all for John's cartoon genius! (G – for everyone!)
We’re happy to announce the relaunch of REVVVelations by Stan Yan and Jolyon Yatesafter a few month hiatus, this popular weekly webcomic relaunched Saturday, May 3rd (PG-13)
And, although it's not really an online comic, we're proud to announce that as of April 2008 T. Motley's Tragic Strips is now a regular feature in the Brooklyn Rail. Look for it under the Fiction link.
View these and other regularly-updating and archived webcomics at www.squidworks.com/online.html . And, of course, don’t forget to let us know what you think by posting comments on our web forum via the “Forum” link or submitting your own review of our comics via the “Review” link. If we use your comments of shamelessly promote ourselves, you could win a free book!

Thanks again for supporting small press comics!