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Gehweiler, Fawn – Angst Comics


Angst Comics

First off, no, I’m pretty sure that you can’t buy this at all. This is kind of a bonus for everybody who likes her work but only found it in the last couple of years. Hey, maybe I could make this a regular thing, posting samples of out-of-print minis that I have laying around. Sound like a good idea? Creators, how about you? Generally speaking, do you care if somebody posts a bunch of pictures from things that will probably never see the light of day again, or would you prefer that they either stay buried or are only republished when you put something together yourself? Regardless, here are a few pages from this one. There’s also a great story with Elvis in purgatory and a story about cafe hopping, but I didn’t want to put everything up. Enjoy…

Gehweiler, Fawn – Bomb Pop Comics and Stories


Bomb Pop Comics and Stories

Yet another person who should have been up here since day one. I had this comic all along and I knew her name sounded familiar, but it was in with my magazines like old copies of The Comics Journal, so I didn’t really check that pile. Did you all get the impression that I’m slightly disorganized yet? Good, that’ll make things a lot easier on you. Anyway, she was recommended by several people, and for good reason. She has a fantastically cute drawing style (those eyes couldn’t get much bigger on some of the pages) but that never causes you to lose touch with the core of her comics. In this one she interprets part of Rumble Fish (the novel, not the movie), tells the story of a lonely girl playing Space Invaders on a Friday night, and one about another girl on the racing circuit reading a letter from her father. I remember way back when you were all just whippersnappers (or something like that) when she put minis out all the time, but I think there’s just this and a coloring book that she has done in the last couple of years, unless somebody can correct me. It’s obvious from her website (which is fantastic, by the way) that she’s working a lot on other projects, and more power to her. I hope she makes a pile of money doing it. Still, more comics would be nice…

Gaynor, Jerome (editor) – Flying Saucer Attack


Flying Saucer Attack

Here’s a partial list of who’s in this: Jessica Abel, Joe Chiapetta, Jennifer Daydreamer, Fawn Gehweiler, Tom Hart, Megan Kelso, James Kochalka, Dave Lasky, Ted May, John Porcellino, Brian Ralph, Zak Sally, Jeff Zenick, Jenny Zervakis and Aleksander Zograf. There’s more, and I can’t believe that there’s no review for this anywhere on my site, as it’s really one of the best anthologies of all time, not that I’m biased or anything. It’s also from 1995, so it’s one of the early small press books that I read, so there’s probably a bit of nostalgia going on over here. Still, take a look of that list of talent and tell me that it wouldn’t be great.