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James Lyle's illustrations are featured in a new collection of Saint Germaine - Tales of an Immortal from Transfuzion. And his "Adam Among the Gods" (above) is now for sale online at Aazurn.com! See what else James is up to here!
"Oz" artist Bill Bryan's "Seductions" (above) is now for sale online at Aazurn.com! See what else Bill is up to here!
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Kim Mey-Loehng is fired on his 40th birthday, Gary Scott Beatty's jazz musicians meet on "The Bridge," and Devastating Roulette Studios unveil the cosmic "He!" in the new issue of Indie Comics Magazine!
Mey-Loehng, Devastating Roulette Studios, and Beatty join five other creators for nine complete stories. Order in August's Previews, Diamond's comic book order catalog, under Aazurn Publishing.
You may be able to tell -- I'm easily bored! You couldn't find nine comic book stories more different in style! Today's comics seem defined by a bland sameness, but our you crave variety -- and we deliver!
Kim Mey-Loehng was fired on his 40th birthday and we hear all about it in Indie Comics Magazine #7. This slice of life story is punctuated by conversation about "anticipatory it," a blown presentation, and the movie Taxi Driver,
I was strangely drawn to this story, with its manic artwork, its berserk typefaces and its raving characters. Kim shows there is more than one way to tell a story.
Devastating Roulette Studios brings a cosmic traveller and cool dinosaurs to Indie Comics Magazine #7. The studio is Brandon Bullock, Derek Adnams and Justin Wood.
It's exciting to see a young team really kicking butt. These guys have it all: super art, far-reaching concepts and a stated goal to expand the art of the comic book.
Some time has passed since my own Xeric Grant winning Jazz: Cool Birth characters visited Indie Comics Magazine. The wait is over, with another story from the era of cool jazz. Flora is a golden voice in a new combo, but Gerry's fears force him to retreat into his horn. Dig?
My illustration style is inspired by '50s album cover design. And my inspiration is a music that dominated for over 50 years, at its peak, soon to decline. This is the pre-Mad Men era, and it isn't pretty!
I hope you have all enjoyed the hours of free entertainment at Indie Comics Magazine.com. It's a strange portal to worlds uncanny and unknown, a vast gateway to astonishing and uncommon words and pictures. Just don't be sucked in to the detriment of your livelihood! There's a lot to see!
Remember to order in August's Previews! We don't sell back issues, we don't overprint, and we don't reprint!
-- Gary Scott Beatty, master schmoozer here at Indie Comics Magazine
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