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Review: Cheech and Chong’s Chronicle: A Brief History of Weed

Cheech and Chong take us a bit through the history of weed as they attempt to get to a gig in Reno.

Story: Ceech Marin, Tommy Chong, Eliot Rahal
Art: Noah Van Sciver, Soo Lee, Ryan Dunlavey, Butch Mapa, J Gonzo, Chris Visions, Patricio Delpeche, Gideon Kendall, Ellen Lindner
Letterer: AndWorld Design
Color: Mark Rodrigues, Matt Harding

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“Weird Al” Yankovic & Z2 Comics Join Forces For The Original Graphic Novel The Illustrated Al: The Songs of “Weird Al” Yankovic

Z2 Comics has announced a collaboration with pop culture icon “Weird Al” Yankovic to publish The Illustrated Al: The Songs of “Weird Al” Yankovic. Written by “Weird Al” Yankovic, this career-spanning visual feast unites some of our top cartoonists and illustrators to express Al’s “Yankovisions.” The Great AL-merican Songbook features 20-plus classic Al songs interpreted by such artists as Bill PlymptonAaron AugenblickPeter BaggeSteve ChanksFelipe SobreiroGideon KendallMichael KuppermanWes HargisRuben BollingFred HarperRyan DunlaveyR. SikoryakJeff McClellandJeff McComseyHilary BartaJohnny SampsonTom RichmondBob Fingerman, and many more! The book also features cover art by Drew Friedman and Mike & Laura Allred, as well as a custom art print set from Jesse Philips, a collector’s card set by Danny Hellman, and a foreword from legendary comic Emo Philips, who is also opening for Al on his current 133-show tour of North America, with an accompanying illustration by master MAD alumnus Sam Viviano.

Z2 Comics and “Weird Al” Yankovic present The Illustrated Al: The Songs of “Weird Al” Yankovic in both softcover and hardcover formats, as well as oversized hardcover deluxe, and an oversized hardcover deluxe hand-signed edition. Drew Friedman and Mike & Laura Allred provide cover art. Deluxe editions include a wax pack of collector’s cards illustrated by Danny Hellman, a 3-piece art print set from Jesse Philips, a vinyl slipmat, drink coasters, and, in the Super Deluxe Edition, Al-signed books as well as a “Weird Al” Yankovic branded mini-accordion. 

Preview: Full Bleed Comics & Culture Quarterly Vol. 4 The End

Full Bleed Comics & Culture Quarterly Vol. 4 The End

(W) Shelly Bond, Conor McCreery, Josh O’Neill, George Gene Gustines, Ron Marz, Gavin Edwards, VARIOUS (A) Gideon Kendall, Jibola Fagbamiye, Craig Yoe, Various (CA) Tony Millionaire
In Shops: Apr 28, 2021
SRP: $25.00

They say all good things must come to an end. Alas, this is also true with the World’s ONLY 200 page print-only hardcover magazine – FULL BLEED, at least this version, is coming to a close with its final volume, THE END.

But we may just have saved the best for last! Here’s just the beginning: Part two of Rolling Stone’s Gavin Edwards lost and unpublished Grant Morrison interview, The final two chapters of Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Steve Beach’s epic “The Lost Boys of U-Boat Bremen,” an epic appreciation of legendary artist George Pérez by The New York Times’ George Gene Gustines, a long interview with Cindy Whitehead, the world’s first female professional skateboarder, by Shelly Bond…and that’s just for starters! THE END includes more of the fine mix of fiction, interviews and comics you came to expect in the first three volumes of FULL BLEED.

Full Bleed Comics & Culture Quarterly Vol. 4 The End

Preview: Full Bleed Comics & Culture Quarterly Vol. 4 The End

Full Bleed Comics & Culture Quarterly Vol. 4 The End

(W) Shelly Bond, Conor McCreery, Josh O’Neill, George Gene Gustines, Ron Marz, Gavin Edwards, VARIOUS (A) Gideon Kendall, Jibola Fagbamiye, Craig Yoe, Various (CA) Tony Millionaire
In Shops: Apr 28, 2021
SRP: $25.00

They say all good things must come to an end. Alas, this is also true with the World’s ONLY 200 page print-only hardcover magazine – FULL BLEED, at least this version, is coming to a close with its final volume, THE END.

But we may just have saved the best for last! Here’s just the beginning: Part two of Rolling Stone’s Gavin Edwards lost and unpublished Grant Morrison interview, The final two chapters of Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Steve Beach’s epic “The Lost Boys of U-Boat Bremen,” an epic appreciation of legendary artist George Pérez by The New York Times’ George Gene Gustines, a long interview with Cindy Whitehead, the world’s first female professional skateboarder, by Shelly Bond…and that’s just for starters! THE END includes more of the fine mix of fiction, interviews and comics you came to expect in the first three volumes of FULL BLEED.

Full Bleed Comics & Culture Quarterly Vol. 4 The End

Preview: Full Bleed: Comics & Culture Quarterly Vol. 4 The End

Full Bleed: Comics & Culture Quarterly Vol. 4 The End

(W) Shelly Bond, Conor McCreery, Josh O’Neill, George Gene Gustines, Ron Marz, Gavin Edwards, VARIOUS (A) Gideon Kendall, Jibola Fagbamiye, Craig Yoe, Various (CA) Tony Millionaire
In Shops: Apr 28, 2021
SRP: $25.00

They say all good things must come to an end. Alas, this is also true with the World’s ONLY 200 page print-only hardcover magazine – FULL BLEED, at least this version, is coming to a close with its final volume, THE END.
But we may just have saved the best for last! Here’s just the beginning: Part two of Rolling Stone’s Gavin Edwards lost and unpublished Grant Morrison interview, The final two chapters of Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Steve Beach’s epic “The Lost Boys of U-Boat Bremen,” an epic appreciation of legendary artist George Pérez by The New York Times’ George Gene Gustines, a long interview with Cindy Whitehead, the world’s first female professional skateboarder, by Shelly Bond…and that’s just for starters! THE END includes more of the fine mix of fiction, interviews and comics you came to expect in the first three volumes of FULL BLEED.

Full Bleed: Comics & Culture Quarterly Vol. 4 The End

Get Birdcage Bottom Books’ 2021 Releases, Running on Kickstarter Now

You can pre-order Birdcage Bottom Books‘ 2021 publications now through their Kickstarter campaign and get exclusive original art, custom art, limited edition comics, and more! The campaign ends March 29 and 4:06 ET.

Coming in 2021 are:

TOO TOUGH TO DIE: An Aging Punx Anthology

From “tired of being pushed around” to “just plain tired”, the TOO TOUGH TO DIE anthology explores the spectrum of what it means to be an aging punk through personal stories by some of the best cartoonists around. Shifting perspectives on angsty rebellion, the importance of community, persistent racism within the scene, appearance and identity and more are covered within this nearly 300 page tome.

Co-editors Haleigh Buck and J.T. Yost have tapped preeminent punks including Josh Bayer, Emily Flake, Casanova Frankenstein, Hyena Hell, Janelle Hessig, Gideon Kendall, Carrie McNinch, Brother Malcolm, Liz Prince, Aaron Renier, Ben Snakepit, Jenn Woodall, and so many more to provide punk-themed autobiographical comics for your eager consumption.

6” x 9”, 260+ pages. $20
Full-color covers with b+w interior. Perfect-bound

TOO TOUGH TO DIE: An Aging Punx Anthology

Flop Sweat is an ongoing serialization of Lance Ward’s autobiographical comics arranged chronologically. Previous self-published collections of these comics were featured in The Best American Comics. Ward’s life has been rife with pitfalls: abandonment, addiction, mental illness, sexual assault, arrest, attempted suicide, and even a death experience (not “near-death”, he was clinically deceased!). Yet, through it all he has somehow maintained a positivity about and loyalty to his art, even after crushing his drawing hand!

This second issue delves into Ward’s teen years battling family dysfunction, sex & drugs, another injury and joining the military!

In issue three, Ward is befriended by a shady character while working night shifts at a convenience store leading to cocaine addiction, grand larceny and committal to a psych ward.

This fourth issue finds Ward struggling (and failing) to remember an entire year of his life after waking up in yet another psychiatric hospital.

5.5” x 8.5”, 28 pages. $6
Full-color covers and interior

Everything Is Super by Rottsteak

Everything is Super follows the misadventures of Lloyd the Human Hemorrhoid Herman as he stumbles through contemporary life in a dead end, backwater superhero town. Volume one collects issues one through four. Recommended for mature audiences.

6” x 9”, 120 pages. $15
Full-color covers and interior. Perfect-bound

Everything Is Super

Comfort Creatures by Robert H. Stevenson

What happens when the things that once brought joy and comfort to your soul have transmutated into a haunting, dripping, mess of a monster you can’t help but love/hate? It’s called Comfort Creatures, an all-ages collection of illustrated rhymes with corresponding creatures that play like cautionary tales about some of our delicious escapisms.

5.5” x 8.5”, 24 pages. $6
Black cardstock with white ink cover with b+w interior

Comfort Creatures

Gideon Kendall Talks Zits and Whatzit, his New Series from Heavy Metal’s Virus

Pimples are a scourge for so many, but what if they were actually portals for creatures from another dimension to spy on our lives?

Writer Gideon Kendall explores this crazy concept in Whatzit Vol. 1 the first release in a three-volume series that’s an “inter-dimensional epic of pimples and porn, action, adolescence, and acne.”

We got a chance to talk to Kendall about his newest release.

You can order the first volume no directly from Heavy Metal.

Preview: Whatzit, Book One

Whatzit, Book One

Writer/Artist: Gideon Kendall
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Pimples, the scourge of adolescents everywhere, are actually portals through which creatures from another dimension derive voyeuristic pleasure by spying on the lives of human teenagers. This is the story of an unnamed refugee from this alien world and Scott, a horny and morose teenage boy, languishing in 1970’s America. It is an inter-dimensional epic of pimples and porn, action, adolescence, and acne. You’ll never look in the mirror the same way again after reading WHATZIT.

Whatzit, Book One

Preview: Full Bleed, Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation

Full Bleed, Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation

Gavin Edwards, Tini Howard, Joe Lansdale, Josh O’Neill, Hannah Means-Shannon, Philip Kennedy Johnson, Adam Knave, Vivek Tiwary, Russell Sheath, Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, Kat Kruger, Jon Raymond, Benjamin Percy, and many more (w) • Roger Langridge, Peter Bagge, Sara Richard, Julia Alekseyeva, Jen Vaughn, Noah Van Sciver, Danica Brine, Gideon Kendall, Tony Shasteen, Steve Beach, Brent Schoonover, Shannon Wheeler and many more (a) • Michael Brophy (c)

The World’s ONLY 200-page print-only hardcover magazine is back with Volume 3, and this is the best one yet! Welcome to HEAVY ROTATION.

Here’s just the beginning: Rolling Stone’s Gavin Edwards chimes in with a lost and unpublished Grant Morrison interview (that is absolutely bonkers), The Fifth Beatle’s Vivek Tiwary pens an essay on the 50th anniversary of Yellow Submarine, Hannah Means-Shannon from Metallica and Scott Ian of Anthrax on their long friendship, and shared love of horror and all things geek.

New comics from Roger Langridge, Josh O’Neill & Gideon Kendall, Adam Knave & Andrew Losq, Kat Kruger & Jen Vaughn, Noah Van Sciver, Julia Alekseyeva, and more! New fiction from Joe Lansdale! New essays from Tini Howard, Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, Jarrett Melendez, Jon Raymond and more!

And we’re just getting started. Like the first two volumes, FULL BLEED, Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation has a surprise in store on every page.

FULL BLEED, Vol. 1 was a smash hit, and it’s… sold out! But did you miss out on FULL BLEED, Vol. 2? It’s still available below!

HC • FC • $25.99 • 200 pages • 8-1/2” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-532-6

Full Bleed, Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation

Exclusive: Check Out Geof Darrow’s Original Art for the Next Two Volumes of Full Bleed

IDW Published is currently running a Kickstarter for Full Bleed Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation which runs until January 10.

The print only hardcover magazine features a long-lost interview with bestselling comic book writer Grant Morrison, discussing his feud with writer Alan Moore; a conversation between music legends Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Anthrax’s Scott Ian; interviews with with comic book legend Geof Darrow, and contributions by Julia Alekseyeva, Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, Peter Bagge, Tini Howard, Gideon Kendall, Roger Langridge, Joe Lansdale, Erin Nations, Benjamin Percy, Jon Raymond, Sara Richard, Vivek J. Tiwary, Noah Van Sciver; Shannon Wheeler, and many more.

On top of some impressive entertainment, this is your chance to own original art of Geof Darrow‘s.

The Geof Darrow Original Art Tier nets you Signed & Numbered Limited Versions of the next 2 volumes of Full Bleed: The Comics & Culture Quarterly, along with signed limited prints for those two volumes (Artists TBD) along with slipcase for all FOUR volumes. Plus a free copy of Las Vegas Repo #2! Plus an enamel Full Bleed “Sphere” pin (3rd in the series).. AND get your name in the next volume of Full Bleed ! Along with one piece of completely ORIGINAL ART by the legendary Geof Darrow!

We’ve got an exclusive first look at the original art by Darrow.

The Kickstarter runs until January 10 and Full Bleed Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation features:

  • The Grant Morrison Interview, Part One, By Gavin Edwards, illustration by Peter Bagge
  • Monsters of Rock: An interview with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, and Anthrax’s Scott Ian, concerning their shared history and love of all things horror and genre, By Russell Sheath, illustration by Tony Shasteen
  • We Don’t All Live in a Yellow Submarine: An Essay, By Vivek J. Tiwary
  • The Watering Shed: A brand-new short story featuring Hap & Leonard, By award-winning novelist Joe Lansdale
  • Lover’s Eyes: An Essay, By Tini Howard, with illustrations by Sara Richard
  • Arizona Daisy: A new comic, By Roger Langridge
  • May 1968: The Revolution that Almost Was – A comic essay, By Julia Alekseyeva
  • Black’s In: When a “Blackout” is a Good Thing, Text and illustrations by Abdulkareem Baba Aminu
  • Following the Bloody Trail of the Shaolin Cowboy: An interview with Geof Darrow, featuring never-before-seen art, by Hannah Means-Shannon
  • The Underdream: A new comic, By Josh O’Neill and Gideon Kendall
  • The Lost Boys of the U-Boat Bremen: Chapter Three, By Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Steve Beach
  • Down Mexico Way: A travel log, By Jarrett Melendez, with illustration from Danica Brine
  • Uncharted Part Two: A short story, By Benjamin Percy with spot illustrations by Brent Schoonover
  • The Shapes: A new comic, By Adam Knave & Andrew Losq
  • New short comics from Shannon Wheeler, Jennifer Hayden and Noah Van Sciver
  • A personal tale of young love gone wrong, By award-winning novelist and screenwriter, Jon Raymond
  • The Big Smoke, a photo essay, By Joel Meadows
  • Blade Runner: Technology Steals the Soul — An essay, By Tom Waltz, with illustration by Santipérez
  • The Five Most Important Underground Cartoonists, an essay, By Bob Levin
  • Home: A new comic by Erin Nations
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