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Retrofit Comics 2018 Includes 12 new Graphic Novels. Now on Kickstarter

Retrofit Comics is one of the best kept secrets in comics publishing some of the best indie comic work out there. They comic company has a new Kickstarter which runs until April 27 where you can get their 2018 releases (and more).

If you get all 12 comics/graphic novels, you get them at over 50% off, and if that’s still too much, you can pick and choose what you want.

What’s on tap for 2018?

  • All the Sad Songs – Summer Pierre – a 104 page black and white softcover graphic memoir.
  • Fashion Forecasts – Yumi Sakugawa – 72 color pages and explores fashion in a not-so-distant future.
  • I Love You – Sara Lautman – 72 color pages, collects stories and strips from 2017.
  • John, Dear – Laura Lannes – This 48 page comic is about a bad relationship.
  • Our Wretched Town Hall – Eric Kostiuk Williams – 64 color pages, explores a whole bunch of trippy subjects.
  • The Prince – Liam Cobb – 120 two color pages, this softcover graphic novel is a take on the Frog Prince fairytale.
  • Survive 300 Million 1 – Pat Aulisio – this 76 color paged comic traverses the post-man ruinscape of the future.
  • Survive 300 Million 2: Serpentine Captives – Pat Aulisio – is a 92 page color graphic novel and the second of the series.
  • The Troublemakers – Baron Yoshimoto – a 248 black and white graphic novel is a collection of some of the best stories of Yoshimoto.
  • TRUMPTRUMP vol. 2: Modern Day Presidential – Warren Craghead III – 208 black and white pages of grotesque portraits of Donald Trump and his minions.
  • Understanding – Becca Tobin – 100 color pages of short stories about going to parties, spending money on stuff, voyeurism and ritual.
  • The Winner – Karl Stevens – 104 color pages hat dissects the line between the worlds of high and low art.

You can find out more about each project including preview art. Go back it now, you won’t be disappointed.

Review: I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You

vIn your life, you get to meet many people from many walks of life. Ever, so often, you may find people you may even like. Even rarer than both of those situations, is that you find someone you connect to. I know most people usually get love and connection tangled with each other, but they really are different.

The people you fall in love with, regardless of your sexual orientation, usually you lust is somewhere in the mix. When it comes to connection, it becomes a little harder to discern, especially if you are attracted to them. This is where I believe most human beings miss some of their strongest connections, not trusting their instincts in most cases. Yumi Sakugawa’s I Think I am In Friend-Love With You talks abut those connections where lust is nowhere to be found.

In the opening pages, Sakugawa explains exhaustively that, this love is purely platonic, and is only to be measured in how awesome she thinks of her friend. She gets into the coordination of texting and Facebook messaging your friend, just hang out, and in nonsexual way. She also dives into the connections, of liking the same things, thinking some of the same thing as funny and swapping favorite books. By book’s end, she makes a strong case for finding someone who is your “BFF”.

Overall, a funny, awkward, and sometimes way too relatable book, that’s talks about those world class bonds that connect true friends. The story by Sakugawa is hilarious and intimate. The art by Sakugawa complements the story well. Altogether, a book that everyone who has a true friend, through thick and thin, will be able to relate to.

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Story: 9.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.9 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Amazing Forest TPB

Amazing Forest TPB

Erick Freitas & Ulises Farinas (w) • Julien Dufour, Matt Rota, Melody Often, Yumi Sakugawa, Caitlin Rose Boyle, Angelica Blevins, Sean Pryor, Buster Moody, Job Yamen, Skuds Mckinley, Austin Breed, Zoe Crockett, Jelena Djordjevic, Victor Puchalski, Adrian Bago Gonzalez, Hyendo Park, Jack Forbes, Teylor Smirl, Alison Wight, Edwin Vazquez, Mike Prezzato, Marcus Muller, Jon Sperry, A. Shay Hahn (a) • Ulises Farinas (c)

Tales for the bold. Ideas for the strange. Wicked concepts that stir the minds of those with darkness in their hearts. A modern anthology that lends itself to a time when stories were short and ugly. Written by Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas, each comic is drawn by a different, amazingly talented artist each lending their unique talents to bring horrible happiness to the readers’ skulls!

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 208 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-677-5

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Preview: Amazing Forest #1

Amazing Forest #1

Ulises Farinas & Erick Freitas (w) • Julien Dufour, Matt Rota, Melody Often, Yumi Sakugawa (a) • Ulises Farinas (c)

Tales for the bold. Ideas for the strange. Wicked concepts that stir the minds of those with darkness in their hearts. A modern anthology that lends itself to a time when stories were short and ugly. Written by Ulises Farinas & Erick Freitas, each comic is drawn by a different amazingly talented artist, each lending their unique talents to bring horrible happiness to the readers’ skulls!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Adventure Time #30

Adventure Time #30

Writer: Ryan North
Artists: Kat Philbin, Missy Pena, Becca Tobin, Liz Prince, Carey Pietsch, Jesse Tise, Ian McGinty, T. Zysk, David Cutler, Yumi Sakugawa, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb

It’s a rad stand-alone ZINE Special! Enjoy this crazy special as the citizens of Ooo create their own zines to share. Marceline has a lot to say about her music, Peppermint Butler has a few life tips for anyone who will listen (and everyone should listen), and Finn creates his very first journal comic. A sick homage to DIY and mini-comics culture printed on uncoated paper and made to look like a zine from the ADVENTURE TIME gang!

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Adventure Time Goes DIY with Special Zine Issue

KaBOOM! has announced that July’s Adventure Time #30 will be a special stand-alone issue that honors the thriving DIY (“Do It Yourself”), mini-comics culture, printed on uncoated paper and made to look like a homemade zine from the citizens of Ooo. This issue features a cavalcade of indie creators, including longtime Adventure Time writer Ryan North and artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb; plus artists Liz Prince, Carey Pietsch, Rebecca Tobin, Kat Philbin, T. Zysk, Missy Pena, Jesse Tise, Ian McGinty, David Cutler, and Yumi Sakugawa.

Issue #30 is a rad stand-alone ZINE Special! Enjoy this crazy special as the citizens of Ooo create their own zines to share. Marceline has a lot to say about her music, Peppermint Butler has a few life tips for anyone who will listen (and everyone should listen), and Finn creates his very first journal comic. A sick homage to DIY and mini-comics culture printed on uncoated paper and made to look like a zine from the ADVENTURE TIME gang!

Adventure Time #30is available for pre-order now through comic shops under Diamond Order Code MAY141187 with a cover price of $3.99. It goes on sale July 16th. The main cover is illustrated by Mike Holmes (ADVENTURE TIME), with a fan subscription cover by Nick Iluzada, and a retailer incentive cover by Luke Pearson.

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Preview: Regular Show 2014 Annual

Regular Show 2014 Annual

Writers: Kevin Burkhalter, Yumi Sakugawa, Jimmy Geigerich, Andy Kluthe
Artists: Tessa Stone, Allison Strejlau, Mad Rupert, Andy Kluthe

Mordecai and Rigby battle it out over a pair of sneakers, and Muscle Man trains his very own troupe of Muscle Scouts.

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Preview: Amazing Forest #1

Amazing Forest #1

Writers: Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas
Art: Julien Dufour, Melody Often, Matt Rota, Yumi Sakugawa
$.99
Pages: 36
Rating: 17+

A collection of the greatest stories ever told. Tales for the bold. Ideas for the strange. Wicked concepts that stir the minds of those with darkness in their hearts. A modern anthology that lends itself to a time when stories were short and ugly. Written by Erick Freitas & Ulises Farinas, each comic is drawn by a different amazingly talented artist, each lending their unique talents to bring horrible happiness to the reader’s skulls.

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