DOSE #3 release party tonight. Dove Parlour. 7 p.m.
This issue is an extremely short-run print, and features contributions from Molly Crabapple, John Leavitt, Josh Elder, Brian Warmoth, Nathan Alderman, Chris G, and art from J Sjostrom, Arif Rakhman, and Mauro Vargas (of Hannibal fame). Why not order one?
Black & White
Page Count: 48
Written and Illustrated by Brendan McGinley, Molly Crabapple, John Leavitt, Josh Elder, Brian Warmoth, Christopher S. Wilson, Mauro Vargas, J Sjostrom
In the third issue, Li’l Sammy Swift goes to prison for murder, a sperm whale finds daily life discomforting, and John Wilkes Booth makes a great action hero if you’re willing to overlook history. We invert the boring Fantastic Four movies with “Doom/Tuck,” and reveal Shakespeare’s role in the murder of Christopher Marlowe. Also, red-hot indie stars Molly Crabapple and John Leavitt stop by with a four-pager.
Comics’ greatest b&w humor anthology! (Well, greatest CURRENT…actually, the only one that we know of. If there’s another, it’s probably better than this.)
Also, check out this terrific birthday card my chum Reagan made for me.
Brian LeTendre at Secret Identity just asked me some questions about the junk I write, and I answered them in a semi-serious manner. Mostly it’s me listing everyone I admire in comics and comedy.
My neighbor emptied his new pool for the first time.
The ensuing basement flood which destroyed about 1/3 of my remaining DOSE stock and entire stash of DCs & Marvels to give out free at conventions. I may be raising the price of the remainder since what was destroyed would have about covered the printing costs. It was never going to be a lucrative venture even before hundreds of copies got sunk. I’ll let you know the plan when I have one.
I’d have some harsh words for the fellow who emptied his pool into the adjacent yard if I were sure that’s what caused it, and if he weren’t actually a karate dojo master.
Meanwhile, virus recovery goes well, and we will resume normal service for Hannibal soon. Thank you for your patience.
Our friends at Jazma interviewed Chris Ward, who mentions how “terrific” Dose is in the same breath as Giffen & DeMatteiss. High company, I’d reckon.