Hello to all you Gatherers and Grand Geeks out there! I trust everyone’s Spring is going well thus far. As for me the week is at an end and I can finally relax after grueling days of earning a living. All that I look forward to now is pulling up a comfy seat, reading some indie comics and having a cold one. But before I do so, let’s see what looks good this week!
Lost Angeles #1
Writer(s): Jordan Lichtman
Artist(s): Mike Pyro Bleiweiss, Kelsi Jo Silva
Cover Artist(s): Kelsi Jo Silva
Publisher: Bliss on Tap
Synopsis: “The shocking and senseless assault of a privileged suburban teen leads local punk bouncer “Doyle” to investigate the crime on behalf of a grieving family, ultimately exposing a complex multi-billion-dollar real estate investment scheme tied to the 1984 Olympics whose greedy tentacles reach deep into City Hall…”
Sometimes there’s a book out there that, while a fictionalized account, accurately portrays trends that are all too realistic. Lost Angeles does just that when a punk rocker investigates the murder of an adolescent in the City of Angels during the early 1980s. What he finds parallels too many of the issues the city has today!
My Dog Jojo: A July Diary #1
Writer(s): Gabrielle Bell
Artist(s): Gabrielle Bell
Cover Artist(s): Gabrielle Bell
Publisher: Uncivilized Comics
Synopsis: “Gabrielle Bell gets the massive task of helping her reclusive mother find a dog. The canine must be good with cats, scare bears, and keep deer from eating the garden. When they meet Jojo – who is not qualified – Mom immediately decides to take her home. Gabrielle channels her inner dog-whisperer to make Jojo feel at home. Everyone has a different approach to the shy and fragile Jojo – but they all share an immediate love for the troubled dog.”
Seriously, who’s been slicing onions here? Because this is one of the most heartfelt stories in indie comics I’ve been reading for some time! Read on as Gabrielle and her mother find a dog that captures their hearts and immediate minds.
And there we have it for the week, Grand Geeks and Gatherers! Historical fiction combined with heart-wrenching tales of pets and the people that love them. These gems and so many others are available to you at the click of your keyboards or at the touch of a screen on your tablets and/or phones. But hey, lets show our support for local business and head down to our comic shops this Wednesday and buy the hardcopy issues themselves, hmmm? Read them and share with your friends. Start a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly, remember…GGG!