Happy Independence Day, Grand Geeks and Gatherers! I hope everyone has a wonderful day of pool parties, barbecues, fireworks and national pride writ large across the country.  But do remember that even while we celebrate our country’s freedom that the business of indie comics continues to churn.  So sit by the azure waves of your pool or under the shade of a good tree, have your cold drink or freshly grilled burger in one hand, and let’s see what I and Uncle Sam deem to be worthy this week to satisfy your reading needs!


Cloe and the Cloud #1
Writer(s): Nuria Aparicio
Artist(s): Nuria Aparicio
Cover Artist(s): Nuria Aparicio
Publisher: Sallybooks and Amigo

Synopsis: “Sallybooks and Amigo bring the best for kids and young readers! Cloe is a cheerful and likeable girl who is always laughing and having fun. One day Cloe is playing and suddenly… Rain!

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It’s not often enough that I give exposure to indie comics that are appropriate and satisfying to readers of all ages, and this one brought to you on behalf of Sallybooks with Amigo is just such an example.  So here we have this story of cheerful and friendly Cloe who one day in midst of all the fun and games manages to suddenly summon a cloud, and it nothing but rains down on her precious parade.  Just who is responsible for this and will she ever get that sunshine again? Who knows, but read on friends, for the sunshine’s always brightest after a good rain, is it not?

Available in digital format from http://amigocomics.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/.  Hard copy format available at your LCS!

Magpie World #1
Writer(s): Carlos X. Diaz
Artist(s): Guillermo Monje
Cover Artist(s): Guillermo Monje
Publisher: Sallybooks and Amigo

Synopsis: “Alex longs for knowing the world. A strong force makes him want to know more and more about him, his curiosity. But Alex doesn’t know the world is even bigger and odd than what he could imagine. Along his way, he will know the Nature forces and, above all, he will know himself.”

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Some of the moist poignant stories are the ones where the protagonist seeks knowledge of the world around him or herself only to find that and so much more. And Alex’s odyssey into such knowledge takes him on a trip beyond his wildest imaginations. A touching gesture is just how much of himself Alex comes to learn along the way during this trek.

Available in digital format from http://amigocomics.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/.  Hard copy format available at your LCS!


Huzzah, Gatherers and Grand Geeks! Enjoy our nation’s festivities this day but if you are so inclined, go ahead and find such wonderful stories as those provided for you this week on behalf of Sallybooks and Amigo.  The best part about it is that they are available at the mere tapping of a screen or button.  But I know you’ll show your support for your local store and go down to them this fine day to get the actual hard copy issues. Read them and share with your friends while lighting up a sparkler.  Start a conversation while the ground bloom flowers whiz on the ground and Old Glory flies high in the sky.  But most importantly, remember…GGG!