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Weekend Review: Unit 44

From time to time, I come across an independent or small press comic that really blows my mind with humor and art.  Locke and Key was one such experience.  Unit 44 is another.

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Unit 44 (Alterna Comics)
Written by Wes Locher

Illustrated by Eduardo Jiménez

The artistic style of this book is very bright, simple, and playful, which really matches the silly story and humor.  Rather than being realistic the characters are caricatures, and drawn two dimensionally, in a style reminiscent of Archer.  The color palette continues the cartoon theme, using lots of bright primary colors.  Even panels in which the characters are in dark, federal offices or interrogation rooms, the grays and blacks are broken by bright hair colors or even surprising uses of blue and violet. Continue reading

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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 32, Kelly Bender and Micah Myers of SNARL

SNARL

In which Andrew talks with Kelly Bender and Micah Myers, the writer and letterer of SNARL, and brand new independent comic out from Alterna Comics. The guys talk about the writing process, what it really takes to letter a comics and why it’s so important, and what it’s like working in comics outside of the Big Two. Kelly shares some great insights about the comic industry in Asia as well as his thoughts about the future of artist alley at conventions.

Show Notes:

SNARL

Kelly Bender

Nathan Kelly

Josh Jensen

Micah Myers

Alterna Comics

True Detective

X-Files

Brian Balondo

Starburn

Markosia

Oni Open Submission

Insane Comics

All Hallow’s Eve

215 Ink

Secret Wars

Copperhead

Saga

Curb Stomp

Day Men

Criminal

D4ve

 

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