Gabriella Tutino published a brief analysis of Esoteric Dialogue #1 on comicsverse.com. She combed through the main aspects of the story and had some very complimentary things to say:
“The New World Conquest story works as a layered parody: on one hand, it mocks those who are constantly spouting conspiracy theories or trying to expose ‘the truth,’ and on the other it pokes fun at those who blindly believe everything around them. The idea that the ‘architects of society’ are really just kids trying to win a game is quite genius: it exhibits a power struggle, as well as the impulsive, unpredicted ways of fate.”
These days we’re trying to make some smaller stuff and post more frequently. Making books is our main focus, and we’re putting the final touches on our next one, The Seeker, but we’ve been experimenting on the side. Here’s the latest.
This is the first in a little series that we’re doing called Faces.
Color is fun and so are computers with editing software.
When we first got to Chicago, we knew we had a lot of great comic shops to visit and boxes to thumb through. The walls of new comics in shops like Chicago Comics and Graham Crackers Comic Books are great indicators that the comics industry is chugging along, but it was the discounted archives in the dusty, dank basements underneath that provided the most fascinating look into a medium that has always found a home in obscurity.
A lot of boiling-over occurred in 2015 when it came to protests against police violence in the black community and the anger of an exploited middle class. Chicago saw the clashes up close. Lumpen Magazine # 127 is an edition that applauds the efforts of community activists and those willing to stand up to the injustices of a corrupt political system.
‘Action and Apathy Blues’ is our addition to the issue and touches on the malaise of believing something needs to change and what we can do about it.