What an awesome show! It was great to catch up with some people we haven’t seen in a while and meet more comics creators. Got to table next to Jared from Retrofit / Big Planet. Simon Hanselmann told me he was going to read our comics while taking a shit. Cool! And the trades! One of the best things about going to comics shows as a creator. CAKE never disappoints.
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.
The first published review of Esoteric Dialogue #1 has been posted on Comics Anonymous! G-Man’s write-up delves into the themes of the book as he sees them, and he gives an insightful overview of the story at hand. I gotta admit – you don’t always know how people will interpret a story like ED#1, but even if just a few people take away the kind of impression G-Man did, I’ll be a happy author. Read the article here.
From the review:
“Writer Scott Bufis & artist Matthew Salazar create a comic with a familiar style as the first few pages have a real R.Crumb/American Splendor feel to it and it tells a fairly important & unique story…..at least for a comic book. It centres around trying to reveal the truth about the world we live in and uses the comic book medium as a limitless choice to tell us exactly that.”