We’ll be at Short Run in Seattle!

The good people at Short Run deemed us worthy to table at the show on October 31 in Seattle. And, even though we didn’t win the Dash Grant, they gave us a little write-up on ShortRun.org:

We were super impressed with Esoteric #1 and #2, floppy comics that are filled with weird and wonderful lizard people, aliens, eyeball creatures, the Illuminati, and incredible drawing (we thought at one point they got Kim Deitch to draw for them!). Matthew Salazar, as the illustrator, changes up his style in the different stories written by Scott Bufis. They are a great team!

Many thanks to the Short Run team.

See ya at the show.


Poster by Jim Woodring

The Space Snobs Adventure begins!

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Welcome to the beginning of the first story within Esoteric Dialogue #2 – Space Snobs Adventures! This tale of grotesque privilege and appalling apathy follows two aliens, an Andromedan and a Pleiadian, in their quest to find an alternative method to cleaning their ship because they don’t feel like doing it themselves.

We’ll be posting pages every day until the the whole book is up here on the website. Pre-order your signed copy of ED #2 and we’ll send it out when we receive the prints in early June. Enjoy the comics.

ED#1 Review on Comics Anonymous

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.”