There's a new comic I really want to read, but i can't read it unless it gets funded!
It's called THE GARLIKS by Lea Hernandez and it's on Indiegogo right now!
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My favorite comics tend to be ones that mix supernatural fantasy elements with slice of life comedy. This comic had me from the words "vampire that wants to be a comicer". Plus, it's got some really cute art, enjoyable characters, and a few interesting concepts. So if any of those things sound good to you too skip over to its Indiegogo page
and donate. There's a lot of incentives too, like prints and art bags.
On a somewhat related note, sometimes I wonder how many young people- particularly amoungst my followers- read comics besides manga. Sometimes it seems like too many people are completely unaware that there are American comics outside of superheroes. It saddens me because I truly think comics are a great medium that deserves to be both experienced and explored by more people.
So allow me to shove this list of comics I personally recommend in your face: Anya's Ghost American Born Chinese My Faith in FrankyThe Best of the SpiritCrogan AdventuresScary GodmotherBeasts of BurdenLittle VampireMausThe Eternal Smile: Three Stories Same DifferenceUsagi Yojimbo The Professor's DaughterThe GoonHellboyScott PilgrimBlacksad
And just for good measure, here's a list of comic publishers that aren't Marvel or DC:SLG PublishingFirst SecondArchaiaDark HorseOni PressImageDrawn & QuarterlyBOOM! Studios
And then there's Vertigo
which is technically a subsidiary of DC. Still recommendable none the less.
If you have anything to say about my selections or about your comic reading habits please feel free to leave a comment. I'd really love to hear your opinion on the matter.
One last thing, I've started a couple of blogs on Tumblr: Creepy-Crazy-Kooky-Spooky
and Gegege no Blog
. Check 'em out if you're interested.