I guess it takes a break-up and eating tons of vegan cupcakes, to make you realize that maybe you pour energy into bringing you blog back from the dead blog grave. So I’ve stop wearing my faded two holes away from being useless hoodie*. And instead started plotting Her Comics return. If you have a comic book or zine that you want reviewed, or event coming up and would like me to cover it, email at hercomics at gmail dot com.
As for now I’m going back to plotting my C2E2 schedule .
* My computer for some reason knows “foodie” but not “hoodie”.
I’m always on the lookout for new comics from self publishers. Not too long ago, I came across a comic entitled Robbie and Bobby by Jason Poland, a cartoonist living in Houston, Texas. What sold me on trying out this comic was Robbie a robot who is friends with a young boy named Bobby. Robbie can best be described as quirky but lovable while best friend Bobby is seen as a self-obsessed boy that mirrors much of today’s youth.
The first few pages of Robbie and Bobby have slow a start but pick up fast and once it does it’s hard to put the comic down. There are so many great strips in Robbie and Bobby; it makes it hard to pick just one as a favorite. However one that made laugh maybe just a little bit more is one in which Robbie is left heartbroken when his books are replaced by a Kindle. And most people will say “aww” when reading about a milk carton and plastic bottle in love being torn apart. Oh yeah, and Doctor Who fans: there’s something in this comic for you.
I highly recommend checking out Robbie and Bobby. Readers of Liz Prince work will definitely fall in love with Robbie and Bobby. And it’s a great comic for those new to reading comic books. If you want to read more Robbie and Bobby head over to Jason’s web site, where Jason puts up new comics daily. Those of you living in Austin, Texas you can pick up a paper copy of Robbie and Bobby at Austin Books and Comics.
If you grew up in the 90’s loving Daria, then odds are your present-day self would love reading Julia Wertz’s “Fart Party”. The Fart Party is an autobiographical comic that takes a look into the life of Brooklyn-based cartoonist and writer Julia Wertz. The Fart Party began online in 2005 when the creator was living in San Francisco, and follows her life ranging from daily events to the everyday bullshit that we all deal with.
Fart Party is funny, quirky, and sarcastic and is just an all around great read for anyone. Julia has grown to be a great storyteller, and has developed a drawing style all her own. I highly recommend that you pick up the first two volumes of The Fart Party out now in bookstores. It’s one of those books that will have you laughing for days and will definitely be shared amongst friends.
Julia Wertz Must Reads
Want to go to a Comic Book Convetion without spending a ton of money? Of course you do, which is why you should make plans now to attend Comicpalooza, May27-29, 2011 in Houston, Texas.
While last year’s con was pretty awesome we know next years will sure to be epic. Right now you can get tickets at either $20.00 for a one day pass or $25.00 for a three day pass. At those prices you’ll have enough money left in your pocket to come up with a sweet costume.
here’s what some people are already saying about us:
At this year’s Comicpalooza in Houston, Texas I was turned on to the work of Daniel Connor a cartoonist based in San Antonio, Texas. Daniel’s personality alone was enough for me buy one of his comics. Daniel Connor is the creator of the web comic series “Heaven Forbid”. The comic takes a humorous look at church culture while also examining Bible scripture.
One of things I like about “Heaven Forbid” is that you don’t have to be Christian to like it. The story lines are funny and can be relatable to most people, even to those of us that didn’t grow up in the church. The comics that deal with Bible text aren’t heavy at all and reading them makes you feel like you are having a conversation with a close friend. Connor’s artwork is done in black and white and is done in a carefree drawing style. Daniel’s artwork is reminiscent of Bryan Lee O’ Malley with his own style being noticeable.
I’m very happy to have had a chance to meet Daniel Connor; he is probably of the nicest people you could talk to. If you get a chance to meet Daniel at any cons he just might draw you as your favorite superhero or comix character. And you can find new “Heaven Forbid” comics comes out Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.