Thursday, May 10, 2012


Today at Robot 6 I have a review of The Lake Erie Monster #1, a pretty awesome horror anthology set in Cleveland. The artwork reminded me a lot of early Eastman and Laird Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and that era's indie books, and the subject matter is monsters, including imagined and "real" (or at least folkloric-ly real) monsters in and around Lake Erie. (The final story in the first issue involves a hobo-killing Bigfoot that is itself a hobo, and is thus maybe the best story ever).

The above image isn't the cover of the comic, but the cover of this week's Scene, Cleveland's last-standing altweekly newspaper, which Lake Erie Monster creators Jake Kelly and John G. created to go along with a feature story within the paper profiling them and their work.

And hey, speaking of comics coverage in altweeklies, I have a review in this week's Las Vegas Weekly, of Guy Delisle's Jerusalem: Chronicles of The Holy City. I only had a few paragraphs to extoll its virtues, which is kind of a bummer, given its many virtues, but, on the other hand, what more is there to say than "Hey, new Guy Delisle"...?

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