Author: Kayleigh Hearn

Small Press Bites: SPX Edition

Small Press Expo might have been last month, but that doesn’t mean the books our writers picked up won’t be just as good this month! Kayleigh, Rebecca, and Kat highlight some of their purchases from the convention — maybe you’ll find a zine or two for yourself, too! God Dammit Kyle MacLachlan Maureen Sullivan (Editor and Artist), Kate Beller, Alex Fine, Janna Morton, Robin Savage, Michael B. Tager, Catherine Wang (All Contributors) September 2017 Perhaps no work of modern literature has spoken to my soul as deeply as the mini-comic God Dammit Kyle MacLachlan. Dedicated to the actor, part-time...

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Halloween Mini-Reviews Bonanza: Haunted Chunks to Chew On

It’s Halloween on Tuesday! Woah, scary! Want some comics with that? Yes you do! Try these. Coady and the Creepies Liz Prince (writer) and Amanda Kirk (artist) BOOM! Box October 11, 2017 Coady and the Creepies stars horror pop punk band The Creepies made up of triplet siblings Coady, Cory, and Criss. The band and their roadie are traveling the country playing kick ass punk shows and getting mixed up in some hair-raising hijinks. This series is SO MUCH SPOOKY FUN, and there’s a great ghostly twist to this story! It’s full of spectres, meddlesome demons, fashionably dressed skeletons,...

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Ghouls Rule in Wayward Sisters: Interview with Editor Allison O’Toole

When you think of monsters, who do you see? Bela Lugosi’s Dracula? Godzilla? The cute gill man from The Shape of Water? Monster stories are typically dominated by men, but a new comic anthology intends to change that. Wayward Sisters, currently running on Kickstarter, is a new collection of stories about female monsters, all made by an intersectional group of non-binary and female creators. Featured monsters include mermaids, zombies, demons, even a T-Rex–monsters who are “indelicate, impolite, and irrepressible.” I asked Allison O’Toole (editor of the Toronto Comics Anthology, Life, Death, and Sorcery, and The Pitiful Human-Lizard) a few...

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The Wedding Issue: Archie and Betty and Veronica!

Aside from “Who would win in a fight?” nothing gets comic fans more heated than the question of whether Archie Andrews should be with Betty Cooper or Veronica Lodge. In this special edition of this mini-feature, recent Bride Rebecca Henely-Weiss and her Maid of Honor Kayleigh Hearn take a literal trip down Memory Lane to when Archie Comics put that question to rest by choosing one answer, then immediately choosing the other one. What do we think of the couples? The dresses? The…babies? Find out here! The Couples: Archie Andrews/Veronica Lodge and Archie Andrews/Betty Cooper Issues: Archie #600-606 Published:...

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The Wedding Issue: Donna Troy and Terry Long

Aside from “Who would win in a fight?” nothing gets comic fans more heated than the question of whether or not superheroes should marry. In this mini-feature, recent Bride Rebecca Henely-Weiss and her Maid of Honor Kayleigh Hearn take a trip down memory lane to the most significant times comic companies took the plunge and got their characters hitched! Did we like the couple? Did we like the dress? And more importantly… why did (or didn’t) the marriage last? Today we look at the wedding of Donna Troy and Terry Long … The Couple: Donna Troy and Terry Long...

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