Indie cartoonist Clark Dissmeyer (aka CAD) produced hundreds of comix during spurts of creativity through the years. Many of his comix, created from 1984 to 1986, were never published in mini comix or zines. Fortunately, Marc Myers saved as much original artwork as possible. A few months ago he asked me to help him get them into print.
Marc selected and organized all the pages and wrote the introduction. And he scanned all of the pages. He received some general and some specific input from Clark, but Marc is the editor of the collection. It wouldn’t have happened without him.
Like Bruce Crislip’s The Minicomix Revolution, the book doesn’t include the Larque Press imprint, but our contribution was the design and production. It’s available now from Amazon for $7.99, print only. You can read the description there for more information, and there should be a preview coming in a few days. It’s a terrific volume. If you’re a fan of newave-era comix, you can’t do better than this one.
The new Pulp Modern is available now!
Larque Press recently partnered with Uncle B. Publications for the triumphant return of Pulp Modern. Volume Two, Issue One features fiction from multiple genres, including crime, horror, and science fiction. Pulp Modern resumes its mission to publish the very best fiction from around the world. In this issue, writers from Europe, Canada, the United States, Asia, and Australia contribute a diverse selection of thirteen short stories for the most discerning readers.
Editor Alec Cizak is a writer and filmmaker from Indianapolis. His latest novella, Down on the Street, is coming from ABC Group Documentation on June 16, 2017. Art Director Richard Krauss is the editor and publisher of The Digest Enthusiast. Gag cartoonist Bob Vojtko contributes a half dozen new cartoons.
From the Editor by Alec Cizak
“Housewarming” by Lucy Kiff
“Maddy Lee Reviews the Movie They Made About Her and Buck” by Tim P. Walker
“Now is Not a Good Time to Die” by Mark David Adam
“The Hand We’re Dealt” by Michaël Wertenberg
“Lady of the Mask” by L.S. Engler
“The Star Trail” by Nick Manzolillo
“Wall Whispers” by Adam S. House
“La Cross” by Stephen D. Rogers
“Out of the Woods” by Joseph Rubas
“Mickey Strange” by Calvin Demmer
“Death Sentence” by Marc E. Fitch
“All Sales Final” by Mario E. Martinez
“Out of Sight” by Myke Edwards
Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 1 is a 132-page digest magazine (5.5” x 8.5”)
Available in Print ($6.99), and in Kindle in Magzter ($2.99) digital versions.
Set for release next month, here’s the ad for the revived Pulp Modern (Vol. 2 No. 1. May 2017). The 132-page book includes 13 dark tales edited by Alec Cizak, author of the upcoming Down on the Street from Down & Out Books. The new Pulp Modern includes 13 photo illustrations in the style of the cover and six brand new cartoons by Bob Vojtko, whom The Saturday Evening Post dubbed “the working-class cartoonist.”
A joint production of Uncle B. Publications and Larque Press, we’ll post an update as soon as the book is available.