The behemoth comic show that is Emerald City Comicon is celebrating its 15th anniversary! It wouldn’t be where it is today without the little guys, so us little guys are going to be repping the comics at Emerald City Comic Con hard at BOOTH 210 with some new releases, old favorites, and everything in between!
Eartha by Cathy Malkasian
Eartha is an expansive tale of pastoral life, city corruption, greed, and addictions, and reverberates with questions plaguing us today, such as the alienating effects of hyper-connectivity and the self-destructive obsession with novelty. Malkasian’s drawing is notable for its rigorous draftsmanship, stunning landscapes and depictions of nature, the gestural nuances of her characters, and her sophisticated storytelling, all of which are on display in Eartha, making this the author’s lushest and most impressive graphic novel yet.
Simply Samuel by Tommi Musturi
Simply Samuel is a silent graphic novel picaresque and metaphoric meditation on life and being alive. This breathtakingly colorful and visually inventive book unfolds in front of the reader as a puzzle of short stories and moment capturing images. Samuel is a pale ghost-like character who wanders through a colorful world. He exists almost invisible to his surroundings, a hero of the ordinary. The wordless story of Samuel deals with themes of individuality and loneliness, and of freedom, pondering our daily actions and the choices and values behind them, all evidenced by Samuel’s peculiar actions. Musturi’s clear line expresses precise storytelling and a controlled psychedelia of color and form that surprises the reader over and over again.
What Parsifal Saw by Ron Regé Jr.
What Parsifal Saw collects work produced by artist Ron Regé, Jr. following the release of 2012’s acclaimed opus, The Cartoon Utopia (which is being re-released in paperback this season). Regé’s interest in esoteric ideas and spirituality has permeated into all aspects of his work, as highlighted by “Cosmogenesis,” his adaptation of selections from the writings of 19th century occultist Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. “Cosmogenesis” concerns the magical, alchemical, ancient, and mysterious ideas that strongly influenced The Cartoon Utopia as well. Regé’s work continues to a cosmic consciousness, psychedelia, outsider rawness, and pure cartoonish joy.
Between 1941 and 1945, the greatest super villain to adorn a comic book cover was not the Red Skull or The Joker — it was Adolf Hitler! Yes, Hitler was featured on more comic book covers than any other villain — being pummeled by everyone from Captain America to Wonder Woman, until he was beaten for real by the Allied forces. Take That, Adolf! is a compilation of more than 500 stunningly restored comics covers published during World War II featuring America’s greatest super-villain curated by Mark Fertig, who also contributes an introductory essay examining comics’ coming-of-age amidst the greatest cataclysm in modern history.
An American comic book author and illustrator known for his stories about Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck and other Disney characters. Rosa will be signing at his own table, BB8. But you can buy all his books from us!
We here, fam. Booth 210!