The Ghost of Dragon Canoe by Dan Zettwoch 7 April 2010
This 18 page, full-color story was featured in the incredible Kramers Ergot no.5, published by Avodah Books and Gingko Press.
   There's a volatile mix of set pieces in this story: teenagers, caves, a school bus, beer, heavy metal, grizzly roadkill, a Pantera T-shirt, and a whole lot of heart. Drawing with a remarkable level of detail, Zettwoch guides us along with highly descriptive cross-section illustration and birds-eye views.
   During the busride, the teens sing a rendition of the popular kids' gross-out folk song "Great Green Gobs of Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts." In November of 2009, using the character Leon Beyond, Zettwoch drew an explanation of the song's origins.
   Fellow St.Louis cartooist Kevin Huizenga describes it thusly: “He’s filled that story with so many diagrams and cutaways that are unnecessary to the story, and to me that’s what’s so beautiful about Dan’s work. They function like descriptive text would in prose: You start to get a visual sense of the world of the story just from all these diagrams and cutaways. That’s unique to comics.”

continued in two weeks

Men’s Feelings no.1
by Ted May
      You need some hot summer reading for when you're vacationing on the beach, at the pool or under the viaduct etcetera? Men's Feelings is an all new collection of short gag strips that aren't really gag strips. Which is why they will Blow Your Mind. Ted May's first solo comic book in a long time (since It Lives!).

36 pp, black & white
8.5" x 5.5"
Staple Binding

Order Men's Feelings no.1 book @ $5.00

Birdseye Bristoe
by Dan Zettwoch
      A mysterious stranger comes to town. Only the town is not really a town and the stranger is a gigantic cell-phone tower.

When the sole resident of the town of Birdseye Bristoe reluctantly agrees to lease his land to a conglomerate of telecommunications carriers, and sets the somewhat random condition that the tower be built with a huge crossbar set horizontally into the mast, making it also the world’s largest cross. Birdseye Bristoe begins with the destruction of the cell tower and works backward to unravel the story of its fall.

64 pp, black & white
10" x 7.7"

Order Birdseye Bristoe book @ $19.95