28 pages, digest, by Tinman Johnson, email for ordering info >>> harveythe29th [at] yahoo.com
Back in late 2010 shortly after the annual Newcastle zine fair (where I had a table next to Tinman's, and swapped comix with him) I reviewed Harvey #1-3. I met Tinman again recently, at this year's MCA zine fair (May 2012) and he gave me copies of Harvey #5, 6 & 7. Tinman's a real nice guy. If I could rate his comics on how nice a guy he was, I'd be writing a 23-page review glowing brighter than 23 million suns. However! I've read these latest installments carefully and optimistically, really hoping for some kind of big leap forward, or even sideways. And it's weird, because one second I'll think, "Well, maybe these would be good comics for kids!" then the next I see pages with a little girl who only eats other kids; or Harvey BBQing a frog; or Harvey urinating on a McDonald's sign (which may be cool and hilarious for us older folk, but a definite case of egregious sacrilege for the munchkin-headed junior burger Happy Meal addicts). But I'll tell you what, I really hope to turn up at some zine fair in a year or two and trade comics with Tinman and check out Harvey the 29th #10, or #15, because I'm sure something is gonna happen. Something BIG.
Until then however, Harvey The 29th will not be making my 'Top Ten Self-Published Comics 2012' list.