?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Phatsville Comix #14



A great whopping chunk of Aussie comix here. 86 pages! (Isn't that exceeding the Aussie comix page limit?)
...
[Much later...] I've tried ten times to write the next part of this review but I can't do it. I think I have a problem writing reviews of comix anthologies because I make one. I want to say this is great because it's got some really great stuff in it, like the Ben Hutchings strip, and new discovery (for me), Mel Stringer. Then I wanna say that there's some lame stuff in here too. Well, it's an anthology! That's what you get. I know it and you know it. And maybe I'm biased because I want MY anthology to be the best one. (It is actually. And I'm not being biased there.) I really do wish I LOVED everything in this issue, but some of the stuff in here, I wanna do a poop on the page. It's like the editor only ran it because his brother or cousin or step-sister drew it. Or maybe he owes his dealer money and his dealer likes drawing, so you know, he got rid of his debt by printing something he or she (the dealer) drew between weighing up ounces and buying another gold chain, or whatever. You know what I mean?
Well, the best I can do here is put up some of my favourite pages and you be the judge. You should get it, see, because there's some cool shit in here! What do I know anyway? What does anybody know? That's MY opinion, that's YOUR opinion, and I can agree, or inform you that your taste is up your arse. I like Starship Troopers, but YOU don't so that means YOU don't know shit. Starship Troopers was awesome and if you don't agree, then you're an idiot. But only about that movie, see? We both like Ghost World, so you know your stuff, on that count!
...
So, pretty good review, eh?
Back of the net.

[86pages, digest size, $?, Giles Kilham, 396 Ferguson Road, Norman Park QLD 4170, AUSTRALIA  fatankle@yahoo.com ]

Comments

( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
dexter_cockburn
Apr. 7th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
The cover looks aces - but, then again, I'm a sucker for any EC homages.

And Starship Troopers was pretty cool.
blackguard23
Apr. 8th, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
Yeah the cover is pretty good. Even better though is Anton's back cover (it's a strip - awesome art and colouring).
And yeah Starship Troopers was pretty cool. That's kind of a private joke between me and Gerard Ashworth, who doesn't care for that particular movie. I love it and can't understand anybody (especially a comix artist/fan!) who doesn't.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 17th, 2010 04:52 am (UTC)
PVC14
Thanks for reviewing the issue, pretty spot on review i reckon! no doubt there is some crappers in there but we like that, cause it a) annoys the shit out of people, and b) makes the good stuff look great! haha
But primarily, we include it because people have taken the time to do these style of comix AND send them to us.. if people are going to that trouble we want to help them get their stuff out there and seen.
And you're right, with anthologies it is hard to like everything in them regardless of how badly you'd like to.
Hopefully it comes across that we put the book together because it's something we really love doing.
With 84 pages we definately could have culled some stuff and brought out a really tight 40pager.. but we're not about being tight or maximising our earning potential. it's bugger all extra to print all the pages we receive by deadline so we just go ahead and do it.
Issue #15 which has just come out is 100 pages and i guarantee there is going to be something everyone loves and hates with a passion!!

Giles (co-creator of Phatsville Comix)

PS: and Mel Stringer IS the duck's guts! Spent last weekend with our table next to hers(and Ben Constantine from Plump Oyster) at the Brisbane Supanova nerd festival..... her new stuff is great and highly recommend.. check out her blog with links to her works, comics etc

http://melstringer.blogspot.com/
blackguard23
Apr. 17th, 2010 06:25 am (UTC)
Re: PVC14
Wow, thanks for the great comment, Giles! It's gotta be the longest one I ever received. (And your other one, commenting on my 30 March post, is the shortest! heh heh!)
I appreciated you being so cool about my review, although I was pretty sure you would be.
And thanks a million for sending Phatsville #15. A review of that will be going up here real soon.
Thanks for the Mel Stringer link too. She's got some really great photos on there.

Edited at 2010-04-17 06:41 am (UTC)
(Deleted comment)
( 5 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

blackguard23
blackguard23

Latest Month

March 2018
S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner