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Blackguard #1 Update II

I was in a newsagent today and saw a new magazine called 'Black.' It's subtitled 'Australian Dark Culture.' Woo!' I thought. 'This looks interesting!' I flipped through it and landed on a page promoting the next issue's letter column, which they're calling 'Blackmail.' 'Aw, fuck...' I thought. 'That's what I was gonna call the Blackguard letter column!' Oh well. I guess it's kind of obvious though, so probably a good thing I saw it. Will have to come up with something more imaginative now.

In other news, O great day! Why? Well because Ross Tesoriero has 'signed on' for Blackguard #1. Sick Puppy readers will already be familiar with his wonderful, *monstrous* comix art. Those not familiar are in for a treat!

In other news, my call for comix/zines for review has already borne fruit, albeit of a somewhat bewildering and disappointing kind. Something called About 2 Days arrived in the Blackguard PO box this week. It's a minicomic in a Japanese/manga style. And it's 8 pages. Only eight frigging pages!  Now here's a lesson I thought everybody knew already: the 'mini' in 'minicomic' (as I understand it)  means smaller size comic, not smaller page count. What the fuck are these people thinking? Well, it wouldn't matter so much if the contents were cool, but they're not. Some guy whines to a girl about something that happened between them five years ago, my curiosity to learn more of these characters' story was not aroused, and in the end 'awkward' was spelled 'akward.' ... Being so negative makes me feel somewhat 'akward' myself, you know, but let's be honest, eh? I got the feeling from this production that it was nothing more than two design students fucking around at the expense of readers who enjoy comics.

If anybody thinks they can do better, they would be welcome to send their stuff to:

PO Box 93
Paddington NSW 2021


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Aug. 8th, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
How about "Black Box"? Ok, I know--pretty lame, but that's just off the top of my head.
I'll try to send you a copy of TYPHON soon. Like next week, a'ight?
Aug. 8th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
Hm. Black Box eh? Like the flight recorder! Yes that could be cool. Although that disco housey band from the early '90s was also called Black Box, so there's that angle too.

Also you don't need to send a copy of Typhon! I had already ordered it from Mr Hellman, and it has since arrived. It's fucking beautiful. I'm slowly working my way through it, and very much looking forward to your strip!
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