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Dieselfunk Dispatch: SDCC Afrofuturism Lounge with LaWana Richmond, Keithan Jones, and Jason Reeves

Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! Today we speak with the co-organizers of the first annual Afrofuturism Lounge. What exactly is the Afrofuturism Lounge? There are many venues that have come about that showcase the talents of creators of color within a speculative space. Taking place over Friday and Saturday evenings July 20th-21st from 7-11 p.m. at Broker’s Building Gallery as counter-programming […]

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Check out Decades of (in)Experience, a Relatable and Engaging Webcomic

My favorite kind of comics are the ones where you can really relate to the character. Sure, superheroes all have traits you can admire and replicate, but let’s face it — we’re only human. In his ongoing webcomic Decades of (in)Experience, Alex Schumacher sums up most of our lives pretty accurately. Luke Carlin is a 30-something man who’s […]

Yes, Comics Can Break Your Heart… but They Can Mend It, Too

Will Allred writes: Comics may very well break your heart. The business of comics has most certainly left a trail of broken promises, crushed dreams, and destroyed lives over the decades. Of that, there is no doubt. But, making comics… that act can bring real joy to you and others. It can help you cope […]

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The Art of Making Money and the Dark Side of Graphic Design

Carlos Gabriel Ruiz writes: Listen, I probably shouldn’t be telling you this, but I trust you. You can keep a secret, right? Back in college, I used to make fake I.D.s. I never intended to make fake I.D.s, but like the origins of most criminal enterprises, I sort of stumbled into it, realized I was […]


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Hollowed: A Sci-Fi/Horror/Comedy/Detective Experience

Casey Bowker writes: Hollowed starts off in Chicago as Detective Vasquez is investigating a series of grisly murders where the victims are professional young males who have their insides completely removed. The killer lives little clues other than the victims are always from the same economic standing and they will have smile on their face as they […]


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Stroper: Mullets and Ray Guns Galore in this New ’80s-Inspired Comic

Eddie Porter writes: As far back as I can remember, I’ve always loved the storytelling and artistry of comics and film. Growing up I was inspired by the fantastic worlds that were being created in these two different mediums. Inspired by my love of both arts, I want to tell a tale that fuses these two storytelling […]

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Defiling the Literati Review: Taking on the World, One Comic at a Time

Alex Schumacher is a sequential art genius, an underground comics creator, and all-around funny guy. I got a chance to read his newest book, Defiling the Literati: A Collection of Magazine Work.  “Self-published in 2017 with the assistance of McLain MacGuire studio, Defiling the Literati compiles a smattering of Alex’s graphic narrative offerings rife with […]



Top Independent Comics of 2017 #1: Heartbreak Quadrant by Barrett Stanley

As I was initially reading Heartbreak Quadrant by Barrett Stanley, I knew that this was going to be one of my favorite comics of the year. It’s such a perfect mixture humor, emotion, and high sci-fi. It establishes its universe in such a succinct manner without ever overloading the reader with exposition. Ida and Kumi are two of […]


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Hopeless: Surreal and Post-Modernist Satire for the Comic Lover

Oyton Yilmaz writes: We are two young artists from Turkey who just launched our debut comic book project Hopeless on Kickstarter. It is the first issue of an upcoming series about an everyman in search of his soul across a world inhabited by animals. The first issue is complete in 88 color pages and contains the first […]

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Untethered #1 Review: An Interesting Story with Plenty of Promise

Untethered #1 is a independent small press comic from Umar Ditta, Elliot Balson, Mike Maynard, and Robin Jones that centres on the tale of a genie that has found itself bound to a drunken homeless man named Frank in Edinburgh. The premise itself is intriguing. The reason for the connection between the nameless genie and his […]

Kickstarter Spotlight: Split Earth Saga- A New Kind of Dystopia

Joey Yu says: Split Earth Saga, the graphic novel, is where Fantasy becomes Futuristic. Long ago, in the year 2041, Earth split apart for reasons unknown by humans, bursting open with a planetary ring. Vast blue light emerged from the divide, mystically locking the two hemispheres in place. Now half of Earth retains a thin strap […]

Indie Comic Spotlight: Pulp Affliction Is Absolutely Hilarious

Orson is just a regular guy trying to meet a girl for a blind date at a protest rally over an endangered species of termites. You know, as you do. As such, this protest is organized out in a forest in the middle of nowhere to obstruct a logging operation. Unfortunately, Orson is led into […]


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Comichaus To Launch Beta Of Their “Netflix Of Indie Comics” App

Comichaus has been supporting indie and small press comics now for a while, but it seems that websites are not enough — they are now entering the digital comics app marketplace. As such, they will soon be launching a beta for their new application, and they have shared this press release with us with details […]