Brand-spanking new publisher, Secret Acres, brings us Wormdye, a 128-page, 6 5/8" x 9 1/2", B & W collection of Eamon Espey's self-published series of the same name (some issues of which we have had on sale here at Copacetic over the past few years). Coming on strong, like a mutant offspring of Kim Deitch, Gary Panter, Charles Burns and Rory Hayes who spent all his spare time studying ancient arts from around the world, Eamon Espey is an engaging new talent. His work gathers strength and intensity from being bundled together -- taken all at once, it packs a wallop of weirdness. Ancient eras and distant cultures freely mix with contemporary comics sensibilities producing a manic hurly burly that will provide its readers with a unique and unsettling experience.
We just got our hands on a half dozen uncirculated (i.e., new) copies of this long out of print anthology of wayout work. A product of Paper Rodeo, compiled by Leif Goldberg and published by PictureBox, Free Radicals presents 110 pages of comics (with an emphasis on cartoonists associated with the Providence, RI scene) the vast majority of which have appeared nowhere else. Published in 2005, this digest sized softover is printed on six different color paper stocks.
You snooze, you lose! GONE!