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There's nothing else like Maple Key Comics currently on the market. Unique, hybrid comics abound in its pages: Science fiction / Teen romance, nautical adventure/romance, funny animal / auto-bio – you won’t find these types of comics together under one cover anywhere else! And, of course, there’s plenty more on hand in the 250+ pages of the right-on-schedule second issue ofMaple Key Comics: Mystery, intergenerational saga, fantasy adventure, work place gaffs, domestic drama, straight-up auto-bio, a historicized mythological tale, as well as several other variations of science fiction; plus a “Star Artist Interview" with Nicole Georges. Whew! The bulk of these are the second chapter of serials begun in the first issue, but there are several that are self-contained stories as well. A regularly published, big, fat book of engaging, personal, unique, innovative long and short form comics created by practiced, trained cartoonists doing what they love. Check it out!
This third volume in the Dog City series of boxed comics collections is the first we've listed here for the simple reason that the others sold out before we had the chance to! This time around we're making a point of getting the word right out with the hope that someone new will get a chance to lay their hands on one of these hand-made (in Pittsburgh and Vermont) box sets containing a baker's dozen books. Contributors this time around are Amelia Onorato, Jenn Lisa, Allison Bannister, Tom O'Brien, Simon Reinhardt, Caitlyn Rose Boyle, Luke Healy, Sophie Goldstein, Iris Yan, Tom Dibble, Reilly Hadden, Laurel Lynn Leake, Steven Krall, Dan Rinylo and editor, Juan Fernandez. Limited to 120 copies!
This time around, the Dog City team is focused on COLLABORATION. Each of the seven works collected here is the result of a free for all process of collaboration between two creators. Anything goes, and anything does in this 100+ page, B & W, perfect bound anthology, as the work takes unexpected twists and turns. Collaboration with another enables a creator to break out of their own familiar terrain and discover -- and, crucially, explore -- a new world. Join in the discovery, in Dog City #4!