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It was a long time coming, but the third – and 3D! – issue of the one and only Study Group Magazine has arrived. The centerpiece of the issue is a celebration of 3D comics, and one of the form's prime progenitors, Ray Zone, who passed away in 2012. The 3D comics start out with a celebrated Kim Deitch tale, "4-D", with separations by the only and only Ray Zone. This is followed by a brief history of the 3D comics by Jason Little, who is responsible for all the 3D seps that follow on comics by Dan Zettwoch, Chris Cilla, Malachi Ward, and one drawn by Little himself. But thats only the center section! There are plenty more awesome 2D comics in full color, duo-tone and black white. The highlight has to be the stunning twelve-page full color story by Connor Willumsen, but there is plenty more to be looking forward to here, including work by Sean T Collins and Julia Gfrörer, Benjamin Urkowitz, Mia Schwartz, Trevor Alixopulos and Sophie Franz, plus engaging articles – Rob Clough on the significance of Ryan Sands, who has played a major but little recognized behind-the-scenes role in the development of 21st century comics as an editor (Electric Ant), publisher (Youth in Decline) and translator (of manga, such as Suehiro Maruo's The Strange Tale of Panorama Island); James Romberger on William Burroughs (which includes an excellent, short comics adaptation of Burroughs by Romberger himself, "Shits versus Johnsons"; and Sean Wittzke on Scud the Disposable Assassin. Plus "a conversation" between Milo George and Ronald Wimberly about Wimberly's hip hop inflected adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, which is follwed by a review of the same by Sarah Horrocks. All wrapped in an amazing cover by Jim Rugg. Bonus: 3D glasses are included with every issue!
BACK IN STOCK!
We thought these were all gone, but No! Offered again:Electric Ant Zine #2: Exquisite Corpses
136 pgs, perfect bound
Color covers, black and white interiors
Graphic design and masthead by Evan Hayden
Cover painting by Hellen Jo
Published in 2009
[TAKING TAKARAZUKA REVUE (BY STRATEGY)]
My experience backstage at Japan's unique Takarazuka Revue!
[AN INTERVIEW WITH ZEHRA FAZAL]
Radical writer/actor/researcher who studied with the Takarazuka Revue
ANOTHER SIDE OF ME
Exploring the rich world of travestism in Tokyo
WELCOME TO DAS HAUSE
...Or the story of how I was in a gay German horror flick without knowing it
[PLANET X RISES!]
A jam comic featuring 18 stars of indie comics
[THESE BLOODY MOMENTS]
Two dozen graphic depictions of violence from film, TV, books, and games
TRAINING FOR GODDESSES
A tale of dominatrix school from within the Holy Mountain
Two Tokyo photographers using a plastic half frame camera
[FEATURE COMIC: EMPIRE]
By Anthony Ha and Anthony Wu. Asian Citizen Kane... in space!
I WAS MADE TO LOVE YOU
THE CAPTION GAME
Ryan Sands (Publisher & Editor-In-Chief)
Evan Hayden (Graphic & Production Editor)
Aeron Alfrey, Alice Sola Kim, Angie Wang, Anne Ishii, Anthony Ha, Anthony Wu, Brendan Ninness, Calvin Wong, Chris Kuzma, Claire Donner, Dan Abbe, Dash Shaw, Derek Ballard, Derek Yu, Gea, Giannis Milonogiannis, Harveyjames, Hellen Jo, Jason Thompson, Jenn Yin, Jon Vermilyea, Jose-Luis Olivares, Justine Lai, Kat Marie Yoas, Kazimir Strzepek, Lisa Hanawalt, Makkinoso, Michael Deforge, Mickey Zacchilli, Mimi Leung, Monika Uchiyama, Nate Shockey, Nicholas Gazin, Robert Syrett, Root Bradford, Ryan Germick, Saicoink, Shawn Cheng, Sophia Foster-Dimino, Ted May, Tom Gaubatz, Zehra Fazal, Andrew Greenstone