The first issue of Ex.Mag (of a projected three) is packed with great comics devoted to this issue's theme/genre: Cyberpunk. The stories on hand here approach cyberpunk from a wide diversity of perspectives, so expect the unexpected!
The collection opens with a great 29 page piece by Sophia Foster-Dimino – their first substantial new work we've come across in awhile. And then it closes with Conor WIllumsen's 18 page "My Grandma Was My Bounty", which is worth the price of admission all by itself – wow! And then there's the over 120 pages of comics in between.
This 192 page softcover anthology comes in a great format and PEOW has put it all together in a nice package. Measuring 6 1/2" x 8 1/4" it presents a wider than usual canvas, with a width to height ratio slightly higher than the magazine format (think Love and Rockets). Printed in black, grey and green on a heavier weight, white newsprint, with a flexible cardstock cover, it's designed with the reader in mind.
So... check it out!
Here it is: the third, and final volume of Ex.Mag, from Sweden-based PEOW Studio. As with the first two volumes, this was edited by Wren McDonald under the aegis of PEOW, and they have assembled another great team of contributors. This time around we are treated to all new works by Linnea Sterte, Al Gofa, Delfina Pérez Adán, Tarmasz, Geov Chouteau, Hanna K, Valentin Seiche, Jake Terrell, and PEOW Publisher, Patrick Crotty! Again, as with the first two volumes, the work and production are both excellent. 188 duo-tone (red and brown; in various intensities) pages.
Here's the middle volume of the the three volume series from PEOW – Ex.Mag! This time around the theme is paranormal romance, and once again showcases the work of some outstanding comics makers, including: Choo • Loïc Locatelli • Jane Mai, Yon Lee, Natasha Allegri, Leslie Hung, Mikkel Sommer, Michelle Kwon and Luis Yang.
You can check out some sample pages on PEOW's own page for this item, HERE.
(Also, just FYI, Ex.Mag #1 is now back in stock here at Copacetic.)
Out of stock – again! Back in stock late April / early May 2021. Please check back.