Hope For Hope’s Sake

I’ll just say a couple things right off the bat, and I want to be very clear:

1.) I like BOOM Studios. I really do. They have put out some really fun and entertaining comics.

2.) I think comics are a great way to get people who might not otherwise be interested informed about the political process. In an apathetic world, any exposure is good exposure.

3.) I know I’m using Sohmer’s Darkwing Duck avatar, but I felt it was more appropriate. Also, I would totally vote D.W. in 2012.

Now, do I think this kind of thing is the right fit for BOOM? Not really.

I am the first to admit, I know nothing about running a publishing house. I’ve seen behind the curtain a couple times with a few different publishers, but there is still a lot I don’t know.

So when I say some of BOOM’s recent publishing choices have left me confused, baffled, flabbergasted, a little gassy, and then confused some more, it’s only because I have to hope that somewhere they have a plan, and soon they’ll get back to putting out great series like Irredeemable and maybe take a stab at that All-Ages thing I mentioned a couple of months ago.

The men with the plan for today’s page (that’s right, there were two of them!) are the guys from Unshaven Comics, Matt Wright and Marc Alan Fishman:

Unshaven Comics is a small independent publishing team in the beautiful ‘burbs of Chicago. Best friends for life, Matt Wright (lead artist and goateed beer-drinker), Marc Alan Fishman (digital artist, writer, and bearded ne’er-do-well), and Kyle Gnepper (writer, and forever stubbly salesman extraordinaire) formed the company in 2006. They published “The March: Crossing Bridges in America” with Mendoza Publishing. In 2009, the boys released their first independent project, Disposable Razors, which has just recently wrapped up. Currently, they are growing out their winter beards in preparation of the release of their first original graphic novel… “The Samurnauts: Curse of the Dreadnuts”. And because you need to know… that’s astronaut-samurai, led by a kung-fu fighting monkey master, facing off against zombie-cyborg-space-pirates. Yeah, they think that’s awesome too.

Have a good weekend, Friends! See you back here Monday!

-Moss

 

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