Candy Capers Issue 3 Cover: Variant A. brush and ink, photoshop.
Oh dang, Adventure Time: Candy Capers is out TODAY! Let-me-tell-you, I went through like 4 or 5 different thumbnails to make Lemongrab as un-terrifying as possible.
The first half of the issue was drawn by Evan! He did an incredible job, especially considering the number of butts we forced him to draw. The second half returns to Ian McGinty who, as always, is perfect in every way and a pleasure to work with. Lettering by Hannah Nance Partlow and colors by Maarta Laiho, both of whom are the irreplaceable glue that keeps this book together. And love to our editor Shannon forever.
The first story is GAME OF DEATH, wherein Peppermint Butler & Cinnamon Bun pay a visit to the Land of the Dead. The second story is SUMMIT AT WOLF MOUNTAIN, and it stars Lumpy Space Princess & Lemongrab. Check it out!
We’re at SPX!
Ananth and I are gonna be at Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD this weekend! Look for us at table #W-33 against the back wall! We’re sharin’ a table with our good bro Magnolia who does the super rad comic Monster Pulse.
We’ll have copies of Johnny Wander #1-3, Adventure Time: Candy Capers #1-3, the Exquisite Beast, my B9 Kingdom art books, and a buncha prints, originals, totes and stickers! Hopefully we’ll see you there!
Party at Table W33!!!!
@ananthymous @GRohac What are these dopes up to now?
Hah, I’m in an upcoming Atomic Robo issue I think! Brian and Scott are great, Scott just helped me and my roommates move a ton of boxes to our new place. What a solid dude.
Now look listen and please understand: all of you older cartoonists.
We are living in a new world of cartoonists who aren’t caught up with these thirty-year-late ideas of “edginess.” Exploding heads just don’t do the trick anymore, I’m sorry to break it to you. Hastily slapping gibberish dialogue into the mouths of brown characters doesn’t excite people nor does it challenge people in any way. Not anymore.
You’re boring. Racist, boring and not in any way “real.”
There is nothing real or unbridled or unfiltered about this nonsense. It’s extremely filtered. Filtered through the hacky independent comics of the 1980s, filtered through the rather privileged aesthetic tastes of the 1960s undergrounds, filtered through B-movies and action blockbusters. If art like this represents someone’s unbridled self, I’ll have the restrained version, thank you.