May 17 Mdinight Ramblings
Howard Cruse is selling original art via HowardCruseOriginals.
Anthony Woodward is offering PDFs of his fine Sketch Book Comix series for a donation or free.
The cover design for April Henry's The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die is previewed on her blog.
Jeremy Eaton is posting a chapter a day of his novel, Dodo, on (unfortunately) Facebook.
Congratulations to Chloe Eudaly for successful funding of the Reading Frenzy relaunch. RF is an important retail outlet for zines. Great to know it will reopen.
Cloudscape Comics collective’s Stratus art exhibit launched on May 3rd at 7:00 pm and runs until June 2nd, 2013 at the Ayden Gallery in Vancouver, BC's International Village. Stratus highlights Vancouver's rich comic history and its thriving independent comics and self-publication scene. The exhibition features over 30 artists involved with Cloudscape, artists engaged with such mediums as graphic novels, webcomics, manga, animation, video games, and fine art; highlights include Sam & Fuzzy creator Sam Logan, Simpsons artist Nina Matsumoto, Wasted Talent creator Angela Melick, painter Laura Bifano, video game artist Edison Yan, Much the Miller’s Son creator Steve LeCoulliard, and veteran underground comics artist Colin Upton. On display will be comic pages and illustrations from each artist’s personal work alongside sample pages from Cloudscape’s numerous anthologies, including our upcoming seventh tome: Waterlogged: Tales from the Seventh Sea.
Evan Lewis reviews James Hadley Chase's Come Easy - Go Easy. One of two reprints in a Stark House Press double.
Lesann Berry's Alternate Endings, short stories of speculative fiction, is out on Kindle.
The Space Anthology 2013 and OH, Comics #21 (Magic) are now available.
Alternative Comics #4 is coming to comic shops on June 26, 2013. The flagship anthology returns as a twice-yearly, showcasing the best indie, web and zine artists of today's underground.
Theo Ellsworth's Capacity #8 is out from Secret Acres.
Anthony Woodward is offering free PDFs of his Chugnut Comics digital anthology.
Chicks on Comics (NSFW) is an ongoing dialogue carried out online in comic panels by a team of nine female authors and invited guest artists.
Space Guy 13 collects Space photo links.
Baltic Comics Magazine #13 is out.
Chugnut Comics #3 is ready to download.
Self Publisher! #63 is ready to download.
Ray Harryhausen, whose creatures battled Jason and Sinbad, dies at 92, NYT.
Down Town collects Richard Cowdry's strips from the Stool Pigeon in one handy 28-page comic.
The Infinite Corpse, a chain comic by 212 cartoonists, is online.
Pulp Ark 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award was given to pulp writer Charles Boeckman, author of Suspense, Suspicion & Shockers and many other tales.
Neoglyphic Media has published Drew Miller's Poor Thing #1.
Max Clotfelter's new mini Buster #1 is out.
The May/June issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction is out.
Logic Storm is out from Theo Ellsworth.
Microcosm Publishing announces Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever & Ever #2 by Josh Bayer, Tom Neely and Mark Rudolph.
Jeff Zwirek's unique three-cover design for his graphic novel, Burning Building Comix, allows his stories to be told in a way that's never been explored before. Retailing at $19.95, BBC is being distributed by Top Shelf Productions and will be available in comic shops beginning in June.
April 5 Mdinight Ramblings
See our review of The Naked Hunter by William Woolfolk right here.
The second volume of David Anthony Kraft's Comics Interview is out in a premier edition and hardcover.
Evan Lewis reviews Peter Rabe's
Kill the Boss Good-By.
March 29 Midnight Ramblings
Buzz Buzzizyk's new White Buffalo Gazette is out.
Retail/online zine/zinester haven Reading Frenzy requires your support to relaunch.
Freelancers Union highlighted in New York Times.
Lein Short interviews Steve Weddle, editor of Needle Magazine on Shoryland.
Hogan's Alley (Tom Heinjes) interviews Michael Schumacher and Denis Kitchen about their new biography,
Al Capp: A Life of the Contrary.
š! #13 'Life Is Live' coming out soon.
March 22 Midnight Ramblings
Mr. Wolf, a fine collection of Aron Nels Steinke's webcomics is out.
Ryan Standfast runs a Kickstarter for Black Eye #2.
Mystery Tribune grills Martin Ott over The Interrogator's Notebook.
Mystery Scene magazine salutes paperback original writers.
Bob Corby's SPACE Anthology 2013 PDF is ready to download.
Alan Cranis reviews Max Allan Collins' Seduction of the Innocent for Bookgasm.
The Destroyer is back.
NaNoWriMo's writing events are April, July (Camp NaNoWriMo) and November this year.
March 15 Midnight Ramblings
All Pulp's coverage of the Pulp Ark 2013 Winners.
SPACE Anthology 2013 on KickStarter. Hurry, ends March 25.
Sue Grafton makes the cover of the new Mystery Scene magazine #128, now out.
Alterna Comics digital lineup presents Myth #1 by Mike Loniewski and Dan Lauer on Comixology.
Airship 27 announces Mike Baron's Biker is now available for eReaders and in print.
Jeremy Eaton opened an Etsy Shop.
March 8 Midnight Ramblings
Shots, the crime and thriller ezine talks with Max Allan Collins about Seduction of the Innocent.
Maverick cartoonist Steve Lafler was there at the dawn of the Alternative Comics movement in the early 80s with his Dog Boy series. Lafler describes his ecstatic creative process and announces an auction of original Dog Boy art in a new video.
Royce Icon's Odium Comix #3 is now available: $4 + $2 shipping for
30 pages of comix featuring work by Sam Paolini, Ess Beckett, Katrina Silander Clark, Elaine Lin, Mike Tirehaus, Royce Icon, Anya, Max Clotfelter, Dale Robertson, Jackson Holbrook, Dan Yell, Lisa Czech, Alexandria Glazov, Faust and Erina Davidson.
Mystery File's Steve Lewis reviews Sue Grafton's V is for Vengeance.
Goodreads interviews Harlan Corben, partially about his new novel Six Years.
Ron Lott sings the praises of Aron Nels Steinke's new Big Plans collection.
Rob Kirby's Snack Pak #1 is out.
Hard Case Crime's reissue of Harlan Ellison's first, Web of the City is reviewed by Bruce Grossman.
Feb. 28 Midnight Ramblings
Native America Classics: Graphic Classics Vol. 24 is out.
Self Publisher Magazine #62 is out (free download).
Hoodlum #1 is out from Alterna.
Lee, the Lee Marvin anthology. Intro by Mike White and fiction by Scott Phillips, Heath Lowrance, Johnny Shaw, Jenna Bass, Adrian McKinty, Jake Hinkson, Ray Banks, James Hopwood, Erik Lundy, Eric Beetner, Luke Preston, Nigel Bird, Ryan K. Lindsay, Andrew Nette, Cameron Ashley and Jimmy Callaway. From Crime Factory.
Dead Letters by Chris F. Holms is out in Kindle Edition.
Mark Rose reviews Peter Robinson's Before the Poison on Bookgasm.
Birdcage Bottom Books has announced the release of Ben Snakepit's 6th volume of Daily Diary Comics 2010 to 2012. Snake Pit Gets Old will be available April 6th for MoCCA. Pre-sale packages available.
Feb. 22 Midnight Rambles
Max Allan Collins' Seduction of the Innocent is out from Hard Case Crime.
Mary Metcalfe interviews Lesann Berry, author of Passing Judgement, on Lakefront Muse.
Modern Pulp #4 is available.
All Pulp's list of best selling new pulp ebooks for Feb 22.
Elizabeth Lyon offers tips on revising fiction.
Feb. 18 Midnight Ramblings
Bob Flynn shows how he created a spread for SpongeBob Comics #17.
Intruder #5 is out.
Grift Magazine interviews Lawrence Block.
Feb. 12 Midnight Ramblings
Bill Plympton: The Art of Independence on Notes On the Road.
Agatha Awards nominees and Lovey Award winners.
30 Years of Morty Comix.
Crime Factory #12 is out.
Kelly Froh's list of best auto-bio comix.
Writer.ly a new online marketplace for people looking for help with their publishing projects is in beta.
Feb. 1 Midnight Ramblings
The Many Lives of Donald Westlake by Michael Weinreb.
A chronology of comics published by James Rubino, with original music.
Happiness #3, a double issue, is out.
Indie animator Bill Plympton managed an impressive fund raising effort for his next feature, Cheatin' on KickStarter.
Gravedigger begins Feb. 4.
Jan. 26 Midnight Ramblings
Mystery author April Henry blogs about her revision process.
Lara McCoy Rolofson has a blog.
Justin Giampaoli reviews Not My Small Diary #17 edited by Dlaine Derry Green.
Amazing Stories lives!
Alterna's Blood-Drenched Creature Double Feature.
Brad Meltzer's Ted Talk.
Book trailer of Martin Powell & Jamie Chase's adaptation of At the Earth's Core.
The fourth volume of Airship 27's Sherlock Holmes series is out.
Jan. 18 Midnight Ramblings
Self Publisher Magazine #61's free PDF is ready for download.
Kayama Press announced their Spring 2013 titles: Very Casual
and Lose #5 by Michael DeForge, Journal by Julie Delporte and Everything Takes Forever by Victor Kerlow.
The new mini kuš! #10 - 13 are out: mini kuš! #10 'Otso' by Mari Ahokoivu, mini kuš! # 11 'All You Need Is Love' by Emmi Valve, mini kuš! # 12 'Historyjki' by Maciej Sieńczyk and mini kuš! # 13 'Our Library' by Amanda Baeza.
A new "Intruder" art print by Max Clotfelter is available from Broken Press.
Bridge City Comics has published Aron Nels Steinke's Big Plans Collection.
Open Road's ebooks: ten by James M. Cain—and many others.
Jan. 13 Midnight Rambling
Kenan Rubenstein's Last Train to Old Town is online, with chapter one collected in print as well.
Subterranean Magazine Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 free downloads.
Sad news, F+W Media announced the closure of Comic Buyer's Guide, effective March 2013. Subscribers will receive a two-for-one conversion to CBG sister publication Anitique Trader. See Maggie Thompson's website for more.
Jan. 8 Midnight Ramblings
John Eades animates Steve Willis' Lordy, Lordy, Where's Mr. Morty? published in 1984 by Phantasy Press.
Alexia Anastasio's KickStarter funded Adventures in Plymptoons is now available from Amazon.com.
See April thru Dec. 2012 for more Midnight Ramblings.