Review: Holliston: Friendship is Tragic

(SourcePoint Press – 2016)

Created by Adam Green

Concept by Gary and Josh Sobek

Written by Greg Wright

Edited by Travis Mcintire

Pencils and Inks by Stephen Sharar

Colors, letters, and Design by Joshua Werner

During the turbulent 2000’s of the entertainment industry, when networks were born, sold, dissolved, renamed, rebranded, and sold again, a young writer was swimming against the current, tying to makes his bones in the business.  This writer was Adam Green, and with partner Joe Lynch, they created a show called Holliston, which ran for two seasons in 2012 and 2013, before the death of Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus of GWAR), a divorce, and the merger of Time Warner and Comcast again dissolves a network.  Holliston went off the air.  It stayed in the shadows while Green rebuilt his life, all the while writing movies.  In 2016, Green paired with SourcePoint Press and resurrected the title, this time in comic book form. Continue reading

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At Second Glance: Up The River #1

(Source Point Press 2015)

Writer – Travis McIntire

Artist – Stephen Sharar

Colorist – Sean Seal

Letterer – Joshua Werner

There is a lot to say about Up the River #1. First off, it’s a Kickstarted indie title. It is most definitely a labor of love by those involved. Continue reading

Bag and Bored Spotlight: Michigan Comics

Spotlight: The MCC and Source Point Press

When you dream about becoming a comic creator, your thoughts run along the lines of this. Finish high school, go to art school, drop out of art school because you’re better than that, move to New York or Los Angeles, and walk into Marvel or DC’s main office with a full portfolio, at which point they exclaim at your genius and throw a pile of money at you, begging you to draw their most iconic characters.

It almost never happens like that. Continue reading

REVIEW: Rampant

(Source Point Press, 2014)

Written and Illustrated by Joshua Werner

This is a bit of a departure for me as I usually stay in the realm of the comic book when I’m reviewing something.  Joshua Werner is a comic writer and illustrator on top of a novelist, so I’m not straying too far from the self-made boundaries of my tiny comfort zone. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Jack of Spades’ #1

(Sourcepoint Press, 2014)

Written by Trico Lutkins
Art by Joshua Werner

I love social media, from a comic book and reviewer standpoint, because of the ability it gives me to get into contact with people actually working in the industry. To know that the writer of a book read my review and enjoyed it, or that I caught the subtlety in a piece of art that the artist hoped the reader would get, it makes it all worth it.

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