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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Review: Dead Duck and Zombie Chick: Rising from the Grave!!!

(Source Point Press 2016)

Created by Jay P. Fosgitt

If you don’t know who Jay P. Fosgitt is yet, you soon will.  The Michigan-based artist has recently begun drawing Rocket and Groot for Marvel, now on it’s fifth issue and going strong, and before that, had success with his own all-ages book Bodie Troll. 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