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by Dennis McGuire"Calypso, Rhyme of the Modern Mariner" is a true story told in a fanciful fashion, employing "The Ballad of Calypso," a 445-quatrain ballad derived directly from Calypso's logbook. The prose, cartoon illustrations and photos which are woven into the ballad places the reader at the helm of a 26' wooden sailboat with a pair of newlyweds on their journey from Portsmouth, Rhode Island to Port Townsend, Washington. The two-year endeavor begins with a successful commercial dive harvest of "herring r... more
by Trenor RapkinsThe Lords of Invention is a digitally-painted graphic novel that tells the story of two inventors that takes place just after turn-of-the-previous-century New York. It is a tale of success and failure, achievement and envy, love and death. The protagonist of this tale is a man named Augustus Scott. He is the inventor of such contraptions as the automentium machine, the electromagtronicon, and the steam-powered automaton.The antagonist is an aspiring inventor named Levi Pickett. Pickett lives ... more
by Alexis MacalusoFrom the weird to the wholesome, the creepy to the cute, personal ads have it all. Each one is an insight into the private thoughts and desires of the person posting it. In Deeply Personal, Alexis Macaluso brings some of her favorite ads to life with full-color illustrations. A baker with a disturbing secret. An amputee seeking faith-healing. A young, handsy Jack Black. A Viking seeking his Valkyrie. Bigfoot. Aliens. Deeply Personal has it all. Dive into the vibrant and colorful world of D... more
by Jean-Pierre WeillEVOLVE, A Children’s Book For Adults, is a picture book that takes readers on a playful philosophical journey that explores the age-old question: Who am I? The book narrates three foundational stories from the book of Genesis, subtly inflecting them with existential motifs that inquire where we come from and where we might choose to go. A liberating message is proposed: our deepest purpose is to be free, co-creative participants of the unfolding universe.
by Brandon Perlow
In the small Midwestern town of Howlett, navigating high school is tough enough. But when a group of friends are inexplicably turned into weredogs, adapting to their new powers proves to be even tougher. This leads to an unlikely friendship with loner Mara, a werewolf whose father has mysteriously vanished. As the high schoolers team up to solve the disappearance, friendships are tested, and secrets are revealed as the Werewoofs prove themselves in an explosive showdown against a dangerous wo... more
by Shequeta L. SmithFaith Walker, a UCA cheer-captain-turned-coach, is fired from her daughter's championship-bound team, the Dallas Prep Bulldogs, only to be recruited by the lowest ranking cheer squad, the Wiley Moon Scorpions, located at a local juvenile detention center. Faith works to get the girls ready for their very first cheer competition, but with the girls having zero interest in cheering and even less experience, it's an uphill battle.
by Shequeta L. Smith
Rayven Choi tells the story of a young woman who, as a child, witnesses a hitman murder her parents on a military commuter train. She is the sole survivor on the train and is quietly sent to Seoul, Korea where she is adopted by her father's KATUSA. Rayven spends twenty years in Korea before discovering a clue that her father left behind that could lead her to find the killer. She returns to America and seeks help from the FBI, but soon realizes that they may also have blood on their hands... more
by Pete FitzAs a child, Dagan Harris, was rumored to have eyes that filled with black and sent him into a preternatural rage. Now a father, with hints of schizophrenia, Dagan is called into the fray of WWII. Dagan ships out because he believes his father is communicating with him from beyond the grave. Dagan's wife, Eleanor, fiercely objects his departure, calling him a coward for leaving their son behind. As a bomber pilot, then a prisoner of war, Dagan survives the impossible and the trauma of war begins ... more
by Nathalie TierceThe wild and luridly rendered "Pulling Weeds From a Cactus Garden" reflects the dark side of human interaction and alienation. Just like the act of pulling weeds from a cactus garden, it's tricky, and you can't do it without getting hurt. These tales of hazard deliver beauty and humor from otherwise dark situations. The result - visual allegories more easily digested than the circus of life around us. Woven into these tales is a revisitation of several Aesop Fables, stories that provide insig... more
by Nathalie TierceFairy Tale Remnants is a collection of surreal illustrated short prose about characters pulled out of dreams. Skeletons, professional fighters, an exotic dancer, historical figures, anthropomorphic beasts, fated lovers, a stalker, a naked merchant, a robot, and reptiles show up and confront each within the confines of an arena devoted to playing out scenes from our collective subconscious. While in the guise of cartoon characters, the players of these symbolic battles act out scenes from some s... more
by Marco Rudy
"RDW" is a tale about coping with the burden of command, the camaraderie and friendship found in times of war, and the consequences of failure. Astrid’s first steps into loss, addiction, withdrawal, and PTSD are just the beginning of this visually striking voyage.
All of that, in stunning traditional acrylics, in a setting filled with magic and folklore, featuring an involving almost interactive type of storytelling.
by Peter Valenzuela, MD
"Comedians have become the truth-tellers. Satire allows you to say almost anything. That's where truth is spoken to power in our society. When you sugarcoat a bitter truth with humor, it makes the medicine go down.”
Much in the way the comic strip, Dilbert, taught us about corporate office culture, Doc-Related now takes us behind the clinic doors of today’s ailing US healthcare system. A medley of anecdotes, comics, and data-bac... more
by James WrethmanThe Novel to Gamble on this Year The Ventura Casino - a glittering arena where the super-rich go to pit their wealth against chance, and admire the beautiful Chicas who deal at the tables.But behind the scenes lurks a corrupt world of credit-fixing, prostitution and rape - a world that only a few brave employees dare to challenge.
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by Eileen GillickIt’s South Park meets the Boss Baby in this YA graphic novel comedy! Bizarre! Hilarious! Random! Dumb! Gullible! Fresh! These are the personalities of the babies you encounter in Babyland. Explore how Baby and her friends (somehow) recall the birth of themselves. Maybe they will even discover what led them to. . . where are they? Babies will never be looked at the same ever again.
by Dustin Gibson
Autumn wakes up in a forest and a new squirrel friend tells her about how she is a forest guardian and must take care of the forest. Her new squirrel friend also warns her not to go the edge of the forest as there is evil there. One day without realizing it Autumn wanders to the edge of the forest and finds that her forest is rotting away. She sets off on a quest to try and stop it and meets other forest guardians along the way. In helping them with their forest problems she eventually comes ... more