Comics, Etc.

ONGOING FEATURES:

Decades of (in)Experience

While not strictly a traditional comic, this illustrated narrative follows the weekly antics of Luke Carlin, a thirty-something who hasn’t quite figured it out. Like a lot of us he lives on the paycheck-to-paycheck merry-go-round, numbing his emotions and trying not to think about the mess that is his own existence. Check out a new Decades of (in)Experience every Friday, brought to your eye-holes by Antix Press. Catch up on past installments here.

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Mr. Butterchips

The comic strip, Mr. Butterchips appears monthly in the Drunk Monkeys literary magazine and featuring the titular (and cuddly) curmudgeon as he rails against the madness and mundanity of everyday life. He’s a weathered organ grinder monkey in the pursuit of love and happiness amidst a turbulent cultural landscape. Find the archives here. If you enjoy the strip and are feeling generous, drop a few shekels on some killer merchandise in the Drunk Monkeys/Mr. Butterchips store here.

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Bread Crumbs from the Void

A bi-weekly column from Five 2 One Magazine, Bread Crumbs from the Void explores all of the masochistic practices associated with writing. This guide into the unknown from a drunken Sherpa who lost his map offers insight on everything from submitting work to magazines and publishers, finding an effective writing routine, dealing with rejection, and much more.

Bread Crumbs from the Void appears every other Wednesday on Five 2 One Magazine. Dive into the archives here.


 

BOOKS:

Five 2 One Magazine, Issue 13

Featuring writers and poets from all over the globe Five 2 One Issue 13 is a must read for any lover of the written word.

The Fucking Funnies: Where Are They Now – Tech Edition, one page comic published in this issue. Purchase it here.

 

 

 

 

 


Five 2 One Magazine, Issue 12

The 12th issue contains a toxic amount of creativity and eccentric literature. The authors and artists in this issue are beyond extraordinary and courageous in their writing

The Fucking Funnies: Downtown Weed, two page comic published in this issue. Purchase it here.

 

 

 

 


Drunk Monkeys Anthology, Vol. 3

The best fiction and poetry featured over the past year (2015) in the online literary journal Drunk Monkeys.

Featured is the short story Rock the Cash Bar. Purchase it here.

 

 

 

 

 


The World’s Crummiest Umbrella (2014)

Cover-webThe World’s Crummiest Umbrella is a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Alex Schumacher.

Once there was a boy who received the world’s crummiest umbrella. It was a gift from his mother, and he couldn’t believe she would do this to him. The umbrella was huge, multicolored and had a heart on a spring that popped out of the top. Ugh! The boy knows he’ll be the laughing stock of the entire school.But the boy soon learns that some gifts, even crummy ones, are not what they seem to be.

Called “…a touching story that will delight both parents and children” (Beach Bound Books), The World’s Crummiest Umbrella is a great addition to any families book collection! Get yours on Amazon today!

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The Unemployment Adventures of Aqualung (2013)

aq coverCreated by Ben Fontana in 2007 and sold to Arcana Studios, this book was shelved until 2012 when writer/artist Alex Schumacher and writer Scott Tamanaha were hired to complete the Original Graphic Novel.

For over seventy-five years, Agent Aqualung has defended the country from supernatural forces as part of the 88, a covert branch of the Department of Defense. A pink slip and a sealed letter sends shock waves through the covert initiative – they are being permanently dismantled due to budget cuts. Collecting his severance, a new identity, suit, and fake resume, and a small orange tree (which holds the soul of St. Germain, his only friend), Aqualung must adjust to a life in the real world. His first task? Finding gainful employment, of course! With the world against him, or at least a trail of old enemies, Aqualung must navigate through unemployment, dating, oh, and evil plots from ancient gods and their flunkies. The real question is, can he stop them before his unemployment benefits run out?

The book earned some favorable reviews from Comic Bastards and Vanishing Point Chronicles, as well as an Indy Preview nod and a special appearance at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con.

 

 

 

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