Comics, Etc.


The Unemployment Adventures of Aqualung (2013, Arcana Studios)

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.

The World’s Crummiest Umbrella (2014, Wandering in the Words Press)

Cover-webThe World’s Crummiest Umbrella is a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Alex Schumacher and published by Wandering in the Words Press.

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!


Defiling the Literati (2017)

Self-published in 2017 with the assistance of McLain MacGuire studio, Defiling the Literati compiles a smattering of Alex’s graphic narrative offerings rife with social and political commentary.

Inside this collection are comic short stories and illustrations created between 2016-2017 for online literary magazines such as Drunk Monkeys, FIVE 2 ONE: An Art and Literary Journal, Literary Orphans, The Round Up Zine, and more! Thrill at the Where Are They Now? parody involving obsolete technology. Chill during the episode depicting a diminutive Donald Drumpf as a (failed) “superhero”. There is no shortage of humorous opining regarding the state of the world these days from a borderline misanthrope cartoonist! The book also includes a most gracious foreword by Drunk Monkeys founding editor, Matthew Guerruckey.

Though the book may soon be available via online retailer, for the time being you can get your grubby mitts on a personalized copy of this treasured collection directly from the creator.

** Rated 10/10 by Bleeding Cool! Read the humbling review by the lovely Lauren Sisselman here.


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.








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