Monday, July 14, 2014

Vigilant Geek Darkness Review

Thank you Andrew for taking the time and writing this very detail review of
Hellbound III: Darkness at the Vigilant Geek blog.

  • ...each individual short story was creative, original and distinctive to the individual styles of each artist and writer. In a compilation of numerous works of art or literature, (or in this case, both), it is important to feel like each story or composition has a fresh new tone and voice to it; and that is exactly what the creators of the Hellbound series have accomplished. If I were forced to choose a favorite story from the compilation, I don’t think I would be able to. Therefore, I’d like to give a brief analysis on a few stories that I have hand picked.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Hellbound Editors Make Books!

Joel Christian Gill’s Strange Fruit, Volume 1: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History was released - to much acclaim - on June 3rd. Gill is currently touring book stores, radio stations, and online television shows promoting his recent release, which chronicles nine peoples’ tales of obscure, but important triumphs in the civil rights struggle. If you have yet to catch Gill at an appearance - at which he discusses his research, process, and the lives of characters featured within - you can find him at an event near you here. Joel got started Hellbound back in 2010 with the now sold out Hellbound I.

  • Joel's Website
  • Joel's Twitter
  • Joel's tumblr
  • Buy Strange Fruit
  • There’s also been buzz about Jesse Lonergan’s All Star, since its debut at the Society of Illustrators MoCCA Festival this past April.  Lonergan’s coming of age tale of a high school baseball star, set in 1990’s Vermont, is about so much more than baseball, offering valuable and universal insights into the trials and tribulations that pave the road to adulthood. Back on 2011 Jesse spearheaded the amazing Hellbound II: Box Full of Evil.
  • Jesse's Website
  • Jesse's Twitter
  • Jesse's tumblr
  • Buy All Star
  • Jerel Dye, along with a veritable who’s who of cartooning, will pay to tribute to the legacy of Winsor McCay in upcoming and exciting Locust Moon Press anthology, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream. Set to release in fall of 2014, the anthology will be comprised of original works inspired by McCay’s highly celebrated Little Nemo in Slumberland strip, which ran from October 1905 to December 1926. You can get in on the action and score some very cool swag by contributing to the ongoing Kickstarter campaign here. With Kimball Anderson Jerel kept evil in check with Hellbound III: Darkness.

  • Jerel's Website
  • Jerel's tumblr
  • Jerel's Etsy Store
  • Support Little Nemo Kickstarter
  • And co-founder of the Boston Comics Roundtable and Hellbound I, contributor Dan Mazur and Publisher of Hellbound II (The Regular Edition) in collaboration with Alexander Danner, have put together a crash course in comics! Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present, is just that, a comprehensive chronicle of the evolution of the comics medium that traverses five decades and the world over. Expertly assembling a menagerie of samples spanning the myriad of comics genres and sub-genres, Mazur and Danner reconcile the most popular and the most esoteric works into a broader context. Released in June, in English, as well as Spanish and Portuguese, this book might very well introduce even an expert to a new favorite!
  • Dan's Website
  • Dan's Tumblr
  • Ninth Art Press
  • Buy Comics!: A Global History, 1968 to the present

  • by Kristilyn Waite

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

    Bernard by Michael Lee Harris

    Check out more of Michael Lee Harrison comic works at his site:
    The Continuing Artworks of Michael Lee Harris.

    You can read the rest of the stories on Gulp! a monster comics anthology for KIDS! here or at the Boston Comics Roundtable's table at MECAF: The Maine Comics Arts Festival, Sunday May 18, 2014 - Portland, ME

    The Maine Edge Review and MECAF

    In anticipation to our presence at MECAF in Portland, Maine this upcoming weekend we are happy to share this very enthusiastic review by Katy England at the Maine Edge.

    • ...make this anthology well worth adding to any collection. It’s a treasure trove of stories for all ages, whether you’re just dipping your toes in the dark pools of horror for the first time, or you’re a veteran of the genre want a bit of creepy/funny nostalgia.

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    High-Low likes Darkness and Gulp!

    • The Boston Comics Roundtable's annual Hellbound anthologies have grown increasingly stylish in presentation
    • ...There are no clunkers in this collection and the editing by Moynihan and Dan Flynn carefully shuffles the stories so as to avoid repeating themes on a story-to-story basis. The duo-tone orange and blue from the Risograph printing adds to the attractiveness of the overall work. This was by far the most skilled set of contributors and the most attractive presentation of stories yet conceived for this series, a trend that I hope continues for 2014.