The third issue of Richard Cowdry's Comix Reader anthology is another
great comic, printed on newsprint at tabloid newspaper size and with the
awesome cover price of £1. It has a lovely cover by Eliott Baggott, and
a great mix of pages from small press & indie creators. Cowdry's
Fat Charlie Chaplin is great, with a sense of humour that fans of his
Bedsit Diaries series will recognize. Elliot Baggott follows up his
lovely cover with a great joke about Johannes Guthenberg, inventor of
printed movable type. Maartje Schalkx has a minimalist page that works
in an impressionist suggestive way. Tanya Meditzky & Tobias Tak
provide a great two page comic about a walking tree who wants a
makeover. Steve Tillotson of Banal Pig gives us a glorious "gradual
reveal" page where each panel in an enormous grid reveals a bit more of a
larger scene. Steve Ward's Invisual Arts is a gorgeous-looking
darkly-comic page, and Lord Hurk's back cover comic "Lonely Bomb" is
fantastic. And that's just 8 of the 20-odd pages in there. It's great.
Check it out.