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Publisher profiles the creators in INDIE COMICS #1
Guest article by Gary Scott Beatty, publisher of Indie Comics #1 .
It’s time to order Indie Comics #1, under Aazurn Publishing, in June’s Previews at your local or online comic book store. Diamond #JUN160995.
While you wait for the action goodness that is the new Indie Comics to arrive, kick back and meet the crazed creators in this new book.
RICK BONN, founder of BonnFire Media, has developed film and TV projects for Nickelodeon, Wind Dancer Films, and other studios. A published author, he currently writes comics, including Meow Meow Jones, Desert Knights, and Farm Noir. His reviews and essays have been published by Westminster John Knox Press, in magazines such as Prism and Christianity and Theatre, and on aintitcool.com and hollywoodjesus.com. Artist Christopher Herndon is co-creator of Living With Zombies and he illustrates the Terra Tempo series. Follow Rick at Twitter.com/bonnrw.
GARY SCOTT BEATTY’s Strange Horror is coming, tales of fright beyond the ordinary. Mark Bloodworth and Andy Bennett help Gary welcome you to the world’s most spectacular freak show. Bleeding Cool called Gary’s last comic, Number One, one of the best indie comics of 2014. Put yourself on the Aazurn Fan List to get freebies and learn about the upcoming horror series at StrangeHorror.com.
BRAD OLRICH is a comic book writer and artist best known for Commodore Dinosaur, an indie comic book character that made its way from regional fame, to Cat’s Paw Comics’ Dragontales, to several years as a web comic. Brad is an instructor teaching drawing and illustration at Mid Michigan Community College in Harrison, Michigan. Read and see more, and get the inside scoop at AtGalaxysCore.com.
TERRY CRONIN is the creator of Students of the Unusual horror comics in which he teamed with artist Julia Lichty aka ghostfire. He is also the author of The Skinvestigator novels featuring dermatologist detective Harry Poe, available at Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.com. He is currently promoting his all-ages comic book Horse Power G. For more info on his esoteric work go to StudentsoftheUnusual.com.
MICHAEL CARR is writer of A Dark Allie (zombies), Intrepidus (samurai), Quiver (post-apocalypse), Dead Factions (zombies), and other horror adventure stories for comics. Michael attributes his storytelling abilities to the rich culture and traditions of his native South Mississippi, and his years as a professional chef. His publishing design company is Carr Imagery Garage. Get inside his head and find out more about his comics at CarrImageryGarage.com.
Originally from Scotland, PAUL BRADFORD was brought up on the British comics that helped twist him into the writer he is today. Now living in Western Australia, he writes comics containing a broad spectrum of themes and ideas. He also writes Gothic poetry under the pseudonym Hierophantom and has produced small press “zines” through his company Inertia Publications. For ongoing updates on all things relating to Paul’s comics, including his “Noir” inspired Undercurrent series of comics and the vast world of Astral Crusaders, visit his blog at inertiapublications.blogspot.com.
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