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Young Reader Spotlight: THE LOUD HOUSE
THE LOUD HOUSE #1: "THERE WILL BE CHAOS"
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EDITOR’S NOTE: We continue our infrequent spotlight on new comics that may be of interest to younger readers. More from our friends at Papercutz . . . . .
This Spring, Papercutz will be releasing THE LOUD HOUSE #1, based on Nickelodeon’s insanely popular, number-one-rated cartoon. That’s right, Nickelodeon’s newest hit show is our newest hit comic!
If you’re not familiar with the series, The Loud House follows 11-year-old Lincoln as he learns to live (and survive) in the chaos of a large family, especially as the only boy with 10 sisters. With his best bud Clyde, Lincoln always comes up with a plan to stay one step ahead of the chaos, but whether or not it works is where the adventures begin.
THE LOUD HOUSE #1: "There Will Be Chaos" features stories and artwork from show creator Chris Savino and his insanely talented team. In “Video Game Mojo,” Lincoln experiences a crushing gaming defeat at the hands of a mysterious challenger. In “Loud and Order,” Lana and Lola, pretending to be police officers, arrest Lincoln for speeding in the kitchen, and then put him on trial. And in the wildly inventive “Lost Control,” a choose-your-own-adventure style tale, Lincoln must go through the gauntlet of sisters in order to find the television remote.
Filled with the same zaniness and hilarity as the show, THE LOUD HOUSE graphic novel series is sure to appeal to both fans and newbies alike. Now let’s make some noise for THE LOUD HOUSE #1!
EDITOR’S NOTE: Aftershock Comics publisher and chief creative officer Joe Pruett will make a guest appearance at Captain Blue Hen Comics in Newark, DE this Friday 11/03. He’ll be signing copies of his own BLACK EYED KIDS (B.E.K.) comic and Aftershock books as well as meeting and talking with fans and interested customers. If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to attend, read below to learn more information about Joe Pruett . . . . . . . . . . Joe Pruett, 51, is a graduate of the University of Georgia and a veteran of the comic book industry. He’s previously worked as an inker, letterer, writer, editor, and publisher at various companies. His most recent work is at Aftershock Comics where he serves as publisher and C.C.O. as well as writer of the popular horror series, BLACK-EYED KIDS. Tracing Pruett’s career path in the comics industry is like taking a tour of indie comics publishers of the late 80’s and early ’90’s. Pruett was hired in 1989 as an assistant to…
SINK #3 (Comix Tribe, December 20, 2017 release date) “A Head Full Of Wasps”. Story by John Lees. Art and Colours by Alex Cormack. Letters by Shawn Lee. Logo by Tim Daniel. Sink #3 will make you see red. Blood red. It’s splashed all over the pages of this story, seeping into each and every panel, even before the violence begins. “A Head Full Of Wasps” speaks to the buzzing that occurs in so many brainpans in these troubled and violent times - - and the red that is visualized when some of us experience injustice, brutality, cruelty, or abuse and then seek retribution, revenge, and bloody justice. If only everyone could read this story, and then remember it whenever their cheeks flush with anger - - and think before they act. Yeah, I’m a pipe dreamer. I also just set out to write a review. Don’t know why I’m treating SINK #3 like this is a morality fable. Have you ever read a simple but well-written story that leads to your thinking outside the box about oth…
WHERE NIGHTMARES COME FROM (Crystal Lake Publishing, Kindle Edition and E-Pub versions published November 17, 2017) Non-fiction articles on horror and writing.WHERE NIGHTMARES COME FROM serves as an excellent reference source for beginning writers, especially those with a concentration in horror. What better way to learn and absorb than to pick the brains of experienced veterans of horror fiction, poetry, screenwriting and teleplays? All those formats are discussed, as well as some answers to the question posed by the title: “Where Do Nightmares Come From?”, or more emphatically “Where Do Horror Writers Get Their Ideas?” Every piece in this collection answers the title question in one fashion or another, while 21 of the 28 articles concentrate more on various aspects of writing: how to generate ideas, how to work your muse, storytelling techniques, seeing through your character’s eyes, writing with words that fit the story, choosing the right medium to tell a story, how to sustai…