Tribal Beat – November 2012

| November 26, 2012

Tribal Beat is a new feature I’d like to do once a month on ComixTribe.com, where we showcase and spotlight some interesting projects that friends of ComixTribe are working on.

COMING ATTRACTIONS: Teardrinker from Liam Hayes

Fans of THE PROVING GROUNDS will recognize Liam’s name, as he is a frequent contributor.  Liam is gearing up promotion for Teardrinker, a  dystopian fantasy three-issue miniseries, which he intends to self-publish next year.

Here’s the high concept:

“The Teardrinkers promised power and divinity… They gave instead an addiction to the tears of a god, shackling the people of the Weeping City to a thirst so maddening, they give everything for a single taste. But after a thief steals a cure, his actions lead to a bloody and brutal revolution.”

Liam just unveiled a cover image to the first issue.  If it looks intriguing, be sure to check out his website and like the newly launched Teardrinker Facebook Page.

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Drones by Chris Lewis and Bruno Oliveira

I’m a sucker for the counter-terrorism/ espionage thriller genre, so this series by Lewis and Oliveira seems right up my alley.  Here are the deets:
The War on Terror – Now Playing in Las Vegas!

Stinger and Angel Eyes are Predator drone operators: high tech soldiers who hunt Taliban insurgents by operating remote-control aircraft from the safety of a base outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s a surreal job next to the strangest city on Earth. But after a failed mission, the war hits home, in a bizarre journey that will take them from a terrorism-themed hotel to a drone-filled sky over the Strip. Bodies begin to pile up, Las Vegas starts to resemble Afghanistan, and the drone operators must confront the absurd nature of a war where terror and entertainment have begun to blur.

 

Check out more at: www.epigamics.com

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Holiday Hooligans

Holiday Hooligans is a 24 page black and white comic book featuring characters John Graham created during the 2011 30 Character Challenge. In this book, you’ll see the origins of Ninjabread Man, Brute Cake, and Karate Kane as they save (or sometimes terrorize) holiday party goers during Christmas. This comic also features a commentary of John’s experience with the 30 Character Challenge, as he hopes to motivate all future participants. This comic is published by FIGID Press and is currently available on IndyPlanet.  I backed this project during it’s successful Kickstarter campaign, and have to say that John has crafted a charming book.

MICRO-DISTRIBUTION MARVEL: Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman

Josh Henaman, another friend of ComixTribe, has hustled his new series into a limited number of shops and is selling it online.  (It’s been getting solid buzz as well!)  Here’s the pitch:
The dying planet needed a hero… what they got was a sasquatch.  BIGFOOT – SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN is an epic six-­‐issue mini-­‐series involving the world-­‐famous sasquatch and his quest to defeat the ruthless emperor of a barbarian planet. Equal parts Conan and Flash Gordon, the otherworldly saga is written by Josh S. Henaman with art by Kubert alums Andy Taylor (line art) and Thomas Bonvillain (colorist.)  BIGFOOT – SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN is not the story of how Bigfoot became a myth on Earth. It’s the story of how he became a legend of the stars.  Or as I like to call it… Bigfoot with a broadsword.  
For more, check out www.bigfootcomic.com.

CAN’T BEAT FREE! – Forever Freshman #1 Download!

Forever Freshman” is a story from Neil Segura about two immature teenage boys trying to survive their freshman year of high school while figuring out to opposite sex and avoiding a malicious principle who will stop at nothing to get them into detention.

Download issue #1 for free!

 KICKSTART IT UP: Raven’s Dojo

Friend of the Tribe Adam Black has let us know about a new Kickstarter campaign for Raven’s Dojo.  According to Adam, it is “188 pages of immature humor for mature audiences. Now with awesome incentives!”

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Tyler James is a comics creator, game designer, educator, and publisher residing in Newburyport, MA. He is the writer and co-creator of THE RED TEN, a superhero murder mystery, EPIC, a superteen action comedy, and TEARS of the DRAGON, a swords and sorcery fantasy. Tyler is the publisher and co-creator of ComixTribe, which is both a new imprint of quality creator owned titles, and an online community where creators help creators make better comics. Follow him on Twitter @tylerjamescomics, or send him an email at [email protected]

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