Wednesday, January 21, 2009 says something nice about me...

Surfing the Panels: Reviews for the Comic Web
By John Wilson

Kenn Minter's Webpage

The work of Kenn Minter gives one the feeling of the very familiar and the absolutely original all at the same time. In part he seems to be channeling equal amounts of indie legend Chris Ware and Marvel humorist Fred Hembeck with maybe just a little R. Crumb sneaking in. And conversely, he has ideas that wouldn't dare spring from anyone else. He is an illustrator, graphic designer, college educator and comic creator, all of which he approaches from a very unique perspective.

One of Kenn's forays into comics is "I'm Not From Here". A semi autobiographic, semi embellished account of his life looked at through wacky colored glasses. It's just like your life...if your life had a giant bunny (he's not a rabbit) named Oliver, goblins that kill small animals and moments that run from the mundane to the wacky both in and out of Kenn's head. He even allows guest artists to play in this world but it all still has his overwhelming sensibility.

Read more here.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

some new art from "the Experts" graphic novel.

Clarence Pruitt has long since finished all the pencil work on this book. Now, I'm feverishly trying to finishing all the inking, photoshopping, and lettering by the middle of February. Wish me luck.


Friday, January 02, 2009

Holiday Money Burning a Hole in Your Pocket?

Near Mint Press books can help extinguish that flame with good stories and fine art.

I'm Not From Here
"I'm Not From Here" is the first collection of semi-autobiographical comic strips Kenn Minter has been creating since 2001. The comic strip, as the cover suggests, is slightly embellished. All the stories are yanked from Minter's daily life, friends, and thoughts... and have been twisted and blended for their maximum amusement potential.
"I'm Not From Here" has benefited from an ever-growing cult following since it's first appearance online.
It's weird... but always humorous.
100 Pages | Black & White TPB

Super World
From the pages of "The Experts," comes this hilarious, one-shot collection of short, sardonic, and snappy stories of sarcastic and hardly-sane superheroes.
In "SuperWorld," you'll meet IncredoLad, the Z-Squad, the Love Lantern, and many more!

the Experts #1
This new team of heroes combines three novices with three adventure veterans: Doctor Delta (a mystical apparition), Free Mary (a spit-fire vixen), Naked Man (a young, eager buck), the Emerald Yeti (a gentle-natured, mechanical, furry giant), Ninja Witch (a moody, youthful witch-in-training), and Mr. Elaztik (the obligatory, rubber-bodied, shape-changing comic relief).
These six individuals have been chosen to fulfill certain demographic appeal. Though, more importantly, they have been selected for their ability and willingness to work cheap.
As a whole, the Experts is a quirky, off-kilter superhero series revolving around characters that are completely unprepared for their atypical roles and responsibilities.
This issue also features two back-up stories: "Incredo-Lad: Out of the Closet," and "Dr. Michael Schlessinger: Psychiatrist to the Superheroes."

the Experts #2
The Experts members, Ninja Witch and Free Mary, go on their first mission as a duo to thwart international art theif, the Silver Muse. If anything can go wrong... well, it does.
Also in this issue, the Z-Squad, the most angst-ridden super-powered teenagers ever, are featured in a 4-page back-up story.

the Experts #3
The Experts saga rolls forth. What's the story with the new costumes and attitudes? See Ninja Witch spar with Samurai made from ingerbread! Look who Naked Mans sleeping with now! Also, featured in this issue, the mysterious origin of Doctor Delta!
Meet the Love Lantern in an exciting back-up story!
Be sure to check out the Experts #1 and #2 as well!