Saturday, April 5, 2008

SUPERMARKET at Meltdown Los Angeles

That was really cool! SUPERMARKET is a quarterly indie comics show held at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles. Jessica does a great job organizing and running it. It's really nice having a venue where indie publishers can get together and share their work and the fact that Jess is doing this quarterly is just so cool. The Los Angeles mini/indie comic presence is strong, what with guys like Javier Hernandez (El Muerto), Mike Aushenker(El Gato) , Jose Cabrara(Crying Macho Man), and gals like Bernyce Talley (Nubian Queen) and there's Rafael Navarro(He won a freakin' emmy!) Mike Wellman, and ... heck I don't want to leave anybody out so just check out the supermarket site for more info

There's a lot of really talented and skilled people makin' a lot of amazing stuff in the comics media right now. Don't get me wrong, I check out the mainstream stuff too, like KICK ASS (not bad...) Brian Hitch's super realistic (lots of photo ref... kinda like Paul Gulacy on Master of Kung Fu) books, the Ultimates and now Fantastic Four, Captain America (I dig the Winter Soldier... kinda like Buckler's Deathlok. Deathlok was the dark version of Cap in the '70s, and this Bucky/Deathlok is the modern version of Cap in the '00s. It's all good, and don't get me started on how fantastic the Bronze age of comics was, I could go on for ages! But I'm just saying that the indie scene is LEGIT now at this time here in Los Angeles (and surrounding areas!) and it's worth exposure... Thanks Jess for Supermarket and Gaston at Meltdown too, that dude is a true comics medium Medium!

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