Dave from Revival House Press sent Meathaus another package full of comics and a letter that reads:
What’s up?! It’s your old buddy Dave from Revival House. Got two new books for ya, Everything Unseen #4 and Ritual #3. I’m very proud of both these titles and I hope you enjoy them!
For sure, Dave. Don’t doubt the dopeness, ever. And thanks! Everything Unseen is by Drew Beckmeyer, and #4 is the final chapter of this story, although the last page teases a full color epilogue coming soon. This book continues the free form pencil drawing style from previous issues. There are definitely some funny drawings and strange drawings in this book. Malachi Ward is the author of Ritual #3, which for this issue is titled (subtitled?) Vile Decay. Check out the truckload of Revival House titles Dave and friends have generously sent over in previous letters here to also see previous issues of these comics. Finally, take a closer look at this fine cover drawing, here an image of a special print, from Malachi’s Vile Decay. The surface textures of buildings and nature get special attention throughout this distinctly rendered two-color book. Get your copies right away from right here.
Why is my computer fighting me to make this post. The scanner scans two images then no longer is recognized by the software, the website uploader uploads half the image then hangs there, this animation podcast I’m listening to is just this guy talking really slowly and disjointedly because he is trying to record a podcast at the same time as driving through LA traffic, so much dead air as he pauses to see accidents almost happen that he probably is almost causing, what a world. Anyway, Dave Nuss generously has sent Meathaus new comics by Malachi Ward and Drew Beckmeyer published by his Revival House Press. They are The Reverie, and Everything Unseen Parts 6 & 7 which feature “the unsettling nature of having one’s wishes truly granted” and “an evocation of thoughtfully whimsical and, sometimes, disturbing notions embodied by an appearance of straw-hats, sand-castles and ritualized sacrifice”, respectively, according to the included press-release-type letter. That sacrifice is babies, BTW. They are the kind of babies that are drawn with tiny man-heads, sort of dark-ages style. You know those paintings you can see of the Madonna and Child, the type where Jesus is a a sort of tiny-man-proportioned baby? Those are cool. It is like the artists never saw babies before. But it certainly fits here in Drew’s strange world he has been drawing. See previous letters and comics from Revival House Press here with the Nuss search.
“Here it is! The 2nd issue of Everything Unseen (w/ parts 4 & 5). I hope you like it. It contiues where the first issue left off: our hero Charles Grodin navigating harsh, desert conditions. This one packs a punch! (War gods and all.) Take care and have a nice week -Dave”
Well thanks, Dave, and thank Drew too. This comic book will certainly make any week more pleasant, and it appears to be a nice hefty volume of material. Last year, Dave sent over volume one and you can see that package here.
Dave Nuss, publisher of neat stuff at Revival House Press, sent over a copy of their latest release, Everything Unseen #1, by Drew Beckmeyer. He writes in part:
“… I feel it presents a unique twist on the dystopian epic. Coming from a fine arts background, Beckmeyer’s approach to comics is novel and thrilling … We’re debuting it at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco along with another book, Trigger #2, by Mike Bertino …”
Thanks Dave! The book looks intriguing with heavy dollops of creepy, naked, perhaps some dramedy. You can learn more about Drew’s work on his website, illustration blog, and blog. Both this and the Bertino book look like solid choices to pick up at APE.