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Suspect Device II

Sam Henderson of The Magic Whistle fame (in other words, one of the funniest comic-slingers out there) just posted about Suspect Device 2, the second installment of the collection of mash-up/exquisite-corpse style riffs on classic comics (the artists take an existing panel from a comic and run with it). It looks like Suspect Device 2, which features Henderson along with the likes of Johnny RyanDomitille Collardey and many others, has already reached its Kickstarter Goal, but I bet you can still throw money at them in some capacity. Here’s Henderson’s work from the first Suspect Device.


Wild Things Comics Blog

Where The Wild Things Are Comics Blog

I’ll just get over that this is marketing that is totally nailing me straight in my “demo” and enjoy the fact that rad comics dudes and ladies are being paid to produce new work. It appears that Johnny Ryan is responsible for curating this crew, and it is hosted by Vice Magazine. It’s certainly not your average marketing campaign for your average big studio “children’s movie”. Usually you’re gonna want to keep children away from reading Vice magazine. See the blog here as they reveal new comics every few days and post interviews with the artists.

A list of the artists involved: Ben Jones, Benjamin Marra, Dan Zettwoch, Esther Pearl Watson, Frédéric Fleury, Hellen Jo, Jordan Crane, Josh Simmons, La Merde, Lisa Hanawalt, Mark Todd, Martin Ontiveros, Matt Furie, Matthew Thurber, Nick Gazin, Ray Sohn, Ron Rege Jr, Sakabashira, Sammy Harkham, Shintaro Kago, Skinner, Ted May, Tony Millionaire, Vanessa Davis.

UPDATE: Well they went and blew their wild load all at once and here is a PDF version of the insert that is being printed in VICE Magazine right here with all the artwork in it, checkitout.


Vice Comics

Vice Magazine has been featuring the comics of Johnny Ryan for a while, published a whole comics issue back in 2006, and has started adding a new comic on Sundays every week from the like of Jon Vermilyea and Meathaus S.O.S. artistsTom Herpich, Matt Furie and Chris McD, all corralled by N Gazin.