Various Spark Plug Anthologies – Bird Hurdler
A free sampler of some cartoonists you publish?Â What a great idea.Â And not just your average sampler, as the stories in here are self-contained, not just bits of stories to show off the artwork.Â They even have more available!Â It’s a good thing to be this impressed before I even get to the contents.Â Stories in here include Julia Gfrorer’s (and I would love to hear how that’s pronounced) story about getting killed by the chief man-witch and having to babysit for his child, Andrice Arp’s tale of a creep on an Amtrak train getting shot down, Zack Soto’s quiet piece about a relationship falling apart (told as an actual physical beating), Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg’s story of a cat trying to figure out the treat it got on Thanksgiving that was the best thing ever (and its sorrow at never being able to get said treat again due to the ethical constraints of its vegetarian owner), Farel Dalrymple’s piece on a botched magic spell and a girl who beats up boys on a regular basis (the only story that was a “part 2”, but it held up fine by itself) and a silent sleepy story by Theo Ellsworth.Â On the Spark Plug website they say that it’s available for $.01 and postage, but I’ll bet if you ordered a healthy stack of comics from them and asked politely they’d probably throw a copy in for you.Â Or maybe Nerd Burglar is better (as it’s also free), but I haven’t seen that one yet and this one if fine by itself.Â Any time I get a story told from the perspective of a cat I’m happy, as I’m apparently slowly turning into a middle aged woman.Â I still only own one cat though, so all hope isn’t lost for me yet…
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