On the Cheap: Comixology’s Small Press Expo 2015 Sale
If you don't have a chance to get to Bethesda, Maryland, this coming weekend, and you still want to keep the spirit of Small Press Expo in your heart, you're in luck! Comixology and SPX have teamed up to put 100 Comixology Submit titles on sale at 50% off, from now through to September 21, just by using the code 'SPX' at checkout. With so many great independent comics to choose from, we've selected some standouts that you might want to try.
The two Poorcraft volumes, written by C. Spike Trotman and Ryan Estrada and drawn by Diana Nock, delve deep into the simple economics of how to stretch a dollar, a skill that never goes out of style.
These two volumes are all but guaranteed to have at least one money saving tip you've never heard of, from how to create your own cleaning solutions to how to avoid getting stuck in a tourist trap. Even if you're well off enough to not need the advice, odds are there's someone in your life that does, and these two volumes can be invaluable gifts for them.
She Died in Terrebonne is as evocative as its title and cover promise, a methodical murder mystery written by Kevin Church (a former ComicsAlliance contributor) with art by T. J. Kirsch.
Sam Kimimura is a hero in the classic noir mold, in that he's not really a hero at all, but he gets to go up against the worst the world can throw at him anyways. This series captures the isolation of being stuck in a place with no friends and uncertain enemies, surrounded by a whole lot of nothing that it would be too easy to disappear into.
Snipe, written by Kathryn Immonen with art by Stuart Immonen, is less than a dollar in this sale, and it's be worth it for Stuart Immonen's renowned layouts and linework. But the standout of this brief, experimental comic is Kathryn Immonen's telling of the story of the deadliest sniper in the Second World War, told with a dry wit and a respect for the grim realities of warfare and the incredible skill of its subject.
But these recommendations just scrape the surface. Check out the Comixology SPX sale for more great comics by independent artists, through til September 21 --- and be sure to drop by Small Press Expo in Bethesda this coming weekend to discover even more amazing works.