Lunch Break :: May 12, 2011

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lunchbreak_graphic_1 Lunch Break is a short round-up of favorite webcomics appearing here each weekday at noon. Here’s something for you to enjoy over your lunch break or whenever. The premise is simple: It’s another day on the internet. Here’s a new or forgotten comic that seems interesting.

  1. Long-Forgotten Fairytale by Luke Pearson // April 2011
  2. Now What? from “The Colorblind Art Teacher” by Mark Teel // July 12, 2010
  3. Owen & Peter 12 from “Disquietville” by Daniel Spottswood // February 22, 2011
  4. The System 490: Feeling Adult by Rosscott // May 6, 2011
  5. News With Your Correspondent Terrence Ross by Tony Millionaire // May 11, 2011

We’d love to have you guest edit Lunch Break! Check out the Contribute page for more information.Sarah Morean

Indie Comics Costume Contest : IT’S ON!

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I’m back from APE and have collected an impressive batch of minis for you to win!  I hope some of you have good costumes planned for this weekend, because it’s anyone’s game! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

FIVE LUCKY COSTUME CONTEST WINNERS WILL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Hand-made silk-screened mini pouch
  2. L.A. Diary by Gabrielle Bell The limited edition release from Uncivilized Books featuring a rare glimpse into Bell’s own sketch book!
  3. Milky Way Shuffle by Elio One to look out for!
  4. Sour Leaves #3 by Brendan Monroe The world’s last known copies of Monroe’s beautiful 2006 mini!
  5. Covered in Confusion by Will Dinski Winner of the 2009 Isotope Award!
  6. Prologue by Kenan The book you unfold to read!
  7. One of the following:

– Sarah Morean

Disquietville Vol. 2 by Daniel Spottswood

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Disquietville Vol. 2
by Daniel Spottswood
Self-Published

Daniel Spottswood‘s chunky mini-comic Disquietville is a love letter to wage-enslaved 20-somethings who haven’t stopped believing in a better life.

All anybody in Disquietville wants is everything; their chance to live the American Dream. Unfortunately, social and personal problems keep blocking the way. Through its characters, Spottswood’s mini-comic probes many of middle-class America’s current hot button issues: the glut of big business, career girls’ aversion to marriage, school bullies, alcohol abuse, self-obsession, self-loathing, and debt (to name a few). Sounds depressing, and it is when you’ve been there. Sigh.

While Disquietville empathizes with these problems, it also makes light of them, and it’s oh-so entertaining to be shown a portrait of yourself by someone who really understands the material. I, for one, really liked the comic. Disquietville offers a pretty real example of life in a mid-sized middle-class town in the Midwest. That is, it would, if every normal person’s day really led to a punchline.

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