One in a continuing series of books I picked up at this year’s Small Press Expo — a brief plug for Subculture#1 which does a nice job of capturing a variety of socially maladjusted comic book fanboys. It doesn’t venture too far from the stereotypes of geekdom in this first issue — in fact it amps them up tossing a "hot chick who likes comics" into the mix, automatically flummoxing males left and right… That probably sounds more negative than I mean to – regardless of my description it’s a pretty funny book and the art is a good match – a bit cartoony but just a bit. Stan Yan has some chops.

Moreover the creators seemed like decent dudes and I checked out the previews of issues 2-4 at their Comicspace site (there’s a preview of issue #1 here) which looked pretty promising — not sure if I’m going to run out and buy them, but if it was online I’d definitely add it to my reading queue.

Xaviar Xerexes

Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.