THE MOST DEPRESSING BOOK – EVER! CLICK HERE TO GET MISERABLE!
SPRINGING FORTH FROM THE GNARLED ROOTS OF THE ETERNAL SAD, YOU ARE INVITED ONCE AGAIN TO JOIN US IN OUR SUFFERING.
GOTHOLOGY: MISERY LOVES COMPANY FURTHERS THE DESCENT INTO DEPRESSION SET BY ITS PRIOR, WITH A NEW GATHERING OF GRAND GUIGNOL AND TRAGEDY DREDGED FROM THE DEPTHS OF GOTHIC CULTURE. REVEL WITH US AS WE SPREAD OUR SHADOW AND DROWN THE EARTH IN OUR ENDLESS MISERY, BECAUSE THERE’S ALWAYS ROOM FOR ONE MORE.
(In Memory of Happiness, Resquiat In Pacem)
RELEASE: Janurary 2010
Colin Abel, Annalise Addams, Noël Belknap, Anna Bowles, Christina Boyce, Ben Coombs, Gina Creazzo A.K.A. Exileinblonde, Adrien Dacquel, Spicy Donut, Rashad Doucet, Sarah Fowlie, Kate “Poj” Greenseth, David Grimshaw, Caylee Huckabay, Bloody Ichigo, Valia Kapadai, Patt Kelley, Justin King, T.J. Kirsch, Christine Larsen, Megan “Dekay” Lawton, Maximo V. Lorenzo, Andy Mahoney, Micaela Mau, Chris Mullins, Johanne Østervang, Taylor Pendleton, Mark Penman, Perca, ELton Pruitt, Isaac Ruder, Aluísio C. Santos, Senyphine, Maria Smedstad, Kasey Brianne Williams, Ashley M. Witter, Barbara Wittman, Jo Wu, Asya Yordanova
We are always excited when artists we have shared the experience of making Gothology Comics make a name for themselves, and with Yen Press’ recent announcement that Ashley Witter was drawing their adaptation of the Anne Rice novel Interview With a Vampire, we were pretty floored, and very proud. Publishers Weekly also did an interview with Ashley. Keep an eye out for this comic, we can pretty much guarantee it will look amazing.
In case you missed our Twitter announcement, both The Eternal Sad and Misery Loves Company are available digitally through Graphicly. Future releases of all DAPshow and Gothology comics will also be released digitally. This is a pretty big step for DAPshow so we’re all pretty excited about it. The digital market allows us to release very affordable copies to consumers, and allows them to bypass the high expenses of of buying the comics printed.
We fully endorse digital comics and will focus on them a lot more in the near future. This isn’t the only app/site we will use to distribute comics, Gothology and Dapshow comics will be available in many other formats. This will take a little while, though, so bear with us. In the mean time, we wouldn’t mind you checking out our comics with Graphicly ;).
In all serious, Graphicly is one of the better digital comic applications around. So we suggest using it for digital comics regardless.
The great fellows over at the e-Zine / Small Press Comics site, Midnight Fiction, have sunk their fangs into the neck of our very own Misery Loves Company. Here is an excerpt of their thoughts on our devious book.
Overall the volume is an enjoyable read. The quality runs from good to great. Many of the artists such as Aluísio C. Santos, Patt Kelley, Christine Larsen, Kate “Poj” Greenseth, Megan “Dekay” Lawton, Christina Boyce, Barbara Wittman, T.J. Kirsch, to mention a few, are turning out professional quality artwork. A few others are still learning how to draw.
Many of the stories in Gothology sink their teeth into the humor vein, but there’s plenty of serious material, and a few truly dark tales as well. The quality of writing in general is good with a few standouts. I particularly liked the comics by T.J. Kirsh and Valia Kapadai.
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Just a heads up, DAPshow’s stock of Misery Loves Company is no more.
Don’t wallow in even more self misery, though. Misery Loves Company is still available here, and could be coming to a few other places as well.
Artwork: 4.5 out of 5
WHOA! I don’t even know where to begin on this one. The artwork is flying off the pages! There was maybe 2 or 3 styles I didn’t care for, but the overall impression is WOW! Just like Book I: The Eternal Sad this volume is just packed full of great artwork. To me some of the one page works are the best. Spicy Donut’s two stand out to me the most. I just want to color them! I think I will. Aside from the great one page pieces, the stories are above and beyond. Not one artist’s style is similar. Every one conveys their piece in the right way. The looks range from Manga, to Realistsic, to Cartoon, to underground Indie. I mean This collection covers it all. I won’t even single my favorites out. I love them all for what they brought to the collection.
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