It's not March, but you know, it seemed like a good time to hang out with some leprechauns.
Starting today and continuing for the next five weeks, we'll be exploring a very green mansion, led by Mister Seven himself. This comic was laid out and sketched by the incredibly skilled Allison Shabet, who will probably be talking a bit about the process at her blog (or her Patreon?) sometime over the next few weeks. It was drawn, colored and lettered by the amazing Jones Wiedle, whose lettering has been invaluable on past comics, and whose comic Helvetica has just restarted! You can back Jones on Patreon, too.
Oh yeah, I guess some guy wrote it, too. Real newcomer to the scene, let's all give him a big hand in welcome, make sure he feels right at home.
Okay, so the holiday wishes are a bit early, but DAMARA is an extra-spooky comic especially produced for Halloween, so! Here we are.
You may have noticed that this comic is in black and white! That's because DAMARA is an homage to the work of Junji Ito, particularly "TOMIE". If you like spooky manga, check it out! (You can read DAMARA without reading TOMIE first, but it may make more sense if you do.) (A note: TOMIE has some mature content, particularly gore.)
In less-specific news: new contributors!! It's been a while since our last news post (not a lot to report, sorry!) but you should be sure to check out the contributor panel for info and links on our new artists!! DAMARA is inked by the fantastic Tom Siddell (go read Gunnerkrigg Court right now. It's okay, I'll wait here until you finish) and I also want to give shout-outs to Incineraptor and Mary Cagle!! Oh, and there's me I guess. Hi! My name is Blueberry and I'm an Assistant Editor here at Paradox Space. I also have a really cute cat.
I think that's everything for now. Thanks for reading!!
Hey! I've already gotten a TON of writers emailing and I wanted to clarify, the same instructions hold as last time:
Please email with your full name, a link to your professional portfolio, and a description of your experience level. You should have some experience writing for sequential art, as well as some experience doing freelance work.
Hey again everyone!
I hope you're enjoying this latest comic! Speaking as a huge fan of Equius, it's one of my favorites. Jon's script is great, and as always Mallory's art is gorgeous! Look at all those darling, sweaty Equius faces. My heart!
We got a great response to our last invitation for writers, but most of the people writing in were men. We'd really love for others to write in, too, so please, if you were waiting for a sign, this should be it! If you're a skilled writer, especially if you have experience writing for comics, please send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
I'm sure you've also noticed that our tag system is still not working right. I'm really sorry about that! Our technical guy Matt has been super busy. Thank you all for your patience and understanding!
D --> Now you will all enjoy
D --> This cultural odyssey
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