After years of off-and-on work, the first issue of Michael Neno's new comic book series, The Signifiers, will be available the third week of this month.
Taking place in the same universe as his previous, Xeric Grant-funded Reactionary Tales #1, The Signifiers #1 features the debut of our hero, Splash, in an introductionary story entitled "Millbrook", and the first chapter of Landlark, the Heat-Seeking Dwarf (it's about a heat-seeking dwarf). Plus: a divertissement starring Nellie of Cosmic Brook Farm, a Signifiers Universe map, letters pages and more, all packed into 48 pages of wacked-out cosmic goodness.
The Signifiers #1 is having its own "Coming Out" party at 8:00 pm on January 21st as part of local arts group Wild Goose Creative's Third Thursday series.
Other local cartoonists will also be on hand that night to present their work, including local legend Max Ink, creator of Blink (http://www.onwardstudio.com/), Lora Innes, creator of the critically acclaimed print and web comic The Dreamer (http://thedreamercomic.com/index.php) and Jonathan Riddle, who's currently drawing a commissioned, WWII-era graphic novel written by Terry Eisle entitled Five Plums.
All are welcome to attend the Third Thursday event and admission is $5.00. (This is a correction)
Check out the Wild Goose Creative website for more details: http://www.wildgoosecreative.com/Wild_Goose_Creative___Home.html_