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Sellout Promotion: Baroque Pop

Written by Scary Cleve on Friday, February 17 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Sellout Promotion: Baroque Pop

In the spirit of selling out big, take a look at this shameless promotion and violation of comic journalism ethics.


Source: Baroque Pop Kickstarter

Here at The Outhouse, we pride ourselves as the voice of justice, fighting against the big, corporate-backed comic publishers and their constant bull. Sadly, being the bad boys of comics journalism doesn't pay the bills, so comes a time when we must chuck our values out the window.

Hey, on the bright side, you don't have to buy it bi-monthly.

From Red Stylo Press and writer Mario Candelaria (Corktown, Epilogue) comes an anthology inspired by the music of pop sensation Lana Del Rey.

On the heels of the release of our last music-inspired mini-anthology ANGEL WITH A BULLET, Red Stylo contributor, Mario Candelaria, pitched his own collection of comics inspired by his favorite singing muse. BAROQUE POP will be an eighty-page comics anthology inspired by the music of Lana Del Rey. The book is a carefully curated selection of short form comics and illustrations celebrating love, loss, success, and change by comic creators who came together after finding mutual solace and inspiration in Lana Del Rey's music.

In keeping with the music theme, the book itself will be printed at 7×7 inches to physically resemble a 45 RPM record cover.

Baroque Pop-Banner

 

Mario is editing and contributing to the anthology. There are a total of seven short stories written by Mario Candelaria, Chuck Harrison, Daniel Charles, Jennie Wood, Enrica Jang, Michael Lynch, and Eric Palicki with art by Daniel Ears, Mira Mortal, Kataryzna Witerscheim, Jan Velazquez, Chris Goodwin, Ashley St. Lawrence (with Scott Ewen), and Luke Marrone. Also included are portraits by Jim Towe, Adam Ferris (feat. Lesley Atlansky), John Keaveney, Hoyt Silva, and Fabian Lelay (feat Lesley Atlansky).

There's a whole lot of talent going into this book, and I have to say, looking at what the creative teams have come up with so far, this is going to be a gorgeous book, like a photograph of two lovers walking along the beach at sunrise, madly in love but with a nagging, haunting feeling in the back of their minds that...

Wait, what am I talking about?

The anthology is ready to go, now the good folks at Red Stylo Press just need help with distribution. Follow the link to the Kickstarter at the end of the article and think about sparing some change for these fine folks before you waste it all on the next overpriced, delayed-to-worlds'-end event series.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theothermarioc/baroque-pop-anthology




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About the Author - Scary Cleve


All his life, Scary Cleve wanted to write gruesome stories in a grim Scottish castle while sipping whiskey and contemplating his existential angst. Instead, he ended up living in Florida, so he does all this with a tan. He's been a life long fan of comics and plans on writing some. Until that day, he writes and edits about comics over at PopOptiq under the guise of Ben Howard, and he's more than happy to spread his filth to the Outhouse. Other interests include horror movies, heavy metal, and writing screenplays and occasional short stories.
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