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Archive for One-Offs
We’ve been hosting the print’n'play files here on Barnacle Press for a while, now, but I’m happy to announce that now there’s an easier way for you to get your hands on a copy of this vaudeville-themed boardgame, as designed by your faithful comic concierge. It’s being published by Game Salute, and the Kickstarter campaign is live, now!
It’s a really great game, if I’m allowed to say so! It’s accessible enough for families, but there’s enough depth in it to reward serious gamers. And it’s filled to the brim with that wonderful turn-of-the-(last)-century goodness that I know Barnacle Press fans love!
And if the vaudeville theme and fun gameplay wasn’t enough to interest you, there’s the fantastic illustration work, done by Adam Koford. Adam, also known online as Ape Lad, does a great web comic called LOL Cats, in addition to his job drawing pictures for a li’l company called Disney. He’s also done work for American Greetings, Boing Boing, the Daily Show, and MAD Magazine (!!!). Having him bring life to my design is absolutely wonderful; I think y’all’ll dig it!
So check out the Kickstarter page, and if you like what you’re seein’, hop on board!
Perhaps you are already acquainted with this piece of history, but even so, I doubt you’ve seen it told in contemporaneous comics (art by Geo Folsom). And if you’d like to see some absolutely stunning photos of the event, make sure to check out this piece from the Atlantic, written last year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade.
As we’ve rolled out the welcome mat to many an oddity before, it surely was only a matter of time before Billy Block and Robby Rubber Boy showed up to join the party. Presented here is the entire run, a total of two strips, which you now must decide for yourself whether or not comes as welcome relief. Did Holz have more of these in him? Did he look at what he had unleashed upon a fragile comics readership and choose to walk away? We may never know…
I’m not sure what brought together the skills of legendary artists A.D. Condo and Johnny Gruelle for one super panel, but I do know I like it. According to the Oxford Dictionary online, Shanks’s Pony is “used to refer to one’s own legs and the action of walking as a means of conveyance.” It is my new goal to drop that one into casual conversation sometime soon.