I just came home from Helsinki. I went there to see british Cock Sparrer playing at The Circus on friday night. On saturday we had a little time for shopping so with my cousin as a guide we went to some flea markets and record stores. The last one we went to was Good Fellows Comics Store near Kamppi. I didn't actually even know there was comics stores like that in Finland! They had all kind of comics but also the merchandise from movies and comics. So after searching every inch of the store I found three comics and one book to buy. I though that I should tell you about the comics I read and illustrators whose work and style I love. As you might have noticed I don't read typical superhero comics or the ones you see on the newspapers at all, I actually hate those. Anyway here are some visual examples and links to websites.
|The Comical Tragedy of Punch and Judy by Christopher Reilly, Deady vol. 2 by Voltaire & Bear - Demons by Jamie Smart|
|Frankenstein by Gris Grimly, Nightmares & Fairy Tales #3 by Serena Valentino and Crab Scrambly & Snow White by Camille Rose Garcia|
Lenore the Cute Little Dead Girl, The Monsters in My Tummy, It Ate Billy on Christmas
Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Squee!, I Feel Sick, Invader Zim
Skelebunnies, Autumn, Wonderland
Frankenstein, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness
The 13th of Never, Nightmares & Fairy Tales - 1140 Rue Royale, Everything Can Be Beaten
Bloody Dreadful, Heart of a Corpse
Bear, Space Raoul, Corporate Skull
Camille Rose Garcia
Snow White, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Check those out, read them, support them and fall in love with dark comics!