Topic: Comic Books - New
TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':
Yesterday I blogged about the upcoming 'Indy Comic Book Week' that starts December 27th, 2009....
And stated that one of the persons that told me of this event was Jiba Molei Anderson. I thought that today I would blog about Jiba's publication that will be for sale during that upcoming event at selected LCBS in the Illinois, Michigan, New York, and California areas.
Please note that I received an 'Official Griot Preview' .pdf file copy to review from, which does not always reflect what holding an actual printed copy in both hands could show when printed, or how the paper itself 'feels' when turning the pages while reading.
I have already blogged about his earlier work on 'The Horsemen', thus I was familar with the storyline, the characters, and the artwork.
So what is this publication about? Here is the promo info:
Written and Illustrated by Jiba Molei Anderson
The gods of ancient Africa have possessed seven people to protect humanity from itself…whether humanity wants them to or not. They have been chosen to combat those who control the fate of the planet.
The Horsemen: Book Of Olorun TM and © Griot Enterprises & Jiba Molei Anderson. All rights reserved.
Here in the 'Book of Olorun', the artwork once again is of fine craftmanship caliber, and the colors are vivid!
However, the text narration boxes were a little hard to read for me, because of the white text on the yellow-orange background boxes. The word balloons were the normal black text on white background, which was clearer to read. I had a little difficulty reading the narration boxes from the .pdf file. Hopefully the printed format doesn't have the same level of reading difficulty.
Jiba's artwork does seem to be more a pin-up style of artwork here in this issue. Now, there is nothing wrong with that, as long as you know going in that the artwork is that style. Several artists work in that style, adding their own flair to the work.
There is still a story that is conveyed here, just that the storyboards are more of a pin-up style in presentation of that story. But I happen to like Jiba's art style, so that was OK with me in this issue.
At the beginning of this blog I mentioned that Jiba's publication will be at select Local Comic Book Shops. Those shops according to Jiba include:
Chicago, IL - Graham Crackers, Brainstorm Comics, Dreambound Comics, 3rd Coast Comics, Keith's Komix.
Michigan - Green Brain Comics.
Georgia - Dragon's Horde.
New York City - Midtown Comics.
California - Four Color Fantasies in Rancho Cucamonga.
For those of You that are NOT in those named areas... Jiba's publication can be found at Indy Planet at this link!
SPECIAL NOTE: As an addendum, Jiba has called me and told me that he will be signing at Graham Crackers Comics one day only on December 30th from the hours of Noon to 2 PM at the Downtown location at 55 E. Madison. Please call that store to verify that on the day of the event, as events are always subject to change!
For more info on Jiba's works and where YOU can be interactive with him and others about this series, please check out his 'Horsemen Graphic Novel Facebook Fan Page'!
I will be blogging about more indy comics series right here at ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com in the days to come, right into the New Year itself as that is how long 'Indy Comic Book Week' continues into!
You can follow what is happening and how you can participate in 'Indy Comic Book Week' by checking out the details at:
For our part...Tina and I will be having all the independents comics / graphic novels that we have ready to be sold listed in our online store at:
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