Topic: Comic Books - New
This is a review on 'SHELTER' - A Trees & Hills Anthology...
Matt Levin, about whom I blogged about HERE, sent me this publication for possible mention / review in my Blog.
So, what's this publication about? I grabbed this excerpt from the Trees and Hills Comics Group Web Site:!
5.5" x 8.5", 56 pgs. Following on from SEEDS, we present another anthology of comics about a basic need: SHELTER. From personal meanings of home, to foreclosures, to cooperatively-owned trailer parks, and beyond, this is a collection for any home. 25% of all proceeds from SHELTER go to local shelter organizations.
So again, the above shows that this is also a different type of publication.
So, was this also a FUN READ like 'SEEDS' was? (Click here for my review blog on SEEDS.)
Well, this publication reminded more of the 'Underground Comix' that I've read in the past. Which always has its' fans and those that don't quite 'get' it. Again, this is an anthology publication, so this is a mixture of story telling and artwork.
Some of the features in this issue that really jumped out at me were:
A Boy And His Robot by Jesse Durona
Houses & Stuff by Tom Pappalardo
Three Stories by Matt Young
I Set You Free by Marek Bennett
Home by Daniel Barlow and Colin Tedford
Gimmie Shelter by Matt Levin
Nebulous Prime by Bob Oxman & Cayetano Garza
As with 'SEEDS', this is definitely a 'message' publication. Wether or not you 'get the message' or even care for the 'message', this publication has entertainment value in it as well as educational info. I for one enjoyed seeing what these creators did with their features that were presented in this publication.
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~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com
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