TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3719 - Tina and I found Grasiela Rodriguez's table at the 2012 Stan Lee's ComiKaze Expo near the end of the day on Saturday, September 15th.
She had a table at the far South end of the large convention center hall, and it took some time to wind our way over there.
I'm glad we did find her... As the comic book she is holding in the photo above, 'Spadra', is one that I have already read, and placed at the top of the 'To Be Blogged' stack!
Here's what the comic book is about, per her promo:
Meet Billy Rubottom, the founder of Spadra and then take a ride with the Bride in the Stagecoach! Ghostly Appropriations Of A Town That Time Forgot.
I found that even though the page count was a little low in numbers, the quality of the presentation worked for me. Interesting that there really was a town named 'Spadra' in the area of California!
The front cover was a pinup of Grasiela's unusual art, which I like. (See my review blog of her Lunatic Fringe #1).
The inside front cover had a scroll map of 'Early Spadra - 1837', which added visualization to the comic book.
The first story, 'El Muerto - The Headless Horseman of Elephant Hill' was portrayed very well in color and black & white. The story was shown in a semi-pinup style, with only one or two panels per page. Which in this story, I liked!
The second story, 'The Bride In The Stagecoach', was a four page story, yet there was a lot in those eight panels!
The inside back cover page was a text piece on 'Early Spadra'. Good background info!
The back cover was the seal of the City of Spadra, and advertising info.
I gotta say... I give this comic book a comic book grade of a Near Mint (NM) 9.4 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grading scale! It was nice seeing Grasiela again, this time at ComiKaze Expo, and seeing this newest published work of hers from 'Not Your Friend Comics'!
Here's the link to where you can order your copy: Spadra.
(Here's the link to what else I found at Stan Lee's ComiKaze Expo.)
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