Simon Soliloquy was born with figūra lignum unum, commonly known as stickfigurism. Constantly, he must overcome normal everyday tasks that we generally take for granted. With the help of his family and friends, he becomes a beacon of hope for those coming to terms with being unconventional in a conventional world.
“One Thing At A Time, Bud” starts with the news of his father’s hospitalization for what turns out to be cancer. Budnik admits that drawing diary comics helps him process emotions, so the reader is privy to his internal dialogue, childhood reminiscence and conversations with family as he struggles to cope with a scary reality. More Info »
Vulture: “EAT him? He ‘ent dead yet! And a right disappointment, that. Got meself all hopped up anticipatin’ a right proprer meal, and he turns up not dead. The nerve of some critters!”
Kitch: “I… Um. Well. Sorry? I think? Er…”
Vulture: “Don’t go wasting your time apologizing. What matters is deeds, not words, and you ‘ent dead. Unless you got some way to fix that, I’ll just be on my way. Eat you! Preposterous.”
Immerse yourself in the sleepy seaside city of Nautilene as you meet its denizens: a girl disguised as a newsboy, an fugitive inventor, a mysterious boy shrouded in crows. There’s a war going on, and drama ensues–but for now, let’s take a peek behind the stage. HeadLines is an 88-page, full color compilation of the More Info »
Ignatz Nominated (2016) cartoonist Kevin Budnik’s ongoing autobiographical comics continue in a series called It’s Okay To Be Sad. Each issue of IOTBS collects a month in Kevin’s life and details the ups and downs of mental health, love, friendship, and career stress. Originally serialized online, SPX 2017 will be the first time the July-September More Info »