New Comics Day: POP GUN WAR: Chain Letter by Farel Dalrymple

Awesome, the Pop Gun War: Chain Letter zine is at the printers right now.  If you’re in Portland this weekend come say hello to Farel at his table at the Stumptown Comics Fest (April 18-19) and pick up a handmade copy with limited edition silkscreen cover!  Before we get to the new pages here’s an excerpt from Farel’s introduction to the book:

This comic book is the first 23 pages of Pop Gun War: Chain Letter.  Chain Letter is a sequel to a comic I did quite some time ago called Pop Gun War: Gift.

Ultimately, Chain Letter will be a 160-page book, told in four separate parts, with Emily starting the adventure.  Next will be Sinclair’s story told in full color.  The segment after that will be a Ben Able detective story done in black and white with grey washes.  The fourth segment will be set in the future and will be black and white with one spot color.

It has been several years since I started this project and I am quite anxious to finish it.  Jason Leivian from Floating World Comics in Portland, Oregon helped me put this special preview edition (limited to only 100 copies) of Pop Gun War: Chain Letter together.

I hope you enjoy it.  Thanks.

Looking for parts 1 and 2?  Read them here and here.



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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

3 thoughts on “New Comics Day: POP GUN WAR: Chain Letter by Farel Dalrymple

  1. When I think to myself that it might be easier for me to break into comics if I could draw, Farel Dalrymple is the artist I fantasize being able to draw like. Look forward to the completion of this follow up to Pop Gun War. Thank you…

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