GREAT DARKNESS NATIONAL PARK by Maria Sputnik & Van Choojitarom

“Just because it is totally dark does not mean there is nothing to see.”

Maria Sputnik does the pictures. She’s been living in New York studying science writing and thinking about chromosomes and the moon. She misses Oregon. Van Choojitarom collaborated on the writing. He’s in Bangkok preparing to join a monastery.

Michel Fiffe's ZEGAS in "Cactus"

Michel Fiffe is the writer/artist/colorist of Zegas. Between his comics work and building props and costumes for Broadway, Michel has also interviewed many of his cartoonist heroes at The Comics Journal as well as writing creator retrospectives on his art blog . He is also currently editing a line of indy back-up stories for Image Comics’ flagship title Savage Dragon.

"But I Don't Want to Die" by Box Brown

Box Brown is a cartoonist living in Philadelphia, PA.  He sent us an email proposing a series of comics on different historical or philosophical subjects.  For the past year he’s been working on a project called “Everything Dies”, a web and print series about religion from the perspective of an atheist.  We decided to start with one of these but who knows where we’ll go next?

Looking over this comic, “But I Don’t Want to Die”, it may seem that I am a highly open to influence.  That may be the case, but when it comes to topics like this, the most important thing to remember is that if you keep your mind open a tiny little nugget of information can grow into a full blown philosophy.  I think that’s mostly whats going on here, lots of rumination.  So, beware when reading my other comics at everythingdiescomic.com and when you pick up the print issues of Everything Dies (all original content).

"Black Shit Monster" by Victor Kerlow

Victor Kerlow was born, raised and educated in New York City and continues to live there, drawing full time. He has done work for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Random House and IFC and Redbucket Films. His work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators and he edits and contributes to a Gutter, a comics anthology published by TV Books. His comics are available at Birdcage Bottom Books and you can see more of his work at VictorKerlow.com and Chopped in Two.