MAGIC BULLET is the premier comic newspaper of the Washington, D.C. Situated in the nation's capital, MAGIC BULLET showcases the work of independent and underground cartoonists throughout the DC metro area, giving them an entire page of the newspaper and encouraging them to cut loose, experiment and push their comics as far as they can. MAGIC BULLET is published semi-annually and is completely free. Over four issues, MAGIC BULLET has steadily increased in scope, more than doubling its page count (up to almost 30 pages!) and now being distributed, literally, from coast to coast: it can be found in comic shops and stores in the greater Washington, DC area, as well as stores across the country and into California. It is also distributed at comic conventions such as DC’s Small Press Expo, the Baltimore Comic-Con and many others. In 2011, MAGIC BULLET became part of the holdings of the Library of Congress, as part of the Small Press Expo’s contributions of indie comics.
The third issue of MAGIC BULLET doubled in size and featured a cover by Michael Auger. Comics came from far and wide: Troy Jeffrey-Allen & David Dean & Jay Payne, Michael Brace, Joe Carabeo & Carolyn Belefski, Jonathon Case, Danielle Corsetto, Kevin Czapiewski, Adam Dembicki, Matt Dembicki, Bill Ellis, Eric Gordon, Art Haupt & Andrew Cohen, Art Hondros, Kyle Kaczmarczyk & Helaine Crawford, Michael May & Jason Copland, Jeff McClelland & Jeff McComsey, Kevin Panetta & Mike Short, Dale Rawlings, RM Rhodes & Evan Keeling, Rafer Roberts, David W. Ryan, Matt Sheean, Adam Umak & Michael Auger, Dominic Vivona, Jake Warrenfeltz, Scott White, and JT Wilkins.The fourth issue of MAGIC BULLET, at 29 pages, sported a cover by Rafer Roberts and featured comics from: Troy Jeffrey-Allen & David Dean, Mike Brace, William Brown, Marc Bryant & Mal Jones, Joe Carabeo & Carolyn Belefski, Jerry Carr, Michael Cavna, Ben Claassen, Andrew Cohen, Mike Cowgill, Matt Dembicki, Eric Gordon, Arthur Hondros, Max Ink, Nick Liappis, Katie Omberg, Kevin Panetta & Mike Short, Rafer Roberts, RM Rhodes & Evan Keeling, John Shine, Liz Suburbia, Jake Warrenfeltz, Scott White, and JT Wilkins.
This Kickstarter campaign will raise for publication of our FIFTH issue of MAGIC BULLET. We want to mark this milestone with a special issue that's big, brass and totally boss ... and just might be the last thing to read before the 2012 apocalypse!
But, to do that, we need your help. To help make it worth your while, just check out the great rewards you can pick up for your pledges. ALL PLEDGES $5 AND OVER WILL RECEIVE MAGIC BULLET #5
UPDATE JUNE 19, 2012
New Reward! Kicking off our final 48 hours, we're offering a new reward ...
For $20, you can get pick up a special screen print of the cover for MAGIC BULLET #5. The cover is being completed by Anthony Dihle of Fire Studio. Anthony is a Washington, DC artist and has made posters for everyone, from Jay-Z and the Shins to local DC bands playing their first gig. We're thrilled to have him work on MAGIC BULLET #5, and you can see the first stage of the upcoming cover below.
The quality of Anthony's work is evident, and you can see examples of his process at his website, http://www.firestudiodc.com/.
In addition to the work-in-progress image of the cover, here are a few more samples of his work ...
UPDATE JUNE 17, 2012
Just added a new reward ... for $30, you can get a copy of DISTRICT COMICS, the new anthology edited by MATT DEMBICKI and featuring stories plucked from Washington, DC history and lore! Not only is this book still warm from the printer, but the copy you get here will be SIGNED BY AT LEAST TEN CONTRIBUTORS!
UPDATE JUNE 6, 2012
A great "work in progress" shot of the cover for MAGIC BULLET #5. It's the creation of Anthony Dihle of Fire Studio (http://www.firestudiodc.com/). Here's what Anthony had to say about this image: "obviously, the real destructive action hasn't begun in this scene, and I'm still adding elements such as fleeing people, fires and explosions, and the hapless soldiers."
UPDATE, MAY 30, 2012
- Check out our updates to see the list of artists for MAGIC BULLET #5, as well as some cool new rewards to choose from!
Some examples of the rewards that you can pick up include ...
Back issues of MAGIC BULLET #'s 1-4
Comics from Rafer Roberts, including a set of the first 12 issues of PLASTIC FARM
A set of mini comics (HOWZIT FUNNIES, DR. W, SHH - YOU'LL WAKE THE DEAD) by Andrew Cohen
DC Conspiracy Counter Culture Fest t-shirts
Original "Fairy Meadow" art from artist Michael Brace
A set of four "Splotch Monsters," from artist Steve Loya
A hand signed, digital print on high quality paper of this super cool pooch, from Paul Zdepski
Original art depicting a "fake" MAGIC BULLET #5 cover, by Matt Dembicki (above is a preview image of the work-in-progress)
Original art of "Race in Space," Art Hondros's comic from MAGIC BULLET # 4
Original pages of "Cafe Racer" #'s 1 and 2, from Jake Warrenfeltz. These are huge!
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