MAGIC BULLET is a free semi-annually published comic newspaper focused on presenting the work of independent and underground cartoonists, with a bias towards DC artists. Each artist is encouraged to take advantage of the larger canvas to cut loose and experiment and to push themselves and the medium.
MAGIC BULLET is distributed mainly in the greater Washington DC area. Copies are handed out for free at various comic conventions, including DC's Small Press Expo, Baltimore Comic-Con, the DC Conspiracy's own Counter Culture Fest, and many others. Copies can also be found in local comic shops, restaurants and bars. At least 1000 copies of the print run are designated to be handed out to MARC and Metro commuters on the first Monday or Tuesday following publication.
The first issue of MAGIC BULLET had a small print run and is now nearly impossible to find. Featuring an awesome cover by Scott White, MAGIC BULLET #1 featured comics from Dale Rawlings (SKIDDOO), Matt Dembicki (TRICKSTER, MR. BIG), Evan Keeling (CRUMBSNATCHERS), Andrew Cohen (HOWZIT FUNNIES), Rafer Roberts (PLASTIC FARM), and many others. However, with this second issue we plan on going even bigger.
This second issue will have comics coming in from:
Troy Allen and David Dean
Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo
(plus many more)
and a cover by Mike O'Brien
UPDATE 01.10.11: Here is the cover by Mike O'Brien!
Please consider becoming a donor and supporting this awesome comics newspaper.
Here are just some of the many things you can get for becoming a donor:
A signed and drawn in copy of MISHIT vol. 1 by Rafer Roberts
A signed and sketched upon copy of DOPE FIENDS OF THE ZOMBIE CAFE, written by Sean Frost and drawn by Rafer Roberts
A complete set of SKIDOO (7 issues) written and drawn by Dale Rawlings. SIGNED!
A set of 3 mini-comics by Andrew Cohen. (Howzit Funnies, Dr. W, Shh - You'll Wake the Dead) SIGNED!
Set of PLASTIC FARM #1-12
Set of 9 artist trading cards by Matt Dembicki. "ICE"
Set of 9 artist trading cards by Matt Dembicki. "FIRE"
Set of 9 artist trading cards by Matt Dembicki. "SKULLS"
PLUS: Sketches, full page drawings, and advertising space in AN ACTUAL ISSUE OF MAGIC BULLET! Holy cow!
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