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The second Chainsaw Comics anthology features a variety of perspectives on the subject of joy from over 30 underground artists, including notable artists such as Jason Marcy, Mitch Clem, Neil Fitzpatrick, Breena Wiederhoef, and Vincent Batignole. Styles range from realistic to minimalistic, autobiographical to supernatural, and everything in between. Chainsaw Comics stands as a leading name in quality, all ages web comics and this collection brings that same commitment to print.
◦Fragments by Jason Marcy and Joe Meyer
◦Box Kite by Corin See
◦These Are the Events That I Remember Being Important to Our First Kiss by Asher Craw
◦A Case Study on Joy and Preservatives by Tori Holder
◦True Joy by Norah West
◦Poison Oak Joy by John Isaacson
◦The Secret Origin of Cora Brassea by Aaron Brassea
◦Flocks: Chapter 3 (excerpt) by L. Nichols
◦Live A Little by Robyn Jordan
◦Jade (excerpt) by Fiona Avocado
◦The Joy of Senses by Erika Levison
◦Simple Joys of Life by Clifton Chandler
◦How Can I Keep From Singing by Bren Collins
◦Dylan and Riff by Aaron Brassea
◦Joy Singing in Cars Since Forever by Whitney Gardner
◦Pop Tune by Mitch Clem
◦Everyone’s Accusing Me by tow knee chavez
◦Toitles by Chris Fenoglio
◦Bounces by Patrick McEvoy and Olivia Pelaez
◦Joy in Mudville by Dino Caruso and James Spencer
◦A Companion Piece by Nathan Stryker
◦Bridge by Dalton Sharp
◦Jerry and Joy by Neil Fitzpatrick
◦Paper Planes (excerpt) by Breena Wiederhoeft
◦Shades of Joy by S. D. Browne
◦Dead Thirst by Dustin Reese and Diane Reese
◦Does The Pegacorn Like Candycorn? by Sylvia Mann
◦Every Little Thing by Vincent Batignole
◦Sorrow Become Joy by Claire Connelly
◦Joy™ by Simon Taylor
“Comics are words and pictures. You can do anything with words and pictures.” – Harvey Pekar
At 8th Wonder Press, Harvey Pekar’s words aren’t just wishful thinking, they’re an inspiration. At a time when most comics are rehashing, relaunching, or rebooting the same old ideas, we want to see something new, and we think you do too. We want to draw inspiration from the classics and take them into the future, fusing new ideas with the anything-goes spirit that hooked us all on comics in the first place.
We firmly believe that there is a comic for every person and a person for every comic. We want to make the comics culture a bigger place, getting more books into the hands of more readers and helping more creators get their comics into those hands.