Here at Zanadu, we have always prided ourselves on stocking independent and small press comic books that you won't find anywhere else. It is our continuing goal to highlight the vibrant comic book scene that exists here in the Pacific Northwest and across the country.
Our newly expanded local section, dubbed, "Hometown Heroes" is overflowing with energetic, exotic and exciting new creations from the best and brightest of Seattle's comic book underground.
Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting different books and their creators, so keep checking back for the latest in local comix!!
This week's feature--
Robert Tritthardt makes comics and illustrations using mainly traditional Pen & Ink tools. He has two weekly webcomics, Writhe and Shine and Overcast With A Chance Of DOOM! Both strips are centered around characters in the dark alternative subculture. Robert is based in Seattle, WA and is truly one of the most hardworking cartoonists to live in this town.
OVERCAST WITH A CHANCE OF DOOM! TP
(W/A) Robert Tritthardt
Chance of Doom is about Doomie, a creepy girl followed by the demons of her past and she finds herself living in a haunted house with four other weird roommates in Seattle. When a group of gamers use a Ouija board and accidentally open a trans-dimensional portal, Doomie finds it harder to escape her mysterious past. The ghost that haunts her room may be able to help, but only if she can find a way to communicate with him.
This 56 page book collects the first 158 comic strips of your favorite haunted house IN FULL COLOR!
Features 11 pages of fan art by Aaron Alexovich, Jordan Kotzebue, Carrie Potter, Bill Holbrook, Tedd Walley, Michael Yakutis, Abigail Larson, Courtney Huddleston and James Taylor, Dimi Macheras, cd poe, and Karl Christian Krumpholz.
WRITHE AND SHINE IN "TONIGHT ONLY"
(W/A) Robert Tritthardt
A further look into the lives of the people running the show in the New Orleans Goth scene. The gang promotes a show of Writhe's favorite band as Shine's ex, Demona, attempts to undermine it with her own event. Catch a glimpse of Shine's past, witness bizarre outfit choices, and see how Writhe deals with a stalker right before meeting the girl of his dreams! Special guest appearance by Bella Morte! Bonus stories by Rain Polsky and Karl Christian Krumpholz!
Issue #2 "Tonight Only" is a complete Writhe and Shine story in itself! If you've only read the stuff on the website then you haven't seen any of this! The material would fall before comic strip #175.