September 6, 2012

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SPX 2012/Baltimore Comic-Con Spotlight: Curls Studio


Some of the comics folks I like best will be at both Baltimore Comic-Con AND SPX this year, so here's a week of double-spotlights!

You can find all of my SPX Spotlight posts, including those from past years, by clicking here.

You can read all of my Baltimore Comic-Con Spotlights here.

Curls Studio is made up of the team of writer/artist Carolyn Belefski and writer Joe Carabeo. Part of the vast DC Conspiracy, they work together on a variety of projects and contribute frequently to anthologies.  Carolyn writes and draws Curls, a twice weekly webcomic in addition to their team efforts, and will also be taking over the editorial reigns for Magic Bullet, starting with issue 6.

Of all the projects that Curls Studio is involved in, I think their Roxy & Dean work may be my favorite.  A pair of adventurers/thieves, the two show up in the most unlikely places, pulling off imaginative heists and often thwarting those who may have legal rights--but not moral ones.

In terms of style, both artistically and in scripts, the Curls Studio team reminds me of the higher quality newspaper strips.  (In fact, Carolyn has been associated with several projects relating to Richard Thompson of the highly regarded Cul de Sac.)  The art is highly cartoonish and expressive, and the jokes/action tend to revolve around a quick theme.  Anyone who likes webcomics of that style is definitely going to have a lot to like in the work of Carabeo and Belefski.

For Baltimore and SPX, Curls will have their usual array of collections, giving new readers a chance to sample their work.  They will also have District Comics for sale and free copies of Magic Bullet 5.

In Baltimore, Carolyn will be happy to sign Team Cul de Sac items and at SPX, Belefski will sign the limited edition SPX prints, which are being used as a banner at for the show.

Can't make either show?  They'll also be in these places later in the year:


SEP 22 • 'District Comics' Book Signing at Locust Moon Comics and Movies in Philadelphia
SEP 29 • Asbury Park Comic Con
OCT 11-14 • New York Comic Con
OCT 27 • Annapolis Comic-Con

Definitely go see them if you can, or if not, check out their site here.