September 8, 2014

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SPX Spotlight 2014: Curls Studio Debuts Animal Chronicles

Welcome to another entry in the 2014 SPX Spotlight series!  For the next month, Panel Patter will be highlighting creators and publishers who will be at one of the best conventions, the Small Press ExpoYou can check out all of Panel Patter's spotlights for SPX from both this year and prior years here.

It wouldn't be an SPX Spotlight series if we didn't include Curls Studio, the creative team of Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo. A fixture in the DC-area comics scene, the duo are probably best known together for their Roxy and Dean work, two thieves with hearts of gold. Separately, Joe is an amazing photographer (you can see his stuff here) and Carolyn is the writer/artist of the Curls webcomic and also the reigning editor of the tabloid anthology, Magic Bullet. 

Magic Bullet, by the way, is entering its ninth issue, and will be available at SPX. As usual, it contains a theme (this issue is Western) and contributors of all kinds, including Matt Dembicki, Andrew Cohen, Dre Grigoropol,Rafer Roberts, and of course, a story from the Curls team.

A yummy-looking Peacock Pizza
However the big news for the Curls team is that they have a new comic of their own to debut at SPX, Animal Chronicles.  Spinning out of work done at an Artisphere exhibit, Carolyn describes the project as follows:
Our new book for SPX is Animal Chronicles – a series based on the aftermath of a solar flare barely passing by Earth causing animals to fuse with objects in their vicinity during the catastrophic event.

Animals were interviewed about their new transformation.
With the pair's sense of humor and Carolyn's strong artistic skills, which capture things in a style that's akin to the best of the newspaper strips, this premise should be a lot of fun to read!

In addition to their new comic, Carolyn should have Curls collections available, along with some Roxy and Dean work, prints, and copies of the cover she did for Adventure Time.

Make sure you stop by and pick this one up. I'm looking forward to reading it when I can get my hands on a copy. Here's one more image for the road:

A Shark Handheld Mixer
Can't make SPX? You can find Curls Studio on the web here.