Paper Tiger Comix #3

Posted: Tuesday, August 8, 2006
By: Darren Schroeder

Cover of Paper Tiger Comix #3 Creator(s): Sean Duffield
Publishers: Paper Tiger Comix (Self Published)
From: UK
Price: £2.50 (UK) ($4 US)

Welcome aboard the Paper Tiger Comix safari tour where editor Sean Duffield guides us on a trip through the wild and rugged world of small press comics in the comfort of our own homes. We don't know how he manages to show the punters so much and keep the ticket prices so low, but we love him for it even though all the other editors must be tearing their hair out.

From the outside the Paper Tiger bus looks a bit ramshackle, but believe you me, once you are underway that's soon forgotten. As you dive headlong into the disturbing land of "flashback". Where a traumatised wife lives with an abusive husband and the memory of a dead child. It's a gripping encounter of real life.

Don't let this make you think it's all doom and gloom for soon the bus passes through the amusing land of Allotment Memories where old men sit round a coffee table in an old shed telling embarrassing tales of falling in front of a group of girls skating just to cop a feel. The excursion to Australian Ben Naylor's shark and octopus crossbreed is a wacky ride, part farce and part mind-numbing normality.

As you expect from Paper Tiger Tours there is a real international flavour to the scenes on show, with creators from the UK, USA, Australia and many other lands as well. For variety of tone and stylings you would be crazy to look elsewhere. Sure, some of the more expensive tour companies offer comparable variety and more comfortable seating, but not at this price.

This is an excellent opportunity to experience that all that small press travel can offer without breaking the bank and your money will be supporting a small press operator with a bright future.

In a Word: Adventurous..

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