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Demon by Jason Shiga

demonI’ve been hearing about Demon, the new project Jason Shiga has been serializing online, for a while now. I was very curious about it, but I’ve kept my distance because I don’t like to read my comics on a computer screen. Call me old-fashioned.

So I was pretty excited to see a print version (Risograph printed, 2-color) of Demon #1 in my local comic shop. It turns out there are a lot of ways to read Demon, and at least one will suit your tastes. You can read it for free online, you can read it online and kick in a little each month via Patreon, you can subscribe to the whole run of 21 issues (in print or pdf form), or you can buy the individual issues.

I like Jason Shiga’s comics, so I will own this work in some form or the other. In issue one I found some familiar Shiga hallmarks: a mystery or puzzle to be (eventually) solved, the recurring character Jimmy Yee, and a healthy dose of weirdness and violence. Basically, the story is about a guy who, repeatedly and thoroughly, commits suicide. Yet, the next morning he wakes up in his bed, unscratched.

Shiga is a truly unique voice in comics, so you’ll be doing yourself a favor if you buy his stuff.

Pearlescent Gray Pt. 1 by Zach Hazard Vaupen

Check out Zach Hazard Vaupen’s latest comic.

Zach is also doing that Patreon thing, which I’m still trying to wrap my head around (but it looks like you can give regularly at different levels and get special perks from the artist).PG1coverLayout