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Indie Comics Magazine Features Peter Kuper in the Landmark #10 Issue!

Aazurn Publishing reaches the tenth issue of it’s flagship title Indie Comics Magazine by featuring a story from indie legend Peter Kuper. He joins other independent comic book veterans and talented newcomers in the new issue, for order from October 2015’s Previews catalog!

"From political commentary to straight-up horror to all ages stories, we have it all in this issue," said Publisher Gary Scott Beatty, "All eight tales are done-in-one, complete stories showcasing creativity that exists, for the most part, outside of mainstream comic book publishing.

Special Guest Peter Kuper (Mad Magazine, World War III Illustrated, The System) presents the wordless "One Dollar" in Indie Comics Magazine #10. One small piece of paper affects the lives of over a dozen people in this powerful tale.

"Peter has been telling gripping stories that illustrate social issues since co-founding World War III Illustrated in 1979. His Vertigo book The System, an even larger wordless work, explores class warfare in the big city. We’re very lucky to have him in this milestone issue," said Beatty.

Then, actor Gil (Buck Rogers) Gerard accepts a strange role in "Welcome to the Con" by Big City Comics Studio’s Jeffrey Kaufman, who is both a prolific comic book writer and a nationally recognized legal expert and defense attorney.

Future world citizens regret attending a government sponsored open forum in Paul Bradford’s "Unpropitious Fate!" Bradford has appeared in most of the prior Indie Comics Magazine issues. His small press, Inertia Publications, is based in Western Australia.

Alien gladiators battle to the death in Troy Vevasis’ "The Duel!" Troy publishes his indie through Troy’s Comics, including fan favorite Furry Qaileny, and the distinctive Trolik series.

In Terry Cronin’s "Horse Power G" humans talk about their horses — and the horses talk about them! "I’ve been following this Terry Cronin all ages series and I never, never know what’s coming next!" said Beatty. "Terry has appeared in every single issue of Indie Comics Magazine."

Street races turn deadly in "Speed Demonz!" Gabe Lamberty has a full graphic novel based on this concept of violent street races run by a syndicate, and his short story in Indie Comics Magazine introduces that world.

Dark plans place hens in indentured servitude in Rick Bonn’s "Farm Noir!" An author who has also developed film projects, Bonn’s storytelling skill shines through in this short with stylish art by Scott Irwin.

K.J. Murphey’s tale relates how a trapper seals his fate in "A Weindigo Curse!" "Horror is a useful outlet for a talented artist and I love the atmosphere that hovers over this tale," said Beatty.

With its landmark 10th issue, Indie Comics Magazine solidifies its claim as the comic book with the best story and art from independent comic book creators. A Previews exclusive found only in comic shops, Indie Comics Magazine #10 can be ordered from October 2015’s Previews catalog from Aazurn Publishing.

Gary Scott Beatty

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James Lyle demonstrates his working methods from start to finish on an illustrated logo project.

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Submitting Art to Comic Book Companies by Scott Rosema. What do the pros look for when judging the acceptability of your artwork? Tips from Scott.

Small Press Stories. Comic Artists Direct asked accomplished small press creators to tell us about producing, printing, publishing and distributing small press comics in today's changing market. The results are contributions from Peter Kuper, Jaime, Steve Lafler and Steve "Noppie" Noppenberger and more, here!

Promotion for Your Book by Gary Scott Beatty. It doesn't matter how killer your comic, fans have to know you exist. This primer by Gary offers some ideas.

Questions and Answers. Chances are your question is answered here.

Navigating Comic Book Conventions by Gary Scott Beatty. It's easy to wander around in a daze at big conventions. A little preplanning can make your visit even better.

Breaking Into Comics by Gary Scott Beatty. There's more than one way to be a success in the comic book industry. These stories from pros are inspirational.

Coloring Comic Books Before Computers by Gary Scott Beatty. The processes printers went through to color comics before computers will amaze and impress you.

Comic Book Lettering -- How do They Do It? by Gary Scott Beatty. Putting those comic book letters in those little word balloons may be more complicated than you think.

Been There, Done That -- Avoiding Cliches in Comic Book Writing by Gary Scott Beatty. How does a writer break away from the everyday?

Setting Up a High School Comic Book Class by Gary Scott Beatty. Wouldn't it be cool to take a high school comic book production class? A Minnesotta teacher is setting one up and asked for Gary's advice. So, as long as he asked -- Gary's article is here.

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