… Sophomore Superior!
‘Sabertooth Vampire’ & ‘La Brujeria’ unleash second issues at Bridge City Comics signing party Oct. 21
DATE/TIME: Friday, Oct. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.
LOCATION: Bridge City Comics (3725 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR)
On Friday, Oct. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m., MIKE RUSSELL (“Sabertooth Vampire”) joins forces with AARON DURAN and JAMES SINCLAIR (“La Brujeria”) for a blowout Issue 2 release party at Bridge City Comics.
The creators are teaming up to roll out the second issues of their comics — “The Sabertooth Vampire” and “La Brujeria.”
Writer Aaron Duran ( http://geekinthecity.com ) and artist James Sinclair (a colorist on “Hellboy” and “The Flash”), joined by editor/letterer Jennifer Alvin, will sign Issue #2 of “La Brujeria” — their supernatural comedy about Althalia, a “gifted” temp who gets a job at a pawn shop that’s actually a front for a team dedicated to Fairy Tale Domestication. In the new issue, Golden Bought Pawn takes a job under Portland’s streets as mystical powers rise to shake the city to its foundations. See why Mark L. Miller of Ain’t It Cool News said “LA BRUJERIA is definitely something I want to read more of.”
Meanwhile, Mike Russell signs “Sabertooth Vampire Unleashed,” which collects Season Two of Russell’s webcomic ( http://www.sabertoothvampire.com ) about a tiny vampire hampered by his oversized fangs. Will he pull his teeth out of the ground long enough to actually bite someone? Probably not. Over 56 pages, Season Two frequently contradicts itself as Russell dives into the Saber-Vamp’s personal life — his awkward teenage years, his stints as King Arthur and a caveman, his solo dance parties, and his awkward trip around the world after someone mistakes him for a garden gnome. Lauren Davis of io9.com called the comic “an amazing bit of silliness…. Yes, it’s a one-note joke, but damn if Russell doesn’t milk it for all it’s worth.”
The authors are available for interviews. Contact Michael Ring at Bridge City Comics ( firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-282-5484 ) to get in touch with the creators.