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New Comic Arrivals

Just in time for the weekend I got my orders for Mondo Lirondo: The Ultimate Collection and Lackadaisy: Volume 1.

Lackadaisy: Volume 1 is the first collected volume of the webcomic of the same name by American artist Tracy J. Butler.


For those not familiar with this series, it’s a highly detailed take on the 1920’s Prohibition Era. Set in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, the story revolves around the owner and employees of the speakeasyLackadaisy.” The story’s settings is filled with politicians, moonshiners, gangsters, assassins, Tommy guns, booze and flappers. Very recommendable.

Available via 4th Dimension Entertainment (online store).


Mondo Lirondo: The Ultimate Collection is the complete collected works of the comic book series from the European Spanish artist collective Colectivo La Penya. Very unusual but entertaining.

Available via FNAC España. I’m not aware of any translated version of the book other than Spanish.


32 Saló del Còmic de Barcelona

For any artists to happen to be in Barcelona, Spain between May 15 to the 18, 2014 and you love Comic Books, don’t forget to visit the 32 Saló del Còmic de Barcelona; the second-largest European Comic Book convention.



Some of this year’s guest artist are (from left to right) Mike Carrie, Pia Guerra, Andres Guidaldo, Eduardo Risso, Yochi Takahashi and Brian Azzarello.


Blacksad's "Amarillo"

Here’s what I’m reading right now, Blacksad #5 “Amarillo” by writer Juan Diaz Canales and drawn by Guarnido (Juanjo Guarnido):



Here’s a translation of the blurb:

“…John Blacksad is tired of all the violence and misery around him, so he decides to take his time before returning home. Luck seems to smile on him when a stranger hires him to deliver his car, a brand new Cadillac Eldorado model, from New Orleans to Tulsa. But the south roads are as dusty as they are unpredictable, and Blacksad unwittingly finds himself driving from one end of the US to another, in order to solve a murder involving biker parades, lawyers, writers and even a bloody circus!…”.

Currently the issue is only in French and available on and FNAC. For US artists, check Stuart Ng Books in the coming months for its release here.