"Extry! Extry!" Art by Michael Neno.
I don't know why I continue to be surprised at our city's awesome comics scene. It's my own fault, really, because there's seemingly always a steady stream of something that's getting me excited in new ways. The latest, dopest project I've heard in a while, though, came to my attention today, courtesy of Nix Comics.
Details are still somewhat scarce, but according to this blog post, local indie comics publisher Nix Comics will be releasing a free monthly comics newspaper sometime this spring. The plan currently is to time the release with S.P.A.C.E., the long-running small press and alternative comic expo.
If you've read Chris Ware's excellent "Building Stories," you know how cool this format can be for reading comics (or, hell, you simply read the funnies as a kid).
In other Nix news, Ken Eppstein's also planning a Kickstarter campaign for February to help launch a story about record store employees "rampaging through seedy bars and meeting the Ramones in the early 1990s." It's adapted from a memoir blog of Bela Koe-Krompecher. Another Kickstarter will be underway for a reprint of a 1980s Pure Entertainment magazine/Comix anthology.