TALES TO ADMONISH #2 IS NOW AVAILABLE! PURCHASE HARD-COPY FROM COMIC BOOK STORE OR ONLINE HERE FOR A MEASLY BUCK.
THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL:
3 physical versions of Our comics (Tales to Admonish #1 & #2, PLUS THE BRAND NEW NOIR ANTHOLOGY BLACk/WHITE,
FOR JUST A$12
free postage in australia; drop matt a LINE by hitting the envelope ICON below HERE for postage rates outside Oz, ALONG WITH DIRECT P'MENT METHODS:
"While [Bergen & Kyme] individually are both awesome at what they do, together these two gentlemen turn out spectacular work." GEEKS OF DOOM
"These two creators would have to be some of the most prolific this country has ever seen. And the cover… oh man, the cover is so good.
I can’t wait to see what stories they have for us." FEC COMICS
THE LADS ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON TALES TO ADMONISH #3.
"A lot to love here, and Tales to Admonish really is a great bit of fun." ALL-COMIC
STOP THE PRESS! LOOK OUT FOR MATT KYME'S DEBUT SOLO COMIC BOOK IF? ALSO IN 2014!
"I love it! Good humour, good writing — I love the lingo! — and I see
the Eisner, the Kirby, and also some Ditko, yes?" TRINA ROBBINS
STOP THE PRESS! (AGAIN?) andrez'S black/white anthology IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!
"A great pulpesque feel... like Amazing Tales or Alfred Hitchcock,
harking back to old comics." WHATCHA PODCAST
"A deft, tongue-in-cheek slant that offers a fresh synergy of storytelling and art." SCI-FI JUBILEE
"A knowing sense of humour and solid understanding of the genres...
"I love Roy and Suzie." FANBOY COMICS
"Love the art style, with pops of colour in the black and white... and words snapping off the page!"
A snippet (above) from Matt Kyme's final artwork for Andrez Bergen's story 'Adam's Ribs', which reunites Roy & Suzie from #1.
Matt Kyme initial design sketch for 'Salvation Nation', to be included in #2.
"The final story is a blank slate that lets Bergen go nuts, with smart, funny results. Kyme's art also shines, with brilliant figures that could be pulled right out of a Kirby comic."
"A macabre, well-defined sense of humour." NERDSPAN
"Bravo for a comic that I cannot get enough of!" NoirCon USA
"I really like these stories and the art is cool." COMICBOOKED.COM
collectors' item first issue
Created over 2 months by Melburnians Matt Kyme (That Bulletproof Kid) and Andrez Bergen (Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa?), the duo decided to print up and publish a 30 page full-colour comic (Tales to Admonish #1) in Australia in October 2013.
Which subsequently sold out in 3 weeks.
Yes, the tongues were very firmly in cheek through the 3 stories, and they referenced famous Aussie artists and other comic book characters as much as they did American imports like Blondie & Dagwood and Batman (shh!) — all the while heavily influenced by golden age '40s art-styles, the early '60s Marvel musings of the macabre that appeared in legendary series Tales to Astonish, and the great Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.
The stories themselves?
Think something akin to Kolchak the Night Stalker colliding with Buffy, McMillan & Wife, Kick-Ass, Hardboiled, Twilight Zone and Into the Night.
But fear not. You can go grab the digital version of #1 for a paltry $1, of which the creators sometimes get only 66c since Paypal nicks the rest. Bah. There's a horror yarn unto itself.
Otherwise, #2 is currently in the works — look out for it in 2014.
"I am truly blown away by what you've done with this comic.
The story and art are just off-the-wall fun."
RON FORTIER, Green Hornet, The Terminator, Airship 27
"Tales to Admonish is a great read, really fun and different." NerdSpan