By David Paggi
After the depressing demise of independent-art-comics-powerhouse Buenaventura Press earlier this year, folks were wondering what would become of some of the series they had been in the middle of publishing – Ted May’s Injury Comics, Eric Haven’s Aviatrix. Well it looks like two fan favorites finally have a new home. Matt Furie’s exceptionally funny Boy’s Club and Lisa Hanawalt’s Ignatz Award winning I Want You, which also happens to be exceptionally funny, will have new issues debuting at Alternative Press Expo from Pigeon Press.
Not a lot of info is available regarding Pigeon Press, though former Buenaventura publisher, Alvin Buenaventura, posted the announcement over at Blog Flume, so he might have a part in Pigeon. Whatever the case may be, this is great news as both of these comics rule. You can check out Matt’s and Lisa’s respective websites for examples of their work if you need to, but you can also just take our word for it and track down Boy’s Club #1-3 and I Want You #1. Believe us when we say: these comics changed lives and squeegeed third eyes.
Also, Matt recently lent his art to a video game called Return of the Quack. I guess it’s like Galaga seen through a Matt Furie lens. The game comes packaged with the most recent issue of Giant Robot (issue #67), but you can play a bonus level at the official website.