Wednesday, 21 May 2014

One Percent Press offer new JP Coovert, Dakota McFadzean

Purveyors of fine indie comics and records, One Percent Press continue their quiet tradition of publishing  some of the best cartoonists around, offering print mini-comics that you won't find anywhere else. After debuting at TCAF, they now have Dakota McFadzean and JP Coovert's newest books available to buy online, at their usual gem-like prices of  $5 and $4 each respectively- that's one of the things I've always loved about the One Percent- not only are their comics great, but their prices are super low. Their shipping used to be similarly ridiculous before the postage price hikes, and although they've been forced to adjust the amount they charge, they're still one of the most reasonable out there. I don't hear much about One Percent Press, they're sort of a classy, low-key outfit, and these are both very good, very different comics, so I thought a little PSA would be a thing to do.

McFadzean's book, Hollow in the Hollows (above) is a typically unsettling and strange, a beautiful 2 colour, 32-page tale of a young girl who becomes obsessed with the discovery of something secret inside a tree hollow. 'Was she led there by unseen forces, or is it all in her mind? A short story about bones, sticks cigarettes, and karate.'

JP Coovert's Super Mega Buds (below) is a lighter, more fun affair; about 2 lads who must use the power of friendship and imagination in order to defeat a number of enemies intent on taking over Earth. You can actually read thewhole thing for free here- this is 20 pages long and in 3 colours, and some of Coovert's layouts and paneling here is really inventive- those diagonal cut-offs and triangle panels give it a really fresh feel.