COMIC BOOKS FOR THE HUDDLED MASSES BY THE WRETCHED REFUSE
Ken Eppstein began publishing Nix Comics in 2011. Nix specializes in comic books and zines inspired and informwed by garage rock, punk zines, B-movies and record store culture in 2011.
Nix Comics Quarterly
Thee Rock n Roll Horror Anthology! Modeled after pre-code horror and humor comics of the 50s, but with a modern garage punk spin, each issue of Nix Comics Quarterly has 6-8 short stories. Recurring characters include the mysterious Vicar, a rocker who dresses as a priest and slays the monsters he finds hiding in the seamy bars and dives he plays, and Bus Stop ned, whose dialog is all taken directly from real life experiences on public transit.
Nix Western Comics
Inspired by spaghetti westerns and their soundtracks, each issue of Nix Western Comics is a dark look at American culture viewed through the lens of a western motif. Each issue features stories about the seemingly stalwart Sheriff Earl Vance and sociopathic gunslinger, Johnny Skell.
Nix Comics for Kids
Stories about young Boy howdie and his doofy hipster parents.
Pocket book Reprints:
Out of print rock n roll themed comics brought back to the market by Nix!
Mark Rudolph's Closing Doors is a fictional account of a local record store following on tough times due to the changes in retail culture.
Pure Entertainment #1 reprints Look Mom, comics! 1983 rock msuic themed anthology. Includes stories and art by Pete Friedrich, Mort Todd, Bob Camp
Do You Remember Rock N Roll Record Stores?
A biogrpahical comic by Bela Koe Krompecher about his days working for Columbus's Use Kids records and the day he met the Ramones! Adapted from Bela's blog.
Jim Shepard: Negotiate Nothing:
Follow up to "Do you Remember Rock N Roll Record Stores?", Jim Shepard: Negotiate Nothing is a comic-zine about Bela Koe Krompecher's relatoinship with the cult favorite musician; his friend and personal hero. Also adapted from Bela's blog and
A truly stupid and vile mini comic featuring pictures of cute kitties spewing venomous blurbs at the reader
Buck Slaughter's Book of Rock N Roll Facts
Loosely based on author Ken Eppstein's experience as a record store proprietor and "words of wisdom" he used to spew to his limited clientelle.
Tales From the Crate
What happens when Ken Eppstein hits a record sale with a fifty buck budget? Find out in each issue of Tales from the Crate!
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