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Gravetrancers

INTERVIEW: Catching Up With Comics Artist James Michael Whynot

When I first came across the comic book Gravetrancers from Black Mask Studios I was taken with the book. The artwork really grabbed me and I immediately went about tracking down who had drawn these images. As it turned out, the man behind the pen was not only a fellow Floridian but we also shared […]

COMIC REVIEW: Corey Lewis’ Sun Bakery #1

Sun Bakery #1 Written and Drawn by: Corey Lewis Published by Image Comics What is Sun Bakery? This here is an ongoing comic book anthology magazine, meaning, there are a bunch of stories in here, some will be ongoing, some one-shots, all of them super fun. – Corey Lewis from his introduction. The comic book […]

Comics Review: Kill Or Be Killed: Volume One

A new collaboration between writer Ed Brubaker, artist Sean Phillips and colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser is always something to check out. Sleeper, Fatale, Criminal, and The Fade Out are all masterpieces of comic book storytelling and crime fiction. We can now add Kill or Be Killed to that list. Kill or Be Killed, published by Image Comics, begins with […]

TuffGnarl.com staff picks: The Best of 2016

We here at TuffGnarl.com are just as exhausted with 2016 as you are. A cavalcade of celebrity deaths, a historically ugly and divisive presidential election, daily terrorist attacks and shootings… The list goes on. Suffice it to say, this year was rough. But in entertainment, 2016 was one of the finest years in recent memory […]

Review: Patience by Daniel Clowes

“A COSMIC TIMEWARP DEATHTRIP TO THE PRIMORDIAL INFINITE OF EVERLASTING LOVE BY DANIEL CLOWES.” That’s the description written on the back cover of the new Daniel Clowes graphic novel, Patience (published by Fantagraphics), and it is an apt one indeed. Clowes’ work has always been strange. Even when grounded in reality, like Ghost World, there […]

Interview: Catching up with Ain’t It Cool’s “Quint” (AKA Eric Vespe)

Ain’t It Cool? News (AICN) was one of the pioneers of fan-based journalism. During the internet’s infancy, AICN bypassed the exclusivity of main stream press and fed readers inside scoops, reviews and interviews served on a familiar and homegrown plate. Writer Eric Vespe, AKA “Quint” was there from the beginning, and has since become one of the the site’s most […]

Interview: Archie Comics’ Alex Segura talks Archie meets The Ramones, crime fiction, his love for hometown Miami and a long career in comics.

Alex Segura is a hometown boy done good. After cutting his teeth working for The Miami Herald, Alex took his life long love of comics and made the jump into that very industry, quickly becoming a professional and working with some the medium’s biggest publishers. Also an accomplished crime novelist, he has written two books in an […]

INTERVIEW: Shooting the shit with Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale may be the most prolific writer you haven’t heard of. Champion Joe (as his fans call him) has written everything from novels (The Drive-In), short stories (Bubba-Ho-Tep), screenplays (the animated Son of Batman film) and comic books  (DC/Vertigo’s Jonah Hex: Two-Gun Mojo).   Lansdale even dipped his pen into a few episodes […]

FICTION – ΔΔΔ ALT-SPECTRE ΔΔΔ, POST # 696969 : TI-30 X-HUMAN

Practical hacks from digital occult sophisticates for the everyday Internet of Ectoplasmic Things, with your hosts: Mozen and Crowzniak (by Bobby Dixon, Justin Blowers, and Matt Murphy)   [hey crowz i found this in the recycling bin. the same recycling bin everyone else uses but we all know it just goes to the trash & […]

TuffGnarl.com’s Best of 2015

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

FICTION – ΔΔΔ ALT-SPECTRE ΔΔΔ, POST # ▀ : iWasteland

Practical hacks from digital occult sophisticates for the everyday Internet of Ectoplasmic Things, with your hosts: Mozen and Crowzniak (by Bobby Dixon and Matt Murphy)   Water from the receding shorelines moves through the desert in a pipeline engineered to carry oil, but oil is not the hot resource any more. It is water that […]