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Now Available: The Brutal Blade of Bruno the Bandit Vol. 6!

Brutal Blade Vol. 6 is live and on the air! With this book, we reach the midpoint of the Bruno the Bandit archives, and also reach a turni...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Now Available: The Brutal Blade of Bruno the Bandit Vol. 6!

Brutal Blade Vol. 6 is live and on the air!

With this book, we reach the midpoint of the Bruno the Bandit archives, and also reach a turning point in the career of Bruno the Bandit.  If the cover below doesn't give you a clue as to what that is, you'll just have to get the book and read it for yourself!

Sporting 6 complete Bruno the Bandit stories and a glorious pinup of Ella the Fame Vampire by Silphy the Blue, all wrapped up in a fantastic new cover by Ian McDonald (colored by me, humble Mike Dominic), this is a collection to treasure!
From the back cover:

The Return of the King! The rightful king of Rothland, that is.  Meanwhile, Bruno and Xantippa find one ring to bind them...much to our hero's dismay. While it doesn't lead to good fellowship, the situation does make Bruno's daughter even MORE precious! Plus, when Bruno conquers the Seven Deadly Sins, he is immortalized in statuary so that he too towers over the Stuff of Legends! Indulge your reading hobbit (ok that was REALLY a stretch) once again, as some of the best comics on the web become some of the funniest comics in self-publishing!

This one, like all the Bruno the Bandit books from AIM Comics, is available right now in handy print and digital formats.  Just click the "Buy Now" button below to grab your digital copy (pdf) directly for only $1.50 via Gumroad, or follow the links below to your choice of retailers to grab your copy right now!


As always, we'd love to hear from the readers.  Drop us a line at info@aimcomics.com or drop by our Facebook page and share your thoughts.  If you're a reviewer, I'd be happy to send you a complimentary pdf copy; just send me an email address and a link to the site where you will be posting your review.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Feature Artist: Silphy the Blue

While we're waiting on the latest volume of Brutal Blade of Bruno the Bandit, due any day now, let me take a moment to introduce you to our latest pinup artist, Silphy the Blue!
The length of some of the Bruno stories in the last couple of issues has meant that we have had very little space for pinups.  As much as I love featuring Bruno interpretations by different artists, the stories come first.  In fact, the current issue comes in at 4 pages longer than previous volumes, with only one page available for pinups.
I've had a pinup piece from Silphy the Blue on tap for quite a while now, and I'm pleased to say that it will be gracing the pages of the current issue.
I met Silphy at a convention a few years ago, and was immediately impressed by a vivid, dynamic art style with a fantastic sense of color.  Since I'm always keeping an eye out for artists who I think will bring a new perspective to the characters, I knew I had to get something by this artist for Brutal Blade and commissioned something on the spot.  I also bought an original sketch card that currently graces the bookshelf in my studio, but that's just for my own satisfaction.
I think what I like about Silphy's art is that it combines a clear Image Comics influence with a clear line style (possibly coming from animation?) and a good sense of form, with the result being a bold, confident style that has a sense of fun and communicates the artist's passion for the work.  I find it's always best when the artist clearly enjoys what they do, and that enjoyment shines through in Sliphy's work.
We've only got one piece of work by Silphy to share with you (for now...), but you should definitely check out the eye candy at DeviantArt and Tumblr.  Come for the art...stay for the animated cat gifs! 

 Julia the Strange
Silphy the Blue

Monday, April 11, 2016

Make it RAINN!

For a limited time, you can get the first issue of The Journals of Simon Pariah along with a whole host of other fine comic work as part of the RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) Bundle through DriveThruComics!

"RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine.
RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice."

Simon Pariah joins,among others, Dork Tower, Dungeons & Dragons, and Alan Moore's "Future Shocks" in a bundle that brings you $100 worth of comics for just $20, in convenient digital download format.  There's some good stuff in here, and I'm proud to stand among them, especially with proceeds going towards such a worthy cause.  Check it out, and lend a hand, won't you?


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Bruno the Bandit is a GoodRead!

Hey...Did you know that Brutal Blade of Bruno the Bandit is on Goodreads?  Neither did I until now.  Man, I really don't get this social media thing sometimes.

Anyway, if you're feeling generous, why not head over to Goodreads and post a quick review of one of our books.  It will only take you a minute, and might mean the world to us!

Goodreads | Search results for "bruno the bandit" (showing 1-9 of 9 books)

Now...how do I get Journals of Simon Pariah up there too?

Monday, March 28, 2016

Why is This Bandit Smiling?

Maybe Bruno is looking so happy because he knows what's in store for him in the 6th volume of "The Brutal Blade of Bruno the Bandit", coming very soon from AIM Comics.  Of course, his smile could also be the result of knowing that we've got a brand new cover for this issue from no other than Bruno's daddy, Ian McDonald himself!  This is just a preview of that cover, with colors by my own humble self, but you'll soon be able to see the full thing for yourself.  Keep an eye on this blog, or on our Facebook feed for more information as we get closer to the release date.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween Sale at DriveThru Comics!

Did you know that AIM Comics is participating in the Halloween sale at DriveThru Comics?  Well you do now!  Not only can you grab the current, Stephen King themed issue of Brutal Blade of Bruno the Bandit and the second issue of The Journals of Simon Pariah at a significant discount, but keep en eye out for the grinning pumpkins around the site, as they lead to free treats courtesy of Drive Thru Comics.

DriveThru Comics...this time of year it's spooky good!


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Friday, August 14, 2015

Now Available: The Journals of Simon Pariah #2!

"The Journals of Simon Pariah" #2 is available today in print from Amazon and in digital form from DriveThru Comics!
This issue is set in Scotland in the early 17th Century, as Simon has an encounter with ancient forces in the person of a strange red-haired woman and the powers at her command.  Simon Pariah must stand in the teeth of the wind and face "The Hounds of the Forest"!

This story is one of the original stories run at the old Comic Genesis website, wrapped in a redrawn cover and slightly edited for this version, along with a bibliography (!) and several pages of sketches and notes from the development of the story.  
 It was partly inspired by the film "Braveheart" and the legend of William Wallace, and partly from a dream told to me by a friend of mine, who did double duty as the inspiration for the female lead in the story.
It's weird, it's fantastic and it's Simon Pariah all the way!  Check it out today!