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Monthly Archives: March 2012


Here are the first two pages of The Lake Erie Monster #1! The Release Party is tonight! 6pm! Blue Arrow! Comics!

We have updated the Advertiser Archive with all the specially designed ads from The Lake Erie Monster #1, with links to them and their contact information.

Here are some examples! The Big Fun ad drawn by Jake Kelly, and Melt ad drawn by John G:

This is the poster we’re giving away with the first 30 copies of The Lake Erie Monster #1 purchased at the release party this Saturday, March 31st at Blue Arrow Records. It’s a vibrant full color 12″ x 18″ matte card stock poster, signed and numbered.

This is the very first time Jake Kelly and John G have ever collaborated on the actual drawing, not just working on the art separately. Jake drew the girl on the rocks in the foreground then handed the drawing board over to John, who finished it by drawing the Lake Erie Monster coming out of the lake behind her, and coloring it.

Here’s a photo of the finished printed comic, the poster, and some buttons! Also available will be The Lake Erie Monster movie posters, the Ten Imaginary Movie poster sets, and a handful of other Shiner Comics that we still have in stock.

More panels from The Lake Erie Monster #1, kids. The Release Par-tay is this Saturday, March 31st from 6-9pm at Blue Arrow Records on Waterloo!

Panel written by Jake Kelly, drawn by John G from The Lake Erie Monster as seen in, oddly enough, The Lake Erie Monster #1. You should come to the release party at Blue Arrow on Saturday March 31st from 6pm – 9pm.

A preview panel from “Thousand Legger”, the 8 page back up feature by Jake Kelly from The Lake Erie Monster #1, being released on Sat. March 31st at Blue Arrow Records!

We just updated the Ten Imaginary Movies page here at the site, adding all ten posters by Jake Kelly and the reviews written by Todd Whitten.

Here’s the original poster for The Lake Erie Monster:

In the next week or so we’ll be adding more content, the ephemera from the Ten Imaginary Movies exhibition, so stay tuned and check back on the reg!

Announcement for the Release of The Lake Erie Monster #1, the new comic book by John G and Jake Kelly

A little over a year ago, local artists John G and Jake Kelly collaborated on an art show called TEN IMAGINARY MOVIES. For the show Jake created ten full size posters for made up films: z-grade horror flicks, 70′s sci-fi trash and giant monster movies. John was responsible for creating the phony ephemera that heightened the illusion of reality: movie stills, VHS boxes, action figures and comic book adaptations.

The fake comic book adaptations were for the Cleveland-set THE LAKE ERIE MONSTER, and once the show was over the pair decided to continue their collaboration and turn this imaginary comic book adaptation, of an imaginary film, into a reality. Jake scripted a toxic waste monster story set in 1970′s era Cleveland and John created appropriately dark and compelling artwork. They are serializing the epic tale over the fist five issues of the ongoing series, each also containing brand new supplemental horror stories by the artists. The result is a Rust-Belt horror anthology, complete with a cackling host (a zombified Commodore Perry) and presented in full, eye-gouging color.

To celebrate the release of the first issue, the duo are having a party at BLUE ARROW RECORDS (16001 Waterloo Rd.) on Saturday, March 31st from 6-9pm. There will be a limited edition art print for the first 30 who buy the book. John Neely (of “the BIG O” radio show, as heard on 89.3 WCSB) will be spinning Cleveland and greater Ohio punk rock records.

The Lake Erie Monster #1 will be available in area stores and for mail order online at the Shiner Comics Store in April.

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