Review: "Delightfully silly in both story and illustration..."

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Holly von Winckel of Sequential Tart wrote a fantastic review XLK: Extreme Lost Kisses #1! Here's what she had to say:

Delightfully silly in both story and illustration, Extreme Lost Kisses #1 is the classic story of the professional day-saver, saving the day. Every page / panel evokes another cliche from the vast library of cliches attached to action films. About the time a reader begins to wonder what the payoff is going to be, or if there will even be a payoff, there it is.

Extreme Lost Kisses is a good example of how XKCD has not yet cornered the market on stick figure comics. Although the deadpan narration carries much of the weight of the story, the illustrations deftly bring the story real expressiveness. It is a good reminder that not all stick figures are created equal.

Thx, Holly!!!

Remember, XLK #1 is available digitally as a free PDF, so go read Extreme Lost Kisses #1 right now if you haven't already checked it out!

Review: "Simple, funny and cool."

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Agent Burgos of Comic Book Therapy wrote an awesome review XLK: Extreme Lost Kisses #1 called Silbermedia: Mini-Comics On The Go!

Here's what he had to say:

I love how entertaining these mini-comics are. My favorite was Extreme Lost Kisses #1. ... The story is about one single soldier who possesses skills that even Rambo hasn't even dreamed about. Hilarious. Again this is no Marvel or DC Comic. These are comics created by guys who like to tell stories and do it for fun. It doesn't mean that they are not passionate about it, as a matter of fact, they are probably more passionate than some of the "mainstream" writers/artists out there. No joke.

Brian John Mitchell has some great ideas and his writing is something we can all relate to. He wants to tell you a story and he does, it's almost like you are either listening to him or you are so submerged in the comics, it's crazy. That's what I liked. Now Nick Marino's art, simple, funny and cool. Yes, the mini-comics are black and white, yes they are stick figures, but you have to look beyond that. Again you do not need a complicated landscape of inks and colors to tell a story.

Like one wise man once said: "Haters gonna hate". I don't. I liked it, and I am sure you will too. Obviously some people wont and that is totally OK. Listen I didn't used to like carrots, but one day my mom served them with lemon and salt, and now I cant stop eating them every day. I have super sight, yeah they are good for your sight, but that's beside the point, I am getting sidetracked here...

Granted, I didn't really need to include that last paragraph here in my recap, but I get a kick out of his carrot analogy.

Anyway, if you haven't already read XLK #1... WHY NOT? It's available digitally for free as a PDF. Read Extreme Lost Kisses #1 right now!

And Agent Burgos -- thx for the review!

Read XLK: Extreme Lost Kisses #1 for free

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

At some point soon, I'll do a full behind-the-scenes post for my new mini comic... but in the meantime, go ahead and read XLK: Extreme Lost Kisses #1 as a PDF and check out Brian John Mitchell's blog post about it.


Monday, September 20th, 2010