Chew #54 Review

Savoy declares war on Tony.   Writer: John Layman Artist: Rob Guillory Color Assists: Taylor Wells Cover Art: Rob Guillory Publisher: Image Comics Building off last issue, Savoy doesn’t take Tony’s rejection of his plan to work together well at all. This leads to some bloody consequences. I won’t spoil, but I will say a trope I hate is used here, and yet the writier in me says it’s okay in this instance, because at least this person was a character in their own right before this happened. Also, shit happens, and just because it happens to this particular character, doesn’t make it a trope. Still … am I a little uneasy about it? Yeah. That’s unavoidable.   But you knew Savoy was going to react badly to rejection, and this makes sense for...

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New Infected: Holden chapter!

So The Infected Holiday Special isn’t out until May 17th, and Infected: Holden isn’t out until fall. But I did start writing the next Holden book, and this is the first chapter of it. It’s not edited, but there are no spoilers for Infected: Holden. It’s just Holden acting as a P.I. on a case that just irritates him. Grumpy Holden is fun Holden. ** 1- A Guide To Men Holden had always been very proud of the fact that he didn’t give a shit about fashion. He was happy whenever he could subvert a shitty stereotype. Which was why it was annoying him that he was so bothered by his wardrobe. He prided himself on dressing to fit the role, whatever the role was, from cheap ass street hooker to classy, expensive dom. But dressing down to blend...

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Listen to the opening of all the stories in the Infected Holiday Special!

Yes! The only problem is, you get stuck with my terrible voice and sometimes stumbling delivery. And I do talk about a couple of the stories, so there’s that, if it sweetens the pot at all. http://AndreaSpeed.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/book1.wma

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Chew #53 Review

Quick Rating: Very Good Title: Last Suppers, Part 3 Savoy tries to come to a détente with Tony. Writer: John Layman Art: Rob Guillory Cover Art: Rob Guillory Publisher: Image Comics From that description, as meager as it is, you should know this is a bad idea. As it turns out, an ambitiously bad idea, as Savoy comes up with a way to force Tony to see his side of things, or so he thinks. This flawed plan goes bad immediately, and while they have to work together – kind of – to find a way out of it, Tony isn’t really swayed by Savoy’s arguments. And how could he be? Even if you ignored everything else Savoy has done to Tony, the fact that he cut off a piece of him and ate him is pretty unforgivable. Tony even reminds him of this, but Savoy is pompous...

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New flash fic!

Over on Lex Chase’s site! The title pretty much says it all: Karma

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New instrumental mix!

Because, why not? A Musical Interlude from notmanos on 8tracks Radio.

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Infected Holiday Flash Fic – Hannukah 2: The Reckoning

Hanukkah 2: The Reckoning (There is a story in the upcoming Infected Holiday Special entitled Hanukkah. So calling it #2 and giving it a nonsensical sub-tile felt appropriate.And minor spoilers if you haven’t read Infected: Epitaph yet. ) ** Roan had a feeling Dylan was up to something. He just had no idea he’d spring it on him at the gallery. Dyl had a two week showing at the Lohmann-Chang Gallery, a small but apparently super hip place in downtown Vancouver. It struck them both that Dylan was an odd choice for the showing at the middle and end of December, but since when did any hipster place have a sense of sentimentality? So Dylan’s paintings of bleeding machines, colorful, geometric abstracts, and isolated, painted body parts – all...

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