Media Release — Italian illustrator Maddalena Carrai features digs at pop culture icons in her Creepy Gaga series. Now readers can enjoy Pop Heroes, an attempt by dead god Morty, Amy and Gaga to become super heroes — high heels, choreography and all — in Indie Comics Magazine’s Spring Issue, scheduled for preorder in Diamond’s April 2012 Previews under Aazurn Publishing.
Carrai’s Creepy Gaga series reflects her love of Impressionism and Expressionism, and her interest in mass media music perspectives, attitudes and images.
“Maddalena’s work is different in a highly entertaining way,” said Indie Comics Magazine Publisher Gary Scott Beatty. “She takes potshots at pop culture giants with these angular cartoons that just energize the page.”
Carrai is a biotechnology student with a passion for drawing, art and pop culture. Self taught since the age of four, she is now studying comics and illustration at a studio in Florence, Italy.
“Maddalena is a young, fresh force in comics American audiences will want to notice,” said Beatty. “We’re lucky we’re the publication introducing her here.”
In Indie Comics Magazine, short biographies and contact information are included with done-in-one stories so readers can easily seek out more of the creators’ work. Trash Music Awards, Behind the Scenes and Monster Ball Tour minis can be read at creepygaga.blogspot.com. To order commissions and keep up on Creepy Gaga news visit facebook.com/CreepyGagaMononokeMonster.
Indie Comics Magazine’s Spring Issue will feature eight complete stories, from creators as diverse as Australia’s Paul Bradford (Undercurrent), Terry Cronin (Students of the Unusual), and Eisner and Harvey nominee Douglas Paszkiewicz (Mad magazine).
An alternate cover from Douglas Paszkiewicz will receive limited distribution through comic shops as well, said Beatty. “Arsenic Lullaby is Pasz’s comedy that is too twisted for Mad. Expect that kind of cover!”
Indie Comics Magazine is 64 pages of the best story and art from today’s independent comic book creators. No huge overprint, no digital version, no back issue sales, April’s Previews under Aazurn Publishing is the ONLY way comic readers can get Indie Comics Magazine’s Spring Issue! Visit Indie Comics Magazine online at IndieComicsMagazine.com.