The Legend of Candy Claws Comic for Webcomics Wednesday, Super-comic Saturday, and Mega-comic Monday Reviews
Welcome to Web-Comic Wednesday, Super-Comic Saturday, and Mega-comic Monday Reviews! Comics and web-comics are made into more blockbuster Hollywood movies by the day, they may in fact be the new screenplay. Review blogs are super popular, and comics are a near infinite source free books to review. My Technorati rating this week is 18139 at Frozen History Seven Publishing out of about 2 million comic blogs. It is listed here: http://technorati.com/blogs/directory/entertainment/comics/page-12/ I am rated Authority: 103 in Comics Reviews up one popularity rank from last week. It is a big deal in book promotional blog obsession land. I had to beat out 3 small Canadian Comic book stores with celebrity interviews for that vast honor so yea… there is that to think about.
Name of Comic: The Legend of Candy Claws
Grade: So far so good ****** six out of five stars. (Higher than the highest normal rating, due to being a comics-god of the fiction world who signs every comic or piece of paper I give him.)
Username of Creator: Aurelio Voltaire Hernandez and Shamine King
How I Found It: Facebook
Major Themes: Fantasy, magic, humor based on magic.
Days of Update: Updates when he is not on tour.
Will it Continue: Outlook very good.
Personal Note: Aurelio Voltaire Hernandez, a former resident of Cuba is a very famous illustrated fiction writer with many famous works of art including comics. I was wondering when I should get around to his comics and books, and I finally got an excuse when he posted a new book update this week. I personally really love his work, and so I wanted to wait until I was in a very good mood to write about it. He is quoted here saying this: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/412424-goth-was-sort-of-the-melancholy-cousin-of-punk-that “Goth was sort of the melancholy cousin of punk that says: there’s a lot of evil in this world, there’s a lot of very mean spirited people and that makes me sad.”― Aurelio Voltaire Hernández I personally think that he can do no wrong, and if I caught him clubbing to death baby seals I would say: “Well the seals most likely deserved it!” Not really, but I like him that much. Fortunately his art is so good it does not take much work to like it. He dabbles in so much art, it is hard to review all his work. So I will have to confine this review to his most recent illustrated book’s previews. My review would have to be as long as its own book to cover all the things on his webpage, and even I don’t have that much insomnia.
Reviews: The latest project is called “The Legend of Candy Claws” and in it’s own words describes itself here: “The legend of Candy Claws: The Christmas Bat” · The Mechanical Girl completes her father’s creations, Ping and Klank. (She gets more than she bargained for at the completions.) Hargoyle just can’t get a break in this sneak peek from The Legend of Candy Claws, written by me and illustrated by the amazing Shamine King.” https://www.facebook.com/VoltaireFanPage To complement his new creation, he is marketing new toys for the fans. The spookie pony, and pretty much every toy he sells we out of stock by pre-sale. “Voltaire’s latest designer plush toy is now in production and pre-orders are now open! This adorable bat with the candy corn grin is sure to sell out like the Pony of Doom before him so reserve yours now while you still can!” – See more at: http://www.voltaire.net
And they go on to say. “This adorable creature of the night with the candy corn smile is now in production. But like most of Voltaire’s limited edition items, it is guaranteed to sell out! So, place a pre-order now to insure you get yours when they are ready to ship (expected shipping is the first week of September). Like the now SOLD OUT Pony of Doom, Candy Claws is made of only the softest and finest plush materials and is as long as the Pony of Doom with an impressive 13 inch wingspan!” This series will obviously have other elements in common with Deady, one of his other books for sale, described here: “He’s cute, he’s cuddly, he’ll eat you for lunch! The galaxy’s greatest evil (a giant, tentacled skull named Urkor Malravenus) escapes confinement on his home world (the cemetery planet of Necronus) and possesses a discarded teddy bear here on Earth. And thus, Deady is born! Voltaire’s evil teddy bear creation entered the world in a series of graphic novels published by Sirius Entertainment. This series featured an incredible list of guest writers and artist that included such luminaries as Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Gris Grimly, Roman Dirge, Robert Tritthardt (Writhe and Shine),Junko Mizuno, Eric Pigors, Tokidoki, David Mack and many, many more.” – See more at: http://www.voltaire.net/deady/
The Legend of Candy Claws is obviously going to be more of a Nightmare Before Christmas themed book. Deady was more of an anti-hero, and Candy Claws seems to be more of a Gloom Cookie style graphic novel. Both are great, and worth reading. Volatire is great at marketing to his fans, and does books well. So well in fact that I gave it six out of five stars, and it is still only in a preview format. He is really nice in person, and signs every comic or piece of paper I give him. Even when I am having a really bad day he acts nice at shows. Review: I say it is great, check it out!