[We’re cleaning off our desk, and finding all these comics we meant to write about but never did, so maybe we’ll just group ’em up.]
THE SHARK KING by R. Kikuo Johnson (out now).
XOC by Matt Dembicki (out in July).
What are the odds that TWO books about sharks from TWO indie cartoonists would come out in one year?
Johnson’s tale is a parable based on Hawaiian folklore, featuring a mythic Shark King and his illegitimate child.
Dembicki’s tale is more of a “Real Life Adventure” about sharks, great reefs, and so on.
Shark Week comes but once a year, but it can last all year long with one of these fine books.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.