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With Further Ado #007: Ahoy! Comics! Ahoy Comics!

With Further Ado #007: Ahoy! Comics! Ahoy Comics!

When I was in high school years ago, my buddies and I would often read the Syracuse New Times. At the time, this weekly newspaper seemed to us to be very avant-guard. It was funky and weird, eschewing middle class sensibilities for a kind of suburban Village Voice vibe. And each week we read a comic strip that was really cutting edge – full of snark, pop culture references, irreverent political satire and acerbic wit.  I remember one week when the writer/artist made fun of the political climate of the day with an “Earth Two” joke, and I nearly fell off the proverbial chair.

Today, with the mainstream success of the CW’s Flash, and vocal comic fans, “Earth Two” isn’t that cryptic a phrase.  It might not be in the “Everybody knows that” category, but it’s close. 

But back then, the phrase “Earth Two” was only known to a small portion of the population. You had to read DC comics and pay attention. And I just knew that the writer/artist of that comic strip must have been “one of us”. 

He was!  Tom Peyer, the creator of that strip, is a brilliant creator who’s written so many of my favorite comics (Hourman, Batman ’66 and more) as well as edited a plethora of outstanding comics for DC and the Vertigo imprints.   I always look forward to everything he writes (Aftershock’s Captain Kid last year was fantastic) and I was thrilled to learn about his newest endeavor, AHOY Comics.  Continue reading “With Further Ado #007: Ahoy! Comics! Ahoy Comics!”

AHOY Comics Launch Party

AHOY Comics Launch Party

AHOY Comics officially launched their new company in style last night at Syracuse PressRoom Pub.
Hart Seely, the award-winning author and reporter founded AHOY comics, and works closely with industry veterans like Tom Peyer, Stuart Moore and Jamal Igle.  Copies of the publishers’ first comic, The Wrong Earth, were on hand for autographing, along with food, drinks and a live band.
Also on hand were local creative luminaries including :
  • Artist and Syracuse University professor, Frank Cammuso
  • Comics Artist Randy Elliot
  • ComixZone Retailers Greg & Kim Van Camp
  • Comics Historian and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Ithaca College Ed Catto
The PressRoom Pub, a historic location, was originally the actually press room for the long running Syracuse newspaper, the Herald American and the Post-Standard, and now celebrates the spirit of entrepreneurship in Central New York’s Finger Lakes Region, via local wines, craft beers and now a new local publisher.