Monday, February 11, 2008

Ink Engine Issue 1The first issue of Ink Engine was out in December. Ink Engine is a 24-page mini-comic of drawings created by the five person collaborative of the same name. Alea Adou, along with partners Dajana, Daniel, Lindsay, and Matt, all recent graduates of the University of Wisconsin graphic arts program, take turns crafting 3-4 pages of art along a common theme.
Their styles are different enough to add variety to the project, while also preserving a common feel. My issue came with a ziploc bag of goodies to accompany the mini-comic, inlcuding a fold out camera named the Cutie Cam: Twin Reflex Camera and a tiny envelope with the legend, ""What can you do with this junk?" Inside the envelope was an orange button, a tiny piece cut from a magazine illustration, a few small illustrations from the mini, and backing paper from a sticker - sans sticker.
Isue one of Ink Engine is $4. Visit their MySpace page or or blog for details.