Comic Reviews

Part-Time Shuffle, Full-Time Grind!

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Steady raindrops kiss siring hot pavement. The scent of burning memories pierce the night air.  A haunting voice beckons a weary soul. Dazed and soaking wet, she grips her weapon tighter with each step. There, within the inferno, a familiar smile.  An eager blade yearns for soft flesh.

Get in your stride and enjoy the ride.

Ready your body for Part-Time Shuffle!

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Art/Design – James Stanley                     Colors – Leonardo Bruno

Brain-child of comic artist James Stanley, Part-Time Shuffle is a slick mix of grindhouse glamour and samurai swordplay. An action/adventure comic with Japanese style and hip-hop swagger. It is the story of Meiko Schultz, owner of a quaint hobby shop left to her by her parents. When Meiko finds herself in a financial crunch, she snags a little part-time work…….. as a Yakuza assassin!

However, her dept will be the least of her worries.  The seedy world of professional killing bears bitter fruit.

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I was fortunate to receive an “early-screening” of Episode 00: Reasons, the debut issue. It’s an excellent taste of what’s to come in subsequent installments, as Meiko’s saga ignites.

Readers can drop right into this universe with ease.  The narrative’s unique and original, yet has a nostalgic familiarity.  A pastiche of cultural and cinematic elements mixed better than a martini.

With ultra crisp art and cornea-punching colors, you get a visual treat to feast upon like a wolf on speed. However, this comic also has the distinction of being more than just an illustrated book.  It’s an experience. Each episode comes with an accompanying soundtrack listing, allowing readers to truly feel the rhythm of chaos unfolding. You don’t just read Part-Time Shuffle, you groove to it!

Thirsty? Want more? Can’t wait to grab a copy?  Well, you’ll get your chance soon enough at the Society of Illustrators’ MoCCA Arts Festival 2014 on April 5-6 at 128 East 63rd Street, NYC.

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