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We begin this e-blast on a sad note. Danny Pitts, the father of Hadithi Sambamba Comix founder, Brian “Bigger Lion Daniel” Pitts, passed away on September 12. He was an integral force behind the scenes. Always encouraging, always supporting. If a ride wasn’t available to a con, even if it was hours away, he provided it. If we needed a floor to sleep on, he found it.
He was Brian’s father but he took us all in and treated us like family. He made sure we got the love and inspiration we needed to press on. He was taken far too soon, and will be sorely missed.
Rest in Peace Danny, you’ve earned it.
In happier Hadithi Sambamba news, your favorite surreal futurist, Cyril Brown, is still hosting his fanart contest and entries are starting to wander in.
CLICK HERE to read Hybrid Zero: Juggernaut for free online and get an idea of what it’s all about.
CLICK HERE to read Hybrid Zero: Jungle Grrl for free online and get an idea of what it’s all about.
In other Hadithi Sambamba news, Legends Parallel, the comic that started it all, is being added to more stores in the Southwest. We are hoping, praying?, to start seeing hard copies east of the Mississippi. If you, or someone you love, would like to order copies for a store, just CLICK HERE and select the DISTRIBUTION button.
Also, if you want some rocking Legends Parallel gear, including onesies for the hipper infants online, just CLICK HERE to revel in the awesomeness of it all.
If you want to order hard copies of the comic for personal use, there’s info approaching rapidly..
If you want personal hard copies, autographed upon request, I will ship anywhere in the world, just ask first if you’re not on U.S. soil so I can figure out the extra costs. All titles shipped in the U.S. are delivered via U.S.P.S. media mail and usually arrive within seven calendar days of ordering.
Currently, I have the following titles available.
Svarozic – A woman trapped inside a man, a god trapped inside a human. Since they’re all one person, she’s got issues. This is a very TEEN FRIENDLY comic. I wrote it to give trans kids a superhero of their own. It’s even got a Gypsy circus. Because every comic set in Russia needs a Gypsy circus.
Juggernaut – Set in the distant future, Juggernaut is the story of a human/alien fusion and her strange family. They live in an era where sexuality, in all its myriad forms, isn’t taboo but violence is. This group of aristocratic soldiers, who just happen to be related, must face down their own petty, in the grand scheme of things, problems and stop a trans-dimensional creature before it destroys the universe. Or not. It really depends on their mood at the time. This is a magazine sized masterpiece that will impress all who see it.
Legends Parallel – This is the perfect comic series for those who think quantum physics isn’t violent or sexy enough. Five earths and one woman wants to rule them all. This is the story of the man, his mom, and her lover who have to stop that from happening.
Jungle Grrl – In a distant future sex is encouraged, violence is frowned upon, and our hero, her bestie, and their dino clone, try to eke out a living in a sex park while figuring out the meaning of life. The existential poetry based on beer should be enough to make you grab this one. There is a limited amount of American Manga sized versions of this. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.
Ruh Roh Rangers – This is the parody that’ll ruin your childhood but make your day. Those four meddlesome kids are now four meddlesome adults. Scooby Dooby Don’t!
Don’t forget to tune in every Friday around 9:10 AM (CDT) to WBIG 1280 AM to listen to me on The Big Wake Up Call with Ryan Gatenby and to read all my nonfiction – mostly science, sometimes odd science, occasionally pop culture – over at The World News Center.
The radio show is funny, and still manages to cover a wide range of serious topics from updating listeners on cures for Alzheimer’s to how not to hunt pythons in a swamp. Oddly, that last one has come up more than once. If you can’t listen in just click THIS LINK to scour to the podcasts.
One thing I’ve learned as I’ve gotten older is we can survive the losses heaped upon us. That mourning doesn’t mean surrendering. That remembering doesn’t require dwelling in the past. Danny’s passing was a shock to us all, most certainly for his immediate family. After all, he was only a few years older than me and had plans made well into the future.
If you want to honor his memory, head over to HADITHI SAMBAMBA and browse all the amazing works that are now his legacy. He lived his life full of love and art. There are worse ways to get through.
See you next week.