Drawing Blood Spilled Ink #1
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Drawing Blood Spilled Ink #1

Writer: Kevin Eastman, David Avallone Artist: Ben Bishop Publisher: Kevin Eastman Studios Release Date: May 22, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 2
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Kevin Eastman (TMNT) returns to independent comics with a new creation: an inside look at the turbulent life and times of a once-successful cartoonist on the skids, Shane "Books" Bookman. Once upon a time, Books co-created The Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls: a gritty, funny indie comic that became a billion dollar global franchise. Now, years later, the partnership dissolved, the corporate buy-out all spent, Books is struggling to recover from the hit-and-run driver called early success... and looking for the will and the joy to create something new again. Co-created by Kevin Eastman and David Avallone (Elvira, Be). more

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader May 23, 2019

    "Drawing Blood Spilled Ink" #1 draws back the curtain on the drama-filled world of comics in an enjoyable and innovative way. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GTMedia Reviews Jan 4, 2020

    A few months ago I reviewed Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls, a one-shot clearly inspired by Mirage Studios and the original incarnation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Drawing Blood #1 was initially released as a companion to the RRRR one-shot. It does something I've never seen in my 20+ years of reading comics. It builds a fictional setting within another fictional setting.

    Drawing Blood feels like a semi-autobiographical take on Kevin Eastmans' life and career as a comic book creator and publisher. I'm pretty sure a lot of the story is fabricated as in most comic book fiction is but it would be interesting to dissect just how much of Eastman's truth is in this book.

    The comic follows Shane Bookman, Co-Creator o more

  • 7.5
    Gizmo May 26, 2019

    There is a sense of genuine emotion throughout as Eastman draws from his own life for inspiration. I love the Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls one-shot that acts as a companion to this launch, possibly more than the main book. It doesn't seem to have an entry on ComicBookRoundup as of the moment that I write this.

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