Paper Cuts Ep. 9 – “Full Moon”

 

Loria and The Host discuss their favorite forms of comedy, Cheese-Grater searches for meaning, Monk-Fish reflects upon his career, and The Foliage and Senor Crouts discuss how minor tweaks to a cartoon formula could make effective horror. Paper Cuts is the cutting edge in late night.

Paper Cuts Ep. 8 – “Majestic Gleam”

 

This week on Paper Cuts, Loria recalls a workplace anecdote and The Host indulges Loria’s anecdote, Cheese-Grater loses faith in humanity, Monk-Fish recalls meeting Ernest P. Worrell, and The Foliage exposes Senor Crouts devious side. Paper Cuts is the cutting edge in late night.

Paper Cuts Ep. 7 – “Gef The Talking Mongoose”

 

In this episode of Paper Cuts, Loria shares her hobbies with The Host, Cheese-Grater drops some truth bombs, Monk-Fish describes his typical concert going experience, and Senor Crouts regales The Foliage with a yarn about Rip Van Winkle’s home life. Paper Cuts is the cutting edge in late night.

Episode 6 of Paper Cuts, “An American Original”

Welcome to episode 6 of Paper Cuts, “An American Original.” Loria and The Host discuss their New Year’s Eve celebration, Cheese-Grater shares his view of Hollywood, Monk-Fish recalls a failed romance with a clairvoyant, and The Foliage and Senor Crouts discuss their personal lives.

Watch Episode 5 of Paper Cuts Now!

 

This week on Paper Cuts, Loria reveals to The Host the true origin of the “duck lips” phenomenon, Cheese-Grater discusses pharmacy store mind-crimes, Monk-Fish has a hot tub spirit quest, and The Foliage and Senor Crouts discuss otter serial killers.

New Episode of Paper Cuts

 

Loria shares a fond memory of her childhood with The Host. Cheese-Grater talks about an abomination of American cinema. Monk-Fish describes the holy-trinity of breakfast foods. Senor Crouts tells The Foliage an epic tale about the glory of human ingenuity and the folly of over confidence.

Watch Paper Cuts Ep. 3 Now

Tonight on Paper Cuts Loria talks about herself, Cheese-Grater addresses the mobile ice-cream peddler controversy, Monk-Fish recants a powerful fish story, and The Foliage and Senor Crouts explore their spiritual sides.

Tonight on Paper Cuts

 

Tonight on Paper Cuts Loria and The Host reminisce about how they first met, Cheese-Grater shows concern for the sanctity of neighborhoods, Monk-Fish tells a fish story, and The Foliage and Senor Crouts discuss their experiences with faith.

Paper Cuts Teaser Trailer

 

 

Paper Cuts is on its way. The first season of Paper Cuts begins next week. Join the deadly glamorous Loria and the homicidally hilarious The Host for the premiere of their one of a kind late night show. Paper Cuts features the brusque observations of comic Cheese-Grater, the recollections of a man named Monk-Fish, and the pulpy conversations of a street wise sentient leaf named The Foliage and his hiking companion the ever rambling Senor Crouts. See you at the premiere next week!

Bryan DeMarco

The Project

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Hey everyone,

I assure you, I’m hard at work on a project I can’t wait to show to all of you. We’re very close to leaving the pre-production phase. Hopefully, within the next few weeks I will have something more tangible to show you. The last thing I want to do is constantly be posting vague coded messages about a “project.” I just can’t really say much about it right now except that I’ve put a lot of effort into this and I hope it finds an audience. Thank you for your patience.

Bryan DeMarco

Weirdworld Comic Series Review

Sonic Mercury a review of Weirdworld

Weirdworld, volume 2, is a Marvel comic book series written by Sam Humphries and features artwork by Mike Del Mundo. Weirdworld takes place in a less frequented corner of the Marvel Universe. This is a place ripe with magic, barbarians and adventure. Volume 2 of Weirdworld follows the journey of a teenager named Becca who hails from Marvel’s version of Earth. Becca was flying from the United States to Mexico when her plane somehow crash lands in Weirdworld.

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“Becca’s introduction to Weirdworld.”

 

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“Becca’s introduction to Weirdworld

At first glance it might appear as a typical fish out of water story, and it is to an extent, but there is so much more than that here. For a story that takes place in such a fantastical setting, Becca’s personal journey is surprisingly deep. It’s not long before you find out the reason for Becca’s plane trip was to deliver her mother’s ashes to her mother’s favorite place in Mexico. Now she must carry out a daring quest, with unlikely travel companions, to escape Weirdworld and deliver her mother’s ashes to their final resting place.

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“Becca checks on her mother’s ashes as ghosts in Weirdworld stalk her.”

My initial impression of Weirdworld was that of an 80’s epic fantasy adventure in the vein of Heavy Metal, and the lesser known Rock and Rule. It was pretty easy for me to imagine the person who narrated the trailers to those films narrating the opening to Weirdworld. Becca’s first companion in Weirdworld is Goleta, who takes on Becca as her squire.

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“Becca suits up for Weirdworld.”

For Goleta is a brave Viking woman who enjoys good drink…

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“Goleta drinks her mighty Viking drink.”

…and good battle. She particularly hates wizards.

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“Goleta slaughters a sand shark.”

Oh, Goleta also drives a badass hot-rod. Weirdworld is pretty awesome. Becca and Goleta’s trio is completed by the wise Catbeast.

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“The Catbeast rises.”

Catbeast offers his knowledge of the lesser known parts of Weirdworld to help the trio complete their quest. I don’t want to spoil anything else because I want you to enjoy this adventure as much as I did. The bad news is, it looks like Weirdworld has been cancelled by Marvel. Several forums suggest the writer Sam Humphries has left Marvel to write exclusively for DC Comics. The good news is, this adventure exists. Individual issues might be hard to collect, but the trade just came out covering the entire six issue arc.

It’s been too long since I’ve picked up a story and felt totally immersed by completely new characters in a completely new world. Becca, Goleta, and Catbeast carve out quite the epic quest in their short run. It’s a story that quite honestly would make an incredible film. This adventure is just as exciting as it is heartfelt. They say Weirdworld is “a place where the lost can be found.” Don’t let this story become lost. It’s too good to go unnoticed. Del Mundo’s artwork is fantastic, and Humphries’ writing is just as good. I will definitely be looking forward to their future endeavors.

Who knows, if enough people pick up the back issues or trade, maybe Marvel will continue the series. What I do know is that Becca is too good of a character, and her adventure too much fun, to just fall off the face of the Marvel universe. In the mean time, I hope you enjoy Weirdworld as much as I did.

-Bryan DeMarco

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*All images scanned from the paperback trade of  Marvel’s Weirdworld. I do not own the rights to any of the images used and they are displayed for review purposes only.