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The Legends of Daruma: The Heist (2012)

Art and Words* by Andrew MacLean

Colors by Mike Spicer

This was printed in KaBOOMbox. Almost 200 pages of art and comics by the artists of Brand New Nostalgia and Out of Step Arts.

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* CREDIT: It’s cut off here but page 2-3 has a quote from the RZA

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While we are still in the process of shipping out kickstarter incentives and contributor comp copies of the kaBOOMbox Vol.1 anthology, we were able to have a few on hand with us at Heroes Con a few weekends back. George Marston from picked one up and was kind enough to review it. Here’s what he had to say.

"KaBOOMbox, Vol. 1 (Published by Brand New Nostalgia; Review by George Marston; ‘Rama Rating: 10 out of 10): In a way, it’s hard to review a book like KaBOOMbox Vol. 1. It’s not really a story, or a collection of stories, so much as a yearbook of some of the indie comics world’s brightest up and comers. With contributions from too many amazing creators to name them all, KaBOOMbox is a perfect starting point for anyone looking to break out of the mainstream scene. Typically excellent pieces from names like Tradd Moore, Toby Cypress and Ming Doyle anchor bigger surprises from Andrew MacLean, Joe Querio, and Jorge Coelho, and even that is only scratching the surface. With not a dud in almost 100 pages, KaBOOMbox, Vol. 1 is a perfect window into the zeitgeist of a burgeoning corner of the indie publishing scene.” (link)

A lot of love and hard work went into that book, so I’m glad it shows through. And as soon as we can get the books into the hands of all the people who helped make it (Hold tight, folks. They’re coming.), we’ll be offering copies for sale in the OOSA Store

Stay tuned!

Much Newsarama love for KaBOOMbox. Available for purchase online… soonish.

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It was Alexis’ idea to include comics in the kaBOOMbox Volume One - Comic Anthology/Art Book by the Brand New Nostalgia and Out of Step Arts gang. You owe him your thanks!

ALSO! It was Alexis’ week to choose a theme at BNN. He chose POST-APOCALYPTIC BIKERS!!! - Very fun!

Please support Alexis, BNN, and OOSA by funding their AWESOME new book kaBOOMbox Volume One on KICKSTARTER!!! 


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The cover to kaBOOMbox: Volume One, the art book/anthology brought to you by Brand New Nostalgia with Out of Step Arts

The BNN site has been slow lately (sorry!) we’ve all been busy getting ready for this amazing book. I can honestly say it’s going to be a special one.

The Kickstarter for printing and shipping costs will start in about 2 weeks. And the incentives are phenomenal!

Original BNN pieces!

Commissioned sketches!

Original comic pages!

Limited addition prints!

So much more!

More on all this as we get closer to kick off!  -AM


I posted the colors to this yesterday. Here’s the lines.  -Andrew


The Losing Hand

Here’s a piece I did for a show at Floating World Comics in Portland, OR. The show is called Battles Without Honor and Humanity, and features pieces inspired by a film of the same name.

The film is about the Japanese gang, the Yakuza. I decided to do a piece showing their somewhat more humble beginnings. The Yakuza were first known as gamblers. The name YA-KU-ZA is literally a losing hand in a traditional card game, (8-9-3).

Another thing I found interesting, is when a member of the Yakuza wrongs the group in some way, the punishment is to sever one’s own fingers, starting with the small finger, and working up through the sets of fingers as needed. This is because, the traditional Japanese grip on a sword is the thumb and index finger loose with the rest of the fingers tight on the hilt. As a Yakuza continues to get punished, his sword grip is weakened more and more with each severed set of fingers, and as a result he has to depend on his brothers’ protection more and more.

Pretty cool. -Andrew

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OOSA Digest

There was a lot going on over the last week or so, but here is the stuff I can tell you about.

Paul Maybury finished up some commissions from his sale last month. If you ordered one, they should be on their way to you soon.

Toby Cypress showed a little peek at the piece he is doing for the Monocyte Hardcover Collected Edition from IDW. If you want to see the finished version, stop by our booth (#903) at Spectrum LIVE! next month.

Andrew MacLean has copies of his comic MEATSPACE for sale online. You can get a print or digital copy here.

Ming Doyle’s alternative cover for Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens was shown over at I think people liked it.

Logan Faerber hinted at a major announcement by showing a page of a six issue RE-PRO-DUCT story. More details to come, I’m sure.

Alexis Ziritt knocked out an amazing 18x24 inch commission for some lucky patron. Fans of the TV show “Angel” might recognize these guys.

Greg Ruth sent me all of the art for the Princess and Pirate Art Exhibit happening this weekend. It should be a good time. All of the art is for sale, but if you can’t make it to Bristol, VA this weekend, don’t worry. What ever is left will be listed online in the OOSA store. 

And speaking of this weekend, Andrew, Ming and Logan will all be at the Boston Comic Con selling their wares, drawing stuff and talking to all of the fine folks in attendance.  Be sure you swing by and see what they have!

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WOOT WOOT! That’s my boy! A big welcome, Logan, to OOSA.  -A


I’m pleased to announce that Logan Faerber has joined the Out of Step Arts crew. Visit the website to find out more.

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OUT OF STEP ARTS posted this as an ad for out appearance at the Specturm Fantastic Art LIVE show in Kansas City in May… well you can read Neil’s words below. Checkitty check it chumps! /LOVE -A


This is the bio pic I just sent in for the Spectrum Fantastic Art LIVE! event May 18-20 in Kansas City, MO. It features the work of the artists who are planning to be there from the OOSA Crew (Toby, Alexis and Andrew)

I hope you’ll come out and see us!

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Sometimes, the stars align and all of the OOSA artist draw the same subject independently of each other.  Whenever this happens, I’m going to collect the images and post them here.  Welcome to the inaugural “OOSA Draws….”. More to come, I’m sure.

Andrew MacLean and Alexis Ziritt drew theirs for this weeks theme over at the Brand New Nostalgia sketch blog.

Greg Ruth drew his for the Criterion Collection DVD THREE OUTLAW SAMURAI.

Toby Cypress drew his (a few years ago) for his new project HATESTREET that he will be devoting most of next year to.

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