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Mixed Signals is part Scott Pilgrim,
part American Splendor, coming together to form a new kind of anthology.

 
 
(art by Rachael Anderson – genre: Horror, 10 pgs)

(art by Rachael Anderson – genre: Horror, 10 pgs)

Chapter One: “Reinstating the Comics Code”

Using the imagery of horror comics in the vein of EC in the 1950s, this is the story of a college romance that never blossomed, setting the stage for further romantic misadventures to come. Written in the some times "overwritten" style of early horror comics from EC.


 (art by Leonie O’Moore, genre: Music, 12 pgs.)

 (art by Leonie O’Moore, genre: Music, 12 pgs.)

Chapter Two: "A Girl in Chords"

Using the iconography of music, Greg introduces us to Melody, who becomes a recurring character and the main love interest of Mixed Signals. Written with visual and dialogue references to music and bands CLICK THE IMAGE FOR A PREVIEW!


(art by amEdeo, genre: Nature Documentary, 10 pgs.) 

(art by amEdeo, genre: Nature Documentary, 10 pgs.) 

Chapter Three: “The Mandrill”

Utilizing the narration style of a Nature Documentary, this story explores the sexuality of primates through an encounter at the Zoo. Written with captions like children's zoo books or editors notes in comics playing off the the action and dialogue.


(art by Natasha Alterici, genre: Noir/Crime, 12 pgs.)

(art by Natasha Alterici, genre: Noir/Crime, 12 pgs.)

Chapter Four: “The Dame Who Loved Communism”

Using the narration and imagery of classic noirs, this story explores Greg’s misadventure with the Communist Party. Written in a quick "punchy" style that later turns into a pulpy third person narration. CLICK THE IMAGE FOR A PREVIEW!


(art by Michelle Sciuto, style: Word Puzzles, 14 pgs.)

(art by Michelle Sciuto, style: Word Puzzles, 14 pgs.)

Chapter Five: “Answers”

The final chapter uses the visual style of word puzzles to thematically echo Greg’s attempts to figure out Melody’s motivations. The story that ties everything up with a moment that will change the entire anthology for you!

MIXED SIGNALS is equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking and uses the form as well as anyone since Harvey Pekar. Absolutely essential!
— Tom Scharpling, Host of The Best Show
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