Thursday, August 18, 2016

Bliss on Tap's latest comic series WATCH THE SKIES #1 is now available on Drivethru Comics

Bliss on Tap is excited to announce that our latest comic book series "Watch the Skies" by Alex Murillo & Jeremy Fine is now available at Drivethrucomics.

What starts as a simple science experiment leads to an unexpected discovery placing the lives of two brothers and possibly the world in danger.









Friday, August 12, 2016

Future Proof #12 will be in stores 9/14... "Forget The Alamo!"


Remember the Alamo?  Well, forget everything you know – it’s Future Proof! 
Time-travel agents Simon and James must assume the identities of Davy Crockett and James Bowie and help lead the fight for the Alamo on its doomed date with destiny.  

Created by: Brian Phillipson & Alex Murillo
Issue 12 Written by:  Brian Phillipson
Art and Cover by: Alex Cormack
Colors by: Ashley Cormack & Alex Cormack 










Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Fanbase Press: ‘Killing Hope #1:’ Advance Comic Book Review (Sometimes Alone Is Best)

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‘Killing Hope #1:’ Advance Comic Book Review (Sometimes Alone Is Best)

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Killing Hope is the story of Hope, a young Native American woman fleeing her reservation after everyone she meets begins trying to kill her.

Killing Hope #1 is a fast read for a comic. It’s the opening cinematic of an action movie, all action and chaos with little time to catch your breath in between. Hope is already on the run when the story kicks off, covered in dozens of little injuries accumulated from the events of the last few days. Writers Josh Barbee and Marlon Maloney do an incredible job in expressing Hope’s justified paranoia, exhaustion, and fear through the issue’s writing. Artist Alex Cormak’s art is beautiful. Every setting is a wonder to look at from the two-pump, middle-of-nowhere gas station to the open road across the Californian desert. You can see the fear in Hope’s eyes, feel her struggle every step of the way.

The people trying to kill her have no concern for their safety or their lives, which leads to unbelievable stunts as they focus on their one goal: to kill Hope. Each of these characters are as tragic as Hope herself, unwilling victims of the curse that surrounds her. Worse yet, we have a few moments with each of those characters before the curse takes effect. These aren’t zombies, evil mercenary soldiers, or aliens, these are honest, well-meaning people who lose their lives to this mystical influence. These little details only serve to raise the stakes of the story higher.

Along the way, Hope meets Danny, a drifter, and the only person who she’s run across who is immune to her curse. Danny is a wonderful audience perspective, playing catch up on Hope’s story, and is as horrified and clueless as any of us would be in that situation.

While a fast read, Killing Hope is incredibly intense and so very violent, with one scene naturally rolling into another. It’s one of those rare reads that left me breathless at the end and cursing the lack of a second issue to continue the journey. At least, for now.

Killing Hope #1 is the first of a six-part story from Bliss on Tap Publishing. For more information, a preview of the comic, and where to buy, click here.

5 Insanity-Causing Curses out of 5

Friday, August 05, 2016

Galore Magazine: But Like Maybe's Arianna Margulis Is Instagram’s Cutest Cartoonist

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Arianna Margulis Is Instagram’s Cutest Cartoonist

In a world where we communicate through Instagram memes that are stolen and re-posted by the same five or sex mega-accounts, it’s rare to find something fun and funny on Insta that’s actually original and one-of-a-kind.
But that’s exactly what @butlikemaybe is. The account is like a modern-day Cathy comic. helmed by LA’s Arianna Margulis. We caught up with Arianna about her inspiration for the hilarious character and what’s next for the account, which has become a bona fide brand with 100,000 followers and counting.

How’d you get into drawing comics? Did you like comics as a kid?
I have always been obsessed with cartoons. When I was little I had Mickey Mouse wallpaper, and slept with Ren and Stimpy stuffed animals. Daria was my teenage hero. I always drew for fun, but started drawing the @butlikemaybe doodles when inspiration struck after being cruelly dumped in Central Park by a lame ex-boyfriend.

How would you describe the @butlikemaybe character?
She’s devastatingly optimistic. Clueless, yet hopeful. She doesn’t understand why anyone would settle for less than a fairytale — and she’s going to keep searching for her unicorn. She’s a modern millennial, but not a brat. There is an honesty and a vulnerability about her that makes you relate. You can laugh at her, and then laugh about yourself. She got drunk and emailed her crush a poem, or to be truthful, I did.
I don’t still have the poem handy, but I do remember the last line — something something no matter the weather, Bo and Arianna together forever. Bo, if you’re out there I’m sorry.

@butlikemaybe feels like a modern-day Cathy comic in the best way possible. Is this intentional?
It’s funny because I get this comparison a lot. I think the one-panel Instagram cartoons definitely fit the vibe. @butlikemaybe is a sort of “bouncier” millennial Cathy, who tends to look on the brighter side after her grumbles.

Who are your character’s four dream besties, real or fictional?
Well number one is @butlikemaybe’s teddy bear confidant, Barry. He keeps her from texting the wrong thing, or from choosing the wrong crop top. He’s a five star Uber driver too. (Based off of my stuffed animal I’ve had since I was five years old).
If her dreams came true, she would wake up one day to a letter that somehow her birth certificate was mixed up at the hospital and she’s actually a Jenner-Hadid. Distantly related somehow to both families.
Can Dolly Parton be @butlikemaybe’s best friend too? I don’t know I’m just obsessed with her.

What is her spirit animal and why?
Spirit animal is definitely a golden retriever puppy. So cute, but then always kind of getting into trouble and running away from it hoping no one notices.

Which spice girl would she be? Which Sex & the City Character?
Baby spice 100. Who wouldn’t want that hair? And she always had the best platforms. Hmm Sex and the City — I’d have to say Samantha’s sexual appetite for sure. But can it be masked with Charlotte’s innocence and desire for a fancy wedding? Please just don’t call her Miranda ugh I know everyones thinking it. LOL

What’s your ultimate dream goal for @butlikemaybe?
Oh man, the ultimate is an animated series. I lose sleep over it getting so excited. A few months ago I got approached by a friend in LA, Dru Radovich, and we wrote a comic book together for @butlikemaybe. Never sleeping, we spent hours via FaceTime bicoastally bringing her out of Instagram. We are currently working to build her empire and hit the Emmys one day with her hologram.

How do you get inspiration for your comics? What’s the weirdest time/place an idea popped into your head?
I get inspired by new mistakes every day. Or by old memories. Once a guy told me he had to break up with me because I was throwing his meditation schedule off. I can’t make this stuff up. I think the weirdest one that popped into my head was when I was at the gym once, saw a cute guy, and noticed what time it was. I thought to myself, “I should come back tomorrow at this exact time.” Then I realized I was either nuts or a baby genius, and decided I needed to share this to the world as a cartoon.

Do you sell the “GOING OUT TOP” T-shirts? Where do we get one?!?!
So I JUST started making them — and they will be for sale SOON on the website. But for now, please check out www.butlikemaybe.com to get the comic book, or head to your local comic book store. And duh, follow @butlikemaybe :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

"But Like Maybe?" #1 is in comic stores today!

Surprise, But Like Maybe #1 is in stores a week early!

The comic is available through every comic book store nationwide.  If your local store is sold out or hasn't ordered their copy yet, they can still quickly get the comic for you (at no additional cost).

Here is a link for our title on Previewsworld: http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/JUN161209

Here is a link to the Comic Shop Locator Service: http://www.comicshoplocator.com/StoreLocator

Here is a link to buy a print copy directly from Bliss on Tap: https://squareup.com/store/Bliss-On-Tap-Publishing/item/but-like-maybe