Thursday, May 9, 2013

Comic News: So Button # 5 Relaunches Maximum Heart

So Buttons #5 relaunches
(May 9th, 2013- New York, NY) Graphic Storyteller Jonathan Baylis announced today a relaunch of his to help promote his latest book, So Buttons #5. His title matches groundbreaking artists to capture his always appealing down to earth stories that are slices of everyday life. A soft launch of the book occurred at SPX 2012 but Baylis wanted to make the official launch of issue #5 timed with his new website and in a way that no one could ignore. 16 pages, four stories, full color cover/interior and at $2.00 it makes a great intro book for everyone. Want a free taste? Peek at issue #5 here: http:// . You can visit Jonathan in person May 11th and 12th at table #246 at the prestigious Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

About So Buttons #5 
So Buttons #5 features a tribute cover to the first Kirby book Baylis ever read, Cap #212, by Tom Scioli (Godland, American Barbarian) and interior work by Noah Van Sciver, who’s getting great buzz right now because of his highly-regarded Lincoln GN for Fantagraphics called “The Hypo”. Also featured are Thomas Boatwright (Zeke Deadwood), Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg (I Cut My Hair), and Paul Westover (Woody After Hours).
Stories Include:  
So…Extracted (art by Paul Westover)So…Caffeinated (art by Thomas Boatwright)So…Escalated (art by Noah Van Sciver)So…Brisk (art by Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg)
What reviewers are saying:
Maybe the best quality of Baylis as a creator is his affable storytelling; you just can’t *not* like the writing. He also reels in the artistic talent here.... Grade A.”- PoopsheetJustin Giampiaoli
 It's all as good one would expect from previous issues of the series, another chance to have a visit with a pal and hear some of his stories.” Brady
So Buttons #5, by Jonathan Baylis and various artists. Baylis continues to improve both as a writer and a self-publisher, as this comic looks attractive without being too slick. Baylis made sure to assign stories that played to the strengths of the artists he worked with, something that Harvey Pekar did so well for so long.” Clough
It's a great little zine full of clever true-to-life moments that we all can relate to.”Comics Bulletin-Jason Sacks

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About Jonathan Baylis:
Before Jonathan Baylis wrote auto-bio comics, he interned at Marvel Comics, Valiant/Acclaim Comics, and was an Associate Editor at Topps Comics.  His comics have been published locally in New York City, in literary anthologies like The Florida Review, Backwards City Review, and Wild River Review, and in comics anthologies such as I Saw You… Missed Connections, Side B: The Music Lovers Anthology, Fluke, Hive, Aftershock and Digestate.  He has collected most of his stories into the self-published, “So Buttons” series, of which there are five issues and a holiday special in print.  More stories can be found at and

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