Mr. Negativity Heads for Meltdown
We all know someone like him: a person who is able to see the dark lining in any fluffy white cloud, someone who can put a damper on any celebration. But this particular guy has such an extremely negative attitude that he begins to actually repel everything and everyone around him.
Meet "Mr. Negativity," one of the most challenging clients yet for the law firm of Wolff & Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre. This character is featured in the title story from Exhibit A Press?s new trade paperback collection: "Mr, Negativity and Other Tales of Supernatural Law," by Batton Lash.
The debut celebration for this new trade will be held at Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles) on Thursday, November 20. Cartoonist Lash will be on hand from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to sign copies of "Mr. Negativity" as well as two previous books in the Supernatural Law series, "Sonovawitch!" and "The Vampire Brat." All who attend the event will receive a special limited edition print by Lash (as long as supplies last). And yes--there WILL be cookies!
Mr. Negativity collects issues 31?36 of "Supernatural Law" and issue 3 of "Mavis, World?s Greatest Secretary." Lash was nominated in the 2003 Harvey Awards for a Special Award for Humor for the issues in this collection, and "Supernatural Law" #35 was nominated for Best Single Issue. That issue features a critically acclaimed silent story, "Words Don?t Do IT Justice."
"Supernatural Law" has been called "a comic for people who don?t read comics." As Exhibit A editor and co-publisher Jackie Estrada notes, "The self-contained stories in the series appeal to people who like a good read, with great plot twists, interesting characters, wacky humor, and satirical pokes at pop culture. And people who have followed the series for years enjoy the ?back story? of the characters? personal lives."
Mr. Negativity sports an introduction by Tom DeHaven, author of the cult favorite Dugan trilogy of novels that take place in the world of comics and pop culture: "Funny Pages," "Derby Dugan?s Depression Funnies," and "Dugan Underground." The 196-page book lists at $15.95.
Additional information can be found at meltcomics.com/events.html or www.exhibitapress.com.