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Bulgilhan Press Celebrates Self-Indulgence with the Publication of STRAY & DIE HORNY

Bulgilhan Press has announced that two new comics will debut at this year’s Small Press Expo: Stray by Eisner Award nominee Molly Mendoza (Skip) and Die Horny by Eisner Award winner Rebecca Mock (Salt Magic).

Stray

By Molly Mendoza

52 pages, full color // 5.2″ x 8″ // printed in the USA // $12 USD

Stray cover art

Stray follows Jack, a chaotic romantic spiraling into disaster desperately seeking comfort in others while ignoring their own destructive tendencies. While thoroughly hung up on the past, Jack meets Stray and their whole world changes. Tender and sensual, lush and palpable, Stray ushers in a new era of cartoonist Molly Mendoza’s wholehearted approach to making comics and telling stories.

Narration, imagery, colour and lettering choices all carefully crafted to utilize every aspect of the medium to their fullest communicative capacity.”

— Andy Oliver (Broken Frontier) on STRAY

Stray debuted at this year’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival to an excited audience eager to see Mendoza push the boundaries of their distinct wholehearted cartooning to dig into messier themes around heartbreak, grief, vices, lust, and self-actualization.

Molly Mendoza is an artist currently living in Portland, Oregon. Through their work they explore the complexities of interpersonal relationships with a focus on layered visual storytelling, mark-making, and color. They have worked in editorial, comics, children’s book publishing, public arts, and maintain their own personal practice as well with a particular interest in painting. They have a blue cat named Doodle, who they do everything for at this point, and love video games, fashion and anime.

Die Horny

By Rebecca Mock

64 pages, full color // 5.83″ x 8.27″ // printed in the USA //$16 USD

For readers 16+.

Stay Horny cover art

Lovebirds Iggy (human) and Wortizabella (monster) have just set off on their romantic honeymoon tour of the wasteland. Before they can get too hot and heavy, they’re drawn into a conflict between humans and monsters! But these lovebirds aren’t exactly the conventional allies either side might have hoped for…

Described as a wholesome comic for sickos, Die Horny is a love letter to Power Rangers, pervy 90’s anime, and a desire to create something entirely catered to Mock’s taste, to terrifying and liberating results. Die Horny is set to debut at this year’s Small Press Expo.

Rebecca Mock is an illustrator, animator, comic book artist, educator, writer, fandom enthusiast, and recovering anime club president based in Brooklyn, NY. Rebecca’s work has been featured on brand websites, book covers, magazines, advertisements, in video games, and on TV.

Images via Bulgihan Press

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  • Dan Arndt

    Fiction writer, board game fanatic, DM. Has an MFA and isn't quite sure what to do now. If you have a dog, I'd very much like to pet it. Operating out of Indianapolis.

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