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September 5, 2014

Desert Island Announces CAB Debut For Multi-Media Comics Effort Square Dance At Palms Promenade


In a press release to cap off the week, Desert Island's Gabe Fowler announced his publishing arm's latest: Square Dance At Palms Promenade.

Square Dance At Palms Promenade is a collaborative effort by artists involved with the Spider's Pee Paw collective. This includes Char Esme, Lauren Poor, Ben Mendelewicz, Matthew Cutler, John Gutierrez, Esteban Neumann and Xela Flactem. Technigues employed to create the short stories involved, all set in the town of Palms Promanade, include "drawing, painting, video processing, collage, sewing, photography, and 3D computer modeling."

It looks like collective members have been discussing the news on via their tumblrs for the last few days.

According to the release, the narrative content in the newly-released work ranges from the tales of a lonesome garbage collector to a journey through Doll Dump Island. Square Dance at Palms Promenade is 64 pages full color and was created in collaborative fashion story to story by the artists involved.

The release:
Special Announcement from The Township of Palms Promenade:

Can a square have 7 sides? The Pee Paw People of Spider's Pee Paw have abandoned their hefty harvest and forged a new path through Palms Promenade to find out. They saw the bales and bales tumbling in for Spider's Pee Paw and wanted to cash in on their crop, more! "Let's see if we can copy them," they said. "It looks easy to do," they also said. So it was then that this bound beauty was created by the artists under harsh conditions and packaged by outsiders beyond city limits for you to enjoy. This four-ladies chain split and nearly half sashayed the whole family! Let's not run down that road again...

These 7 stories tell tales of lust, trauma, mystery, excess, delinquency, family and faith. So, with a bit of that faith, trust your partner and don't dizzy your hat getting tossed about in the wrong way grand. You're snug as can bug in the criss-crossing hands of Matt Cutler, Char Esme, Xela Flactem, John Gutierrez, Ben Mendelewicz, Esteban Neumann & Lauren Poor.

The 64 page full color comic book title: "Square Dance At Palms Promenade" released by Desert Island, is the proud recipient of over 23 awards including the Thank You Award, Dare to Soar Award, The Achievement Award, First Prize Award, One Award, Excellent Award, "I Am 2" Award, High-Five Award, First Place Award and the Fifth Place Award.

Please be aware that there are filthy frauds that wish to cash in on this masterpiece and have simultaneously timed the distribution of their fakes with the release of our genuine copies. To distinguish the counterfeits from the originals, dampen a paper towel with lemon juice (do not use lime juice, please) and wipe in a swooping, clockwise circular motion on the cover. If the cover appears to be destroyed, you have acquired the authentic Square Dance at Palms Promenade book, and have done your part to control countless other counterfeit publications.
The book is 64 pages, full-color, and will be available as a debut book at this year's CAB.

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