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Candy or Medicine Vol. 17 Out Now!





Candy or Medicine Vol. 17 is out now! This issue features "The Training Beard" by Bobby Mono, "Pizza…

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Added by Josh Blair on April 20, 2012 at 8:46am — No Comments

Candy or Medicine Volume Fourteen and Fifteen Two-Pack Out Now

So the big secret is that I'm releasing Candy or Medicine Volumes 14 & 15 simultaneously. The reason? 1. I've never done it before. 2. This is the first time that I've had all of the material for two issues at one time (thanks to all the contributors for being very punctual!).…



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Added by Josh Blair on September 2, 2011 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Candy or Medicine: The Compleat First Year Out Now! 56 pages for $3.





I just finished my most ambitious project to date: Candy or Medicine: The Compleat First Year. It collects CorM volumes one, two and three as well as the 2008 Free Comic Book Day Special and some extras. It is $3 for 56 pages (plus $1 shipping in the U.S. and more for international, depending on where you live). Trades are also welcome. You can order at the … Continue

Added by Josh Blair on July 5, 2011 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Candy or Medicine Volume Thirteen is Out Now. Just $1!

 

Candy or Medicine Volume Thirteen is out now. For just one doll hair, you receive sixteen pages of comix goodness from Ray N, Willard Herman, Chris Tupa (a Candy or Medicine newcomer!), Brad W. Foster, Katie Omberg, William Cardini, Cameron Callahan and Carl Alessi.…

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Added by Josh Blair on April 5, 2011 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Candy or Medicine Volume Twelve Out Now

Candy or Medicine is a quarterly mini-comic anthology. Volume Twelve features Trouble at Carl's Jr. by Kyle Nolan, Thesil & Murk by Sam Spina, Box Lunch by Steven Myers, Babies in Distress by Bobby Mono, a Captain Planet parody by Ray N, Cartographer of the Impasse by Willard Herman, Things I Hear at Lunch by Tori Holder and a wild cover by William Cardini.

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Added by Josh Blair on January 17, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Six zine/mini-comic grab bags for sale

I had to clear out some of my zine/mini-comic collection as I had two boxes overflowing. I'm selling these for pretty much what it costs to ship them. I just want them to go to a good home. I'll include one of my

own comics with any order (a $1 value!). I have four packs of comics

and two of zines. E-mail me at info (at) candyormedicine (dot) com if interested.

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Added by Josh Blair on December 27, 2010 at 10:58am — No Comments

Three new mini-comics out this week.

I have three new mini-comics out this week. Click the links below to read more about them and for ordering information.



Candy or Medicine Volume Eleven









Postal b/w I Yam What I Yam…






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Added by Josh Blair on September 24, 2010 at 9:11am — No Comments

Candy or Medicine Volume Ten Out Now. Just $1.



Candy or Medicine Volume Ten is out now. Sixteen pages, black…
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Added by Josh Blair on July 6, 2010 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Candy or Medicine Free Comic Book Day Issue Now Available for Download

Candy or Medicine presents its third annual Free Comic Book Day Special.

Visit the Candy or Medicine website to download a PDF or pick up a copy at one of the stores

listed below:







Clifton Comics (Cincinnati)

Meltdown Comics (Los Angeles)

Titan Comics (Dallas)

Atomic Books (Baltimore)

Forbidden Planet (New York)

Cosmic… Continue

Added by Josh Blair on May 1, 2010 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Candy or Medicine Vol. 9 and Collections Out Now.





Candy or Medicine Volume Nine is out now. Sixteen quarter-sized pages of more mini-comic madness featuring the likes of daring Daniel McEwen, captivating Cameron Callahan, west coast sensation Alex Chiu, robot

bunnies from Joseph Carlough, the mighty mighty Maggie Morrill, an

inspiring tale by Sean Steward, anthropomorphic breakfast food by Danny

Ferbert and Sarah Bunker and an abstract comic by Tyler Stafford. Plus

a… Continue

Added by Josh Blair on April 2, 2010 at 9:17am — No Comments

Candy or Medicine Volume Eight Out Now

Sending out the decade in style, Candy or Medicine Volume Eight continues to captivate with 16 pages of all new artwork including “Wandering Through the Terrain” by Pat Aulisio, some office life slice-of-life by Jessica Seck Marquis, “Epicurus on God” by Cliff Lipp, another tale of love gone awry by Kevin Richardson, an obtuse toon by Mister Ben, more of the wokka wokka humor you’ve come to love from Ray N. and Josh Blair, a back page pin-up from mini-comic veteran Brad W. Foster plus a cover… Continue

Added by Josh Blair on December 31, 2009 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Candy or Medicine Vol. 7 Out Now. Just $1.

Candy or Medicine Volume Seven is out now. Just $1 (plus 50 cents shipping in the U.S.)





Featuring a wish fulfillment by JB Sapienza, "An Ice Cream Story" by Adam Wilson, a one-page gag by Morgan Kessler, a four-page space saga by Tyler Stafford, a random dream from the mind of Carl Alessi, two strips by Ed Keer, a five-person international jam comic, a wild back cover by west coast sensation Alex Chiu and the return of Andy Narwhal by… Continue

Added by Josh Blair on July 17, 2009 at 10:33am — No Comments

Apartment 307 mini-comic out now. Only $3 shipped.

Josh Blair, Pete Borrebach and Noah Van Sciver all live in apartment 307. Not in the same apartment, mind you. Not in the same city, the same state or even the same region of the country. Yet they all, nevertheless, live in apartment 307. These are their stories.



Featuring three semi-autobiographical tales by underground comix sensation Noah Van Sciver (MOME, The Comics Journal, Mineshaft), Josh… Continue

Added by Josh Blair on June 16, 2009 at 10:13am — No Comments

Zine Treasury on Etsy

Check it out:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=43798

I included zines by some members of We Make Zines. Make sure to add a comment. The number of views and comments bumps it up. And, of course, purchase something that strikes your fancy.

Added by Josh Blair on March 3, 2009 at 10:14am — No Comments

Etsy Mini-Comic Treasury

Check it out and order something that suits your fancy:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=42063

Added by Josh Blair on February 23, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Candy or Medicine Vol. 6 Video Preview

This is my first time doing a video preview. Check it… Continue

Added by Josh Blair on January 20, 2009 at 12:52pm — 1 Comment

Candy or Medicine Vol. 6 Out Now! Only $1.50 shipped.

I just picked up Vol. 6 from the printer a couple minutes ago and it looks great. Here's a description:



Sixteen pages featuring Japanese artist Ariko "Inomi" Kitsu illustrating a Detective Dick Kirkpatric tale, British artist Rob Jackson depicts a vending machine's darkest desire, mini-comic veteran Brien Wayne Powell offers an exclusive Magnet Man strip, up-and-comer Jason Viola presents "Shorty… Continue

Added by Josh Blair on January 15, 2009 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Download Candy or Medicine Volume One Free!

Candy or Medicine Volume One is no longer in print and rather than reprint it, I've decided to offer it online as a free download.

Click here to download





Candy or Medicine began as a place where Josh Blair published some random

comics of his, but since this first issue it has evolved into so much more. Instead of

reprinting this issue, Josh has decided to… Continue

Added by Josh Blair on December 15, 2008 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Mini-Comic Anthology Brings Gimmick Back



Coming straight out of left field like a Tampa Bay Ray, Candy or Medicine Volume Five harks back to the Golden Age of comics. You might remember KISS #1 from 1977, in which the band members’ blood was mixed in with red ink used to print the comic. Or for you youngins, Malibu Comics’ Protectors #5 with the first, and thankfully only, forcebeam hole. And those of you who prefer an indie flavor and had your ear to the ground in ’93 might remember… Continue

Added by Josh Blair on October 22, 2008 at 9:16am — 1 Comment

Vol. 5 Contributor List plus a Review

The final contributor list for Candy or Medicine Vol. 5, which will be out Nov. 1 is as follows:

Cayetano Valenzuela (cover)

Alberto Pessoa

Josh Blair

Alex Campbell

Brad Foster

Ed Moorman

Steve Rack

Sarah Orchard

Rob Moses

Daniel Olsen

Maggie Morrill





Candyormedicine.com
will be updated will bios for each of the contributors… Continue

Added by Josh Blair on October 2, 2008 at 11:51am — No Comments

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