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‘Harry Potty and the Deathly Boring’ Graphic Novel Parody Released

Just in time for the upcoming Harry Potter adaptation, graphic novel publisher Papercutz has released a parody of J.K. Rowling‘s series: Harry Potty and the Deathly Boring by Stefan Petrucha and artist Rick Parker.

The creators worked on the team behind the Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid, book #8 in the Tales from the Crypt series. The new book is part of Slices, a new parody imprint “dedicated to cutting up your favorite pop culture icons.”

The press release contained this synopsis: “Following the killing of their mentor Dumb-as-a-door by the seemingly traitorous barista Frappe, Harry Potty, Don Measley andWhiny Stranger must find a way to defeat the nose-less dark lordValue-Mart (He-Whose-Prices-Can’t-Be-Beat) and his followers. Along with other characters such as Paco Malphy, Robby the Elf,and Seriously Black, Harry with plunger ready must face the Odor Eaters in order to avenge the death of his parents and bring balance to the world of magic at Nosewarts.”

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Harvey Pekar Tweets Web Comic

story-1.jpgWith this simple post: “Don’t go thinkin’ I started usin’ computers or anything. I’m just givin’ my twitters over the phone,” the curmudgeonly poet behind the comic book series American Splendor has carried his stories into the 21st Century.

The dictated Twitter stream was part of the Smith magazine’s Pekar Project, reportedly Pekar’s first foray into web comics along with a rotating crew of artists. The project began when Pekar began collaborating with Cleveland artist Tara Seibel, who created that image for the first installment.

Here’s Smith comics editor Jeff Newelt describing the project: “Pekar’s been mining the mundane for magic for more than 30 years in his autobiographical American Splendor comics. Now he has teamed with SMITH and four remarkable artists–Tara Seibel, Joseph Remnant, Rick Parker, and Sean Pryor–to create his first ongoing webcomic series. New stories appear every other week, with interviews, creator spotlights, and behind-the-scenes goodies.”