Wampum Physics, “Alphabet of Zombies,” & Much More!

Proud Poppa Bissette Announces First CD from Son Daniel Bissette & His Pal Alex Hiam Now On Sale!

Alex Hiam, at left; Daniel Bissette, at right; Wampum Physics cover photograph ©2011 Ezra Distler.


We’ve got a lot of great new creative work just placed into the SpiderBaby Store for fourth-quarter customers—lots of terrific Christmas gifts, folks!—but first and foremost among those is the brand-new album Wampum Physics (2012).

What’s Wampum Physics? In this case, Wampum Physics is my son Daniel Bissette and his amigo Alex Hiam—and this is their first album.

But I wanted to be sure the SpiderBaby Store launch of their new album would be something special, with bonus goodies unavailable from any other venue. So, this SpiderBaby Store exclusive debut offer ships your copy of the Wampum Physics album (on CD or audiocassette, your choice) with a lyric sheet and with Daniel Bissette‘s signed 8-page minicomic Counterfeit Comics (2010)!

Please note: The audiocassette and the CD have identical contents.

Counterfeit Comics is a black-and-white eight-pager (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″) Daniel created during the summer of 2010, when he was really getting into Mike McMillan‘s underground comix work (Terminal Comics, 1971, etc.).

The Wampum Physics album was recorded in Brattleboro, VT and Grafton, VT in the spring and summer of 2011. Please note that my daughter (Dan’s sister, natch) Maia Bissette sings on “MBTA,” and she posted that tune as a sample online;

For more of a preview of the music, click the link I provided up top, and hope some of you are intrigued enough to pick up Daniel and Alex‘s album.


I’ve also packed the SpiderBaby Shop with more of Daniel‘s comix and zine work, while supplies last.

You want to see what lies beneath these waters, behind this faux-Christian-comic-tract cover by Stephen R. and Daniel Bissette? You’ll have to watch Lance Weiler’s Head Trauma, the movie, now on sale in the SpiderBaby Store! Artwork ©2005, 2006, 2012 Stephen R. Bissette, all rights reserved.


Here’s more of what’s now in stock, fresh from the printers and/or the publishers:

* Daniel and I also jammed on “The Alphabet of Zombies,” which Oily Comics, Snake Oil, and The End of the Fucking World creator Charles Forsman transformed into an oversized, full-color 11″ x 17″ limited-edition print we’re all mighty proud of.

Supplies are limited, so don’t dawdle.

* Chuck Forsman and I earlier collaborated on the full-color S.R. Bissette’s Tyrant® in Slumberland limited-edition, full-color signed print

Again, supplies of the signed first edition are limited, so order now!

PS: Chuck and I are already hard at work on the next print (this time in collaboration with my Vermont amigo Joseph A. Citro), which will take us into new turf altogether. Stay tuned, and make wall space sooner than later!

* Brand-new to the SpiderBaby Store are my latest collaborations with Monsters & Girls creator and Amelia graphic novelist Denis St. John. We’re into creating our own hand-made zines of late,

Monster Pie™ #1 cover art ©2012 Stephen R. Bissette and Denis St. John; Monster Pie™ is a trademark of Stephen R. Bissette and Denis St. John, all rights reserved.

This premiere issue clocks in at 40 pages, including full-color and black-and-white interior illustrations, an existential DaiKaiju-Eiga comic (by yours truly), our first blast-from-the-past overlooked monster movie review (Slithis aka Spawn of the Slithis), the first archival reprint of a vintage (1941) article from the SpiderBaby Archives (the first-ever print piece on monster-maker extraordinary Ray Harryhausen), and much, much more, including my take (in color!) on the Herculoids!

* But that’s not all! Denis and I also pooled the creative resources of fellow Pre-Code horror comics loving cartoonists to

sporting the first cover art collaboration by John Totleben and yours truly since the Swamp Thing salad days! It may be a pint-sized 20 pages, but man oh man, we made the most of those pages. Here’s new and/or never-before published comics, art, and illos by myself, Denis St. John, Ben (Grump Toast) Horak, Ian Richardson, Bryan (Funny Aminals, Beasts, etc.) Stone, Jaci June, Ben Evans, and Trees & Hills Comics Group co-founders Colin Tedford & Daniel Barlow, along with magnificent movie promo art for the famed Amicus/EC Comics feature films from the 1970s, Tales From the Crypt & The Vault of Horror!

This is the first issue in a BOO!M™ zine series Denis and I have cooked up, and we’re already at work on our next issue (dedicated to the western genre).

Get this mad maiden voyage, while you can!

* This whole zine thang Denis and I are into right now started this summer when we had a blast kooking up

This is pretty sick stuff, Bunky, but did we have fun.

I wrote all but one of the poems, and it’s got more Klowns than you can fit into a killer klown kar—all for a mere $1.50.

How can you resist? You kan’t!

* Looking for slicker, sleeker, fatter bookshelf fare closer to my S.R. Bissette’s Tyrant® efforts?

Well, we’ve got just the thing in our cave for you!

If you were a fan of the in-depth Paleo Pop™ coverage I provided in each and every issue of Tyrant®, then jump on

with an all-new comprehensive illustrated introduction by yours truly on the first prehistoric-themed comic art series ever published.

If you were or are a fan (like I am!) of Joe Kubert’s Tor, Sam Glanzman‘s Kona Monarch of Monster Isle, the silver age Turok Son of Stone, The Flintstones, or anachronistic caveman vs. dinosaur epics like One Million B.C. (1940) and One Million Years B.C. (1966), you need to know it all started with Punch cartoonist E.T. Reed, and with his once-beloved 19th century “Prehistoric Peeps” cartoons. They’re all here, in one exquisite trade paperback volume from Lost Art Books.

And yes, I’ll happily sign and personalize any and all purchases to you or your loved one (if you’re shopping for Christmas or Birthday gifts).

* There’s lots, lots more—and I’ll be offering even more unique items in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on the SpiderBaby Store listings—but that’s enough shameless ballyhoo for one Friday.

Support independent artists & music by buying independent artists and music!

Go ahead—search online and price a copy of the original 1890s collection of Prehistoric Peeps—then pop over to the SpiderBaby Store and snag the beautiful reprint edition, with a Bissette introduction, for a mere $22.00 US plus shipping, signed and personalized to you! We aim to please!

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