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May 31, 2023

Score great Graphic Novels, Vintage Comic Books, Original Comic Art & Acrylic Paintings by Steve Lafler

Later this summer I’m a guest at Permanent Damage 6 in Portland, OR and the SPX Expo in Bethesda (where I’ve submitted BugHouse From the Top to the Ignatz Awards for Best Graphic Collection.)

Use the live links to score my graphic novels from Amazon.

If you prefer to buy direct from me, see note below for Venmo / Paypal instructions.

Original Brush & Ink Art piece, 6″ x 9″, archival bristol board, signed. $75
Each one is different, drawn just for you!
Choose from: BugHouse, Dog Boy, 1956, or Monster & Classic Guitar themes.

Death Plays a Mean Harmonica $12.99 graphic novel, 144 pages (2021)
Gertie and Rex get a wild hair and relocate to Oaxaca! Upon arrival in this cultural hub of southern Mexico, our intrepid migrants meet Eduardo, the crafty 1000-year-old Zapotec vampire who prefers chicken blood, El Rey Pelón (the skinny pot-bellied fungus who drives a taxi) and of course Death, who plays a mean harmonica. Yup, this is Steve’s fictionalized account of living in Oaxaca 2007 – 2016.

BugHouse From the Top: The Complete BugHouse $34.00
trade paper graphic novel, 408 pages (2022)
Tenor saxophone maestro Jimmy Watts leads his talented band of bugs from the swing era into the uncharted maelstrom of Bebop. As he and his bandmates claw their way to the top of the jazz world, they must fight the temptation to be consumed by addiction to the substance known as “Bug Juice”.

Lafler doesn’t back away from the horrors of addiction in creating BugHouse, but the artist’s real game is depicting the joy of music in the language of comics, with his signature fluid brushwork.

Dog Boy Choice Cuts & Happy Endings $36.99 Oversize trade paper graphic novel, 328 pages (2023)
The 328-page oversize volume collects the best of Lafler’s pioneering 1980’s alternative comics magazine title Dog Boy, known for its undulating psychedelic twists, coupled with low-brow tropes that border on slapstick.
The date is 1983—early dawn in the alternative comics movement. Steve Lafler, bohemian cartoonist, taps into his unconscious mind and finds his inner Dog Boy: An unruly man-child equipped with a Golden Retriever head. 

1956 Book One $9.95
1956 Movie Star $12.99 / two graphic novelas, over 100 pages of comics (2001-2002)
This “what if” take on mid-century Manhattan is the jolly conceit of cartoonist Steve Lafler in 1956 Movie Star—enjoy as you lean into that transcendent Coltrane solo over a martini just past midnight in New York City, smack in the center of 1956.

Prometheus’ Gift $10 comic book (1991) Venmo or PayPal only.
This was a reckoning, a reset. I was compelled to explain myself to myself during a marathon cartooning session.
I cleared my room and hung 32 pieces of 11″x17″ bristol on the wall.
I powered up on sinsemilla skunk and peet’s coffee and ran around the room building up images and story on the blank pages. Jack Kirby was cited stylistically right off the bat to start things up. The marathon session stretched to a second day, and rounded midnight into a third day, a wee nap here and there, and I had a personal & truly weird tale to share in comic book format.

The Quick & Dirty Dog Boy $12. This book is Payday or Venmo only, please see instructions below. This short volume is a companion title to the massive Dog Boy Choice Cuts & Happy Endings collection. IT represents some of the Dog Boy material that is more topical, a bit less free form/psychedelic. OK so it also includes the sex scene in the pool with the cute mermaid. 56 pages, trade paperback. Debuts at the SPX Expo comic show in September 2023!

PayPal or Venmo Ordering Instructions:

Please include your name, address, items you’d like, and price.

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Prices include postage. Everything is securely packed. Anything damaged in transit will be replaced at no additional cost.

Please note! This catalog page is a work in progress. I’ll update it soon with more of my graphic novels.

Rots of Rove,


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