Out there in the world, right this moment, there are countless independent comic book writers and artists trying to make their mark in the comic world. Silber Media is one of those folks, but instead of sticking on the regular path or taking the new road of digital comics, these guys and gals took an alternative path rarely traveled: mini-comics!
Mini comics aren’t comic books, and they’re not comic strips. They’re kind of a hybrid of the two. Each is about the size of a matchbook, with one panel, one picture, and one or two lines of dialogue on each page, but in the page-turning book format. Basically, you throw a handful of them in your pocket and go wherever you need to go. At a low point in your day, grab a mini-comic and go to town.
Currently, Silber has multiple mini-comic series going on, including Lost Kisses — which follows a lowly stick figure on his bitter, loathing quest for vengeance on a hated ex girlfriend; as well as Worms — a nightmare of a story that sees a girl waking up in a mysterious hospital, tied to her bed and attached to an IV with worms in it that slowly work their way into her system.
What’s truly amazing about these books is that the creators are able to tell a complete story with art in such a small format. These mini-comics go beyond small, they are teeny tiny and, thankfully, quite affordable.
You can head over to Silber Media’s website to see all they have to offer, or you can head straight to the Lost Kisses page, or the Worms page to check them out. At the pages you can watch videos of the comics, or you can pay the really, really low amounts to get the aforementioned physical mini-comics sent to you.
Worms is written by Brian John Mitchell, with artwork handled by Kimberlee Traub; Lost Kiss is all Mitchell.