Minicomic Minute: Vengeance at Cackling Mountain

A unique screen-printed book with a sturdy and gorgeous stab-binding!

This book is a real treat, everyone!  Oh boy!  Today, we’re looking at the Shawn Cheng masterpiece Vengeance at Cackling Mountain.  This is one of my favorite minicomics in my collection not only for its story, but also for its construction.  Black paper is printed with various screen-prints and THEN put through a photocopier.  It’s really a beauty!

In the Minicomic Minute, I look at all of the wonderful books that are being made in the indie comic self-publishing scene.  In my opinion, we are really in a golden age of book making.  The quality of books coming from self publishers is breathtaking!  While there are many fine reviewers out there that look at content (I’ll be the first to say that content is king), I’m going to focus on the actual fabrication of these wonderful tomes.  How are the books made?  What simple decisions are self-publishers making to turn a good book into an AMAZING book?  We’ll see!  A new review every Monday!

Vengeance at Cackling Mountain

By Shawn Cheng5.5 x 4.25 minicomic | 48 pages | Screenprinted2005self-published Read Vengeance at Cackling Mountain

Jon Chad