Agrippa receives praise

This week has been a great week for my short story and comic book “Agrippa.”

The dystopian future science-fiction garnered praise from blogger Geniver Williams, who said in the Friday, April 12, 2013 debut entry to her blog “Book Freak, Art Geek“:

I will tout works by Sumiko Saulson, local science fiction/ horror writer, whose works Warmth and Agrippa both scared me spitless and occasionally made me cry.

As I mentioned earlier, as of this week the black and white (read: $4) version of the print publication for “Agrippa” is now available at Fantastic Comics in Berkeley. Andrea Henderson picked up a copy of the story in black and white and texted me this high praise after reading it:

“I just read your Zine. It’s so prophetic – reminds me of ‘Parable of the Sower’ by Octavia Butler. I hope Agrippa is the beginning of a series.” 

Just – WOW.

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Cell from “Agrippa”

I would love it if you ran out and bought a copy of it, because I need money to keep churning out these books and comics and things, and besides Fantastic Comics is awesome – who would not want to shop there? But if you want to see if you like it first, you can do that too… since the whole thing is free, online, in color, on DrunkDuck.

You can also buy it online on Amazon, but straight up that’s pricier: it’s $6.50 for B&W and $10 for color.

Speaking of Amazon, it’s got one 4 star review by Steve there:

“Agrippa was very interesting and entertaining. The dystopian setting has a great science fiction element to it that is realistic enough to be believable and frightening concerning what humans are capable of condoning.”

So yea, so far so good. What excites me the most about this praise of Agrippa is, I didn’t ask for it. I didn’t say “oh, can you review my comic?” but instead, people spontaneously expressed enthusiasm for it. And that makes me really, really happy.

“Agrippa” is based on a short story from the short story anthology “Things That Go Bump In My Head.”

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~ by Sumiko Saulson on April 13, 2013.

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