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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Of Zombies, Bands, and Spaztic Colons: Angry Drunk Graphics Keeps the Beer Money Flowing

Back in the mid-nineties, artist Steve Vincent and friends were trading comics for beer at summer concerts and eventually ended up touring with some of the bands around the country. There they met more artists, and were struck by an idea--why not publish independent comics and promote independent bands? They figured that while they might not get rich, they'd probably make enough cash to keep to keep the beer money flowing--and thus was Angry Drunk Graphics (ADG) born.

This New Jersey-based cabal of artists publishes fun titles like Vincent's Spaztic Colon series and "Odd Tales," of which Lollipop magazine said, "This is Edward Gorey and Shel Silverstein after they finish off a handle of Jack and double team Mother Goose." At the ADG website, you can also purchase Escape from New Jersey, "the best drinking game ever made," download music and purchase a variety of odd toys and stickers--among them, the Zombie Family Pack.

That's right--it's the zombie version of those ubiquitous stick figure people so often found on the backs of minivans and SUVs. The entire stick-figure fam-dam-ly, zombified. (In case you couldn't tell, the sheer genius of this astounds us.) These stickers feature, of course, that all-important URL,

Why did Steve and friends choose Custom Sticker Makers? "Over the 10 plus years that we have been doing this we've used a lot of different sticker companies," he told us. "Custom Sticker Makers have a fast turn around and great quality, but I think the main reason we use CSM is because a while back, they actually called us and suggested a cheaper way to make our stickers." He goes on to note that not many companies will help their clients save money at the company's own expense.

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