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Monthly Archives: May 2014


The long awaited fifth issue of The Lake Erie Monster, an ongoing rust-belt horror anthology comic book created by Jake Kelly (flier artist and muralist) and John G (poster artist and designer behind MELT Bar & Grilled’s graphics) and self-published under John’s Shiner Comics banner, will be released on Saturday, June 7th. A party and art show will be held at BUCKBUCK Gallery, 3910 Lorain in the bustling Ohio City neighborhood. The issue will hit the stands at their regular retailers on the following Wednesday, June 11th.

Fans of ‘The Lake Erie Monster’ have followed the series of events set in 1970’s Cleveland involving a terrifying humanoid-fish monster that comes ashore to attack unsuspecting hoboes, hippies, journalists, cops and teenagers. The intrepid heroes have converged on the abandoned Euclid Beach Park, having tracked the location as the potential nest of the creature from the polluted depths of Lake Erie. Issue five is a double sized, 30 page action packed finale to the epic saga, wrapping up with a thrilling climax!

As an added bonus for their most loyal readers, Shiner Comics will have available an exclusive limited edition of The Lake Erie Monster Summer Special, free to the first 30 people that buy the fifth issue at the release party. This 12 page comic features the horrifying story called The Weight of a Fly, by Jake Kelly.

BUCKBUCK will also have a special, one-night-only exhibit made up of a selection of the original art from the five issues of The Lake Erie Monster comics, all drawn by John G and Jake Kelly.



It’s DONE. The Lake Erie Monster #5. Stay tuned for full details!

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