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ALL FIVE ISSUES of The Lake Erie Monster comic, including the long awaited Issue FIVE, are readily available at the majority of our Cleveland area retailers listed in the BUY THE COMIC page of this site. They are also available to order online at SHINER COMICS, now with no extra charge for shipping!


For a limited time Shiner Comics is offering a SET of ALL FIVE issues, PLUS a FREE copy of The Lake Erie Monster Summer Special! Exclusively at the Shiner Comics Store. This is limited to 10 sets, and they’re going fast!

ALSO: in case you missed it, Shiner Comics now has a sweet tumblr page: Feel free to follow, and spread the word!


Finally! The long sold out first issue of The Lake Erie Monster horror anthology comic by J. Kelly and John G is BACK IN PRINT! Copies of this 2nd edition of The Lake Erie Monster #1 are currently available to BUY ONLINE over at the SHINER COMICS STORE. The issue will be hitting all of our fabulous retailers first thing next week!

Mid-Ohioans! Both J. Kelly and John G will be at. SPACE (the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo) in Columbus, Ohio THIS WEEKEND! They’ll have copies of all four issues of The Lake Erie Monster. This is the first time Shiner comics will have be officially appearing outside the comfy confines of Cleveland, so come say “Hello”!

In other news, the FIFTH issue of The Lake Erie Monster is also finished! We’re still working on the package and designing all the ads, but stay tuned! News about the release is forthcoming!


The Lake Erie Monster #3 is OUT, and AVAILABLE at all of our retailers! Check the “Buy The Comic” section of this page, we’ll be updating regularly as we add more locations. You can also order the issue from the Shiner Comics Store online, along with many other Shiner Comics products!

Today, December 22nd, 2012, Blue Arrow Records will be throwing a Last Minute Holiday Shopping Party, and both John G and Jake Kelly will be in attendance with copies of The Lake Erie Monster #3, #2, and even a very limited number of copies of the first edition of The Lake Erie Monster #1 that they’ve brought out of their personal reserves!

Announcing the long awaited third issue of The Lake Erie Monster! Release party will be Saturday, December 22nd at Blue Arrow Records (16100 Waterloo, Cleveland). Further details will be posted soon!

The Lake Erie Monster is featured on the cover of this week’s Cleveland Scene Magazine! We made it into this week’s From The Dork Side column by Michael Gallucci! Read the article here: It Came From Cleveland!

Big huge thanks to our dude Aaron Sechrist for doing such an incredible design treatment with our cover art! Check out his own website:!

For new visitors to the site, the best way to grab a copy is by hitting up one of our local retailers we’ve got listed HERE: Buy The Comic! For anybody not local to Cleveland, the best way is still to order it by way of the Shiner Comics Store.

We are still working on getting a digital version available, but it should in the next few days!

This is the poster we’re giving away with the first 30 copies of The Lake Erie Monster #1 purchased at the release party this Saturday, March 31st at Blue Arrow Records. It’s a vibrant full color 12″ x 18″ matte card stock poster, signed and numbered.

This is the very first time Jake Kelly and John G have ever collaborated on the actual drawing, not just working on the art separately. Jake drew the girl on the rocks in the foreground then handed the drawing board over to John, who finished it by drawing the Lake Erie Monster coming out of the lake behind her, and coloring it.

Here’s a photo of the finished printed comic, the poster, and some buttons! Also available will be The Lake Erie Monster movie posters, the Ten Imaginary Movie poster sets, and a handful of other Shiner Comics that we still have in stock.

Announcement for the Release of The Lake Erie Monster #1, the new comic book by John G and Jake Kelly

A little over a year ago, local artists John G and Jake Kelly collaborated on an art show called TEN IMAGINARY MOVIES. For the show Jake created ten full size posters for made up films: z-grade horror flicks, 70’s sci-fi trash and giant monster movies. John was responsible for creating the phony ephemera that heightened the illusion of reality: movie stills, VHS boxes, action figures and comic book adaptations.

The fake comic book adaptations were for the Cleveland-set THE LAKE ERIE MONSTER, and once the show was over the pair decided to continue their collaboration and turn this imaginary comic book adaptation, of an imaginary film, into a reality. Jake scripted a toxic waste monster story set in 1970’s era Cleveland and John created appropriately dark and compelling artwork. They are serializing the epic tale over the fist five issues of the ongoing series, each also containing brand new supplemental horror stories by the artists. The result is a Rust-Belt horror anthology, complete with a cackling host (a zombified Commodore Perry) and presented in full, eye-gouging color.

To celebrate the release of the first issue, the duo are having a party at BLUE ARROW RECORDS (16001 Waterloo Rd.) on Saturday, March 31st from 6-9pm. There will be a limited edition art print for the first 30 who buy the book. John Neely (of “the BIG O” radio show, as heard on 89.3 WCSB) will be spinning Cleveland and greater Ohio punk rock records.

The Lake Erie Monster #1 will be available in area stores and for mail order online at the Shiner Comics Store in April.