Saturday, May 4, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The End is Near

Cover by Bobby Mono (disregard the cover price)
I've been putting this off for a long time obviously, but I decided to finally make a post letting everyone know that after 5+ years, Candy or Medicine will end with the next issue. There are a number of reasons: personal problems, unemployment (and money troubles that go along with it), lack of motivation, the comic has served its purpose, lack of sales/interest, etc., but I won't go into all the gory details. I've had a lot of fun making this comic, have met a lot of really great people and seen some cool artwork. I want to thank everyone who has been involved or supported it. I'm not necessarily quitting comics altogether, and there are a couple unfinished books I'd like to publish in the next year or two.

To send it off in style, I'm going to make a mega-sized final issue. It will be a FREE downloadable PDF. I have a lot of artwork in already, but I'll take everything I can get if you want to still be included. The deadline is April 15, and I hope to have the issue out sometime by the end of June. Thanks again.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

T-Shirt Clearance Sale

I have a few leftover t-shirts I'd like to get rid of, so I thought I'd have a clearance sale. These are all the shirts I'm going to have for a while. Here is what's available:

Medium brown shirt with red ink (The print didn't turn out good): $6 shipped
Medium yellow shirt with black ink (Looks awesome! Think I might keep it.): $8 shipped
Large red shirt with black ink: $8 shipped
Large white shirt with black ink: $8 shipped
X-Large white shirt with black ink: $8 shipped

E-mail me at if you're interested.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Call for Submissions

Call for submissions: I need some artwork from all y'all. Send me anything (unpublished) that ya got for a big mega-issue that will be out this fall. More details coming soon. Deadline is August 31. Dimension are 4.25" wide x 5.5" high, 300 dpi grayscale JPEG or TIFF. Tell your friends! Send art to info (at) candyormedicine (dot) com.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

News & Notes, May/June Edition

Here's what's been going on lately with some Candy or Medicine contributors. I've kind of lost track because there's been so much going on lately.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

FCBD - My Name is Jonah, May 5th 2012

Howdy Folks,

May 5th is Free Comic Book Day over here in Candy or Medicine Land, and coincidentally, the rest of the world. The impending documentary My Name is Jonah is releasing it's 2nd annual FCBD issue on that fateful day. Download it at the website for FREE.

Check out that snazzy cover by Daniel Th1rt3en & Jake Bills!

Past Candy or Medicine alums Tori Holder, Patt Kelley, Sam Spina & [me] JB Sapienza all make contributions to the new issue. Tons of other cartoonists and writers have decided to play in the Jonah-verse this year including, Sean Hartter, Eric Shonborn & Garret Harkawik Look them up, they are worth your time.

Not a Dream! Not a  Hoax! In This issue multiple masses of misbegotten souls will DIE [at the bloody bloody hands of Jonah]!!! [multiple exclamation points, so you know we ain't foolin']

See you on May 5th and junk.

Steve Rogers

Friday, April 27, 2012

SPACE report

I didn't have a table this year, but last Saturday, I had the joy of attending SPACE in Columbus for a couple of hours. It was nice to see some fellow comic buddies (including Candy or Medicine contributors Dan W. Taylor, M Young, Steven Myers and Nate McDonough), as well as meeting some new folks and picking up some new comics. I brought an extra $40 solely to spend at John Porcellino's Spit and a Half table. Below you can see the Kindlin' Quarterly table (with Candy or Medicine Vol. 17 for sale!) and my comic haul.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Volume 17 Out Now

Candy or Medicine Vol. 17 is out now! This issue features "The Training Beard" by Bobby Mono, "Pizza Bill" by Jon Light, some lesser known awareness organizations by M Young, "Dungeon Dudes" by Buttersword, "Waltz No. 7" by Harry Nordlinger and front and back covers by Willard Herman. Good stuff all around.

You can order on the Candy or Medicine Etsy page or click the Paypal button below to order. Sixteen pages for $1.50 shipped.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Volume Seventeen Preview

Candy or Medicine Volume Seventeen will be out in a matter of days. In the meantime, here is the cover, contributor list and a preview page of a comic by the one and only Bobby Mono. This is the first time I've deviated from the classic Candy or Medicine logo on the cover. I'm not sure how I feel about it, but Willard Herman did a bang up job (plus, coincidentally, Bobby Mono did the same same for the cover of this summer's Volume 18), so I thought I'd see how it goes. Your thoughts?

  • Willard Herman (covers)
  • Jon Light
  • M Young
  • Buttersword (MC and Jen)
  • Harry Nordlinger
  • Bobby Mono

Friday, March 30, 2012

News and Notes, March Edition

You can tell it's been slow around here from the lack of updates. There will be a new issue of Candy or Medicine out next month, so expect to see some previews soon. Also, because of unforeseen circumstances, I will not be attending SPACE next month.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

News and Notes, February Edition

Should I say something about Leap Day here? Or about how I haven't blogged since the last News and Notes? NOWAI!!! That's lame.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Volume Sixteen Out Now

Candy or Medicine Volume Sixteen is on sale now! There's a lot of awesomeness in this issue, starting off with an awesome cover by Emi Gennis as well as 14 equally as awesome pages by Nate McDonough, Harry Nordlinger, Jim Gullet, Andy Nukes and Robert Dayton. We laugh in the face of the rising price of commodities and still offer this amazing issue for the cost of just one measly dollar!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Call for Submissions

From Mr. Bobby Mono:


For 2012 I'd like to do a new vampire themed anthology entitled "Too Many Damn Draculas". So I will be looking for a bunch of awesome humor-oriented comics about Dracula or Vampires, and if it's not too much to ask....the punchline should be a take off of the phrase "Too Many God Damn Draculas."  I'm looking for some cover art and illustrations, and if you're not an ace in the writing
department, I have several ideas for scripts that I'd like to see but don't have the wherewithal to accomplish.

So here are the project guidelines:

The art should fit on a A5 size sheet of paper (aka 5.5" x 8.5" or 148 x 210 mm)
Grayscale or B&W
300 or 600 dpi in jpeg or psd format
Deadline-----No hard deadline yet but we'll say early May.

And you can send your beautiful Draculastrations to or forward your beautiful Draculaquestions to:


Bobby Mono