Oddgod Press
Circa 2003


 

Jesse Bausch and Patrick Godfrey created Oddgod Press to display theirs talents as well as most of the talent in Richmond, Virginia into making comics.
Content is from the site's 2003 archived pages.

 

 

About Oddgod
A short history of the baby...

Oddgod Press wasn't created the same way most of God's creatures are brought into this world, oh no. Sure, there was lots of grunting and sweating, but not much in the way of (ahem) physical
contact. (See, we're all germ freaks and we work in separate rooms.)

Anyway, the seeds of Oddgod were sown when Jesse Bausch and Patrick Godfrey collaborated on "Working Late" for nextcomics. Soon after they heard about some fancy method of getting their funnybooks to people called the "print medium."

Skeptical at first, the two eventually gave in to the cries of the misanthropic masses and made themselves some comic books. Next thing they knew they had corraled most of the talent in Richmond, Virginia into making comics for them, and Jesse and Patrick are more than happy to exploit them.

Get this--those suckers actually think they're going to get PAID for this! Can you believe that? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

 


Anthology #1

They're scrappy, desperate and hungry for love! The gang at Oddgod Press reveals their deeper side with stories of love, regret, and the meaning of life. Not really...but there are a number of monsters, dudes with guns, and several high-quality explosions. Fine entertainment for the whole family. Note that issue #2 is being offered through Diamond, but issue #1 is not. Contributors include: James Callahan, Jesse Bausch, Forrest Young, Patrick Godfrey, Joel Priddy (Pulpatoon Pilgrimage), RS Paulette, Reilly Brown.

by Patrick Godfrey
--"I've gotta hurt you now. Don't want to, but the evil's telling me I have to."      

by Joel Priddy
--"now, mister wintergreen, now!"      
 
by R.S. Paulette and Reilly Brown

--"Just wanted to see you. Really."

 


Anthology #2

They're scrappy, desperate and hungry for love! The gang at Oddgod Press reveals their deeper side with stories of love, regret, and the meaning of life. Not really...but there are a number of monsters, dudes with guns, and several high-quality explosions. Fine entertainment for the whole family. Note that issue #2 is being offered through Diamond, but issue #1 is not. Contributors include: James Callahan, Jesse Bausch, Forrest Young, Patrick Godfrey, Joel Priddy (Pulpatoon Pilgrimage), RS Paulette, Reilly Brown.

 by Jesse Bausch and Patrick Godfrey
--"You might not think it, but the eyes are what hurt the most."

by John Ownby
--""We've been gassed!"
 
by Crawdad Jones
--"Script? Now what are you talking abou--?"
  
by James Callahan
--"I'm just an insignificant speck!"
 
by George Tautkus
--"Now I can watch the world go by all I want."      
 
by Reilly Brown
--"Hurry, Ham! These men is trouble!"        

Featuring a wide array of talent, this anthology takes you to other galaxies, inside people's heads, and to all points in between. Come for the pretty pictures and stay for the pathos, humor, excitment, and nachos.



 

Debuting at SPX 2003 is Oddgod's new oversized anthology, Big Dumb Fun! Some of the industry's swankiest new creators will be lending their talents to make Big Dumb Fun one of the biggest, dumbest and most funnest events of the year! Clocking in at a whopping 168 pages, priced cheap at $19.95 retail, and presented as an oversized flip book, this one's guaranteed to make you sweat!

Featuring stories from the likes of:

Jonathan Adams (Truth Serum, Superhim and the Amerikan Fun Starters)
Jesse Bausch (Oddgod Anthology, Strange Detective Stories, D.I.Y.)
Reilly Brown ("Orath the Intergalactic Caveman")
Jim Callahan (Oddgod Anthology, Strange Detective Stories)
Peter Conrad (Attempted Not Known)
Patrick Godfrey (Oddgod Anthology, The Resurrectionists)
Crawdad Jones ("E")
James Kochalka (Monkey vs. Robot, Sketchbook Diaries, Fantastic Butterflies)
Tom Manning (Runoff)
Kagan McLeod (Infinite Kung Fu)
Scott Mills (Trenches, Big Clay Pot, Zebediah the Hillbilly Zombie Redneck Bites the Dust)
Duc Nguyen
Jai Nitz (Paper Museum)
Oura (The Light is Much Too Bright)
John Ownby ("Beaver Man & Woody the Log Boy")
RS Paulette (Oddgod Anthology, The Resurrectionists)
Joel Priddy (Oddgod Anthology, Pulpatoon Pilgrimage)
Rebecca Rice (Weak and Fragile Like a Little Girl)
Ian Sampson
Ben Shannon (Rolling Stone Magazine)
Dash Shaw (Meathaus, Love Eats Brains, Gardenhead)
Josh Simmons (Happy)
George Tautkus (Krunk)
Erica Vess

Now available from Diamond Distribution, shipping in October 2003. Give AUG03 2415 to your retailer, and tell them you want your Oddgod!

 



 

February, 2004 ODDGOD PRESS COLLECTS TOM MANNING’S RUNOFF!
  Oddgod Press is pleased to announce the trade paperback collection for Tom Manning’s cult hit RUNOFF: CHAPTER ONE, reaching stores this April. Written and illustrated by Manning, RUNOFF chronicles the odd occurrences in the small town of Range, Washington. Equal parts horrifying and hillarious, Manning sets the stage in this first trade, establishing a town where something has gone very, very wrong. Collecting the sold-out first four issues of the series, here's what people are saying about RUNOFF: CHAPTER ONE:

"There are many compelling elements that propel the reader through the pages of RUNOFF: brutal murders,metaphysical mysteries, small town politics, helper monkeys - but perhaps the most thrilling is Tom’s ownrestless experimentation with comics storytelling. Acquaint yourself with this new talent while he’s fresh and raw and bloody."
JOEL PRIDDY
Eisner nominated creator of 2002's PULPTOON PILGRIMAGE

"RUNOFF received my full attention from the first page to the last, quite a rare find! Un-put-downable."
KAGAN MCLEOD
Creator of INFINITE KUNG FU

"Raw, imaginative, unexpected and beautiful. Tom Manning's RUNOFF is comics out of bounds and off the leash. Death to comics as usual--this shit crackles!"
RICK SPEARS, writer of TEENAGERS FROM MARS

"If you miss the Twilight Zone of the X-Files, then you should definitely read RUNOFF, a disturbing tale that mixes reality with unlikely in one believable package."
JENNIFER M. CONTINO of www.sequentialtart.com and www.comicon.com/pulse

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Book details
Published by Oddgod Press; due April, 2004
4-color cover / 144 pages, b/w / 8.375" x 10.875"/ perfect bound
Diamond Order Code FEB04 2550
$11.95 US funds
 

January, 2004 REVIEW! Icomics review of Big Dumb Fun!
  BIG DUMB FUN gets told the what-for in a great review by Greg McElhatton at
icomics.com.
December, 2003 NEWS! ODDGOD PUBLISHES RUNOFF!
 

We are pleased to announce that Oddgod Press will be publishing the trade paperback collection of Tom Manning's mighty RUNOFF! The book will collect issues 1 through 4, the first chapter in Tom's horror/mystery epic. Oddgod will also be publishing the ongoing issues starting with #6. Here's what people are saying about RUNOFF:

 

 

"If you miss the Twilight Zone of the X-Files, then you should definitely read Runoff, a disturbing tale that mixes reality with unlikely in one believable package."
JEN CONTINO, comicon.com

"Un-put-downable."
KAGAN MCLEOD, Infinite Kung Fu

"Raw, imaginative, unexpected and beautiful.  Tom Manning's RUNOFF is comics out of bounds and off the leash.  Death to comics as usual--this shit crackles!"
RICK SPEARS, Teenagers from Mars

Click here for a preview of the Runoff TP, and click here to visit Tom Manning's website. Look for RUNOFF: CHAPTER ONE from ODDGOD PRESS in early 2004. More news to come!

October, 2003 RELEASE! Oddgod's oversized anthology BIG DUMB FUN is available now!
  Like great comics? Check out BIG DUMB FUN (Diamond order code AUG03 2415), featuring a veritable who's who of the comics bidness' up-and-coming superstars! Contributors Joel Priddy, Scott Mills, James Kochalka, Dash Shaw, Jai Nitz, Kelley Seda, Jonathan Adams, Kagan Mcleod, Ben Shannon, James Callahan, Oura, George Tautkus, Peter Conrad, Richard Hahn, Patrick Godfrey, R.S.Paulette, Ian Sampson, Rebecca Rice, Erica Vess, Josh Simmons, Crawdad Jones, John Ownby, Reilly Brown, Duc Nguyen, Jeff Sharp, Joe Mirabello, Joseph Holsapple and Tom Manning all sequestered themselves in the secret Oddgod Bunker for eleven years to produce some of the dumbest, funnest comics of their collective careers! Annoy your favorite retailer TODAY to order a copy! Retailers love that!

 



 



James Kochalka


James Callahan
Jesse Bausch, Forrest Young
Jesse Bausch, Patrick Godfrey
Joel Priddy
R. S. Paulette

 



 



Joel Priddy

James Callahan
Joel Priddy
John Ownby
Jonathan Adams
Josh Simmons
Oura

 



 



Crawdad Jones


John Ownby
Patrick Godfrey
George Tautkus
Crawdad Jones
Reilly Brown
James Callahan



 



Scott Mills

 



 



Tom Manning

 



Creator Bios

Some short notes about the inmates...

Jesse Bausch

(writer, "Defined As...", "Alienated", D.I.Y., and Strange Detective Stories)
Jesse Bausch is the writer of several short stories for the Oddgod anthology, as well as the upcoming D.I.Y. and Strange Detective Stories limited series from Oddgod Press. His palms have been kind of sweaty for the last month or two. He's not quite sure why.

Reilly Brown
(artist, "Flashbacks"; writer/artist, "Orath, the Intergalactic Caveman")
Reilly is a college student at Virginia Commonwealth University, where they teach him how to draw. He'll get the hang of it one of these days.
James Callahan
(writer/artist, "Distractions", "Farting is Such Sweet Sorrow"; artist, Strange Detective Stories)
James Callahan is a cofounder of the DaybyDay cult, second only to Scientology in its sway over Hollywood celebrites. Jim says he's in it for the chicks, not the money. We assume by "it" he means prison.
Patrick Godfrey
(writer/artist, "Pretty on the Outside"; artist, "Alienated", D.I.Y.)
Patrick Godfrey lives in Richmond, VA with his wife and two daughters. His parents tell him he's wanted to do comics professionally since he was in Utero, but he doesn't even remember where that is. Texas, maybe? Who knows. Anyway, he sure does like cheese.

Crawdad Jones
(writer/artist, "E: Episode 1"; artist, Anthology # 2 cover)
Crawdad Jones is a legendary blues harmonica session player. His career was ironically never hampered by the fact that he's never been unhappy. We all hate him, in a tough-love sort of way.

Scott Mills
(writer/artist, Zebediah the Hillbilly Zombie Redneck Bites the Dust)
Scott Mills won the 2002 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Story for Trenches (Top Shelf), and might just be one of the most prolific cartoonists out there! Learn all about him at Bubba & Smoot.
John Ownby
(writer/artist, "The Adventures of Beaverman and Woody, the Log Boy")
John Ownby paid someone lots of money to destroy all proof of his existence. When he's cranky he emits a low-yeild "Nuke-ular" pulse from his upper G.I., then blames the dog. John doesn't have any pets.
R.S. Paulette
(writer, "Flashbacks")
Russell Paulette has been trying to write comic scripts since he was six years old. He thinks he's gotten better since those days, though the jury may still be out on that one. Still, he sometimes likes writing
his scripts out in Burnt Sienna Crayola--just for the first draft, though.
Joel Priddy
(writer/artist, "action fun adventure."; artist, Anthology # 1 cover)
Joel Priddy won the 2002 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Debut Comic for Pulpatoon Pilgrimage (AdHouse Books) and is currently on staff with the illustration department at Memphis College of Art.
George Tautkus
(writer/artist, "Krunk")
George Taukus was voted People Magazine's "Sexiest Man of the Year" in 1987. He was only nine years old at the time, so his parents sued the publication and the event was subsequently stricken from all records. George had the shredded cover made into a toilet seat.
Forrest Young
(artist, "Defined As...")
Forrest Young sometimes tries to draw pictures with his drumsticks and play his drums with tubes of paint. And he's the only one who giggles at the implications of all this. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002 with a degree in kicking ass.

 

 

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