A massive collection of hilarious unpublished work, outtakes, sketches, and more from Turbo Volcano and Omega Ronin creator Mark Bussler.
The Vortex of Insanity returns to confront Time Traveling Space Warrior Mark, Edit-Station 1, Lord Karnage, Ethel the Cyborg Ninja, Heyzoos, and the rest of the CGR Universe in this absurd mashup of characters from Bussler’s 25-year history in comic books and video work. Includes the complete run of The Horrible Octopus, Manga Teacup Cherry Blossom, Disco 8-Track, and more.
- Original 2022 Retromegatrex 2 story and brand-new artwork
- Introduction and commentary from writer and artist, Mark Bussler
- Outtakes, sketches, storyboards, and more for Ethel the Cyborg Ninja, Disco 8-Track, and more
- Complete run of The Horrible Octopus
- CGR Infinity comic book pages, storyboards, and sketches
- Full-size 8 1/2″ x 11″ pages
Bussler collects and comments on his comic book and comic strip work spanning the years 2018-2022 as he transitioned from an entertainment career into publishing, graphic design, and music. However, it wasn’t without challenge, as his humorous comic strip work competed against a growing design and publishing business.
His shotgun approach to writing and illustration resulted in an incredible array of bizarre concepts, sketches, and finished work, collected in this second volume of Retromegatrex. A must-have for fans of any of Bussler’s film, print, or music-producing work.
Table of Contents:
- Retromegatrex 2: Original Story
- The Horrible Octopus
- Disco 8-Track
- CGR Infinity
- Cosmic Death Brick Adventures
- Lord Karnage in the Valley of Moon Wolves
- Manga Teacup Cherry Blossom
- Ethel the Cyborg Ninja
- Omega Ronin
- Magnum Skywolf
- Robot Kitten Factory
- How to Draw Womens’ Eyes Inspired by Classic Illustrations
- Turbo Volcano
About the Writer:
Writer, artist, musician, and publisher Mark Bussler has written more than 100 books and designed over 300 covers for CGR Publishing. Bussler is a professional artist and commercial designer who works in digital and physical media. He created and continues to develop the Robot Kitten Factory series, Retromegatrex, How to Draw Inspired by Classic Illustrations, and other graphic novels and instructional guides. Additionally, he writes history books and photographic history collections such as 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair: The Louisiana Purchase Exposition in Photographs. Bussler previously produced and directed films such as Westinghouse, Expo: Magic of the White City, and the Classic Game Room series. He is the founder and president of CGR Publishing and founder of the industrial synthesizer laser-disco band, Turbo Volcano, the synthwave band Omega Ronin, and the ambient synth group, Seatropica. Bussler produces and hosts the weekly CGR Podcast featuring Turbo Volcano.
About the Publisher:
The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop uses a vast array of computers and digital scanners to restore, preserve, and enhance the classic works of writers and artists from the 19th century. Each new release includes display-quality covers, enlarged covers, and retro fonts. Select books include Dante’s Inferno Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Gustave Doré’s London: A Pilgrimage, The Complete Book of Birds, A Life of George Westinghouse, The Clock Book: A Detailed Illustrated Collection of Classic Clocks, The Aeroplane Speaks, and much more.