East Side Mags is proud to host Mario Candelaria (Writer) and Karl Slominski (Artist) of Ashes - a riveting tale about perseverance, hard work and overcoming the odds!
Matt always had an easygoing life. Girls liked him, his friends were more like family, and being a firefighter came naturally. Then the accident happened. Now, after the loss of his leg, Matt struggles to cope with his new handicap as he attempts to rebuild his shattered family and once budding career.
Mario Candelaria (Unlawful Good, Epilogue) is a writer and stand-up comedian who is constantly on the lookout for new and imaginative ways to bring an authentic perspective into his work. Originally hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Mario currently resides in suburban Philadelphia where he spends his days honing his craft and trying to figure out what exactly a "Wawa" is.
Karl Slominski (Golgotha, Run Like Hell) is a fringe comics creator whose work has illuminated everything from the depths of underground illustration to the technicolor sidewalks of your favorite neighborhoods. His relentless punk work ethic & ink-slinging have left experts stunned and theorize that he's not of this earth. He currently resides in Upstate New York where he continues to lose sleep to his lifelong endeavor of forwarding the medium of comics.
Karl will be sketching for free but if you want to go "all in" for an AMAZING full watercolor commission ON THE SPOT, you're looking at a bargain of $40!
Don't miss this amazing signing experience for a great book with a fresh take and 2 amazing guys!
UPDATE (5/13/16): East Side Mags is PROUD to announce, in partnership with Z2 Comics, that we have a LIMITED EDITION PRINT available for this signing based off the artwork from ASHES! This LIMITED EDITION PRINT will be $20 and 100% of the proceeds from the print will go to support the MONTCLAIR FIREFIGHTERS FOUNDATION! So excited to see them in person and give back to the community!