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Commune (graphic novel)


4 per item plus $4.28 shipping - - Posted Jul 16, 2017

88 pages, complete self-contained story, 1000 black and white panels, self-published

World's first (nearly) "carbon neutral" graphic novel in comic stores! (I know because I visited and checked and asked around quite a bit. Nobody else was doing this!) How eco printing? Using California's Greener Printer printing methods with tree-friendly recycled chlorine-free paper, vegetable dyes, wind-powered manufacturing and carbon offsetting. (The glue binding is normal, however.)

The text paper has a very nice feel and bright look. The cover has a particularly nice tactile texture, not sure if it's the eco materials or what — but it's not plasticky and it's not that weird waxy coating on some covers. It has a non-offensive less "toxic" smell, just FYI, if you are into book smells. (Sorry, but I am. LOL). You'll want to keep it in a nice dry book shelf. Or let it get dog eared and pass it around. The book receives and displays love well.

The inks are very sharply defined, and the most common question I get is, "You inked all this by hand?" (It has a lot of detailed line work). Indeed! All art is hand inked, hand lettered, hand ruled. Designed inside and out by the artist.

Genre: young adult / dark sci-fi —drama
philosophical/psychological questions, humanity, coping with sadness, some adventure

Synopsis: Three children apparently awaken on a space ship to find there are no adults. What will they discover? What's really going on? Features a unique story telling flow open to individual interpretation. (But there may be only one "real" story going on.)

Normal cover price is $14.95 in US dollars
On Amazon for under $10
But Simbi is the best deal!

This price seems to work with my Simbi economy, I hope it works for you!
If you want a signed/personalized version, let me know before you order and tell me what you want it to feature.

In comic book talk "self published" just means I printed it myself. I actually got a low-interest artist loan from Springboard for the Arts because they liked my project best from a selection of different project proposals. My dad and I, and my uncle, successfully paid off the loan together. So I guess you might say this was a family project! ^u^

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I will ship this item to you within 1-2 weeks

Shipping Costs

You will have to pay $4.28 to cover the cost of shipping

Reviews of Maxeem

May 17, 2018
Awesome work! I love that people are offering comics on Simbi. So cool!
Nov 25, 2018
Maxeeem is up to amazing things and this book is no exception. The thoughtfulness behind it is a joy to be affected by and hold a manifestation of in hands. Thanks so much for your graciousness and conscientious stewardship of the planet to boot!show more
Sep 09, 2017
I'm so excited to read your graphic novel! Looks like a lot of hard work went into it =]
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Aug 29, 2017
Maxeem sent me an awesome graphic novel! Thank you for offering such a great simbi service :)
Aug 03, 2017
Good doing business with Maxeem and even better reading their book!
Aug 03, 2017
Maxwell has provided me with a great comic illustration. I am truly impressed with the story, details and illustrations. Commune is deeply thought pro...voking. Macrame mailed it promptly. I truly recommend this piece of artistic literary masteryshow more
Oct 04, 2018
Fantastic and patient artist. Great to work with.
Sep 24, 2018
Love the axolotl drawing
Sep 24, 2018
Maxeem creates art! The designs took a lot of work but they came out exactly like I wanted! The hellbender salamander is so unique it is my favorite :...)! show more
Sep 20, 2018
I love Maxeems art, this is a true artist!


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About Maxeem Konrardy

About me? Well I will give you a Simbi-me for this site. I want to learn survival and sustainability skills, I want to give, I want to be able to get by without owning a car or a cell phone or a ho...use (Okay so far!) but if I become responsible for things that I didn't intend to, I want them to be shared and special and inspiring of new better ways of doing it. Too much toxic waste and greed and sense of entitlement on the planet. I feel like we all co-care for this world and we should be responsible with our power and privilege so that life is nurtured on every level. I want to share my skills and encourage others to do the same so that technological knowledge doesn't get stuck in an elite economic sphere, but instead is shared with everyone equally to create opportunity and egalitarian situations. I want to express myself as an artist and be an artistic supporter of dreams and optimism. So alright, I believe in maintaining a little mystery and play —put to good use, not to deceive or dominate. To be a true optimist I must understand difficult truths and not ignore them; to develop solutions to problems with others involves constant vigilance for the right opportunities for sharing, appropriate communication, laughter, patience (with others and one's self) and not dominating with a single idea of what is right. I mess up a lot, but that's how I learn. And I won't give up!show more

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