Meet Stan Maksun

- an interview with the devious mind behind the artwork in Prime Cuts, Vol. 2!

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A Taste For Revenge

By Tim Sulka

As the old saying goes, “revenge is a dish best served cold.” The idea behind that, of course, is the longer you obsess, wait, plot, plan, scheme and stew, the better revenge will taste when finally executed – like Restaurant Wars on Top Chef! But does revenge really taste better cold? And what comes with it? “Oh, waiter, I’ll have a side of sour grapes and smac n’ cheese with that cold revenge I ordered.”  “Hot” revenge suggests that a deed committed in the moment, with immediacy and passion, has many more chances to go awry and may not ultimately be as satisfying or interesting.

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A Different Kind of Hunger Games

By Tim Sulka

The setting for the graphic novel, Prime Cuts, is the fictional subdivision of Pure Springs, USA. It’s a microcosm of a world gone bad – chewed, swallowed, digested and regurgitated – in a hurry. The culture of Pure Springs is much like our own, where consumerism has dominated and its people are the kind of folk that “have to have everything - now!” To make matters worse, there’s a world-wide meat shortage (mad cow disease or too much meat consumption?) and as Jimmy the Trucker tells Todd Sweeney, “Man’ll slash your throat to get the last bite of your kosher hotdog.” It’s rough out there! The landscape is barren and dead; most every hamburger joint has gone out of business, but let’s face it, the world is still hungry.

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The Part Time Pagan

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How a nun traumatized me on Hallowe’en

By Tim Sulka

Who knows why, but when I was six years old, I wanted nothing more than to be a witch for Hallowe’en. Back then, costumes weren’t very elaborate or expensive; my parents bought us the cheap, comes-in-a-box kind with cheesy plastic masks and flimsy satiny fabric. Luckily it was flame retardant!

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