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The Ragbox, Chapter 5

Ragbox Ch 5

Everyone’s on equal footing at the salon. Everyone except the ladies with scissors in their hands. Stylists Angel and Desiree run their little corner of The Ragbox neighborhood exactly as they like. Only an appearance from salon’s slum lord owner can remind them who’s really in charge. But the recent changes in The Ragbox seem to have shaken Desiree… and awakened her entrepreneurial spirit.

Chapter five, The Salon, is a standalone mini-story within the larger arc of Dave Kender’s The Ragbox series. Illustrated by Line Olsson.

Mini comic, 20 pages, hand-crafted cover, black and white interior, $5.00

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The Ragbox, Chapter 4

The Ragbox Ch 4: Meet Mr DavisMr. Davis, a decades-long resident of The Ragbox, has witnessed a fair portion of the evolution of the neighborhood. As an active member of the community, he’s even brought some of it about with his own two hands. But he’s seen enough of life to know that this particular change isn’t in his favor. Change always means that something, or someone, is left behind.

Chapter four, Meet Mr. Davis, is a standalone mini-story within the larger arc of Dave Kender’s The Ragbox series. Fans of Mr. Davis can expect to see more of him throughout The Ragbox, an ambitious, twenty-five chapter, twenty-five artist series, chronicling the Ragbox neighborhood during this period of gentrification. Illustrated by Joel Christian Gill.

Mini comic, 16 pages, black and white interior, $4.00

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The Ragbox, Volume 1 (Chapters 1 – 3)

As we enter the neighborhood for the first time, we meet young Roberto and Ana Estevez. After a freak accident kills their parents, the siblings must find a way to survive on their own. Free to pursue their own paths, they discover just how little they can relate to their friends and neighbors in the “Ragbox” district of the city.

The Ragbox is an experiment in artistic styles by writer and creator Dave Kender. Each of the three chapters in Volume 1 is illustrated by a different artist – Mark Hamilton, Braden D. Lamb, and Matthew Reinke. The collective effect is a tapestry of styles as diverse as the fictional neighborhood of the Ragbox itself. Read it online first.

Trade paperback, 52 pages, black and white, $7.00

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