Rodeo #1


Chosen as #8 of Four Color Apocalypse’s Top 10 Comics of the Year 2019

IN THIS ISSUE: Abigail Knox assumes the role of household detective when her mother disappears one morning and a mysterious guest appears the next. “Medium Brew” is a story about memory, family, and imagination that is equally inspired by mid-century Latin American literature and classic funny-pages cartooning. 

PLUS: Rodolfo works the night shift, Maggie burns her house down. 

Summer 2019. 16 pages.
B&W interior with color covers.

Praise for Rodeo #1

Smart, sophisticated, emotionally resonant storytelling that honors its characters and gracefully eschews the numerous traps of easy irony available to it that lesser cartoonists would no doubt succumb to. Stunning, I believe, is the word I’m looking for … I want more Evan Salazar work, and I wanted it before I was even through reading this. What he’s crafted with Rodeo #1 isn’t simply one of the finest debuts of the year — it’s one of the finest comics of the year, period.” – Ryan C.’s Four Color Apocalypse

“It’s always a pleasure to get a mini in the mail from an artist with whom I’m not familiar, only for it to turn out to be excellent. Such is the case with Evan Salazar and his one-man anthology, Rodeo … This is a small, unassuming comic that asks a lot of big questions.” Rob Clough, High-Low Comics

“An extremely solid and satisfying comic … The emotion and storytelling on display in ‘Medium Brew’ are unique. More importantly, Salazar doesn’t miss a beat in conveying exactly what he wants to convey: he has set this comic up to serve his vision, there’s hardly any obstruction that you’d normally see in an ‘issue one’ out-of-nowhere zine. This is a thrill to read and should be a very strong series as it continues.”Austin English, Domino Books

“Highly recommend … a bleak, beautiful vision of domestic malaise and the mysteries of growing up.” – Wig Shop Web Shop

“I’ve been bouncing Rodeo #1 around in my brain for a week…”Optical Sloth

Rodeo #1 • Rodeo #2 • Being a Stray Has Calloused My Paws Vol. 1 • Being a Stray Has Calloused My Paws Vol. 2 • The Ballad of Plain Jane Walker • Rodeo Etc./Extra • Trick Or Treat #2 • Bubbles #10 • Bubbles #11 • Zine Panique Numero Special • Rust Belt Review #2