Have you seen this crazy thing? It’s a full-color jam comic by 25 artists in which each artist only saw the page before theirs. When all the drawings were done Billy McKay wrote a story around them (in rhyming verse even). The other artists are Billy McKay, Marc Palm, Max Clotfelter, Jeff Heidel, Dale Martin, Ryan Holgerson, Micah Liesenfeld, Chad Woody, Henry Knoth, Warren E. Elliott, Jimbo Easter, Nate McDonough, Andrew Goldfarb, Adam Yeater, Jesse Thomas, Oryan McGowan, Joseph Tenney, Pam Bliss, Suzanne Baumann, Carrie McNinch, Jason Young, Bruce Orr, Bob Corby, Tom Cherry and Bob Vojtko. Pretty great list!
You can pick this one up (and other good stuff) in Billy’s Etsy shop.
Simon Mackie’s been drawing small press comics for a long time but this is his first ever mini! And a micro mini at that. It’s actually been out a while now but do check in with him to see if it’s still available. If it’s not, I’m sure he can point you to something equally as entertaining.
Brian Horst is printing up new minis all the time. Drop him a line and see how to get some for yourself. Some of the latest include Laffs #2 and Things I’ve Gotten Pretty Good at in the Last Three Years.
If you’ve been around mini-comics for a while or have read up on their history you’ve probably seen work by Clark Dissmeyer (also known as CAD). He’s been an incredibly prolific creator for decades even when not making a large effort to get the work out to the public. Although he’s dabbled in a variety of genres and approaches, The perfectly titled Through the Basement Window: The Collected Comix of Clark A. Dissmeyer 1984-1986 is a solid collection of some of his darker, spooky and sometimes macabre comics work. This is a 160-page trade paperback edited by longtime collaborator Marc Myers and designed by Richard Krauss.
Here’s an excerpt (taken from the book) from an unpublished 1984 interview that offers some insight into Dissmeyer’s approach as a creator:
“I want to avoid the familiar stereotypes, archetypes and cliches of comics — funny animals, heroes, continuing character humor, slapstick, ‘topical’ satire, straight gag formats, EC imitation, etc. I want to do good non-cliched horror comics, vignettes and short stories. To conduct experiments in narrative without falling into RAW-like obscurantism, and in structure to develop an individual visual vocabulary.”
You can see an incomplete list of his output at the Database. Many of those minis and zines are hard to find so this collection would be a great start for those unfamiliar with his work.
Through a Basement Window can be purchased at Amazon or, no doubt, by contacting publisher Marc Myers.
Scott Davis’ ongoing print catalog of small press comics chugs along. This one includes entries from Cyanide Milkshake (Liz Suburbia) to The Dirty Old Lady Digest (Jabberwocky Graphix). Full-color cover scans are sprinkled throughout.
It’s available for $4.00 via Paypal (storeyteller (at) comcast (dot) net) or cash/check in the mail, trade or for information about minis you’ve published or ones that you own.
All the previous issues (except for the first issue, I think) are still available for $4 each or trades/info.
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This month’s mini is Th’ Usual Suspex! by Gary Fields. As a bonus, orders will also come with a random golden oldie by Brian Horst while supplies last.
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The September 2017 mailing includes two minis. First up is Wag Rag #2 with comics and art by Hal Mundane, Andy Nukes, Caesar Meadows, Billy McKay and Roger Langridge.
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Shawn Eisenach publishes his drawings in a weekly zine of which at least 116 pages have been published so far. The new set above doesn’t seem to be up at the wholewheattoast shop yet but I’m guessing it will be soon.
Source: Shawn Eisenach on Instagram
“BOTTOMS UP! True Tales of Hitting Rock-Bottom” is an anthology collecting real stories of bottoming out from alcoholism, drug dependency, sex addiction, body dysmorphia, pornography addiction and more. These stories have been adapted into comics by a team of incredibly talented and diverse cartoonists
Edited by J.T. Yost
– Josh Bayer (title page)
– Haleigh Buck
– Kevin Budnik
– Josh Burggraf
– Max Clotfelter
– Peter S. Conrad
– Nate Doyle
– Rachel Dukes
– Chad Essley
– Mike Freiheit
– Tatiana Gill
– Danny Hellman (back cover)
– Jordan Jeffries
– Gideon Kendall
– Victor Kerlow
– Brendan Kiefer
– Sara Lautman
– Lizz Lunney
– Daniel McCloskey
– Chris Monday
– Fred Noland
– Adam Pasion
– Ben Passmore (front cover)
– Simon Petersen
– Summer Pierre
– John Porcellino
– Gillian Rhodes
– Matt Rota
– Kevin Scalzo
– Holly Simple
– Karl Stevens
– Michael Sweater
– Meghan Turbitt
– Noah Van Sciver
– Elaine M. Will
– Jess Worby
– George Wylesol
– Adam Yeater
– J.T. Yost
Published by Birdcage Bottom Books
6″ x 9″, 256 pages. $15
Full-color covers with b+w interior. Perfect-bound
Source: BOTTOMS UP! True Tales of Hitting Rock-Bottom – Birdcage Bottom Books