This stereotype-busting graphic novel subverts 1950s clichés to bring you an utterly wild, pink-tinted trip in Ryan Heshka’s unmistakably cool style. The Mean Girls Club have been laying waste to the town for years, and the power-crazed Mayor Schlomo is hell-bent on their destruction. He blackmails a young mechanic named Roxy to infiltrate the Clubhouse – but her feisty attitude lands her an initiation into the Club instead! Torn between the sleazebag Mayor’s dirty threats and her unexpected friendships with the Mean Girls, Roxy holds the fate of the Club in her hands…
The world of a record dealer is only slightly more respectable than the profession of cartoonist or comic shop owner, as Lorenz Peter knows well. Peter, the award-winning artist behind Dark Adaptation and Chaos Mission, is also a musician and record collector. A few years ago he opened up a small record shop in Toronto called LP’s LPs, and started buying and selling vinyl in earnest. Now we have a sort of record of his years in the vinyl mines in the form of a new graphic novel, a semi-fictional account called On Vinyl, due this spring from Conundrum Press…
Check out the 2018 line-up. You can support individual books or pre-order them all at 50% off.
- All the Sad Songs – Summer Pierre
- Fashion Forecasts – Yumi Sakugawa
- I Love You – Sara Lautman
- John, Dear – Laura Lannes
- Our Wretched Town Hall – Eric Kostiuk Williams
- The Prince – Liam Cobb
- Survive 300 Million 1 – Pat Aulisio
- Survive 300 Million 2: Serpentine Captives – Pat Aulisio
- The Troublemakers – Baron Yoshimoto
- TRUMPTRUMP vol. 2: Modern Day Presidential – Warren Craghead III
- Understanding – Becca Tobin
- The Winner – Karl Stevens
Read more at the Retrofit Comics 2018 Kickstarter.
Ken Meyer Jr.’s latest “Ink Stains” fanzine column is up and focuses on The Golden Age #7, published by G.B. Love in 1971. Check out this Don Newton wraparound cover!
G.B. Love did not only produce the long running RBCC, but this gem, The Golden Age (issue 7)! The Golden Age 7: Winter, 1971 Editor and publisher: G. B. Love Those of you that know fanzines at all most certainly know the name G. B. Love from the long running RBCC. Many know far more than…
More info and lots of interior scans here: Ink Stains 105: Golden Age 7 | ComicAttack
The March minis are currently on their way to all subscription patrons. Hooray!
This month we’ve got:
● Hal Mundane‘s Slow Death of a Pseudo-Intellectual (Wag Rag #5), underground comix about a creative type who overanalyzes and over-agonizes (nope, can’t relate to that, nope).
● Steve Willis‘ As I Recall the ‘Sixties. Originally published in 1983, this mini calls out the remarkable similarities of two decades in American history.
As usual, I’m publishing my annual small press zine, but the focus has changed a bit. I’ve shifted from just covering micro-presses to widely cover small press comics, especially minicomics. So I changed the title from the Micro-Press Yearbook to The Tiny Report. There is still a Micro-Press Yearbook section, with a fold-out chart, but there are also lot of minicomic reviews and interviews with artists.
Read more at: Paper Rocket 2018 Spring Line | THE TINY REPORT
Hi, everybody, just a quick note about the Mini-Comic and Fanzine Database. Since the last update we’ve added 142 new entries and updated another 171 (new data or photos). 29 of those are new fanzine entries by Dana Marie Andra.
One of the most recent additions (above) is Mutt #4 by Jim Conatser. One of these days I’ll manage to complete my Conatser collection. Great stuff.
The March mini-comic is almost wrapped up and will be mailed out soon!
You’ve seen the Database, right?
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.