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Database update

Hi, folks, just a quick update. This past week I’ve added 113 new entries to the Mini-Comic and Fanzine Database and updated another 55 (additional data, additional photos, improved photos, etc.).  We’re well on our way to 10,000.

If you’re curious about how much work remains let me just say this: I’m currently working on a virtual pile of donated scans in which there are literally 18,000+ files to go through. And that’s just from one source.

I also wanted to let you know I’m working on a new reward (or two) for Patreon patrons. I can’t really say any more right now but I think you’ll like it.

Thanks for your support and Happy New Year!

–Rick

 

Source: First update of 2017! | Poopsheet Foundation on Patreon

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International anthology Stripburger #68 now out

Another beautiful issue of Stripburger has arrived from Slovenia! This one’s got comics and art by Anna Ehrlemark (Sweden), Bruno Borges (Portugal), Erik Svetoft (Sweden), Izar Lunaček, (Slovenia), René Rogge (Germany), Sorina Vazelina (Romania), Till Lukat (Germany), Peter Kuper (USA), Zoran Smiljanić (Slovenia), Olaf Ladousse (Spain), Jorge Quien (Chile/Argentina), Simon Mackie (UK), Kalle Landegren (Sweden), L.L. de Mars (France) and Sanja Pocrnjić (Slovenia).

From Stripburger:

Right before the end of the year, a new selection of comics from here and there sees the light of day in a country surrounded by razor wire. This 68th issue of Stripburger again brings forth a various and diverse selection of independent comics from all over the world. 96 pages of the magazine carry a good dozen (and more) of domestic and foreign artists, including both familiar names and new pleasant discoveries.

Till Lukat, a young wandering comics artist deliberates on the occasional usefulness of thinking inside the box for comics creators in his editorial. A frame or a skeleton of comics narratives can also be made of different events, characters, fragments of everyday lives, motives and quotes from art history, literature, pop culture … surely this year’s last issue of Stripburger will convince you of this! As the Swedish comics artist Anna Ehrlemark says in her interview: “You can tap into reality and fish things out of there.” What follows is a sharpening of view until a detail stands out from the rest, stands on its feet and begins a new life in its new shape. On the other hand, Peter Kuper, a seasoned veteran of American comics, shows us in his latest comics story aptly titled Trumped that reality can sometimes surpass even the craziest work of fiction.

The second interview is dedicated to a domestic comics heavyweight champion and a long distance runner Zoran Smiljanić who confesses that Slovenia is the land of “artist’s comics”, inspite of “the domestic comics see the light of day as a result of enthusiasm, stubbornness, madness, obsession and a hefty dose of stupidity, both from artists and publishers.”

Of course, dear reader, there is no need to convince YOU to support such stupidity, or, shall we say, independent comics production that stands out of the box, right? Right!

May tomorrow’s comics be even better!

COMICS UNBOXED: with Anna Ehrlemark, Zoran Smiljanić and many others! November 2016, 96 pages, cover: Anna Ehrlemark

Source: Stripburger » Stripburger 68

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The Digest Enthusiast #5, new from Larque Press


Not comics but this title features lots of folks who should be familiar to mini-comic and fanzine readers. This issue, for example, contains contributions from Brad W. Foster, Bob Vojtko, Michael Neno, Joe Wehrle, Jr., Clark Dissmeyer, Brian Buniak, Gary Lovisi, Tom Brinkmann and, of course, Richard Krauss.

Check the Larque Press website for more info and back issues.

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Copy This! #34 out now


The December issue’s got a Joseph Tenney cover and interview plus mini-comics news. It looks like the January issue (out any moment now, probably) will be an all-art issue.

For ordering info email D. Blake Werts. You won’t regret it.

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Origins of Irish fan publishing (pre-UK fanzines)

  In December 1966, 50 years ago now, a 15-year-old Irish teenager called Tony Roche did a remarkable thing. He published the first issue of a comics fanzine called The Merry Marvel Fanzine. W…

Source: Secrets of Ireland’s first-ever comics fanzine, featuring art by young Paul Neary, revealed | downthetubes.net

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Baxter Stock fanzine coming from DC in the 80s


Should be out this month. Keep an eye on the website (or maybe Facebook) for more details.

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Minicomic of the Month Club 2017

The new Minicomic of the Month Club offerings for 2017 are up. Take a peek at some of what Australia and New Zealand have to offer.

An annual subscription to fine minicomics from Australian and New Zealand cartoonists and storytellers. Twelve comics from twelve artists in 2017

Source: Minicomic of the Month Club 2017

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Stitches: The Graphic Navel, new from Cremo Studios

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My Dream Comic, new from Ryan Cecil Smith

Welcome to 2017! I made a zine that was written in a dream: My Dream Comic. Small size, 16 pages, risographed in 5 pages. Ships today from Los Angeles, only $5.

Source: Screentone TV — Welcome to 2017! I made a zine that was written in…