This One Summeris a finely nuanced portrait of pubescents at the dawning of their age of sexuality that will have readers slowing down if not stopping in their tracks to pause and soak up every line of this amazing work. The Tamaki cousins enter Hernandez brothers territory here, with their deftly characterized and deeply empathic portraits of each pen & ink participant in the drama that unfolds on these pages. There are echoes, too, of Charles Burns’sBlack Hole, in the presentation of the protagonists' stumbling upon detritus strewn outdoor settings that stand as a synecdoche forinnocence’s discoveringthe mysteries of sexual...
This startlingly well produced Big Book, the latest from the greatest full grown adult comics whiz kid, that literary minded artistic genius and graphic technician extraordinaire who possesses what could possibly be the most divided consciousness in a fully-functioning adult in the known world -- yes, that's right, Mr. Chris Ware -- collects material previously presented in the comics periodical Acme Novelty Library #7 & #15 (AKA Acme Novelty Big Book of Jokes #1 & #2 ) published by Fantagraphics, along with plenty of finely crafted, bruising new work with which it has been seamlessly integrated, all bundled together in an...
It's Here! What more do you need to know? Well, for starters, Love and Rockets has returned toits original magazine size format, that it last appeared in, dare we say it --last century! This time around, however, we are treated to a nice, heavy, stiff coverstock that will better withstand the repeated readings each issue is sure to receive, and which makes for a greater feel of permanence and durability. As for the contents of this first issue, we can't say, as it only just arrived; but we doubt you need to hear any superlatives here to convince you that this is something you should be picking up. The grand voyage continues...
Stop the presses! It's a NEW comic by the long-hibernating Kevin Huizenga. Not only is it new, it's limited to a mere 150 copies! Not only is it limited, it sports a cardstock, two-color risograph cover! Not only that, it's only $5! Start off 2016 by rising to the challenge presented by immersing yourself in the perplexing world of Huizengian Structures. You may only have this one chance, don't miss it!
BACK IN STOCK!
Lynda Barry's classichybrid illustrated novel (that was successfully adapted to a play) at last returns to print in its first hardcover (and nicest yet!) edition, from Drawn & Quarterly (natch'). Set in the Seattle of the late 1960s,The Good Times Are Killing Me presents a bittersweet portrait of an adolescence in whichexposure to the toxic effects of racism occurs simultaneously with a revelation of the redemptive uplift ofmusic; music oftencreated by those who suffer the most from those toxiceffects...
Check out this excerpt on Rookie Mag.
Hot off the press! An all-new work by Connor Willumsen!
Sayeth Koyama: "Join an oneiric odyssey through a slacker second life.Reality’s grip is loosened as Spyda and Lynxa explore a potentially constructed environment that shifts between dystopic future and constructed virtual present. Like a form of multistable perceptual phenomena,Anti-Goneexists in ambiguity."
8.5 x 11” |120 pages, B&W |trade paper
Bonus Fun Fact: Conor Willumsen – along with Noel Freibert and Patrick Kyle –will be at Copacetic from 6 to 8pm on the evening of Thursday 21 September, to jointly celebrate the release of their recent releases, including this one. Mark...
Chester Brown is one of the greats of cartooning. His bravery in baring all in pen and ink is unmatched, in our opinion, even by the legendary R. Crumb, in whose footsteps he follows, and who, quite fittingly, has provided the introduction to this work. InPaying for It, a 280 page hardcover that is his first new work in eight years, he bares his soul and reveals a world in which sex is an end in and of itself, a consumer good like any other. Ironies abound as he comparison shops, debates tipping percentages and searches for value. Chester's brilliance as a cartoonist so utterly overshadows his skills as a polemicist, that the book, which...
A propulsive page-turner, this premiere edition ofHip Hop Family Treeis but the first of sixplanned volumes chronicling the rise of Hip Hop from a low-budget entertainment staple of mid-1970s social gatherings in the Bronx to a globally embraced manifestation of the vitality of US culture. This is the real deal as only a comic book can bring it. HHFT has beenserialized on BoingBoingsince the beginning of 2012, but we are here to tell you that its crucial essence only arises in the physical form that has now been unleashed on world.
Turning down the chance to cash in with a New York publishing house and risk having his vision compromised,...
We returned from vacation to discover a massive stack of boxes filled with comics – with an accent on small press. Here's a look at some – with more to follow – starting with a look at a copy from our just arrived restock of Lale Westvind's amazing Grip!
New Comix Skool!
New Ley Lines + 2nd issue of Zak Sally's Folrath
Premier issue of But Is It... Comic Aht?
2 new from Mapeche Studios + a NEW issue of Real Deal!
A BIG stack from Birdcage Bottom Books distro including new releases from Kilgore, One Percent Press, Retrofit/BigPlanet, Silver Sprocket
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