Root Hog or Die: the King-Cat Documentary on Kickstarter

59d4b29c87bf437235a0daea25e049a9_largeThe modest $5,000 goal has already been met, but it’s not too late to chip in. For just $15 you can get your own copy of Root Hog or Die, the new John Porcellino documentary.

Radiator Comics, a New Small Press Distro

radiatortype2There is a new small press distributor on the scene. Neil Brideau has just announced Radiator Comics, which he describes as a “minicomics distribution company.” You might have met Neil if you’ve ever visited Quimby’s (where he works) or attended CAKE or Chicago Zine Fest (both of which he helped found). I think all that experience will prove useful to this new project.

Radiator currently has 85 titles by 22 authors, and promises to add titles weekly. Since distribution is one of the biggest challenges of micro-publishing, this can only be good thing.

New Physics by Box Brown

IMG_6584_originalI think Box Brown might have cloned himself. I’m not sure how else he draws so many comics while publishing and editing.

New Physics was published by Yeah Dude and it ships in late July.

The Cupcake Award: a Minicomics Award from CAKE

cupcakeannouncementI just got some exciting news from Brian Cremins. CAKE has created a new minicomics award that will debut at the 2015 show. The winner will get a half table at CAKE and a small cash award ($250 towards printing costs), and it will go to an emerging cartoonists (only cartoonists who have yet to have a solo work published by a publisher are eligible). The winner will also get some mentoring from Annie Koyama (who will choose the winner from 20 nominees).

Applications are due August 31.

Rob Kirby’s 2014 Review Round Up

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Rob Kirby offers this review round-up of eleven small press titles from 2014. Bet you haven’t read them all (or even heard of them all, for that matter)! Included are books from Yeti Press, Sparkplug, Czap, Oily, and some self-published titles.

Birthday Sale at Impossible Books, this Week Only

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Impossible Books is an indie distributor based in London (and so this sale will be most useful to those in the UK). They have excellent taste, and micro-pub fans will recognize many of their favorite publishers (Koyama, Retrofit, Oily, Youth in Decline etc.).

Impossible currently has 347 (!) books in their catalog, quite a number. This week only, 101 of those titles are discounted from 9% to 33%.

Since I live in America, I don’t think I’ll be making an order anytime soon. But I will be keeping and eye on their blog, which profiles the new titles and is updated frequently.

Interview with Annie Koyama on Make It Then Tell Everyone

I can’t wait to listen to this interview with Annie Koyama! (Of Koyama Press, of course, the biggest of the littles–and maybe too big to be considered a micro-press.) annie

She was interviewed by Dan Berry, who I’m not familiar with. but look at this comics he made. Looks pretty good!

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