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



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


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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Magic Whistle #14 by Sam Henderson

MagicWhistle14CoverLayout39e7d8This cover tickled me. I’m glad to see Alternative Comics is putting out Sam’s work out on the regular. Buy it here.

New Books from Domino Books Distro

Austin English just announced several new titles in the Domino Book distro, including the zine by James Ulmer pictured below.

Austin publishes a number of titles each year through his micro-press, Domino Books, and he distributes quite a few more. Domino is one of the best one-stop-shops for micro-pubs that could be described as avant-garde and hard to find, and they have a good selection of titles by non-American artists.