Following on the heels of Tablegeddon, Rob Kirby announced that he will be publishing another themed anthology later this year. It will be called Pratfall and it’s all about calamity and accidents. I’m digging his contributor list, so I’ll be sure to snag a copy when it’s available.
From the CollectionReptile House 1 (2019). They dub themself the “Philly lowbrow comix quarterly.” It definitely has an underground vibe. I want to use the calendar but then my copy won’t be mint! Picked up at Desert Island. #minicomicMe + My Guts by Gino Dal Cin (2019). I related to this comic about IBS a lot. Picked it up at Desert Island. #minicomicNeil Jam 8 by Neil Fitzpatrick (2001). I never took a deep dive into Neil Jam but I like the visual style here. #minicomic134 Mahana’im St. by Keren Katz (year unknown, around 2017?). A short comic about a memory from childhood, shared on a first date. #minicomicAmarinthe by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (year unknown, around 2017?). The title means eternal. This is a short pretty love poem. #minicomicGoiter by J.R.D. Pettinger (year unknown, around 2016?). Bitter humor in the vein of Brunetti or Clowes. This page is my favorite. #minicomicRem 1 by M. R. Trower (2014). The first part of a sci-fi story. (Or is it fantasy?) Neat world and premise. #minicomicEat to Survive 7 by Jeff Mahannah (2017). Sick in both meanings of the word: cool and kinda gross sometimes. #minicomicPursuit by Samuel Hayes (date unknown, around 2018?). A trippy miasma of doodles. There seems to be some narrative here but it’s hard for me to follow. Impressive drawing, no dead space. #minicomicThe Spider Grandmother by Steve Teare (2015). A lovely Risograph scene report of a Burning-Man-esque event I hadn’t heard of. I assumed it was nonfiction, but maybe not? #minicomicGirl Hero 3 by Megan Kelso (1994). Now I’m just missing issue 4. Help a girl out!PMS Emotions by Hyesu Lee (2019?). Funny short comics about being an adult in New York. #minicomicDiary of a Monster by Karen Sneider (2019). Effing hilarious. #minicomicSorry there have been so few posts lately. I’m moving my studio and library so my collection is inaccessible at the moment. I should be posting again next week!The Plunge by Emi Gennis (2016). Published by Kilgore Books. A very researched but also poignant true story about the first person (a woman) to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel. #minicomicSay Her Name by Bianca Xunise (2018). Poignant essays about racism and the black experience. The stories are upsetting but the surprisingly cute art style makes them easier to absorb and reflect on, I think. #minicomicDaily Outfits of Chinese Young People by Neko Jiang (2018?). A limited edition art zine. Really nice color and production. #zineI Feel Weird 4 by Haleigh Buck (2019). Personal, intense, and very detailed. Should get the Letterer of the Year award! #minicomic #spx2019West Side 1 by Tom Daly (2019). A gritty crime story set in bad old New York. These pages are a feast for the eyes! #minicomic #spx2019Unhealthy by Sarah Winifred Searle and Abby Howard (2019). Two intimate tales about living with body shaming and disorder eating.