This isn’t about micro-presses, per se. But you’d be hard pressed to find an institution that supports self published and small published comics more than The Center for Cartoon Studies. They are looking for a new operations manager to handle the day-to-day operations of the school. The new candidate will have big shoes to fill. Valerie Fleisher, who has held the position for several years, has been a real asset to the school. Valerie and her family are moving out of Vermont. I wish them luck!
From the CollectionComplex 1 by Chris Kuzma (year unknown, 2011?). Trippy story. Cool drawings. #minicomicShock Therapy 2 by Joe E (1990). Some impressive drawings in here. This short horror story was the best part. Minicomics has a different flair in the early 90s. #minicomicManhole 2 by Mardou (2006). The main story is about the forbidden romance of an affair. Check out Sky in Stereo, I think a new volume is out! #minicomicEveryday by Chris Radtke and others (2005). It’s a crass (somewhat fictionalized? Very fictionalized?) diary illustrated by others, Harvey Pekar style. Some big names in here: Jim Rugg, Bob Fingerman, Marc Bell, Raina Telgemeier (!). #minicomicThese are all the Matt Thurber comics I own. In case you’re curious. (2002-2015) #minicomicGirls Don’t Make Passes at Boys With Mustaches by Sally Madden, aka Sally Bloodbath (2009). whimsical autobio with a lyrical line. #minicomicBadly Drawn Comix by Martha Keavney (year unknown, early aughts?). My favorite part is when the first-person “you” gets drunk and sees double. Very funny. #minicomicMiss Sequential’s Sketchbook 5 by Marissa Falco (2012). It has an old-school zine style that I like, with collage and typewriter text. #minicomicSmbitten by Melanie Gillman (2011). A pretty minicomic from their early years. (During their time at CCS or around then.) #minicomicI Cut My Hair 3 by Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg (2010). She didn’t skimp on the backgrounds in this travelogue. Impressive architecture! #minicomicThanks, Dan Mazur! (I buy minicomics and take donations.) I’ll share some online soon.Komisches Buch 3 (2004). Gotta be by Hellen Jo, right? 15 years old but still awesome. Comes with a cd. (Haven’t played it yet.) #minicomicLast night I had another minicomic party, and a friend requested that I dig up this oldie. Hey, 4-Eyes! 1-3 (2004, 2006, 2009). Edited and published by me! I’m still proud of this 15 years later. #zineGaylord Phoenix 1 by Edie Fake (year unknown, early aughts?). I finally figured out that this character IS the Gaylord Phoenix. I now have issues 1-6! #minicomicAbsolute Power by Joey Alison Sayers (2005). So effing funny. #minicomicUntitled by Lea Murawiec (2019). A wordless sequence of dreamy post-apocalyptic images. #minicomic #angouleme2019Weird Storyzzz 5 (year unknown, but recent). It’s a “Russian comic zine about Russian culture.” Features 27 artists! #minicomic #angouleme2019Men Only #3 published by L’amour editions (2018). It’s an anthology from (I think) an all-woman comics collective. But the author names look like dude names (Leo, Denis, Mario, etc.). If anyone has more info, please share! #minicomic #angouleme2019My Angouleme haul. One stack of French zines, minis, and artist books. The second pile is a bunch of American minis from the 90s and early aughts! I bought them from a former bookseller who was clearing out old stock. Most of it was from USS Catastrophe, a distro run by Kevin Huizenga. (It’s now the name of his personal website.) #minicomicATTENTION! Are you at Angoulême? Do you have a decent camera (digital SLR) and are a decent photographer? I will hire you to take pictures of Spinoff! I had no idea this unofficial CAB-esque comic festival existed! Message me please.