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 CollectionWerewolf, a minicomic series out of CCS from 2010 to 2011. The main tream was Penina Gal, Betsey Swardlick, Josh Rosen, and Nick Patten, with a lot of guest stars. Pages shown: Betsey Swardlick, Laura Terry, Mannie Murphy, Melissa Mendes. The moon on the cover is glow-in-the-dark paint, stenciled on. #minicomicLook at all these great minicomics from the 90s! In order: A Barrel of Monkeys (Roby Newton, 1997), Fear Not (Jeremy Broomfield, 1999), Liliane Minicomix 9 (Leanne Franson, 1992), Deaf Date 1 (Jason Powers, 1997). #minicomicI’ve decided it’s time to pare down my book collection. These are all for sale at very reasonable prices. Well, Rav is very rare so I’ll need to charge a bit more for that. Good trades also accepted!Why do I have two extra copies of Duck Feet? Send me $4 to cover shipping and one of these is yours. The one on the left is a UK edition from Titan.I’m glad Barefoot Gen got reprinted but I treasure my original editions. The cover on the first volume: wow. I wonder who designed it? It’s from Penguin UK, the rest are from New Society Publishers.I enjoyed The Secret to Superhuman Strength, but DTWOF might be my favorite. These babies are available to a good home for $5 each. Check out young Alison Bechdel on the back cover! Cute!I’m going to focus on graphic novels for a bit, not minis. I love these old paperback collection by Lynda Barry. Am I missing any? The Freddie Stories is one of my favorite books ever, and it reads like a stand-alone graphic novella. If I remember correctly, it’s slightly different from the version that appears The Greatest of Marlys.I hate to brag, but I have an impressive collection of Melissa Mendes minis. I think I have a complete run of The Weight? I’m steeling myself to read it. It’s heavy stuff. #minicomicSorry for the lack of posting. I’ve been busy with American Cult, which is now officially published. (Pick it up at Desert Island!) More minicomics soon I promise! @desertislandcomicsLook at the great bunch of zines from Lion’s Tooth! Brightened my day. You gotta check out this great new store in Milwaukee. @lionstoothmkeGet your minicomic grab bags! In an effort to get rid of duplicate copies in my minicomic collection, I’m selling mystery grab bags for $10 and $20 a pop. No junk, that’s the Robyn Chapman guarantee! Supplies are limited! My store link is in the bio.After six years and three moves, the Billy bookcase in the middle was falling apart. I upgraded today. Wire shelving isn’t pretty but it’s tall, customizable, and will probably last the rest of my life. It’s better for short boxes but can be made to work for books too.Mail call! A recent order from Spit and a Half. They have some hard-to-find stuff! #minicomicMy Vinnie Neuberg minis. The 2019 issue of Present Company has this pretty Risograph insert (and a tiny photocopy insert too). #minicomic34 Dizengoff St. by Hila Noam (2015). A face-off in Tel Aviv on Yom Kippur: kids who want to ride their bikes in the deserted streets vs. kids who want to stop bike riding on the holy day. #minicomicThese are some of the minis Jesse Lambert made this year. Look at the line work! #minicomicMy Shawn Chen minis from the mid to late aughts. I have a dupe of Vengeance at Cackling Mountain if anyone wants to trade. #minicomicThese are my Mark Burrier minis from the early to mid aughts. These comics are beautifully drawn and printed. I need to do a deeper dive. What am I missing? #minicomicFive Little Comics. Some minicomics by Scott McCloud from ‘80s, reprinted by Wow Cool in the ‘90s. #minicomicAll my Frederick Noland minis. @frednoland am I missing any? This is an artist more folks should know about. I have dupes of Midnight Creep and Mantequilla del Pato if anyone is interested.