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 CollectionSimple Routines by JP Coovert. These issues span a decade, 2005-2014. Compare this page from issue 1 to a page from issue 20! I’m missing issues 3, 4, and anything after 20. Do you have them to sell or trade? @jpcoovert How long did the series last? #minicomicWhat is a Glacier? (2017) by Sophie Yanow, published by Retrofit. A very good comic, and I have an extra copy. Buy it for $7, US postage included. EDIT: this is claimed.Wulvereen vs. Star Trekk (2010) by John Porcellino and Noah Van Sciver. Fun! #mimicomicDecember 3rd 1967: An Alien Encounter (2011) by Michael Jasorka. The text is taken verbatim from the eye-witness account of a supposed abductee, recorded in 1970. You can play the recording as you read along!The Passenger (2009) by Tim Lane. An exquisitely detailed story of depravity. #minicomicAll of CCS’s civics-focused freebie comics have been great, but their latest one takes the cake! Health and Wealth (2022).I have too many zines! Do you want these? Infiltration, the zine about going places you’re not supposed to go. Published In Toronto. Seven issues here from 1996 to 2003. $25, postage paid in the US. Or free to libraries or archives. #zinesMore Jordan Crane. The Shortcut (year unknown, 2003 or so?). I don’t believe this was ever published as a book? It’s the chapter that happens before The Clouds Above, I’m pretty sure. #minicomicMore of Jordan Crane: book vs. minicomic! The Last Lonely Saturday book came out in 2000, the mini came out in 1999. #minicomicKeeping Two (2022) by Jordan Crane. Brilliant, couldn’t put it down. Here are two issues of the minicomic, for comparison. #minicomicToastycats 1 (2008) by Magda Boreysza. A minicomic from Scotland. Brilliant and weird. Haven’t seen anything like it. Magda now lives in New Orleans and has lots of cool stuff on her Etsy shop. #minicomicOne last dirty zine then it’s back to comics. Bitte Liebling 2. I’m not sure of the year, maybe 2006? Based out of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Very dirty, these are the only pages that aren’t x-rated. #zineSpeaking of sexy zines, look at this one from 1965 with Tom of Finland art! Definitely a prized possession. #zinesSweet Action: Porno for Girls. High production value zine from the aughts. (2005 I think. NYC based I think.) Very dirty! Buy this zine for $10 obo, shipping in the US included. Note it’s a little banged up. #zinesPhone Stoned (2022) by King Ray. Experimental and funny. Sort of a dystopian smartphone adventure. #minicomicThank You, Data (2022) by Sofia Lesage. A comic essay about autism. The connection is made to Data’s place in the Star Trek universe (they way he’s understood and treated by others). Really good. #minicomicThe Drain Pipe (2021) by Leda Zawacki. A nicely packaged story; great mood, pacing, and pared-down color palette. #minicomicMy Non-Fiction Comics Fest haul.I’m at the inaugural Non-Fiction Comics Festival in Burlington, VT!Souped-Up Ramen (2017) by Robin Ha. I always enjoy a good instructional comic. A lot of great ramen tips in here, though I don’t think I’m brave enough to add ketchup. #minicomic