I’m looking forward to Jason Martin’s next book, Covers. I enjoyed this excerpt because it’s about three things that are significant to me: Kurt Cobain, gastrointestinal problems, and Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.
From the CollectionTerrifying Steamboat Stories 3 by Matt Madden (1994). Even this early he was experimenting with form. Mid-commute I discovered there’s a fold-out page. #minicomicSumo (the self-published version) by Thien Pham (2008). A quiet, poetic sports drama. #minicomicA rare bit of self promotion! Check out my new anthology project. https://www.americancultcomic.comIf Only Once, If Only For a Little While by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (2014?). Part ghost story, part love story. Sorry, the second page is a spoiler. #minicomicLast one! LCD issue 17 (1995). Cover by David Sandlin, illos by Tony Millionaire, Carol Tyler, Kaz, Russel Christian, and back cover by Renee French.LCD issue 18 (1996). Cover by Robert Armstrong, illustration by Danny Hellman, comics by Michael McMahon and Rick Altergott.LCD issue 14 (1993). Cover by Jim Woodring, illustration by Doug Allen, comic by Takeshi Tadatsu. #zinesLCD issue 2 (I think? I’m a little confused by the numbering). 1987. #zinesFor the next few days, I’m going to take a closer look at these issue of LCD. The title stands for Lowest Common Denomination, btw. This is issue 3, from 1988. #zinesZines are everywhere! I picked up this stack of LCD, WMFU’s magazine, from a thrift store. 1988-2000. Alternative comics’ greatest hits making an appearance. Bagge, Barry, Kaz, Woodring, etc.Brittle Joints by Maria Sweeney (2019). Beautifully drawn stories about living with a rare disability. #minicomicBlue Onion 1 by Chris Cilla (2018). Published by Revival House Press. Super trippy. #minicomicA Savage Journey to the Heart of an Anime Convention by M.S.Harkness (2018). The humor is brutal. A bit of an Evan Dorkin vibe? #minicomicSelf-Loving Jew by Jonathan Rotsztain (2017). One of the readers this Sunday at KGB Comix Night.Raw Power by Josh Bayer (2011). Published by Retrofit. Josh is one of the readers at KGB Comix Night this Sunday.Blk & Wht Zine by Mark Wang (2018). Mark is one of the readers at KGB Comix Night this Sunday.Scumburbia by Sam Grinberg (2018). Loser teenagers growing up in nowhere towns, one of my favorite subjects. #minicomicI’m Busy by Jane Mai (2018, 2019?). A kickass monthly planner I picked up at MoCCA.My MoCCA haul was very small this year.Do you know Mark Wang’s comics? They’re really good! He’ll be tabling with me at MoCCA. Table F201!