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 CollectionAll my Ben Passmore minis, from the last five years or so. Ben is also a contributor to my anthology, American Cult. Back it on Kickstarter! Link in the bio.Indy Magazine 16 (1996). Edited by Jeff Mason. I love reading magazines like this. They’re time capsules.Baseline Blvd by Emi Gennis (2018). Published by Kilgore Books. I love how Emi draws the quiet in-between moments in this story about trauma, loss, and complicated feelings. Emi is also a contributor to American Cult, and her comic about the Oneida Colony totally blew me away! An artist to watch without a doubt.These are all my Francois Vigneault minis (from 2004 to 2017). Did you know Francois is also an exceptional graphic designer who designed the American Cult logo?A rare bit of self-promotion: the American Cult Kickstarter just launched! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robynchapman/american-cult-a-comics-anthologyMy Luke Howard minis! So pretty! Junior (2013) is about disappointment and family. #minicomicLook at this beauty from 1986! I never thought I’d have all the Clowes floppies, but now I’m well on my way. Thanks, @murkygumbo for the trade! Cool stuff is coming your way.Flin Flon, Manitoba by Brendan Leach (year unknown, around 2010?). A mostly wordless comic about a small-town hockey star and the friend (brother?) he left behind. Beautifully drawn. #minicomicCrust by Rick Pinchera. Published by Top Shelf in the mid to late 90s I believe. I think this is one of their first publications. Crust is a strip that used to run in the Willamette Week in Portland. #minicomicAll my Raina Telgemeier minis (2002-2008). I’m on the hunt for Take-Out 1. I have an extra (pretty beat up) copy of Outeach up for grabs. #minicomicAnonymous Fuzzball by Nicole Georges (2018). Cute critters offer sage advice. These are two of my favorite quotes. #minicomicAll my issues of Invincible Summer by Nicole Georges (and often also by Greg Means). I’m missing 1-5,7,8, 12,14, 16-19. Hit me up if you’ve got one to sell or trade. #minicomicGot my Kickstarter rewards from Kilgore!Alternator: Eight Stories (1998) and Alternator: Grand Junction (1999) by Carrie Golus. I really relate to that first page of Grand Junction. Fun Fact! The first minicomic I drew was a violent, Milk and Cheese inspired title called Bitter Girl. Very late-nineties zine culture. Thankfully lost to the sands of time. #minicomicA self-published edition of An Easy Intimacy by Jeffrey Brown. (Around 2005.) A limited edition of 390. Later published by Top Shelf.Supermonster 7 by Kevin Huizenga (1998). My earliest Kevin H mini. It has a meditative, King-Cat quality to it. It’s all about walking through his neighborhood. #minicomicDustin Harbin could use your help. He was in a bad bike accident and is still short of his gofundme goal. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-dustin-harbin-fix-his-smashedup-faceIt pays to have a guy on the inside! My friend Colin Lidston who works at the Strand tipped me off that they’re selling issues of Eightball for $3. There are still a few left!All my Gabrielle Bell comics, 1998-2016. I have duplicates of Lucky 2.5 and 3. $7 each US. SOLD! #minicomicBoom Boom 3 and 4 by David Lasky (1995). Published by Aeon. Issue 3 is a 24 hour comic, believe it or not. (Though a bit of a cheat because it was penciled in 24 hours but inked later.)