I never watched the X-Files, but I still dig this art zine. It was edited by Caroline Tompkins. Caroline is a photographer, and she printed this zine on some sort of fancy photography printer. It looks real nice. It has a limited print run, so don’t wait too long to order your copy.
From the CollectionModern Depravity by Bartley Reid Johnson. Year unknown, I’m guessing the early aughts? I don’t know anything about this comic, do you? For some reason it has a European look to me, but it’s from New Jersey. It’s humorous, weird, and as the title suggests, a bit depraved.Dear Amanda (2014) by Cathy G. Johnson. Quiet and thoughtful and beautiful. #minicomicMy co-publisher, Silver Sprocket, sent me a copy of the new American Cult hardcover (coming soon to a library near you, I hope!). Avi also included some extra swag! I read Demons last night, dug it.Thanks, Carrie McNinch! Now I only need the Assassin and the Whiner 1 and anything over 14.Update: These are all claimed. Duplicate Sale! These amazing comics are available for cheap (or for trade). The rarer, hand-printed stuff will be a little pricier. Message me if you’re interested! Mike Taylor (2014), Tom Kaczynski (2011), Shawn Cheng (2008), Kazimir Strzepek (2004), Stephanie Mannheim (?), Nicole Georges, (2014), Wren McDonald (2014), Box Brown (2016), Vincent Stall (2000).More diary comics! Thanks for the trade, Kyle Bravo. The beginning of the pandemic wasn’t so long ago, but it’s interesting to look back at what it was like. So much has changed. #minicomicIt’s been a while since I’ve read Liz Prince’s diary comics. It was nice to catch up. Thanks for the trade, Liz!Another feed to follow: @allthecomicsiveseen . I really like how he photographs comics. It’s hard to do and make it look nice on Instagram! I might copy his style. Daniel, I’d love to get some tips!PS Comics 1-4 (2004-2008) by Minty Lewis. Funny everyday moments as experienced by fruit or cute animals. I especially liked the screen printed covers (printed by her husband Damien Jay I think). #minicomicThree lady cartoonists from the 90s. Good mail day! Slutburger 1 (1990) by Mary Fleener, Badly-Drawn Comics 6 (1999) by Martha Keavney, Artbabe 5 (1996) by Jessica Abel.My Carrie McNinch minicomics: The Assassin and the Whiner 3-7, 9, 10-14 (1995-2000), You Don’t Get There From Here 1-4 (2006-2007). Help me fill the gaps in my collection! These are classic autobio minicomics. I highly recommend I Want Everything to Be Okay, the collection beautifully published by Tugboat Press. #minicomicThis Party Really Sucks by Leigh Luna (2014). A short autobio story about the time Leigh’s mom promised her four graphic novels if she went to prom. I have a duplicate copy, so this one is available for trade or $5 postage paid (within the US). NOTE: this comic is claimed. #minicomicCold Heat Special 5 by Frank Santoro and Ryan Cecil Smith (2008). I missed the boat on Cold Heat but I really like this mini. Even without the backstory I could appreciate the art and storytelling. Am I going to have to spend some $$ tracking down some of the original run? Maybe. #minicomicMartin Peters by Patrick Allaby (2019, Conundrum Press). It has an auto-bio feel, and in some ways it is autobiographical. But mostly it’s a biography of a sheltered, nerdy teenager growing up suburban New Brunswick, Canada, and dealing with diabetes and first love.I finally bought the six-issue collection of Ginseng Roots, but I already had issue 1-3! (Anyone looking for issues 1-3?) Also, here are some Craig Thompson minis from 2000, part of Top Shelf’s Small Batch series.Paper Theater 1-4 by Ben Catmull (1999-2001). Really beautiful and smart short fiction. I have duplicates of issue 1 and 3 available for sale or trade. #minicomicIf you like my feed, check out @bestsmallpress too. Share the knowledge, share the love!I have too many comics! (Post 2) These duplicate copies are available for affordable prices. Noah Van Sciver, John Vasquez Mejias, Dakota McFadzean, Rosemary Valero O’Connell. UPDATE: these are all claimed.I have too many comics! (Post 1) These duplicate copies are available for affordable prices. Dan Moynihan, Mickey Z, Roman Muradov. UPDATE: these are all claimed. SECOND UPDATE: actually, I found another copy of Muradov mini and I need to get rid of that one too! My duplicates have duplicates!I’m doing a deep dive on Silly Daddy by Joe Chiapetta (these comic are from 1995-1998). I’m looking for early issues if you have them! The trade paperback was pretty easy to track down. #minicomic