Check back in late December for the next micro-press survey!
From the CollectionYou're Garbage Fired by Adam Meuse (2017). Published by Birdcage Bottom. Have a few chuckles as you lament our current predicament (or better yet, resist in ways large and small). These portraits are really good! The drawings at the end are by his daughters, I believe. #minicomicEschew 1 by Robert Sergel (2008). A collection of short comics, most of them autobio, I think, and most of them haunting in some way. I like how he uses solid blacks, almost like a printmaker. #minicomicBad Boyfriends (2015?). An anthology about relationships with abusive men edited by Laura Lannes. I believe the cover is vellum that was hand-cut with a stencil. The pages included here are by an anonymous author and Celine Loup. Heavy reading but worth it. #minicomicBetsy by Sophie Goldstein (2012). A short sci-fi story that involves pregnancy. It's a theme she also explored in The Oven, my favorite comic by her. She did this one during her CCS years. #minicomicHey Grandpa by Dylan Williams (year unknown, 1997 or thereabouts). It's a tad irreverent for a comic strip, but not as dark or "alternative" as you'd expect for a 90s zine. It could almost live in the regular funny pages.Fois Gras #1 by Edie Fake (year unknown, maybe 2010ish?). Brilliant, funny, weird. I assume the images come from The Joy of Cooking (hence the byline on the cover) but I think they were redrawn? There were at least three issues. #zineHysteria Action Forum 5 by Gabrielle Gamboa (1994). A minicomic within a zine? The insert comic has a romance parody and a short collaboration with Dylan Williams. Very cool. #minicomicAn Inside Job 3 by Hob, aka Eli Bishop (2006). It's a collection of Dream comics that jumps around in style. #minicomicSquatters by Dawson Walker (year unknown, 2015?). A creepy story set in a squat, where all is not what it seems. Really cool art. I don't know much about Dawson, but hey, he's from Alaska! Me too! #minicomicDouble Cross 38 by Tony Consiglio (2000). 38 issues is a lot--I didn't realize he was so prolific! #minicomicOm 1 published by David Lasky (1995). "An Anthology of Self-Publishers." Some of my favorites in here! David did the cover and inside covers. Jim Woodring did the back cover! I usually have a pretty good eye, but I honestly wouldn't have guessed that. #minicomicAnother Destroy All Comics! But I still need issue 1... #zineThese are my Tom Hart dupes. Anyone want to trade? #minicomicMy collection of Tom Hart minis. The latest addition is The Most Powerful Gate, a 24-hour comic from 1995. #minicomicReduction 4 by Tom Kaczynski (1995). This must be my oldest Tom K mini! Another gem from Sam Henderson. #minicomicDestroy All Comics 3-5 by Jeff LeVine (1993 or thereabouts). I love reading these old interviews because I have such affection for alternative comics of this era. This is when I fell in love with comics. #zineThe Least You Could Do 4 by Dave Kiersh (2000). I like Dave's cartooning a lot so I'm happy to add this to my collection. But I must admit that at times I'm confused by the meaning of his comics. The voice is sometimes spot on and sometimes a little strange. Clearly he's fixated on the lives teenagers. And women's bodies. #minicomicDiplomat 2 by C. Cilla (1995). Sam Henderson gifted me with a box of minicomics and this was the first gem I pulled out. Thanks, Sam!!! #minicomicInternet Comics by Mare Odomo (2013). Published by Sacred Prism. As the title suggests, it collects short stories that are about the internet in one way or another. #minicomicLive at the Grelman 4 (2017). This is a collaborative anthology done one page at a time without planning. Conceived by Vinnie Neuberg. #minicomic