Check back in late December for the next micro-press survey!
From the CollectionKomisches Buch 3 (2004). Gotta be by Hellen Jo, right? 15 years old but still awesome. Comes with a cd. (Haven’t played it yet.) #minicomicLast night I had another minicomic party, and a friend requested that I dig up this oldie. Hey, 4-Eyes! 1-3 (2004, 2006, 2009). Edited and published by me! I’m still proud of this 15 years later. #zineGaylord Phoenix 1 by Edie Fake (year unknown, early aughts?). I finally figured out that this character IS the Gaylord Phoenix. I now have issues 1-6! #minicomicAbsolute Power by Joey Alison Sayers (2005). So effing funny. #minicomicUntitled by Lea Murawiec (2019). A wordless sequence of dreamy post-apocalyptic images. #minicomic #angouleme2019Weird Storyzzz 5 (year unknown, but recent). It’s a “Russian comic zine about Russian culture.” Features 27 artists! #minicomic #angouleme2019Men Only #3 published by L’amour editions (2018). It’s an anthology from (I think) an all-woman comics collective. But the author names look like dude names (Leo, Denis, Mario, etc.). If anyone has more info, please share! #minicomic #angouleme2019My Angouleme haul. One stack of French zines, minis, and artist books. The second pile is a bunch of American minis from the 90s and early aughts! I bought them from a former bookseller who was clearing out old stock. Most of it was from USS Catastrophe, a distro run by Kevin Huizenga. (It’s now the name of his personal website.) #minicomicATTENTION! Are you at Angoulême? Do you have a decent camera (digital SLR) and are a decent photographer? I will hire you to take pictures of Spinoff! I had no idea this unofficial CAB-esque comic festival existed! Message me please.Who knew I’d go all the way to Angouleme to find amazing (and amazingly rare) American minicomic! I met a former bookstore owner who was getting rid of his old US Catastrophe backstock. I bought a nice stack for 50 euros. Guys, I’m having such a good time you won’t even believe it. Minicomics are everywhere! #minicomicJonny’s Cycling Thoughts by Jonathan Rotszain (2018). The subtitle says it all: it’s a love letter to cycling. #minicomicColor Right by Charise Mericle Harper (1995). Published by Primal Groove. Charise is now a children’s book author and I edited her comics 20 years later! I had no idea this mini existed. Her style is very different now. #minicomicHot Town by Robyn Jordan (2008). Short observations from a New York summer. I wanted to include the nude beach page (it’s really funny) but thought better of it. #minicomicGood Old Comics by Timothy Sinaguglia (year unknown, around 2015?). Pretty impressive drawings! Tim, if you’re still trying to connect with cartoonists in NYC, hit me up! #minicomicBrown Paper Bag Comics 1 by Daniel Barclay (1999). There are a variety of short stories here, but this one stands out. It’s almost a simple sort of animation, with images leaving hazy shadows behind. I’ve never seen that in comics. #minicomicLe dernier kilometre by Julie Delporte (2011). I can’t read French, but these drawings are killer! Reminds me of Vanessa Davis. #minicomicNamby Pamby 2 by Rina Ayuyang (2003). Her style was different back then, and there’s some fiction in here too. #minicomicVarious minis by Sophia Foster-Dimino. Around 2014, 2015? Smart, funny, unusual. #minicomicSixth Mass Extinction by Ines Estrada (2016). Published by Perfectly Acceptable Press. A sketchbook full of animals in pain and other symbolic imagery. #zineOaf by Mat Brinkman (year unknown, early aughts?). Very similar to Teratoid Heights. #minicomic #fortthunder