Check back in late December for the next micro-press survey!
From the CollectionWest Side 1 by Tom Daly (2019). A gritty crime story set in bad old New York. These pages are a feast for the eyes! #minicomic #spx2019Unhealthy by Sarah Winifred Searle and Abby Howard (2019). Two intimate tales about living with body shaming and disorder eating.Waiting for Ariel by Daryl Seitchik (2019). I thought this was a Missy book, but I’m pretty sure it’s a Daryl book (or maybe both?). Surreal and allegorical. #spx2019Dirty by Chris Russo (2019). A very funny and NSFW comic about a dirty figure drawing class, which is a thing that really exists. Is it weird I read this on the subway? #spx2019Bubbles 2 and 3 (2019). I’m loving this new comics zine! How does he put out issues so quickly? Also, what’s the publishers name? #spx2019Wee Nibbles by Vreni Stollberger (2019?). Usually I find travel journals boring but this was delightful (probably because it focused on something cheap and ordinary). #minicomic #spx2019Famous Cartoonist Miniature No. 3. Created by Mark Lindblom, picked up at SPX. #spx2019Chunk by Emma Hunsinger (2019). The voice and characterization is so genuine. A very good balance of funny and poignant, heavy and light. #spx2019Like Like by Ashley Robin Franklin (2019). Sweet, funny autobio comics about crushes. Loved it! #minicomic #spx2019My SPX 2019 haul. There was so much good stuff this year and I only saw a small fraction of it.The Imp 3 by Daniel K. Raeburn (1999). I’ve had this for many years, but I’m ashamed to say I hadn’t read it. I’m rectifying that now! It’s a beautiful object and pitch perfect as a Ware parody. But it’s more than just a pretty face. As a work of journalism, it’s a rich trove.I’m taking a deep dive into comic newspapers! Starting, of course, with Smoke Signal published by Desert Island. These are my earliest issues: 1 (2009), 3 (2009), 5 (2009), and 9 (2010).Death Row Junkie / Brilliant Mistake 1 by Mike Dawson and Alex Robinson (2002). An exceptional 24-hour comic split. Mike’s comic is just hilarious! He’s also a contributor (with Josh Kramer) to American Cult. Only 6 days left in the Kickstarter!I‘ve collected a lot of Ellen Lindner minis over the years! These are most of them. Ellen is also a contributor to American Cult. Only nine days are left to back the Kickstarter!All 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. #minicomic