I received my first issue from the Minicomic of the Month Club, direct from Australia’s Smaller Comics. Man, there’s a lot of good stuff coming out of Australia! This one is by Carla McRae. It’s a silent comic about, I think, a tender romance between a girl and a sasquatch. Very lovely.
From the CollectionToastycats 1 (2008) by Magda Boreysza. A minicomic from Scotland. Brilliant and weird. Haven’t seen anything like it. Magda now lives in New Orleans and has lots of cool stuff on her Etsy shop. #minicomicOne last dirty zine then it’s back to comics. Bitte Liebling 2. I’m not sure of the year, maybe 2006? Based out of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Very dirty, these are the only pages that aren’t x-rated. #zineSpeaking of sexy zines, look at this one from 1965 with Tom of Finland art! Definitely a prized possession. #zinesSweet Action: Porno for Girls. High production value zine from the aughts. (2005 I think. NYC based I think.) Very dirty! Buy this zine for $10 obo, shipping in the US included. Note it’s a little banged up. #zinesPhone Stoned (2022) by King Ray. Experimental and funny. Sort of a dystopian smartphone adventure. #minicomicThank You, Data (2022) by Sofia Lesage. A comic essay about autism. The connection is made to Data’s place in the Star Trek universe (they way he’s understood and treated by others). Really good. #minicomicThe Drain Pipe (2021) by Leda Zawacki. A nicely packaged story; great mood, pacing, and pared-down color palette. #minicomicMy Non-Fiction Comics Fest haul.I’m at the inaugural Non-Fiction Comics Festival in Burlington, VT!Souped-Up Ramen (2017) by Robin Ha. I always enjoy a good instructional comic. A lot of great ramen tips in here, though I don’t think I’m brave enough to add ketchup. #minicomicCarrington’s World (2021) by Summer Pierre. A great nonfiction mini. One of my favorites from SPX. #minicomicBowlhead (2022) by Mady G. I love a healthy obsession paired with research and creativity. I’ve worn a bob for years, so I get the allure of this distinctive haircut. #minicomicMy SPX spoils. Profiles TK. It was a great show.SPX 2022 Post 1: the old minicomics I bought from Chris Pitzer, including Television Tub Things Episode One (2012) by Bort and Hurt Me! (1995) by Ulana Zahajkewycz, published by Primal Groove Press. #minicomicFeels good to be back at SPX after three years! I’m debuting the latest issue of the Mini Memoir Project: Plastic Friends by Lance Ward. (Also available in my shop, link in my bio.)Another classic: Pussy by P5. A Brooklyn-based feminist zine from the early aughts. #zinesRollerderby 13 and 28 by Lisa Carver. Classic zine. 1993 and 1998? Up for grabs for $10 each. #zinesMinicomic Grab Bags are back! Link in the bio. Get a mystery bag of minicomics from me for cheap! No junk, that’s the Robyn Chapman guarantee. These go fast!Big Questions 4 (2001, self-published) and 8 (2005, Drawn and Quarterly) by Anders Nilsen. Wow. I need to spend some more time with this series. These two issues are duplicates in my collection. Available for sale ($8 each) or trade.I decided to sell off some of my non-comic zines to make room for mid 90s to late aughts minicomics, which I’ve decided is my area of study. I honestly don’t even know where a got volume 1 of Re/Search magazine by V. Vale? Even though this is a 1988 reprint (originally published in 1980) it has to be rare, right? Listed on eBay under Paperrobyn.