The Micro-Press Yearbook 2014 is available for pre-order through this quick and cheap Kickstarter campaign. With a cover by Box Brown and contributions from Whit Taylor, Robert Kirby, Cadu França, and Jonathan Rotsztain. It’s in full color this time, and with a lot more content! Just $7, which includes shipping.
Blink and you’ll miss it! I’m only doing pre-orders for a week and a half, and then I’ll have a release party at Desert Island.
Sparkplug Comic Books is kickstarting their fall line: the last issue of Reich by Elijah Brubaker, and the collected Vortex by William Cardini. There are only seven days left in this Kickstarter, and they haven’t hit the halfway mark yet. They could really use your help.
This is good stuff. I’m looking forward to reading the Complete Reich. Vortex is new to me, but it looks groovy.
Hey, readers. Sorry the posts have slowed down. (If you haven’t already, check out the Ignatz nominees that were just announced.)
You might see less of me over the next few weeks because I’m cooking up something new. The Tiny Report is putting out its first publication. The Tiny Report: Micro-Press Yearbook 2013 will be a concise yet detailed essay about the micro-press movement. There will be charts and graphs. You can learn more and pre-order your copy at my Kickstarter.
Here’s the awesome cover Chuck Forsman drew for me!
Full disclosure: Jesse Reklaw is my friend, roommate, and one of the authors I publish at Paper Rocket. Yet, amazingly, I’m not biased!
Jesse just launched the Kickstarter for Lovf, which will be published by Fantagraphics in the near future. This psychedelic travel journal chronicles a scary, crazy, difficult time for Jesse. It’s a unique and gorgeous form of memoir, and unlike any book you’ve seen before (unless you read Lovf New York: Destination Crisis, an excerpt I published as a minicomic last year).
For just $25 you’ll get a copy of Lovf delivered to your door–so basically, this is a pre-order drive. There are some other cool rewards too (the Destination Crisis mini is available, and I’ll be making a limited edition screen print). And for just $5,000 you can get the honest-to-god, one-and-only sketchbook that is Lovf.
The modest $5,000 goal has already been met, but it’s not too late to chip in. For just $15 you can get your own copy of Root Hog or Die, the new John Porcellino documentary.
I was too timid to contribute to Cringe, but I like the subject matter. Peter S. Conrad is the editor, and Birdcage Bottom will be publishing it. There are plenty of good folks on board (I’m excited to see new work by Gabby Schulz).
This is basically a pre-order Kickstarter, as the book is made and just needs to be sent to the printer. A pledge of $11 gets the book delivered, and there are bundles for retailers too.
Josh Bayer is kickstarting his fourth issue of the Suspect Device anthology. Suspect Device is a concept loosely based on Five-Card Nancy. The challenge is to incorporate two panels of existing comics into a new strip. You paste one panel at the beginning, one at the end, and draw what happens in-between. The source material is usually from classic comic strips like Nancy and Popeye, or newer strips like Garfield. Suspect Device #4 will also include material from the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia. Should be fun!
Even if you’re not a fan of Kickstarter, this project is worth a gander. A low pledge of $13 (which is in the neighborhood of retail + shipping) gets you the book AND an ink-wash drawing by Josh Bayer. This tells me one thing, and this is already pretty obvious: Josh can crank out an ink-wash drawing with ease and speed.