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Pre-Order the Micro-Press Yearbook 2014

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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.

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2014 Micro-Press Survey

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Now that 2014 has drawn to a close, it’s time to get cracking on the next Micro-Press Yearbook. And I need your help!

Are you a comics micro-publisher?

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Please complete the survey by February 6. Your input will help me write my next annual report, the Micro-Press Yearbook 2014. (See the 2013 yearbook here.) Thanks!

 

The Tiny Report is Back, The Micro-Press Yearbook is Here!

You might have noticed that I took a little vacation from the Tiny Report. Excuse number 1 is this: I was away in Alaska visiting family after a long, long absence. (Yeah, I from Alaska. Didn’t you know?)

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My dad and I took a road trip to go look at a glacier. The Dirty Dancing soundtrack was playing the whole way. It was awesome.

Excuse number 2: I was working feverishly on The Tiny Report’s first annual report: The Micro-Press Yearbook 2013. I really, really, wanted it to debut at SPX, and I made it just under the wire.

The Tiny Report: Micro-Press Yearbook 2013
16 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″
black and white with a Risograph cover and centerfold
Just $3! BUY IT HERE

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Here’s the lovely cover by Chuck Forsman. It was Risograph printed locally by Jesse Hlebo (of swill children). He did a great job and his rates are quite reasonable.

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My essay “What’s a Micro-Press?” takes up about half of this zine. It’s also peppered with photos of micro-publishers and their wares, all taken during 2013.

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This is the double-sided centerfold. It’s basically a directory of all the micro-presses that I could find that were active in 2013 (there’s 52 of them). It includes this information: micro-press name, publisher, location, website, years in operation, total number of publications produced, number of publications produced in 2013, and the names of those titles. I was able to get complete stats on most of those 52 publishers.

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I was able to collect all this information because 40 micro-publishers took part in my online survey. I took some of that data and made some charts and graphs. (Did you know half of these micro-presses are financially profitable? That surprised me.)

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So, that’s my zine. I’m pretty proud of it. Those of you who backed me on Kickstarter, You’ll be getting your copies in the next few weeks.

Now that I’ve collected all this information, this site will need a bit of an overhaul. My list needs to be updated. My definition of a micro-press needs to be updated. And I’ll be posting some (but not all) of the stats and graphs that are in the Micro-Press Yearbook.

Thanks for sticking with me, dear reader! Bonus: if you can name all the publications in this photo, I’ll send you a free copy*.  Email me through the “Contact” link above.robbookss*I doubt anyone is going to take me up on this, but just in case: this is limited to a reasonable amount of winners. Say, ten.

 

Micro-Press Yearbook 2013

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!

 

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