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Micro-Press 2017 Survey and Beyond

Happy New Year! Around this time I usually look back at the previous year and chronicle what the comics micro-presses were up to. And I’ll be honest, I really debated whether I had it in me to do it again. I AM BURNED OUT. (More on this below.)

But I decided I’m going to try. And you can help me out.

Are you a micro-publisher?


But wait, did you take the survey last year?


Please complete the survey by February 15.

As I look ahead to 2018 and consider what my creative output will be, I’ve had to accept the reality of my life: at the moment, my career leaves me little time for creative output. I’ve decided I need to step back a bit from scene and from tabling to focus on two things.

1. I want to get serious about collecting and writing about small press comics (especially minicomics). I’ve been posting mini profiles semi-regularly on Instagram. 


And I wrote this thing about Eleanor Davis’s early minicomics on Roar.

I like writing about comics. For me, it’s not fraught in the way making comics is. I’m a decent writer—a slow one, but not glacial. Doing my Instagram posts and writing about minicomics at length: something about it just feels right. So I’m going to try incorporate that into what the Tiny Report is.

2. I want to develop an ambitious anthology project (more on that to come).

It’s my goal to really dig into these two projects in 2018. I’m settled in a new apartment that I love and freshly single for the first time in a long time. It’s my hope this gives me some space to focus, but only time will tell. Figuring out how to fit my personal work around my career at First Second is an on-going struggle. If you have any tips, I’d love to hear them!

2016 Micro-Press Survey

Happy New Year!


And you know what the New Year brings: another micro-press survey! (Also more vintage clock-and-girl glamor shots.)

Did you fill out the survey for 2015? Then go HERE for the Fast Track Survey.
(The survey is streamlined and shorter than ever!)

If you didn’t fill out the survey for 2015, please go HERE.

New for the 2016 Yearbook! Publishers that only publish anthologies will now be included in the Micro-Press Yearbook. Because I’ve never tracked these publishers before, I have a lot of catching up to do. If you only publish anthologies, please complete our regular 2016 Survey. If you’d like to recommend some anthology publishers for the list, please reply in this post’s comments.

Thanks, guys, for sticking with me! Professionally, 2016 was an amazing year. I landed my dream job: I’m a full-time graphic novel editor. But that meant I didn’t have as much time to dedicate to this blog and the Micro-Press Yearbook. I’m hoping to pick up the slack in 2017, and deliver the next Yearbook earlier (by May, I hope).

I’d like to take a moment to thank these great publishers that filled out my 2015 survey. I couldn’t have done it without you.

THANK YOU 2d Cloud, AdHouse Books, Alternative Comics, Big Planet Comics, Birdcage Bottom Books, Czap Books, Desert Island, The Devastator, Dog City Press, Floating World Comics, Hang Dai Editions, Hic & Hoc Publications, Hidden Fortress Press, INK BRICK, Issue Press, Kilgore Books & Comics, Northwest Press, One Percent Press, Pegacorn Press, Pity Party, Price Tapes, Ray Ray Books, Retrofit Comics, Revival House Press, Rough House, Secret Acres, Silver Sprocket, So What? Press, Sonatina Comics, Sparkplug Books, Tinto Press, Yeah Dude Comics, Yeti Press, and Youth in Decline.




2015 Micro-Press Survey

vintage-new-years-102015 is drawing to a close, and you know what that means! It’s time for the 2015 Micro-Press Survey. I use the data collected from this survey to create my annual report, the Micro-Press Yearbook.

Are you a micro-publisher? Please take my survey! It’s fun and it’s quick. Please submit your answers by January 22.

If you’ve taken the survey in years past, you can take the FAST TRACK Micro-Press Survey. This will save you time by skipping some of the questions you’ve already answered.

New to the Micro-Press Survey? GO HERE.

Did you fill out a survey for 2014 or 2013? GO HERE.

And with that, I’ll leave you with some more vintage New Years images of sexy girls with clocks (which I just discovered was a thing).

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