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Spring 2015 at Koyama Press brings metaphysical men in tights, the return of bad-boy blobs, the weaponization of cute through art, and fun and philosophizing diary comics. It is a diverse and variegated variety of comics and art—just the way we like it!

MIGHTY STAR AND THE CASTLE OF THE CANCATERVATER
ISBN: 978-1-927668-16-0
$15.00
6 ½ x 10, 172 pages, b&w, trade paper
April 2015

Sci-fi superheroes eschew Gotham and Metropolis in favor of nightmarish neoclassical ruins in this surreal strip.

A. Degen has taken the superhero myth and put it in a baroque blender; the result is the cerebral, sensuous and uncanny Mighty Star and the Castle of the Cancatervater. Equal parts Dalí and Astro Boy, Degen’s mostly silent narrative is both metaphysical and mighty.

A. DEGEN was born in Brooklyn, New York. After a time in Tokyo, he now lives and works Connecticut. He is the author of the books Area CC (Snakebomb, 2011) and Soft X- Ray/Mindhunters (Astroplus/Futureshock, 2013), and his work has appeared in a number of anthologies.

PRAISE FOR MIGHTY STAR AND THE CASTLE OF THE CANCATERVATER
“A. Degen is one of the smartest and funniest cartoonists in the game. Every page in the book is filled with about two dozen triumphs and upsets in humor, design, pacing … A real pleasure to pore over.” — Michael DeForge, author of A Body Beneath (Koyama Press, 2014), Ant Colony (Drawn and Quarterly, 2013), and many more

BLOBBY BOYS 2
ISBN: 978-1-927668-20-7
$10.00
5 ½ x 8 ½, 52 pages, color, trade paper
May 2015

Imagine The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as pot-smoking punks.

The Blobby Boys are back and they’ve got acid tongues and acid on their tongues. The salacious and slimy Saturday Morning cast-offs haven’t lost an iota of edge. In fact, the only thing sharper than the comedy in this book just might be the boys’ switchblades.

ALEX SCHUBERT was born in Mascoutah, IL and is based In Los Angeles, CA where he works in illustration and animation. In 2014, the first collection of Blobby Boys was awarded a Silver Medal in the Long Form and Comic Strip category of The Society of Illustrators first Comic and Cartoon Art Annual.

PRAISE FOR BLOBBY BOYS 2
“Alex Schubert’s collection of bold, bizarre comics is short, sharp and shocking — not unlike a quick stabbing.” — Jake Austen, Chicago Tribune

CONFETTI
ISBN: 978-1-927668-15-3
$20.00
6 x 7 ½, 200 pages, color, trade paper
May 2015

A colorful celebration of cartoons, creativity and the culture of cute.

Confetti, like its namesake, is a fun and explosive mix of color from the fertile mind of multidisciplinary artist Ginette Lapalme. In comics, paintings, prints, sculpture, and jewelry, Lapalme uses cartoons and junk culture as raw material to make “cute” subversive and “pretty” punk.

GINETTE LAPALME is a Toronto-based illustrator and artist. Lapalme is a graduate of the storied OCADU Illustration program, and is one third of Wowee Zonk, a Toronto-based illustrator collective and contemporary comic book anthology.

PRAISE FOR CONFETTI
“It is a goal of mine to live alone in a big house surrounded by the work of Ginette Lapalme, kind of like a cat lady, but with drawings of cats instead of real cats … Utterly delightful but never too cute, the world Lapalme has created leaves me more attuned to the perverse beauty of the one around us.” — Tavi Gevinson, founder and editor of Rookie

DIARY COMICS
ISBN: 978-1-927668-17-7
$15.00
5 x 6 ½, 236 pages, b&w, trade paper
May 2015

Comic and tragicomic, heartfelt and heartbreaking; these are the panels that make up a life.

Since 2010, Dustin Harbin has been sporadically documenting the ups and downs and sideways of his life in comic form. From their humble beginnings as a sketchbook exercise documenting the quotidian, oftentimes with hilarious results, Harbin’s Diary Comics have grown into quirky existential examinations of life and living.

DUSTIN HARBIN is a cartoonist and illustrator who lives and works in North Carolina. He’s best known for his autobiographical comics, as well as many, many illustrations of people and animals, often mixed and matched.

PRAISE FOR DIARY COMICS
“Dustin’s willingness to push himself in these comics makes them special, opening his mind and life to the audience he’s meant to connect to, taking what is at times the character of himself and revealing the man. That’s always the best part of autobio comics, an ability to confront something true.” — Kate Beaton, author of Hark! A Vagrant

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Nuthin’ but good stuff.  Ow, my wallet…

happinesscomix:

leahwishnia:

HI! I’m currently selling some original artwork to help pay for some major expenses this week! Check it out if you’re feeling ~$$generous$$~

The original artwork up right now is more on the $70 - $150 side of thangs, but I’ll be putting up some original artworks in the $30 - $60 range soon as well. All original artwork gets shipped flat (sandwiched between 2 sheets of cardboard, wrapped up, etc). Also to note, pretty much all original artwork I have at hand is for sale (peruse through my website for reference), so if there’s anything else you’ve been eyeing, shoot me a message!

I also have a couple of older screen-prints for sale! 5-7 layers each (very colorful) on fancy stonehenge paper, only for $26!!! CHEAP! Purchase here. There are only a few prints left of the “Paradise” (7-layer) screenprint, just FYI!

Additionally, I AM ALMOST SOLD OUT OF “GUT FEELINGS. Less than 10 copies left in stock! No reprinting! That’s it! Purchase here.

Lastly, if you haven’t gotten the new issue of Happiness yet, or are interested in some of the back issues (*issue #1 is also almost sold out), now would be a good time to support & purchase! I also still have copies of Zach Hazard Vaupen’s amazing comic The Inflated Head Zone if for some crazy reason you don’t have this masterpiece yet either.

=) THANKS!!

boost!! leah’s the editor of happiness (um also the person behind this blog, is it weird to refer to myself in third person?), buy her artworks so she can afford ship out the remaining boxes of contributor copies to germany, brasil, france, and the UK!! international shipping prices, woo!

Like it says on the tin…  Leah Wishnia is a p-rad comics artist and the creator/editor behind Happiness Comix.  So if you’ve got some bux and want some great original art then get crackin’!

spx:

jaimewillems:

darylseitchik:

foxingquarterly:

We are pleased to announce NEW SOUTH FESTIVAL OF LITERARY ARTS & CARTOONING, a very special project we’ve been working on for some time now.
newsouthfest (follow us!) is a continuation of Foxing's mission. We plan to establish a large-scale books and comics festival for June 2015: a four-day event with two days of festival, bookended by corresponding events like an art show and concert. The festival, taking place on Saturday (6/7) and Sunday (6/8), will feature a book fair with 120-150 exhibitors and cross-disciplinary panels. New South will celebrate independent literature, alternative comics, small presses, and print culture. It will be highly curated, focused, fresh, and irreverent. 
Please visit our Kickstarter page to learn more.
Support us!
 

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Go go goDonate donate donate

Talked with Dan about this loads at SPX. Very exciting. Let’s help them make it happen!

I am totally in favor of more p-rad comics things coming to Texas.

spx:

jaimewillems:

darylseitchik:

foxingquarterly:

We are pleased to announce NEW SOUTH FESTIVAL OF LITERARY ARTS & CARTOONING, a very special project we’ve been working on for some time now.

newsouthfest (follow us!) is a continuation of Foxing's mission. We plan to establish a large-scale books and comics festival for June 2015: a four-day event with two days of festival, bookended by corresponding events like an art show and concert. The festival, taking place on Saturday (6/7) and Sunday (6/8), will feature a book fair with 120-150 exhibitors and cross-disciplinary panels. New South will celebrate independent literature, alternative comics, small presses, and print culture. It will be highly curated, focused, fresh, and irreverent. 

Please visit our Kickstarter page to learn more.

Support us!

 

!!!

Go go go
Donate donate donate

Talked with Dan about this loads at SPX. Very exciting. Let’s help them make it happen!

I am totally in favor of more p-rad comics things coming to Texas.

mondaysuicide:

spacefacebooks:

spacefacebooks:

Days Longer than Long Pork Sausages by Gabriel Corbera is finally here and ready for pre-order! It’s a beautiful book — two color black and yellow covers featuring spot UV coating.  
BUY IT HERE.  Shipping is imminent.

In case you missed it last night, this is now available!

Yeah, I posted it this morning – don’t mean to be a pest. But heck, this is important to me!

mondaysuicide:

spacefacebooks:

spacefacebooks:

Days Longer than Long Pork Sausages by Gabriel Corbera is finally here and ready for pre-order! It’s a beautiful book — two color black and yellow covers featuring spot UV coating.  

BUY IT HERE.  Shipping is imminent.

In case you missed it last night, this is now available!

Yeah, I posted it this morning – don’t mean to be a pest. But heck, this is important to me!

Hi. I heard that there's a comic scene starting in Houston. Who does it comprise of? I'm a Texan as well and am interested in hearing about the new comic scenes in Texas.

booleancomics:

Hi! There is definitely a growing comic scene here, and there are several cons year round ranging from high-profile ones like Comicpalooza down to indie self-publishing events such as Zinefest Houston or Menilfest. The comic people here are all really supportive as well and we all try to promote each others’ work. 

Here are some people you should follow if you’re wanting an introduction to Houston comics:

Ben Humeniuk: hipogram

Isaiah Broussard: ibroussardart

Jamie Kinosian: jamiekinosian

Jessi Jordan: jessijordan

Jason Poland: robbieandbobby

And some events:

Zinefest Houston: http://www.zinefesthouston.org

Menilfest: http://www.menilfest.com/#start

Comicpalooza: http://www.comicpalooza.com/

I am so far out of the loop on this info (both literally and metaphorically…)  The only things I was previously aware of were Zinefest Houston and Comicpalooza (and Domy Books… RIP)

OH!  And let’s not forget the Texas Comic Creators Consortium which meets the first Saturday of every month.  My big dumb butt will be there on September 6th.

And while it’s not Houston specific it is Texas specific, there’s the annual STAPLE! Independent Media Expo held annually in Austin.  I really hope I can make it next year… 

smallpresspreviews:

Orbiter’s Prism by Drew Miller

Published by Neoglyphic Media

Orbiter’s Prism is an incredibly dense, fully painted existentialist romp with Mr. Fergeson, an artist who creates 2-D tools for expanding consciousness. One day, while overseeing the manufacture of his newest portfolio of creations in his factory, something strange begins to happen within Fergeson’s own mind. A new client is trying to commission a tool from him and he is determined to connect the dots.

16 pages, full color throughout, offset printed

$5

Order here

globalcozykamikaze:

Kassidy and I are in issue 6 of Copy This. I don’t think there is a website but email bwerts@vnet.net to get a copy. Great zine about zines. http://ift.tt/1BxTqUg

globalcozykamikaze:

Kassidy and I are in issue 6 of Copy This. I don’t think there is a website but email bwerts@vnet.net to get a copy. Great zine about zines. http://ift.tt/1BxTqUg

comicsworkbook:

follow these plz

jazorspark:

REACH OUT

SEEK

MY NAME IS JASON T. MILES AND I DO A COMIX/ZINE THING CALLED PROFANITY HILL

ITS MISSION IS FREAK FLAG FLYAGE

THE B-LOG

THE GOODS

=SPARK=

Profanity Hill has good stuff.  Pro-click’d…

mutantfunnies:

Slurricane: Real Rhymes by Will Laren

Have I mentioned lately that Will Laren is a national treasure?  I really need to pick up some issues of Slurricane when I get the bux.

mutantfunnies:

Slurricane: Real Rhymes by Will Laren

Have I mentioned lately that Will Laren is a national treasure?  I really need to pick up some issues of Slurricane when I get the bux.

bigplanetcomics:

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Comics are awesome. And some of the most awesome comics are the ones you create yourself, and then print and sell yourself. (We’re calling these sort of comics “minicomics” for short.) And we love seeing an amazing new minicomic, whether it’s someone’s first work or an established…