Brooklyn Comics & Graphic Festival debut comics will pretty much blow your mind

A HUGE list of books that will be debuting at Saturday Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest. Gas is a little short but mass transit is working so get yourself over to Williamsburg! And yes this list is long, but please at least scan it — you’ll see an amazing array of books available, from Maxfield Parish to Hunt Emerson to Finnish comics collective Kutikuti.


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BLACK MASS by Patrick Kyle
Published by Mother Books
9 x 7, 208 pages, B&W, Perfect bound

Black Mass collects issues #1-6 of Patrick Kyle’s critically acclaimed self-published comic book series of the same name. Black Mass follows the stream of consciousness mis-adventures of protagonist Turdswallo Blackteeft and his roomate/brother/best-friend/spouse, Dingball as they stumble blindly through a multitude of  the stickiest situations like the Fred and Barney of a bizarre nightmarish version of The Flintstones with way more beer drinking and wizards. 


FANTAGRAPHICS

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BETA TESTING THE APOCALYPSE by Tom Kaczynski
A heady conflation of philosophy, fiction and comics that riffs on dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes and the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments.

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POGO Vol. 2 by Walt Kelly
Daily and Sunday strips (in full color) from 1951-1952. Kelly’s political satire turns increasingly sharp-tongued, and the recurring cast of swamp denizens grows prolifically. With historical annotations. Foreword by Stan Freberg.

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SPACEHAWK by Basil Wolverton
Spacehawk had but one mission in life: to protect the innocent throughout the Solar System, and to punish the guilty. Every story from Spacehawk’s intergalactic debut in 1940 to his final, Nazi-crushing adventure in 1942.

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PRISON PIT 4 by Johnny Ryan
CF attempts to escape the Caligulon by brainf***ing the Slorge to create a giant, brainless oafchild that only knows how to annihilate. When the Slugstaxx turn this monster against CF with their nightj*** it’s Total F***ing Mayhem.

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Heads or Tails by Lilli Carré (our first book to sell out at SPX) who is signing.
$22.99 200 pages
“Carré’s elegant short stories read like the gothic, family narratives of Flannery O’Connor or Carson McCullers, but told visually. Poetic rhythms — a coin flip, a circling ferris wheel — are punctuated by elements of melancholy fantasy pushed forward by character-driven, naturalistic dialogue. The stories in Heads or Tails display a virtuosic breadth of visual styles and color palettes, each in perfect service of the story, and range from experimental one-pagers to short masterpieces.”


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Kutikuti: Specter

A Kutikuti 2012 anthology is an over-sized colour burst of untraditional horror and science fiction, chewed here like psychedelic gum – apocalyptic visions, daily horror and much more. Join in ether with: Aapo Rapi & Petriina Koivunen, Amanda Vähämäki, Roope Eronen, Jarno Latva-Nikkola, Anna Sailamaa, Tommi Musturi, Sami Aho, Søren Mosdal, Mikko Väyrynen, Kari Sihvonen, Juliacks, Jari Vaara, Janne Tervamäki, Heta Bilaletdin, Heikki Rönkkö and Benjamin Bergman. In English & full colour.

Kutikuti is a free-form comic collective from Finland. Found 2005 the 15-headed collective makes, publishes and teaches comics. KK is best known for its experimental free quarterly comic tabloid Kuti.


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RIPPER & FRIENDS, ISSUE 1
by Benjamin Marra
Meet the dogs of the Jericho Rail Yard! Dirt Bag the dirty dog, Francis the saddest dog of all, the sexy Sabrina, the adorable Puddin’ and the brains and leader of the gang, Ripper! Follow their adventures in friendship as they prank the property manager, Ol Manager McDougal, evade the terrifying Dog Catcher and tangle with college-dropout meth heads. So pass the weed, sink your teeth into a juicy pigeon leg, relax and enjoy the show!! Written and Drawn by Benjamin Marra


PICTUREBOX

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The ZZZZZ Series and Other Stories 
by Michael McMillan. 
An oversize 24-page publication in conjunction with McMillan’s exhibition, which I also curated, at Tomato House, Brooklyn (opening Friday night!). This is McMillan’s first solo publication in 40 years, lovingly printed in a full color edition of 1000. 
$10

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Infinidick
 by Family Sohn. 
Thousands of years of human history has led us to this point: A collection, with new material, of the beloved husband-and-wife comic strip, long serialized on PictureBox, that sheds light on important issues from genital utility to feelings of unusual love. 48 pages, signed and numbered two-color risograph edition of 300. 
$12

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DNA Failure: British Weapon Comics 
by Jon Chandler, Leon Sadler and Stefan Sadler.
Three cartoonists telling interlocking stories about a single medieval fantasy realm somewhere between Monty Python, Judge Dredd and Tolkien. Remember when you fell in love for the first time? It’s like that, but with more jokes, bad teeth and fish & chips. 96 page, softcover edition of 1000. 
$14


Yam Books

It’s the east coast debut of Rina Ayuyang’s Yam Books with:

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Ticket Stub
By Tim Hensley

BCGF will mark the East Coast debut of Ticket Stub
Ticket Stub collects all 9 issues of the beloved mini-comic zine series by critically-acclaimed cartoonist, Tim Hensley. In the 1990s, Tim typed subtitles for movies and broadcast television during his stint as a closed-caption editor. In darkened rooms lit only by a TV screen, he would cue up his favorite scenes and draw them into his sketchbook. No movie nor tv show, however classic or campy (ranging from Butterfield Eight to Big Momma’s House), was safe from his unique comic treatment. Mixing stark, powerful imagery with his distinct play on language, each page is dense with the Wally Gropius creator’s crisp, trademark linework. It’s truly a feast for the eyes.

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Lollygag
Edited by Lark Pien
BCGF will also mark the East Coast debut of Lollygag.
What are the images that persist in your mind, forcing themselves onto paper again and again? Artist Lark Pien wrangles some of the most dynamic and inventive minds in art and comics to dish on this very subject in Lollygag, a revealing anthology collecting the compulsive doodles from the sketchbooks of Nick Abadzis, Trevor Alixopulos, Rina Ayuyang, Nick Bertozzi, Lille Carré, Martin Cendreda, Capucine Delouis, Eleanor Davis, Vanessa Davis, Renee French, Shaenon Garrity, Tom Gauld, John Hankiewicz, Tom Hart, Dylan Horrocks, Tom Kaczynski, Megan Kelso, Dave Kiersh, Larry Marder, Maré Odomo, Lark Pien, Jesse Reklaw, Jim Rugg, Daria Tessler, Angie Wang, Malachi Ward, and Dan Zettwoch. Each page sheds new light on the murky minds of cartoonists, quirks and all!


Picture This Press

 

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The Lost Art of Heinrich Kley, Volume One: Drawings
The Lost Art of Heinrich Kley Volume One focuses on Kley’s ink drawings and reprints for the first time a substantial selection of his illustration work for children’s books and adult genre fiction, a side of Kley’s career previously unexplored in other collections. This volume also includes a wide sampling of Kley’s cartoons and magazine work, with newly collected examples taken directly from a variety of rare sources such as “Jugend,” “Simplicissimus,” and the historic “Der Orchideengarten” (the world’s first fantasy fiction magazine). In all, over 300 Kley illustrations and cartoons fill this first volume, with a Foreword by Michael Wm. Kaluta and the latest scholarship on Kley’s life and work.
 
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The Lost Art of Heinrich Kley, Volume Two: Paintings and Sketches
The Lost Art of Heinrich Kley Volume Two breaks new ground by being the first book to present a large number of Kley’s paintings and preparatory drawings, some reproduced directly from the original art. These color works reveal a rarely glimpsed pool of talent and expand on the subject matter traditionally associated with the artist. This volume’s preparatory drawings are culled from the untapped Kley archive of the Library of Congress and show the artist working out concepts for book illustrations, reworking ink drawings into color paintings, and doodling for his own amusement. Approximately 150 drawings, many in color, appear in this volume, along with an incisive appreciation by artist Jesse Hamm.


Desert Island

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Sketchbook
by Kate Beaton
72-page perfect bound book, limited edition of 1000, available with three different color covers, $10

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Tony Millionaire Maakies Newspaper
28 oversized pages, over 100 Maakies strips, $5

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Greys 
comic by Olivier Schrauwen
52 page sci-fi comic, $5

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Galactus print
by James Stokoe
40″ x 14″ lithograph, $10


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Pixel Dog’s Soft Bark: The First 50 Strips
by Zach Hazard Vaupen
It’s the first 50 strips of the ongoing webcomic Pixel Dog’s Soft Bark.  Published by Mother Books.  9×7 Risograph.


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Sugar Booger #3
Kevin Scalzo’s popular candy eating pal is back in an all new fun filled story! 24pgs/perfect bound, full color


Why Is My Easy Easy Life So Hard?
by Dina Kelberman

“Dina Kelberman’s comics are all about contradictions, as she tries to balance living in her own head with that desperate, nagging need to interact with others. With her minimalist line, her avoidance of conventional narrative, her counter-intuitive use of color, and her focus on the decorative aspects of lettering, Kelberman cuts a unique figure in comics as a guileless provacateur as well as a humorist with surprisingly traditionalist roots.”
–Rob Clough


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Magic Whistle #12
by Sam Henderon
32 pgs. $3.99
where I left off before


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Lapels of Wisdom
by Jo-Jo Sherrow
20 satirical sartorial tips for fashionistas. This book is for lovers of fashion and those who want new ideas to spice up their wardrobe in a fun way.
24 pages                                              


Koyama Press

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Sunday in the Park with Boys By Jane Mai

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Jane Mai will give you advice if you ask for it. For $666.00 she will give you a bad date where you will get punched in the face; for $666.00 she will give you a good date where you might not. With Sunday in the Park with Boys she has given us a poetic account of self-discovery and self-loathing. In this comic as emotional cartography, persona and person collide as Mai contends with loneliness, heartache and herself.

Eat More Bikes by Nathan Bulmer

Nathan Bulmer’s work has appeared in MAD Magazine, Time Out New York, Seattle Magazine, The Comics Journal, and his own self-published minicomics. Eat More Bikes takes its title from Bulmer’s daily webcomic, but the comics in this collection are all new. Rest easy Bulmer believers, these comics are just as joke-filled and still traffic in the same absurdist humour Eat More Bikes is known for. Guaranteed to have butterflies, at least one BMX, and a duck constabulary; not guaranteed to be found filed under cycling or food.


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SF #2
by Ryan Cecil Smith ( at the Closed Caption Comics table – D8!)

SF is about a little boy named Hupa Dupa whose parents were killed by Space Pirates, so he gets adopted by the Space Fleet Scientific Foundation Special Forces and joins their war against them.


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“Morons” By Keith Jones
The first installment of a nine issue mini series involving two morons and their aimless adventures in nobodyland, a post urban hobo rust belt.


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“Mr. Gormanizer and Mr. Osterizer are both doing very well, their influences never cross, and they never meddle in one another’s business.”
by Ross Hernandez and Cathy G. Johnson
This special edition art + literary book contains darkly humorous short stories by Ross Hernandez and asexual sweaty pencil drawings by Cathy G. Johnson. 32 pages, 8″ by 5.5″ pamphlet, handbound with screenprinted cover and four different paper types. Includes the 14″ by 27″ centerfold screenprint, Melt.

Available at Table D6


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Tales To Behold #3
by Paul Hoppe

The latest installment of my gonzo-superhero series, expanding the colorful cast of characters and sporting a 2-color blockprint on the cover.


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WATER PHASE
by Conor Stechschulte
32 page B&W book with a color cover in which strange characters appear from unknown origins and disappear to unknown destinations against a watery backdrop. The technical specs (eg. the size of the original drawing, what material it was made with) were all set in repeating patterns that are out of phase with one another. 


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LODE BY Veronica Graham
published by Most Ancient
A book of interpermeating layers, LODE is also a collection of fading impressions left onto artist Veronica Graham after looking into Nevada’s boom and bust culture of the late 19th century. While the graphical landscapes come and go as you flip through, Graham has made a pattern of mine shafts puncture the entire design to hint at the time-rending impact of human whimsy. 60 pages total offset printed on translucent vellum, with a 3-color screenprinted dust jacket that was pulled by hand to boot! Only 500 of these exist.


Rebus Books

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BARREL OF MONKEYS
by Florent Ruppert and Jérôme Mulot
Rebus Books

“Amazing!” – Sammy Harkham

The debut book from Rebus Books and the first book in English by French comics masterminds Florent Ruppert and Jérôme Mulot. Winner of the “Prix Révélation” at the 2007 Festival International de la Bande Dessinée in Angouleme in its original French edition. Ruppert and Mulot’s work has previously appeared in Kramers Ergot 7 and in the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation.

Rebus Books presents Ruppert & Mulot from rebusbooks.net on Vimeo.


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Flocks – Chapter 2
by L. Nichols

This is the second chapter in a memoir about struggling with my identity as a queer Christian child. Chapter 1 was published by Retrofit, and all remaining chapters will be published in full color through my new publishing venture Grindstone Comics.


Uncivilized Books

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True Swamp: Choose Your Poison by Jon Lewis
True Swamp: Choose Your Poison collects the first storyline of this landmark series, telling the tale of Lenny the Frog – part coming-of-age story, part fantastic adventure, part gutter poetry. Unavailable for over a decade, this 20th anniversary edition features meticulously-restored art, never-reprinted material, an Introduction by Charles Hatfield (The Hand Of Fire: The Comics Art Of Jack Kirby), and a Foreword by Ed Brubaker (Criminal, Captain America, Incognito). 200 pages, 7×10 in, hardcover, $19.95

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Post York
story + art by James Romberger and music by Crosby

Post York is a multimedia project that takes the form of a comic book with an attached flexi disc single. The story is set in New York City after the polar ice caps melt. A young man navigates the flooded city, looking for something, anything, anyone…to start again. The comic book by James Romberger (Seven Miles a Second, Aaron & Ahmed) takes a postmodern turn as it uses improvisatory cinematic techniques to make the reader a focus group for a pair of alternative endings. The song by Crosby extends the story into another medium to add deeper emotional resonance. Post York is a prescient vision of a flooded future New York, which became all too real during hurricane Sandy. 40 pages, 8×11 in, $9

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Eel Mansions #1 by Derek Van Gieson

Eel Mansions, a new continuing series from Derek Van Gieson, is a supernatural soap opera noir, situated in Mill City. Mill City is inhabited by new wave satanists, secret government agents, abducted family members, boozehounds, record store clerks, conspiracy theorists, non sequitors, murders, and artist types. Eel Mansions explores these characters and situations, unweaving a damning, knotted sweater of intigue and suspense. 40 pages, 5×7 in, $6


HIC HOC

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Jammers
by Lizz Hickey

32 pages, 9×12

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Three Stories
by Ian Andersen

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d w – Abzernad
psychedoolic comic brilliance, published by Hic & Hoc, printed with love and care by the good people at Good Pals

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Looking Out
by Philippa Rice
the US debut by the UK’s incredible master of all media, Philippa Rice


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Beast Monster
by Lamar Abrams
Some kids find a hidden room in an old arcade. What will happen? Featuring screen shots from the SEGA arcade game Altered Beast. 12 pages black & white


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PARTY PLANS TWO
by Zejian Shen
The second issue to continue Victor Volcano and co.’s party plans, and the plot thickens… Will this party ever happen?! 
$8, 40 pages, with a 2-color screenprint centerfold for a limited time only! Available at the Collective Stench table


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DANTE’S INFERNO
by Hunt Emerson
A humorous reworking of the celebrated poem by the brilliant Hunt Emerson following on from his successful ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ and ‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner’.



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Coffee Spoons Comics #4: The Dream Issue

The fourth issue of Coffee Spoons Comics, an anthology from the young, up-and-coming cartoonist collective of the same name. Contains work by Sally Cantirino, Kate Drwecka, Stephanie Mannheim, Daryl Seitchik, and Li-Or Zaltzman. Edited by Stephanie Mannheim and Kate Drwecka. Screenprinted cover by Daryl Seitchik. 44 pages.


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Poor Thing: Number One
by Drew Miller
Amazing young cartoonist, Drew Miller brings the first issue of an ongoing ‘one-man-anthology’ style series, featuring some of the drippyest, oozinest comics you’ll ever see. This first issue immerses us into a darkly hillarious world of meticulously detailed grime and cartoony goofery. To coin a term, Ren and Stimpy-esque. The intricacy of Drew’s pen work is phenominal! The next issue couldn’t come soon enough.
 


Conundrum Press

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Fanny & Romeo
by Yves Pelletier and Pascal Girard

It’s him or the cat in this charming collaboration between first time author (and renown Quebec comic actor) Yves Pelletier and the established artist Pascal Girard (winner of the Doug Wright Award for Bigfoot). The story concerns a young couple, Fanny wants to have children, and Fabien doesn’t feel ready. Then a cat called Romeo comes into their lives. She falls in love, but he’s allergic. Fanny becomes more and more attached to the cat, to the point where she actually rents a separate apartment for it. But it turns out her Romeo has actually been two-timing her. A perfect blend of Pelletier’s writing with Girard’s beautiful watercolours, this story will warm the hearts of cat lovers and people lovers alike! 


Secret Acres

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Songs of the Abyss
by Eamon Espey

In what promises to be the most elaborate event in our history, we’ll be bringing you Eamon Espey’s Songs of the Abyss, his new collection and our Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival debut – and there will be a live adaption of his story “Ishi’s Brain” at Tomato House the night before BCGF. In collaboration with Lisa Krause of the Black Cherry Puppet Theater, Espey has developed a performance that will go far beyond a mere reading, including sculpture, shadow puppetry, masks, marionettes and an original score from Stephen Santillan (Thank You, Ghost Life). Our host, Tomato House, is the gallery and performance space founded by Matt Thurber (1-800-MICE). The performance of Ishi’s Brain will also serve as the centerpiece of the Norwegian comics collective Dongery’s book release celebration. We’re sure we’ve never seen anything like this before. Miss this, and you may never see anything like it again.
 
Songs of the Abyss is the evolution of Eamon Espey’s Wormdye, his debut collection from Secret Acres. Following his obsession with grotesque spirituality, Espey delivers ancient Egyptian gods who give birth to biblical giants. Santa Claus is revealed as an agent of the Devil. A scientist performs sadistic experiments in search of enlightenment. All of this is rendered in Espey’s inimitable compositions, in black ink and, for the first time, stained glass.


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Domino Books

The Mind Theater by Austin English
A collection of the short stories Freddy’s Dead and Tea for Two


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“You Dont Look Like (Anyone I Know)”
by Maria Hoey

A 12-page urban mystery. 
Offset and silkscreen printed in an edition of 500.


Matt Huynh

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Wael Zwaiter. Unknown
DESCRIPTION: Palestinian poet Wael Zwaiter was the first of a series of assassinations by the Mossad Israeli secret service in response to the 1972 Black September attacks in Munich. This will also be performed for the first time at the Sydney Opera House’s Graphic Festival on Sunday the 11th.

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Seven Offerings
DESCRIPTION: The seven offerings are symbolic material stimuli to nurture gracious mindfulness & awareness of impermanence. It’s also the title of my paperback collection of calligraphic ink illustrations, including unpublished work, self-promotion, series and work from the New York

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Harriette, More or Less
DESCRIPTION: The story of runaway girl guitarist, Harri, in New York.


Partyka

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The Suitor
by Shawn Cheng
A young arctic lass receives increasingly outlandish gifts from a mysterious source. Who could it be?

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Road of Knives: Night in the Goblin Fortress
by Shawn Cheng, Matt Wiegle, and Zak Smith
Road of Knives is a “battle blog” where Shawn and Matt and other artists take turns drawing monsters fighting each other. This volume collects the latest “chapter” in the ongoing saga.

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Let’s All Go to the Pants Farm
by Matt Wiegle
The great crushing gears of life grind on as the whole family takes a trip to go pants picking at Farmer Huckle’s pants grove. 

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How to Spell: Illustrated Essays
by Sally Madden
A nonfiction bonanza from Sally Madden featuring psych musician Bobb Trimble, accidental haircuts, the prank that created Billy Ocean’s biggest hit, and more.


Rosebud Archives

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And So To Bed
Rosebud Archives is proud to present Gluyas Williams’ timeless tale And So To Bed to a new generation and in a spectacular format. Reproduced from the original artwork and presented as a board-book for all ages, this edition showcases in large scale the elegant penwork of one of the America’s cartoon masters. Children and former children alike will identify with one of humankind’s titanic struggles: going to bed – lights out – when told. This wordless picture story, evoking memories and chuckles, showcases the genius of Gluyas Williams and his ability to capture such universal feelings and portray them engagingly. It is what has made And So To Bed one of the most beloved cartoons in American history.    

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LIFE – The Complete Covers of John Held, Jr.
The original LIFE magazine was a funny, lively, clever weekly; a vivid reflection of its times and the journal on which The New Yorker modeled itself. It also boasted covers by the greatest cartoonists of the day. One of those artists was John Held, Jr., whose flappers and sheiks of the Roaring Twenties show us what the Jazz Age acted like and dressed like, how it danced, how it drank and partied and flirted, and broke hearts. Rosebud Archives is proud to showcase and collect for the very first time these classics of American culture to a new generation in its PadFolio format: an oversized portfolio of detachable prints. 

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The LIFE Covers of Maxfield Parrish
Straight from the Golden Age of Illustration to your home, Rosebud Archives collects for the very first time the complete LIFE magazine covers of Maxfield Parrish. Created over a 25 year period, these timeless works of graphic mastery from a peerless artist who would even have a color named after him are showcased in the PadFolio format: an oversized portfolio of detachable prints. 

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The Apocalypse
Presenting the signature achievement of one of history’s great graphic expositors, Rosebud Archives resurrects Albrecht Dürer’s visionary woodcuts illustrating the mighty messages of the Book of Revelation in its most spectacular format to date. This Rosebud Archives PadFolio (an oversized portfolio of detachable prints) restores and reproduces Dürer’s woodcuts from a rare edition originally published over a century ago by the legendary Will Bradley and Robert Howard Russell, and includes accompanying passages from the Authorized Version’s Book of Revelation. Special care has been taken to present the text and art with the quality they deserve; and to publish an edition for permanent appreciation. 

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The Seven Deadly Sins
Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s most famous series is collected by Rosebud Archives and reproduced both in its original format and as black and white line-drawings; complemented by several additional, often Biblical, scenes. Presented as engravings by Pieter van der Heyden after drawings by Bruegel, these vivid and surreal genre scenes by the Flemish master tackle the vices that can seduce humanity. Significant artwork by a master, and an important branch in the family tree of comics and narrative art. 

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Kids at Play Vol. 1: The Birds-Eye Views of Harrison Cady, 2nd Edition
Now including an additional print and a reproduction of a newly-found copy of a previously-subpar printing, this astonishing collection of Cady’s elaborate and playful birds-eye views is a treasure and feast for the eyes. Before cell-phones and computers, before television and video games, kids still found a way have fun, horse around, and cause trouble. A story and character in every inch of every image, this PadFolio collects Harrison Cady’s busy scenes, lovingly restored and collected for new and future generations to enjoy. 

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Famous Villains of the Theater
This short booklet features John Held Jr.’s illustrations of theaters most nefarious cads, done in an uncharacteristic style. Seeing light for the first time in several decades, Held’s depictions of theater’s famous villains is now available to a new audience.  


Revival House Press

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Everything Unseen  #3
by Drew Beckmeyer
“Yet another installment of Drew Beckmeyer’s philosophical caper, Everything Unseen, featuring straw-hats, sand-castles and ritualized sacrifice”
 
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Ritual #2
by Malachi Ward
“In a futuristic episode titled “The Reverie,” Malachi Ward depicts the unsettling nature of having one’s wishes truly granted”


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what does the garbage man say?
by Mickey z
a short risograph printed comic booklet zine explaining garbage men. 10 pgs


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WEIRD
The second volume of the elusive anti-magazine edited by Noel Freibert, featuring work by Sasha Wiseman, Michael Comeau, Leon Sadler, Jon Chandler, Max Mose, Andy Burkholder, and many more…


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HYPERSPEED TO NOWHERE 2, RETURN TO ENTROPY
By Lale Westvind, 2012 
8.5 x 11, 45 Pages, Full Color
An emergency shortcut through a red star causes the disruption of the will box drive. Escape is difficult and complex. Rambunctious jerks and skin traders crashing through 3 interwoven sci-fi-ish myths, in energetic colors and wild lines. 
 


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Operation Margarine #1 by Katie Skelly


Dongery

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Dressed To Piss: It’s a typical Dongery Fanzine. It’s a dress and It’s pissed.

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Guns’n’roses: Another typical Dongery Fanzine, debuted in Paris Last week to screaming resposibility. It’s not a dress. It’s not pissed.

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Pfft!: A mighty duck is getting pissed about the world.

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The Big Dongery Box! Just saying/Strålende opplegg: this is the most fantastic thing we have ever seen. It’s 1456 pages containing everything we have Made of fanzines since 1997. This is not piss.


Foe Books

A new project, Foe works to produce limited edition monographs investigating notions of antagonism in the creative practice.

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Laura Brothers
SPILLANDTHRILLS
Two Color Risograph Cover
B/W interior

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Jessica Ciocci
‘HI?’
Two Color Risograph Cover
B/W interior

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Katelyn Farstad
The Undrainable Stye
Two Color Risograph Cover
B/W interior

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Justin Schaefer
Crazy Mon
Two Color Risograph Cover
B/W interior

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Travess Smalley
Digital Compositions 1–4 (Black/White)
Two Color Risograph Cover
B/W interior

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Aaron Anderson / Eric Carlson
Hans Foe

Two Color Risograph Cover
B/W interior


GCPM at table U 32 represented by Josh Burggraf and William Cardini will have several books debuting:

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Cardini is releasing Vortex 3:

Cardini’s comics are melty, black-and-white pixelated psychedelia. Drawn on a computer and filled with repeating patterns, each story explores a different corner of the Hyperverse. The Hyperverse is a realm filled with immensely powerful beings who battle over worlds with strange geologies and hoard advanced technologies created by space wizards.

Vortex #3 continues the adventures of the Miizzzard on the planet of the shape-shifting aliens who call themselves the Vortex. In Vortex #2, the Miizzz entered the communal dreamscape of the ultra-violent Vortex to try and free their minds from outside control. Now the Miizzz must battle through layer after layer of berserk nightmares.

Burggraf is doing a double release:

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FUTURE SHOCK 2 and FUTURE SHOCK 3

FUTURE SHOCK 2; ASTRO SCI-FI VULGAR PLUS is the more adult themed of the two anthologies.  It features comics by:
Max Bode
Danica Dora
Josh Bayer
Pat Aulisio
Ryan Dirks
Steve Fuentes
Victor Kerlow
and Josh Burggraf 
it is 40 pages, full color.

FUTURE SHOCK 3; APOCRYPHAL APOCALYPSE has more of a Sci-Fi feel to it.  It features comics by:
Alex Degen
Sungyoon Choi
William Cardini
Det Roc Boi
Vincent Giard
Anuj Shrestha
Victor Kerlow
and Josh Burggraf
it is also 40 pages, full color.


Oily Comics

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Lou 8
Lou and her new friends make a big discovery. All silent issue with Melissa Mendes’s knack for depicting kids on display.

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The Virgin
Internet typos, creeping, and Scott Longo’s unique cartooning.

Real Rap 1
Duh Sludge searches for real rap. Ben Urkowitz is your new favorite cartoonist.

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Foreground
Another challenging and poetic work from Andy Burkholder. This one is about a poet.

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Word & Voice 3
Aaron Cockle continues his post-apocalyptic journey in his finest issue yet.

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Gnomes
Jokes and Gnomes. ’nuff said.


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Tales of the Night Watchman
Next Saturday, the Brooklyn Comics & Graphics Festival will take place in Williamsburg, BK.  We’re very excited to be a part of it and hope you will be able to join us in attending.  In light of the destruction caused by Sandy, Lara and I have elected to donate 100% of our sales revenue for the day to theFood Bank for New York City who are presently assisting those in need across the Five Boroughs.  We will also match our revenue 100% in a personal donation.  That means we will make a donation twice as large as the amount we make at BCGF.

Now we know we’ve included some folks in this e-mail who do not live anywhere near NYC and will not be able to make it.  If you’re interested in supporting our efforts, we’ll also be donating 100% of sales generated by online orders starting today and ending midnight November 10th (the day of BCGF).  This includes Etsy and Lush Comics (if you wish to buy Issue One digitally).

Aside from just wanting to help out, we are excited to announce that we have four brand-spankin’-new pieces for sale that will debut at BCGF!  They are:

All of these items are up for sale starting today on our website but will not ship until after BCGF as that is where they officially premier.  We’ll make our donation Monday, November 12th.

Thanks so much for your support and we hope to see you all at BCGF, table D24!

Comments

  1. Well, bank account: it was a pleasure getting to know you.

  2. Pappy says:

    I recognize it’s not a top concern, but i wonder if you’re aware of how these insanely long image dump posts wreak havoc on someone’s RSS feed.

  3. Pappy — hm might be able to send out in a custom feed. Would you rather have excerpts for everything?

  4. I’m taken by the stark contrast of the numerous Retrospectives of amazingly talented illustrators and titles featuring cartoonists who believe craft is the enemy.

  5. I should mention I am more likely to go because of this. Shit, I might just go for that Galactus poster itself.

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