Boy, does time come around fast- it seemed like just a few days ago I was writing up the preview for s!13 Life is Live. A comics fan must never complain about time speeding by though, as it means the release of good material is ever more imminent. And so it is with the upcoming volume of s!, the Baltic comics anthology from fantastic Latvian comics publishers, kus komikss. This fourteenth volume is themed around one of my favourite topics: sports. I love sports (watching, not playing, cough, cough) and the psychological, competitive and spectacle nature of it all, so I’m very much looking forward to seeing those, and other, aspects interpreted by the various artists involved.
With a cover by Amanda Baeza, the 164 page, full-colour anthology again assembles a roster of 22 international artists, some of whom have previously contributed to the kus! and s! comics line, along with newer faces. There are quite a few names in the list I don’t recognise, which is nice; you can always rely on Kus in bringing fresh and genuinely interesting talent to your attention. Below you can find an exclusive 9-page preview from s!14 which should give you an idea as to the range and quality of comics curated. A full list of contributors is available at the end of this post.
s! 14 will release on the 27th of August and is available for pre-order here, for the very reasonable price of $13, inclusive of shipping to anywhere in the world. However, Kus are also currently giving you the opportunity to win a copy of the new s! 14 anthology, simply by liking their Facebook page and sharing this post. That’s 164 pages of amazing, full-colour comics for free in exchange for a couple of mouse-clicks- get on it! Competition ends on Saturday.
Full contributors list: Amanda Baeza (Chile/Portugal), Anna Vaivare (Latvia), Conor Stechschulte (USA), Dace Sietiņa (Latvia/The Netherlands), Dāvis Ozols (Latvia), Emelie Östergren (Sweden), Ernests Kļaviņš (Latvia), Jeroen Funke (The Netherlands), Josh White (USA), König Lü.Q. (Switzerland), Lai Tat Tat Wing (Hong Kong), Luka Va (Lithuania), Marc M. Gustà (Spain), Marlene Krause (Germany), Mārtiņš Zutis (Latvia), Michel Esselbrügge (Germany), Michiel Budel (The Netherlands), Mikus Duncis (Latvia), Nicolas Zouliamis (Belgium), Ratigher (Italy), Rūta Daubure (Latvia), Søren Mosdal (Denmark)