We all know the game “Tetris.” It’s addictive and embedded in the halls of video game history. Did you know though that it originated from Russia? How about that near the pinnacle of its popularity, it became entangled in a controversy that eventually escalated into an international incident? Published by First Second, Box Brown’s graphic […]
A fascinating, multifacted gem of a comic that is up for the Eisner Award for Best Reality Based Work. The book’s creator, Box Brown, is up for the Best Writer/Artist award.
by Stephen Harrick Box Brown’s modus operandi as a cartoonist is to scrutinize aspects of popular culture and unearth their messy and unsanitized realities without judgment. His takes on Andre the Giant and the making and selling of Tetris demonstrate that he is adept at revealing the intricacies of those things that we thoughtlessly […]
Denver-based comics publisher Kilgore Books & Comics has announced its fall publishing lineup via a crowdfunding campaign. The crowdfunding campaign aims to help publish those 4 new comics and also serves as a pre-ordering incentive. The list of comics includes The Plunge by Emi Gennis, a story about the first person (Annie Taylor Edison) to go […]
Box Brown (Retrofit Comics, Andre” is serializing a new unnamed comic that deals with fantasy/superhero/video game elements as an unnamed hero deals with the tedium of grinding, and argues with another explorer over the life of crystal thieving. It’s a few pages in, but another solid entry in the “magical kingdom” genre of indie comics. Jump on board!
This weekend it’s Comic Arts Brooklyn in Williamsburg and here’s a look at the books that will be debuting. Thanks to all the contributing publishers and cartoonists for supplying the info and lightening our wallets.
Because there were so many new and exciting books I’m splitting this into two parts. Look for part two tomorrow!
If there’s such a thing as “a big micro press” Retrofit Comics might just apply. With a monthly schedule of small, attractive books by the premiere cartoonists working, they’ve put out some of the most notable comics of the past few years, including Wicked Chicken Queen by Sam Alden, Tom Hart’s Daddy Lightning, and Flocks by L. Nichols.
And now you can subscribe to the whole 2015 lineup, which is a stunner, including works by Olivier Schwawen, Matt Madden, Kate Leth and more.
While we were enjoying Comic Arts Brooklyn this year, my partner Marguerite Van Cook and I took a break from the excitement of promoting our new Fantagraphics Book The Late Child and Other Animals to go across the street to a little coffee bar and have a snack. The young counterperson noted the influx of […]
I’ve been remiss in announcing localish events but there’s a good one tonight at Bergen Street Comics where Box Brown will read from Andre The Giant: Life and Legend. Deets: Friday, May 16th 8:00PM Comics Reading, Signing and Book Release with Box Brown! This Friday will see Box Brown–one of our favorite alternative cartoonists–rocking his major label debut,Andre […]
Standing at seven and a half feet tall, pro-wrestler Andre The Giant more than earned his title over a three-decade career which saw him wrestle in America and Japan and memorably then turn his attention to the silver screen. And this month sees the first substantive biography of André René Roussimoff published by First Second. […]