Kilgore Books & Comics announces ambitious fall schedule with van Sciver, Gennis and more


  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 […]

Webcomic Alert: “Unnamed” videoo game/ superhero comic by Box Brown


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!

Comic Arts Brooklyn Debuts Part 1: punks, witches, cats, 3D Jim Woodring, more


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!

You can now subscribe to Retrofit’s dynamite 2015 lineup


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.

Reviews: A Murder of Cartoonists

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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 […]

To Do Tonight May 16th: Box Brown reads Andre The Giant at Bergen Street


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 […]

Interview: Box Brown on Andre The Giant: Life and Legend


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. […]

Andre the Giant has a graphic novel — and now a cover


Box Brown’s Andre the Giant: Life and Legend GN bio promises to be a sympathetic look at one of the greatest sports entertainment personalities of all times, and the cover has just been released over on Grantland, which also interviews Brown: In many ways, we all have extraordinary circumstances thrust upon us in life and […]

Reviews: Comics from Comic Art Brooklyn and beyond


  Here for your perusal, I examine a pile of worthy comics and graphic novelish books that I have found in my travels to Brooklyn; from a few book release parties at Bergen Street Comics, The Brooklyn Book Festival and most recently, Desert Island owner Gabe Fowler’s brand spanking new Comic Arts Brooklyn festival. ______________________________________________________________ […]

INTERVIEW: Box Brown Announces New DIstribution Deal for Retrofit Comics


Box Brown (“Belen!”, “Love is a Peculiar Kind of Thing”) is a fixture at indie comics shows, tirelessly producing his own bold and appealing short comics on a regular basis, but also, in 2011, launching an experiment in the return of the “floppy” or mini-comic via branding in the form of Retrofit Comics. Retrofit consists […]