Koyama Press Announces Spring list with Kyle, Koch, Sears, Johnson and the vagina kayak artist


And yet more awesome comics are on the way from Koyama Press, with a particularly fresh line-up of indie comics up and comers. Patrick Kyle is known for his oddball fantasies while Aidan Koch has already gotten attention for her evocative experimental comics. Cathy G. Johnson is a fast rising star with a book coming out from First Second next year and an Ignatz under her belt; while Ben Sears name came up constantly when I asked about emerging male cartoonists. In addition, Koyama Press will put out its first translated comics: What is Obscenity? The Story of a Good For Nothing Artist and her Pussy, the story of Japanese artist Rokudenashiko (“good-for-nothing girl” or “bad girl”) whose work achives being truly transgressive; the Massive duo of Anne Ishii and Graham Kolbeins bring this one to English. PLease note, this comic is not about cats.

And here’s the complete lineup:


Fall Preview: Merry Misadventures in Julia Wertz’s Drinking at the Movies


Continuing our look at this fall’s top graphic novels, Koyama Press is reissuing Julia Wertz’s Drinking at the Movies, originally published by Three RIvers press but here reissued with all new material and an intro by Janeane Garaofolo. Wertz’s comic strips are autobiographical, but fearless in their honesty, and forgiving in bringing a light touch to […]


Koyama Press Fall Preview: Lose #7 — now in color


It’s time to get back to what’s best in life: COMICS. The fall publishing season has been announced (and Spring ’16 is coming soon) so here’s some previews of what’s coming starting with Koyama Press . Next month will see the publication of Michael DeForge’s acclaimed series Lose with issues #7, now for the first time […]


Koyama Press Fall slate includes double DeForge, Mai, Wertz and more


Canada’s Koyama Press continues to present a lively slate of boundary-pushing work, and this fall they are putting out their biggest line ever, including two books by Michael DeForge, new books by Jane Mai, Cole Closser and some newcomers, a kid’s book and a revamped version of Julia Wertz’s Drinking at the Movies. I expect one of the most interesting will be Robin Nishio’s Wailed which follows “a group of friends who also happen to be the vanguard of alternative comics making.” And you thought The Sponsor was shattering!

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MoCCA Debuts from BIrdcage Bottom Books to Youth in Decline


It’s time for our annual look at some of the comics coming out for this weekend’s MoCCA Festival, being held this year at Center 548, is located at 548 W. 22nd Street, just off the Westside Highway, with programming at the High Line Hotel on West 20th Street and 10th Avenue. And here’s the books […]


Koyama Press Teams with Sequential for Digital GNs


Koyama Press is making many of its current and past graphic novels available in digital editions via the Sequential app. The titles available are yet to be announced, but according to the PR it will include some titles that have been out of print. “From cosmic art critiques to despondent, down-on-their luck cats, we’ve got […]


Koyama Press announces Spring line with Degen, Schubert, Lapalme and Harbin


Spring catalogs are in the air ad so are book announcements, Koyama Press has just announced its Spring releases with several top-notch books including the return of Alex Schubert’s Blobby Boys and a collection of Dustin Harbin’s diary comics.   MIGHTY STAR AND THE CASTLE OF THE CANCATERVATER ISBN: 978-1-927668-16-0 $15.00 6 ½ x 10, 172 pages, b&w, […]


SPX: Laser Eyes & Fire-Breath, Annie Koyama on Koyama Press


  by Zachary Clemente On Sunday of the 20th annual Small Press Expo (SPX), The Beat grabbed a strange, backless hotel couch surrounded by vacated folding tables with Annie Koyama, the past, current, and future Publisher at Koyama Press, the renown Toronto-based small-press publisher dedicated to promoting and supporting a wide range of emerging and established artists. […]


CAKE Report: Indie comics go to Chicago

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by Benjamin Rogers — Once again the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo was a huge success. CAKE 2014 featured over 120 exhibitors and drew 2,200 attendees over the course of the weekend, a ten percent increase from last year’s show. Conference organizer Neil Brideau said that CAKE was excited to continue increasing its scope, noting that “this was the first year we’ve had a large international presence.” He highlighted some artists who travelled a long way to attend the show such as Inés Estrada of Mexico, and Philippa Rice and Luke Pearson of the UK.


Comic Art Brooklyn 2013: the Debuts Part One – Blexbolex, Hangdai, PictureBox, Koyama, Wartella and more


Here’s a listing of the books that will be debuting this Saturday at the first Comic Arts Brooklyn festival. Information has been supplied by the exhibitors and hopefully something here will pique your interest. If you don’t find something to pique your interest, you don’t really like comics.


Koyama Press announces Spring 2014 titles: Kim, DeForge, Jacobs and Lim


Wow is it Spring already? In the publishing world it is. Koyama Press has just announced its titles for Spring 2014 aka TCAF time! and as usual they look irresistible. The lineup includes new releases by Michael DeForge and Jesse Jacobs. Information below:


Koyama Press announce Fall line up: little boys lost


Koyama Press have released the rest of their fall line up, with 3 new titles joining the previously announced Blobby Boys from Alex Scubert. Blobby Boys will be released in September along with the collected newspaper-style strips of Cole Closser’s Little Tommy Lost, which sees a lost Tommy looking for the way home, stumbling upon adventures […]


24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Jane Mai


Ah, Jane Mai, she who I am a little bit in love with. I think a lot of people were a little surprised by Mai’s first book release, Sunday In The Park With Boys, from Koyama Press late last year: finding the subject matter of mental quicksand, psychological cages and depression was largely at odds […]


Review: The Infinite Wait by Julia Wertz: bio, booze and books


The Infinite Wait by Julia Wertz Koyama Press I have a complicated and knotty relationship with auto-bio comics, beset by apprehension and cynicism. There’s no doubt the genre produces some interesting material- Art Spiegelman, Seth, Robert Crumb, to name but a few, but more recently I’ve found a lot of it to be, quite frankly, boring. The […]


BCGF: Koyama Press debuts "Spotting Deer"

Not only does Koyama Press have a spanking new website, they will also have some new books this weekend: Koyama Press will be bringing Michael DeForge, the Wowee Zonk collective and Steven Charles Manale from Toronto. We will be debuting Michael DeForge’s new book ‘Spotting Deer’. Wowee Zonk will have their new book ‘Wowee Zonk […]


Koyama Press debuts two next week

And speaking of the small press, Canadian Koyama Press is making a name as a real force on the scene with a series of high-quality books. They’re having a launch for two more next week in Toronto:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010, 7pm – 10pm