It is time for our sort of annual look at all the news books coming out at this year’;s Comic Arts Brooklyn fest. Feast your eyes on the wonders and beauties of what’s coming up! There are so many great books we’ve had to divide the debuts into several posts. And please note, some of the images are NSFW.
I hope you saved some money to buy all these amazing comics!
Adventures Of The Human Tree:
A Journey Into Misery Story
By Paul Hoppe
Mayhem! Thrills! Chills! Unnecessary profanity! Blobby Monsters and Strange Dimensions.
A new gonzo superhero story from THE COSMIC BEHOLDER universe! Risograph printed, with two and sometimes three colors. 32 pages.
By – Marcellus Hall
A lone man navigates the streets of KALEIDOSCOPE CITY in the aftermath of a broken romance. Buoyed by his curiosity and a search for meaning, with sketchbook in hand, he finds inspiration in unexpected places, from far-flung neighborhoods to fleeting glimpses of a mysterious woman. In this deftly constructed series of postcards to an unknown reader, Marcellus Hall lays bare our universal yearning for experience.”
The Case of the Missing Men
5.5×8.5 inches, 304 pages, b/w, trade paperback, $20
Nancy Drew meets David Lynch in this mystery thriller set in a remote and eerie east-coast village. The story follows a gang of young teens who have made it their business to investigate each and every one of their town’s bizarre occurrences as The Teen Detective Club (a registered afterschool program). Their small world of missing pets and shed-fires is turned upside down when real-life kid adventurer and globetrotter Sam Finch comes to town and enlists them in their first real case—the search for his missing father. In doing so, he and the teens stumble upon a terrifying world of rural secret societies, weird-but-true folk mythology, subterranean lairs, and an occultist who can turn men into dogs. The Case of The Missing Men is at turns funny, intriguing, eerie and endearing, and is beautifully illustrated in a style reminiscent of children’s pulp classics like Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys.
Eat To Survive: Fall 2017
by Jeff Mahannah
NEW EAT TO SURVIVE ISSUE!! 40 pages of Lust, Revenge, Jealousy, Dogs, Forbidden Love, Sewer Chicks and so, so much more. WARNING : EXTREME GRAPHIC SEXUAL CONTENT.
by Colleen Tighe
A horror story loosely based on a modern interpretation of the pro-union folk song Joe Hill, following a fast food franchise owner through the one night his decisions catch up to him.
So Buttons: CAB Special Edition
Written by: Jonathan Baylis
Art by: Thomas Boatwright, Lisa Eisenberg, Fred Hembeck, Joseph Remnant, Corinne Mucha, Tim Ogline, T.J. Kirsch, Paul Westover, Noah Van Sciver, Sam Spina & Mr. Alan
Blurb: In the tradition of Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor, it’s a magazine-styled, oversized, best-of, star-studded, auto-bio issue of So Buttons! This issue features cover art by one of the best cartoonists working today, Noah Van Sciver, paying tribute to a classic American Splendor cover by Robert Crumb and includes a new story about religious rebellion drawn by Chicago artist Corinne Mucha. This volume also features art by Joseph Remnant, Lisa Eisenberg, Fred Hembeck, T.J. Kirsch, Noah Van Sciver, and more!
“Baylis continues to get better with every issue of his collaborative autobio comic… a solid, satisfying piece of storytelling.” Rob Clough, The Comics Journal
The Lost Falcon
A bedouin finds a small falcon which leads him on a strange journey through the desert. With heat-activated ink, uncover the mysteries in this fantastical tale.
Dias de Consuelo 4
by Dave Ortega
The fourth in an ongoing series about the author’s grandmother and her childhood in Mexico at the height of the Mexican Revolution.
by Dave Ortega
A zine made up of illustrations of well-known Spanish language sayings.
SEVERED BABY PENIS
By Mike Diana
A meaty mini-zine collection of never-before-seen Mike Diana drawings, sketches & found photos from the outlaw comix artist.
by: Alexander Laird
A collection of all my favourite collages, water colours, and pencil crayon pieces I did in summer & fall 2016 when I had no job, was listless, but very artistically productive. Four colour riso printed, spiral bound 5×5 little book all for your enjoyment!!
‘Homuculus The Refuser’
By: Rodger Binyone
HTR is about DNA & cyborg creation via a Homuculoid Vessel’s journey from subterranean levels – to the outer cosmos.
Screenprinted / Risograph
By Veronica Graham
Dry Spells is a new collection of homespun enchantments by Veronica Graham. It is the first installment for Weather Reports, a series of seasonal “spell” books that are part comic strip and part visual poem. Available at the Most Ancient table F2.
By Karl Stevens
I’m debuting a 24 page ‘mini-comic’ (it measures 8.5X11″) of my Penny comics that were in the Village Voice.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.