Youth in Decline is another in the exploding field of Risograph-based micro-publisher run by Ryan Sands, perhaps best known for his Umezu-obssessed blog Same Hat and his zine Elecric Ant. Youth in Decline kicks off with Frontier, a new serial anthology where each issue focuses on a single artist.
Frontier is a quarterly art and comics monograph series. Inspired in part by South Korea’s SSE Project and in part by DC Comics “Solo” series, each issue will highlight exciting and challening new work by a single artist. The printing and look of each issue will change to match the style of art.
Frontier is focused on highlighting the work of up-and-coming talent in the North American indie comics scene, to introduce the work of international artists we adore, and to present uncommon dispatches from our favorite creators.
First up the experimental cartoonist Uno Moralez, whose bizarre, unforgettable work has not really been published in the US, if I’m not mistaken.
Youth in Decline has other stuff planned, check out the website for more details. Frontier will debut at TCAF.
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.