Tomorrow it’s Comic Arts Brooklyn from 11-7 at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and as is Beat tradition, we are here to presentn the 2019 CAB Debuts! These are by no means the only new books debuting at the show, but it’s a parade of fresh faces, fresh books and fresh looks, and perhaps something here will tickly your comics reading fancy.
The Death of The Master
By Patrick Kyle
An absurdist, art brut rumination on society’s structures presented in Patrick Kyle’s singular style.
After the sudden death of a beloved patriarch who promised eternal life to his followers, a topsy-turvy society attempts to reconcile the deluded teachings of their late leader with the harsh reality he left behind.
A collection of recent comic strips, including “The Netflix Saga”, various personal crises involving adult life in New York, and a couple interludes featuring the cartoonist’s dog.
On A Hot Summer Night I Like To Eat My Favorite Cartoon Characters
A 32 page collection of comics, stories, and images from the perspective of suburban youth.
With food and relationships as threads throughout the comic, Liz explores the abstract anxieties one can face as they grow up and search out for the non-perishable items in life that will last.
Inspired by Eastern landscapes, Asian folktales and surreal imagery, Fool’s Wish is a fantasy horror story about disrupting the natural order to obtain your greatest desires.
HANDS UP, HERBIE!
Hands Up, Herbie! follows the author’s father, Herb Perr, from a mob-linked Jewish family in Brighton Beach of the 40s and 50s, through the studios of Helen Frankenthaler and Mark Rothko, Reagan-era art activism, and a reckoning with the responsibilities of raising a family.
Nice Slice pizza zine
Nice Slice is a collection of new and exotic pizza slices, that can only be won by spinning a Pizza Prize Pie™️ at table K19.
George Washington, miracles, a tragic case of acne and UFO’s are considered in this limited edition comics anthology.
The Men in Power Are Fucking Your Kids
An art zine of Harry Nordlinger’s original illustrations from 2019
Softer Than Sunshine (east coast debut)
A collection of surreal/existential horror stories, by Harry Nordlinger, designed to stick in your head and leave you with a lingering sense of dread.
By Bill Wehmann
The cosmic journey of psychedelic skull fleeing its own body.
AN ODDLY ORGANIZED YEAR: AN 18 MONTH CALENDAR
NOV ’19 – APRIL “21 + MYSTERY CENTERFOLD!!!!!
- 19 original ink drawings
- 8.5″ x 11″ zine style
- NO MAJOR HOLIDAYS NOTED!
Not much else is known about this zine!
UNTITLED PENCIL COMIC
Untitled Pencil Comic is a risographed mini comic with a vellum cover, that tells the story of a girl’s communication with an ex solely using clickbait articles.
By Nicole Rodrigues
An android ship starts picking up floating frozen humans throughout space where they live in simulation rooms on the ship.
The Pumpkin Party
“The Pumpkin Party” is a spooky party at a pumpkin patch, made in the format of a victorian valentine form called a puzzle purse: a single sheet of paper that folds into itself.
A Girl & Her Dog
“A Girl & Her Dog” is a series of four-panel comics of a woman and her dog taking rambling hikes in a strange woodland world.
Grace, Jerry, Jessica & Me: Vol III
In the final issue of the series, the author meets Grace Jones and reflects upon how icons helped navigate his identity.
This book is the product of Kriota’s artists residency at the New York Academy of Medicine Library, and it includes a graphic memoir and her images of embroidery based on historical medical illustrations.
6.5” x 9”, 28 pages. $10
The opening text of the U.S. Constitution, including the Preamble and Article 1, Sections 1 – 4, as illustrated in the styles of American comics from the 1900’s to today.
5.5” x 7.5″, 16 pages. $3
By Karl Stevens
Irreverent b+w horror comics that explore witchcraft, Baphomet eroticism and arachnophobia.
16 year-old Justin wants to forget a humiliating robbery while his father is hell-bent on getting even, so they embark on an ill-conceived, all-night manhunt that exposes glaring differences in their attitudes toward conflict, violence, and masculinity.
By Joshua Ray Stephens
VENOMYTHS 00 is an arts and culture mag from the underground intergalactic resistance at least three hundred years in the future. When every thought and even biological minutia are regulated via a vast digital network, a printed book is an act of rebellion in and of itself.
Mermaid Parade is a memoir comic about sexual liberation, violation, death, and two very different parades.
By Tony Chao
Ratman is a graphic novel following the journey of a homeless man in New York City battling a sinister force pulling him farther and farther away from his humanity.
West Coast Soft Boys
By Matt Goldberg and Ian Mackay
Published by Hi-Bred
Two soft boys take a wild ride in this 20 page risograph comic full of triply colors and goofy antics.
Belfaust Episode 2( My Mother was a War bride)
Betty Grimm tells the story of her Mom’s WW2 romance.
Trump and his Cronies as Yokai in full color silkscreen
NOODLE FIGHT ISSUE 4
By Haan Lee
The 4th Issue of Noodle Fight, a comic about kickboxing, drug cartels, and hip hop.
by King Louie’s Lab
A Halloween special about a father preyed on by a shape shifter who takes the form of his deceased son.
TFU 2 (Total Fuck Up 2), which follows our favorite burnout on a day of debauchery and delinquency. 32 pages, B&W.
Slow Leak 3, my annual collection of comics and drawings I self-publish. Screenprinted cover, 40 B&W and Risograph color pages.
Channel Termination part 2
The second chapter of a long work exploring the IRL costs of social media celebrity.
Longform 90’s post apocalyptic junkyard brawler friendship tale.
LOUDER & SMARTER
Alex Krokus/Pyrite Press
The second collection of comics by famed anthropomorphic raccoon cartoonist Alex Krokus.
a short comic drawing parallels between the change in landscape in the far north due to climate change, and the changing of the main character’s body as they discover that they are actually very sick.
In five short stories Anna Haifisch blurs the boundaries between humans and animals in a subtle way: carnivores and herbivores meet at a nerve-wracking congress, we get to know a merciless, art-collecting lizard, meet dancing ostriches and a melancholy meditating octopus.
MELLOM COLLECTION No 4 – HUNGER
The Mellom Collections assemble small scenes of natural curiosities. The focus of the fourth issue “Hunger” is on colorful songbirds and their favorite dishes.
DEADENDIA: THE BROKEN HALO
In the second installment of this quirky, heartfelt LGBTQ adventure comic, war is brewing across the thirteen planes, and as always, haunted house attraction (and portal to hell) Dead End is right at the center of it.
Follow the Doll, issue 1
By Daryl Seitchik
The first part of a serialized, fully-watercolored graphic novel inspired by Russian folklore and magic.
Sometimes it’s good to stop and smell the proverbial roses.
BABIES HAVING GARFIELDS: AN EPIC TRAGEDY
By Aaron Shattuck
Garfield adopts himself to Nermal; it doesn’t go well (three-color risograph mimicking Ben Day processing; six pages + cover),
KILL YOUR DARLINGS
By Aaron Shattuck
A collection of mostly comedic ephemera, including short comics, illustrations and shameless fan art (two-color risograph cover; 16 color pages; 16 black-and-white pages).
Origin of a 17th century Dutch microscopist named Balthasar.
Pride, in Seven Parts
Written during the summer of World Pride 2019, “Pride in Seven Parts” is an attempt to understand the want for connection through sexual identity and community.
A 42 page sketchbook zine featuring a misc of messy drawings and writings (spelling mistakes included)
Boutique Mag #4
by Marc Bell & Friends
Boutique Mag #4 is a community newsletter written for these, our end-of-empire times. Steeped in a half-hearted nihilism, and geared towards a community that may or may not even exist, this mag is packed full of plenty for it’s hypothetical audience to pour over!
An Unknown Power
Edited by Cullen Beckhorn and Panayiotis Terzis
A book edition with work by over twenty artists from across the world. The theme centers around ambiguity in spiritual encounters, religious icons or worship imagery.
Ron Rege Jr.
Juli Majer & Cristian Hernandez
Enormous Face/Kalan Sherrard
Joel Skavdahl/Seagull Invasion
Hayley Dawn Miur
Are you afraid to be alone?
Warthog goes under the surface in this second Frog King & Warthog adventure.
“Towns” is an illustrated, wordless book that follows two people traveling to their brand new home, passing through many interesting and weird towns, and picking up some friends along the way.
IDK Sounds Fake: A Gender Scrapbook
Diary comics grappling with gender identity, fictional representation and performance