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.


KOYAMA PRESS

The Death of The Master

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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.


Schmutz!
Jess Worby
jworby.com
@jworbeast

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
Sam Grinberg
www.samgrinberg.com\

@samgrinberg/

A 32 page collection of comics, stories, and images from the perspective of suburban youth.


Perishable Goods
Liz Bolduc Sux
lizbolducsux.com
@liz_sux

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.


Fool’s Wish
Shawn Kuruneru
foolswish.tumblr.com

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!
Joey Perr
joeyperr.com

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
Brian Butler
@upperhandart

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.


STRANGE TALES
Alan Jennings
George Washington, miracles, a tragic case of acne and UFO’s are considered in this limited edition comics anthology.


Harry Nordlinger

The Men in Power Are Fucking Your Kids
@HarryNordlinger
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.


FACEMELTER
By Bill Wehmann
The cosmic journey of psychedelic skull fleeing its own body.


AN ODDLY ORGANIZED YEAR: AN 18 MONTH CALENDAR

by Holly Simple

NOV ’19 – APRIL “21 + MYSTERY CENTERFOLD!!!!!

  • 19 original ink drawings
  • 8.5″ x 11″ zine style
  • NO MAJOR HOLIDAYS NOTED!


Natasha Brennan

Not much else is known about this zine!


UNTITLED PENCIL COMIC
Caroline Cash
https://www.instagram.com/cash_browns

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.


Simulation
By Nicole Rodrigues
@lost.mirage

An android ship starts picking up floating frozen humans throughout space where they live in simulation rooms on the ship.


The Pumpkin Party
Sara Sarmiento
sarasarmiento.com

“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.

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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
Derek Marks
@derekgmarks

In the final issue of the series, the author meets Grace Jones and reflects upon how icons helped navigate his identity.


Silver Wire
by Kriota Willberg
kriotawelt.blogspot.com twitter.com/Kriota

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


Constitution Illustrated: Sampler
by R. Sikoryak
rsikoryak.com twitter.com/RSikoryak

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


Vanity Floppy

By Karl Stevens


Rotten Faith
Corinne Halbert

Irreverent b+w horror comics that explore witchcraft, Baphomet eroticism and arachnophobia.


“Cicero” (Preview
By Jason Mojica & Tim Kinsell

Comics

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.


VENOMYTHS 00
By Joshua Ray Stephens
www.thursdaycity.com

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

by Natalie Wardlaw

@Natalie.Wardlaw

Mermaid Parade is a memoir comic about sexual liberation, violation, death, and two very different parades.


Ratman

By Tony Chao

www.tonychaoillustration.com

@thechaoman

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

mattgoldberg.net / @goldmatt / hi-bred.net / @hi__bred

Two soft boys take a wild ride in this 20 page risograph comic full of triply colors and goofy antics.


DAVID SANDLIN

@david_sandlin

Belfaust Episode 2( My Mother was a War bride)

David Sandlin

Betty Grimm tells the story of her Mom’s WW2 romance.

FrightHouse

Trump and his Cronies as Yokai in full color silkscreen


NOODLE FIGHT ISSUE 4

By Haan Lee

@leezusconleche

The 4th Issue of Noodle Fight, a comic about kickboxing, drug cartels, and hip hop.


Misery

by King Louie’s Lab

@kinglouieslab

A Halloween special about a father preyed on by a shape shifter who takes the form of his deceased son.


 

Johnny Sampson

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

Mike Taylor

@late_era_clash

The second chapter of a long work exploring the IRL costs of social media celebrity.


ROUGH ONES

Written by Lucas McCaslin Illustrated by G. Davis Cathcart

roughonescomic.com

@gdaviscathcart

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.


warm winter
kimberly edgar
@deadbirdparty
www.kimberlyedgar.com

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.


Rotopol Comics

SCHAPPI
Anna Haifisch
www.hai-life.com\

@the.artist942

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
Rita Fürstenau
www.rita-fuerstenau.de
@rita_fuerstenau

The Mellom Collections assemble small scenes of natural curiosities. The focus of the fourth issue “Hunger” is on colorful songbirds and their favorite dishes.


NOBROW PRESS

DEADENDIA: THE BROKEN HALO
Hamish Steele
https://hamishsteele.co.uk

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
@Daryl.seitchik

The first part of a serialized, fully-watercolored graphic novel inspired by Russian folklore and magic.


The Grass is Always Greener When You Go Outside
by Timothy Reed
www.timart.info
@timart.info

Sometimes it’s good to stop and smell the proverbial roses.


BABIES HAVING GARFIELDS: AN EPIC TRAGEDY

By Aaron Shattuck

@aaron.shattuck

https://gumroad.com/aaronshattuck

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).


Balthasar
Julia Kim
@juliabkim
nothingfactory.net

Origin of a 17th century Dutch microscopist named Balthasar.


Pride, in Seven Parts

Mitchel Hunt

www.myowndog.com

@myowndog

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.


Existential Gardening
Gerard Dalbon
gerarddalbon.com

A 42 page sketchbook zine featuring a misc of messy drawings and writings (spelling mistakes included)


Neoglyphic Media

 

Boutique Mag #4
by Marc Bell & Friends
https://marcbelldept.com

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
www.neoglyphicmedia.com

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.

Contributors include:

Robert Beatty
Sarah Lammer
HOPE
Drew Miller
Lando
Baptiste Virot
Brie Moreno
Matt Lock
Ron Rege Jr.
Ben Marcus
Jinhee Han
Juli Majer & Cristian Hernandez
Enormous Face/Kalan Sherrard
Joel Skavdahl/Seagull Invasion
Lilli Carre
Kari Cholnoky
Margot Ferrick
Leon Sadler
Panayiotis Terzis
Nichole Shinn
Hayley Dawn Miur


My Irrational Fears
Marie Oh
marieoh.com
@bonebruised/

Are you afraid to be alone?


Below the Surface
Vikki Chu
Vikkichu.com
@vikki.chu

Warthog goes under the surface in this second Frog King & Warthog adventure.


Towns
Joe Maccarone
www.joemaccarone.com
@joemaccarone

“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
KJ Martinet
kjmartinet.com

Diary comics grappling with gender identity, fictional representation and performance

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