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.

Because of the volume of submissions this year I’m breaking this up into a few different posts to conserve server strength.

Jon Pham

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A handmade, 3-color risograph anthology comic featuring a new episode of the Deep Space serial, plus the debut of J&K, a funny little minicomic insert about 2 best friends’ search for free taquitos.

John Pham

Self-Published, $12

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Various portraits of characters from the J&K world, hand printed on a risograph. Also, cheap.

John Pham

Self-Published, $3


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THE Dormitory


Two teenage girls living in a near-future capitalist commune decide to sneak into the adult dormitory at night to see the goings on. When they meet a strange man in the dormitory’s basement, the night changes course.
12 4-color screenprinted pages by Conor Stechschulte.
Crepuscular Archives. 12$ Table D22

40 pg. Xerox zine symmetrically celebrating the many iterations of the female figure. 
By Maire Witt O’Neill
Table D22



Patrick Kyle

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New Comics #2 by Patrick Kyle
4 New Comics + Drawings by Patrick Kyle. 
7 x 10, 52 pages, Risograph print on Pink, Orchid and Goldenrod Paper.
Published by Mother Books


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Express Less #1,

by Lale Westvind.
28 full color pages of phantom sci-fi psychopathia sexualis!



First Second


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The Cute Girl Network
By Greg Means, MK Reed, and Joe Flood
First Second Books / $17.99
Jane’s new in town. When she wipes out on her skateboard right in front of Jack’s food cart, she finds herself agreeing to go on a date with him. Jane’s psyched that her love life is taking a turn for the friskier, but it turns out that Jack has a spotty romantic history, to put it mildly. Cue the Cute Girl Network — a phone tree information-pooling group of local single women. Poor Jane is about to learn every detail of Jack’s past misadventures… whether she wants to or not. Will love prevail?


Patrick Kyls

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4 New Comics + Drawings by Patrick Kyle.
7 x 10, 52 pages, Risograph print on Pink, Orchid and Goldenrod Paper.
Published by Mother Books


Ines Estrada

Borrowed Tails
by Inés Estrada
A collection of short comics based on overheard stories and imagined anecdotes. Intimate and feminine, in the most wild and unabashed sense, her acid watercolors transform the mundane into the magic.

Kuš! Komiksi, $5



Matthew Thurber

PictureBox INFOMANIACSINFOMANIACS is a graphic novel printed on paper all about the Internet. A hilarious detective story that manages to critique and explore digital culture,INFOMANIACS is marked by the author’s restless questioning and heightened sense of the absurd. With the iconic Amy Shit as his Philip Marlow, Thurber looks in on “The Scriveners of Tweet Street”, Albert Radar, a Joseph Beuys-lookalike psychiatrist, a perfectly preserved brain that has never seen the internet, an organic server farm, the Anthropamorphic Task Force, and so much more. But all of this is in service to a tightly plotted thriller. Think of it as The Long Goodbye for the Tumblr generation.

PictureBox, $22.95
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The Mysterious Underground Men
Osamu Tezuka

Originally published in 1948, The Mysterious Underground Men tells the story of Mimio the talking rabbit, as he struggles to prove his humanity while helping his friends save earth from an invasion of angry humanoid ants. While Tezuka’s New Treasure Island (1946-47) was the first major hit for the “god of manga,” the artist himself regarded this later book the first of his signature “story manga. Inspired by Bernhard Kellermann’s Der Tunnel (1913) and drawing widely on European and American science fiction, as well as Milt Gross’ own pioneering “graphic novel,” He Done Her Wrong (1930), this full-color edition of The Mysterious Underground Men will not only introduce to English-language readers a founding monument in modern Japanese comics. It will also offer a rare glimpse at the wide-ranging Western cultural sources that made up young Tezuka’s world.

PictureBox, $24.95


Koyama Press

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Fata Morgana
ISBN: 978-1-927668-03-0
8 1/2 x 11 inches, 48 pages, full colour, softcover
November 2013
Fata Morgana follows the adventure of a young boy through the landscapes of imagination. He encounters and befriends creatures that are, like all mirages, born out of aspects of his own unconscious. Presented in vibrantly colored two-page panoramas, Fata Morgana is a feast for the eyes and mind.
Jon Vermilyea is a multitalented Los Angeles-based illustrator, cartoonist, animator, and printmaker. His psychedelic, candy-colored illustrations and unique designs of the monstrous and mythical have left their mark on a wide range of clients including: Problem Solverz,Adventure Time, Marvel Comics, the acclaimed alternative band Animal Collective, and many more.

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S.F. #3
ISBN: 978-1-927668-00-9
7 x 10 inches, 60 pages, b&w interior, colour softcover
November 2013
Our precocious protagonist, Hupa Dupa’s family is blown up by pirates, so he’s recruited into the Space Fleet Scientific Foundation Special Forces to fight them. The S.F.S.F.S.F. is racing across the stars forming an alliance to win the war against the Pirate Nation. Hupa Dupa is a small kid, but he will “try his best” to “take positive action” in order to help!
Ryan Cecil Smith was born in southern California and currently lives and works in Nishinomiya, Japan. His work is a melange of imagery and style derived from both American and Japanese culture.

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Blobby Boys
ISBN: 978-1-927668-02-3
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, 52 pages, full colour, softcover
September 2013
Blobby Boys is a hilarious and slime-filled comic about pot smoking blobby bandmates who are equal parts Ninja Turtles and punks. Their exploits dealing, robbing and jamming are rounded out by the misadventures of Aging Hipster, Punk Dad and Cyber Surfer.
Alex Schubert was born in Mascoutah, IL and is based in Kansas City, MO. His tumblr-based blog Zine Police features excerpts from his sketchbooks and zines including The Dudes and Blobby Boys, which MTV praised as “one of the funniest dumbest bestest webcomics we’ve come across in a minute.”


Matt Huynh

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A young family displaced by the Vietnam War in 1978 encounter surprising pockets of private romance, tenderness and silliness in Malaysia’s Pulau Bidong refugee camps whilst awaiting news from home and of their uncertain future. Silk-screened cover, 60pp, 7 x 10″.

Matt huynh$9.99


Hangdai Editions

HDE PRphtooA brand new publishing concern launches at CAB with some familiar names:

HANG DAI Editions was founded in Brooklyn, NY by Gregory Benton, Dean Haspiel, and Seth Kushner over their mutual dedication to comix art. The imprint focuses on limited edition comix, graphic novels, and art books, with an emphasis on personal interaction at events, conventions, and signings.

The three principals each have long histories with traditional publishing venues and have now decided to take on the challenge of publishing independently, under the HANG DAI Editions imprint, in order to retain full ownership and control over select personal creations.

The HANG DAI Editions line will debut at Comic Arts Brooklyn on November 9, 2013 with three limited edition comic books. Benton unveils his man vs. nature tale, FORCE OF NATURE, Haspiel brings forth his one-man anthology, PSYCHOTRONIC COMIX, and Kushner collects three shorts from his autobio web-series in SCHMUCK COMIX.

The three New York City based creators, who share a studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn, plan to evolve the line into self-financed and crowd funded hardcover books, and are actively seeking distributors with which to partner.

HANG DAI Editions – creator owned, independently-produced signature works.

Twitter: @hangdai_comix


Conundrum Press



Enchanted Lion Books

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Ballad is a story about telling stories by the French graphic artist, Blexbolex. It’s also a story in which a spell is cast, a spell which falls over the reader as well. 
The book has just been selected as one of the Ten Best Illustrated Books of 2013 by The New York Times Books Review.
$22.95 ISBN 978-1-59270-137-3 280pp 5 5/8″ X 6 1/2″ hc


Burger Books/Records

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Retrospective memoir from NYC cult-cartoonist M. Wartella (Village VOICE, MAD) featuring long-out-of-print newspaper cartoons from the 90s and beyond. After previewing a limited-edition hardcover at SXSW, Burger Records will now debut the mass-market paperback edition at this year’s Comic Arts Brooklyn fest.


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