Yet more incredible debut books from tomorrow’s Comic Arts Brooklyn fest, being held at the Mt. Carmel Church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and the Knitting Factory down the street.
“Dispatch from a fallen world”
The first issue of this dystopian sci fi magazine and will debut at CAB 2013. Featuring comics, art and writing by Ben Brubaker, Giancarlo Corbacho, Nina Carelli, Anya Davidson, Leon Sadler, Yuriko Katori, Mendon Kissling, Lane Milburn, Ben Mendelewicz, Adam Ryder, White Swallows, Panayiotis Terzis, and Curtis Hamilton. Risograph printed in a limited edition of 200 in Black, Blue and Red. Published by Megalith Press. $10
SPECTRUM TEST 2nd EDITION
Megalith Press has published a second edition of the out of print booklet SPECTRUM TEST by Panayiotis Terzis, originally published by UK based Bronze Age Editions. From Printed Matter’s website:
“In Spectrum Test artist Panayiotis Terzis washes watercolor paintings in and out of color extremes. His subject matter is geometric and playful, within which waves of color swirl and eddy, mimicking the forms at the fringes of oceans and rivers, where water courses through soil. Terzis works in comics, and his flowing geometric paintings are complemented by cartoons of mythical creatures which appear to have been doodled on rainbow scratchboard by a fantastical, bored teenager. Terzis’s work covers all degrees of the visual spectrum, in color, in movement, and in subject matter, enjoying both the gradual and the sudden juxtaposition of opposites.”
Offset printed, 24 pages, $10; published by Megalith Press in an edition of 100.
CREEPS ANNUAL IV
CREEPS Annual was founded in Fall 2009 as a non-profit publication and artist collective. United through a mutual affinity to grotesque and bizarre subject matter, CREEPS operates as a platform for emerging artists, as well as an ongoing experimental collaboration, both in print and online. CREEPS IV, our first full color issue, features the work of twenty four veteran and new CREEPS bound in a screen printed cover by the incredible White Swallows with a fold out insert by Giancarlo Corbacho.
Featuring works by Alabaster, Anthony Iacono, Death Rat, Britt Kuechenmesiter, Butt Dilly, Camden Moriarty, Caroline Chandler, Chris Wednesday, Florencia Escudero, George Heintz, Giancarlo Corbacho, Jensine Eckwall, Johnny Dombrowski, Keat Teoh, Kirsten Flaherty, Kristof Goeser, Kyle C. Mumford, Nina Carelli, Panayiotis Terzis, Patrick Busteed, Randi Shandrowski, Simone McCarthy, White Swallows, Yuriko Katori
Offset with screen-printed cover, printed in an edition of 250, $12
a broadsheet newsprint zine of new drawings by heather benjamin.
it costs $5.
Shadow Hills #2
The second issue of my new series will debut at CAB. The series is a mystery about disease, oil, friends and death. I’ll also have the first issue at table D32, along with some prints.
20pp, color covers, black and white interior, $3
Book 7 of the series features the main character Captcha and her Earth-2 friends V.Ramp, Life Vest, Cleo and her E.T. go between, the Space Ship Cat. Captcha explores pineal activations, psychic self defense, the crystal grid, and learns of the Remlocki.
VIP: THE MAD WORLD OF VIRGIL PARTCH
Virgil Partch burst onto the scene in the nation’s magazines with his zany, sometimes surreal, but always hilarious cartoons, catapulting his career virtually overnight. Known to millions by his signature, “Vip,” this comedic genius was unlike anything the world had seen before. His unique brand of humor and trendsetting approach to cartooning ushered in a new era of the gag cartoon and pioneered a standard of madcap humor across the spectrum of comedy and the trailblazing pages of Mad magazine.Virgil Partch was the most sought-after cartoonist of his generation, as well as one of the most prolific and influential cartoonists of his era. Presenting the only comprehensive collection celebrating Partch’s rollicking life and career, his brilliant artwork and writings are reprinted from original art, primary-source publications, and family archives.
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS, $49.95
THE WIDE OPEN SPACES – PANORAMA CARTOONS BY GLUYAS WILLIAMS
Gluyas Williams was cartooning’s hidden hero; in person, as quiet as his work. Cartoonists and fans marvel at his clean lines, flawless compositions, and spotting of blacks. In this oversized PadFolio, you will see the full extent of his brilliance; the finest of the finest by the cartoonists’ cartoonist as he spread his wings, as it were, over double-page spreads in the pages of nearly century-old magazines. Panoramic views of… historic events? Frenzied attractions? Crazy mêlées? No. Here you will find family picnics. Hotel lobbies. Neighborhood get-togethers. The warp and woof of more than American middle-class life: of human nature, of people at their most common, basic, modest preoccupations. The genius of – and in – the everyday. It is the modest magic of a Gluyas Williams panorama. After years of research and restoration, this splendid work has finally been compiled into one anthology. Panoramas of affection and associations, by cartooning’s hidden hero.
ROSEBUD ARCHIVES, $49.95
by Gregory Benton.
“B+F,” Gregory Benton’s MoCCA Award of Excellence-winning fable, explores an otherworldly forest with a woman and a dog as they encounter its denizens, both benevolent and malicious. A wordless meditation on goodwill, hostility, and isolation.
Co-published by AdHouse Books & Éditions çà et là, $19.95
Operation Margarine #4
The continuing saga of wild girls on motorcycles. 20 pages, b&w, self-published.
Leslie Stein (Eye of the Majestic Creature) tells a tale about Lil Larry and her desk.
Oily Comics 4.25″ x 5.5″ 12 pages B&W $1.00
Melissa Mendes (Freddy, Lou) presents this beautiful full color comic a kid with fighting parents and a wolf-mask. Guaranteed to tug your heart out. Originally done for Frank Santoro’s Comics Workshop contest.
Oily Comics 6.75″ x 8″ 16 pages full-color $3.00
THE GRASSY KNOLL
Chicago cartoonist Nick Drnaso has created 12 masterful pages of men and women picking up trash. Not to be missed.
Oily Comics 7″ x 8.5″ 12 pages full-color $3.00
Sugar Booger (one shot)
The kids want to make Sugar Booger a Thanksgiving to remember, but they come up short. Sugar Booger saves the day with candy boogers!
By Kevin Scalzo
16 pgs, all ages, $1
Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever #3
The next installment of the greatest love story ever told, Glenn’s mother is still living with him and Henry, until Glenn runs away…Karaoke reunion, flu shots, tragic events, and Freddy Mercury!
By: MariNaomi , Justin Hall and Tom Neely
Microcosm Publishing: $5.00
Why We Drive: The Past, Present, and Future of Automobiles in America
Comics, text, and historic photographs tell the story of the rise of the U.S. highway system and the corresponding demise of rail and public transportation. Also shown is the story of how we can ditch the car and rebuild the functional transportation system.
By: Andy Singer
Microcosm Publishing: $13.95
Meal Deal With the Devil
An adult version of a children’s books with a record that let you know when to turn the page, Meal Deal features three brand new & exclusive Bobby Joe Ebola tracks for bratty little monsters of all ages, as well as a two ‘story songs’ tracks that you can read-along with!
By: Dan Abbott, Jason Chandler and Corbett Redford
Microcosm Publishing: $19.95
Bobby Joe Ebola Songbook
The Bobby Joe Ebola Songbook features easy-to-learn lyrics and chords to over 90 songs by the infamous satiric duo, Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits, along with hilarious illustrations from Jason Chandler of Horrible Comics and over 40 more of the best illustrators from the art world, the comic book world and beyond.
By: Dan Abbott, Jason Chandler and Corbett Redford
Microcosm Publishing: $15.95
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.