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Fanfare/Ponent Mon
Available via Knockabout Comics

Ponent Mon has been quietly rebuilding its backlist whilst preparing new material for 2016. So at the show Kiriko Nananan’s ‘Blue’ and Jiro Taniguchi’s ‘The Quest for the Missing Girl’ will both be available again after a long absence and all five volumes of the epic ‘The Summit of the Gods’ by Baku and Taniguchi are in print and available.

The Book Palace’s ‘Illustrators’ has reached volume 11 and the cover feature is on Brooklyn’s very own Donato Giancola. This title debuted at SPX but this is first airing in New York.


HOT JAZZ
with Max Zillion and Alto Ego
By Hunt Emerson
“Start with the tune, spiral off into foot-tapping fantasy, then come back to the tune a few hours later, that’s what Charlie Parker did, and that’s what Hunt Emerson does too, except that he does it with the story. The story of Max Zillion, the ace saxophonist man-handling his chosen instrument Alto Ego, rising to artistic heights with music and sinking through financial depths thanks to the machinations of Mean McMudda, the eternal agent who takes 100% and then some. Hunt Emerson is the only cartoonist who has had the courage to take jazz as his story, and he improvises on it like Charlie Parker did. Hunt Emerson is the arch-romantic, because Max Zillion always plays like a genius, and the arch-realist, because Max always loses out, and that is what jazz is all about.”  Miles Kington
120 Pages of stories including 32 pages in colour
25 pages of Gallery drawings by such luminaries as Dave McKean, Peter Bagge, Jay Lynch, Gilbert Shelton, Rian Hughes and many more.
Large Paperback with flaps 144pp 29.7 x 21 cm  ISBN: 9780861662487    $18.95


ALPHA – Directions
By Jens Harder
Fourteen billion years between two covers.
Alpha … directions tells nothing less than the story of evolution, from the Big Bang through the genesis of life up to the beginning of human civilization. In a 350 page compendium of stunning images Jens Harder manages to increase our understanding of the world combining natural scientific presentations, motifs from the most diverse creation myths and pop culture quotes.
Every image in the 365 page tome is sampled from existing media – cave paintings, etchings, pottery, photographs, film, comics, etc. then redrawn with Harder’s meticulous brush lines.
Praise for ALPHA
“This intricate, mind-boggling, coolest possible coffee table book”  Craig Thompson
“The Most Ambitious Work of Sequential Art Since… Well, Maybe Ever” C. K. Lidster – Amazon.com
Hardcover 360 pp 31 x 20 cm         ISBN: 9780861662456           $45.00


HIERONYMUS BOSCH
The Unauthorised Biography
By Marcel Ruijters
A fictionalised biography of Hieronymus Bosch, the late medieval painter. It is a commissioned work for the Bosch500 Foundation and the Mondriaan Art Fund, as a part of a large program of festivities scheduled for Hieronymus Bosch’s 500th anniversary in 2016
Hardcover 160 pp 28.5 x 21 cm        ISBN: 9780861662463           $30.00

 

 

Escape Plans
Daniel Zender

32 pages, 5.5 x 8.5
Risograph
Limited to 200
Printed by Tiny Splendor

Contains new comics, experiments, and paintings made in 2015 by Daniel Zender.


Dias de Consuelo
Dave Ortega
DIAS DE CONSUELO I is the first in a series about my 100-year old grandmother, Consuelo Castanon Herrera who was born in the middle of Mexico, in the middle of the Mexican Revolution. This issue “Dias de Fresnillo I” focuses on the relationship between her own mother Evarista and her grandmother Isabel, her parents’ courtship and the general harshness of everyday life in the middle of a war.


Men’s Feelings #2
by Ted May
published by Revival House Press

“Men’s Feelings appear once again. Ted May follows up the critically-acclaimed and Best American Comics-certified inaugural issue of his self-proclaimed “unfunny gag strips” with another delicate lampooning of the modern male psyche.


Two Yutes
Greg Kletsel

Self-published, 28 pages, 2 color Risograph zine. Compilation of illustrations and sketchbook drawings loosely based on the concept of “two youths”.


Koyama Press
CAB SIGNING SCHEDULE (TABLE U18)
12-13:00          Michael DeForge
13-14:00          Phil Woollam
14-15:00          Jane Mai
15-16:00          Robin Nishio
16-17:00          Julia Wertz

SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY
ISBN: 978-1-927668-25-2
$12.00
7 x 10, 128 pages, b&w, trade paper
November 2015

Autobio with bite.

This collection of diary comics features the ennui and wee of twenty-something Jane Mai whose emotions and art traverse the high and low. Moments of visual poetry and heartbreak are interspersed by bad body hair and bathroom disasters; much like life.

DRINKING AT THE MOVIES
ISBN: 978-1-927668-26-9
$15.00
6 ½ x 9, 220 pages, b&w, trade paper
November 2015

Julia Wertz is the anti-Bridget Jones; her diary comics are filled with life’s real and often really hilarious moments.

Representing Julia Wertz’s critically acclaimed first graphic memoir in a new format, with brand new material from Wertz, and an introduction by Janeane Garofalo. But don’t worry; we haven’t replaced any of the wrenching and ribald, whiskey-soaked coming-of-age tale. This is Wertz at her best, which is sometimes her worst.

WAILED
ISBN: 978-1-927668-19-1
$21.95
8 ¾ x 10, 80 pages, CMYK rich-b&w, trade paper
November 2015
Page through the lives of contemporary cartooning’s enfants terribles.

Wailed is an intimate chronicle of a group of friends who also happen to be the vanguard of alternative comics making. In stark black and white, the lives of these young artists are illuminated. Comics are often associated with the past, but this is a document of their future.

CROSSWAYS
ISBN: 978-1-927668-23-8
$22.95
10 x 13, 52 pages, 3 spot colours, trade paper
November 2015

A modern Mondrian; Woollam sees cities as a latticework of vibrant colour and fluid forms.

Crossways presents the ever-changing grids that make up the modern urban center, be they intersecting streets, crisscrossing wires or the ladder that climbs up the side of a building, as pure abstraction. For Woollam, landscape is liquid and the city is a medium as fluid as ink.


Lower East Side Story #5, Special double issue
Pete Friedrich
Look Mom Comics

Lower East Side Story #5 shows tensions building to the breaking point: a previously unknown disease is now running rampant, and the outlook is not good. The neighborhood sees the first after shocks of crack cocaine taking hold of its first victims, and Sponge may survive from Red’s brutal attack.

This is the next chapter of Pete Friedrich’s remarkable tale taking place in New York in the 1980s, a city at the brink of bankruptcy and total collapse.

This special double issue features 44 pages of art plus a color cover, with colors by Michael Neno.


Pure Entertainment #1 Pocket Book
Bob Camp, Peter Kuper, Mort Todd, J.B. Bonivert, Dave Simons, Gary Hallgren, Gene Fama, Michael Fontanelli, Eric Cartier, Voss, Pete Friedrich, and more!

Originally published in the 80s by Look Mom, Comics!, Pure Entertainment brought together some of the best cartooning talent in alternative comics from the New York area (and beyond!) to celebrate, denigrate and generally disseminate Rock Music.  Many of the artists in Pure Entertainment went on to bigger and better things and this reprint will provide a great “Then and now” perspective on these great cartoonists.

Pure Entertainment is a 72 page, B&W 5″ x 7.5″ pocket book edited by Pete Friedrich and featuring pieces by Bob Camp, Peter Kuper, Mort Todd, J.B. Bonivert, Dave Simons, Gary Hallgren, Gene Fama, Michael Fontanelli, Eric Cartier, Voss, and much more! The book includes a huge range illustrated of bands and songs – from early Roxy Music to New York Dolls to Devo to Geza X and everything inbetween, plus lots of original storylines!


STVR WRS
by Mark Todd
funchicken.com
2 color Risograph
22 Pages
6 3/4″ x 10 1/4″
Signed and numbered edition of 70

The force is strong with this one. A lovingly summarized retelling of Star Wars Episode IV told with dry humor and Mark Todd’s signature style.

 

Blood Lady Commandos
by Esther Pearl Watson
funchicken.com
2 color Risograph
34 Pages
6 3/4″ x 10 1/4″
Signed, glittered and numbered edition of 20

Phyllis and Gayle, two seniors from Nebraska and Texas, are sent to fight a drug war, battling Tiny Miracle and his henchmen.
Don’t mess with these lady Rambos!

 


Austin English

I’m excited to let you all know that there will be advance copies of my new book GULAG CASUAL, published by 2d Cloud, available this Saturday, Nov 7th, at Comic Arts Brooklyn. Also, DOMINO BOOKS, my publishing imprint, will debut THE SOCIAL DISCIPLINE READER by Ian Sundahl.

GULAG CASUAL will not be in stores until its official release date of April 12th 2016, so if you want to get a copy and avoid a 5 month wait, you should really swing by the festival and stop by the 2d Cloud booth (D7). I will be signing copies of the book at the booth from 4pm to 7pm. GULAG CASUAL collects 5 years worth of comics by me and I couldn’t be more proud of it and excited to be able to finally share it with readers!

I will also be at the festival all day running the DOMINO BOOKS booth (D7) where you can get copies of THE SOCIAL DISCIPLINE READER by Ian Sundahl. THE SOCIAL DISCIPLINE READER collects the best of Ian Sundahl’s self published series of the same name, much of which is hard to find or out of print. Social Discipline has long been one of our favorite comics here at DOMINO—Sundahl mixes beautiful figure drawing and tightly controlled storytelling over a template of pulp to express a personal attitude. DOMINO is proud to publish this book so that the work of one our favorite artists will finally be widely available.

Finally, mark your calendars for Friday, November 20th, 7pm-9pm. I will have a show of recent drawings at Desert Island in Brooklyn—I currently have an installation of my work up as the window display for the store, so this will be both a reception for that and a show of new works on paper. Hope to see you there and this Saturday at CAB!


In My Room: Raymond Pettibon Interview
Published by Desert Island

This limited edition zine is available exclusively at Comic Arts Brooklyn on November 7th, and contains Raymond Pettibon’s interview with Josh Bayer at CAB last year.  Profusely illustrated by Pettibon. $5 at the Desert Island table


š! #23 “Redrawing Stories From The Past
Kuš! Komiksi
Cover: Paula Bulling (Germany)
Contributors: Mārtiņš Zutis (Latvia), Max Baitinger (Germany), Paula Bulling (Germany), Vuk Palibrk (Serbia), Zosia Dzierżawska (Poland) and a postscript by Ole Frahm (Germany)

In this issue of š! five young European artists shed some light on one of the darkest periods of our past. They tell stories about victims of National Socialism based on incidents and biographies found and researched during the project “Redrawing Stories from the Past”. Accompanied by a comic artist and a comic theorist, the artists were supported in their research and artistic work for almost a year. The stories illustrate a rather unseen, forgotten or even marginalized part of our common memory and give voice to the lives of people who have not been heard before, thus offering a new perspective and better understanding of our present as well.


David Sandlin:


Mega Scatalog-silkscreen-published by Resurgo-Berlin 2015

Scatalog Vol 3- silkscreen -Sinland Press NYC 2015

Aging of Innocence-Riso Sinland Press NYC 2015

LOBE story-NEWSPRINT-POSTER-COMIC-Sinland Press NYC 2015


The World
By Valentin Seiche (FR) , 
Published by Peow (SWE)

An illustrated documentation of memories from The World, during and after the great war between the wizzards and machines. Fall deep into the puzzle of the world.  Peow studio’s first offset book, 80 pages of giant sized illustrations, three colors (printed with red, blue, and… a darker blue), + special… stickers and a supplemental file of sketches and behind the scenes notes and interview with the artist. 




The French Drop

Peter + Maria Hoey 

The book title refers to a coin trick by the same name. 
See the magic trick unfold over this 8 panel story of mystery and double-cross.
A 6 inch by 8 inch accordion fold book.
Screen printed in two colors on Stonehenge paper and book board.
The book was produced in nyc in an edition 50.


INKBRICK



INK BRICK no. 4
Edited by Alexander Rothman, Paul K. Tunis, Alexey Sokolin
inkbrick.com

Ink Brick is a journal dedicated to comics poetry that appears twice a year in spring and fall. In his review in The Comics Journal, Rob Clough called us “…the best possible place for newcomers to explore this rich new vein of comics.” This new issue features 72 full-color pages of original work by 24 creators. 

Hands: An Anti-Story
Kimball Anderson

Kimball Anderson’s experimental new mini from Ink Brick centers on iterative drawings of hands. Each set starts with a life drawing, with subsequent entries using each other for reference. These sequences buzz with subtle flickers and glitches. Paired with stream-of-consciousness text, they’re at once beautiful and unsettling.


Felony Comics #3
Negative Pleasure Publications

The latest installment in the series featured in America’s Best Comics 2015!  All new crime comics featuring new stories by Ben Passmore and Brigid Deacon and continuations of “The Red Swan” by Pete Toms and Harris Smith and “Poor Little Dum Dum” by Thomas Slattery and Harris Smith. Plus pin-ups by Michel Fiffe (Copra) and Amy Searles. Cover by Josh Burggraf. Action packed from first feverish page to the death drenched end.


Dog Everything
Andrea Tsurumi

A double-sided accordion devoted to all things dog. One side with watercolor canines, the other covered in black-and-white dog stories, all bound together with a dachshund blue band. 


Soothing the Troublemakers

Siobhan Gallagher

Collection of coloured comics involving puns and personal reflections.



Modern Tragedies
Siobhan Gallagher
Series illustrating the woes of living in the modern world.



Badass Baby
Siobhan Gallagher
A cool tattooed baby takes the world by storm with his considerate and hip behavior.




Two on Sonic


Stitching Together
Annie Mok

Two fever dream comics about Sonic the Hedgehog, and one mini-biography of Jim Henson, all with new graytones.

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