The fifth edition of Zainab Akhtar’s ShortBox is available for purchase worldwide. This is a curated box of short comics by the best indie cartoonists out there including Freddy Casrasco, Jeremy Sorese Areeba Siddique, and the red hot Rosemary Valero-O’Connell. As usual it’s an incredibly well curated list of cartoonists, with am emphasis on the literary side of the indie comics world.

ShortBox is available to order for £35 plus shipping – shipping to the US from the UK where is a bit pricey, but considering that all the comics are really novellas it’s still a good deal. (And the exchange rate is pretty bad right now as well, shhhhhh.)

Here’s a peek at what’s inside:

Hot Summer Nights by Freddy Carrasco, published by Peow, 40pp, black and white.

Barbara by Nicole Miles, 28pp full colour.

The Tar Pit by Jeremy Sorese, 60pp, black and white, with a full colour section. Perfect bound, A4.
Musings of a Muslim Hipster by Areeba Siddique, 52pp, full colour (cover to be finalised).

A ShortBox murder mystery, A4 limited-edition print
by Afu Chan.