One of the “It” cartoonists at this year’s SPX was definitely Sam Alden, who took home the Most Promising New Talent Ignatz, and was generally mentioned by many people as a cartoonist to watch. While he’s yet to team-up with a “home” publisher, Uncivilized Books will be the first to put out an Alden collection. Tom Kaczynski announced that next year he’ll put out a book pairing Alden’s “Hawaii 1997” with a new story in a “flipbook” format.



Originally released on the web, “Hawaii 1997” is the story of a young boy’s beach encounter with a mysterious girl who introduces him to the wider joys and sorrows of life.


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