Recidivist Vol. IV

Recidivist Vol. IV

this book is NOT for everyone. if you are looking for a passive, easy reading experience, this is not it. that’s sort of what the book is about. there’s a reason the text is so difficult to read, there’s a reason a CD is included instead of a download code. and it’s not difficult for difficult’s sake– it really does have to do with the content of the book itself. do i think every book should be like this? hell no. but this one is.

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Alternative Comics #1

Alternative Comics #1

If you’ve always wondered what the deal is with cartoonists like James Kochalka, David Lasky, Gabrielle Bell and Dean Haspiel, pick up Alternative Comics #1 and get yourself an education.

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Papercutter #13

Papercutter #13

This issue features a brilliant cover story by Matt Wiegle (Seven More Days of Not Being Eaten) about a bitter son trying to get revenge on his father by creating a controversial sideshow act. Tim Root (Crappy Comics) provides the second story about a fateful morning at a convenience store, and Jonas Madden-Connor (Ochre Ellipse) tells the tale of a boxer trying to hang on for one more fight.

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Rosetta 2

Rosetta 2

July 2004 saw the return of the 2003 Harvey and Eisner nominated anthology for yet another offering of comics from various parts of the globe. Rosetta volume 1 was picked as one of the ten best comics of 2003 by TIME.com and volume 2 is even better. It includes new and previously untranslated works by Edmond Baudoin, Martin tom Dieck, Miriam Katin, Lat, Max, Jason Lutes, Paul Pope, R. Sikoryak, Ted Stearn, Craig Thompson and others. Also in this volume, an overview of Chinese cartoonists Feng Zikai and Liao BinXiong who represented the leading edge of cartooning in China during the early 20th century

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Rosetta

Rosetta

Rosetta is a squarebound 196-page comics anthology of sophisticated works by an international cast of award winning artists. Rosetta is targeted at a mature audience which views comics as a valid art form equal to any other. Rosetta not only entertains with new stories by over twenty award winning cartoonists from North America and around the world, but also reveals the creative processes and compromises that occur in the creation of comic art in the form of a sketchbook section.

 

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Fluke Zine #10 Is Out And Links A-Bounding

Fluke Zine #10 Is Out And Links A-Bounding

Brand new zine in the shop – the long running Fluke drops it’s tenth issue with cover art by Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole, Any Empire). Steve Schmidt, Jason White and Matt started Fluke fanzine in North Little Rock, Arkansas in the summer of 1991. 21 years later and they finally hit double digits! this

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A Fine Mess #2

A Fine Mess #2

Matt Madden returns with exciting and challenging new short stories that invite the reader to explore new vistas of comics structure and storytelling. "Prisoner of Zembla" tells the tale of Alina Zek, an exiled philologist who makes a doomed last stand to save the written alphabet of her native language. The concern with the alphabet leaks beyond the story and into the very structure of the comic: the careful reader will find a hidden layer to the story, the "prison" which holds Professor Zek captive. 

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I’ve just added Papercutter #10-14 to the shop. If you’re unfamiliar, Papercutter is an anthology put out by Portland’s own Tugboat Press that showcases underrated but awesome artists. Each issue contains three stories and is only four bucks! Papercutter #14 – Dave Roche, Nate Beaty, Brian Maruca, Jim Rugg and Farel DalrymplePapercutter #13 – Matt

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