What is Diamond Comics? It’s a newspaper of experimental comics that blurs the lines between the worlds of illustration, graphic design, and comics. Inspired by similar experimental papers like Paper Rodeo and also international illustration and graphic design magazines like Rojo or Faesthetic. This issue features incredible art from !!! album artist Kevin Hooyman, Kramers contributor Bald Eagles, and a fantastic comics debut from Karn Piana. Plus Luke Ramsey, Evan Meister, Barnaby Ward, Ben Jacques Becca Kacanda, Chiu Kwong Man, Benjamin Marra, and Jaclyn Lewis. Curated and edited by Jason Leivian, owner of Floating World Comics, this newsprint anthology blurs the lines between the worlds of illustration, graphic design, and comics. By highlighting excellent work by lesser known artists it also suggests that we’re merely seeing the tip of an iceberg — that there is a huge world of art to be discovered once you start scratching past the surface.
24 page newsprint tabloid. Mostly b&w, a little color.
Floating World Comics, 2008