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Database update for January 29, 2017

 

Zoomcranks #15 cover by Jeff Zenick

The past week has seen 81 new entries to the Mini-Comic and Fanzine Database and 120 entries were updated (additional/improved photos, additional data, etc.).

The newest entry is Mark Cunningham‘s Zoomcranks #15 anthology (1998) and the most recently updated is Babyfat #9 (1979) from Comix World.

By the way, if you’re interested in donating minicomic or fanzine cover scans from your own collection please drop me a line.

Oh, and if you’d like to help support the project in another way please check out our Patreon page.

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Look: Steve Willis gallery

I’m not sure if this page at OlyBlog is supposed to be viewed as is but, regardless, it’s a great random assortment of comix and drawings by Steve Willis (Morty the Dog, Cranium Frenzy). Scroll through this and tell me you don’t want more.

Source: Steve’s Comic Book

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It’s No longer I That Liveth, new Risograph book by Francisco Sousa Lobo

It’s no longer I that liveth is a book about being thirteen years old in 1986. It portrays the life of Francisco Ferreira. It is set between Lisbon and Évora. Francisco Ferreira is at the worst of ages. He is at an age when the God of childhood is already dead, and no new God has come to replace him. An age when you no longer play and you don’t have true friends yet. A nihilistic age. An age without anything. Nevertheless, Ferreira uncovers something, attaches himself to something.

Source: blogzine da chili com carne: It’s no longer I that liveth – 100 exemplares disponíveis na Chili Com Carne

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Mini-Comic and Fanzine Database update report for January 22nd, 2017

Just a note to let everybody know that 58 new entries were added to the Database this past week and 88 entries were updated (additional data, additional or improved photos, etc.).

The newest entry is Honey by Caroline Paquita (2011) and the most recently updated entry is Dada Gumbo #9 published by Dale Luciano (1987).

As always, thanks so much for your support!

Source: Update report for January 22nd, 2017 | Poopsheet Foundation on Patreon

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The Creators Project on Ron Regé, Jr.

For Regé, drawing is ‘kind of like eating or sleeping,’ resembling a basic biological function more than a conscious act. That’s why he doesn’t like to stress over the origins of his creativity, because it’s actually a part of who he is.

Source: Ancient Mystical Rituals Inspire an Intricate ‘Cartoon Utopia’ | City of the Seekers | The Creators Project

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Listen: Thru Black Holes Band

Michael Roden (Thru Black Holes Comix) and company put out 24 albums between 1989 and 2004 and they’re all online for the listening.

Source: The Official Thru Black Holes Band web site

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Two new flipbooks from Napa Books

Finland’s Napa Books has two new flipbooks out: It’s Miracle Baby Again by Kati Rapia and Wonder Wander by Minna Floss. Check the website for lots of other good stuff too.

Source: Kati Rapia: It’s Miracle Baby Again / Napa Books

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Database update

Hi, folks, just a quick update. This past week I’ve added 113 new entries to the Mini-Comic and Fanzine Database and updated another 55 (additional data, additional photos, improved photos, etc.).  We’re well on our way to 10,000.

If you’re curious about how much work remains let me just say this: I’m currently working on a virtual pile of donated scans in which there are literally 18,000+ files to go through. And that’s just from one source.

I also wanted to let you know I’m working on a new reward (or two) for Patreon patrons. I can’t really say any more right now but I think you’ll like it.

Thanks for your support and Happy New Year!

–Rick

 

Source: First update of 2017! | Poopsheet Foundation on Patreon

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International anthology Stripburger #68 now out

Another beautiful issue of Stripburger has arrived from Slovenia! This one’s got comics and art by Anna Ehrlemark (Sweden), Bruno Borges (Portugal), Erik Svetoft (Sweden), Izar Lunaček, (Slovenia), René Rogge (Germany), Sorina Vazelina (Romania), Till Lukat (Germany), Peter Kuper (USA), Zoran Smiljanić (Slovenia), Olaf Ladousse (Spain), Jorge Quien (Chile/Argentina), Simon Mackie (UK), Kalle Landegren (Sweden), L.L. de Mars (France) and Sanja Pocrnjić (Slovenia).

From Stripburger:

Right before the end of the year, a new selection of comics from here and there sees the light of day in a country surrounded by razor wire. This 68th issue of Stripburger again brings forth a various and diverse selection of independent comics from all over the world. 96 pages of the magazine carry a good dozen (and more) of domestic and foreign artists, including both familiar names and new pleasant discoveries.

Till Lukat, a young wandering comics artist deliberates on the occasional usefulness of thinking inside the box for comics creators in his editorial. A frame or a skeleton of comics narratives can also be made of different events, characters, fragments of everyday lives, motives and quotes from art history, literature, pop culture … surely this year’s last issue of Stripburger will convince you of this! As the Swedish comics artist Anna Ehrlemark says in her interview: “You can tap into reality and fish things out of there.” What follows is a sharpening of view until a detail stands out from the rest, stands on its feet and begins a new life in its new shape. On the other hand, Peter Kuper, a seasoned veteran of American comics, shows us in his latest comics story aptly titled Trumped that reality can sometimes surpass even the craziest work of fiction.

The second interview is dedicated to a domestic comics heavyweight champion and a long distance runner Zoran Smiljanić who confesses that Slovenia is the land of “artist’s comics”, inspite of “the domestic comics see the light of day as a result of enthusiasm, stubbornness, madness, obsession and a hefty dose of stupidity, both from artists and publishers.”

Of course, dear reader, there is no need to convince YOU to support such stupidity, or, shall we say, independent comics production that stands out of the box, right? Right!

May tomorrow’s comics be even better!

COMICS UNBOXED: with Anna Ehrlemark, Zoran Smiljanić and many others! November 2016, 96 pages, cover: Anna Ehrlemark

Source: Stripburger » Stripburger 68

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The Digest Enthusiast #5, new from Larque Press


Not comics but this title features lots of folks who should be familiar to mini-comic and fanzine readers. This issue, for example, contains contributions from Brad W. Foster, Bob Vojtko, Michael Neno, Joe Wehrle, Jr., Clark Dissmeyer, Brian Buniak, Gary Lovisi, Tom Brinkmann and, of course, Richard Krauss.

Check the Larque Press website for more info and back issues.