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Database progress report for 2/19-2/25

I know these progress updates are a bit dull but, hey, this Roy Tompkins art should spice things up a bit, right?

This past week I added 47 new entries to the Database and edited another 62 (added info, added photos, improved photos, etc.). I also scanned 30 covers and cropped and edited another 35. Lots of fun behind the scenes here!

The last entries for last week were a couple of Roy Tompkins’ The Mighty Insect lowbrow art zines from the ’80s (scan above donated by Lou Jacobs). Also recently added were some late ’70s/early ’80s newave comix, a good handful of UK fanzine Fantasy Advertiser and more.

As I type this there are currently 9,960 individual entries in the Database.  Will we hit 10,000 this week? We’ll see!

Thanks, everybody, for your continued support. As always, if you have any questions or suggestions about this project please feel free to drop me an email.

Source: Progress update for 2/19-2/25! | Poopsheet Foundation on Patreon

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kuš! winter season has started!

You know there are some great comics coming out of Latvia, right? Check out what kuš! has already got going for 2017.

mini kuš! #47 ‘Sutrama’ by Daniel Lima
mini kuš! #48 ‘Nul’ by Olive Booger
mini kuš! #49 ‘Call of Cthulhu’ by Martin Lacko/ H.P. Lovecraft
mini kuš! #50 ‘Spectacular Vermacular’ by Mathilde Van Gheluwe

Each is in handy A6 format with 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color! Released 24 January, 2017.

š! #27 ‘BFF’

This issue is the result of our open call and contains comics from all around the world about friendship, mainly weird and funny stuff, you’ll like it anyway! Full of discoveries, many new talents in there, 18 of 20 for the first time ever in kuš! Lots of new friends…

Cover: Hironori Kikuchi (Japan) Contributors: BloodBros (New Zealand), deadtheduck (India), Derrengueta (Spain), Émilie Gleason (Mexico), Erlend Peder Kvam (Norway), Gareth Brookes (UK), Gonçalo Duarte (Portugal), Hironori Kikuchi (Japan), König Lü. Q. (Switzerland), Krystal DiFronzo (USA), Līva Piterāne (Latvia), Louise Aleksiejew (France), Lucas Souza Teixeira (Brazil), Lukas Weidinger (Austria), Marie Weber (France), Melek Zertal (Algeria), Shawn Eisenach (USA), Shee Phon (China), Till Lukat (Germany), Tor Brandt (Denmark).

Format: A6, 164 pages, full-color, perfect bound + free bookmarks and postcards for the first orders!

Source: kuš!: kuš! winter season has started!

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Steve Willis, Matt Groening, Megan Kelso in discussion

There’s a kind of mythology surrounding The Evergreen State College (Olympia, Washington) and its comix history. Here are Matt Groening, Steve Willis, Megan Kelso, Craig Bartlett, Tommy Thompson and Drew Christie on a panel about their experience at Evergreen and later careers.

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Musclechoo – Side Story File 001: Trump Card by Rudolfo

After finding an underwater base at Water Moon Sigma 14-B, Musclechoo goes inside and loses contact with Iris and then it starts to get really weird…

Musclechoo makes a comeback on a new book drawn between August 2014 and December 2016. For fans of Fort ThunderGhost in the Shell and Trading Card Games.
80 pages. 16x21cm.
Offset printing. Perfect bound.
333 copies.
Co-published by Chili Com Carne and Ruru Comix.

Source: blogzine da chili com carne: MUSCLECHOO – SIDE STORY FILE 001 – TRUMP CARD ::: BUY NOW!!!!!!

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Ink Stains 92: Ken Meyer, Jr. on FOOM 4 and 5

Ken Meyer, Jr. looks at a couple issues of FOOM, Marvel’s in-house fanzine of the ’70s, in the latest installment of his “Ink Stains” column at Comic Attack.

FOOM, the Marvel fanzine, not only has in house fun from the Marvel staff and freelancers, but in these issues, a contest for fans! Fans that included future pros Steve Rude, Doug Hazlewood, and many more!

Source: Ink Stains 92: FOOM 4 and 5 | ComicAttack

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Stripburger 2017 call for submissions

It’s 2017 and your favourite comix magazine Stripburger will celebrate its silver jubilee (25 years of existence)! However, there’s no time for being lazy, it’s time for a new open call for the upcoming Stripburger issues (#69 and #70). Send your submissions by March 26th!

Full details: Stripburger 2017 – open call for submissions!