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!

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!!!!!!

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!

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.

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

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

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

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.