Books

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Mini-Comics & Screenprinted

The Natural World #4

The Natural World #4

Walter the mushroom hunter's adventures continue in an uncanny forest where he is reunited with an unexpected person from his past.

$4 | 27 pages | 5.5 x 8.5" | screenprinted cover | Fall 2010
The Natural World #3

The Natural World #3

In the third issue of The Natural World: Walter returns to the forest with great trepidation, and for good reason. The bandits loose track of their booty. The Reeve cannot undo what he has begun.

I am running low on these first edition single issues. In the future I'll be combining issues 1, 2 and 3 of the Natural World into one book which will be available within a month. So if you can use a copy of a stand-alone issue #3, please purchase it here. But if you need to catch up on the whole story, you'll need to buy that book. (I don't have any more single-issue editions of the 2nd issue.)

$4 | 32 pages | 5.5 x 8.5" | screenprinted cover | Spring 2010
The Natural World #2

The Natural World #2

The Natural World #1 left off with a witch found on the periphery of the village. Issue number two reveals more characters in that pariphery.

This single-issue edition is sold out. I'll be combining issues 1, 2 and 3 of the Natural World into one book which will be available within a month. 

You can check with some of the distributors listed at the top of the page for any remaining copies of the stand-along issue #2 if you really want to track it down.

$4 | 24 pages | 5.5 x 8.5" | screenprinted cover | Summer 2009
The Natural World #1

The Natural World #1

Animistic ghost story set in a medieval village. Walter is the only one who can see everything, but he can't tell anyone what he sees. First issue.

I am running low on these first edition single issues. In the future I'll be combining issues 1, 2 and 3 of the Natural World into one book which will be available within a month. So if you can use a copy of a stand-alone issue #1, please purchase it here. But if you need to catch up on the whole story, you'll need to buy that book. (I don't have any more single-issue editions of the 2nd issue.)

$4 | 28 pages | digest-sized | screenprinted cover | Spring 2008
The Tinderbox

The Tinderbox

Full-color 44 page comic book adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's Tinderbox fairy tale. Featuring 3 magical dogs with big, big eyes. Screen-printed cover.

$10 | 44 pages | full-color | screenprinted cover | Summer 2007
Pocket Party #1

Pocket Party #1

Pocket-sized make-it-up-as-you-go comics featuring sea monsters, game show hosts, the forces of nature, and a stroll through deserted sections of Hannover, Germany.

$3 | 38 pages | 3 x 5-1/2'' | screenprinted cover | Summer 2007
Leslie Overnight

Leslie Overnight

Leslie, a slightly excitable and paranoid office worker, ruminates on the meaning of it all after hours. A comic book version of my contribution to the "Opolis" show at Flux Factory in Queens, NY.

$4 | 24 pages | 7x10'' | screenprinted cover | Fall 2006
Sample: Opolis
The Probe

The Probe

Story about alien visitation upon a bored bunny.

$2 | 25 pages | tiny! 4 x 1-1/2'' | screenprinted cover | Summer 2005
Sample: The Probe
Plates are Cult #3

Plates are Cult #3

A collection of stories, most of them reprinted from anthologies from the past couple of years.

$4 | 34 pages | 7x10'' | screenprinted cover | Summer 2005
A Case in Tokyo

A Case in Tokyo

Based on a true story of a woman and her fox ghost. Edition of 50.

$10 | 24 pages | 4-1/2 x 6'' | 5-color screenprinted book | Spring 2005
Vegetal Mini

Vegetal Mini

Abstract vegetal progression. Finished this for the NYU Zine Conference, April 16th, 2004, NYC.

$1 | 16 pages | Spring 2004
Sample: Leafy
Salt & Vinegar

Salt & Vinegar

Wacky ant antics; mini-comic with hand-printed cover.

$1 | 16 pages | Summer 2003
Fleshy Critters Screenprint Book

Fleshy Critters Screenprint Book

Full-color screenprinted book with a wrap-around screenprinted cover. Gross-out phallic phun.

$15 | 7 pages | 4-color screenprinted book | edition of 35
Sample: Fleshy
Plates are Cult #2

Plates are Cult #2

Two stories: Joey the Man Cat and Deep Sea Probe. 7x10'', color cover, 26 pages You can check out a review of Plates are Cult #2 at Poopsheet Reviews, Jan. 2, 2004. Spring 2003

$4

Anthologies

Sundays 5

Sundays 5

The latest issue of the Sundays anthology, edited this time around by Sean Ford.

great set of contributors! Mari Ahokoivu, John Brodowski, Aaron Cockle, Warren Craghead, Max de Radigués, Michael DeForge, Julia Delporte, Alexis Frederick-Frost, Charles Forsman, Sean Ford, Colleen Frakes, James Hindle, Damien Jay, Alex Kim, Joseph Lambert, Brendan Leech, Minty Lewis, Jeff Lok, Dane Martin, Melissa Mendes, Nylso and Marie Saur, Conor Stechschulte, Ariyana Suvarnasuddhi, Malachi Ward, Matt Wiegle.

150 pages | 8 x 7" | April 2012
Runner Runner

Runner Runner

Tugboat Press's Free Comic Book Day offering for 2012.

How much story can you fit into one page of comics? That is the question we posed to 26 of our favorite comic book artists for the first issue of Runner Runner, a new anthology for Free Comic Book Day 2012. Using inventive storytelling and unique approaches to page design, this issue overflows with some of the cleverest, funniest, and strangest comics we've ever published. While some stories grew into multi-page epics, Runner Runner is sure to compete for the championship for most comics per square inch.

Cover by Kalah Allen.

Pick it up for free at participating comic book stores on May 5, 2012.

32 pages | Tugboat Press | April 2012
Sundays Forever Changes

Sundays Forever Changes

The fourth issue of the anthology edited by Chuck Forsman, Sean Ford, Joseph Lambert, and Alex Kim. There is about 130 pages from over 20 contributors. An impressive size considering that the books are assembled by hand! The anthology's organizing prinicple is to basically collect what the editors see as a nice survey of people working in comics right now. I also had the honor of designing the cover which was screenprinted by Joseph Lambert and Alex Kim.

$15 | 130 pages | April 2011
Papercutter Number 10

Papercutter Number 10

Papercutter #10 is the latest installment in Tugboat Press's Ignatz-winning anthology series dedicated to showcasing the best young, underexposed and emerging comic book artists. This issue features a haunting story by Damien Jay (The Natural World) about a small village taken over by strange events and the one woman who can stop them. Jesse Reklaw (Couch Tag) tells the epic tale of a man lost at sea and the many dangers he encounters. Also, Minty Lewis (PS Comics) presents a story of an office drone who longs for something more than the lonely life he leads. Additional art by Nate Beaty.

32 pages | Tugboat Press | June 2009
Sample: Willy
Abstract Comics: The Anthology

Abstract Comics: The Anthology

Beginning with the experiments of Saul Steinberg, through some of the more psychedelic creations of R. Crumb, and more recently, cartoonists created comics whose panels contain little to no representational imagery, and which tell no stories. Reduced to the panel grid, brushstrokes, and sometimes colors, abstract comics highlight the formal mechanisms that underlie all comics. The first collection devoted to this genre, Abstract Comics: The Anthology, is edited by Andrei Molotiu, an art historian and contemporary abstract-comic creator. It gathers the best abstract comics so far, including early experiments by Gary Panter, Moebius, Patrick McDonnell, and Lewis Trondheim, and pieces by little-known pioneers such as Benoit Joly, Bill Boichel and Jeff Zenick, as well as by recent practitioners such as Ibn al Rabin, Billy Mavreas, Mark Staff Brandl, and many others. Abstract Comics also features first attempts, commissioned specifically for this anthology, by well-known cartoonists such as James Kochalka, Ivan Brunetti, J.R. Williams and Warren Craghead. (All that is just copied from Amazon. -- ed.)

208 pages | Fantagraphics | July 2009
Sample: Leafy
I Saw You...: Comics Inspired by Real-Life Missed Connections

I Saw You...: Comics Inspired by Real-Life Missed Connections

This anthology of comics inspired by real-life missed connection ads posted on Craigslist and in local papers around the country will tug at your heartstrings and make you think. Lonely hearts, romantics, and even cynics pore over missed connection ads in search of love, to gawk and giggle, or out of curiosity. These posted stranger sightings and chance encounters lay bare the truths and oddities of real-life loneliness and attractions and bring out the voyeur in the best of us. I Saw You takes this phenomenon and makes it even better.

Edited by Julia Wertz, the book also includes comics by Peter Bagge, Jesse Reklaw, Tom Hart, Sam Henderson, Laura Park, Emily Flake, Keith Knight, Janelle Hessig, Gabrielle Bell, Aaron Renier, Austin English, Corinne Mucha, Jeffrey Brown, Alec Longstreth, Minty Lewis, Joey Sayers, David Malki, Kazimir Strzepek, Ken Dahl, Shaenon Garrity, Rodd Perry, Abby Denson, Damien Jay, Sarah Glidden, and dozens more.

192 pages | Three Rivers Press | Feb 2009
Project: Romantic

Project: Romantic

With Project: Romantic, AdHouse Books follows up their smash hits of Superior and Telstar with a book about love... and love stuff. Including work from new-comers and seasoned pros, Romantic is a cornucopia of technique, philosophy and love.

Published by AdHouse Books
Hey 4-Eyes #2

Hey 4-Eyes #2

Robyn Chapman's zine lovingly devoted to eyeglasses. This issue sports a handsome screenprinted cover with artwork by the great Aaron Renier. Comics by BB&PPInc, Aaron Mew, Kazimir Strzepek, Robyn Chapman, Cole Johnson, Aaron Renier, Icecreamlandia, Liz Prince, Wesley Allsbrook, Aaron Krolikowski, and myself. And articles and interviews about eyeglasses and the people who love them.

MAULED! #4

MAULED! #4

'True Reports of Mechanical Mishaps Twenty-six pioneers of sequential safety have collaborated their efforts in order to bring you this 72 page illustrated book that reports mechanical mishaps. See the unlikely and gruesome results caused by mankind's technological advancements! Marvel at the irony of evolution as it happens right before your very eyes!

True Porn #2

True Porn #2

True Porn is a comics anthology of true sex stories. My contribution was a collaboration with my friend James Austin Murray.

Sample: Warsaw
SPX 2005 Anthology

SPX 2005 Anthology