Minicomics posts

Minis Monday: The Ragbox Vol. 1

Posted by on May 17th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
This time around the “minis” designation of “Minis Monday” is more inelegant than usual. Instead we have a book, volume one of Ragbox. It contains the first three chapters of what is announced to be— and convincingly begun as—a far-reaching tale of an urban neighborhood as experienced by two young siblings.

Minicomics Round-Up: Rugg, Blair, Cardini & Burggraf

Posted by on May 17th, 2010 at 5:36 AM
Rob reviews a batch of small minis, including CANDY OR MEDICINE #9 and the Free Comic Book Day Special 2010 (edited by Josh Blair); RAMBO 3.5, by Jim Rugg; COLLECTIONS, by Josh Blair; and SHAMAN THUNDER, by William Cardini & Josh Burggraf.

Minis Monday: Crooked Teeth #2 & #3 and The Archer

Posted by on May 10th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
I’m still trying to tender full faith and credit to the minis and handmades gathered at last year’s Maine Comics Arts Festival in Portland even as the next gathering is in the offing (, which brings us to a trio of comics from Nate Doyle.

Minis Monday: Sweetheart Comics #2 and Christina and Charles, Windy Corner Magazine

Posted by on May 3rd, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Like the man said, this year’s Maine Comics Arts Festival in Portland is coming up fast, as in May 23. Here is more of the booty from last year’s get-together, three books from Austin English.

Form and Function From the MoCCA Festival

Posted by on May 3rd, 2010 at 5:41 AM
Rob reviews several minicomics heavy on unusual formal presentation that he got at the MoCCA Art Festival. Included are TOOTH/NAIL, BLOOD/WATER and HUNT/PECK by Eve Englezos & Josh Moutray and BIG FEET BIG FRIENDS by Carolyn Kelsey.

Minis Monday: Snake Oil #1-2

Posted by on April 26th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Miiiiiiiiiin-ni comics Where the work’s fine and the books are cheap, Where we sit and read and pay no heed To the economics of the trade! Awww, sing it!

Audio: Stumptown Comics Fest: Self-Publishing Like a Rockstar Panel

Posted by on April 26th, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Stumptown Self-Publishing Panel: Participants are Meredith Gran (Octopus Pie), Lucy Knisley (French Milk),’s own Shaenon Garrity (Skin Horse) and moderator Erika Moen (DAR!).

Tension: Only Skin #5

Posted by on April 21st, 2010 at 5:43 AM
Rob reviews the fifth issue of Sean Ford's minicomics series, ONLY SKIN.

Minis Monday: Inbound #1–3

Posted by on April 19th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
The Boston Comics Roundtable was founded in 2006 by Dave Kender in the hopes of gathering area folks interested in making comics. A mission statement of sorts runs: “We meet, we talk, we publish, and most importantly, we encourage one another in the pursuit of creating more and better comics.”

Gag Flashback: Four New Minis From Sam Henderson

Posted by on April 19th, 2010 at 5:12 AM
Rob reviews four new minis from Sam Henderson: APPLESAUCE IN YOUR EARS, HALF-EATEN PIZZA, SCHOOL FOR NERDS and NO, YOU HANG UP.

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