Minicomics posts

In The Dark Ages: Ashes, Ashes and The Natural World #4

Posted by on December 6th, 2010 at 5:57 AM
Rob reviews the Bill Volk-edited anthology Ashes, Ashes and the fourth issue of The Natural World, by Damien Jay.

Art Objects: Good Minnesotan #4

Posted by on December 2nd, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Good Minnesotan's origins are not unlike that of Kramers Ergot. Both anthologies started small and featured stories by friends of the editor, a young cartoonist with ambition and a wide view of comics art. The fourth issue of Kramers exploded onto the art-comics scene and gained its editor, Sammy Harkham, a considerable amount of notice and respect. That issue saw him reach out far beyond his own circle of friends to include the most cutting-edge of cartoonists, as well as a number of pieces that stretched the boundaries of what could be called narrative.

The Minicomics of Nomi Kane

Posted by on December 1st, 2010 at 5:41 AM

Rob reviews a batch of minicomics from CCS cartoonist Nomi Kane.

Nomi Kane is a young cartoonist with an appealing line and a whimsical sense of design.  Each of the four minis reviewed here is attractive and eye-catching in its

Quick Comments On Series: Shiot Crock, Big Questions, Nurse Nurse, Boneyard

Posted by on November 27th, 2010 at 6:53 AM

Rob offers some quick words on the newest iterations of various series: Shiot Crock #16 edited by Shannon Smith, Boneyard Volume 7 by Richard Moore (NBM), Nurse Nurse #7 by Katie Skelly, and Big Questions #14, by Anders Nilsen (Drawn

Process: Make

Posted by on November 24th, 2010 at 5:14 AM

Rob reviews the Robyn Chapman-edited anthology, Make.

To put it simply, Make is an anthology about the act of human defecation and the ramifications thereof.  One would expect an anthology devoted to scatology to be one that went after

Follow The Line: Obligatory Artifact and RDCD Fist

Posted by on November 22nd, 2010 at 5:47 AM

Rob reviews Obligatory Artifact, by Jason Overby and RDCD Fist, by Justin Skarhus.

RDCD Fist, by Justin Skarhus.  Skarhus is one of the editors of the intriguing Good Minnesotan anthology, one that frequently includes entries whose contents

Two Minis From Gabrielle Nowicki

Posted by on November 13th, 2010 at 5:03 AM

Rob reviews two minis from first-time cartoonist Gabrielle Nowicki, Worng and The Curse Of The Parsimonious Great Aunt.


Gabrielle Nowicki is a fine artist who has just begun experimenting with cartooning.  Her first two efforts, The Curse Of The Parsimonious

Five Observations About Sam Henderson’s Newest Minis

Posted by on November 10th, 2010 at 5:16 AM
Rob jots down five observations about Sam Henderson's newest minicomics collections of his single-panel gag work.

Pinfalls: Life of Vice #3

Posted by on November 8th, 2010 at 5:08 AM

Rob reviews the third and final issue of Robin Enrico’s minicomics series, Life of Vice.


The first two issues of Robin Enrico’s Life Of Vice centered on its title character (sex columnist/bass player Becky Vice) as a provocateur, performer and

The Latest Batch From Silber Media

Posted by on November 3rd, 2010 at 5:09 AM

Rob reviews the latest batch of matchbook-sized minis from Brian John Mitchell and various collaborators.

Looking at the newest set of minicomics from Raleigh, NC’s own Brian John Mitchell and friends, it’s become clear that the most successful of these

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