Minicomics posts

Rich Kreiner: Minis Monday: Revenge! Tragic Relief #8

Posted by on August 2nd, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Accurate record-keeping is superfluous to an enterprise like this, but I’d wager no other cartoonist has shown up more often on Minis Monday than Colleen Frakes. In fact, I’d modify the title once given to James Brown and call her The Hardest Working Woman in Minicomics if that sort of thing, coming from only one corner of America, didn’t sound provincial.

The Minicomics of Virginia Paine

Posted by on August 2nd, 2010 at 5:48 AM

Rob reviews Milkyboots #9 and #10, The Warehouse On Poplar and Cannibal Corpse On The Turnpike, by Virginia Paine.

Virginia Paine is a young cartoonist currently enrolled as a student at the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) in Portland,

The Pleasures of Mark-Making: New Comics From Joseph Lambert & Jose-Luis Olivares

Posted by on July 31st, 2010 at 5:58 AM

Rob reviews Polite Fiction 2, by Jose-Luis Olivares; and Tantrum & Everyday, by Joseph Lambert.

Polite Fiction 2, by Jose-Luis Olivares.  I’ve noted before that Olivares is one of the most interesting artists to emerge from the Center

Division of Labor: Tag Team #1

Posted by on July 28th, 2010 at 5:09 AM

Rob reviews the first issue of the collaborative anthology Tag Team, by Pat Barrett, Robyn Chapman, Colleen Frakes, Morgan Pielli, Sam Carbaugh, and Dennis Pacheco.

Tag Team is a collaborative comic in which six artists contribute to six four-page

Rich Kreiner: Minis Monday

Posted by on July 26th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
If there was one comic at the inaugural Maine Comics Arts Festival that generated some genuine, non-cliffhanger-related suspense, it would have been that of Jen Vaughn.

Lightning Round: Short Takes on Various Comics

Posted by on July 26th, 2010 at 5:19 AM
Rob offers brief comments on a number of comics: Yo! Burbalino # 1-3, by Greg Farrell; The Regular Man #10, by Dina Kelberman; Candy Or Medicine Volume 10, edited by Josh Blair; and Moral Geometry by Sean Andress.

Outposts: Death Deals and Quiet Human Contact

Posted by on July 24th, 2010 at 5:23 AM
Rob reviews DEATH DEALS, by Eamon Espey; and QUIET HUMAN CONTACT, by John Hankiewicz, Austin English, Juliacks, Onsmith, and Siobhan Calnan.

Rich Kreiner: Minis Monday

Posted by on July 19th, 2010 at 3:52 PM
In this week's Minis Monday column, Rich Kreiner reviews two books by Cathy Leamy: Reggie & Brian and the Lousy Nickname and Greenblooded.

Short Takes on Autobio

Posted by on July 19th, 2010 at 5:21 AM
Rob reviews the autobiographical comics HOT TOWN, by Robyn Jordan; VEGGIE DOG SATURN #4, by Jason Young; and SNAKEPIT 2009, by Ben Snakepit.

Missing Links: Newave!

Posted by on July 16th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Various; Michael Dowers, ed.; Fantagraphics; $24.99, 892 pp.; Hardcover, Color, B&W; ISBN: 978-1606993132 Newave! is an astonishing collection of minicomic from the '70s, '80s and early '90s, roughly from the collapse of the underground comics distribution system to the inception of the Xeric grant and an increasingly wider scope of small-press comics shows. This book puts the lie to the notion that underground cartooning was lying fallow during this period; indeed, all it did was really go underground.

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