Minicomics posts

Rich Kreiner: Minis Monday: Blood Moon: A Love Story

Posted by on July 12th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
At the beginning of Minis Monday’s Second Season a month ago, I lamented the fact that I didn’t get to meet nearly enough of the new-to-me cartoonists at the most recent Maine Comics Arts Festival, let alone gather their wares. Naturally since then I’ve been doing nothing but reviewing the work of new-to-me cartoonists.

Finding A Voice: Two Comics By L.Nichols

Posted by on July 12th, 2010 at 5:55 AM
Rob reviews two minicomics from L.Nichols: JUMBLY JUNKERY #9 and RADIO GHOSTS Volume 1.

Public Service: Dope Flounder

Posted by on July 10th, 2010 at 8:35 AM

Rob reviews DOPE FLOUNDER, the Free Comic Book Day anthology put together by Sparkplug Comic Books, Teenage Dinosaur and Tugboat Press.

My favorite part of Free Comic Book Day over the last three years has been the release of the

Sons of the Underground: Noah Van Sciver & Joseph Remnant

Posted by on July 9th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
One thing I've noticed in recent years is that there are an increasing number of young cartoonists who are drawing their inspiration directly from underground cartoonists like Robert Crumb, as opposed to the alternative artists of the '80s, the Xeric generation of the '90s or even their own peers. Joseph Remnant has been influenced by Crumb's realistic style, heavy use of hatching and crosshatching and bleak outlook. Noah Van Sciver's confessional style is not unlike Crumb's in some ways, especially the way he works out his problems on the page.

Web To Print: The Rare Bits Comics Collective

Posted by on July 5th, 2010 at 5:24 AM
Rob reviews three minicomics collections from the web: BILLY THE DUNCE, by Jason Week; MERMAID HOSTEL, by Jen Vaughn; and HERE COMES EVERYONE, by Sam Carbaugh.

Folding In: Minis From Aaron Cockle and JT Yost

Posted by on June 30th, 2010 at 5:52 AM

Rob reviews Aaron Cockle’s mini ART THEFT and LOSERS WEEPERS #2, by JT Yost.

The latest comic from Aaron Cockle, ART THEFT, is another fine example of his cheekily postmodern interests. In many respects, this 8-page comic is his

Rich Kreiner: Minis Monday

Posted by on June 28th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
One is not often introduced to a young cartoonist the way I was introduced to Eric Baker. At the most recent Maine Comics Arts Festival, I picked up no fewer than five comics of his, each in a different format with different designs, styles and intents.

Flights of Fancy: Minis from Jon Chad & Sophia Wiedeman

Posted by on June 28th, 2010 at 5:56 AM
Rob reviews THE LETTUCE GIRL #1, by Sophia Wiedeman, and THE BIKEMAN #1, by Jon Chad.

Just The Facts: The Honduran Coup

Posted by on June 26th, 2010 at 8:23 AM


Dan Archer is a rarity among young cartoonists these days in that he’s a comics journalist and social activist.  With the exception of World War III Illustrated, there simply

Gags: Minis From Jason Viola, Josh Latta and David Z. Greene

Posted by on June 23rd, 2010 at 5:14 AM

Rob reviews HERMAN THE MANATEE VOL 3 by Jason Viola, A RABBIT IN KING ARTHUR’S FOOD COURT by Josh Latta and SWIMMING WITH SHOES ON, by David Z. Greene.


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