Posts Tagged ‘Colin Tedford’

Minis Monday: Square Dance #4

Posted by on January 31st, 2011 at 1:00 PM

This particular edition of Colin Tedford’s Square Dance suggests what underground comics might have been in their nth iteration if maybe America and its cartoonists had progressed differently. For instance, what if, when head shops disappeared, the undergrounds migrated and were sold in farm and feed supply stores?

What if they’d made a wholesale shift into the funnies section of the free local papers? If they became less burdened by revolution and throwing off the shackles of repression and more fully cognizant of being irreparably part of “the system,” consequently committing to work from inside said system? If doing one’s own thing hinged less on sex, drugs and rock and roll and more on tending one’s own rows in the community garden?

Minis Monday: Big Sexy

Posted by on September 13th, 2010 at 1:00 PM

While some of the offerings do their level best at more straightforward pornography (without it necessarily being, you know, straight) most are better served with sex and prominent sex integrated into the rest of human experience.

Minis Monday: Play and Shelter

Posted by on September 6th, 2010 at 10:28 AM

The key to appreciating these two meaty, self-published anthologies lies in their originating organization’s “mission statement.” It appears in Play as the “solution” to the prior day’s (and nonexistent) Criptaquip puzzle: “The Trees and Hills Comics Group brings together cartoonists in Vermont, New Hampshire and Western Massachusetts to produce, publish and promote comics, share resources, and build creative connections in our diverse community.”


From Shelter, ©2009 Marek Bennett.

Minis Monday: Seeds, Mimi’s Doughnuts Zine #17 and Hour 72!

Posted by on April 5th, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Colin Tedford, along with Dan Barlow, co-founded the Trees and Hills Comics Group, a loose tribe of cartoonists in Vermont, New Hampshire and western Massachusetts. According to a nifty mini put out last Free Comic Day, the group is dedicated to making and publishing comics as a means of sharing resources and building “creative connections in our diverse communities.” This desire to have comics serve both an artistic and a social function gets showcased here, in the form of what appears to be the group’s flagship title and with work from a committed member.

Minis Monday: Bring Your Daughter to Work Day & Before Sleep #5

Posted by on March 29th, 2010 at 1:00 PM

More work from last year’s Maine Comics Arts Festival in Portland. Get — as they say — some!