Posts Tagged ‘Minicomics’

Minis Monday: Two by David Yoder

Posted by on November 22nd, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Two very different books form my first impression of David Yoder's comics.

Minis Monday: Nicaragua

Posted by on November 15th, 2010 at 1:00 PM

I like my travelogues like I like my sedentary narratives: with a sense of purpose. Less compelling for me are the accounts of journeys seeking to court the unfamiliar (as if that isn't always with us) or to educate oneself (as if that could be avoided anywhere). In my comics I like accounts that regard a change of locales as more than the opportunity to draw new things. Give me, for instance, Peter Kuper in Oaxaca or Joe Sacco anywhere.

Or Marek Bennett in Nicaragua. Bennett was my kinda traveler during a comics exchange program between his hometown of Henniker, N.H., and San Ramon, Nicaragua, a village in the coffee-growing region along the country's northern mountains.

Micro Minis Monday

Posted by on November 1st, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Rich reviews two really mini minicomics: Maris Wicks' Human Body Theater and Joe Lambert's Gag.

Minis Monday: Werewolf!!

Posted by on September 20th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
The single most invigorating aspect of Team Werewolf's regard for the titular subject in this anthology is their multiplicity of approaches.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Minis Monday: The Way It Crumbles by Dan Mazur

Posted by on June 7th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Judging by his contributions to the group’s serialized anthology Inbound, Mazur is a member in good standing of the Boston Comics Roundtable.

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