CATALOG T-Z


►NEW! -- TABLEGEDDON: COMICS ABOUT SELLING COMICS (ed. by Rob Kirby): The New Economy of Comix (and Zines) dictates that creators have to hustle themselves around the country attending festivals and "tabling", ie standing behind tables of their work and trying to earn a living.  There are highs and lows to this experience, and in Tablegeddon, editor Rob Kirby (Three, Ginger the Wonder Dog etc) gets some of the best and brightest small-press comix creators to weigh in on it all!  By turns funny, joy-filled, miserable, and anguished, this great collection includes works from Max Clotfelter, Kelly Froh, Cara Bean, John Porcellino, Carrie McNinch, Rob Kirby, Aron Nels Steinke, Justin Hall, Jason Martin and many more!  A must have for the cartoonist in your life.  36 digest pages, color cover, b+w interiors; $5.00.


Above: Two spreads from Tablegeddon


THREE is Robert Kirby's new Queer Comix anthology.  Each issue features three new stories by a variety of artists and writers.

THREE #2 edited by Robert Kirby.  The brand new issue features a Last Love in Town tale by Sina "Evil" Shamsavari and Jon Macy, a Cowboy Love and Heartbreak jam by Craig Bostick and David Kelly, and the Unlikeliest Love Triangle you can imagine, in a jam by Jennifer Camper and Michael Fahy.  Great stuff.  36 half-legal pages, full color throughout; $6.25.



►NEW! - THREE #3 edited by Robert Kirby:  The brand new issue of this queer comics anthology is a bruiser!  It includes stories from Ed "Wuvable Oaf" Luce, Janelle Hessig and Matt Runkle (on Dolly Parton), a crazy jam comic with work by Howard Cruse, Diane DiMassa, Rob Kirby, Ellen Forney, Joan Hilty and Ivan Velez Jr., plus artwork and sketches from MariNaomi, Marian Runk and more.  But the highlight has to be Carrie McNinch's 14 page autobiographical comic about discovering she was gay, IN FULL COLOR.  It's become rare to see a long-form comic from Carrie like this lately, and it's a wonderful, welcome return!  36 half-legal pages, full color throughout;  $6.50.  Highly recommended!







TOOTH: THE GRAPHIC ART OF DALE FLATTUM (La Mano 21):  This new collection is a comprehensive look at the art of longtime underground artist Dale Flattum, whose brilliantly satiric, weird, and just plain beautiful xerographic work has graced album covers and flyers since the 80's.  A longtime musician (Steelpole Bathtub, etc) Dale's work has become a mainstay of the Minneapolis scene, and beyond.  This book is a must-have for anyone interested in the history of underground music, art, and/or xerography. Comes with a 72 minute CD compilation of his music.  256 full-size pages in eye-popping black and white, with CD; $20.00.


"When I was 16 years old, I tore a weird looking poster off of a telephone pole near my house. It was crudely assembled, cheaply reproduced, and probably the greatest thing I'd ever seen.

Later when I started to play music, the poster for the show became almost as important as the show itself. It was proof that something had happened. It was subversive propaganda. It was fun. It was addicting. And what did you need to do it? Scissors? Glue? A Xerox machine? An 8.5 x 11 piece of paper turned out to be a very powerful thing.
It was like finding a machine gun in your sock drawer.
  
The possibilities were endless."  -- Dale Flattum



Above: TOOTH: The Graphic Art of Dale Flattum


►NEW! -- TREASURY OF MINICOMICS VOL. ONE ed. by Michael Dowers (Fantagraphics):  This massive new collection features rare minicomics format stories from 1969 - 2011, including work by Justin Green, Clark Dissmeyer, Matt Feazell, Steve Willis, Colin Upton, Roberta Gregory, John Porcellino, Dylan Williams, Blair Wilson, Chris Cilla, Marc Bell, Peter Thompson, Leela Corman, David Lasky, Fiona Smyth, Mark Connery, Noah Van Sciver, Kelly Froh, David Heatley, and many many more; includes essays and interviews with and on John P., Dylan Williams, Outside In magazine, Carrie McNinch, Leela Corman, Marc Bell, Gary Arlington and more.  An indispensable volume for anyone interested in the history of small press comix, self-publishing, and/or general comix history.  856 mini-sized page, b+w and color, all wrapped up in a beautiful full-color Ron Regé hardcover;  $30.00.

 David Lasky

Brad Johnson

John Porcellino

Blair Wilson

Onsmith

Peter Thompson

Fiona Smyth

Carrie McNinch

Mark Connery

Noah Van Sciver

David Heatley

Above: Just some of the many comics in Treasury of Minicomics Vol. One!


TROOP 142 by Mike Dawson (Adhouse):  Classic cartooning and storytelling-- "Troop 142 follows a group of campers and counselors at a week-long scout retreat in the woods of New Jersey. It is a story as much about adults as it is adolescents, the blurred line between childhood and manhood, and the consequences of authoritative posturing. Dispensing with idyllic notions, Dawson describes the hilarious and brutal truths about boys and men, the hypocrisy of institutional morality and the resilience of Spam and the human spirit."  268 pages, b+w interiors, 6" x 9"; $20.00.



TRUTH BE KNOWN by Maximum Traffic:  In the 1990's White Buffalo Gazette founder Max Traffic celebrated the 25th Anniversary and 200th issue of his long running obscuro art zine with this giant compendium that serves as sort of psychedelic autobiography intercut with old work by him and his colleagues.  The net result is a fascinating look at the history of Max's ideals, as well as one important branch of the "Newave/Obscuro" comics scene.  Feature's Max's mind-blowing psychedelic collage art, as well as comics and collaborations with such underground legends as Steve Willis, Edward Bolman, Mike Hill, Clark Dissmeyer, Joel Orff, Chad Woody, Mark Campos, Delaine, and more.  200 full-size pages, black and white, perfect bound;  only $10.00.





This book is so sprawling, I thought I'd include a variety of images...


JASON TURNER is a Canadian cartoonist, a long running member of the indie comics underground.


FARM SCHOOL by Jason Turner (Retrofit):  Hester is ex-military in a futuristic society years after some kind of cataclysm.  She wanders through this wrecked and new world helping others and seemingly harboring a deep secret.  Subtly and intricately done, this is a well-done look at one of our possible futures.  36 pages, approx. 5.5" x 7", color covers, b+w interiors; $5.00.



TUSEN HJÄRTAN STARK #1 (Various, ed. by Austin English) (Domino Books):  Whoa!  New newsprint tabloid anthology featuring some of the best cartoonists out there today!  Features Warren Craghead's abstracted poetry comics; amazing pencilled comics by Swedish artist Joanna Hellgren; and Elizabeth Bethea's lucid, dreamy stories of prostitutes, shadows, and Malcolm X.  This is a stunning collection of contemporary comics that should be in the hands of anyone in love with the medium.  20 oversized tabloid pages on newsprint, perfectly b+w;  $3.00 well spent.






UNKNOWN ORIGINS & UNTIMELY ENDS (ed. by Emi Gennis) (Hic + Hoc):  This fascinating collection of true, unsolved mysteries, features the work of Aaron Whitaker, Julia Gfrörer, Noah Van Sciver, Simon Moreton, Sam Spina, Box Brown, Melinda Tracy Boyce, Jenn Woodall, and many others.  At turns creepy, weird, and silly, this is a fine collection of modern cartooning.  194 pages, 6" x 9", color covers, b+w interiors; only $12.00!



Above: Three spreads from Unknown Origins...


BENJAMIN URKOWITZ draws comix.

REAL RAP #1 by Benjamin Urkowitz (Oily):  Da Studge is a subway worker who lives with one cat he thinks is two and his mom's ashes and one day, fed up with wack mc's, starts making his own rap records.  His girl friend Nikki causes no end of confusion, he catches shit from his customers, and gets snookered by so-called friends he meets on the train.  This comics is 100% right on from cover to cover.  Been a long time since I read a mini that was as original and solid right out the gate as this one.  Highly recommended!  12 jam-packed mini-pages, b+w; only $1.00, well spent.


REAL RAP #2 by Benjamin Urkowitz (Oily): Studge argues with Nicky, Gets "in" on a three-way, hangs with his homies, crosses the street, and tries to tie his shoes.  One of the best comics I've read in a long time.  Highly recommended!  12 mini-sized pages, b+w; $1.00.


REAL RAP #3 by Benjamin Urkowitz (Oily):  Duh Studge's fame is growing, with YouTube interviews, blogger flame wars, and cats recognizing him on the street.  What does the future hold for our talented, young man?  12 mini-sized pages, b+w; $1.00.


►NEW! -- REAL RAP #4 by Benjamin Urkowitz (Oily):  Duh Studge opens up for Nast-E Nick-E, with troubling results.  12 mini-sized pages, b+w; $1.00.


►NEW! -- REAL RAP #5 by Benjamin Urkowitz (Oily):  The internet reacts to Studge's performance and Nicky tries to let him down easy.  12 mini-sized pages, b+w; $1.00.









NOAH VAN SCIVER is a young Denver cartoonist who seems to channel the spirit of the old undergrounds. That's not to say his comics are a nostalgia act-- they are all up-to-date with the modern world-- but they have that self-deprecating, absurdist take on urban struggle, squalor, and grittiness that the classic undergrounds had. Blammo documents the big dreams of a talented and driven misfit who has had work published in Mome and the Comics Journal, as well as on the Top Shelf site. For more sample pages click here.

#6: This recent issue features Nasty Bob Dylan, Punks vs Lizards, and much much more, including an exclusive John Porcellino comic-strip! 32 comic-sized pages, $4.00.









#7:  Hot off the presses the new Blammo features Instant Karms, Trick or Treat, mo' Chicken Strips, Urban Legends, Joseph Smith, and lots more including letters and other ephemera.  Great!  44 comic sized pages, $5.00



From Blammo #7


►NEW! - BLAMMO # 7.5:  Noah's newest self-published collection compiles work that originally appeared in anthologies around the world, including: All Washed Up, Rabbit in the Moon, I Don't Drive, the classic Roommates, and much more.  In color and black and white, with full-color covers.  20 comic-sized pages chock full. $4.00



►NEW! -- BLAMMO #8 by Noah Van Sciver (Kilgore Books):  This fantastic new issue features Dog on Wheels, Expectations, the return of Chicken Strips, Punks vs Lizards, She's Losing It, and lots lots more, jam-packed into every awesome corner.  Reading this ish practically brought tears to my eyes, cuz I'm old enough to remember what comics used to be like when people packed their whole hearts and souls into it, and weren't afraid to be funny, stupid, or happy just to move that ink on paper.  Blammo is one of the greatest series out there, and keeps getting better.  Highly recommended.  44 pages, 6" x 9", color covers and b+w interiors; $5.00.




THE DEATH OF ELIJAH LOVEJOY by Noah Van Sciver.  In his latest release, Noah presents an historical rendering of the martyrdom of publisher and abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy, drawn in his dense, beautiful crosshatchy style.  Noah is working on a book-length biography of Abraham Lincoln, called The Hypo, and this can be considered an adjunct to that work.  Powerful stuff.   32 pages, 7.25" x 4.75", full color covers, 2-color end-papers, handprinted by Zak Sally at La Mano.  $5.00. OUT OF STOCK



1999 by Noah Van Sciver .  The Retrofit edition is long out of print, but Noah has self-published a new printing of this excellent tale of a lonely misfit who discovers love at a sub shop, only to find his world crashing down as Y2K arrives.  1999 is the strongest comic Noah has released yet, and it's sure to be on my Best of 2012 list.  The Retrofit edition of this comic is out of print, but Noah has self-published a new version.  Each one of my copies includes an exclusive hand-drawn sketch!  32 digest pages,  b+w interiors; $5.00 (new printing). OUT OF PRINT


►NEW! - THE HYPO by Noah Van Sciver (Fantagraphics):  Noah's long awaited debut graphic novel tells the story of Abraham Lincoln, before he made a name for himself, as a confused and melancholy young man trying to make his way in the world of politics and love.  Noah's obsession with period detail drips off every lovingly inked page of this brilliant book.  Excellent, and highly recommended!  192 pages, 7" x 9", gorgeous full-color hardback covers, b+w interiors;  $25.00. 




DUELING:  A self-published comic meant to serve as an introduction to Noah's upcoming biography of Abe Lincoln, The Hypo (Fantagraphics), Dueling is a grim and gritty depiction of anger, murdr, and regret.  16 digest pages, b+w;  $2.00. OUT OF STOCK


ST. COLE #1 by Noah Van Sciver (Kilgore Books):  Noah has been serializing his new story, St. Cole online, and this comic collects the first two chapters on paper.  Joe is a drunk working hard to provide a decent life for his infant son and immature girlfriend, Nicole.  In this part, Nicole invites her deadbeat mom to move in with them, and Joe struggles with his drinking and growing dissatisfaction.  Excellent.  44 pages, 5.25" x  7", color covers, b+w interiors. OUT OF PRINT


►NEW! - MORE MUNDANE by Noah Van Sciver (Spit and a Half edition):  More Mundane is a collection of Noah's diary comics from October and November of 2013.  Anyone who knows Noah, knows what a gifted and prolific cartoonist he is-- he's constantly working hard and constantly expanding his skills and interests.  Here, he gives us his roughly hewn but impeccably drawn daily diary strips.  And like all of Noah's work it's by turns hilarious, sad, poignant, and fucked up.  Recommended!  32 digest pages, two-color covers, b+w interiors; $5.00.



►NEW! -- DEEP IN THE WOODS by Noah Van Sciver and Nic Breutzman (2D Cloud):  Two stories in a tabloid format:  In "The Cow's Head," Noah gives a weird fairytale about a girl who escapes her sinister stepmother into the woods where she finds a strange shelter and a stranger guest.  In "The May Fly," Nic Breutzman presents a story about a decrepit, drug-addicted family.  32 pages, 11.75" x 17", 2 color covers, b+w interiors;  $6.00.


Top: Noah Van Sciver and Bottom: Nic Breutzman, from Deep in the Woods

NOAH VAN SCIVER: IN CONVERSATION WITH CHARLES FORSMAN (Oily Comics):  Two of the best young cartoonists going sit down and talk about their fathers and families, sleeping on the floor in crack houses, Florida, Denver, Crumb, John P. (gasp), and Noah's new book on Lincoln, The Hypo (due this summer from Fantagraphics.)  A great little read.  12 mini-sized pages, b+w, NOT COMICS;  $1.00.






JON VERMILYEA is an LA based artist and cartoonist.


►NEW! -- FATA MORGANA by Jon Vermilyea (Koyama): "Fata Morgana follows the adventures of a young boy through the landscapes of his imagination.  He encounters and befriends creatures, that are, like all mirages, born out of aspects of his own unconscious.  Presented in vibrantly colored two-page panoramas, Fata Morgana is a feast for the eyes and mind."  48 full-sized pages, full-eye-popping-color throughout; $15.00.





MALACHI WARD is a cartoonist.  He lives in Pasadena with his wife and a car they borrowed.

MALACHI WARD: IN CONVERSATION WITH SEAN FORD (Oily Comics):  Sean Ford ("Only Skin") talks comics with Malachi Ward.  Topics include Kevin Huizenga, Painting vs Comics, thumbnailing, edits, and collaboration.  Good stuff.  12 mini-pages, illustrated, $1.00.

 RITUAL #1: Real Life by Malachi Ward (Revival House):  In "Real Life," the eerie stand-alone story that fills this first issue, a couple struggle with the vicissitudes of co-habitation as they are plagued by power-outages, strange light phenomena, and a precarious balance between waking reality and nightmare.  28 pages, 8.5" x 11", Two color covers, b+w interiors; $7.00.  ONLY A FEW LEFT!!!




RITUAL #2: The Reverie by Malachi Ward (Revival House):  The second issue of Ward's series features another stand alone story, one in which two children follow their frustrated father after he escapes into a virtual world.  Excellent!  Recommended.  28 pages, 8.5" x 11", color covers, b+w interiors;  $7.00.



PETER WARTMAN is a young but highly developed cartoonist, hailing from Minneapolis.


►NEW! -- OVER THE WALL by Peter Wartman (Uncivilized):  "A great wall separates a magnificent metropolis from the surrounding country side. All humans are banned from ever entering the city. A young girl is determined to enter the forbidden city in search of her lost brother. When she crosses over the wall fantastic adventures ensue in the narrow medieval streets, ancient temples and abandoned bazars of the haunted city. To save her missing brother, she must grapple with mythical creatures, explore the mystery of the missing inhabitants, and cure the amnesia of an entire civilization. Over the Wall immerses the reader in a richly imagined world of coming of age rituals, lost worlds and the nature of memory.  Over the Wall is a stunning debut from a young and talented cartoonist Peter Wartman."  80 pages, 6.5" x 9.5", two color throughout; $15.00.




JULIA WERTZ is one of my favorite cartoonists of recent times.  When I first got her zines in the mail, and saw the title, "The Fart Party," I'll admit it-- I expected the worst.  That's what made what I found even more special.  Yes, her comics can be crude (especially her early ones), but they are also devastatingly funny, and once you begin sinking into her rhythms as a cartoonist you notice that there's some thing else going on-- a sweetness and heart that can be disguised by all the cussing.  Julia is a natural born cartoonist-- she started out good and is getting better all the time.


FART PARTY Vol. One (Atomic Books):  This collections compiles Julia's early Fart Party zines into one handy book.  Relentlessly black-humored and nutty, with lots of cuss words, bodily functions, and booze, this is one for the ages.  180 pages, two color covers, b+w interior; OUT OF PRINT.  NEW OMNIBUS COLLECTING VOL. 1 + 2 COMING SOON!




DRINKING AT THE MOVIES (Three Rivers Press):  Julia's latest, stand-alone graphic novel, depicts her move from San Francisco to Brooklyn with humor, self-deprecation, and heart.  You can really see her stretching here beyond her roots, successfully, with some exquisite drawings, and more non-ironic introspection than ever before.  This was one of my favorite books of 2010.  196 pages, full color covers, b+w interior; $15.00.  Highly recommended. OUT OF STOCK



THE INFINITE WAIT AND OTHER STORIES by Julia Wertz (Koyama):  Julia's brand new book collects three all new stories:  "Industry," a look at 25 years of employment;  "A Strange and Curious Place," a love letter to her childhood library;  and "The Infinite Wait," her tale of discovering she has Lupus.  With an introduction by the author.  Beautifully produced.  232 pages, two-color covers with b+w interiors, French flaps;  $15.00.





AARON WHITAKER is a Texas-based cartoonist and screenwriter.  He's the co-author with Melinda Boyce of the much-loved comic Okay ? Okay!

  THE CITY TROLL by Aaron Whitaker:  Excellent, heartfelt, and funny/weird story about a guy named Paul and his self-hating alter-ego, the City Troll.  The narrative follows Paul as he tackles a love triangle and the problematic relationships with his parents.  A nicely crafted book, with excellent, idiosyncratic artwork.  184 pages, 9" x 6", color covers, b+w interiors;  $15.00.  ONLY ONE LEFT!




ANDREW WHITE is a cartoonist.


►NEW! - WE WILL REMAIN by Andrew White (Retrofit):  Short stories told in many differing styles: Kirby-esque cosmic inks, Sparse pencils, inky washes; focused on memories and time.  48 pages, 6" x 8", color covers, b+w interiors; $6.00.




WINSLOW-YOST AND RAE-GRANT are an impressive new young cartooning duo.


►NEW! - TIGER MAN #1 by Winslow-Yost and Rae-Grant (Oily):  This great debut features Tiger Man, a young dude who's plan goes down in the jungle, where he is imbued with the power of a tiger.  Graphicall beautiful, fun, and fascinating.  12 mini-sized pages, b+w; $1.00.




LEAH WISHNIA is a NY based artist and publisher, who edits the underground comics anthology Happiness.


►NEW! -- GUT FEELINGS by Leah Wishnia (Spithouse):  This collection of short comic stories, from the editor of Happiness, features gritty, surreal, and expressionistic tales of Pill Poppers, Misery Birds, Spare Change, and lots more.  Not for the faint of heart.  76 pages, 6" x 9", color covers, b+w interior; $6.00.




STEVE WOLFHARD is the Toronto genius behind Cat Rackham, and now everybody's favorite unemployable Turtle, Turtie!

TURTIE NEEDS WORK by Steve Wolfhard (Koyama Press):  Turtie is an adorable, unemployed turtle, and in these delightful little comics he shows us just how rough the working world can be. Ridiculous and wonderful.  20 pages, 2" x 4", color covers, b+w interiors;  $3.00.




ZACH WORTON is a cartoonist.


BLOOD VISIONS #1 by Zach Worton (Oily):  Teenage bullying and cruelty erupt in a strange and bloody crime-scene in part one of this promising new series.  12 mini-pages, b+w;  $1.00.


►NEW! -- BLOOD VISIONS #2 by Zach Worton (Oily): The plot thickens in this excellent second issue, as Seamus and Carl have a run-in with the principal, and the cops get on the case...  12 mini-sized pages, b+w; $1.00.




WOWEE ZONK #4 (Koyama Press):  Koyama takes the publishing reins for the latest issue of this anthology, which features work in color and b+w from Patrick Kyle, Chris Kuzma, Marc Bell, Mark Connery, Alex Schubert, Ginnette Lapalme, and Ryan Dodgeson, among many others.  84 pages, 8" x 9", color and b+w;  $15.00.






CHRIS WRIGHT's lovely, inky, scratchy, fuzzy and brilliant comics have been around for awhile.  Here's Sparkplug's great collection:

INKWEED by Chris Wright (Sparkplug).  Chris Wright's inky, brilliant comics depict a quasi-victorian world of weary artists, lonesome scientists, drunks, and heartbroken women, with recurringthemes of love, loss, and obsession.  His cartooning is intricately hatched, and indiosyncratic, with nods to the classic newpaper strips (Segar, et al), and his writing is intricate, old-fashioned, and right on.  Highly recommended.  156 pages, 8.5" x 7", color covers, b+w interiors;  $16.00.



SOPHIE YANOW is a young cartoonist out of the Bay Area.  She recently moved to Montreal, and her series In Situ, is about that.

IN SITU #1 by Sophie Yanow (Colosse):  Sophie moved from the Bay Area to Montreal, and these brief sketches of her thoughts and experiences document the ongoing transition.  Quiet, human, and nicely done.  44 pages, 5" x 7", color cover, b+w interiors; $11.00.

IN SITU #2 by Sophie Yanow (Colosse):  More diary-like musings on everyday thoughts and events-- friends, plans, and places-- including Hayley Made Coffee, You Got Weird, and Doom Metal;  More.  36 digest pages, b+w;  $5.00



YOU ARE A CAT! by Sherwin Tjia (Conundrum):  This charming and fun book is based on the old "Choose Your Own Adventure" books of th 80's, where every page gives you a number of choices that decide how the story will continue.  Except in this one, you're a cat.  Visit the lonely old lady down the street, get trapped by delinquents, find a warm lap.  The choice is up to you!  Full of the dangers, affection, and intrigue of the feline life, this unique book will be thoroughly enjoyed by cat lovers everywhere.  Includes phony ads for future volumes in the series in the back!  234 pages, 4" x 6", black and white illos on every other page;  $17.00.





M. YOUNG is the editor of The Kindlin' Quarterly, and a talented young cartoonist.

THE WILD CHILD Part One by M. Young: The brilliant Xeric-funded comic tells the story of two rebellious West Virginia girls, one from late 19th century, and then her counterpart a hundred years later, growing up in the Grunge-filled early 90's, as they struggle to break free of the oppression that surround them..  Beautifully painted in full color and expressive grey-toned pen and ink, with a full-color "CD insert" centerfold, this is one of the most evocative and impressive debuts I've seen in a long time.  Highly recommended!  28 digest pages, plus bound insert, color and b+w; $7.00.




YOUNG LIONS by Blaise Larmee. "So we're all agreed then, our conceptual art group is not going as planned..." So begins this elusive story about a group of jaded, young artists, who go to parties, listen to rap music, and join a prospective member on a trip to her home in Florida. Drawn in an ethereal un-inked pencil style, Young Lions is strange and liberating, unique, and ultimately moving. 98 perfect-bound digest-sized pages, with two-color covers and French flaps; $10.00.








JENNY ZERVAKIS is one of my favorite cartoonists of all time, and one of my biggest influences/inspirations. This is the first issue of Strange Growths in 6 years! And it came not a moment too soon. I practically wept when I opened the envelope. Jenny's stories are vague and beautiful, with a gentle, dry humor running through them, and her art is perfectly scratchy and simple. This new issue features a couple soon to be Strange Growths classics, like Icebergs and Tell Us How You Really Feel. I know it cost Jenny a lotta dough to get this new one out, so please help support this great American artist!

STRANGE GROWTHS #15: Iceberg, We Can Be Heroes, Tell Us How You Really Feel, Beach Trip, and May Is the Month of the Rose, plus much more! 24 digest pages, $3.00.


►NEW! -- STRANGE GROWTHS #16 by Jenny Zervakis:   Wow!  At long last, the new issue of Strange Growths has arrived!  US Presidents, When the Moon Was a Part of the Earth, Winter Wonderland, Lost Dream, the Last Kindness and lots more...  beautiful.  24 digest pages, b+w; $3.00.




DAN ZETTWOCH:  Part of the St. Louis/USS Catastrophe Crew, Dan Zettwoch's amazing, goofy, historic/schematic comics are a delight.

►NEW! -- CUT-AWAY COMICS #1: TREE SWALLOWS Part One by Dan Zettwoch (Oily):  In his latest release Zettwoch gives us the first part (of three) of his true-life tale of John James Audubon's obsession with discovering the secrets of a giant sycamore stuffed to the gills with Tree Swallows.  If you know Zettwoch's work, this will be a delight to you;  if you've never checked it out, this is a great starting point.  Wonderful!  12 mini-sized pages, b+w; $1.00.



►NEW! -- AMAZING FACTS AND BEYOND WITH LEON BEYOND by Kevin Huizenga and Dan Zettwoch (with Ted May and Ron Weaver) (Uncivilized Books):  This lavish hardcover book collects the acclaimed faux trivia column Kevin and Dan produced weekly for St. Louis' Riverfront Times newspaper (which were originally self-published as well in zine form).  All the facts and all the fun you've come to expect from Mr. Beyond, as well as a full color supplement and index.  240 pages, 8.5" x 9", b+w and color, hardcover.  $25.00.