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I recently went through the mammoth slithering piles of comics and books and minis I got and/or was given this year, and culled out the ones I didn’t have room for, organized the rest, and was left with a great big reading pile to start the new year. This one, Top 5 Boardroom Techniques by Chris Kuzma, was one of my favorite “gets” from CAKE, and cracked me up just as much flipping through it again. Some of my favorite minis are in this mode, a quickly delivered idea that grows larger somehow outside the context of a larger collection or smushed in with a bunch of other work in an anthology. 

This is not only a hilarious (and short) (but cheap) little mini, it’s a great introduction to Chris’s work—he’s also a member of Wowee Zonk with Ginette Lapalme and Patrick Kyle, and—conflict-of-interest alert—published by my own publisher, Koyama Press. You should just consider that extra endorsement though, and go ahead and buy the $1 mini

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Oily Comics has re-opened its subscription service. This has got to be the most in-your-face publishing shape I’ve seen, a subscription to small, short minicomics by a rotating stable of creators, including Chuck Forsman, Sammy Harkham, James Hindle, Warren Craghead and more. I still haven’t done it myself—I never have $30 at the right time—but I know eventually it’s going to happen. Heck, I’m vain enough that a Michael Deforge designed membership card with a hand-drawn portrait of me by Chuck or Melissa Mendes is practically worth $30 by itself. <jealous>

Oily Comics has re-opened its subscription service. This has got to be the most in-your-face publishing shape I’ve seen, a subscription to small, short minicomics by a rotating stable of creators, including Chuck Forsman, Sammy Harkham, James Hindle, Warren Craghead and more. I still haven’t done it myself—I never have $30 at the right time—but I know eventually it’s going to happen. Heck, I’m vain enough that a Michael Deforge designed membership card with a hand-drawn portrait of me by Chuck or Melissa Mendes is practically worth $30 by itself. <jealous>

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Vincent “King Mini” Stall is one of my very favorite cartoonists lately. His stuff is hard to pin down, full of repeated themes and ideas and shapes. I like the idea that he’s refining a small set of ideas over successive works; a mark (I’m guessing) of someone who’s been at what they do long enough to be turning inward rather than outward. These images are from his "Drifting Weightless" mini, which is way under-priced at $3.75. It’s probably worth mentioning that Vincent’s one of the principals at influential design firm PUNY

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dharbin:

DIARY COMICS #3! Debuting this weekend at TCAF, but available for online preorder right the heck now. Orders will start shipping on Wednesday, May 9. This thing is FAT—88 black and white pages, 82 of which are comics. Full color covers with French flaps, and a bellyband to hold it all together. $10 for the whole chunky enchilada, or $15 for a sketched in edition (that front page is just perfect for that). Published by Koyama Press, the best of presses. If you’re at TCAF this weekend come by the Koyama table and let’s slap fives! 

Click here to preorder your copy, go on, click it!

Aww yeahh!

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Robyn Chapman chronicles the design and construction of a minicomic entitled Make: Comics About an Intimate Act.
Included is this minicomic pricing rule from Alec Longstreth and Jon Lewis: for every page of your comic, charge 10¢.

Robyn Chapman chronicles the design and construction of a minicomic entitled Make: Comics About an Intimate Act.

Included is this minicomic pricing rule from Alec Longstreth and Jon Lewis: for every page of your comic, charge 10¢.