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New address for the Poopsheet Foundation

April 13, 2023 in News

Yep, we’ve moved! If you’ve sent something to the old Haslet address, no worries, it’ll be forwarded on.

Please update your Rolodexes and electronic organizers accordingly. Thanks!

In the mail: CRANIUM FRENZY #14 by Steve Willis

February 21, 2023 in News

New from Steve Willis: Cranium Frenzy #14! And, of course, new Morty Comix!

Fun facts:

• This month marks the 40th anniversary of his hand-drawn, one-of-a-kind Morty Comix.

• This year is also the 50th anniversary of his first obscuro comix, Gimmie Comics #1 (1973).

• 30 years ago, 1993, the final issue of his City Limits Gazette newsletter was published (a must-have if you’re interested in mini-comix history).

• 20 years ago, 2003, Cranium Frenzy #10 was released and was his last full-length comic for almost two decades.

And here we are in 2023, lucky to have new Willis comics to read. Take a look at an incomplete listing of Steve Willis work published over the years.

Get yours by sending a few bucks or something nice to:

Steve Willis
PO Box 390
McCleary, WA 98557

[Credit to Steve for the reminder about these milestones]

Big changes for Birdcage Bottom Books in 2023

January 10, 2023 in News

From the latest BBB email:

Sad news from J.T. Yost about Birdcage Bottom Books

Hello beloved BBB customers. I’ve been putting off making a formal announcement, but I suppose it’s time to pull off the metaphorical band-aid. Due to some intense personal upheaval, I must step away from BBB after this upcoming spring publishing season. Daniel Whitfield, who has been running our shipping and fulfillment department, intends to continue in his role. This means we will be able to continue the distro and selling BBB publications, even if we’re not actively publishing new comics.

I haven’t been able to find someone willing to take over the multiple roles I inhabit, but I’m still holding out hope someone will so that BBB can continue in some form (please reach out if interested). We had a ton of remarkable comics in the pipeline, so hopefully those will still be published (Fieldmouse Press will be publishing November Garcia’s Complete and Utter Malarkey!)

I am searching for a more reliable/stable source of income, so if you know of any job openings that could utilize my skill set, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I am hoping to continue working within publishing (doesn’t have to be comics), but I’m open to other opportunities as well (especially if it’s a vegan or non-profit company!).

I’d love to get the rest of the BBB publications currently in our basement delivered to Daniel in California, so if any of you happen to be driving from NYC to California (near L.A.), I’d be happy to pay you to load up your trunk.

Thank you so much for being what I honestly consider my extended family. I’ve had so many wonderful interactions with many of you at shows, on social media, or through email, and I can’t thank you enough!

Love, J.T. Yost

In the Mail: zines from Alan Sissom and Henry Jaepelt

December 13, 2022 in Reviews

Collectors Link Fanzine

Contents include: full-color wraparound cover by John Lambert (who also provided the illo for the back of the illustrated mailing wrapper); comics by Brian Canini and Larry Johnson; gag cartoons by Tisch; a Roger Keel piece on “woke” genre media and, essentially, why any fan shouldn’t be surprised at this progression in our social history; a previously unpublished Alan Sissom comic from 1978 (!); an interview with John Lambert (conducted by Jim Main); a few pages of small press reviews; letters from readers; and maybe a few other surprises. Now, does that sound like a fanzine or what?

Alan Sissom
PO Box 842
Greenwood, IN
46142 USA


Distopia!!: comics and art by Eliel J. Ribeiro, Henry Jaepelt, José Carlos de Souza and Laura Laco. Text in Portuguese.

Outono Zine: comics and art by Henry Jaepelt and Maria Jaepelt. Really lovely. Text in Portuguese.

Wandering Songs: poems by Philadelphian Ro Maurer, illustrated by Henry Jaepelt. Text in English.

Sobre-Vida: illustrated collaboration between Mara Zine, Henry Jaepelt, Fabiana Menassi, Ana Paula Sant’ana, Laura Laco and Jorge Luis. Text in Portuguese.

Henry Jaepelt
Caixa Postal 249
89120.970 Timbó, SC

Instagram: @henryjaepelt

The site’s been hacked and may have to be rebuilt.

August 8, 2022 in News

It appears the site has been hacked. Either it’s a lingering part of the hack from a couple of weeks ago or something new. Apparently, a lot of WordPress sites are getting hit right now.

There’s a good chance I will be nuking the site and doing away with WordPress. However, if I do that, have no fear, it will return soon elsewhere. I’m working on solutions that don’t require so much maintenance and technical expertise on the backend.

I have good backups of the site so all content is safe and can be recreated later.

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to drop me a line.

Sorry for the trouble but we’ll be back in business soon.

–Rick Bradford

Poopsheet #7 is now out!

December 1, 2021 in News

Yep, there’s a new Poopsheet out! Info on around 40 new/recent small press comics and art zines. Plus, bonus reviews by Micah Liesenfeld!

There are a few ways to get a copy:

1. From the Poopsheet Shop.

2. PayPal $2.50 (US) or $4.00 (everywhere else) to or at (be sure to include your address)

3. In the US, mail $2.00 in cash (or postage stamps) to:

Rick Bradford
Poopsheet Foundation
PO Box 16158
San Diego, CA 92176


4. If you’re a $5.00 patron at the Poopsheet Foundation Patreon you’ll get each new issue as they come out no matter where you live.

Currently working on #8!

The North Street Book Prize

June 21, 2021 in News

From Rob Clough:

Aimed at creators of self-published comics and graphic novels/memoirs, art books, and five other genre categories, the North Street Book Prize offers cash awards to artists. Now in its seventh year, The North Street Book Prize vales entries which portray lives underrepresented in traditional media; diverse characters and themes are especially welcome.

The Grand Prize is $5,000 and the First Prize in each entry category is $1,000. Grand Prize and First Prize winners also receive a marketing consultation with a book publicity expert. Seven Honorable Mentions win $250 each. The 2021 deadline is June 30th, and the entry fee is $65. It can be submitted online or by mail.

More info at the link below.

Source: High-Low: Announcing The North Street Book Prize

Conundrum Press: BIPOC Mini-Comic Bursary now open for submissions

May 16, 2021 in News

From Conundrum Press:

We’re pleased to announce that submissions for Conundrum Press’s second annual Mini-Comic Bursary for Black and Indigenous Creators are now open.

This $1000 bursary will be awarded to a Black or Indigenous person living in Canada, for the creation and production of a mini-comic. The selected creator will also receive help with distribution through Conundrum Press. Note: the bursary is limited to developing and emerging creators but all ages and genders are welcome.

Why was this bursary established?

At Conundrum Press, we support Black Lives Matter and stand in solidarity with anti-racist protestors fighting for crucial change against systemic racism in the US, Canada, and elsewhere. We also recognize that police brutality disproportionately impacts our Indigenous communities. As we reflected on these issues, as well as our own privileged position on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People, we wanted to take concrete action against systemic racism. This bursary is a small contribution made in the spirit of solidarity.

For more info, hit the link below.

Source: BIPOC Mini-Comic Bursary is Open for Submissions! | Conundrum Press

Recent additions to the Comic Zine Database

March 12, 2021 in News

Here’s a peek at some of the newest entries at the Comic Zine Database!

Please feel free to send your own mini-comics or comic fanzines to be added.

There’s also a Patreon for the Database that helps pay the bills and allows me more time to work on it.

Ryan C. reviews DUST by John Carvajal at Four Color Apocalypse

March 1, 2021 in Reviews

Occasionally I’ll get a comic submitted for review that’s a couple years old but still in need of more publicity than it’s received to date, and such is the case with John Carvajal’s self-published mini Dust, a precisely-crafted and insightful little number that, for whatever reason, appears to have flown beneath almost everybody’s radar. Yeah, I know, the small-press landscape is a crowded one, but trust me when I say : Carvajal’s work pretty much always stands out from the crowd, and this is no exception.

Full review: A View Of A Life Gathering “Dust” – Ryan C.’s Four Color Apocalypse

Le Goût des Oiseaux, new French edition by Francisco Sousa Lobo

March 1, 2021 in News

Published by Rackham that made a incredible job putting out a new cover and square format – and in hardcover, of course, it’s France, oh la la!!!

It’s the second time this book gets a foreigner edition, the first was in 2019 by Spanish Reservoir Books.

Source: blogzine da chili com carne: Le Goût des Oiseaux

New round of ShortBox mini-grants for self-publishers

February 12, 2021 in News

Open internationally.

AFTER THAT! #61 now out from Micah Liesenfeld

January 30, 2021 in Miscellaneous

From Micah Liesenfeld:

Exactly 2 years after the 60’th issue of Copy This/That!, it’s back with issue 61 with a new title – After That!. This issue features an interview with Chad Woody. There’s a good amount of his artwork sprinkled throughout as well. Following that is All Art!, featuring work from Bruce Chrislip, Dave Robertson, Jeff Zenick, Steve Willis, Tom Cherry, Charles Brubaker, and Tom Motley.

Email me if you’d like to be included on the distribution list. A year’s worth of issues will be a donation of a book of stamps or equivalent.

If you’ve received CT! in the past, maybe wait a week before pouncing on this to get a copy, because I just sent out a bunch to past (recent past) subscribers. But then after, if you’re someone who wants to order single issues at your whim, I have it available as a back issue on my shop (for a bit).

Poopsheet Shop auctions starting this week on eBay!

January 9, 2021 in Miscellaneous

Lots of fun stuff going up this week. Check it out here.

New minis from Brian Leonard, check it out

December 4, 2020 in News

Brian’s got no PayPal but you can have these minis for one thin dollar (including shipping). That’s a deal that can’t be beat!

Shove that greenback into and envelope and send it to:

Brian Leonard
7839 University Ave. N.E. #304
Minneapolis, MN 55432

Mail rocks!

Mini Mart

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