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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!

WAG RAG #7 and POOPSHEET #6, new from the Poopsheet Foundation

November 27, 2020 in News

Wag Rag #7 has comics and art by Andrew Goldfarb, Brad W. Foster, Mark David Dietz and Jerzy Szostek.

Plus, a new issue of the Poopsheet newsletter of small press news.

A subscription to all Poopsheet Foundation minis is available for $5.00 through Patreon. That five bucks also includes the best membership option for selling here at the Mini Mart. On top of that, it helps keep the Comic Zine Database going strong!

Please feel free to share!

Koyama Press Provides a $1000 grant to Dustin Harbin

November 12, 2020 in News

From Annie Koyama:
I’ve published and supported Dustin Harbin since 2010, when I saw his work at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF). He’s a unique talent who I’ve also commissioned to do various ads and promotional pieces for the press. It’s been really rewarding to watch his comics progress. I still mourn the kid’s book that we’d decided to do together but that never came to pass. No one has a more professional show set up, though I foresee hernia operations in Dustin’s future if he continues to carry that rig around. I’m happy to call him my friend, even though he famously told my mom that he likes my sister Helen better. Please check out his work if you’ve missed it.
“The entirety of this grant will go to offset the costs of 2-color Risograph printing, at a handsome size of 7” x 8.5”. Printing to be done by Woolly Press in Asheville, North Carolina, USA (
Normally I’d print a comic like this myself, very small as all my diary comics have been done, allowing me to do all the printing and assembling here at home. Because of the greater than normal detail of this comic, and especially the scope and scale of some of the scenery I’m drawing (the wide open desert of Joshua Tree), being able to print larger gives me the opportunity to create something a little more impactful, lean into some of the details, and generally draw one million lumpy rocks littered everywhere. The other benefit of larger size and nicer printing is the higher production quality for the tonal subtleties of ink washes, which often get lost when converted to a halftone my humble LaserJet can print reliably.” — Dustin Harbin
DUSTIN HARBIN is a cartoonist and illustrator from North Carolina. In 2010 and 2015, Koyama Press published collections of his autobiographical comics—with the appropriate appellation—DIARY COMICS. From their humble beginnings as a sketchbook exercise documenting the quotidian, oftentimes with hilarious results, Harbin’s DIARY COMICS have grown into quirky existential examinations of life and living. Check out Dustin’s website here: and follow him on Twitter here: @dustinharbin, Instagram here: @dharbin, and Patreon here:

In the mailbox: AMAZING LITTLE COMICS #2 by Joe Bagdon

October 31, 2020 in News

It’s always nice to see folks still using the “mini-comic” format (basically, a quarter the size of a sheet of paper). Joe Bagdon’s latest series contains three stories by himself covering fantasy, science fiction and superheroes, plus letters and a few plugs. All nicely produced with full-color covers.

Order from  Joe at the address below or from his Mini Mart shop.

$1.55 for US orders, $2.20 for Canada.

Joe Bagdon
Bantam House Comics
110 Montrose Dr.
Hampton, VA 23666

In the mailbox: YOU DON’T GET THERE FROM HERE #55 by Carrie McNinch

October 26, 2020 in News

Carrie McNinch’s excellent diary comic. How about those covers, huh?

Order from Carrie’s shop or subscribe at her Patreon page.

Or, if you’re old and/or totally cool, drop a few bucks in the mail to:

Carrie McNinch
PO Box 34091
Granada Hills, CA
91394 USA

Mini Mart

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