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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.
WHAT THAT MEANS
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.
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 email@example.com or at paypal.me/poopsheet (be sure to include your address)
3. In the US, mail $2.00 in cash (or postage stamps) to:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 12, 2021 in News
Applications for March’s round of ShortBox mini-grants are now open: three £200 grants available to independent cartoonists. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org linking to your current site/portfolio, with ‘mini-grant’ as the subject. You *must* have a Paypal, deadline is 28th Feb.
— ShortBox (@Short_Box) February 8, 2021
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).
January 9, 2021 in Miscellaneous
Lots of fun stuff going up this week. Check it out here.
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:
7839 University Ave. N.E. #304
Minneapolis, MN 55432
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!
November 12, 2020 in News
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 (woollypress.com).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: dharbin.com and follow him on Twitter here: @dustinharbin, Instagram here: @dharbin, and Patreon here: patreon.com/dharbin.
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.
Bantam House Comics
110 Montrose Dr.
Hampton, VA 23666
October 26, 2020 in News
Carrie McNinch’s excellent diary comic. How about those covers, huh?
Or, if you’re old and/or totally cool, drop a few bucks in the mail to:
PO Box 34091
Granada Hills, CA