Koyama Press Titles for Fall 2013: Cole Closser, Jon Vermilyea and Ryan Cecil Smith

Posted on May 15, 2013 in Blog


Little Tommy Lost: Book One
ISBN: 978-1-927668-01-6
7 1/2 x 10 inches, 72 pages, full colour, softcover
September 2013

Separated from his parents on a trip to the big city, a lost little boy unknowingly sets out on a great adventure as he searches for a way home in Little Tommy Lost: Book One. Reminiscent of the newspaper strips and lushly illustrated Sunday comics of the early 20th century, Cole Closser’s work is steeped in cartooning history, but filled with an unparalleled sense of the new.

Cole Closser is a cartoonist who seemingly hails from a bygone era. Closser is a graduate of The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont, and currently lives in Northwest Arkansas with his girlfriend and two cats.


Fata Morgana
ISBN: 978-1-927668-03-0
8 1/2 x 11 inches, 48 pages, full colour, softcover
November 2013Fata Morgana follows the adventure of a young boy through the landscapes of 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.

Jon Vermilyea is a multitalented Los Angeles-based illustrator, cartoonist, animator, and printmaker. His psychedelic, candy-colored illustrations and unique designs of the monstrous and mythical have left their mark on a wide range of clients including: Problem SolverzAdventure Time, Marvel Comics, the acclaimed alternative band Animal Collective, and many more.


S.F. #3
ISBN: 978-1-927668-00-9
7 x 10 inches, 60 pages, b&w interior, colour softcover
November 2013

Our precocious protagonist, Hupa Dupa’s family is blown up by pirates, so he’s recruited into the Space Fleet Scientific Foundation Special Forces to fight them. The S.F.S.F.S.F. is racing across the stars forming an alliance to win the war against the Pirate Nation. Hupa Dupa is a small kid, but he will “try his best” to “take positive action” in order to help!

Ryan Cecil Smith was born in southern California and currently lives and works in Nishinomiya, Japan. His work is a melange of imagery and style derived from both American and Japanese culture.



Blobby Boys
ISBN: 978-1-927668-02-3
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, 52 pages, full colour, softcover
September 2013

Blobby Boys is a hilarious and slime-filled comic about pot smoking blobby bandmates who are equal parts Ninja Turtles and punks. Their exploits dealing, robbing and jamming are rounded out by the misadventures of Aging Hipster, Punk Dad and Cyber Surfer.

Alex Schubert was born in Mascoutah, IL and is based in Kansas City, MO. His tumblr-based blog Zine Police features excerpts from his sketchbooks and zines including The Dudes and Blobby Boys, which MTV praised as “one of the funniest dumbest bestest webcomics we’ve come across in a minute.”