Congratulations to the incredible Sophia Foster-Dimino for winning the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Collection for their book Sex Fantasy. Apologies for my (Ed) distant photo, but the room was jam-packed with the future! Check out all the winners here and congrats to all the amazing comics and cartoonists that were nominated!
Koyama Press stalwarts Ben Sears and Dustin Harbin are crossing the pond to attend Thought Bubble! If you are within spitting distance of Leeds why not pick Ben’s brains about the minutiae of the Double+ World, or ask Dustin about Diary Comics and letterforms? Check out all the details here!
The podcast Make It Then Tell Everybody sits down with Ben Sears ahead the next legs of The Ideal Copy tour! They “chat about epiphanies, visual language and mushing up stories with your own experiences.” Listen to the whole thing here!
The School Library Journal blog 100 Scope Notes whittled down a whopping 142 fall releases to select the ten kids books to note coming this Fall and John Martz’s Evie and the Truth About Witches made the cut!
“Some gentle spookiness in time for Halloween.” — Travis Jonker, 100 Scope Notes
Check out the rest of the list here!
The Comics Alternative podcast interviews Keiler Roberts ahead of the release of her new book Chlorine Gardens at SPX this weekend! Listen here!
The Comics Beat reviews Nathan Gelgud’s “surrealist comedy fable” A House in the Jungle.
“Gelgud lets this story unfold with a precise, comical deadpan that rejects traditional paneling in favor of a more free-form flow…Each moment becomes a building block for what follows, and Gelgud peppers these depictions with some calm psychedelics to bring outwards what we couldn’t possibly see otherwise.” — John Seven, The Comics Beat
Check out Nathan’s book this weekend at SPX and read the whole review here!
The Toronto Star reviews Michael DeForge’s workout for the mind Brat.
“Brat has a great deal to say about 21st century fame. Just don’t try this at home.” — Mike Donachie, The Toronto Star
Read the whole review here!
Page 45 reviews three of our titles: Fiona Smyth’s Somnambulance , Michael DeForge’s A Western World, and Jessica Campbell’s XTC69.
“Based out of Toronto this kaleidoscope black and white collection of shorts, oddities and err…short oddities…certainly made sure I knew what she was all about by the time I completed it.” — JR, Page 45
On A Western World
“I suspect all but the most ardent and on-point DeForge fans, especially given the spotty availability and small print runs of much of his periodical output, there were probably about half the tales in this collection which I hadn’t read before. So, even if you have some of this material already, the collection is still very much worth picking up.” — JR, Page 45
“And you will eventually get all the answers in this ribald and ridiculous space burlesque. Just don’t expect any hard sci-fi along the way. Lots of laughs and poking fun at Incels for sure, though, which is never a bad thing.” — JR, Page 45
Read all three reviews here!