Crawl Space Suggested for Hugos

Posted on Mar 14, 2018 in Blog

Blogger, critic, computer programmer, and 2017 Best Fan Writer Hugo winner Abigail Nussbaum shares their ballot for the 2018 Hugo Awards and they thing Jesse Jacobs’ Crawl Space would make a great nominee!

“Using a very simple scheme of lines and colors, Jacobs brilliantly conveys the strangeness of the other world, and the way it affects the humans who venture into it, while also telling a sweet, sad story about teenagers who just want to fit in.” — Abigail Nussbaum, Asking the Wrong Questions

Check out the rest of their picks here!

I’m Not Here Reviewed

Posted on Mar 7, 2018 in Blog

reviews GG’s ethereal I’m Not Here.

“This is the kind of book that reveals itself to the reader slowly, and over multiple attempts; but once it does, it is a treasure trove of ideas related to family, identity, duty and ethics.” — Rob Clough, High-Low

Read the whole review here!

White Supremacist Elf

Posted on Mar 7, 2018 in Blog

Life of a Craphead (Amy Lam & Jon McCurley) are working on their next feature film, tentatively titled “White Supremacist Elf.” The film follows an Asian woman who is rejected from a fairy tale and ends up cursed. The curse expands to include her family and explores the experience of multiple generations of Asian women – all through the satirical reframing of the conventional Eurocentric fantasy world.

Koyama Press is thrilled to be supporting Amy and Jon with this project. I’ve followed their work for years and am a huge fan. Excellent photo by Yuula Benivolski.

In addition to book publishing, this is the kind of project that we are proud to support.

Check out more of Amy and Jon’s work here:

Condo Heartbreak Disco is a 30th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalist

Posted on Mar 6, 2018 in Blog

The 30th Annual Lambda Literary Award finalists have been announced and Eric Kostiuk Williams’ Condo Heartbreak Disco has made the LGBTQ graphic novels list! Check out the most excellent nominees here!

The 2018 Cartoonist Studio Prize Shortlists Announced!

Posted on Mar 5, 2018 in Blog

The 2018 Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies Cartoonist Studio Prize Shortlists have been announced and Hannah K. Lee’s Language Barrier and Eleanor Davis’ You & A Bike & A Road make the shortlist for best print comic of the year! Check out the print and web comic list here!

Somnambulance and A Western World are Comics to Look Out For!

Posted on Mar 2, 2018 in Blog

Paul Gravett selects 27 comics to be excited about in May and Fiona Smyth’s Somnambulance and Michael DeForge’s A Western World make the list! Check out the whole thing here!

Crawl Space is Great Comic for People Who Don’t Read Comics

Posted on Mar 1, 2018 in Blog

Broken Frontier celebrates World Book Day UK by presenting 10 entry point comics for non-comic readers and Jesse Jacobs’ Crawl Space makes the list!

Crawl Space is a book that subverts the conventions of the form yet in the process reminds us of everything that makes the medium so tangibly unique” — Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier

Check out the whole list here!

Language Barrier Reviewed

Posted on Feb 28, 2018 in Blog

reviews Hannah K. Lee’s delightful deconstruction of the stories we tell ourselves and the words we use to tell them, Language Barrier.

“Lee’s central theme and the book’s title: the barrier here is language itself, forever obfuscating meaning and impeding connection. In this book, language goes from being humorously foolish to actively dangerous and destructive, rendering people into objects.” — Rob Clough, High-Low

Check out the whole review here!

KAA by Rosena Fung

Posted on Feb 26, 2018 in Blog

Check out Rosena Fung’s Kickass Annie! She is a friend to small creatures and ghosts alike! Check out Rosena’s work here!

Ben Sears Interviewed

Posted on Feb 26, 2018 in Blog

Neonpajamas sits down with Ben Sears ahead of the release of his new Double+ Adventure The Ideal Copy.

“Meshing sci-fi, comedy, and action into one signature style that’s welcoming for all ages, Ben Sears has been building his portfolio one release at a time.” — Neonpajamas

Read the whole interview here!