Koyama Press Recent Publicity Parade!

Posted on Jan 16, 2020 in Blog

Paste has rounded up the 100 best horror comics of all time and Jesse Jacobs’ squirming Safari Honeymoon makes the collection of creepy comics!

“Worms, infections and tongue-replacing parasites abound in this graphic novel-and, once you’ve read it, in your subconscious as well.” — Tobias Carroll, Paste

Check out the entire haunted hundo here!
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Sequential continues to present best of the decade lists and this time it is Candida Rifkind’s turn to pick the best Canuck comics of the tens and GG’s I’m Not Here makes the list!

“GG has a signature style utterly unique, at least in Canadian indie comics: highly cinematic and influenced by graphic design’s attention to the placement of shapes and use of negative space and shadows within each frame, such that the images become at once minimal and hyper-realistic.” — Candida Rifkind, Sequential

Check out the entire list here!

Daily Grindhouse Reviews CONSTANTLY

Posted on Jan 15, 2020 in Blog

Daily Grindhouse reviews GG’s Constantly hailing it as “officially the first great comic bearing a 2020 copyright date”. 

“GG’s been carving out her own artistic space for so long now, and doing the kind of comics no one else can even conceive of, much less execute, that she’s achieved something not even every cartoonist bothers to aspire to, namely: mastery of form, function, and concept.” — Ryan Carey, Daily Grindhouse

The whole review can be read right here!

KP Titles on Sequential Best of the Decade Lists

Posted on Jan 15, 2020 in Blog

On Sequential, Jenn Haines, the owner of The Dragon chain of comic shops in Guelph, ON, selects her favourite Canadian comics of the decade and Emily Carroll’s When I Arrived at the Castle makes her list!

“Carroll has a truly unique voice in comics, creating visceral discomfort wrapped up in gorgeous art.” Jenn Haines, Sequential, 14 January 2020

Check out Jenn’s whole list here!

Also on Sequential, Kim Jooha selects their best of the decade and Elisha Lim’s 100 Crushes and Fiona Smyth’s Somnambulance (9781927668542 | May 2018 | $29.95 | Trade Paper) make the list, as does Connor Willumsen’s zine work with a shoutout to his comics Anti-Gone and Bradley of Him! Check out Kim’s entire list right here, right now! 

Koyama Press Provides

Posted on Jan 14, 2020 in Blog

Introducing Koyama Press Provides: a monthly program of giving.

For the next year, we will endeavour to give something each month. This will take multiple forms, such as a membership, a gift certificate, a micro grant, or even advice.

These opportunities will, more often than not, be open to our followers and will be presented across our social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Each month we will use a different platform, so be sure to check them all out if you wish to participate.

Our first event is on our fearless leader Annie Koyama’s Facebook page, so head on over there if you would like to see what we are giving this month!

Panel Patter Picks the Best of 2019

Posted on Jan 14, 2020 in Blog

Panel Patter selects their favourite comics of 2019 and Ben Sears’ House of the Black Spot and Emily Carroll’s When I Arrived at the Castle.

ON HOUSE OF THE BLACK SPOT

“With cute, endearing characters and a ghostly plot, this was a lot of fun to read.” — Rob McMonigal, Panel Patter

ON WHEN I ARRIVED AT THE CASTLE

“The coloring is amazing, and because it’s Koyama, the production values are second to none. One of the best horror comics 2019 provided…Make sure you read this one, and then go back and read all of Emily’s other work!” — Rob McMonigal, Panel Patter

Read the whole list here!

The Comics Beat is Excited About CONSTANTLY and SPORTS IS HELL

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 in Blog

The Comics Beat selects 65 (!) of the most anticipated comics of Winter 2020 and GG’s Constantly and Ben Passmore’s Sports Is Hell make the cut!

KP on TVO!

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 in Blog

TVO’s The Agenda writes about the impact and closure of Koyama Press. Read the whole article here!

THE DEATH OF THE MASTER Reviewed

Posted on Jan 9, 2020 in Blog

The Comics Beat‘s “INDIE VIEW” reviews Patrick Kyle’s The Death of The Master.

“[Kyle’s] tackling groupings that we agree upon, whether they are large or small and whether they actually have a logical basis for existing or just some delusional purpose, as with, say, race in regard to racists or nationalists or sports fans or comic book fans or whoever.” — John Seven, The Comics Beat

Read the full review here

Patrick Kyle, Aidan Koch and Fiona Smyth Included in Best of the Decade List

Posted on Jan 8, 2020 in Blog

Kim Jooha selects her best comics artists of the decade for Solrad and Koyama Pressers Patrick Kyle, Aidan Koch and Fiona Smyth are included! Check out the entire literate list here!

YOU & A BIKE & A ROAD is One of the Best of the Decade

Posted on Jan 7, 2020 in Blog

Alex Hoffman selects his top 20 comics of the decade for Solrad and Eleanor Davis’ You & A Bike & A Road makes the cut!

“Full of hope and anxiety and the desire to grind the badness out of your own head by brute force, You & A Bike & A Road is a testament to the human spirit.” — Alex Hoffman, Solrad

Check out Alex’s whole list here!