Soft X-Ray / Mindhunters is One of the Best!

Posted on Dec 10, 2018 in Blog

Four Color Apocalypse has selected A. Degen’s singular Soft X-Ray / Mindhunters as one of the top ten original graphic novels of 2018.

“A sci-fi silent movie rendered in lavish and explosive color that’s part breakneck adventure yarn, part dystopian nightmare, and all unique unto itself, Degen throws down a gauntlet here that few should even attempt to pick up, simply because no one else speaks his entirely self-created sequential art language.” Ryan Carey, Four Color Apocalypse

Check out the whole list here!

Brat Reviewed!

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in Blog

Heavy Feather Review has, you guessed it, a review of Michael DeForge’s story about the maven of misdemeanour Ms. D, Brat!

“For years now Michael DeForge has been building these fucked-up worlds that sit on top of and inside our own world all at once.” — Ryan Werner, Heavy Feather Review

Check the whole review here!

Somnambulance is One of the Best of 2018

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in Blog

Four Color Apocalypse has selected Fiona Smyth’s Somnambulance as one of the Top 10 collections of 2018!

“This is true auteur material, showcasing a world all its own, as foreign as it is immediately recognizable, inhabiting a space somewhere between dreams and reality. No one does it like Smyth, and no one else ever will.” — Ryan Carey, Four Color Apocalypse

Check out the whole list here!

Dressing Reviewed!

Posted on Dec 4, 2018 in Blog


The UK’s North Wes Libraries blog Time to Read highlights Michael DeForge’s short story collection Dressing.

“In Dressing, DeForge writes about anxiety, relationships, depression and alienation with the sense of a hand held out to you, which rather than taking your hand, strokes your elbow.” — James Varney, Time to Read

Check out the whole review here!

Chlorine Gardens Reviewed

Posted on Dec 3, 2018 in Blog

Keiler Roberts’ “hilarious memoir about memory and illness” Chlorine Gardens is reviewed by Women Write About Comics.

“Roberts’ work will delight readers interested in humorous meditations on illness and its effect on everyday life.” — Alenka Figa, Women Write About Comics

Read the whole review here!

Workshops!

Posted on Nov 29, 2018 in Blog

Koyama Press is very happy to announce that we will again be sponsoring 12 of Lyla Rye’s workshops in 2019. Preference will be made for POCs and LGBTQ artists. https://www.mentorlylarye.com/ 

Brat is Best of 2018

Posted on Nov 28, 2018 in Blog

Michael DeForge’s rumination on the pitfalls of petty crime fame Brat has made The A.V. Club’s best of 2018 list!

“DeForge is always pushing himself to explore how abstraction of form, space, and color alters tone and deepens character expression, and the intense disconnect from reality in the visuals brings new dimensions to his satirical storytelling.” — Oliver Sava, The A.V. Club, 28 November 2018

Check out the whole list here!

Fiona Smyth Interviewed by the AGO

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Blog

The Art Gallery of Ontario’s Art Matters Blog interviews the instructor of their “Introduction to Comics” workshop, Somnambulance author Fiona Smyth! Read the whole interview here!

Best of 2018

Posted on Nov 12, 2018 in Blog

London-based retailer Gosh! Comics have selected its best comics of 2018 and Michael DeForge’s Brat makes the Adult list and Ben Sears’ The Ideal Copy makes the Kids list!

On Brat

“DeForge is one of the great chefs of comic books, a brave, experimental force of creative nature that has rarely misstepped.” — Gosh! Comics

On The Ideal Copy

“Grand adventure in the tradition of Tintin and the like, all told with aesthetic somewhere between Maurice Sendak and Wallace and Gromit.” — Gosh! Comics

Check out the whole Adult list here and the Kids list here!

PopMatters Reviews Space Academy 123

Posted on Nov 2, 2018 in Blog

PopMatters reviews the “pleasantly un-novel-like graphic novel experience” Space Academy 123 by Mickey Zacchilli.

“Like most genre fiction, sci-fi is riddled with clichés, ones highlighted by Zacchilli’s aggressively generic title. But rather than delivering her school-in-space tropes in standard futuristic detail, her scribbled artistic and literary style undermines expectations to entertaining, if chaotic, ends.” — Chris Gavaler, PopMatters

Read the whole review right here!