Announcing Mighty Star and the Castle of the Cancatervater

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in News

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The Comics Reporter
has a sneak preview of A. Degen’s Mighty Star and the Castle of the Cancatervater. Check out the cover as well as a selection of preview images right here!

A.V. Club Reviews Safari Honeymoon

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in News


Jesse Jacobs’ pantone panoply Safari Honeymoon has been reviewed by A.V. Club.

“When reading Jesse Jacobs’ Safari Honeymoon the primary feeling is one of total immersion. It’s not just a graphic novel about a newlywed couple taking their honeymoon in a strange, dangerous environment, it’s a sensory experience that engulfs the reader in an intricately detailed biosystem of horrific parasites, alien foliage, and geometric spirits.” — Oliver Sava, A.V. Club

Read the whole review here!

Michael DeForge in the Los Angeles Times

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in News


In preparation for Comic-Con week, the Los Angeles Times have made a list of twelve vital comic and graphic novel creators to watch, and Michael DeForge is one of them.

“One of the most exciting and unpredictable cartoonists working in comics, Michael DeForge has a unique perspective that juggles humor, tragedy, whimsy and horror to create unforgettable stories.” — Oliver Sava, Los Angeles Times

Check out the other eleven creators right here!

Photo by Robin Nishio 

Shameless Reviews 100 Crushes

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 in News


Elisha Lim’s collection of queer encounters 100 Crushes is reviewed by Shameless magazine.

“I just finished reading the comic compilation 100 Crushes by Elisha Lim. I was compelled to stop reading many times and hit my Facebook status with some update about how Lim’s comic and drawing expertise hit the nail on the head every page I turned.” — deb singh, Shameless

Read the whole review right here!

Public Books Reviews Safari Honeymoon

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 in News


Ohio State University Professor of English and Film, Jared Gardner takes a tour of otherworldly words and pictures at Public Books, and Jesse Jacobs’ Safari Honeymoon is included on the itinerary.

“In a recent interview, Jacobs said that if he weren’t a cartoonist he would probably have been a farmer. With Safari Honeymoon it seems that Jacobs has managed to be both at once, albeit a farmer in which the reader is the field to be planted.” — Jared Gardner, Public Books

Read the whole review and check out some more outré comics here!

Praise for Parasites and Jesse Jacobs’ Safari Honeymoon

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 in News


Safari Honeymoon, Jesse Jacobs’ chronicle of creepy creatures and naïve newlyweds, continues to be a critical darling with a review in Booklist and a place on the top 6 books 2014 (so far) at Comic Book Resources.

From Booklist

“Prime strange amusement.” — Ray Olson, Booklist

From Comic Book Resources

“What at first seems like a familiar story trope — an older, rich lout and nubile, young wife go on safari led by a macho, knowledgeable guide — becomes under Jacobs’ hands something altogether strange, haunting, unexpected and altogether extraordinary.” — Chris Mautner, Comic Book Resources

Baby Bjornstrand Reviewed by Publishers Weekly

Posted on Jul 14, 2014 in News

Renee French’s Baby Bjornstrand will be hitting store shelves in September, but Publishers Weekly has an early review to whet your appetite for monsters and masked children.

“In another set of hands, this graphic novel would have been seen as a horror story. As it stands, however, the book is far more funny than scary…The result is an odd but amusing story for those who don’t always need to take things too seriously.” — Publishers Weekly

Read the whole review here!

Annie Koyama Interviewed

Posted on Jul 14, 2014 in News


Koyama Press publisher Annie Koyama is interviewed by Dan Berry on the podcast Make It Then Tell Everybody. Annie and Dan talk about books, publishing, risks, and more!

Listen to it here!

Kickass Annie by Victor Kerlow!

Safari Honeymoon a Staff Pick at Orbital Comics

Posted on Jul 7, 2014 in News


Jesse Jacobs’ Safari Honeymoon is a staff pick at Central London’s Orbital Comics.

“My favourite of Jesse Jacobs’ books, and another treasured addition to my Koyama Press shelf.” — Camilla Barboza, Orbital Comics

Check out the whole review here!

Simon Hanselmann/Michael DeForge/Patrick Kyle

Posted on Jun 23, 2014 in News

Koyama Press
 and Fantagraphics have teamed up to bring you what will surely be the greatest road trip of 2014. It’s The Road Warrior meets Going Down the Road as Australian Simon Hanselmann and Canadians Michael DeForge and Patrick Kyle hit the highways and byways of the USA in support of their upcoming comics. Keep your eyes peeled for dates and venues for this Fall tour (with a special guest appearance by Noel Freibert!); we think it’s going to be popular.