A short interview of Kevin Budnik about his new collection of diary comics, Everything Is Really Hard Today.
Often I ask myself why I bother to pursue creating comics. It probably has something to do with how they make me feel and that they are a sincere expression of who I am; what I’m about. It’s also fun to tell a story. It certainly is not about wanting to be heard, admired or […]
A reading from An Introduction To Alcohol by Karl ChristianKrumpholz and a short interview about his new comic.
By Amanda Eike Koehler Since my late-in-life introduction to comics I haven’t gone a month without hitting up the public library for the next one on my list. I wouldn’t call it an addiction, but at this point I don’t see my interest waning. In March 2016 I volunteered at the inaugural DINK (Denver comic […]
Texture, Direction, Loud/ Quiet and Straight /Curved by Ted Intorcio I just finished reading The Envelope Manufacturer by Chris Oliveros; a dark comedy and winding-tale set in the ‘50s about a man, Jack Cluthers, struggling to keep his micro-manufacturing company from having to close its doors due to all the usual challenges a small business […]
A graphic novel by Marco Taddei and Simone Angelini, published by Tinto Press. Each of these fables pulls from the strong sense of dread that we all have hidden in the pit of our stomachs. and forces us to laugh about it. Whether it’s a farmer’s descent into existential delusion or a common house fly’s […]
Here’s a quick explanation of how our Minicomics get printed.
By Amanda Eike Koehler Until 2015, my knowledge of comics centered around Sunday strips and the antics of Calvin and Hobbes. I read chapter books at an early age and decided that pictures meant kids’ stories—superheroes, cutesy characters, stuff for boys too lazy to read ‘real’ books. Then earlier this year I met Ted Intorcio, […]
Fantasy’s dirty little secret. Superheroes and fantasy…zombies. Trolls. Magic. Dragons. Mind powers, dimensional travel. If the art of the comic is a medium, why is so much of it centered around the single genre of mindless escapism that has saturated all media? I tend to think it’s because readers don’t realize what really makes a […]