A Very Special Holiday Gift Guide of Sorts

What to get that incredibly specific someone. Hopefully we’re doing this right.

Topics: Alabaster, Alexander Rothman, Autoptic, capitalism, Cara Bean, consumerism, Czap Books, Hic and Hoc, holiday gift guide, Jason Viola, Jessi Zabarsky, Joe Decie, Jon Chad, Keiler Roberts, Kenan Rubenstein, Locust Moon, MICE, Neil Brideau, Nostalgia, Paul K Tunis, Radiator comics, Rebecca Viola, Rob Kirby, Summer Pierre, Thought Bubble.

READ COMICS: An Illustrated Imperative

A wide array of beloved comics artists help illustrate a simple but important message. Block photographs by Robert Stanievich.

Topics: Anthony Clark, Bob Flynn, Cara Bean, Chris Ware, Corinne Mucha, Dave Roman, Emily Carroll, Gabielle Bell, Gilbert Hernandez, Ivan Brunnetti, Jaime Hernandez, James Kochalka, Jason Viola, Jeff Smith, John Green, John Porcellino, KC Green, Kenan Rubenstein, Lilli Carre, Lucy Knisely, Lynda Barry, Marnie Galloway, Neil Brideau, Peter Laird, Raina Telgemeier, Renee French, Sally Carson, Sam Alden, Sarah Becan, Scott C, Shelli Paroline, Theo Ellsworth, Tony Breed, Will Dinski, Zack Giallongo.

SPX: The Small Press Expo, 2014

Impressions of the 20th Small Press Expo from the Festival Season authors / cartoonists / book buddies.

Topics: Andrea Tsurumi, Beth Hetland, Cara Bean, Greg Means, Jason Viola, Jeff Zwirek, Kenan Rubenstein, Kevin Czapiewski, Laura Terry, Marnie Galloway, Molly Brooks, Neil Brideau, Pranas Naujokaitis, Sam Sharpe, Tony Breed.

On the Road, in Panels

The author’s trip from her home in Massachusetts to the Sequential Artists Workshop in Gainesville, Florida, filtered through the stylistic lenses of seven of her favorite cartoonists.

Topics: Cara Bean, frogs, process, SAW, Sequential Artists Workshop.

The RIPE Stuff

A punk aesthetic finds a stately home at Providence’s new Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo.

Topics: Alexander Danner, Allison Schulnik, Andrew White, Cara Bean, Eleri Mai Harris, Jason Viola, Jen Tong, KC Green, Kevin Czapiewski, Kristen Lepore, Krystal DiFronzo, Peter Glantz, Providence, Providence Comics Consortium, RIPExpo, Sam Alden, Talya Modlin, Tayla Modlin, Tony Breed, Whit Taylor.

CAKE: The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, 2013

Notes on CAKE 2013, the festival life, the relative values of sales and trades, and some killer minicomics. Also the obligatory photo parade.

Topics: Alec Longstreth, Betsey Swardlick, Caitlin Cass, Caitlin Mcgurk, Caitlin Skaalrud, CAKE, Cara Bean, Carrie Vinarsky, Edie Fake, festivals, friends, Greg Means, Jason Viola, Jeff Zwirek, Lale Westvind, Leigh Luna, Marnie Galloway, Mita Mahato, Neil Brideau, Penina Gal, sales, Sophia Wiedeman, Tony Breed, trading, Tyrell Cannon.

Real actual mail

Wherein we examine some unusually delightful books that have lately arrived, bury an important announcement two-thirds of the way down, offer our gratitude to you, the reader, as sincerely as we can, and make a plaintive plea of the national postal service.

Topics: Alexander Rothman, Andrea Tsurumi, Cara Bean, Fereshteh Toosi, Joseph Carlough, Neil Brideau.