King-Cat No. 76 came out at the beginning of June, but more than anything it feels like the announcement of the impending fall and winter. John Porcellino’s comics all revolve around the seasons turning colder, to the change in what animals are present when outside, and those January evenings when even the inside of your apartment feels cold. Maybe consider this as preparation for the cold. Maybe in the dead of winter something will remind you of having read this issue, and you’ll remember you picked it up while you were sweating, drinking lemonade, and in some strange way, you’ll be transported back to the summer.
No? OH-KAY! Moving on…
Big Congratulations to Keiler Roberts, who was nominated for an Ignatz Award this past week! Keiler’s series, Powdered Milk (early issues have been collected in the books, Powdered Milk and Miseryland) was nominated for Outstanding Series. The Ignatz Awards are honors given out at the Small Press Expo every year. We’ll be there, hopefully to cheer Keiler on as she wins the award. Fingers crossed!
I have been a big fan of Nicole J. Georges and Greg “Clutch” Means‘ split-minicomic, Invincible Summer/Clutch since I started reading minicomics! Nicole renders her life in a dense, cartoon-realist style, while Greg opts for a sparse, minimalist-noodle style. The two styles work off each other so well, as Greg and Nicole live their lives that often intersect in their dairy comics! It was a real thrill to learn that Liz Prince -a fantastic autobiographical comics artist in her own right- had been invited to join in on Nicole and Greg’s annual collaboration. Minicomics fans, this comic delivers in so many ways! It’s fun to read each of the three’s accounts of the same event, but to top it off, a huge chunk of this comic is devoted to a co-drawn diary of Nicole and Liz’s travels in New York and the Pacific Northwest together! It is a real treat, friends! AND it takes place a year ago this month, so order it now, and jump back 366 days to a simpler time with Nicole, Greg and Liz!!
Speaking of Liz Prince, and the Pacific Northwest, she’s tabling at the Emerald City Comicon (Seattle, WA) THIS WEEKEND, visit this website for details:
Radiator ourselves will be tabling this weekend in Buffalo, NY for the Small Press Book Fair! We’ll have titles by 19 of our artists on display for you to peruse and purchase! More information below:
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John Porcellino reached a new milestone in his comics-making life: the 75th issue of King-Cat Comics & Stories! We’re pleased as punch to carry this issue, which chronicles the life of John’s long-time cat-companion, Maisie Kukoc.
So iconic to minicomics, for a while Maisie had an award named after her. This comic tells the entire story of how John came to live with and care for a black cat with a wild and endearing personality, and the friendship that developed! You should pick it up today!
Also! Sam Sharpe’s critically-acclaimed Viewotron No. 2 is back in print! We teamed up with Sam to reprint this moving memoir about growing up with a mother who has schizophrenia. You can order it from us today!