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As its title suggests, (Mostly) Wordless is a mostly wordless all-ages book filled with stories, short vignettes and character sketches told with either no, or few words. The book begins with the wordless mini-epic, “Ella and The Pirates,” an enchanting tale about a little girl and her imaginary adventures as a pirate as she sails through perilous waters, has sword fights and discovers buried treasure. This continually surprising and engaging book rewards repeat readings, with something new to discover on every page. For young readers and non-readers alike! "I wish that there were more books like Mostly Wordless being published. There isn’t one thing in particular that makes it great; all I can tell you was that as I held it in my hand I was swept away by its beauty, but it’s sheer artistic nature and the way it danced with my imagination." -- Dustin Cabreal, Comic Bastards
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Alternative Comics' flagship anthology returns with more pages showcasing the best indie, web and zine artists of today's underground. Cover art by Mike Bertino (Trigger). Comics by Theo Ellsworth (The Understanding Monster) & Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi), Sam Alden (Eighth Grade), James Kochalka (SuperF*ckers), Sam Henderson (Magic Whistle), Noah Van Sciver (The Hypo), Grant Snider (Incidental Comics), Alex Schubert (Blobby Boys), Andy Ristaino (Adventure Time), and Allison Cole (Never Ending Summer). Inkstuds interview with and comics by David Lasky.
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Edited by Shannon O’Leary and Joan Reilly Writer(s): Shannon O'Leary, Beth Lisick, Mark Pritchard, Suzanne Kleid, Sari Wilson, Charlie Jane Anders, Lisa Ullmann, Noah Berlatsky, MariNaomi, Christina Collantes, Trevor Alixopolous, Vanessa Davis, Gabrielle Bell, Hilary Florido, Corine Mucha, Abby Denson, Barry Deutsch, Joan Reilly, Shaenon Garrity, Emily Flake, Virginia Paine, Justin Hall, Angie Wang, Dylan Williams, Sarah Oleksyk, Jen Wang, Ron Regé, Jr., Ulli Lust, Kai Pfeiffer, Stina Lofgren, Lauren Winstein, Andi Zeisler, Jeffrey Brown, Andrice Arp, Jesse Reklaw Artist(s): MariNaomi, Christina Collantes, Trevor Alixopolous, Vanessa Davis, Gabrielle Bell, Hilary Florido, Corine Mucha, Abby Denson, Barry Deutsch, Joan Reilly, Shaenon Garrity, Emily Flake, Virginia Paine, Justin Hall, Angie Wang, Dylan Williams, Sarah Oleksyk, Jen Wang, Ron Regé, Jr., Ulli Lust, Kai Pfeiffer, Stina Lofgren, Lauren Winstein, Andi Zeisler, Jeffrey Brown, Andrice Arp, Jesse Reklaw, Ric Carasquillo, Liz Baillie, MK Reed, Josh Neufeld, Britt wilson, Kat Roberts, Ed Luce The Big Feminist BUT: Comics about Women, Men and the IFs, ANDs & BUTs of Feminism is a comics anthology that asks: What do we really mean when we say, “I’m not a feminist, BUT…” or “I am 100% a feminist, BUT…” What do our great big “BUTs” say about where things stand between the sexes in the 21st Century? We asked some of the most talented ladies (and gentlemen) working in comics and animation today, along with some of the smartest writers we know including Lauren Weinstein, Jeffrey Brown, Sarah Oleksyk, Gabrielle Bell, Justin Hall, Ron Rege Jr., Vanessa Davis, Josh Neufeld, Andi Zeisler, Angie Wang, and a whole lot more, to “but” into the heated discussion about the much more level but still contradictory playing field both sexes are struggling to find their footing on today.
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What kind of whack job would put on a mask and a skin-tight suit and head out into the city after midnight? I mean, what is this guy really up to? What pathology, what perverse proclivity are we dealing with here? Is he fighting crime? Of course not, he’s just going clubbing—and he’s frankly perplexed when the aggressive bar flies & drunks single him out.?? The guy in question is Manx, a costumed cat man. Rich but unfulfilled, Manx goes to Dr. Grippo, a sultry lady shrink from Eastern Europe, to figure out his life. All hell breaks loose when Manx reveals to the amorous Dr. Grippo that he has fallen for Delia, a hottie he picks up on one of his late night excursions.?? Romance! Violence! Weed! Adventure! Alcohol! Twists! All these things abound in Lafler’s charming Cat Suit.
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The new book from the acclaimed author of Guilty, Whatever and The Lodger. Failure collects Karl Stevens' beautifully rendered humorous comic strips from The Boston Phoenix. His slice of life vignettes and surreal anthropomorphic experiments are revealing sketches of urban America and beyond.
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Sam Henderson's 1996 collection of his early mini-comics is revised and available once again. See what his work looked like back when he was poor(er). Henderson's drawing is intentionally crude, but it has the same kind of energy you see in the work of today's best gag cartoonists, whose drawing also tends to be a little basic. Extremely low-brow humor that almost parodies low-brow humor - it's enjoyable on either level.
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The Summer Fun Issue! Sam Henderson returns with another hilarious Magic Whistle. Dirty Danny, The Brube, 'He Aims To Please' and all your favorites are back, plus a bonus strip drawn by Dean Haspiel. Features an 'alternate' cover by Dyna Moe. One of the funniest people in comics is Sam Henderson. Henderson's drawings have the same sort of energy and feel as the classic gag cartoonists, but with a far more twisted take on comedy -- extremely low-brow humor that almost parodies low-brow humor -- it's enjoyable on many levels. Join his regular cast of characters: Dirty Danny, The Brube, He Aims To Please, Robot Duckling, Monroe Simmons, and hundreds of others, for a unique and very funny comic book experience. Over the years Sam has contributed to many dozens of anthologies and produced the comic book Magic Whistle for over 20 years. Magic Whistle was nominated four years in a row for a Harvey Award for Special Award for Humor. His Scene But Not Heard comic appeared in every issue of Nickelodeon Magazine from 1996 to 2010. Sam was also an Emmy-nominated writer of a number of Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants cartoon shows. His gag cartoons appear regularly in the curiously pink newspaper The New York Observer.
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Harvey Award nominated four years in a row for Special Award for Humor, this is the funniest issue yet! This time you can read Sam Henderson's epic "Paul Purd: The Man With the Biggest P*nis In the World" (don't worry, it's not dirty), plus The Brube, Gunther Bumpus, and more of what you've come to know and love! Sam Henderson is a comic genius and is still the funniest cartoonist working today, no doubt about it.
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The latest issue of the Magic Whistle comic series is actually in a larger, graphic novel format. Sam Henderson comes out of seclusion with the new "annual" format for his long-running, always funny series. He's added a few sketchbook pages and some longer pieces such as the full-color 24-page "The Hamburger Joe Story." Silly, childish, potty-mouthed, very funny. "Now for the Pabst and Fresca chaser!"
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Sam Henderson's one-man funnybook returns to comic book size for the all-new twelfth issue. Featuring Dirty Danny, Lonely Robot Duckling, Monroe Simmons, and a cast of asses. Stories: "This Was Woodstock", "More of the Same", and miscellaneous gags. Guest strips by James Kochalka (American Elf, Dragon Puncher, SuperF*ckers) and Sam Spina. Back cover by Dyna Moe.
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Sam Henderson's funny book celebrates it's 20th anniversary by returning to bi-annual publication! Stories this issue include 'Three Little Fishies', 'The Half Plus Seven Rule' and 'The Origin of Dirty Danny!' Added to Sam's regular hilarity are guest-artists Lizz Hickey and David Goldin.
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More Mundane began one late September morning with a tiny sketchbook and an impulse. Noah Van Sciver then proceeded to transform the struggles and victories of daily life into a series of quietly poignant revelations interspersed with comedy. More Mundane was originally printed by the author in an exclusive 100-copy run, and will not be printed again. This digital edition is the only format available.
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Alternative Comics presents the digitally re-mastered edition of Joel Orff's 1993 self-published Strum And Drang #1. In his signature dark and dreamy style, Orff delivers tender stories of self-realization from the antics of childhood memories to the misremembered senility of the elderly and lonely. Joel follow-up book Strum and Drang: Great Moments in Rock 'n' Roll was nominated for the 2004 YALSA Paperbacks for Young Adults list. Orff's book Thunderhead Underground Falls was selected as one of Booklist's Top Ten Graphic Novels of the year in 2008. Since August of 2005 his weekly comic strip Great Moments in Rock `n' Roll has run in various free weeklies, currently appearing every Friday in The Pacific Sun of Marin, California.
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Great moments in rock 'n' roll. Everyone has at least one. For three years, Joel Orff collected people's stories, illustrated them, and posted them on his web site. Though several of these comics feature well-known musicians, they aren't necessarily about music. They may be life-defining experiences, or they may be small and sublime occurrences that the narrator has never forgotten, or moments that they would have liked to have forgotten, but couldn't, because they made too good of a story. Nominated for the YALSA 2004 Popular Paperbacks Young Adult booklist, Strum and Drang is a funny and sometimes poignant book about people struggling with and celebrating their circumstances, often through unlikely forms of self-expression.
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The debut graphic novel from the creator of Unterzakhn. Leela Corman's September 2002 graphic novel Subway Series follows the exploits of Tina, a frustrated sixteen-year-old city girl whose affections are divided between two guys. The problem is, one has an out of town girlfriend and the other is a complete jerk. Add to that a cruel adversary whom she once called a friend who's out to humiliate her, and now confused Tina doesn't know which way to turn.
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Kids shouldn't talk to strangers, but they can’t talk when their mouths are filled with candy! Snot, kids and candy in a special world of magic and bodily fluids, with a big runny-nosed blue bear as your guide. Part one of a three issue series. Diamond Previews Certified Cool. Kevin Scalzo is a New York cartoonist, author and illustrator whose work has been shown in galleries and sold in bookstores around the world. He is known mainly for his color saturated paintings mixed with cartoon imagery. His comics have previously been published in Peter Bagge's Hate, Bête Noire, the Top Shelf anthology and Suspect Device.
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Your favorite candy booger makin’, candy booger eatin’ bear is back! This time around he’s distraught over the environment! That’s right, something is polluting his beloved countryside, and he’s dismayed to find out: It’s his own candy boogers that are stinking and littering up the place something foul! But don’t worry there’s still plenty of time for candy eating and boogers! Kevin Scalzo is a New York cartoonist, author and illustrator whose work has been shown in galleries and sold in bookstores around the world. He is known mainly for his color saturated paintings mixed with cartoon imagery. His comics have previously been published in Peter Bagge's Hate, Bête Noire, the Top Shelf anthology and Suspect Device.
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A long awaited book of all-new, never before published short comics and art by Steven Cerio. Included in Sunbeam on The Astronaut are comic book adventures of Cerio's characters from his various films with top-hatted, eyeball-performance greats The Residents; a dozen short narratives; a collection of paintings and collages and stills from his newest film The Magnificent Pigtail Shadow; and much more.
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After losing his girlfriend and hip Boston apartment, Karl Stevens moves into a spare room in his painting professor's home, where his bohemian adventures in sex and boozing converge with the rituals of life with a family and an unruly beagle named Cookie. In a series of humorous, poignant, and gorgeously rendered stories, The Lodger chronicles a tumultuous year in the life of the author as he grows as an artist and a man. Combining comic strips originally published in The Phoenix, Boston's leading alternative weekly, with exquisite watercolors and oil paintings, The Lodger follows the Xeric-winning and Ignatz-nominated artist s Guilty and Whatever as a penetrating and visually stunning depiction of love, loss, and the moving minutiae of everyday life. "Warm and heartfelt despite itself, The Lodger is an experimental comic about a less-than-experimental man." --Publishers Weekly Nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
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Set in the world of young artists, dreamers, drinkers, layabouts and dime-store deep thinkers of bohemian Allston, Massachusetts, Whatever – originally published serially in The Phoenix, Boston’s leading alternative weekly – are revealing snapshots of real-life urban America at the dawn of the 21st century. In addition to The Phoenix strips, Whatever features a number of exquisite color pieces expertly rendered in watercolor.
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