Over the past couple of months, while not cranking out my daily comics here at the Center for Cartoon Studies, I’ve been working hard alongside my buds, Luke Healy and Simon Reinhardt to put together a comics publication that brings together all the things that I love about comics and independent publishing.
Dog City is a small press comics magazine dedicated to publishing quality minicomics. Each issue of Dog City consists of a curated selection of minicomics packaged in an artfully designed cardboard box.
Issue 1 of Dog City contains over 120 pages of comics in the form of 8 mini-comics by 11 creators from around the world. The box also includes stickers, screen-printed art cards, a poster and a printed magazine about comics and comics culture.
One of the books I’m most excited to be publishing is Pigs Incorporated by Iris Yan. Have a look.As you can imagine, putting something of this scale has been a bonafide labor of love. It’s been an honor to be able to service the work of my fellow cartoonists in this production capacity and to present it to the world with the respect it deserves. We’re selling this first issue for $15(+$3 for shipping). You can pre-order copies today.
If you’d like to learn more about this project, hop on over to the Dog City site. There’ll be loads of posts in the coming weeks, focusing on the production process, artist spotlights and contemporary comics criticism.
Two weeks ago I hunkered down for 12 days and made a full color 32 page comic book with a group of students at the Center for Cartoon Studies. The idea was to step back into time to the year 1966 and try to produce a Teen Musical Comedy that would outsell the titan of the time, Archie Comics. Thus were born the Nowsills.
This issue that tells the adventures of the fictional family rock ‘n roll group, the Nowsills. It came together under the editorial guidance of Steve Bissette and was made in collaboration with fellow Center for Cartoon Studies students Simon Reinhardt, Eleri Harris, Ben Evans, Alexis Dexter and Aaron Shrewsbury. We each brought our best to the table to crank this puppy out and it’s safe to say that for two weeks, we were a bonafide bullpen.
For your reading pleasure, you can now download the full issue. For those that just want a quick peek, here’s a selection of what you’ll find inside.
As was mentioned in an earlier post, my fellow students and I are currently looking into finding a way to make this full color comic available for you to buy at an affordable price (~$3-4). I’ll let you know what we come up with.
If you have any ideas regarding cheap color printing options in New England, I’d love to hear ’em!
gettin’ there. now I’ve got to get it into a printer friendly mode so that my good friends in pittsburgh can print, staple and distribute. I’ll have some photos of it being distributed sometime soon. For now, enjoy the meat and potatoes of it…
Much love goes out to all the freeform freaks out there in radio-land.
The kind folks at WRCT took some photos from their recent orientation event and sent some my way. Gotta say that it gives me an immense amount of joy to see these little guys being put to use in the hands of folks interested in the station.