3 Books collects Nudes , a collection of drawings originally released in small editions over several volumes, Amateurs , a photo book produced for the Japanese gray market, and Ice Cream Kisses , the highly anticipated catalogue of paintings. Together the books form a constellation of love and lust, revealing the artist at his most vulnerable and his most arrogant. A languid dream of sensuality and sex. — Aidan Koch
Gratuitously crosshatched mutant misadventures in a FEMA-run police state.
Limited to 1000 copies , Eroyn's Xeric Grant winning first graphic novel is an elegiac depiction of a half-hearted love and its sad door prizes - a rumination on moments, trying to feel out their importance or insignificance or squishy place in between. Told entirely with cut paper silhouettes juxtaposed with her elegant writing, this is a truly amazing story. "This is a book that doesn't get filed onto your bookshelf and forgotten, but actually exists in your day to day life." - Austin English
Antidote collects Theo's drawings done right before bed in quiet refection; relaxed and spontaneous.
16 broadsheet newspaper pages in an art zine as only Joel could create. Spontaneity and play put to a manic driving rhythm. BRICK is a perfect visual compliment to the latest incarnation of Joel’s music project Seagull Invasion. Sink deeper into the colony and discover the funky flavor of subterranean space. Each copy now includes a download code of the latest Seagull Invasion album, Blurry.
Theo Ellsworth’s Capacity is a mind turned inside out. His careful line gives shape to profound and profoundly silly thoughts alike, bringing a visionary, startling new life to the doubts and hopes that are so familiar to everyone. This debut graphic novel revisits the Capacity mini-comics where Theo first broke into writing and publishing his comics. "A surreal journey through exquisitely crosshatched forests, cities, and caverns, where the beasts populating dreams become skittish at the scent of the dreamer." - The Village Voice
Chuck full of explosive and quirky art, Capacity Number 8 is the product of an imagination's imagination. Taking up where the last Capacity issues left off, this is more of Theo's dreamy, fantastical, and spiritually inspired autobiographical comics.
Inaugural Seattle multimedia art magazine. Featuring work by: Jane Wong, Max Cleary, Rich Smith, Darin Shuler, Leena Joshi, Tim Miller + Eroyn Franklin, Allyce Wood, Bjorn Miner, Annina Chirade, Anuj Shrestha, Jillian Bartold and Will Laren.
A handful of artists have wandered away from mainstream comics only to find themselves at the periphery of poetry. Here, they bend and shove the vocabulary of comics to make the medium yield new effects. The results are original and surprising, and invite the reader to participate in experiments performed upon narrative, art, and language. With eight contributing artists and a foreword by acclaimed poet William Corbett, Comics as Poetry offers a glimpse into a fascinating world in which creators test the limits of sequential art in pursuit of their personal visions.
What is Cyborg M85? Is the Singularity the brutal wet dream of techno capitalists?
Limited to only 500 copies , DEAD RINGER is cartoonist Jason T. Miles dead-to-center shot directly to the heart of something that can't easily be explained. somehow this book is obtuse and pointed at the same time. Dead Ringer received an Ignatz Award nomination for Outstanding Comic at the 2009 SPX.
The short tale of a man attempting to cope with loss by filming interviews he conducts with the people who shared experiences of the same traumatic event. This story, half of which was completed for a 24-hour comics project, invokes a mystical serendipity that squirms in its own absurd sense of realism. With Eroyn's typical clean lines and all too believable characters, the events unfolding here reek of a secret truth that may never have come to pass.
A 114 page perfect bound comic anthology. Color front and back cover with black and white interior pages. Contributions from Nick Soucek, Jon Chandler, Tsemberlidis, Emix Regulus, Leon Sadler, Zosimos, Patrick Crotty, Lando, and Dunja Jankovic. Edition of 500
The latest house anthology from London-based Decadence Comics. Including contributions from an international cast of creators: Leon Sadler, Emix Regulus, Esther McManus, Lala Albert, Dunja Jankovic, Lando, Jon Chandler, Tsemberlidis, Ines Estrada, Apolo Cacho, Alexis Beauclair, Noel Freibert. 1st edition of 700
There is girl, a hobo, and a lot of vomit. The deluge is a struggle with burdens that appear overwhelming but by comparison to the problems of others they are surmountable, even welcomed.
The highly anticipated second graphic novel from Seattle's Eroyn Franklin is finally upon us! Detained is an eye opening exposition of the Washington state detention centers and the reality of the experiences of two imigrants torn away from their lives. Detained is told in two long panoramic comics which accordian fold into a slipcase along with other notes from Eroyn's research for this project. This book is one of the first of a new breed of expansively imaginative yet pointed nonfiction comics.
Traversing similar territory as the now out of print SHAME, DIZZY is an evolution in Joel's idiosyncratic language of cartoon iconography.
This issue features contributions from: Cullen Beckhorn, Danielle Burton, Theo Ellsworth, Joel Skavdahl, Aidan Koch, Drew Miller, Ben Nadler, Sean Karemaker, Tessa Asato, Stefan Gruber, Taylor Duff, Zoe Petersen. Released for Free Comic Book Day 2014!
This issue features contributions from: Joel Skavdahl, Ben Nadler, Cullen Beckhorn, Seamus Heffernan, Erin Tanner, Danielle Burton, Drew Miller, Jason Overby, Phoebe Wahl, Tessa Asato, Theo Ellsworth, Stefan Gruber, nsncv, Don Reniff, and Brandon Muncy. Released for Free Comic Book Day 2014 and available while they last through bookstores carrying our books.
This issue features contributions from: Nou, Danielle, Cullen Beckhorn, Drew Miller, Sam Moss, Jason Overby, Theo Ellsworth, Toby Leibowitz, Wyatt Hersey, Bjorn, Ben Nadler, and Joel Skavdahl. Copies are included free in all orders!
This issue features contributions from: Wyatt Hersey, Theo Ellsworth, Danielle, Cullen Beckhorn, Drew Miller, Nou, Ben Nadler, Joel Skavdahl, Toby Leibowitz, and Vinnie Neuberg. This issue is also included in the 2016 Emergence Subscription
Emergence #5 - Vol. 2, No. 2 - Cover by Drew Miller, with additional contributions by Theo Ellsworth, Danielle, Nou, Ben Duncan, Joel Skavdahl, Wyatt Hersey, Ben Nadler, and Vinnie Neuberg. This issue is also included in the 2016 Emergence Subscription
Max Clotfelter's comics are genius! A perfect blend of dystopian science fiction and dark humor makes FEMA Family 2012 one of the most perfectly pointed mini comics on the stands. Alternate reality comics of life in FEMA camps in 2012.
Aidan Koch’s Field Studies is a series of drawings from travels beginning in January 2012. She started in Olympia, WA and continued to draw wherever she was: mushroom hunting in California; touring Belgium, Germany, and Sweden; back through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Utah, then finally back home to the Northwest. This book collects all 90 drawings that were made between January 19 and November 15, 2012, reprinted at their original 5″ x 7″ size. Taken as a whole they form an illustrated essay – a year in the life of an artist on the road.
Following on the heels of Eroyn's autobiographical debut, Another Glorious Day at the Nothing Factory and Detained, a journalistic comic documenting the experiences of WA state detainees, comes: A collection of off-color jokes... Eroyn constantly impresses with her artistic dynamics.
Freedom No. 1 is the Xeric award winning first issue of an ongoing series. This first chapter tells the story of Adam Farr, a strong-willed teenager living in Massachusetts two years after the Americans lost the Revolutionary War. Sent to serve as an apprentice of a tory merchant in Boston, he quickly finds himself at odds with his older brother, the British Army and the Sons of Liberty. Ultimately, his fate takes a drastic turn when the conflict between the British and the revolutionaries completely engulfs him. A mythical deconstruction of the people and events that shaped the United States, Freedom is the story of the American people -the patriots, the slaves, the loyalists- all fighting for their very different, often antithetical ideas of what freedom means.
Gardens of Glass is a retrospective collection of comics by Lando, bringing together the very best of his short works produced over the last five years for Decadence Comics, the influential publishing collective he co-founded with Stathis Tsemberlidis. Blending Ballardian contemplation of the near future with the aesthetics of early European sci-fi comics, Lando’s incredibly meticulous, impossibly fine pen line describes the deserted world that follows the Anthropocene epoch, where warfare, class division and ecological collapse dominate the landscape. Gardens of Glass contains the stories "Olympic Games", "Last Drink", "H.A.A.R.P.", "Pyramid Scheme", "Flood Tablet" and "The Marble Man".
New research from Lando opening up this under-studied field to some fresh analysis. Risograph printed with red ink on pale yellow paper.
The first issue of a collaborative art comic in an ongoing series. Each subsequent issue will be done by a different artist chosen by the creator of the previous issue. Get in on this amazing collaborative project from the very begining with Max's first issue!
"Sci-fi as fuck. Some dark zone Arzach shit. Also technically brilliant. Next level." - Max Clotfelter
Imaginary Homework is an awesome little zine with tons of fun exercises and games to play, originally made for Theo’s comic workshops in Port Townsend.
Impressions is Aidan Koch’s third graphic novel. It tells the story of a young figure model and her relationships with her mother, her best friend, and the man drawing her. Set in an ambiguously modern time, the book captures a young woman’s reluctant journey into self-awareness. Impressions was painted over three months at the Maison Des Auteurs residency in rural France, where Koch spent the spring of 2014.
Published by Profanity Hill - Out of the nihilist inkwell and printed in poison! Meet the finest in new cosmic horror!Face melters from:Max Clotfelter (Henry & Glenn Forever) Alex Delaney (Rapt In Fear) Eamon Espey (Wormdye and Songs of The Abyss) Noel Freibert (Weird Magazine) Sammy Harkham (The Simpsons’ Tree House of Horror, Kramers Ergot and Everything Together) Juliacks (Swell and Rock That Never Sleeps)Jason T. Miles (Love Wins) Scott Roller (Rapt In Fear) Matthew Thurber (1-800 Mice and Infomaniacs) Zach Hazard Vaupen (The Inflated Head Zone) Cover by Alex Degan (Area CC, Mighty Star and Soft Xray/Mindhunters)
Logic Storm by Theo Ellsworth
R.I.P. Kim Thompson.
Love Wins 12 is made up of 32 of Jason's most visceral drawings, most of which were done during the week his grandfather spent in hospice.
MOA-192B is a collection of individual stories dealing with space exploration, filtered through the pineal gland and DMT experience. Created by Stathis Tsemberlidis.
At the bottom of the sea lies a portal to a universe of horror and transmutation. Inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.
In the year 2560, the community of New Texas is thriving in a technological revolution, despite the cold and snow-covered conditions of the environment. With thick furs and advanced robotics, the community resembles a futuristic eskimo society. When a cactus emerges from the snow one day, the community becomes divided as people draw scientific, spiritual, and paranoid conclusions about what the cactus means. When it's discovered that the cactus is actually a beacon sending signals into space, the New Texans rally a team of astronauts to investigate and what they find could have more drastic results than any of them had wildly speculated.
Obligatory Artifact is just that; a necessary collection of odds and ends of short comic pieces declared too odd to have fit anywhere else. Constantly pushing boundaries and redefining what we consider comics, Obligatory Artifact continues Jason Overby's determined rampage into calculated abstraction.
Max Clotfelter curates the first Short Run festival anthology, representing a survey of Pacific Northwest small press artists and Short Run regulars. For this premier issue, Max has decided to assemble a 32-page underground, pamphlet-style comic that is sure to be a chaotic masterpiece. A limited edition, including contributions from: Aaron Mew, Aidan Fitzgerald, Andrice Arp, Asher Craw, Ben Horak, Bobby Madness, Chris Cilla, Darin Shuler, David Lasky, Elaine Lin, Eroyn Franklin, Ian Sundahl, Jack Hayden, James Stanton, Jason Fischer, Jason T. Miles, Jennifer Parks, Julia Gfrorer, Kaz Strzepek, Kelly Froh, Kinoko, M. “Moseley” Smith & Reuben “W.” Storey, Marc Palm, Max Clotfelter, Michael Litven, Pat Moriarity & Rick Altergott, Patrick Keck, Robyn Jordan, Sean Christensen, Tim Goodyear, Tim Miller, Tim Root, and Tom Van Deusen
A drifter walking through a burial ground, people smashing their technological devices, complicated bandages, young Hercules and his 3-headed dog, feeling ashamed of your instincts, and a journal comic about drought featuring the words of John Muir. Limited edition (250 copies) Contributors: • Anna Saimalaa (Finland) • Drew Miller (NY) • Jamie Coe (UK) • Scott Longo (CA) • Suzette Smith (OR) • Yumi Sakugawa (CA)
Mr. Fergeson creates 2-D tools for expanding consciousness. One day, while overseeing the manufacture of his newest portfolio of creations in his factory, something strange begins to happen within Fergeson's own mind. A new client is trying to commission a tool from him and he is determined to connect the dots. Drew has created an incredibly dense, fully painted existentialist romp, offset printed at magazine size on newsprint.
New study from Tsemberlidis on the hallucinogenic mushroom Pluteus on exoplanet Omega 81B Risograph printed with blue ink on pale green paper.
Picnoleptic Inertia collects previously published comics by Stathis Tsemberlidis, combining Cronenbergian metamorphosis, Lovecraftian fungi and radical politics, Tsemberlidis's silent world is one of transformative mysticism and violent revolution. His frenetic, staccato pen line beautifully describes a destructive present unfolding amid the ruins of the past.
Post traumatic stress, dehumanisation, sacrificial ceremonies, spiritual transcendence...
Poor Thing marks the debut work from an amazing young cartoonist; Drew Miller offers up this first issue of a new ongoing series, done in a ‘one-man anthology’ style and featuring some of the drippyest, oozinest, funniest comics you’ll ever see. This first issue immerses us into a darkly hilarious world of meticulously detailed grime and cartoony goofery. To coin a term, Ren and Stimpy-esque. The intricacy of Drew’s pen work is phenomenal! The next issue couldn’t come soon enough. "Best comic of 2013" - Max Clotfelter
Floating World presents a broadsheet newsprint edition of Aidan Koch’s latest work, Q. Applying specific visual art techniques to a sequential project, Aidan finds a balance between her abstract, painterly work and pencil rendering. An exploration into mysticism and abstraction, Q possesses a mysterious power, subjective and symbolic.
A stream of conscious notebook of detailed pen and ink drawings, started after finishing "Capacity Number Eight" and finished in April 2013.
SEEDS was originally drawn for serialized newspaper publication, but beyond the first story being printed in an early issue of Smoke Signal, the other pages never saw print at all. Now, over two years after these pages were first drawn and with most of them having never been seen except by close friends, these comics are finally being published as a set of 5 fine art prints, wrapped in a panoramic cartoon scene drawn during the same period, and packed in a resealable plastic sleeve. "Joel Skavdahl Rules" - Nick Gazin (Vice) This is Joel at his most artistically technical, working in a deeply imagined fantasy world, completely unprecedented. With every image painted in layered watercolor, the bright environments that the characters traverse through springs to life all around them and we're pulled along for the adventure.
Even the most ruff n' tuff boys need to take a moment from time to time for some Shelf Reflection. This new jumbo-sized zine is just that moment. An outrageously funny story sandwiched and sewn between screen printed covers.
Slithering Sleep is Danielle's debut comic work and a fantastic beginning for an amazing young artist to watch for. A powerful story built from ritual and steeped in dream logic. Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies on mixed paper stock and containing a miniature panoramic comic strip printed in full color and bound into the centerfold of the larger piece.
Eroyn Franklin's first forray into more conventional, multi-frame per page comic work. Illuminating a tiny moment in two people's lives and the true story of how that pillow ended up in the tree across the street.
A brief monologue about duality.
In 2007, while involved in Portland OR's underground music and art scene, Jason Overby self-published 50 copies of a 24-page mini-comic titled simply “Jessica”. A network of artists were soon involved in what felt like a continuous web of communication about who Overby was, and when Overby was going to have a new mini-comic, and when and where you could find it if you were lucky. Jessica and the titles to follow were an enigma of intense labor that seemed a task impossible for one person alone. So much thought had gone into them, so much attention to life's poetic details and so many lines, marks, stamps. And the complexity of these handmade self-published art products kept growing. From hand-stamped work to covers with original multimedia painting and collage work for each hand-stapled book. The complexity of Overby’s narrative was also growing with titles like “Solipsist’s Doodles,” a book that felt like Cocteau-esque poetry filtered through Oklahoma City to "Exploding Head Man,” Overby's brand of super hero comics that’s like Jean Paul Sartre's Nausea wrapped in Gary Panter’s wallpaper. Next Overby turned the underground comics world inside out, teaming with Blaise Larmee to make comix comix, later to be called co-mix or comets comets. Through this avenue Overby examined and explored the boundaries and idiosyncrasies of comics criticism, drawing the lines between critic and creator and whiting them out, scratching away parts of the whiteout surface and stamping his name over that texture left under it. In 2010 Overby printed his last mini-comic, poignantly titled “Obligatory Artifact,” and moved on to making his next work, the internet media masterpiece that is 2101. Now long overdue, we finally have the first ever collection of Overby's mini comics work and his graphic novel Exploding Head Man all together with new work! BEING BEING! “Jason Overby's work pulls apart reality into scattered and frantic pieces, inserting you into the depths of his fragmentized psyche. Lines, marks, colors, patterns become humanized, allowing a unique examination of the structures of existence and daily life.” — Aidan Koch “In short, the joy in reading Overby's stuff comes from the feeling that, amidst the catharsis and beyond the margins, he's still surprising himself. ” — Scott Longo (Sonatina Comics)
Aidan's followup graphic novel to The Whale sees her further pushing at the boundaries of both the comics and gallery worlds. The Blonde Woman exists in a realm of surreal subjective narrative that speaks through the reader's own emotional ties. Illustrated in full color mixed media pages, Aidan is on the forefront of a new comics genre all her own.
Exploring the Sumerian reptile tablet creation myth through the archaeological source material.
With The Understanding Monster, Theo has finally accomplished complete access and inhabitation of his subconscious. The first of a three volume series filled with disembodied consciousnesses, reanimated mummies, and constantly shifting environments.
The Whale is Aidan's first full length graphic novel. Told in the same spacious style as her amazing mini-comics, this story drifts through one woman's life after the unexpected loss of a loved one. Aidan conveys such deep feeling with delicate simplicity and careful pencil lines. The Whale finds a more profound impact each time it's story is revisited.
For each scene, the texture of the ground unfurls into a tiny landscape. This foldout book documents the Long Walk, a socially engaged project where Susan Robb leads 50 people on a 4-day, 45 mile walk from Puget Sound to Snoqualmie Falls using the Regional Trails System.
A collaborative art zine collecting some recent drawings from Drew Miller and Cullen Beckhorn, Zone is a meeting point of two fine friends playing in the space between form and formlessness. In collaboration with each other and with a xerox machine, Zone was produced for Anacortes Unknown Vol. 3 and in a limited edition of 30 copies.