subota, 24. kolovoza 2013.

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Tusen Hjärtan Stark #1. Edited by Austin English with work by Warren Craghead, Joanna Hellgren. E.A. Bethea and a cover by Wiley Guillot. 24 tabloid size pages, newsprint. Ships folded.
$3
Roughly translated from Swedish as 'a thousand strong hearts,' this anthology attempts to present difficult, challenging work alongside the art of rarely-translated European artists in a package that is cheap and accesible. All too often, the most experimental work and the strongest-yet-unavailable-in-the-USA European comics are only available in price prohibitive editions. Tusen Hjärtan Stark will present uncompromising work for an entry fee of $3. Each contributor also has 7to 8  pages to work with. Anthologies---in my view---suffer from short unfocused contributions. A 50 page anthology full of one page strips often never rises above being a sampler. 8 pages allows for the reader to enter any artists world and stay there for a solid amount of time. As this anthology features 3 artists with radically different approaches, the reader will move from one aesthetic to another, with just enough time in each to feel and think.
Our debut voulme of this anthology begins with a text-dominated cover by artist Wiley Guillot. It acts almost like a 'stamp' on top of our package. Warren Craghead delivers a dense piece assembled from many different drawings and composed for maximum effect in our tabloid format. Read it slowly and over and over. Joanna Hellgren---maybe the strongest artist working in Europe today who has not had enough of her work presented to English readers---introduces us to characters so delicately drawn in their characterazation and rendering that one might fear for their plight. But Hellgren's work is not to be pushed over and there is teeth within these pages. Elizabeth Bethea ends the volume---Bethea is one of my personal favorite cartoonists working today. Her comics are drawn at a uniform size, always one page (as far as I've seen). But each page is an opportunity for widely different writing and drawing---the uniform nature almost as a set template for wild creativity. Bethea's writing is heartfelt but in the way that we dream of true poetry: we overhear its heart instead of it being explained to us.
All orders for other DOMINO publications (DARK TOMATO, SPIDER MONKEY, DIFFICULT LOVES, FACE MAN and SPACE BASKET) will automatically receive a free copy of Tusen Hjärtan Stark #1.


 









Space basket by Jonathan Petersen
$5, 28 pages. Black and white with color cover. Newsprint interiors. 8 x 10.
Jonathan Petersen's work has long been a favorite of artists like Marc Bell, Keith Jones and Jeff Ladouceur. A sculptor, image maker and cartoonist, Petersen's comics are propelled by a strong narrative engine: characters move abruptly from scene to scene and new personalities are introduced as old ones are unceremoniously tossed aside. Petersen draws his cast and his scenery with great feeling and stark compositions that at first glance feel like a comforting space for the eye to enter into---but closer inspection reveals a complicated world that feels both alien and drably familiar.
Space Basket is Petersen's first book published in the USA, and for most readers, their first chance to see Petersen's work. While Petersen has self published countless zines, most had very small print runs and were usually given out to artists and friends in Canada. Until now, tracking down work by Petersen was no small task.
The story begins with friends traveling to a large cliff---with that simple catalyst, a story unfolds that is at once straight-faced adventure, mysterious travelogue, and unsettling comedy. None of the different tones ever feel out of balance, as Petersen's style of storytelling is so his own that---like the best works of art---Space Basket creates its own set of aesthetics.
"I love the beautiful, unforced folk qualities of Jonathan Petersen’s work. Don’t be like those jive turkeys in Toronto and ignore this stuff. Someday we all may be lucky enough to know the mighty oeuvre of “Jonny P.” His stuff is funny too." -Marc Bell, author of Hot Potatoe

 







Difficult Loves by Molly Colleen O'Connell
$6, 24 pages, 9x12. Color cover, black and white interiors. Two color poster inserts.
Core member of the art collective Closed Caption Comics (CCC), Molly Colleen O'Connell brings us her richest book to date. The reader is at first confronted with O'Connell's signature fleshy characters, more fully realized and powerful than ever before. Lurking around them this time are snakes---real and implied. The book centers around human relationships, but like O'Connell's drawings, the simple road is ignored. Are snakes here for their viciousness or for their intertwining personas? O'Connell brings out an endless parade of pet concerns: nail salons, pottery, and strip malls are all here, drawn to the fullest.
Each page of this comic stands alone as an aggressively elegant work for the reader to soak up. Taken together, these pages form an elaborate story and a concentrated work of art that readers will be dipping into long after their first encounter. 


 








Face Man by Clara Bessijelle

$5, 24 pages. Color cover with black and white interiors


A theater critic attends an incomprehensible play. Forced to write about the it, he finds he can't remember a single detail. He attempts to ask the box office clerk to summarize the plot but instead she misunderstands him and the critic finds himself forced to view the performance a second time. While sitting in the theater, a man begins to follow him, always one step away. Slowly  the critic becomes entangled with events that will force him to question his 'identity'---a problem that sets him onto a collision course with the powerful Identity Group.
Drawing in a rich, highly detailed style (rendered entirely in graphite) Clara Bessijelle creates eccentric characters dropped into lush environments. In Face Man, her longest and most ambitious story yet, we find characters that are at once personal and alien. Their actions are sharp, coldly humorous but their reasoning is often warm. Every drawing is teeming with patterns and concealed clues, like a Will Elder drawing from a forgotten era. Face Man is a stand alone work, full of strange power.










 


 
Spider Monkey #1

$5, 36 pages, color cover with black and white interiors.
by Jesse McManus and Austin English
Spider is a small boy living in a kinetic pinball city. He spends his time with his sister who enters their home every day with a ritualistic flair. Spider's best friend is a small creature named Nako who he speaks to constantly. In fact, Spider is learning to communicate with animals of all kinds. In the first issue, we meet Spider's idol, Emeric Powell, who has his own designs on animal communication/ Spider-Monkey is a tour de force from artist Jesse McManus (Kramers Ergot 7), working from a script by Austin English, incorporating horror manga, children's comics and fantastic golden age elements into one beautiful comic.
 









Dark Tomato #1
$5
by Sakura Maku
Available Now
'Prince Tamlin Tomato is a unionized subway driver for the MTA. She drives the Irifune Machi line, the local, from Jamaica Queens, to the LES to Coney Island....' So begins Sakura Makus mini-epic DARK TOMATO, the debut publication from DOMINO BOOKS.
Sakuras characters speak in their own way and stand upon the page with an air of authority. This comic displays a relentless commitment to an aesthetic that no one else can lay claim to.
Book design by Jason Overby
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I Used to Live on Ridge Street Artist's Book by Austin English
Lithograph Portfolio containing 13 images that tell a story. Extremely limited edition of 14 portfolios. Signed and numbered by the artist.
$250
 
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The Greatest Fear by Austin English
$80 plus $5 shipping
Limited edition portfolio of Dry Point Copper prints. 10 editions made, 13 images in all. Tells a short story about two men who share a secret.
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Wet Cough by Michael DeForge. Published by Mille Putois. $6
6x9", 8 pages , 4 color, silkscreened.
Another beautiful book from the people at Mille Putois, Montreals always-ready-to-amaze silk screening house. This time they've doubled the size of their format and in the case of this Michael DeForge outing, the work breathes and impresses. DeForge is obviously highly prolific, publishing in a wide variety of formats, and this book shows that his ambition for visual expression is never exhausted. DeForge's work can be seen in so many different venues right now, but each project feels like it was made with the all-or-nothing attitude of the moment. A richly produced book from a great artist...very limited supplies on this one, so grab it while you can. 
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Odette #1 by Sarah Ferrick. $5
4.25 x 1144 pages, black & white interiors.
A new book from the artist behind one of our favorite comics of 2012, Spider's Visit. Featuring pages full of expressively rendered text,  fluid figure drawings and a sense of design and pacing unlike anything else in comics, this is another rich work of art from Ferrick. With Ferrick, it's the sum of all the different elements (format, drawing, pacing, characters) that silently build up to a charged emotional and aesthetic experience. 








Barrel of Monkeys by Florent Ruppert and Jérôme Mulot. Published by Rebus Books. $19.95
112 pages, black and white. 6.5 x 9.5. Softcover 
Virtuoso level cartooning from two of France's most progressive artists. It seems hard to believe, but this book (published by newly minted Rebus Books, which is batting 1,000% with this stellar, flawless debut) marks the first time that work from Ruppert and Mulot is available in English. Until now, their two page strip in the price prohibitive Kramer Ergot #7 was the only place to see their work stateside. I always thought that strip was the best thing in the hyper-strong Kramer #7, and this book expands upon the condensed power found in those two pages. Cruel humor paired with incredible control (and moments of wildly expressive drawing) mark this work. The production from Rebus wraps the aggressive nature of the art into a elegant package. 
 
 


 

Idol Worship by Adam Buttrick. $8
20 pages, two color riso printed. 10 x 8
This is a really intriguing piece of work---some moments of it feature really appealing imagery with characters swaying around the page in just the right way. But the comic as a whole subverts the pure-pleasure angle with a twisting narrative/tone---and the cartoony nature of the project is offset with a low-level horrifying quality. Intelligent work with truly creative drawing----one of the best comics I've read in a while.






Crossing the Rubikon by Keren Katz. $25
64 pages, full color throughout. 8 x 12
Another visual tour de force from Katz, this one about Rubik's cube champions in training. If you've enjoyed Kattz' other work, this is an important book to have. A large tome of drawing, beautifully printed with Katz' work flowing all over the page. Katz' art really begs for your eye to pour over it, finding all the little corners where something (maybe the most important thing) is happening. Somehow, Katz' work lets strong illustration and wild innovation collide. This books hook (fairy tale/rubiks cube) is pleasing by itself, but the real thrill is how far Katz pushes the idea into her own realm of wild creativity.







Spiders Peepaw, edited by Char Esme and Ben Mendelewicz. $6.
10 x 8.  40 pages, full color throughout.
 Hey this is as cool as it looks---actually, better then it looks. That fun/crazy cover is just one side of this really strong anthology put together by mostly younger cartoonists.  The artists here all work in really transgressive styles AND they are alsoreally invested in telling sharp stories. I was particularly into Char Esme's work, which is about as inventive as you can get, with some really beautiful drawing. John Guiterrez also pulled of a really balanced thriller comic with a really cool visual gimmick. I admire the vibe here of some of the artists being into genre but only as a flavoring or launching pad for deeper creativity. Get this book, that cover does not lie.






Secret of the Saucers by Char Esme. $4
20 pages, full color. 11 x 7
Hands down, one of my favorite comics/pieces of art of 2013.  Gives you a rush because of its highly experimental nature, but more importantly is a true pleasure in and of itself. Two men meet for a meal---the smell and texture of the 'sizzling pork dinner' causes one man to have all kinds of reactions. Everything in this comic is really on fire---the characters crouch and bend in uncomfortable poses that are wildly fun to the eye of anyone who cares about expressive drawing. The narrative is a bit that way too: there's a repulsive quality to whats going on but also a wildly bouncy energy to all of it. Esme is a strong storyteller who is making something that is 100% a comic but ignoring any of the rules of comics that would make this any less of a insane triumph.
 






Ojitos Borrosos by Inés Estrada. $10
153 digest size pages, color cover, black and white interiors.
Estrada's art has a wild exterior to it, but I've always been struck by the strong storytelling and humane characters that are the anchor of her art. This book collects the bulk of her work, and it's such a pleasure to read and own. Very short pieces that read quick but impress with the emotional commitment to the figures on the page. The characters act out the stories with real heart---tough hearts at that.  Pages and page of cartoony and scratchy drawings! Great stuff and hard to find in the USA! (Please note: these comics are written in Spanish but have English translations printed on each page).






Sound the Chimes by Jesse McManus. $4
Digest size, 24 pages, black and white
Jesse McManus is an artist close to my heart. His work is a genuine pleasure although not an easy one. You get pulled along over bumps and blips, little stylistic flourishes abound, but they never feel excessive. McManus cartooning is a punch of art, that comes across like a friendly jab. You feel the bruise later. This mini is a good summary, digest pill of everything McManus does: wordplay, simple actions made insanely complicated due to being translated into hyper cartooning terms, and just a rush of tapping into that obvious-yet-hard-to-pin-down lifeblood of classic cartooning and animation.  Beautiful work, worth your time and attention.






Bethea's Illustrated
$20 88 pages, color cover with black and white interiors

Beautiful, one page stories written and drawn by EA Bethea. written with a simple intensity, these are honest comics that are mysterious in their direct nature. Sometimes drawn fast and true, but often drawn slow and heartfelt, this is one of DOMINO'S favorite comics around.
 

 
 

ang Bang Bong #2 edited by Inés Estrada and Ginette Lapalme. $8
109 pages, color cover, black and white interior. 11 x 9
Modern psychedelic/underground comics anthology---kind of feels like the best of post Fort Thunder in the sense that the visuals are over-the-top and a thrill to look at, but the stories and jokes don't get washed out. Don't let the name full you either---while there is tons of lurid stuff in here, i's not the focus. The two editor team hails from Mexico and Canada, so lots of regional work from those two places makes it in---artists in here that are so strong and fun that you just might not see anywhere else.

 







Gang Bang Bong #1 edited by Inés Estrada and Ginette Lapalme. $4
60 pages, color cover, black and white interior. 11 x 9
Modern psychedelic/underground comics anthology---kind of feels like the best of post Fort Thunder in the sense that the visuals are over-the-top and a thrill to look at, but the stories and jokes don't get washed out. Don't let the name full you either---while there is tons of lurid stuff in here, i's not the focus. The two editor team hails from Mexico and Canada, so lots of regional work from those two places makes it in---artists in here that are so strong and fun that you just might not see anywhere else.







The Night Poetry Class in Room 1001 by the Katz sisters. $25
10 full color, digest size booklets wrapped together.
Well, here's an incredible book---a sight for sore eyes, if you're someone who lives and dies with comics, always hoping for something like this to pop up. This book groans with drawing, seethes with creativity, and is presented in a really beautiful way. 10 digest sized books, all full color, tied together with a paper strap. Katz images are, at first pass, pleasing with obvious skill. A deeper look reveals much more: small off to the side details ache with movement next to a colorful centerpiece---all of it worthy of your eye, but it takes time to gather in.
Here is more on the story:
The cast of characters consists of the staff, faculty and students of a faraway institute of higher education and the strange manifestations of their dormant mesmeric powers as they fall in love or are consumed with anxiety.
The frame story is my version (based in autobiography) of Scheherazade in "A Thousand and One Arabian Nights" who buys herself more time by telling stories.
The protagonist is in love with a very handsome student in her art history class.
On the first day of the semester, when their class is over, he asks her if she is going to the poetry class in room 1001 and offers to escort her there.
Seizing the opportunity to beguile him with her stories and win his heart, she lies, and tells him that she enrolled in that class as well.
As they walk across campus, side by side, she magically pushes room 1001 further and further away from them, to buy her more storytelling time.
The room and it's population of bewildered students and poetry professor end up in a desert, miles away from campus.
The other 9 stories are the stories she tells him on their way to class






Before the Dark Gate by Keren Katz. $5
20 digest size pages, full color.
For those not ready to try the large book we have available from Katz, this might be the perfect introduction. All of the image gestalt from 'Night Poetry' is on display here---if nothing else, its more compressed. Katz brings us lots of figures on every page, but each one serves a purpose---both delicate and anything but. Katz' work is a welcome sight---smart, heartfelt and like nothing else being done in comics.




 

Lapsos 1 by Inés Estrada. $6
40 digest size black and white pages, color cover
Very exciting to see that one of my favorite cartoonists, Inés Estrada, has started a regular series. Estrada's art has a wild exterior to it, but I've always been struck by the strong storytelling and humane characters that are the anchor of her art. This new series, Lapsos, couldn't be a better new project, since it allows Estrada to tell a long story, which I've always thought her cartooning screamed out for. The series centers on a small cast--a boyffiend and girlfriend plus the boys ex and family. Fans of Estrada should relish this chance to get a nice longish book full of Estrada's figure drawing---her character''s are both cartoony and scratchy. Great stuff and hard to find in the USA! (Please note: these comics are written in Spanish but have English translations printed on each page).

 



Lapsos 1 by Inés Estrada. $6
40 digest size black and white pages, color cover
Very exciting to see that one of my favorite cartoonists, Inés Estrada, has started a regular series. Estrada's art has a wild exterior to it, but I've always been struck by the strong storytelling and humane characters that are the anchor of her art. This new series, Lapsos, couldn't be a better new project, since it allows Estrada to tell a long story, which I've always thought her cartooning screamed out for. The series centers on a small cast--a boyffiend and girlfriend plus the boys ex and family. Fans of Estrada should relish this chance to get a nice longish book full of Estrada's figure drawing---her character''s are both cartoony and scratchy. Great stuff and hard to find in the USA! (Please note: these comics are written in Spanish but have English translations printed on each page).

  

  

Morons #1 by Keith Jones. $10
24 pages, risograph printed. 10 x 7.
The kind of comic you dream of finding in an old stack of undergrounds---two pals (based largely on Jones and artist Jonathan Petersen) knock around the city, getting into simple pleasures/trouble. There is something so strong in this book---whether it's the minor tribute to comics in general that Jones pulls off in the production (comes complete with a beautiful subscription form and bleeds love for comics all around) or the beauty of the storytelling itself. The events in the books are full of lurid adventure but are presented so casually. Characters start fires, are thrown in jail and more with no melodrama---the cartoon drawings get dragged around the city, invincible to any misfortune. You have fun with them as they laugh it all off. And through all of that, a real punch of art overpowers as Jones pushes the casual tone into something strange, funny and most of all well told. This book is an ambitious shift from an already very strong artist into new artistic ground that seems like it can go in any direction. 
 



Circles Cycles Circuits by Dunja Jankovic
60 pages, 8x10. $12
This is an incredible collection of recent short stories by Dunja. Brilliant on their own, they have a real authority together. The printing in the book is impeccable, presenting this work with the elegance it deserves. I can't think of any book from 2011 that was stronger than this one. Dunja's work is in a class by itself---images full of powerful gestalt, structured in a style that is both highly intellectual and unashamedly personal. As an artist, this is the work I look to constantly. Beyond next level.









William Barnacle by Keren Katz. $4
26 black and white pages, 9 x 9.
A more reigned in work than other efforts from Katz, this one has a quiet strength.  While Katz' color work impresses and then impresses again, this books images are meaty and solid. While I'm not sure what exactly ties all of these images together, they have a powerful effect when housed under the same cover.




 

Weird #2 edited by Noel Freibert $10
Magazine size, screen-printed cover, black and white interior, 60+ pages
Another beautifully printed edition of Weird from Noel Freibert. More work by Noel this time around, with the same impressive attention to creating an art magazine that functions both as a fanzine and as a highly expressive document from the editor. Heartfelt and strange.






Strong Eye Contact by Christopher Adams. $15
104 pages, full color. 9 x 7. Published by 2d Cloud
This is one of the most unique, 'no similarities to any other working cartoonist whatsoever,' totally out of left field books I've come across in a while. I think it's a really strong book with a lot of strange pleasures to it---in one way its like a series of drawn out moments of a silent film star attempting odd sight gags. and at the same time its an amazing collection of eccentric small drawing masterpieces. One foot planted deep within the tradition of gag comics and the other planted far beyond anything else, this is something else.
 


 

Astral Playin by Becca Kacanda
18 ages, black and white on colored paper. 6 x 5. $5
This zine was made for the show Check-Marks at Open Space Gallery which Kacanda exhibited her art in. but I liked it so much I had to grab a few to offer on the DOMINO site. It's sort of a perfect zine---presented with the utmost care but also extremely casual---the black and white on color paper feels almost 'high-end' but also like simple fun. The images themselves are that way---Kacanda creates these powerful, round inky drawings that are strange, funny, aggressive---but (most overwhelmingly) they just feel good to look at, like drops of some weird kind of candy. Kacanda's work has appeared in different anthologies but this is the first time I've seen a solo zine by her---there may be others?Anyway, it's a thrill to be able to look through this zine and get a nice, portable dose of Kacanda's powerful aesthetic.
 






Dubble Feecher by Lale Westvind
$5, 8.5x11, 16 pages. Black and white cover and interior
A thriller of a comic, this one flies by fast. Westvind finds the bit in each drawing to relish the most, and plays it for all its worth. Attention is paid to every aspect of the comics creation---there is a unified vision here that gives the reader a lot to pour over.


 

Jason T Miles Grab Bag by Jason T Miles $9
3 different art zines/mini-comics by Jason T Miles. Different formats/page count for each.
Jason T Miles is easily one of our favorite artists here at DOMINO. A prolific artist, each work by JTM is both inviting and highly complex. There is a warmth to each release (to use JTM's words, his art uses 'thelangueage of the heart') but coupled with a fair degree of obstruction. So you have to work for the warmth! JTM's comics embrace and throw away comics history all at ocne. There are characters, Will Elder chicken fat---and also (depending on how you look at it) none of this. One thing is sure---JTM makes beautiful art that will move you if you open up to it. JTM was nice enough to give us a wide variety of zines and minis, ranging from art-zines, issues of Pines, doodle books, and even short anthologies he edited. Each order will get 3 random minis!




 

Human Being Lawnmower #3, edited by Avi Spivak
Color cover, 60+ interior pages in black and white. Oversized digest. $6
This is a really incredible zine and this issue is my favorite one yet---its packed with material, coming out at over 60 pages. This is basically a zine edited by Spivak featuring a lot of artists but also with a ton of Avi's art all over it.I lvoe that kind of approach---a combination of magazine and solo anthology comic. Spivaks art doesn't get talked about enough in the comics world if you ask me---these perfect little inky drawings have a real elegance to them and are a genuine pleasure to look at as they gang up on the page. The cover itself is worth the price of entry! Spivak has great taste in other cartoonists/artists and writers. This feels like a throwback to the glory days of zines, but when I look back at a lot of my old zines, few of them are this good. Don't sleep on this one!



 

Hair Extensions 2 by Wiley Guillot
28 pages, digest size, black and white. $4
Another beautiful zine from Guillot, this one is just as beautiful as the first.  Guillot did the cover for our publication TUSEN HJARTAN STARK, and I thought of that image almost as a rubber stamp. A lot of the images in this zine have a similar feel---but imagine the subtlest rubber stamp you could find. The placement of images is thrilling---at first glance it feels scattershot but the more I read this book, the way the images are pieced together feels at once delicate and harsh. There are thick blacks here, scraggly lines---but there's a cleanness to it all. This is work from someone who loves images.


 

Hot Dog Beach 1 by Lale Westvind
$6, 8.5x11, 28 pages. Black and white. 
Westvind pushes these thick masses of characters around her page with wild movements. The page itself is a thrill to look at—Westvind doesn’t draw tiny or tell little stories: these are towering pages packed with rows of panels. I don’t know how long Westvind has been doing comics but there is a lot more pouring out into these comics then most other ‘new’ cartoonists I tend to see. I really like how the characters change in line tone—they can be blocky and stagnant on one page and then sharp and flowing on another. Peter Bagge does that too but it never felt as natural and satisfying for me as it does here. These comics are fun to read and have a lot of genre touches—but, the unique things Westvind does with the physicality of her characters makes this into something really new and exhilarating.





 

Chromazoid #2 edited by Lale Westvind
108p, color, softcover, 8.5"x11, +cd. $20
Another amazing issue of Chromazoid, this time with work by Sakura Maku, Otto Splotch, Austin English, Eric Rivera, Ben Bertin, Ian McDuffie, Grant Reynolds, Nicki Yowell and series editor Lale Westvind. Lots of artists working from influences that seem foreign or advanced from the run-of-the-mill ones, making anthology-entries that don't read like something dashed off for the deadline but rather weighty, swing for the fences artistic bullets. Edited by one of our favorite artists at DOMINO, this thing is printed so beautifully---in full color and with a lot of room for the art to breathe. Idealistic in conception and scope.






Bittersweet Romance by Victor Cayro. Full Color, 8 x 11, 28 pages. $11
 
For me, this is the most hotly anticipated book of the last few years. Cayro's work has always been more than a favorite---and the fact that his work has only appeared in anthologies for the last decade makes this book---28 full pages of the best work Cayro has ever done---all the more essential. While the first thing that hits you with these pages is obviously the visual crush, what I’m most excited about is a tome of newly WRITTEN pages by Cayro. His drawings are so intense that I think the equally complicated/rich writing that every Victor Cayro comic displays gets lost in the shuffle. This promises to be a hulking work of art, and I’m so thrilled that it’s almost here. It’s hard to believe that a solo Cayro comic doesn’t exist yet, but as far as I can tell, every story so far has been in an anthology. Due congratulations to Drippy Bone for all the loving attention they put into this project—look at those endpapers!
 Please note that this comic is not for the faint of heart. Very much not be everyone's taste, but worth your time and energy all the same.




 

Mr. K Dresses Up by Emelie Östergren. 
Color cover, 32 black and white interior pages. 8.5 x 11. $8
This is an incredible comic by Swedish cartoonist Östergren, available in the USA through DOMINO.  This is part of a 3 issue comic book series by Östergren, and uses the pamphlet format to deliver a strong, pulsating work of art. Featuring characters from Östergren acclaimed EVIL DRESS book, we see characters ooze through these pages, picked up and brushed aside, and drawn with incredible feeling. While the events of the story are strange and unsettling, the emotional center is strong. Östergren's drawing, in ballpoint pen no less, couldn't be sharper then it is here. This book is also virtually impossible to find in the USA outside of DOMINO---worth your time and energy as a reader.




 

Love Wins #'s 1-6 by Jason T Miles. $5
Silk screened cover, 22 black and white interior pages. 12 x 9.
Recent customers to the DOMINO shop have noticed that each order usually comes with a free zine by one of our favorite artists, Jason T Miles. This series of experimental art zines, titled Love Wins, are available only in non direct ways---by ordering books from DOMINO or Miles himself, or seeing Miles around town and being handed a copy. The series is a ser place for Miles to do whatever he wants, experiment with text, imagery, photocopying, etc etc. A heartfelt series from an endlessly inventive artist, Love Wins is now up to issue 10. This booklet collects issues 1-6 and is full of photocopying and collage experiments. If you're interested in what Miles does, this is for you.
 


 

Spiders Visit by Sarah Ferrick. 30 pages, 8 x 5, black and white xeroxed.
$5
This was one of my favorite comics I’ve come across lately. It’s hard to tell if this is the author’s first comic—but it feels that way. That is to say, while the artist has certainly done a lot of work exploring their own world of images prior to making this book, the way this strong imagery is translated into a comic is, at the risk of sounding hyperbolic, thrilling. A least thrilling for an artist like me. There is a strong, strong sense of storytelling here, but removed from all the accepted ideas of what comics ‘needs’ to have to constitute good storytelling. Grids are not considered, nor are word balloons. That’s good—because Ferrick is more interested in more important things: a inventive sense of drawing that, while scraggly, is very downbeat. Unlike a lot of shaky line artists, Ferrick’s aesthetic is not one of manic assault but instead more matter-of-fact. Her characters are solid units of drawings and her rooms are expressive without being filled with throw away gestures. But it’s Ferrick’s compositions that strike me the most, particularly when she gives us a large drawing of Lumpy (one of the two characters here in this one-act play like narrative) sitting and talking to Spider. Lumpy is a ragged piece of drawing at the center of an almost bare room—I get the comfort of a children’s book from this image, but also the deeper satisfaction of looking at a fully articulated style of personal drawing—and, what’s more, Ferrick shows us Lumpy and Spider talking, deftly moving the story along without any strain or showiness. The story itself is quite moving—one friend visits another one, and one suggests that the others home is bare and uninviting. What Ferrick does that so few other art comic creators seem interested in is develop these characters through sparse dialogue and reactions and opinions subtle but rich with feeling and intelligence. These characters don’t ask you to like them or impress you. They act out something hard to define—my reactions to their story was all over the place, and that’s what true comics-as-poetry ought to be. I’m less interested in fractured sentences written within a panel than I am in difficult emotions and intentions being achieved so well. 
 





Raska Steg at Pipan by Peter Larsson
28 page digest size, screenprinted cover, black and white interiors.
$8
More incredible image making, presented in elegant, inventive packaging from Peter Larsson. This item is imported from Sweden and has a very low print run---pick it up from us now while you have the chance!







Untitled by Cooper Campbell, magazine zine, 16 pages, B and W photocopies
$4
Some really interesting and thrilling drawing here, using sports (baseball, boxing) as a leaping off point for some pure image making. Was handed this zine at a show and the drawing was so interesting that I thought about it all day and panicked later when I couldn't find it (luckily it was buried under some other books). Worth your time if you care about drawing---Campbell seems like a dedicated artist so there will be more in the future too.
 


 

Jive Yams by Peter Larsson
$8, 48 pages, digest size, full color
The best Peter Larsson book yet! Everything Larsson does shows a love of image making and a true talent for making pleasing/innovative arrangements/doodles/compositions---but this book represents (to me) a huge leap forward in his world of color and figure creation. As with all Larsson books, these are imported from Sweden and have very low print runs. So order a copy of this fantastic book NOW if you want one.






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Castle and Wood #1
by Darin Shuler
$4




Castle and Wood #2 by Darin Shuler
$4




Castle and Wood #3 by Darin Shuler
$4




Castle and Wood #4 by Darin Shuler
$4




Castle and Wood #5 by Darin Shuler
$4



Mr Kenneth
by Emelie Östergren
$8


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New Honey
by Amanda Konishi
$10


 


Steven the Heathen
by Emma Lothan
$5


 

Other People's Schemes
by Warren Craghead III
$5.00


 


The Problem With Chemisty
by Warren Craghead III
$5.00


 

How To Be Everywhere
by Warren Craghead III
$15.00


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The Blonde Woman
by Aidan Koch
$20.00


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D.I.Y. Magic
by Anthony Alvarado
$13.95


 

Hair Extensions #1
by Wiley Guillot
$3


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A Small Adventure Story
by Jonathan Petersen
$4


 


Dead Ringer
by Jason T Miles
$14



30 Days of Comics 
by Warren Craghead III
$5.00



Thickets
by Warren Craghead III
$5.00


 

Jefferson Forest
by Warren Craghead III
$5.00


 

Scraps
by Warren Craghead III
$5.00


 

Drawings Inspired by American Psycho
by Benjamin Marra
$5


 


Diamond Comics 4
by Various
$5


 

Diamond Comics 5
by Various
$5


 


Chewy Chewy Gumdrops
Peter Larsson and Lars Nilsson
$8

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Picnic
by Gigi Perron

$5


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WWl
by Raymond Biesinger

$5




Wild Glass
by R. Clint Colburn

$5




Lizz Hickey Comix Grab Bag
by Lizz Hickey

$6

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Ghost Heat Up #1
by Anthony Meloro

$8

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Ghost Heat Up #2
by Anthony Meloro

$8



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Ghost Heat Up #3
by Anthony Meloro

$8




1998/2008
by Iris

$5




Closed Caption Comics 9
by Various
$20


 


Too Dark to See
by Julia
Gfrörer
$5




Flesh and Bone
by Julia
Gfrörer
$6


 

Sonatina Comics
by Various
$7


 
 

Midnight Special
Peter Larsson
$8

Winter Waffle Duck
Lars Nilssen
$8


S! #5
Edited by David Schilter
$6


S! #8
Edited by David Schilter
$11


S! #4
edited by David Schilter
$6

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Kus #7
Various
$9




S! #2 and #3
Edited by David Schilter
$6

Kus! 8
Various
$9


 


The Caterer by Jeff Lint
$5





It Could be Funny
by Jonny Petersen
$5



Mother Lover by Various
$10


Things You Carry by Vincent Stall

$10




Kus Special Edition
Various
$6


 

God Jul
By Austin English and Clara Bessijelle
$3


3 by Bessijelle
Clara Bessijelle
$5


The Lobster King #1
by Clara Bessijelle
$5







Kus! Fold Out
by Various Artists
$6

Story of Gardens
Kuba Woynarowski
$10


Raw Power
by Josh Bayer
$6.50



Bowman
by Pat Aulisio
$5

Fungus
by James Kochalka
$5

Quiet Human Contact
by Various
$5


Christina and Charles
by Austin English
$10



The Disgusting Room
by Austin English
$6

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Windy Corner Magazine #3
edited by Austin English
$11

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Windy Corner Magazine #2
by Austin English
$10

Windy Corner Magazine #1
edited by Austin English
$10


Sweetheart #2
by Austin English
$2
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Sweetheart #5
by Austin English
$2

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Sweetheart #3
by Austin English
$3

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Sweetheart #4
by Austin English
$3

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Swell
by Juliacks
$50

The Conon
by Josh Bayer and Pat Aulisio
$4


Brief Travel
by Anthony Meloro
$8

Rub the Blood
by Ian Harker and Pat Aulisio.
$5

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The Hanging Gardensby Max Gudmunsun
$4
 

Being
by Martins Zutis
$10


Untitled
By Sandra Sanchez
$5

!
by Tym Godek
$13



The Manhattan Project
by Stephanie Rinker
$6


 

Watermelon
Whitney Taylor
$5




The Labour of Bones #1
by by Robert Ridley-Shackleton
$4


 

The Labour of Bones #2
by Robert Ridley-Shackleton
$4


 


ART
Drawing by Jonathan Petersen
$100


 

Drawing by Jonathan Petersen
$100



Drawing by Jonathan Petersen
$100


 


Drawing by Jonathan Petersen
$100



Drawing by Jonathan Petersen
$100


 

Drawing by Jonathan Petersen
$100


 

Drawing by Jonathan Petersen
$100


 

Drawing by Jonathan Petersen
$100


 

Untitled Color Litho
by Austin English
$150


Ridge Street Title Litho
by Austin English
$40


Ridge Street "Domel Is" Litho
by Austin English
$40


Ridge Street "Later that Night" Litho
by Austin English
$40

Ridge Street "I Still" Litho
by Austin English
$50


Ridge Street "Geo Hears" Litho
by Austin English
$40

Ridge Street "His Bed" Litho
by Austin English
$40


Ridge Street "Someone Has" Litho
by Austin English
$40

Ridge Street "Unable to" Litho
by Austin English
$40


Ridge Street "Woman Named" Litho
by Austin English
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