jasonviola:

robkirbycomics:

My next zine, coming this fall, is a little anthology called PRATFALL. Yes, from the BRILLIANT MIND (i.e. me) that brought you Tablegeddon last year, comes this collection of stories by cartoonists recalling true painful and/or humiliating accidents. In this new collection of excerpts (from up top) there’s a teenage Jason Viola fooling around on a class trip to Russia, only to take his fateful PRATFALL in “Student Ambassador,”  Gabrielle Gamboa has an unfortunate encounter with a cat’s sharp claws (haven’t we all?) in “Unibrow Summer,” and Aron Nels Steinke suffers a nasty poke in the eye (one of my totally least favorite type of accidents). Other PRATFALL cartoonists include Cara Bean, Tony Breed, Neil Brideau, Max Clotfelter, Kelly Froh, Becky Hawkins, Rob Kirby (that’s me), Carrie McNinch, MariNaomi, John Porcellino, Kenan Rubenstein, and Noah Van Sciver.  Stay tuned for more of the exquisite pain! (Ordering info coming soon!) 

When I was fourteen, I visited Russia with a group of other teenagers. As excerpted above, I fell through a window! The full five-page story can be read in Rob’s upcoming PRATFALL anthology, and I can’t wait to read the rest of them.

Laugh at pain with comics!

A postcard that I designed for Radiator Comics.  Check out this comics distribution company created by my friend Neil Brideau.

A postcard that I designed for Radiator Comics.  Check out this comics distribution company created by my friend Neil Brideau.

ohboycomics:

Hey friends! I’m really excited to announce my distro, Radiator Comics has officially launched!  
http://radiatorcomics.com 
Currently distributing 85 titles by 22 artists, Radiator Comics is going to be an actively growing source for self-published comics that focus on self-expression and strong storytelling.  The website will update weekly with new titles and it will add more artists regularly.  I’m also going to put a lot of energy into getting these comics into stores. I’ll be approaching book & comic stores where they should obviously be sold, but also stores that don’t sell comics. I will be approaching stores that have customers who might be into buying comics if they were in a venue they normally visit (coffee shops, record stores, toy stores, etc). 
I hope you’ll check it out, and tell everyone you know about it.  If you have suggestions of where to sell comics in your neck of the woods, I’d love to know!
Thanks!

My friend Neil’s new comics distro.  Check it out!  He is getting more comics out into the world.

ohboycomics:

Hey friends! I’m really excited to announce my distro, Radiator Comics has officially launched!  

http://radiatorcomics.com

Currently distributing 85 titles by 22 artists, Radiator Comics is going to be an actively growing source for self-published comics that focus on self-expression and strong storytelling.  The website will update weekly with new titles and it will add more artists regularly.  I’m also going to put a lot of energy into getting these comics into stores. I’ll be approaching book & comic stores where they should obviously be sold, but also stores that don’t sell comics. I will be approaching stores that have customers who might be into buying comics if they were in a venue they normally visit (coffee shops, record stores, toy stores, etc).

I hope you’ll check it out, and tell everyone you know about it.  If you have suggestions of where to sell comics in your neck of the woods, I’d love to know!


Thanks!

My friend Neil’s new comics distro.  Check it out!  He is getting more comics out into the world.

jasonviola:

Fear of Flowers Part 1

ripexpo:

Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo
August 2nd and 3rd
12pm - 6pm both days at the Providence Public Library
ONLY 1 MONTH AWAY !

ripexpo:

Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo

August 2nd and 3rd

12pm - 6pm both days at the Providence Public Library

ONLY 1 MONTH AWAY !

thenearsightedmonkey:

Summer Camp Comic strip by Lynda Barry

Photo: The real Lulu, taking 5

Hearts!

Fan art for my dear friend Matt Smith’s birthday today.  I’m excited that his first published comic, Barbarian Lord is coming out on July 1st.

Fan art for my dear friend Matt Smith’s birthday today.  I’m excited that his first published comic, Barbarian Lord is coming out on July 1st.

Sketchbook after proctoring final exams.

making plans

making plans

birdcagebottombooks:

Guess what? It’s time to pre-order your copy of “Cringe: an anthology of embarrassment” and get great rewards through our Kickstarter campaign!

CRINGE collects over twenty stories of personal humiliation, shame & awkwardness from a variety of indie cartoonists.  

Contributors include Cara Bean, Box Brown, Jeffrey Brown, Chris Carlier, Peter Conrad, Chad Essley, Andrew Farago, Shaenon Garrity, Delaine Derry Green, Sam Henderson, Victor Kerlow, Steve Lafler, Lizz Lunney, Fred Noland, Stephen Notley, Adam Pasion, Sam Spina, Geoff Vasile, Jamie Vayda & Alan King, Chad Woody, Jess Worby & J.T. Yost. 

Front cover by John Kerschbaum, back cover by Danny Hellman, title page by Gabby Schulz and spot illustration by Noah Van Sciver

Edited by Peter S. Conrad