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On the way to C-A-N-A-D-A! TCAF 2012

Several CCS alum and faculty members are snaking their way up the coast to bask in the beautiful, serene joy that is the Toronto Comics Art Festival. Here are few books to be on the look out for while browsing … Continue reading

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Zine Scene & the Pony Express

Retrofit Comics started when Philly-based cartoonist Box Brown realized a lot of the independent comic publishers were cutting back on the production of floppy comics created by their curated pool of talent. It just would not do. Successfully funded by … Continue reading

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Caboose Zines

Liz Mason sent over a pile of her zine, Caboose. Liz seems to be from Chicago. Thanks Liz! They will have a place in the Schulz library Zine Garden forever. \\Chuck Forsman

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Nevermind The Bollocks, Here's a Comic!

Note: Steve Bissette and I are teaching a course in contemporary comics history (Survey of the Drawn Story II, as it’s properly known).  Our students are required to submit an essay, in blog form, on an aspect of contemporary comics history. … Continue reading

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The Silent Barn: Fort Thunder Reborn, in Queens

Cartoonist Sammy Harkham never got to visit the legendary art space / music venue / minicomic factory known as Fort Thunder.  Missing out on Fort Thunder is what Sammy called  ”one of the most disappointing things in my life.”   … Continue reading

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The Trial Of Mike Diana

Note: Steve Bissette and I are teaching a course in contemporary comics history (Survey of the Drawn Story II, as it’s properly known).  Our students are required to submit an essay, in blog form, on an aspect of contemporary comics history. … Continue reading

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New York City, Zines and Samizdat!

Last weekend CCS went to the first-ever NYC Zine Fest. Held in the Brooklyn Lyceum, the event hosted a variety of self-publishers (including zinesters, cartoonists, poets, and book artists). I was impressed by the quality and range of work on … Continue reading

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Dada Little Magazines – A Precursor to Zines

Before there were fanzines, there were little magazines. Little magazines are small periodicals devoted to serious literary writing, art, or social theory. Often their contributors are unknown talents, and their content is experimental, avant-garde and noncommercial. Starting in 1912, the … Continue reading

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Aaron Cometbus – Punk Zines Get Personal

One of the most significant developments in zines in the past 25 years is the shift from interest-based research zines to personal zines (“perzines”, as they are sometimes called). In their earliest years, zines focused on specific fan interests. Most … Continue reading

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