edited by Josh Kramer 36 pages of feature news stories in comics form. This time around we have the second half of editor Kramer's story of high school ski jumpers, "Fly By Night"; Pittsburgher Bill Volk provides a tale of Pittsburgh (and post-Pittsburgh) brewing in "'Arn: A Brief History of Iron City Beer"; Josh Kramer is back again with "School's In for the Summer," a tale of – if you can believe it – a day camp school-of-rock; and then the issue closes out with a piece by Center for Cartoon Studies founder and director, James Sturm and Katherine Roy, "Honk and Wave," that follows Vermont gubernatorial candidate, Matt Dunne around for a day of his election campaign. A small press comics innovation!
edited by M Young A woppin' 64 pages of homegrown autobio comics from Pittsburgh and its geographical neighbors, this issue sports a swell squarebound cover on heavy glossy stock that is full color inside and out. This issue including new work by Ed Piskor, Dave Kiersh, Nate McDonough, Lizzee Solomon (who turns in one of her strongest narratives yet), Bill Volk, Jessica Heberle and many others. The issue concludes with an epic tale of self-revelation by editor M Young herself. The Kindlin' Quarterly is one the best kept secrets in anthology comics. Papercutter fans who are jonesing for the next issue would do well to consider checking this issue out.
The CMU School of Art meets Polish Hill in this anthology of comics & stories. Edited by CMU School of Art student, Mark Schroder, Un,tied States is an anthology of translations of 'stories' collected in Polish Hill, scripted around the globe - primarily in Schroder's native New Zealand - and illustrated right here in Pittsburgh, PA. Nifty 7" package!
The theme of the latest issue of the only regularly published comics periodical solely devoted to journalism is – appropriately enough – "Small Worlds." It's 36 pages present two feature articles – "Reef" by Adrian Pijoan and "Fernando and the Furries" by Pittsburgh-based cartoonist, Bill Volk – as well as two news briefs – "Henry Darger and What Is Known as the Reals of Unreal" by JTW and "Goods Hands: A Chance Meeting Echoes" by Jackie Roche. Check it out!