Somnabulance is a massive 368 page tome collecting over thirty year's worth of Fiona Smyth's unique, sexy, and hallucinatory comics ouevre. Going all the way back to her days at the Ontario College of Art, through her '80s and '90s work published by Vortex and Drawn and Quarterly, in anthologies like D& Q's flagship title, jam-books like Diva with Ellen Forney and Dame Darcy, and Fabulous Babes with Maurice Vellekoop and Roxana Bikadoroff, and, of course, her solo title, Nocturnal Emissions. But it doesn't stop there! Somnabulance continues on through to the present, collecting plenty of new work, including some that even the Copacetic cognoscenti had never seen before! Make sure to give this one the once over next time you're in the shop.
And here's another 848 page anthology of mini-comics! This brick of a book includes work by Brad Foster, Fiona Smyth, Ethan Persoff & Scott Marshall, Lilli Loge, Anna Bas Backer, Antione Duthoit, Trina Robbins, Bob Conway, David Miller, Par Holman, Clark Dissmeyer, Steve Willis, Jeff Gaither, R.K. Sloane, Jeff Nicholson, Dan W. Taylor, John Trubee, Jason Atomic, Art Penn, Marc Bell, Tom Hart, J.R. Williams, Pat Moriarity, R.L. Crabb, Ellen Forney, Renee French, Molly Kiely, Jeffery Brown, Pshaw, Colin Upton, Johnny Ryan, Souther Salazar, Max Clotfelter, Allison Cole, Theo Ellsworth, Lisa Hanawalt, Travis Millard, Bobby Madness, Esther Pearl Watson, Jim Rugg, Dan Zettwoch, Tom Neely, Jason T. Miles, Harukichi, Pakito Bolino, Bernie McGovern, Susan Belle, Caroline Paquita, Kristyna Baczynski, Leah Wishnia, and Nick Bertozzi. Also included is a sampling of “Tijuana Bibles”, the smudgy, smutty comics that paraded pornographic parodies of mainstream culture and were distributed in back alleys during the 1930s, back at the dawn of the age of comics.
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We just got our hands on a half dozen uncirculated (i.e., new) copies of this long out of print anthology of wayout work. A product of Paper Rodeo, compiled by Leif Goldberg and published by PictureBox, Free Radicals presents 110 pages of comics (with an emphasis on cartoonists associated with the Providence, RI scene) the vast majority of which have appeared nowhere else. Published in 2005, this digest sized softover is printed on six different color paper stocks.
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Theater of Terror ia a 272 page full color softcover anthology edited by Justin Hall – who also contributes (and/or contriburtes to) several pieces – and William O. Tyler that weaves together a host of horror tales with LGBTQ themes. There are twenty terror tales in all, framed by a sequence set in San Francisco's (haunted) Castro Theater. Plenty here to sink your teeth into...
Here's the full contributor list: A.C. ESGUERRA, ALEGRA FIGEROID, ASHLEY R. GUILLORY, BRAD RADER, DAVE DAVENPORT, DIEGO GÓMEZ, ED LUCE, EMERIC L. KENNARD, ERIC KOSTIUK WILLIAMS, FIONA SMYTH, GEOV CHOUTEAU,HOWARD CRUSE, JEN HICKMAN, JENNIFER CAMPER, JON CAIRNS,JOSHUA GRANNELL, JUSTIN HALL, LEVI HASTINGS, MAIA KOBABE,MARIKO TAMAKI, MAX SPRAGOVSKY, PHIL JIMENEZ, RACHEL POLLACK,ROBYN ADAMS, SEAN PLATTER, SINA GRACE, STEVE MACISAAC, J. TANA FORD, TARA AVERY, TERRY BLAS, TINA HORN, TRINIDAD ESCOBAR,VICTOR HODGE, WILLIAM O. TYLER & YVES NAVANT