Here's the latest anthology from the loose-knit collective of comics crafters that coalesced a few years back in and around the arts community centered on MICA. CCC9 is by far the most substantial volume yet and comes to us in a squarebound 6" x 9" tradeback format and weighs in at close to 200 pages! All the usual suspects are on hand: Ryan Cecil Smith, Molly O'Connell, Lane Milburn, Noel Freibert, Conor Stechschulte, Molly Goldstrom and Erin Womack; and, there are as well the works of new-to-us contributors of Andrew Neyer, Chris Day, Pete Razon Zach Hazard Vaupen. This is a vital group producing work that is not only well worth paying attention to, but, for the most part, also quite enjoyable as well. CCC9 is limited to a mere 500 copies, so you might want to consider prioritizing this one. WAREHOUSE FIND! A handful of copies of this nifty anthology just made its way into our hands, and we are now offering these copies for a tight 40% off! These won't be around forever... and now they're gone. It's possible we'll be able to find more.
Printed by Paul Lyons and Roby Newton for Hidden Fortress Press of Providence, RI, this year's incarnation of Monster is comprised of three volumes, each printed in blue and red and each sporting engraved, heavy-stock covers, and all wrapped together in a silk screened slipcase. All three covers and the slipcase art are by Heather Benjamin. The three volumes run 64 pages each – for a total of nearly 200 pages of comics – and include work by Lale Westvind, Jordan Crane (amazing!), Brian Ralph, Mollie Goldstrom, Paul Lyons, Mat Brinkman, Roby Newton, Walker Mettling, Andy Neal, Kevin Hooyman, Thomas Toye, Edie Fake, Brittany Hague, Jon Vermilyea (nice!), Leif Goldberg, Mike Taylor, Sam Dollenmayer, Michael DeForge, Keith Jones, Mickey Zacchilli, Marc Bell, Molly O'Connell, Seth Cooper and Devin Flynn. Limited to 500 copies. These always sell out, so don't snooze on this one... in fact we sold out - but managed to get fresh copies so now it's SOLD OUT, AGAIN!
Edited by Andy Burkholder.
The contributors to the CAKE anthology are:
Jason T Miles
Zach Hazard Vaupen