Edited by Austin English. Format fans will want to take a look at this snappy, 84-page, saddle-stitched, full color comics anthology that is printed on a highgrade flat white stock at Westcan. Published by the fine folks at Sparkplug Comic Books, it has a really nice feel to it and we hope that it is enough of a success to warrant future issues. While some will doubtless find themselves frustrated that over half of this premeire issue is devoted to Austin English's childlike comics rendered entirely in crayon, others may delight in this fact. English's contribution is made up of "Life of Francis, Book One" along with three short pieces grouped together under the title, "My Earliest Memory Comics." Also on offer are "NYC Sketchbook" by Paula Salemme, an illustrated interview with Andrice Arp, a brief illustrated essay by Steve Lafler on art school. It closes out with the issue's highlight, a 14-page pen-and-ink meditation on / interpretation of the legacy of Saul Steinberg by Richard Hahn (Lumakick). The delicate pen and ink drawings that constitute Hahn's contribution are quite worth a look.
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edited by Zack Soto After, what? five years? we have another issue of Study Group 12. This one is the grandest yet. 8 1/2" x 11 1/2" , with 72 pages printed in navy blue, eight extra pages with an additional layer of magenta, and then all wrapped up in a hand silk-screened cover in aqua and pink. This package holds quite a lot of talent. Creators included in this issue are Theo Ellsworth, Jim Rugg, Dan Zettwoch, T Edward Bak, Richard Hahn, John Vermilyea, Michael DeForge, Vanessa Davis, Farel Dalrymple, Aidan Koch, and plenty more. The front cover is by editor, Zack Soto; back cover by Mr. DeForge, and endpapers by the esteemed Steven Weissman. This is a hand-numbered edition of 500 copies.
<<•>> edited and published by David Youngblood <<•>> One of the highlights of the 2003 SPX, and one of the best anthologies of the year, this 160 page squarebound volume features a lot of great work by a lot of great people like Souther Salazar, Sammy Harkham, Josh Simmons, Kurt Wolfgang, Farel Dalrymple, Dylan Williams, Marc Bell, Paul Hornschemeier, Nick Bertozzi, and Pittsburgh's own Jim Rugg, among many others! The concept with this issue is that each story must begin with the sentence that the previous story ended with. This is one of the best out there: small press, community building, unique, original and good. Long out of print, but we just discovered that we have a secret stash! 2003 • 160 pages • B & W
Long out of print rarity! We have just a very few copies remaining. GONE!