Montag, 8. April 2013

zwei Perlen des US-amerikanischen autobiographischen Comics eingetroffen

In der vergangenen Woche erhielten wir eine neue Lieferung unseres US-amerikanischen Independent-Comic-Vertriebs, die neben vielen Nachlieferungen u.a. diese beiden bemerkenswerten Neuheiten enthielt:

Julia Wertz

The Infinite Wait and Other Stories

Koyama Press
ISBN 9780987963024 / 0987963023
228 Seiten / Paperback
14,95 Euro

Schon seit Jahren schätzen wir das Werk dieser US-amerikanischen Zeichnerin - nun endlich ist auch ihr neuestes Werk bei uns erhältlich:

"The main story in this book is about being diagnosed with systemic lupus in 2003, a story that I originally started almost 10 years ago and then put on the back burner while I went and made a buncha trouble in real life. When I was done with that racket, I revisited the story and decided to flesh it out and do a book.

By that time, I was working with a big publisher and I approached them and others with the idea, and was promptly told it was not mass marketable and that I should try doing something else more appealing.

I don’t think that satisfying creativity is made in the confines of “mass marketability” unless that’s already an avenue the creator has pursued or easily falls into and I had no interest in working like that, so I took my book idea to Annie Koyama of Koyama Press and she enthusiastically agreed to publish it.

I’m grateful for my time with a big publisher but I’m incredibly happy to be back with “my people” who’s work and passion (what a gross word, sorry) lay in comics, whether they’re a hit or not.

The publication of this book was done in the regular comics way (read, no money involved) until the book goes on sale. Although it’s not a lucrative way to make money on a project, it is satisfying to know I’m seeing money from what I sell, not from what people it suits think I might sell.

There’s been a lot of talk about how comics were briefly swept up into big publishing and are now going back to their roots with small/boutique presses, and I’m happy to say I’m one of them."

Das andere Buch ist der langerwartete Sammelband des Xeric-Award-Preisträgers 2006:

Aron Nels Steinke

Big Plans - The Collected Mini-Comics and More

Bridge City Comics
ISBN 0985934700 / 9780985934705
360 Seiten / Paperback
17,95 Euro

Laugh-out-loud funny, chilling, and meditative, Big Plans collects Aron Nels Steinke's most intimate and relatable stories: The entire five-issue run of Big Plans series (Big Plans #1 - #5) and stories from Papercutter #9, Nerd Burglar, Song-Zine and Runner Runner.

With a unique sense of timing, these are incredibly readable comics that are hard to put down. Stories ranging from fear of terrorism, alcoholism, and a shooting at the mall, to a behind the curtain's look at the Academy Awards, Big Plans stands out as one of the most compelling works to come out of the modern DIY movement.

Und viele weitere obskure & lesenswerte Titel sind ebenfalls mitgekommen:

Come and see!