Eyelash Out by Brisbane artist Ben Sea now available for pre-order

retrofitcomics:

A nine-page preview of Antoine Cossé's new book Harold, shipping soon!

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See you next saturday!
popgunwar:

poster by the amazing ron wimberly.
this is in like a week and i will be there.
Saturday, October 25, 10:00am to 6 pm at
The Rotunda
4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Philly’s third annual celebration of comics and the graphic arts. Come for the creators, the comics, the burritos & the ice cream (both the best on the east coast), the animals, and of course the free after-party.Creators coming for this year’s Locust Moon Comics Festival include Bill Sienkiewicz, Paul Pope, Mark Schultz, Denis Kitchen, Nathan Fox, Jose Villarrubia, Farel Dalrymple, Jim Rugg, Rebecca Mock, Tom Scioli, Box Brown, Jg Jones, Dave Bullock, Yao Xiao, Dean Haspiel, & Ron Wimberly!Entry is donation-based and optional — and for kids it’s absolutely free, no question!Festival website: http://locustmoonfest.com/

See you next saturday!

popgunwar:

poster by the amazing ron wimberly.

this is in like a week and i will be there.

Saturday, October 25, 10:00am to 6 pm at

The Rotunda

4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Philly’s third annual celebration of comics and the graphic arts. Come for the creators, the comics, the burritos & the ice cream (both the best on the east coast), the animals, and of course the free after-party.

Creators coming for this year’s Locust Moon Comics Festival include Bill Sienkiewicz, Paul Pope, Mark Schultz, Denis Kitchen, Nathan Fox, Jose Villarrubia, Farel Dalrymple, Jim Rugg, Rebecca Mock, Tom Scioli, Box Brown, Jg Jones, Dave Bullock, Yao Xiao, Dean Haspiel, & Ron Wimberly!

Entry is donation-based and optional — and for kids it’s absolutely free, no question!

Festival website: http://locustmoonfest.com/

We’ll see you at Comic Arts Brooklyn November 8!  We’ll be debuting Harold by Antoine Cossé and Nothing Whatsoever All Out in the Open by Akino Kondoh! Can’t make it? Pre-order here.

retrofitcomics:

These are the covers of Akino Kondoh's book Nothing Whatsoever All Out in the Open. 

There are two covers because if you open the book left to right you’ll be able to read two stories, Nothing Whatsoever All Out in the Open and The Kid in the Cabinet. If you open the book from left to right you’ll be able to read a story called Metamorfo

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firstsecondbooks:

kochalka:

"James Kochalka is an adorable spazz" - marinaomi (on intsagram).
I’m adorable!  I’m adorable!  She said I’m adorable!  (I should probably use that quote on a future book jacket.)  I’m so glad it was “adorable” and not “unbearable”.
ProTip:  Fungus: the Unbearable Rot of Being makes for excellent theatre when read aloud with a friend, and becomes doubly hilarious.

This is what you could get if you have James Kochalka at your event!  (It is difficult to resist, we know.)

firstsecondbooks:

kochalka:

"James Kochalka is an adorable spazz" - marinaomi (on intsagram).

I’m adorable!  I’m adorable!  She said I’m adorable!  (I should probably use that quote on a future book jacket.)  I’m so glad it was “adorable” and not “unbearable”.

ProTip:  Fungus: the Unbearable Rot of Being makes for excellent theatre when read aloud with a friend, and becomes doubly hilarious.

This is what you could get if you have James Kochalka at your event!  (It is difficult to resist, we know.)

sparkplugbooks:

Sparkplug and Retrofit, together at last!  We’re pleased to announce Sparkplug has begun distroing a small selection of Retrofit books in our store.  Hopefully we’ll be adding more in the future, but for now please check out and enjoy:

Theth by Josh Bayer

Bear, Bird and Stag by Madeleine Flores

The Ignatz Award winning Wicked Chicken Queen by Sam Alden

Keep Fresh by Zejian Shen

retrofitcomics:

An Interview with Antoine Cosse, creator of Harold which is coming soon from Retrofit Comics

Where are you based?  You seem to be back and forth between England and France?  Where did you grow up?

I was born in Paris, and grew up there. I lived in London for 11 years, and I just moved back to Paris, where I am based now.

How did you get your start drawing comics?  Did you start self-publishing?

I started drawing comics very early, when i was a kid really. I even got selected for an Angouleme high school prize when i was 15. Then I left it for a while, and got back to it towards the end of my arts school in London. I self-published a serie of insane and incomprehensible comics called AAARRRRRRR.  I got my comics Kiddo and Vignette published by Babak and Ollie from Records Records Records, then started working with Tom and Simon from Breakdown Press.

I’m not sure where I first saw your work.  It may have been in the Happiness Anthology? Or maybe Tumblr?  You seem to post a decent amount of stuff on your tumblr site.  Does that feel as essential to you as it does to me?  

yes, i started using tumblr about a year ago, it s great to put your work out there i think. a lot of cartoonists are using it, so it s a nice way to show what you re up to, and to see what everyone else is doing. I m not sure it s always positive, but it s there.

Harold has cinematic quality to it.  The pacing and use of background images and setting to tell the story really stand out to me.  Can you talk a little about your influences or inspirations in your comic story telling?  

My comics influences are very classical stuff like Belgium and French comics I devoured when I was a kid: Tintin, Spirou, les Tuniques Bleues, Lucky Luke, Asterix. Later on in London I discovered all the underground american comics,and some french comics I didn’t know well like Tardi. Thats when i started doing comics again. I love cinema and reading, so it s a big influence too i guess.  I like the balance you have to deal with when you draw comics; it cant look like the storyboard of the story you’re trying to tell, but there are a lot of similarities with film. I think this actually depends a lot on your drawing style too. In comics you have to draw everything, you don’t just capture reality, you recreate your own, basically. It s fun, that. 

When you sit down to make a comic what is your process like?  Are you constantly sketching? Drawing from life? 

I carry a small sketchbook with me and it s filled with ideas of stories, they re very graphical and very simple. Then I sketch very rough pages, or compositions of pages. When i start the comic it’s quite loose, it changes a lot while i m doing it.  For backgrounds i use a lot of googling and i draw from books and photos I took.


You seem to be working on a lot of different projects and are pretty prolific.  Are you working on projects concurrently? 

I just finished Mutiny Bay before the summer, the Happiness 4 strip and your book so now i m gonna start another one for Breakdown, which should be ready for the spring.  oh and  Mutiny Bay is being published in french by l’employe du Moi in November.

Can you describe the Harold story and a little bit about how it came about? 

yes, Harold is a follow up of my comic J.1137 - they re the same characters- where we find out a bit more about the world they live in and harold’s past.
I think it will be a continuing story for a while, it’s very good fun to draw it.
Pick up Harold here or at Comic Arts Brooklyn in November!
An Interview with Antoine Cosse, creator of Harold which is coming soon from Retrofit Comics

Where are you based?  You seem to be back and forth between England and France?  Where did you grow up?

I was born in Paris, and grew up there. I lived in London for 11 years, and I just moved back to Paris, where I am based now.

How did you get your start drawing comics?  Did you start self-publishing?

I started drawing comics very early, when i was a kid really. I even got selected for an Angouleme high school prize when i was 15. Then I left it for a while, and got back to it towards the end of my arts school in London. I self-published a serie of insane and incomprehensible comics called AAARRRRRRR.  I got my comics Kiddo and Vignette published by Babak and Ollie from Records Records Records, then started working with Tom and Simon from Breakdown Press.

I’m not sure where I first saw your work.  It may have been in the Happiness Anthology? Or maybe Tumblr?  You seem to post a decent amount of stuff on your tumblr site.  Does that feel as essential to you as it does to me?  

yes, i started using tumblr about a year ago, it s great to put your work out there i think. a lot of cartoonists are using it, so it s a nice way to show what you re up to, and to see what everyone else is doing. I m not sure it s always positive, but it s there.

Harold has cinematic quality to it.  The pacing and use of background images and setting to tell the story really stand out to me.  Can you talk a little about your influences or inspirations in your comic story telling?  

My comics influences are very classical stuff like Belgium and French comics I devoured when I was a kid: Tintin, Spirou, les Tuniques Bleues, Lucky Luke, Asterix. Later on in London I discovered all the underground american comics,and some french comics I didn’t know well like Tardi. Thats when i started doing comics again. I love cinema and reading, so it s a big influence too i guess.  I like the balance you have to deal with when you draw comics; it cant look like the storyboard of the story you’re trying to tell, but there are a lot of similarities with film. I think this actually depends a lot on your drawing style too. In comics you have to draw everything, you don’t just capture reality, you recreate your own, basically. It s fun, that. 

When you sit down to make a comic what is your process like?  Are you constantly sketching? Drawing from life? 

I carry a small sketchbook with me and it s filled with ideas of stories, they re very graphical and very simple. Then I sketch very rough pages, or compositions of pages. When i start the comic it’s quite loose, it changes a lot while i m doing it.  For backgrounds i use a lot of googling and i draw from books and photos I took.


You seem to be working on a lot of different projects and are pretty prolific.  Are you working on projects concurrently? 

I just finished Mutiny Bay before the summer, the Happiness 4 strip and your book so now i m gonna start another one for Breakdown, which should be ready for the spring.  oh and  Mutiny Bay is being published in french by l’employe du Moi in November.

Can you describe the Harold story and a little bit about how it came about? 

yes, Harold is a follow up of my comic J.1137 - they re the same characters- where we find out a bit more about the world they live in and harold’s past.
I think it will be a continuing story for a while, it’s very good fun to draw it.
Pick up Harold here or at Comic Arts Brooklyn in November!