November 7, 2012 @ 11:20 am

Chris Pitzer


Adhouse Books' publisher, Chris Pitzer, joins us this week. AdHouse Books has been a boutique publishing juggernaut since 2002. Over the years, they have won and been nominated for awards within the comic profession (Ignatz, Harvey, Eisner) and the design world (AIGA, Communication Arts, Domtar Paper). Their library of publications is an eclectic mix of sequential and illustrative arts including works by James Jean, Paul Pope, Josh Cotter, Jamie Tanner, and Adam Hines.


Recent releases include Ethan Rilly's Pope Hats #3, Thomas Herpich's White Clay, and Lamar Abrams Remake 3xtra.


Follow Adhouse Books on Twitter @adhousebooks .



Dean Motter, Mr. X
Herb Lubalin
Lester Beall
Charles Anderson
John Pham's zine Scuzzi
Mike Mitchell
Art Chantry's essay on Jacob Covey's cover design for the Strange Case of Edward Gorey
Leanne Shapton, J&L Books

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October 12, 2012 @ 7:59 am

Matt Furie


Matt Furie is an artist, illustrator, cartoonist, zinester, and biker. His self proclaimed "children’s book illustrations for adults” combines traditional and modern mark-making for his ripe, cartoon-inspired characters. McSweeney's recently released his first children's book, The Night Riders - a wordless wonder about an unlikely group of characters on a road trip through nature. Four issues of his comic book series, Boys Club, have been published by Pigeon Press and Buenaventura Press.



See more of Matt Furie's artwork at and bigactive.

In the course of this interview, we discuss Future Colors of America collaborators Aiyana Udeson and Albert Reyes, the children's book Grandpa's Ghost Stories by James Flora, film and creative collective Encyclopedia Pictura, Andy Rementer's webcomic Techno Tuesday, and Kyle Platt's Megaskull.



Top: drawing from Furie's website; middle: excerpt from comic book series, Boys Club; bottom: cover of The Night Riders

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October 4, 2012 @ 7:42 am

Caitlin McGurk


Librarian/cartoonist/zinester Caitlin McGurk is the Visiting Curator at The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Before that, she was the librarian at the Schulz Library at the Center for Cartoon Studies. You can read about the amazing stuff she sees at the Billy Ireland on their blog.


Recently on behalf of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, McGurk announced the establishment of The Dylan Williams Collection of small press and self-published works.

Top: McGurk with Wu-Tang cards (from Jen Vaughn's Flickr); bottom: rendering of the New Sullivant Hall, opening November 2013 (from Ohio State University website)

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September 5, 2012 @ 7:47 am

Anne Koyama


After a career in film-making and advertising, Anne Koyama founded Koyama Press in 2007 in Toronto. Koyama Press’s mandate is to promote and support a wide range of emerging and established artists. Projects include comics, art books and zines. Koyama Press titles are distributed by Last Gasp, Tony Shenton, and Spit and a Half. They are available for purchase online through Secret Acres.

koyamapressbooks.jpg A selection of new and recent Koyama Press titles

The Kickass Annie Project features different artist interpretations of the Koyama Press Kickass Annie logo. The original Kickass Annie logo (seen at the top of this post) was created for Koyama Press by artist Aaron Leighton; the animated GIF was designed by David Huyck. You can check out the whole set on Flickr.

kickassannie_jimrugg.jpg Kickass Annie by Jim Rugg

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August 3, 2012 @ 9:16 am

Jasdeep Khaira


Jasdeep Khaira is the Director of Artist and Member Services at Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Administrative Director of Flight School, and the co-founder of Encyclopedia Destructica - a community-based artist book publisher based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Encyclopedia Destructica publishes hand-bound artist books and zines. Their current project is a collaboration with The Institute of Extraterrestrial Sexuality called Strange Attractors: Investigations in Non-Humanoid Extraterrestrial Sexualities.

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June 29, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

Keenan Marshall Keller


Keenan Marshall Keller is the creator of Galactic Breakdown, a.k.a. Space Battleground 666 - the comic book saga of Roids, a Largo, FL. drug dealer whom is inexplicably beamed into the far off reaches of the galaxy and becomes an Intergalactic space warrior!! He is also 1/3 of the DIY underground art and zine publishing collective, Drippy Bone Books. As part of Drippy Bone Books, he has published fellow cartoonists Derek M. Ballard's You Will All Die in Pain and Pat Aulisio's F'Real Real. He is also the curator of Freak Scene, an art show of contemporary underground comix, featuring the work of Johnny Ryan, Benjamin Marra, Tom Neely, Victor "Bald Eagles" Cayro, Jason Karns, and others, opening July 6th at Synchronicity in LA. Learn more and damage your retinas at


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June 12, 2012 @ 9:59 am


kerbloom_table.jpg Artnoose is a writer, zine-maker, DIY-punk, and letterpress artist, best known for her bi-monthly, autobiographical zine, Ker-Bloom! which began in 1996. She currently resides in Pittsburgh and is part of the Cyberpunk Apocalypse writers co-op. You can order issues of Ker-Bloom! on her Etsy shop ( and see more of her art on Flickr. kerbloom_cat.jpg kerbloom_bot.jpg

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