I’m taking a break from my monthly “Jason’s Zine Club” posts for the summer, so I can focus on getting my book printed, and meeting some other comic deadlines that are fast approaching. I still have a list a mile long of zines and comics I want to write about, so I’m hoping to pick this up again in October.
Looking for something to read in the meantime?
(1) My friend Kane Lynch just started a new webcomic called Aerial Structures. It’s a serialized story, updated bi-weekly (with daily updates all this week), and is already off to a strong start. Kane is a natural storyteller, and I’m a big fan of his recent graphic novel, The Relics. (He also did a beautiful job coloring the cover of my upcoming book, which I can’t wait to share).
(2) I’d also like to point you in the direction of PioneersPress.com, the great zine distro that I heard has been struggling to stay afloat recently. If you’re looking to stock up on zines, here are some of the titles they’re carrying that I especially recommend:
- What a Beautiful Face: A Neutral Milk Hotel Fanzine!, edited by K. Johnson: After being forced to get most of my music news from Pitchfork the last several years, it’s refreshing to read an old-school fanzine that’s honest and doesn’t take itself too seriously. From the opening essay: “I got into Neutral Milk Hotel in 2007, how cool is that? It’s not and I don’t care and that’s not the point here.”
- Cometbus: #51 is a history of Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, and is my personal favorite thing Aaron’s ever done. #55 is about penpals, and was part of my recent Pioneers Press order (can’t wait to read this one).
- Somnambulist by Martha Grover: One of my favorite zines. They’re selling back issues 9, 10, and 13-15 for $1 each. I recommend grabbing them all.
They also have comics from Corinne Mucha, almost the entire run of Carrie McNinch’s You Don’t Get There From Here, back issues of King-Cat (65, 71, and 72 are my personal favorites from their selection), issue 4 and 5 of Simon Moreton’s SMOO, Alec Longstreth’s pinball zine Drop Target, and back issues of Papercutter, to name a few.
And they’re selling my own Laterborn 7 for the discounted price of 50 cents. If you don’t have this issue yet, I say go for it.
That’s all for now, but watch this page or the Home page for news on my next projects. Besides my book, I should have 1 or 2 (maybe even 3?) other things coming out in 2013.