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Michael Dowers

Treasury of Mini Comics Vol. 2

On sale date: January 18, 2015

This volume collects more than 800 pages’ worth of alternative and underground comics by creators such as Jeffrey Brown, Ellen Forney, Esther Pearl Watson, and more, previously only seen in limited-run pamphlets.

Treasury of Mini Comics Vol. 2 is a historical survey and collection of several decades’ worth of some of the best that DIY comics has to offer, from some of the medium’s most talented independent creators, including: Brad Foster, Fiona Smyth, Ethan Persoff & Scott Marshall, Lilli Loge, Anna Bas Backer, Antione Duthoit, Trina Robbins, Bob Conway, David Miller, Par Holman, Clark Dissmeyer, Steve Willis, Jeff Gaither, R.K. Sloane, Jeff Nicholson, Dan W. Taylor, John Trubee, Jason Atomic, Art Penn, Marc Bell, Tom Hart, J.R. Williams, Pat Moriarity, R.L. Crabb, Ellen Forney, Renee French, Molly Kiely, Jeffery Brown, Pshaw, Colin Upton, Johnny Ryan, Souther Salazar, Max Clotfelter, Allison Cole, Theo Ellsworth, Lisa Hanawalt, Travis Millard, Bobby Madness, Esther Pearl Watson, Jim Rugg, Dan Zettwoch, Tom Neely, Jason T. Miles, Harukichi, Pakito Bolino, Bernie McGovern, Susan Belle, Caroline Paquita, Kristyna Baczynski, Leah Wishnia, and Nick Bertozzi. This hefty, 800-page volume also takes a look back at the wild sex comics called "Tijuana Bibles" that sprang from the 1930s underworld as context. Previously only seen in limited-run pamphlets, these comics are startling, visionary, hilarious, profane, and profound.

Praise

"Minis have come a long way, with their fascinating, previously secret histories still being revealed. … A tip of the hat to Dowers for successfully navigating a massive, arduous task, and for instigating important archival efforts that will hopefully continue in other, equally capable hands." — Robert Kirby - The Comics Journal

"The sheer boundless enthusiasm and feelgood rewards of intellectual freedom from making such comics celebrated in this astoundingly vast, incredibly heavy and yet still pocket-sized hardback is a pure galvanic joy that will enchant and impel every fan of the art-form: as long as they’re big enough to hold a pencil, old enough to vote, and strong enough to lift the book." — Win Wiacek - Now Read This!

"...[T]his series is a monumental publishing achievement. 2400 pages of the most ephemeral comics ever--comics that regularly had print runs in the 10s--including some of the earliest work of artists who would later go on to great success." — Robert Boyd - The Great God Pan Is Dead

Specs

Pages
848
Format
Hardback
Color
Black and white with some color
Dimensions
5" × 6.3"
ISBN-13
9781606998076
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