From Vol. 9: “MATH DEATH,” a short comic by Dustin Holland
*Ed.’s Note: click image to view larger size. MATH DEATH Dustin Holland lives and works in northern Colorado where he and his brother make The Holland Boys Zine (patreon.com/hollandboyszine).
The Future Has Comics: “The Lonely Alien” by Marc S. Cohen
*Ed.’s Note: click images to view larger sizes. The Lonely Alien Marc S. Cohen is an artist, writer, and musician born in the United States and residing in Toronto, Canada. He makes little pen and ink drawings on existentially topical themes like alienation, dislocation and the construction of selfhood in a shifting semantic landscape. His…
“After the Animals,” a short comic for Bad Survivalist by Nick Francis Potter
*Ed.’s Note: click images to view larger sizes. Nick Francis Potter is the author of New Animals (Subito Press). His work has recently been published in 3:AM Magazine, Quarterly West, Big Other, Typo Magazine, The Offing, and Entropy. He teaches writing and theory in the digital storytelling program at the University of Missouri.
Elizabeth Johnston: “Trump Tweets @ Fairy Tales”
*Ed.’s Note: click images to view larger sizes. Elizabeth Johnston’s writing has appeared in The Atlantic, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Satirist, New Verse News, and Room Magazine, among many other magazines and collections. A teacher of writing, a feminist activist, and a co-founder of the 4-woman writing group Straw Mat Writers in Rochester, NY, she…
“Samson,” a poem comic by Corey Oglesby
*Ed.’s Note: click images to view larger sizes. Corey Oglesby is a poet, musician, and illustrator from the Washington, D.C., area. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Hobart, Barrow Street, DIAGRAM, Beloit Poetry Journal, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and elsewhere. Currently the Editor-in-Chief of the literary journal Fugue, he earned his MFA in…
“Making Comics: My Graphic Novel Process,” a craft essay by Jess Smart Smiley
New Comic My name is Jess Smart Smiley and I make comics. My newest project is a square, interactive comic called Fantasy Quest, and it’s live on Kickstarter right now. (Oh, don’t worry—there are more plugs for Fantasy Quest to come—but let’s talk process first.) Hamburger Style The earliest comics I remember making were created…
Comic: “A Tender-Hearted Beheading” by Nick Francis Potter
*Ed.’s Note: click images to view larger sizes. Nick Francis Potter lives in Missouri with his wife and two boys. New Animals (Subito Press, 2016) is his first book.
“The Last Bullet,” a comic by Andrew Bourelle & Edward Bourelle
*Ed.’s Note: click images to view larger sizes. Andrew Bourelle is the author of the novel Heavy Metal. His short stories have been published widely in literary magazines and fiction anthologies including The Best American Mystery Stories. Edward Bourelle has worked more than twenty years in commercial art as a graphic designer, illustrator, cartographer, and art director. Currently he is…
“Monster,” a GIF comic poem by Matthew Kramer
*Ed.’s Note: click image to view larger size. Matthew Kramer is a, writer, illustrator, and artist in Providence, Rhode Island. He is an MFA candidate in Literary Arts at Brown University, where he teaches comics. His artwork can be viewed at matthewckramer.com and canttakemeanywhere.com. “The comic poems are a series of soliloquies and dialogues in which everyday aphorisms, thoughts, and…
Thirteen Comics from Hello Mussolini: Carl Dimitri
*Ed.’s Note: click images to view larger sizes. Fascie Why Satan Gonna Put Them on a Train He Only Played One on TV I Believe Exxon Mobile So Proud of You, Son They Booed the VP Voted Myself Out We Finally Get the Authoritarian Regime Real News Is Not to Be Trusted I Have My…