minicomics

diy: making minicomics

This is a pretty comprehensive guide on how to put together a minicomic that I last updated in about 2004. A similar, but much more useable guide can also be found in Appendix E of Drawing Words & Writing Pictures, as well as in the last 4 chapters of Mastering Comics (which is an even […]

Number 4

The Muscles Issue   April 1995 20-pg 8.5” x 11” b/w photocopied comic, with red embriodery thread hand-binding, cover embellished with red and yellow hand-cut rubber stamping. 1000 printed. Contents: “Untitled,” 4 pp. “10 mm Gut Wrench,” chapter three, 10 pp. “Mile Marker,” 3 pp. Cover: untitled “muscle” image Back cover “First Date” by Jake […]

September 27th 2011

artbabe, minicomics

Number 3

The Tardy Issue June 1994 16-pg 8.5” x 11” b/w photocopied comic, pink yarn bow hand-binding, cover embellished with blue and red photocopier toner. 400 printed. Contents: “10 mm Gut Wrench,” chapter two, 8 pp. “Untitled,” 2-pg center spread “Two Degrees of Separation (from Steve Albini),” 1 pg. “A Ship in the Night,” 1 pg. […]

September 27th 2011

artbabe, minicomics

Number 2

The Skate Issue April 1993 12-pg 8.5” x 11” b/w photocopied comic, black button thread hand-binding, cover embellished with red rubber stamp numbering on skateboarders’ shirts. Each time I bound a new batch, I’d number the skaters 3 higher. 400 printed. Contents: “10 mm Gut Wrench,” chapter one, 5 pp. “The Junkie,” part 2, 4 […]

September 27th 2011

artbabe, minicomics

Number 1

The “H” Issue June 1992 12-pg 8.5” x 11” b/w photocopied comic, white thread sewing-machine binding, cover embellished with potato prints (multiple designs). 300 printed. Contents: “the Junkie,” part 1, 6 pp. “Untitled,” 2-pg center spread “Soundtrack,” 1 pg. Inside front cover, three panel comic featuring Artbabe. Cover, untitled image of Artbabe and a canvas. […]

September 27th 2011

artbabe, minicomics

Artbabe volume 1

self-published minicomics and the Xeric issue I began the work that went into the first Artbabe in the year after I graduated college (1991). I was mostly re-drawing stories I’d done while in school, both for Biff Bang Pow (an anthology my fellow U of Chicago alum, Ivan Brunetti was publishing), and for other possible, […]

September 27th 2011

artbabe, minicomics, short story