Be one of the first to get the beautiful new 8-inched flocked fowl, Dievas Dunny signed by Nathan Jurevicious tonight at Kidrobot San Francisco. This evening’s pre-release kicks off a 3 day signing tour. Nathan will be at Kidrobot Miami tomorrow, Thursday February 17 and Kidrobot New York on Friday February 18. All events will be from 6-8pm. Get there early if you want to be one of the first 25 in line and score this exclusive 11x17-inch Dievas poster.
Don’t forget! Tomorrow is the worldwide release of Dievas Dunny. Get yours at Kidrobot.com, all Kidrobot stores and select retailers around the world. Keep in mind that SF, MIA and NY will not make Dievas available until 6pm on their respective signing dates.
Spring is in the air, but we at Koyama Press are already eagerly anticipating Fall, which is chock-full of comics.
First off, we’re proud to present Steve Wolfhard’s long-awaited Cat Rackham collection, which finally compiles the beloved—but deeply depressed—feline’s oft-bizarre misadventures. Exits is a new magical realist tale of millennial isolation and invisibility by up-and-comer Daryl Seitchik. Jessica Campbell’s Hot or Not: 20th-Century Male Artists is an indispensable guide for navigating the boneability of last century’s male artists, and also a perfectly pitched piece of feminist humour. Trenchant observations of the art world extend into the 21st century with the return of Walter Scott’s Wendy in the aptly titled Wendy’s Revenge; Wendy’s back and we’re all better for it. Staying with the art world, we have Ryan Dodgson’s Laurels of Xenon that presents a collection of drawn objects that draw upon a wide range of influences from Memphis Milano to Marc Bell. Nathan Jurevicius is back and weirder than ever with his mythopoetic Birthmark, a reworking of the hero’s journey filtered through Jurevicius’ high-powered drawings and singular character design.
Fall also sees another addition to our kids’ comics collection. John Martz follows up A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories, which was shortlisted for The Governor General’s Literary Awards and was nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7), with Burt’s Way Home, a powerful meditation on belonging and family told through two different styles and perspectives: an orphaned bluebird who may be an intergalactic time traveller and his loving, but much more mundane, rodent caregiver.
When the world gets autumnal, we will unleash another multicoloured collection; in the meantime, find out more about them here!
Koyama Press is pumped to be returning to beautiful Bethesda, MD for the 21st annual Small Press Expo! It is SPX’s 21st birthday, which means we will finally be able to go dancing with them, and it also means that they are celebrating 21st Century cartoonists. Koyama Press was born in the 21st Century and most of our artists made their names after the year 2000 including special guest Michael DeForge, and Cole Closser both of whom will be on hand slinging and signing their debut books at tables L1-2 (but be warned, Cole will only be there on Saturday, so don’t miss out!).
Michael is set to unleash the newest, full-colour issue of Lose as well as Dressing, a collection of stories in the Very Casualvein. Cole is bringing Black Rat, a melange of stories and styles linked by the title’s titular rodent.
Nathan Jurevicius won’t be at SPX, but his new kaleidoscopic kids book Junctionwill be there in all its Technicolor glory accompanied by a just as vibrant collection of temporary tattoos and a free-with-purchase activity book!
Koyama Pressers Dustin Harbin and John Martz will also be at SPX tending to their own tables (L14 and L13B respectively). We’ll have plenty of Diary Comics and A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories and John will be debuting a super special mini published by us and printed in a fantastic fluorescent pink; you will just have to swing by his table to believe it!
It’s the 21st century, it’s SPX’s 21st, and it’s good comics. Be there!
Small Press Expo (SPX) Tables L1-2 19–20 September 2015 | 19 September: 11AM–7PM and 20 September: 12–6PM at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Bethesda, MD Visit the Small Press Expo website for further details
Koyama Press’ SPX trip, along with Nathan’s temporary tattoos, is made possible, in part, by the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation.