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New in the Birdcage Bottom Books shop:

The Hic & Hoc Illustrated Journal of Humor by the fine folks at Hic & Hoc

Edited by ambulatory laff factories Lauren Barnett (Me Likes You Very Much) and Nathan Bulmer (Eat More Bikes), the first volume of an anticipated 196 volume series of the best of funny comics throughout the world features the likes of Phil McAndrew, Box Brown, Madéleine Flores, Zac Gorman, KC Green, Ian Andersen, Sam Henderson, Sam Spina, Julia Wertz, Dustin Harbin, Noah Van Sciver, Jane Mai, Dakota McFadzean, Matt Wiegle, and Joe Lambert, who did the stunning cover! NOT FOR KIDS!

7″ x 10.5″, 64 pages. $10
Perfect-bound. Full-color cover with b&w interior 

Here’s another preview page from Noah Van Sciver’s Cheer Up! I’ve met a few of these folks.

Check out the Cheer Up presale going on for about another week or something.

For $4 you get the book (a $1 discount, big deal)! And you can get it signed by Noah if that’s the kind of thing that makes you happy.

For $10, you get the book plus The Hic & Hoc Illustrated Journal of Humor Volume I, which costs $10 on its own and has a Noah comic in it (not included in Cheer Up), so that seems like something you should do, right? You can also get them signed by Noah.

Right here at the Hic & Hoc store!


Are you even Aware how many comics Birdcage Bottom has available for sale and distro?  Cuz I wasn’t, and Birdcage is my partner in distro.  I couldnt fit all the books up in this post what cuz of tumblr restrictions, but LOOK at that collection of books



New in the Birdcage Bottom Books shop:

Noah Van Sciver’s “Weekend For Two”

It’s the sequel to the hit sketchbook comic Weekend Alone! As with the first, this is not a simple collection of sketches.  Full stories, gag strips, beautifully rendered drawings and never before seen, new characters grace its pages. Even more inspired work from Noah Van Sciver, the author of The Hypo and Blammo; and in full color! 

This is a great look inside the mind of one of the best up-and-coming comics artists in the field today. Every attempt was made to reproduce each page exactly as it is seen in his actual sketchbook (including the cover).  104 pages of pure Noah as you’ve grown to love him. Produced exclusively at Tinto Press. Supplies are limited so pick it up while you can! 

5.25″ x 8.125″, 104 pages. $14
Full-color cover & interior, perfect bound



The NEW Spit and a Half site is all designed, it’s just taking me awhile to upload the OVER 600 Kool Komix and Zines I have in stock to the new system.  Right now I’m about 1/3 of the way there.  Jeez.  I will of course let you know once it goes live.  I’m hoping for late April.

Meanwhile, here are some grand new titles I have in stock JUST FOR YOU!  No descriptions, but feel free to order!

Niv BAVARSKY: Piggy (Retrofit/Big Planet) - $4
Josh BAYER/Pat AULISIO: The Greater Good (SAW/Yeah Dude/IAMWAR) - $4
Box BROWN: Sock (SAW Editions) - $3
Gabriel CORBERA: Days Longer Than Long Pork Sausages (Space Face) - $15
Antoine COSSE: Harold (Retrofit/Big Planet) - $6
Max DE RADIGUES: Bastard #1 (Oily Comics) - $5
Eamon ESPEY: Wormdye #5 (Self-published) - $6
Kelly FROH: Nasty Day (Self-published) - $3
Kelly FROH: This Body is a Lemon (Self-published) - $3
Marthe JUNG: Substrat (Space Face) - $6
Alex KIM: Dumpling King #6 (Oily Comics) - $1
Akino KONDOH: Nothing Whatsoever All Out in the Open (Retrofit/Big Planet) - $6
KUŠ #20: All-Portuguese Issue! (KUŠ) = $12
Tim LANE: Abandoned Cars Softcover (Fantagraphics) - $19
Matt MADDEN: Drawn Onward (Retrofit/Big Planet) - $5
John F. MALTA: Baboom #2 (Space Face) - 6
Olivier SCHWAUREN: Mowgli’s Mirror (Retrofit/Big Planet) - $8
Ben SEA: Eyelash Out (Retrofit/Big Planet) - $4
Josh SIMMONS: Dip Your Dock (Sketchbooks) (Oily Comics) - $6
Josh SIMMONS/James ROMBERGER: Daddy (Oily Comics) - $2
Liz SUBURBIA: Cyanide Milkshake #6 (CZAP Books) - $2
Jack TEAGLE: The Unmentionables (Retrofit/Big Planet) - $6
Noah VAN SCIVER: Blammo #8.5 (Kilgore Books) - $6
Steven WEISSMAN: Mutiny on the Mousey (SAW/Sweat Press) - $7
Julia WERTZ: Museum of Mistakes - The Complete Fart Party (Atomic Books) - $24


Small Press Expo Announces Michael DeForge, Gemma Correll and Noah Van Sciver to Celebrate SPX’s 21st Birthday

June 30, 2015

SPX is pleased to announce 21st Century creators Michael DeForge, Gemma Correll and Noah Van Sciver as guests at SPX 2016. This is in addition to the previously announced creators of the current century Kate Beaton, Luke Pearson and Noelle Stevenson.

SPX 2016 takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20, and will have over 650 creators, 280 exhibitor tables and 22 programming slots to entertain, enlighten and introduce attendees to the amazing world of independent and small press comics.

Having recently designed an Adventure Time title card and running an active Patreon account, Michael DeForge represents the modern cartoonist and working freelancer. DeForge marches onward in 2015, with SPX privileged in seeing the debut of his Koyama Press publications, the graphic novel Dressing and Lose #7, the latest in his award winning comics series. 2015 also saw the release of the collection of two of his Patreon works in On Topics from Breakdown Press, as well as First Year Healthy from D&Q. His singular vision and design-influenced style of storytelling make each new work instantly recognizable and remain with readers well after they have put the book back on the shelf.

Illustrator, writer, artist Gemma Correll rounds out the guest list with her succinct cartoons and whimsical books. Correll’s The Worrier’s Guide to Life hits stands this year from Andrews McMeel while A Pug’s to Guide to Etiquette is still making readers’ sides ache from laughter. With a pen line easily suited to many audiences, Correll also celebrates illustrating new children’s books this year with Pig and Pug, written by Lynne Berry, from Simon & Schuster and Being a Girl, written by Hayley Long, from Hot Key Books.

Noah Van Sciver continues to create new work as the “cartographer of his generation” (Paul Buhle, TCJ). A true powerhouse, Van Sciver has one-two-three-FOUR new books out this year: Saint Cole and Fante Bukowski from Fantagraphics, My Hot Date from Kilgore Books, and Cheer Up from Hic and Hoc. Van Sciver utilizes the aesthetics of underground and alternative cartoonists before him like Crumb, Clowes and Bagge while speaking straight from the heart of today’s disenchanted and disenfranchised youth.

Small Press Expo (SPX) is the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels, and alternative political cartoons. SPX is a registered 501©3 nonprofit that brings together more than 650 artists and publishers to meet their readers, booksellers, and distributors each year. Graphic novels, mini comics, and alternative comics will all be on display and for sale by their authors and illustrators. The expo includes a series of panel discussions and interviews with this year’s guests.

The Ignatz Award is a festival prize held every year at SPX recognizing outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning, with the winners chosen by attendees at the show.

As in previous years, profits from the SPX will go to support the SPX Graphic Novel Gift Program, which funds graphic novel purchases for public and academic libraries, as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), which protects the First Amendment rights of comic book readers and professionals.


A blast from the past, our phonebook-sized anthology:

“Digestate: a food & eating themed anthology” (get it here!)

Over 50 indie comic artists contribute their interpretations of the theme “food and eating” in this gigantic telephone-book sized anthology. A wide range of subject and tone including autobio, fiction, nonfiction and essays (and everything in-between).


Jeffrey Brown, Renée French, Alex Robinson, James Kochalka, Marc Bell, Box Brown, Kevin Cannon, Noah Van Sciver, Josh Bayer, Danny Hellman, Sam Henderson, Josh Burggraf, L. Nichols, Al Ortiz, Sophia Wiedeman, Paul Hoppe, C.M. Butzer, Victor Kerlow, John Kerschbaum, Dan Piraro, Jess Ruliffson, Ben Snakepit, Cha, Adam Hines, Sungyoon Choi, Nate Doyle, Minty Lewis, Hawk Krall, Aaron Mew, Jonas Madden-Connor, Keith Knight, Pranas T. Naujokaitis, Tod C. Parkhill, Jungyeon Roh, Hazel Newlevant, J.T. Yost, Aron Nels Steinke, Gary Fields, Marek Bennett, J.T. Dockery, Jonathan Baylis, Anuj Shrestha, K. Thor Jensen, Nicole J. Georges, Jeremy Tinder, Darryl Ayo, Neil Brideau, James Turek, Jeff Zwirek, James Turek, Ayun Halliday, Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg, William Cardini, Liz Prince

Published by Birdcage Bottom Books.

8.375″ x 10.875″, 288 pages! $19.95
Full-color cover with b&w interior. Perfect-bound softcover.


After a 137 month delay, Noah van Sciver’s long awaited sequel to Finnegan’s Wake low-grade joke rag Cheer Up is on its way! It’ll be in the stores at some point this summer or you can preorder today!

For $4 you get the book (a $1 discount, big deal)! And you can get it signed by Noah if that’s the kind of thing that makes you happy.

For $10, you get the book plus The Hic & Hoc Illustrated Journal of Humor Volume I, which costs $10 on its own and has a Noah comic in it (not included in Cheer Up), so that seems like something you should do, right? You can also get them signed by Noah.

Check them out at the Hic & Hoc store!

Either way, here’s the cover and some sample pages for your enjoyment.