We have now opened up a new shop for the Co-Op that will have books from artists that have contributed to the Co-Op that wants to be distributed by the Co-Op. There are currently some books available in the shop & more to come.
The Mini Comix Co-Op will be at two shows this coming August. The first We went to last year, Zine Nite in Little Rock, AR. I did the poster for the show this year and will have some great screen prints from the show!
I will also be attending KC Zine Con which will be on it’s first year! This show is in Kansas City, MO and is going to have tons of Midwest zines tabling.
We will also be selling books from other artists through our new distribution service at both shows. I will update you all with lots of pictures after the shows.
I’m excited to announce a new feature to the co-op! We will now be offering a distribution service! Now you can work with other creators to expand your audience! There is a whole new section devoted to how it works, and you will also be getting paid when comic book stores order your book!
If you are interested please e-mail me at email@example.com!
We have new books. The first three issues of Scrambled Circuits from my pal Cameron Callahan. Scrambled Circuits are autobio with his characters drawn as monsters and robots and plants. It’s like American Splendor drawn by a DND player.
Then I also got 10 issues of my LCS owner’s book that he made a while back. He’s a collector of small press books himself so he loved the idea of trading some of his old comix he made for some new ones to add to his collection.
His book is called Honest Abe and G-Dub. It’s a humorist book about George Washington and Abe Lincoln.
I had a great time at the Little Rock Zine Nite. Met some great creators and had some interest drawn towards the Co-Op. Sold out of my own books and sold some of these monster boxes I made for the show. The creators I met seemed interested in the Co-op but there were selling their books that night and told me they’d reach out to me when they had more copies of their books printed. There weren’t a lot of comix there, but there were enough to make it noticeable.
We did get a contribution by Dan Huff. His book DKD #7 is a book full of his illustrations. It’s huge and compact, he put a lot of pages in this book and he gave us 10 copies of it! It’s definitely going to be one of the books I give out frequently to contributors as long as I have them.
The Nite over all was a great success I think and I met a community of zinesters that I wish I could spend more time with. I recommend attending next year, it sounds like the show will be around for a while.
I also this week received 5 copies of a book I drew a story in about 3 years ago by my buddy Cameron Callahan. The book is called Scrambled Circuits #4, the latest in issue to come out in the anthology of stories Cameron collects known as Scrambled Circuits he publishes through his imprint Animal Crackers Death Parade. This issue has several different artists, some I know from my Whitechapel days and who’s art I respect a lot. If you want to read a book that embodies Harvey Pekar in the body of a robot drawn by a bunch of great artists, then Scrambled Circuits is good for that. Here is a glimpse at what is coming Cameron’s way.
The Mini Comix Co-Op has been invited to it’s first show! The 2nd annual Zine Nite in Little Rock, AR! I’m super excited to meet new artists and hopefully get some new comix to send out to the artists that send their’s my way and get more exposure to the Co-Op.
How does it work?
You, the cartoonist, sends in 5 – 10 copies of your mini comic. When your comics are received, a package is mailed back to you containing a copy of every other mini comic in stock. The different kinds of comix will change as we go, older comix will go and newer comix will come in. I’m going to try and keep a list of comix and contributors.
Why 5 – 10?
It was originally set to 10 trades. 10 is still the preferred number we’d like each person to contribute, but I know that the books are expensive to make and if you’re trying to sell them that’s a significant part of your inventory being traded off. 5 is the minimum number of comix we’ll take, that way there is enough mini comix for a fair number of contributors to get their hands on.
Does it cost anything?
No cost except for the postage to send your comix.
Are there any rules or guidelines?
The comics must be your own work (or partially yours). There are no size or page retrictions.