RP-30: BLACK EYE NO. 3: A SHAMEFUL ENLIGHTENMENT

BLACK EYE No. 3 : A Shameful Enlightenment The final volume of the Ignatz-nominated "Black Eye" series, an anthology of humor and despair. Three years in the making, this all-comics issue compiles 136 pages with a jaundiced eye on the zeitgeist. Subtitled "A Shameful Enlightenment," it is a riff on the absurdity of our times, as charted by a coterie of 37 international cartoonists: Alexis Beauclair / Tom Bunk / Andy Burkholder / Max Clotfelter / Mark Dancey / Kayla E. / Vincenzo Fagnani / Penelope Gazin / Julia Gfrörer / Anna Haifisch / Corinne Halbert / Eric Haven / Ian Huebert / Alejandro Jodorowsky / Clara Bessijelle Johansson / Francis Kulikowski / Meghan Lamb / David Lynch / John Maggie / Nicolas Mahler / Jérôme Mulot / Erik Nebel / Paul Nudd / Onsmith / Pierre La Police / Helge Reumann / Josephin Ritschel / Martin Rowson / Florent Ruppert / Johnny Sampson / David Sandlin / S. William Schudlich / Santiago Sequeiros / Sammy Stein / Brecht Vandenbroucke / Chris Wright The cover is by Joan Cornellà. Print run is limited to 1000 copies. For ADULTS ONLY.  "Ryan Standfest brings together an exquisitely curated collection of funny, dark, and beguiling comic art for Black Eye No. 3. I'm going to read my copy by a roaring arson blaze."  —Kaz, Creator of the comic strip Underworld softcover / 136 pages / black and white / 9 x 5.75 in. / edited by Ryan Standfest / designed by Ryan Standfest with Stephen William Schudlich / 2016

BLACK EYE No. 3 : A Shameful Enlightenment

The final volume of the Ignatz-nominated "Black Eye" series, an anthology of humor and despair. Three years in the making, this all-comics issue compiles 136 pages with a jaundiced eye on the zeitgeist. Subtitled "A Shameful Enlightenment," it is a riff on the absurdity of our times, as charted by a coterie of 37 international cartoonists:

Alexis Beauclair / Tom Bunk / Andy Burkholder / Max Clotfelter / Mark Dancey / Kayla E. / Vincenzo Fagnani / Penelope Gazin / Julia Gfrörer / Anna Haifisch / Corinne Halbert / Eric Haven / Ian Huebert / Alejandro Jodorowsky / Clara Bessijelle Johansson / Francis Kulikowski / Meghan Lamb / David Lynch / John Maggie / Nicolas Mahler / Jérôme Mulot / Erik Nebel / Paul Nudd / Onsmith / Pierre La Police / Helge Reumann / Josephin Ritschel / Martin Rowson / Florent Ruppert / Johnny Sampson / David Sandlin / S. William Schudlich / Santiago Sequeiros / Sammy Stein / Brecht Vandenbroucke / Chris Wright

The cover is by Joan Cornellà.

Print run is limited to 1000 copies. For ADULTS ONLY.

 "Ryan Standfest brings together an exquisitely curated collection of funny, dark, and beguiling comic art for Black Eye No. 3. I'm going to read my copy by a roaring arson blaze."  —Kaz, Creator of the comic strip Underworld

softcover / 136 pages / black and white / 9 x 5.75 in. / edited by Ryan Standfest / designed by Ryan Standfest with Stephen William Schudlich / 2016

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RP-29: The N-Word: Paintings by Peter Williams

A timely monograph of recent and compelling work by African American painter Peter Williams, that caustically confronts the recent attacks, killings, and murder of Black people by police across the United States. The book contains an introduction to Williams' work, an in-depth conversation between he and acclaimed playwright, poet, critic and novelist Bill Harris, and an original short story by author Lynn Crawford inspired by Williams' urgent vision. softcover / 56 pages / full color / 6 x 8  in. / edited by Ryan Standfest / contributions by Lynn Crawford and Bill Harris / 2016

A timely monograph of recent and compelling work by African American painter Peter Williams, that caustically confronts the recent attacks, killings, and murder of Black people by police across the United States. The book contains an introduction to Williams' work, an in-depth conversation between he and acclaimed playwright, poet, critic and novelist Bill Harris, and an original short story by author Lynn Crawford inspired by Williams' urgent vision.

softcover / 56 pages / full color / 6 x 8  in. / edited by Ryan Standfest / contributions by Lynn Crawford and Bill Harris / 2016

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RP-28: ROTLAND DREADFULS VOL.2 NO.5 BY SARA DRAKE

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as"Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. "Tipu's Tiger" is a richly-illustrated anti-Colonialist revenge fantasy in which an 18th century automaton comes to life within the halls of a grand museum. stapled / 16 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / written and illustrated by Sara Drake / 2016

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as"Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. "Tipu's Tiger" is a richly-illustrated anti-Colonialist revenge fantasy in which an 18th century automaton comes to life within the halls of a grand museum.

stapled / 16 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / written and illustrated by Sara Drake / 2016

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RP-27: ROTLAND DREADFULS VOL.2 NO.4 BY Mats!?

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as"Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. "It Crawled From The Grave..." is a dense E.C. style tale of voodoo and revenge set in Haiti.

stapled / 16 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / written and illustrated by Mats!?/ 2015

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RP-26: ROTLAND DREADFULS VOL.2 NO.3 BY John Maggie

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as"Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. "The Most Frightening Hole" presents a wordless tale of a man who plumbs the depths. stapled / 20 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / written and illustrated by John Maggie / 2015

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as"Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. "The Most Frightening Hole" presents a wordless tale of a man who plumbs the depths.

stapled / 20 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / written and illustrated by John Maggie / 2015

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RP-25: ROTLAND DREADFULS VOL.2 NO.2 BY Ben Jones

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as"Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. "On the Way Down" presents "four cautionary tales intended to deter the corruption of mass capitalism." stapled / 16 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / written and illustrated by Ben Jones / 2015

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as"Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. "On the Way Down" presents "four cautionary tales intended to deter the corruption of mass capitalism."

stapled / 16 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / written and illustrated by Ben Jones / 2015

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RP-24: YO LO VI (EN LA RED) by Joshua Johnson

A selection of twelve intricate etchings by Joshua Johnson, reproduced at actual size, depicting a series of beheadings, the result of actions by the organization known as ISIS. This small volume is a contemporary companion to "The Disasters of War" etchings by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes. stapled / 20 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 5 inches / illustrated by Joshua Johnson / 2015

A selection of twelve intricate etchings by Joshua Johnson, reproduced at actual size, depicting a series of beheadings, the result of actions by the organization known as ISIS. This small volume is a contemporary companion to "The Disasters of War" etchings by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes.

stapled / 20 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 5 inches / illustrated by Joshua Johnson / 2015

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RP-23: ROTLAND DREADFULS Vol.2 No.1 by Marc Brunier-Mestas

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as  "Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. The first issue of the second volume,  "Red Swan" presents a textless woodcut fairytale by master French printmaker Marc Brunier-Mestas, that is by turns erotic, horrific and absurd. For ADULTS ONLY.

stapled / 16 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / written and illustrated by Marc Brunier-Mestas / 2015

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RP-22: Mono-Rot No. 1- David Becker / drawings

Mono-Rot No. 1: David Becker / drawings, is a slim collection of drawings completed between 1999 and 2015 by Wisconsin artist David Becker. Becker's work is an investigation of bestial human tendencies, in which atrocity appears to be laying in wait. Rich reproductions and details of Becker's more recent charcoal drawings.

stapled / 22 pages / black and white / 8.5 x 11 inches  / edited by Ryan Standfest / 2015

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RP-21: ROTLAND INQUIRY No. 1: Charlie Hebdo

ROTLAND INQUIRY No. 1: Charlie Hebdo, is a 36-page tabloid newspaper with critical essays and art examining the content of and media responses to the French weekly "Charlie Hebdo." With contributions by Stéphane Blanquet, Hugleikur Dagsson, D.B. Dowd, Mort Gerberg, Jeet Heer, Danny Hellman, David Hughes, Paul Krassner, Mark McKinney, Tony Millionaire, Leigh Phillips, Martin Rowson, Johnny Sampson, Mahendra Singh, Art Spiegelman and Matthias Wivel.

All proceeds from the sale of ROTLAND INQUIRY No. 1: Charlie Hebdo, will be donated to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium.

folded / 36 pages / color on newsprint / 11.5 x 15 inches  / edited by Ryan Standfest / designed by S. William Schudlich / 2015

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RP-Special: THE FOP by Ben Jones

The Fop is an expressionist chapbook that poetically and comically presents an acerbic portrait of the ruling class. Beautifully written, designed and illustrated by UK artist Ben Jones. Signed and numbered in pencil.

stapled/ 12 pages / black and white risograph / 4 x 6 inches  / by Ben Jones / 2014

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RP-20: CHASING POSADA! Tabloid

CHASING POSADA! (A Macabre Populist In The City) is an all-new collection of material created specifically as a tabloid supplement to the ROTLAND Exposition of the same name held at Signal-Return Printshop, Detroit, in the Fall of 2014. The contributors are Marie-Piere Brunel / Tom Carey / D.B. Dowd / Céline Guichard / Ben Jones / Yusuke Okada / Onsmith / David Paleo / Stephen William Schudlich / Caroline Sury / Wouter Vanhaelemeesch / Chris Wright /

Each artist responds to the idea of Mexican printmaker José Guadalupe Posada and his use of the city as a muse. Includes an introduction and texts by each of the contributing artists.

folded / 16 pages / color on newsprint / 11.5 x 15 inches  / edited by Ryan Standfest / designed by Eva Zielinski / 2014

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RP-18: ROTLAND DREADFULS No. 10 by R. Sikoryak

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as  "Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. The tenth issue in this series presents a new installment of Masterpiece Comics, titled "Sadistic Comics," chronicling the misfortunes of the Marquis de Sade's heroine Justine.

stapled / 16 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / written and illustrated by R. Sikoryak / 2014

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RP-15: ROTLAND DREADFULS No. 9 by Josh Bayer

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as  "Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. The ninth issue in this series concerns the "theme of pulp horror as a figurative force, instrumental in shaping the fate of the modern comic book era's creators. Special guest appearances by Stan Lee, Bill Everett, Man Thing, Rom Spaceknight and Glenn Danzig."

stapled / 20 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / written and illustrated by Josh Bayer / 2013

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 RP-14: ROTLAND DREADFULS No. 8 by Chris Cilla

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as  "Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. The eighth issue in this series concerns  "the debt and the damages." stapled / 16 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / written and illustrated by Chris Cilla / 2013

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as  "Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. The eighth issue in this series concerns  "the debt and the damages."

stapled / 16 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / written and illustrated by Chris Cilla / 2013

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RP-13: ROTLAND DREADFULS No. 7 by Onsmith + Sanya Glisic

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as  "Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. The seventh issue in this series is an adaptation of headlines found in the late 19th/early 20th century English tabloid "The Illustrated Police News." stapled / 16 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / illustrated by Onsmith + Sanya Glisic / 2013

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as  "Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. The seventh issue in this series is an adaptation of headlines found in the late 19th/early 20th century English tabloid "The Illustrated Police News."

stapled / 16 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / illustrated by Onsmith + Sanya Glisic / 2013

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RP-12: ROTLAND DREADFULS NO. 6 by cole closser

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as"Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. The sixth issue retells an old Brothers Grimm tale of a brave soldier who makes a dangerous deal with a stranger in the woods. Expertly crafted. Harrowing.  stapled / 16 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / written and illustrated by Cole Closser/ 2013

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as"Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. The sixth issue retells an old Brothers Grimm tale of a brave soldier who makes a dangerous deal with a stranger in the woods. Expertly crafted. Harrowing. 

stapled / 16 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / written and illustrated by Cole Closser/ 2013

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RP-11: ROTLAND DREADFULS No. 5 by Ian Huebert

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as  "Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. The fifth issue in this series is an adaptation of the Appalachian murder ballad "Knoxville Girl," created entirely from woodcuts in the tradition of the wordless woodcut novel.

stapled / 16 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / illustrated by Ian Huebert / 2013

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RP-10: ROTLAND DREADFULS No. 4 by Gregory Jacobsen

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as  "Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. The fourth issue in this series concerns "making it look fancy." For ADULTS ONLY.

stapled / 16 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / written and illustrated by Gregory Jacobsen / 2013

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RP-09: ROTLAND DREADFULS NO. 3 BY ANDY GABRYSIAK

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as"Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. The third  issue in this series concerns "the SAD-MAN," who is plagued by a unique malaise. Will the SAD-MAN survive his daily turmoils? stapled / 16 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / written and illustrated by Andy Gabrysiak / 2013

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as"Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. The third  issue in this series concerns "the SAD-MAN," who is plagued by a unique malaise. Will the SAD-MAN survive his daily turmoils?

stapled / 16 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / written and illustrated by Andy Gabrysiak / 2013

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RP-08: ROTLAND DREADFULS No. 2 by Stephen William Schudlich

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as  "Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. The second issue in this series concerns "a small illustrated rogues gallery depicting some of the people populating the community known as The Pointes, whose residents include trust fund leeches, estranged, substance addicted offspring, and lecherous 'sailors.'"

stapled / 16 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / written and illustrated by Stephen William Schudlich / 2013

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RP-07: ROTLAND DREADFULS No. 1 by Ryan Standfest

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as  "Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. The first issue in this series concerns "a tale of convenience and survival, amongst men and cheap merchandise." For ADULTS ONLY. stapled / 20 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / written and illustrated by Ryan Standfest / 2013

The ROTLAND DREADFULS series is an homage to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as  "Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. The first issue in this series concerns "a tale of convenience and survival, amongst men and cheap merchandise." For ADULTS ONLY.

stapled / 20 pages / black and white on tan paper / 5 x 8 inches / written and illustrated by Ryan Standfest / 2013

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RP-06: BLACK EYE 2 Anthology

BLACK EYE 2 : the anthology of humor and despair.

With new comics and art by: Max Clotfelter / Richard Cowdry / Hugleikur Dagson / J.T. Dockery / Brecht Evens / Quentin Faucompre / Julia Gfrörer / Sam Gross / Danny Hellman / Ian Huebert / David Hughes / David Lynch / Benjamin Marra / Paul Nudd / Onsmith / David Paleo / Helge Reumann / Martin Rowson / Stephen William Schudlich / David Shrigley / Ed Subitzky / Brecht Vandenbroucke

With texts by: Paul Krassner, groundbreaking editor and founder of The Realist (1958-2001), who provides a previously unpublished essay / Bob Levin offers up an excerpt from his unpublished satirical novel The Schiz / Jesse Nathan, poetry editor of the McSweeney’s Poetry Series, contributes new poetry and prose pieces / the late Michael O'Donoghue, a major creative force behind the early years of The National Lampoon and the first head-writer for Saturday Night Live (on which he appeared as "Mr. Mike") is present with a long out-of-print essay that once appeared in Spin magazine.

Also included: MEMORY OF POSADA, in which 18 illustrators/graphic artists/cartoonists respond to the work of Mexican artist J.G. Posada. The contributors are: Stéphane Blanquet / Marie-Pierre Brunel / Lilli Carré / Frédéric Coché / Sue Coe / D.B. Dowd / Henrick Drescher / Bill Fick / Sanya Glisic / Donald Kilpatrick III  / Peter Kuper / Jeff Ladouceur / Mats!? / Marc Brunier Mestas / David Sandlin / Mahendra Singh / Wouter Vanhaelemeesch

Print run is limited to 1000 copies. For ADULTS ONLY.

"BLACK EYE 2 reminds us that behind the deadpan there is often deadly pain. A vital anthology which proves the tradition of black humor remains laceratingly alive. "  —Jeet Heer, Canadian cultural journalist and historian

softcover / 136 pages / black and white / 9 x 5.75 in. / edited by Ryan Standfest / designed by Paul Goodrich and Javier Guerrero / 2013

 

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RP-03: MOROSE DELECTATION Exhibition Catalog

An ultra-limited edition catalog to the exhibition MOROSE DELECTATION, held at The Book Beat Bookstore + Gallery, from June 5 - August 5, 2011. This is a companion to the anthology BLACK EYE 1, presenting works on paper by ten of the contributors to that book: Max Clotfelter, Andy Gabrysiak, Ian Huebert, Kaz, James Moore, Tom Neely, Paul Nudd, Onsmith, David Paleo and Stephen William Schudlich. In the same vein as BLACK EYE 1, this publication collects comix and art from the MOROSE DELECTATION exhibition along with additional images that express Black Humor. Generously illustrated with previously unpublished images NOT found in BLACK EYE 1, this book contains an introduction and new texts written by all of the participating artists— addressing the relationship of their work to Black Humor. PRINT RUN IS LIMITED TO ONLY 100 COPIES, signed and numbered by the editor and hand-stamped with a special "Rotland Press Limited Edition" logo.

softcover / 64 pages / full color / 5 x 8 inches / edited and designed by Ryan Standfest / 2011 (2nd edition 2014)

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RP-02: BLACK EYE 1 Anthology

An anthology focused on the expression of black, dark or absurdist humor. With comics and art by Stéphane Blanquet, Ivan Brunetti, Lilli Carré, Max Clotfelter, Al Columbia, Ludovic Debeurme, Olivier Deprez, Nikki DeSautelle, Brecht Evens, Andy Gabrysiak, Robert Goodin, Dav Guedin, Gnot Guedin, Glenn Head, Danny Hellman, Paul Hornschemeier, Ian Huebert, Kaz, Michael Kupperman, Mats!?, Fanny Michaëlis, James Moore, Tom Neely, Mark Newgarden, Paul Nudd, Onsmith, Emelie Östergren, Paul Paetzel, David Paleo, Martin Rowson, Olivier Schrauwen, Stephen Schudlich, Robert Sikoryak, Ryan Standfest, Brecht Vandenbroucke, Wouter Vanhaelemeesch and Jon Vermilyea. Original essays by Jeet Heer (on S. Clay Wilson), Bob Levin (on The Adventures of Phoebe Zeit-Geist), Ken Parille (on Steve Ditko) and Ryan Standfest (on Al Feldstein and EC). Also includes the text 100 Good Reasons to Kill Myself Right Now by Roland Topor, translated into English for the first time by Edward Gauvin. Print run is limited to 1000 copies. For ADULTS ONLY.

"It has a good feel." —David Lynch, filmmaker and artist.

ominated for the 2011 Ignatz Award in the "Outstanding Anthology or Collection" category.

softcover / 112 pages / black and white / 10.25 x 7.75 in. / edited and designed by Ryan Standfest / 2011

 

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RP-01: FUNNY (not funny) Exhibition Catalog

Catalog to the exhibition FUNNY (not funny), held at the University of Michigan School of Art + Design WORK·DETROIT gallery, from January 22 - February 26, 2010. An overview of Black Humor as manifest in contemporary American alternative comics, it included the work of Ivan Brunetti, Chris Cilla, Sue Coe, Lisa Hanawalt, Glenn Head, Tim Hensley, Ian Huebert, Ben Katchor, Michael Kupperman, Mats!?, Daniel Maw, Taylor McKimens, Travis Millard, Tom Neely, Mark Newgarden, David Paleo, Jonathon Rosen, David Sandlin, Rob Sato and Jon Vermilyea. This publication is fully illustrated with images both new and old (many of which previously unpublished), and contains a comprehensive essay on the history of Black Humor in American comics. and new statements written by all of the participating twenty artists, addressing the relationship of their work to Black Humor. Print run is limited to 1000 copies. For ADULTS ONLY.

softcover / 56 pages / full color / 8.5 x 8.5 inches / edited and designed by Ryan Standfest / 2010

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