1. dakotamcfadzean:

    Canzine is almost here! I’ll be at Canzine Toronto for the first time on Saturday, November 1st.

    I will have comic books. Which ones? The ones you see above, which are…

    Other Stories and the Horse You Rode in On (2013, 188 pages, Conundrum Press) - A collection of short stories about ghosts, children, memory, and people without faces. Nominated for a Doug Wright Spotlight Award.

    Hollow in the Hollows (2014, 32 pages, One Percent Press) - A young girl becomes obsessed with something secret she finds in a hollow tree. A short story about bones, sticks cigarettes, and karate.

    Irene 4 and 5 (2014, 152 and 160 pages, Irene) - Irene 5 makes its Canadian debut at Canzine! This ongoing comics and art anthology is co-edited by Andy Warner, d.w., and me. These books contain great work from cartoonists in Canada, the U.S., Lebanon, Ireland, Australia, and Colombia.

    I hope to see you at Canzine. Please come over and say hello.

    (thanks to good pal, Marta Chudolinska who couldn’t attend and let me take her table. Check out Marta’s work— she’s a good one).

    IRENE 5 makes its Canadian debut. Don’t miss out, Canadians. Don’t let the Americans have all the fun. Buy this book, and solve all your problems forever. 

     
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  3. lindsayannewatson:

    SHY WIZARD (the 20 page wordless story I made for irenecomics) IS HERE! I mean, you can preorder a copy of the zine I made for you, or the anthology in which it was first published!

    I would love for you to have it in any form, because there are so many tiny secrets for you to find, as well as probably a depiction of you in your truest form which you will have not seen until you open up this book and then you’ll be like “oh my god I’m so beautiful” because YOU ARE.

    Get your Shy Wizard in Irene 5 today!

     
  4. Irene 5 is debuting at Table 831 at APE this weekend!

    Saturday October 4 11am-7pm & Sunday October 5, 11am-6pm.

    Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion 2 Marina Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94123

    But if you aren’t in the Bay Area, don’t cry! You can still buy it online.

     
  5. andywarnercomics:

    mixtapecomics:

    APE is this weekend, October 4th and 5th at the Fort Mason Center. I’ll be there at table 833 next to my buddies from Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club (832) and Irene (831).

    I’ll have copies of my self-published books Side A: The Music Lover’s Graphic Novel (and it’s accompanying record Winter Bloo), Frankie Comics #1 and #2, two different Frankie stickers, and three different Frankie-related posters (“Keep It Up Tough Stuff,” “Goodbye to Sleep,” and the “Life With/Out a Cat” comic).

    I’ll also have anthologies that I took part in: Maple Key #1 by Maple Key Comics and SubCultures: A Comic Anthology by Ninth Art Press.

    Silver Sprocket will have As You Were #1 through #3; and screenprints, patches, stickers, and buttons with artwork by Liz Suburbia, Ben Passmore, Lindsay Watson, and Nation of Amanda. Probably some t-shirts with artwork by Mitch Clem and Nation of Amanda, too!

    PLUS: Special Guest LIZ SUBURBIA at the Silver Sprocket table. (Saturday ONLY.) You know I’m stoked. (Gotte bring all the things with me for Liz to sign.)

    Irene will have Irene issues #3 through #5 (with issue #5 making it’s debut at the show) along with The Complete History of Everyday Objects and When We Were Kids by Andy Warner. They’ll also have a whole new 2-color Dakota McFadzean original risoprint to promote Irene #5!

    So, needless to say, there’s a huge body of work between our three tables and we would love for you to come by and admire it.

    Yes! I will be here! Table 831!

    Come and buy the new Irene!

    (Source: mixtapecomics.com)

     
  6. Irene 5 Contributor Spotlight: Pat Barrett

    Pat Barrett’s “You Are We” is a piece about humanity’s first encounter with alien life, which ends up being something of a disaster. The human and alien ambassadors are forced to decide whether or not to go much further in getting to know one another than either had planned….

    Irene 5 will debut at APE 2014. You can pre-order it here, or get it with a copy of Irene 4 and save $5! Irene is also distributed by Hic & Hoc Publications, and you can order wholesale directly from them.

     
  7. Irene 5 Contributor Spotlight: James the Stanton

    James the Stanton lives in the Pacific Northwest where he draws his comic series Gnartoons. The very funny installment of Gnartoons appearing in Irene 5 concerns a lost soul, a derelict guru and some wet Seinfeld DVDs.

    Irene 5 will debut at APE 2014. You can pre-order it here, or get it with a copy of Irene 4 and save $5! Irene is also distributed by Hic & Hoc Publications, and you can order wholesale directly from them.

     
  8. Irene 5 Contributor Spotlight: Emanuel Schongut

    Emanuel Schongut has been a San Francisco-based artist and illustrator for too many years. Back in the ‘60s he was associated with the famous and influential Push Pin Studios and he’s created tons of cool illustrations and book cover designs over the course of a long career. The Garden of Earthly Desire is Manny’s personal version of Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights.

    Irene 5 will debut at APE 2014. You can pre-order it here, or get it with a copy of Irene 4 and save $5! Irene is also distributed by Hic & Hoc Publications, and you can order wholesale directly from them.

     
  9. Irene 5 Contributor Spotlight: Mark Connery and d.w.

    Irene 5 hosts a new eight-page zine called Stuff to Look At 5. d.w. and Mark Connery have been collaborating on nonsense mixtape jam comics and zines through the mail and internet for several years. Stuff to Look At 5 is the newest of these.

    Irene 5 will debut at APE 2014. You can pre-order it here, or get it with a copy of Irene 4 and save $5! Irene is also distributed by Hic & Hoc Publications, and you can order wholesale directly from them.

     
  10. Irene 5 Contributor Spotlight: d.w.

    d.w. is a founding editor of Irene. Irene 5 collects the first twenty-six pages of his ongoing psychedoolic sketchbook, Mountebank.

    Irene 5 will debut at APE 2014. You can pre-order it here, or get it with a copy of Irene 4 and save $5! Irene is also distributed by Hic & Hoc Publications, and you can order wholesale directly from them.

     
  11. Irene 5 Contributor Spotlight: D. Rinylo

    In D. Rinylo’s Great Things, a retro comics cartoon critter escapes the tedium of insomnia by going on a spiritual quest from the graveyard to the stars. Feat. Carl Sagan (briefly).

    Irene 5 will debut at APE 2014. You can pre-order it here, or get it with a copy of Irene 4 and save $5! Irene is also distributed by Hic & Hoc Publications, and you can order wholesale directly from them.

     
  12. Irene and Silver Sprocket in Portland this weekend!!! Sept. 20th 10am - 7pm and Sept. 21st 10am - 5pm. Come see us!

     
  13. See more of Carlista’s amazing work in Irene 4. Or get the Irene 4 and Irene 5 combo pack and save $5!

    (Source: carlista)

     
  14. Irene 5 Contributor Spotlight: Dave Ortega

    Dave Ortega is an award-winning comic book artist and zine-maker. “come un tren” is about his grandmother’s memory of her childhood emigration from Mexico to the United States and the choices that confronted Dave as he reimagined her story.

    Irene 5 will debut at APE 2014. You can pre-order it here, or get it with a copy of Irene 4 and save $5! Irene is also distributed by Hic & Hoc Publications, and you can order wholesale directly from them.

     
  15. Irene 5 Contributor Spotlight: Dakota McFadzean

    Dakota McFadzean draws comics every day and is a founding editor of Irene. His new story Gnoshlox is perhaps his darkest duel yet with his ongoing obsession with the more unsettling aspects of childhood, aging and the nature of fantasy and the imagination.

    Irene 5 will debut at APE 2014. You can pre-order it here, or get it with a copy of Irene 4 and save $5! Irene is also distributed by Hic & Hoc Publications, and you can order wholesale directly from them.