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Tag: mini kuš!

  • Quick Picks #10 – mini kuš! #63-66

    Quick Picks #10 – mini kuš! #63-66

    Quick Picks is an occasionally written series of microreviews of books I’ve read over the past two weeks. The latest batch of mini kuš comics came in the mail earlier this week, and as always it’s an interesting set. mini kuš #63 – Nausea by Abraham Díaz The first, most noticable quality of Díaz’s comic is how messy […]

  • Quick Picks #8 – Mágan, Martinez, Porcellino, Smoke Signal

    Quick Picks #8 – Mágan, Martinez, Porcellino, Smoke Signal

    Quick Picks is an occasionally written series of microreviews of books I’ve read over the past two weeks. Here’s a selection of zines that have been on my mind recently: A Friend (mini-kuš #56) by Andrés Magán At this point in my life I feel like I shouldn’t be so surprised with the great talent […]

  • Review: mini kuš! #46 Everyone Is Hungry by Anna Sailamaa

    Review: mini kuš! #46 Everyone Is Hungry by Anna Sailamaa

    There seems to be an oscillation in the nature of the mini kuš! comics I’ve read over the last three years; some are wildly imaginative while others tend toward the understated and naturalistic. Anna Sailamaa’s Everyone Is Hungry falls firmly in the later camp. Its plot could be easily summed up in one sentence – […]

  • Review: P-FE/FRAF by Ville Kallio

    Review: P-FE/FRAF by Ville Kallio

      The latest batch of comics from kuš! comics has been has been new work from rising artists as well as perennial favorites. Michael DeForge’s latest work, Meat Locker, are comics that he has been publishing on Patreon for some time. The first of the latest set of mini kuš! that caught my eye is […]

  • Review: mini kus! #40 – 1944 by Hanneriina Moisseinen A few times each year, Kus, the Latvian comics publisher, puts out a collection of mini comics. These mini-kus are by creators from around the world, and I’ve reviewed a few of them over the past two years. And while many of those comics were good, […]

  • Review: mini kuš! #30 – Logbook, by Terhi Ekebom Finnish cartoonist Terhi Ekebom is one of the latest artists to work with Kuš komiksi’s mini kuš! project, each artist delivering a full color 4”x6” minicomic that clocks in at 24 pages. Ekebom’s comic is a somber and eerie vision of death and remembering. Within Logbook, […]

  • Review: mini kuš! #31 It’s Tuesday by Amanda Vähämäki I’m still working through Kuš! komiksi’s latest batch of minis, and one I’ve been mulling over recently is a comic by Finish cartoonist and illustrator Amanda Vähämäki. North American readers will recognize Vähämäki from The Bun Field, an 80 page comic published by Drawn & Quarterly […]

  • Review: mini kuš! #33 – BFF by Marie Jacotey

    Review: mini kuš! #33 – BFF by Marie Jacotey

    Kuš! komiksi sent over a new set of minis in mid-April, and I’m just now getting around to reading them. I’m running quite a bit behind – I haven’t even gotten to most of my TCAF haul yet. This latest batch has some intriguing work, including BFF by Marie Jacotey. Like all mini kuš, BFF is a 28 […]

  • Review: mini kuš! #24 – Swimming Pool by Anna Vaivare I’m back again with another mini kuš! this week. The kind folks at kuš! komiksi sent out a selection of their recent minis, and I’ve been thinking about how different each of these minis is compared to one another. While there aren’t necessarily unified themes […]

  • Review: mini kuš! #29 – Remember This? By Disa Wallander The kind folks at kuš komiksi, the Latvian comics art anthology, recently sent 8 of their most recent minis and I’ve been poring through them in my small moments. The kuš minis seem perfect for those in-between moments, but despite their small stature (each full […]