I recently received copies of the newly published Treasury of Mini Comics, edited by Michael Dowers. The book is a survey of the phenomena of artist -published, limited edition, small chapbooks known as Mini Comics (or Comix), Off the Cuff Comics, 7 Centers, New Wave Comics and many other labels over time.
The Treasury of Mini Comics reprints an old mini comic I created in 1980. Skeletoons.
The original book (see above) was published by Artie Romero's Everyman Studios.
More mini history:
In a matter of weeks (and actually maybe more like a matter of days) after Justin Green’s Spare Comic? was drawn I put together Baloney (full title No Matter How Thin You Slice it, It’s Still Baloney, published May 1972; the title was supplied by Rube Goldberg) and then later Picture Stories from the Bible published in July of 1972 (in honor of the old M.C. Gaines comic books).
Over the years I did a few more minis:
An interior page from Mutants.
No Audience --a 40 pager published in 1981.
An interior sketch from No Audience.
And then there was White Stuff on Black Stuff in 1980 (curiously printed on yellow stuff by my helpful but misguided printer). A footnote: the early comics were all professionally printed rather than photocopied as the usually are now.
Treasury of Mini Comics is a 848 (!) page, hardcover book published by Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
You can find it through Fantagraphics, Amazon and real book stores, etc.