Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A History of Mini Comix

Many moons ago, when I was more actively drawing cartoons, I drew a number of mini comics (some of the very first of the genre). 

A selection of my chapbook sized comics from 1972 to 1981
For more on the history of mini comix see posts on this blog for October 20, 2013 and October 23, 2013 in the Blog Archives to the right.

My cover of Space Junk published by Everyman Studios
History is catching up with us, in this case mini-history.
Fantagraphics has been publishing mini-comix collections of such as Michael Dower’s Treasury of Mini Comix and New Wave! the Underground Mini Comix of the 1980’s.

Now writer, artist and comics historian Bruce Chrislip has written the definitive history on the subject (in maxi form -a 464 page trade paperback) titled Minicomix Revolution 1969-1989.

In the overall history of comic art this admittedly is a micro-niche. However, I’m very pleased to have been a part of it and to see its history so well documented.

For those of you interested in such things, you can purchase a copy directly from Bruce.
A regular edition is $30.00 postpaid.

Bruce can be reached at:

Bruce Chrislip
2113 Endovalley Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45244 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the nice write-up, Larry. As of this writing (Nov. 12, 2015), copies of The Minicomix Revolution are still available. When those run out (probably by the end of the year), I'll have to line up another publisher.
    -Bruce Chrislip