Sunday, October 12, 2008

Mini Comics! (The Making of)

I recently printed some mini comics at the print shop where I work. I meant to include some pictures of the press, but I accidentally deleted them.

 So after making color separations and plates, the pages were printed and trimmed, and this weekend we finished putting them together. Thomas Thomas graciously volunteered to colate them (that's not a typo, Thomas' first and last names are Thomas).

I stapled them.

And made the final trim.

And the finished product:

I also made another, smaller mini with a two color cover and black and white xeroxed interior, called, Baby God:

And these full color postcards sheathed in this lovely vellum envelope:

And you can purchase these and more at this years Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco on November 1st and 2nd!

If all goes well, I'll also be showing color copies of the rest of the book, which by then should be about 66 pages in all. I plan to do one more short story, but won't likely have it finished by APE. The mini will cover the first nineteen pages, and you can currently view the first 21 pages on Top Shelf 2.0!

Edit: That's actually the first 41 pages on Top Shelf!


  1. Nice!

    Can't wait for APE!

  2. Looking forward to meeting you Leigh! I've reserved your copies and you shall be summarily comped.

    Leigh is the editor of Top Shelf's online comics doing and amazing job, and if you check out their site:

    You'll see what I mean! Aside from his very wise choice in posting The Blue Kid, he's posted great comics from Jeff Zwirek, (who reminds me a little of Ivan Brunetti), Gregory Benton, Martin Cendreda, Michael DeForge (sort of like the Fort Thunder gang, and a fellow member of a now more or less defunct illustrator's message board called, "The Block") and many other awesome people.


  3. I like the new IAIA masthead!

  4. Thanks Mark! It was time for a change.

    I just finished collating all the Baby Gods today (phew), so you'll be getting your copy soon enough.