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November 9, 2012


A Small Sampling Of Major Debuts At This Year's BCGF

There should be little doubt at this point that we're in a very strong period for small, boutique and micro-publishers of art-comics, for art comics generally, and for the festivals that suport them.

What follows is a visual sampling of books to premiere at tomorrow's Brooklyn Comics And Graphics Festival. I guess you could argue that big events like BCGF kind of shake loose a bunch of book debuts like these, but then you'll be forced to recall that it's only been about two months since the last major event on the arts-comics festival calendar, and that that event had its own host of new offerings (three good ones, for instance, and again on sale at BCGF, were from Lisa Hanawalt, Julia Wertz and Johnny Ryan).

It's worth noting that this is a small sampling, books only at a show that offers a ton of prints and related material, and all from the more traditional end of publishing. There are books out there that have only been seen on someone's tumblr, and books that won't be seen at all by anyone until about 30 hours from now.

It should be a very good day to buy books like these and so many others in Brooklyn tomorrow, with a fine holiday season of book-buying to follow. Long live print. Long live comics. Long live comics festivals.

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* The Wayside, Julie Morstad, D+Q Table

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* New Edition Of Don't Go Where I Can't Follow, Anders Nilsen, D+Q Table

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* Songs Of The Abyss, Eamon Espey, Secret Acres Table

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* Magic Whistle #12, Sam Henderson

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* Beta Testing The Apocalypse, Tom Kaczynski, Fantagraphics Table

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* Pogo Vol. 2, Walt Kelly, Fantagraphics Table

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* Spacehawk, Basil Wolverton, Fantagraphics Table

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* Famous Villains of the Theater, John Held Jr., Rosebud Archives Table

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* Kids at Play Volume One: The Birds-Eye Views of Harrison Cady (2nd Edition), Harrison Cady, Rosebud Archives Table

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* The Seven Deadly Sins, Pieter Bruegel The Elder, Rosebud Archives Table

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* The Apocalypse, Albrecht Durer, Rosebud Archives Table

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* The LIFE Covers of Maxfield Parrish, Maxfield Parrish, Rosebud Archives Table

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* LIFE: The Complete Covers of John Held, Jr., John Held Jr., Rosebud Archives Table

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* And So To Bed, Gluyas Williams, Rosebud Archives Table

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* Sunday In The Park With Boys, Jane Mai, Koyama Press Table

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* Eat More Bikes, Nathan Bulmer, Koyama Press Table

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* True Swamp: Choose Your Poison, Jon Lewis, Uncivilized Books Table

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* Post York, James Romberger and Crosby!, Uncivilized Books Table

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* Eel Mansions #1, Derek Van Gieson, Uncivilized Books Table
 
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