July 18, 2013
Retrofit Comics Releases Full Fall 2013 Schedule: Roman Muradov, Ze Jian-Shen, Sophia Foster-Dimino
, the small-press publishing line that recalls the glory-days of comic-book format alt-comics publishing with similarly-formatted works from younger creators, has announced its Fall 2013 schedule. In September the illustrator Roman Muradov
makes what I believe will be his substantial, under-one's-own-cover comics-making debut with a 56-page work called Picnic Ruined
. If not, it's still welcome. That book will debut at that month's Small Press Expo
in Bethesda, Maryland. Muradov is an intriguing young comics-maker and I very much look forward to that title. The description offered by series organizer Box Brown
calls Muradov's comic, "a drunken night of ruminations on obscure writers, prepuces, car numbers, pornography, streetlights, indigestion and other issues in wispy washes and dreamy inksmears."
October will see the debut of Keep Fresh
by Ze Jian Shen
, described as "about a girl at a take out store who gets a mysterious package from a motorcycle man." That one will be in Chinese with English translations, which is a trick one sees in some European comics but not many originating with a North American publisher. In November, Alhambra
by Sophia Foster-Dimino
drops. That's a horror story "about a young girl influenced by Junji Ito, Kazuo Umezu, & similar folks."
posted 2:05 am PST
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