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July 19, 2013

Floating World Comics Unpacks Forthcoming 2013 Publishing Season: Eng, Bak, Gfrörer And Alden


By Tom Spurgeon

Bearer of one of the more compelling track records for a micro-publishing, Floating World, working out of the retail and gallery space of the same in Portland, Oregon, has informed CR of its immediate publishing plans. Having just dropped Kilian Eng's Object 10, they'll next move to Island Of Memory Vol. 1 by T. Edward Bak. The collected version to include that work is set for publication by Drawn and Quarterly down the road. That's actually one of my favorite works of recent vintage, at least the bits and pieces I've seen here and there. I'm glad there will be a way to get into it that allows for an easier on-ramp for prospective buyers.

A collection of Julia Gfrörer's mini-comics will follow, to be called Ariadne Auf Naxos. No details were provided. The book after that is a prospective new project from cartoonist Sam Alden, which doesn't even have a name as far as I can tell.

The nature of the way comics-making talent and the industry that serves them have each developed in relation to one another make the contributions of tiny publishing operations crucially important in keeping people at work and getting their comics into folks' hands.

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