11 October 2017

mini kuš! #59-62 preview

The kuš! autumn season is gonna be hot! A new very special anthology, two mind-bending kuš! mono titles and four simply amazing new mini kuš! are awaiting you! Today we announce the new minis, about the rest of the books we'll inform you very soon! 

 Illustration by Noah Van Sciver

The mini kuš! #59-62 line-up is as diverse as ever. Get blown away by four brand new comics by Paula Bulling / Nina Hoffmann (Germany), Noah Van Sciver (USA), Tomasz Niewiadomski (Poland) and Aidan Koch (USA)!

Each mini comes in A6 format and has 28 pages in full color with saddle stitch binding. They will be released on 10 November, 2017.

You can pre-order the 4 mini kuš! together at a special price here or get each mini kuš! separately here. In case you'd also like to get the following š! issues and mini kuš! releases, get a kuš! subscription here. Continue to celebrate the 10 year kuš! anniversary with some of the best alternative comics from around the world!

Preview:

mini kuš! #59 'Share The Love' by Paula Bulling / Nina Hoffmann

It´s summer in Berlin. Philip and Simone could be lovers. But there is so much to talk about.






mini kuš! #60 'His Last Comic' by Noah Van Sciver

After 20 years of attempting to become a successful comic artist, a frustrated man resolves to publish one final issue with the help of an old witch's mysterious potion.
 
 


mini kuš! #61 'Jonah 2017' by Tomasz Niewiadomski

A story about an alchemical journey through time and space, loosely drawing from the Biblical story of Jonah.





mini kuš! #62 'Daughter' by Aidan Koch

Daughter follows the spontaneous visions of a young girl, carried to her through five million years of co-existent evolution between humans and other species – while exploring the idea of genetic history and attachment in a post-earth human colony.


So if you want to see the rest of the stories, better head over to our shop and get them now!

The books will debut at CAB in Brooklyn on  November 11.  Don't miss!


1 August 2017

mini kuš! #55-58 preview

It's time for more comics, right? You don't need to wait long, soon we'll release four new mini kuš!

 Illustration by Patrick Kyle

The mini kuš! #55-58 line-up is stunning. Get ready for new comics by GG, Andrés Magán, Evangelos Androutsopoulos and Patrick Kyle!

Each mini comes in A6 format and has 28 pages in full color with saddle stitch binding. They will be released on the 10th of August 2017.

You can pre-order the 4 mini kuš! together at a special price here or get each mini kuš! separately here. In case you'd also like to get the following š! issues and mini kuš! releases, get a kuš! subscription here. Time to celebrate the 10 year kušiversary with lots of exciting alternative comics!

Preview:

mini kuš! #55 'Valley' by GG

An adventure of rain and fog and steam and heat! Or just wandering in silence and solitude through the indifference of nature.




mini kuš! #56 'A Friend' by Andrés Magán

A short story about friendship between a man and his dog that takes place in a park, inside a house and everywhere in-between.



mini kuš! #57 'Eviction' by Evangelos Androutsopoulos

We hear stories all the time. But are they true? This story of a story of an empty lot by the sea might be. But who really knows?




mini kuš! #58 'Night Door' by Patrick Kyle

Who goes through the night door? A mysterious passageway into a cavernous well - the night door presents itself to only the few. Will you be fortunate enough to enter?



So if you want to see the rest of these stories, better head over to our shop and get them now!

The books will debut at Safari Festival in London on the 12th of August. Evangelos Androutsopoulos will be there, as well as many artists of previous kuš! books such as Roman Muradov, Tara Booth, and Aisha Franz. Don't miss!


7 July 2017

10th Anniversary issue

Today is the 10th Birthday of kuš! Exactly 10 years ago on the 07/07/07 we released the first issue of kuš!. To celebrate this, we compiled a special issue which we'll release next Friday, the 14th of July, at a little kuš! Birthday party at D27 in Riga (Facebook invite!).



š! #29 'Celebration', Cover by Mārtiņš Zutis, Release: 14 July 2017

While the first issue featured only a single Latvian artist, in this issue you’ll find all Latvians but one. As we unite contributors both old and new in this volume, we look forward to many more years of kuš!

Contributors: Anete Melece, Anna Vaivare, Dace Sietiņa, Dāvis Ozols, Elīna Brasliņa, Ernests and Andrejs Kļaviņš, Ingrīda Pičukāne, Kaspars Groševs, König Lü. Q., Laura Ķeniņš, Līva Kandevica, Lote Vilma Vītiņa, Maija Kurševa, Mārtiņš Zutis, Oskars Pavlovskis, Rasa Pavilona, Rebeka Lukošus, Reinis Pētersons, Rūta Briede, Zane Zlemeša.

Support: Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation (SCCF)

Format: A6, 164 pages, full-color, perfect bound, high quality and environmentally friendly Munken paper.

Get it:  Pre-order it for $13.95 from our webshop, or get a kuš! subscription and receive also the next kuš! titles!

Preview Pages:

 Anete Melece

 Dāvis Ozols

 Elīna Brasliņa

 Kaspars Groševs

 Līva Kandevica

 Lote Vilma Vītiņa

 Oskars Pavlovskis

 Rasa Pavilona

Reinis Pētersons

 Rebeka Lukošus

So are you ready to celebrate with us? Go pre-order your copy of š! #29 'Celebration'.

26 May 2017

Piesakies Komiksu vasaras skolai!



Illustration by Lucy Rivers 

Šovasar Tu vari piedalīties Komiksu vasaras skolā, kuru vadīs ilustratori no Lielbritānijas! Komiksu vasaras skola ir daļa no starptautiska Baltijas valstu un Lielbritānijas ilustratoru apmaiņas projekta, kura laikā Baltijas valstu ilustratori vada rodošās darbnīcas Lielbritānijā, savukārt Lielbritānijas mākslinieki – Latvijā, Lietuvā un Igaunijā.

Komiksu vasaras skolā dalībnieki 10 dienas intensīvi strādās, lai katrs radītu savu komiksu grāmatu. Tās tiks izdotas un iekļautas izstādē 2018.gada Londonas Grāmatu tirgū, kurā Baltijas valstis būs goda viesu statusā. Vasaras skolu vadīs divi jauni un pieredzējuši ilustratori no Lielbritānijas – Aleksis Dīkons (Alexis Deacon) un Heimišs Stīls (Hamish Steele).

Vasaras skolā aicināti pieteikties visi, kuri ir 16 – 30 gadus veci un kuriem ir padziļināta interese par komiksiem un bērnu grāmatu ilustrāciju.
Norises laiks: 7.-17. augusts, katru darbu dienu no 10.00 – 18.00. (Nakšņošanu Rīgā rīkotāji nenodrošina)
Norises vieta: K.K. fon Stricka Villa, Aristīda Briāna iela 9, Rīga
Vasaras skolas darba valoda: angļu
Dalība: bez maksas
Pieteikšanās līdz: 19. jūnijam (ieskaitot)

Vasaras skolas dalībnieki tiks izvēlēti konkursa kārtībā, izvērtējot iesniegto portfolio darbu kvalitāti un dalībnieki motivāciju. Pieteikties var elektroniski, nosūtot sekojošu informāciju uz e-pastu:  kushmens@gmail.com:
-    Vārds, uzvārds, vecums, dzīvesvieta
-    Saite uz personisko portfolio vai ilustrācijas un komiksu fragmenti, ne vairāk kā 3 lpp.
-    Motivācijas vēstule, kurā īsi aprakstīta Tava interese par ilustrāciju un komiksiem, un motivācija, kāpēc vēlies piedalīties Vasaras skolā un ko no tās sagaidi.
-    Piesakoties Vasaras skolai, Tu apliecini, ka piedalīsies visu tās norises laiku no 7.-17. augustam.

Par māksliniekiem:


Aleksis Dīkons (Alexis Deacon)

Aleksis Dīkons ir bērnu grāmatu autors un ilustrators. 2015. gadā žurnāls Time viņa pirmo grāmatu “Slow Loris” iekļāva 100 labāko grāmatu bērniem sarakstā. Aleksis ir divas reizes nominēts Keitas Grīnavejas Medaļai un divas reizes apbalvots ar The New York Times balvu par labāko ilustrēto grāmatu bērniem. 2014. gadā viņa komikss “The River” uzvarēja Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica Grafisko īso stāstu konkursā.  Aleksis savā atpazīstamajā vizuālajā stilā ir radījis vairākas grāmatas dažāda vecuma lasītājiem.

Heimišs Stīls (Hamish Steele)

Heimišs Stīls ir animators un ilustrators no Londonas. 2013. gadā ar izcilību absolvējis Kingstonas Universitātes ilustrācijas nodaļu. Heimišs ir sadarbojies ar tādiem klientiem kā BBC, Frederator Studios, Blink!Ink, BOOM! Studios, Random House Publishers, Nickelodeon un Big Finish. Viņš regulāri piedalās komiksu un zīnu festivālos un vada komiksu mākslinieku apvienību Lead Ache.  2014. gadā tika izdots Heimiša pirmais grafiskais romāns “Pantheon”, kas stāsta par senās Ēģiptes dieviem. Heimišs turpina īstenot idejas, publicējot savus košos stāstus arī savā mājaslapā internetā.

Plašāka informācija par vasaras skolu: Dāvids Šilters, kushmens@gmail.com

Vasaras skolas organizatori: kuš!Pop-Up
Atbalstītāji un Partneri: KK fon Stricka Villa, Arctic Paper, Starptautiskā Rakstnieku un tulkotāju māja, Arts Council England

23 May 2017

Reprints of Best Selling kuš! minis Out Now!

We've been busy beavers here in the kuš! office getting together a hefty stack of new editions of some of the most sought-after kuš! minis. You can once more get your hands on these four beauties:



Each new edition is more vibrant, crisp and bold. We have re-printed work from Amanda Baeza, Jesse Jacobs, Tara Booth and Michael DeForge. With Amanda Baeza's best-selling Our Library being a revised edition with hand-lettering and an emphasis on Amanda's captivating mark-making.


Format: Each book has 28 pages, full color throughout, offset printed in Latvia on high quality environmentally friendly Munken Pure, saddle stitch binding, format DIN A6.

Get them: Order them altogether for $19 here or get each mini kuš! separately for $6 (worldwide shipping costs already included in the price!). 




Preview:
mini kuš! #13


'Our Library' by Amanda Baeza

Based on a true story, Amanda Baeza's comic Our Library tells the colorful tale of how a previously abandoned house can become a threat to law and order. This library isn't a closed book!


"...abstracted to beautiful and minimal layouts, the violence and emotional weight of the tale is lightened and the story takes on the cast of a politicized fable." - Quimbys



mini kuš! #27




'Mathematical Solutions for a Global Crisis' by Jesse Jacobs

Within the pages of Mathematical Solutions for a Global Crisis, Jesse Jacobs has solved all the world's largest problems. The answer is much smaller than you think.


"(Jacobs) ...addresses the idea of a future utopia in uncompromising and optimistic terms." - Rob Clough, Highlow Comics


mini kuš! #39




'Unwell' by Tara Booth

Tara Booth's Unwell tells the story of a young woman and her dog as they struggle to make it through daily life.

Robert Kirby of the Comics Journal described Tara's work as having "a vivacious wit and colorful charm all [her] own".


mini kuš! #43




'Meat Locker' by Michael DeForge


Short strips about gyms, trainers and meatheads.

"DeForge is brilliantly adept at approaching and addressing wildly different themes ... and ‘Meat Locker’ is no exception." - Adam, Orbital Comics



Be an eager beaver and get your claws on all 4 copies here or buy them individually here.