Measures 5 and 7/8 x 8.25 inches, paperback, 160 pages, black and white.
Follow along through beautiful and elegantly simple illustrations pages, the four seasons, a story in a year as depicted by Japanese illustrator and designer, Saki Obata.
Regular Show #1 - Single Issue or Boxed Comic Set
Choose between individual Regular Show #1 cover variant, or boxed set. Comics measure 7 X 10 inches, 32 pp, full color.
Boxed set includes 6 cover variants of Regular Show #1, including cover #1A, #1B, #1C, #1D, #1E, and #1F.
A comic that is anything but regular! Featuring all six of the issue #1 variant covers, with artwork from Nick Edwards, Nathan Fox, Phil McAndrew, John Allison, Brian Butler and Chuck BB.
Rina Ayuyang - Whirlwind Wonderland
Paperback, 5.5" x 7.5", 128 pp, Black & White Interior Pages
Whirlwind Wonderland follows the life-altering exploits of a somewhat-normal Filipino American girl as she meanders through sleepy suburban sprawls, empty diners, fantasy-filled commuter traffic jams, misplaced football fanaticism, ethnic identity crash courses, and just good ole family hi-jinx. The book showcases new stories and old favorites written and drawn by Rina Ayuyang, cartoonist and creator of åÒNamby PambyåÓ, a mini-comic series that explores the humorous side of life's ordinary moments.
Ron Rege Jr. - Skibber Bee-Bye
Paperback, 6.5" x 6", 256pp
Weepy Elephant accepts his inheritance and steps into his role as silent observer as a family of bookbinders slowly unravels. What is up with those lik-liks? A beautiful, sad, violent picture book by one of the most exciting new cute-brut cartoonists.
Silent Wonderment Activity Zine - Tiny Splendor X Giant Robot
5.5 X 4.25 inches, 32 pages
What is up? What is down? What is the beginning and what is the end? This activity/art zine holds none of those questions sacred as you will see by its perfectly haphazard assemblage. Color it in with precious precision or scribble outside the lines out onto the desk. You are invited to explore your own additions to the zine with occasional prompts throughout the 32 page booklet. It comes with a postcard which you can cut out and send to your favorite kewpie!
This Tiny Splendor production features many of Giant Robot's favorite artists through the years including Yoskay Yamamoto, Matt Furie, Rob Sato, Sanaa Khan, Max Stadnik and Kenny Srvijitaker.
Steven Weissman - Chewing Gum in Church
Paperback, 7.5" x 7.5", 96pp, Full Color
Chewing Gum in Church is the new åÒYikesåÓ book by Steven Weissman, starring åÒSweetåÓ Chubby Cheeks, Kid Medusa, the Pullapart Boy, Elzie Crisler, Dead Boy, X-Ray Spence and, of course, LiåÕl Bloody. In a series of one page strips, this cast, having survived enough adventures to fill three mass-market paperbacks, now åÒsettlesåÓ into a daily routine of cruelty, failure, jealousy, bitterness, gluttony, sloth, violence, arrogance, and stupidity. But especially stupidity. This is WeissmanåÕs first full-color book, which is hard to imagine for an artist so renowned for his color sense.
Steven Weissman - Chocolate Cheeks
Paperback, 7.5" x 7.5", 120pp, Full Color
Hilarious, disgusting, mysterious, and cuter than a puppy playing with a kitten, Chocolate Cheeks is the next great "Yikes" book from Steven Weissman. The Pullapart Boy (a 21st Century Frankenstein's monster for kids), his social circle having dwindled down to his stupid brother (Dead Boy), their dead dog (Elzie Crisler), and a fat kid that nobody likes ("Chubby" Cheeks), attempts to make some new friends. Meanwhile, across town, the Little Tin-Stars (Cow-Boy and Cow-Girl) are in a desperate fight against the forces of nature, hostile natives, a river monster, their own horse and a man called Chocolate Cheeks. Juxtaposing gag-driven, newspaper-fashioned strips (employed to great effect in 2006's Chewing Gum In Church) with the sprawling, Western comic approach of his legendary "Look Out For Big Della" (from 2002's White Flower Day), Chocolate Cheeks is Weissman at his best: stunning, memorable, poignant, hilarious, and just gross enough to delight the children.
Sweet Time by Weng Pixin
Softcover, 244 pages, Measures 6" x 8"
VIBRANT SWATHES OF PAINT BUILD RESONANT PORTRAITS OF HEARTACHE, CHILDHOOD MEMORIES, AND LONELINESS
Sweet Timeis an intimate rumination on love, empathy, and confidence. Singaporean cartoonist Weng Pixin delicately explores strained relationships with a kind of hopefulness while acknowledging the inevitable collapse. Her stories are like a series of snapshots in a photo album or the brightest highlights from an Instagram profile.
Gorgeous image follows gorgeous image in a delicate quest to find connection. A night out turns into a chance encounter that is at first ecstatic and then quickly descends into awkwardness. A round of “he loves me, he loves me not” becomes a way of reading into every action taken by a distant love interest. A couple find themselves in an artificially beautiful landscape, but the relationship can’t survive their difference of opinion on the illusion of its beauty. InSweet Time, thick and bold strokes of color mingle with delicate lines. Weng combines colorful realism with a gentle wit and introspection, crafting infinitely relatable stories of everyday life and love now.
The Sky is Blue with a Single Cloud by Kuniko Tsurita
Paperback, 384 pages, Measures 6" x 8.5"
A VISIONARY AND ICONOCLASTIC FEMINIST GARO MAGAZINE CARTOONIST—AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH FOR THE FIRST TIME
The Sky is Blue with a Single Cloudcollects the best short stories from Kuniko Tsurita’s remarkable career. While the works of her male peers in literary manga are widely reprinted, this formally ambitious and poetic female voice is like none other currently available to an English readership. A master of the comics form, expert pacing and compositions combined with bold characters are signature qualities of Tsurita's work.
Tsurita’s early stories “Nonsense” and “Anti” provide a unique, intimate perspective on the bohemian culture and political heat of late 1960s and early ‘70s Tokyo. Her work gradually became darker and more surreal under the influence of modern French literature and her own prematurely failing health. As in works like “The Sky Is Blue with a Single Cloud” and “Max,” the gender of many of Tsurita's strong and sensual protagonists is ambiguous, marking an early exploration of gender fluidity. Late stories like "Arctic Cold" and "Flight" show the artist experimenting with more conventional narrative modes, though with dystopian themes that extend the philosophical interests of her early work.
An exciting and essential gekiga collection,The Sky Is Blue with a Single Cloudis translated by comics scholar Ryan Holmberg and includes an afterword cowritten by Holmberg and the manga editor Mitsuhiro Asakawa delineating Tsurita's importance and historical relevance.
Two Minute Mornings
The choices made every morning have a huge impact all day long. A ritual helps to seize the day with an already organized mind. This journal includes simple, quick prompts that help you to focus on gratitude, let go of stress, and set daily intentions.
Yuichi Yokoyama - Iceland
92 black & white pages, 5.75x8.25 inches (14.6x20.9 cm), softcover graphic novel
A new surrealist tale by the creator of neo manga, the critically-acclaimed Yuichi Yokoyama. His frenetic visual style contrasts with the taciturn pace of the story and dialogue as a group of friends wander the high-latitude areas of the strange icy Far North looking for someone. Readers of Yokoyama's other stories may even recognize some characters.
Yuichi Yokoyama is an Eisner Award-nominated artist who was born in 1967 in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. He graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Musashino Art University. Originally, he was making fine art paintings, but after 2000, started to release manga, feeling that through it he could “express time.” These unique works would go on to be called “neo manga” and receive high acclaim in many fields. Presently, he is also active as a contemporary artist. His other graphic novels include Color Engineering, Travel, Garden, and World Map Room.
Yumi Sakugawa - Fashion Forecasts
72 pages 8x9 inches
Fashion Forecasts explores the possibilities of a not-so-distant future where fashion can be intergenerational, Asian American, divine feminine, environmentally conscious, community building, ancestor worshipping, and possibly bring you closer to enlightenment. Originally printed as a limited edition zine for an art installation of the same name at CrossLines, a culture lab curated by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center in the historical Smithsonian Arts & Industries building in 2016, Fashion Forecasts also includes photographs from the exhibition, new fashion forecast drawings, fashion advice, and a comic essay on fashion as mindful meditation.
Yumi Sakugawa - I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You
Hardcover, 128 pages, measures 6.5 x 5.9.
I have a confession to make. I think I am in friend-love with you.
What's friend-love? It's that super-awesome bond you share with someone who makes you happy every time you text each other, or meet up for an epic outing. It's not love-love. You don't want to swap saliva; you want to swap favorite books. But it's just as intense and just as amazing.
And it's this search for that connection that comic-book artist Yumi Sakugawa captures in I Think I am in Friend-Love with You. It's perfect if you've ever fallen in friend-love and want to show that person how much you love them...in a platonic way, of course.
Yumi Sakugawa - Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One With The Universe
Hardcover, 160 pages, measures 8 x 6 inches.
A hand-drawn path to inner peace!
Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe will set you free on a visual journey of self-discovery. Set against a surreal backdrop of intricate ink illustrations, you will find nine metaphysical lessons with dreamlike instructions that require you to open your heart to unexplored inner landscapes. From setting fire to your anxieties to sharing a cup of tea with your inner demons, you will learn how to let go and truly connect with the world around you.
Whether you need a little inspiration or a completely new life direction, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe provides you with the necessary push to find your true path--and a whimsical adventure to enjoy on the way there.