Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Thanks Rob!

Rob Clough just reviewed Kids and a bunch of other anthologies....

"Everything about this anthology is well-designed without being overly fussy; I love the touch of the photos of the contributors as children being posted on refrigerators (complete with magnetic letters that spell out "comics" holding them up) as well as the hand-stamped letters spelling out "Kids" on the cover in paint. Hopefully there will be future volumes of this anthology."

Thanks Rob!

Maybe we'll be doing another one...just sayin'....

Monday, July 4, 2011

David Libens is a Belgian cartoonist and co-founder of the publishing house Lemploye du Moi in Brussels. He currently lives in White River Junction, VT, where he's been the 2011 Fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies. You can read his comics at his site, Badaboum Twist.
David contributed an autobiographical comic about him and his family deciding on whether to stay in Vermont or move back to Europe. It's a very sweet comic; preview the first page:

Sunday, July 3, 2011

KIDS Contributor Joe Lambert

Joseph Lambert is a dookie caca poops.
He created a two page story about two boys falling asleep and talking to each other. It's really cute!

His collection of comics, I Will Bite You, was recently put out by Secret Acres. You can also read a lot of his comics on his site!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Kids Contributor Jose-Luis Olivares

Jose-Luis Olivares ate grass, play-doh, and boogers...and may still do. A co-editor of the Kids Anthology, Jose helped design and layout the book. "Made of Sand" is about a little kid who finds a tiny princess starfish on the beach:

Friday, July 1, 2011

Kids Contributor James Hindle

James Hindle is an illustrator, cartoonist, and designer living in Northhampton, MA. He drew a 4-page story, 'Trash Heap,' about a teen friendship gone sour:

Make sure to read James' excellent comics, 'Little Wolves' and 'Unsettled,' available on his site!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

KIDS Contributors Amy and Melissa Mendes

Sisters Amy and Melissa Mendes grew up in the woods of Western Massachusetts, where they built houses for fairies and covered themselves in mud. Now they both draw comics and illustrations, and create crafts with their mom at Little Crafty Birds.
Amy contributed a 2 page story called "Brave" that features the three ladies outside their house in a rain storm:

Melissa is the co-editor of the Kids anthology and came up with the idea for Kids! She drew a 3-page story about a kid who wonders what his house looks like from the outside:

Check out more of Melissa's work at her website, and stayed tuned for her Xeric-award-winning book, Freddy, which will be super cute and interesting!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

KIDS Contributor Dane Martin

Dane Martin draws Salt Mines Comic Books in a underground dwelling full of cartoonists and slime. You can tumble after him on tumblr, spot him on blogspot, or get him at the source.
Dane created the 4-page comic, 'Bad Place,' featured in the KIDS anthology. First page is above!