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Ochre Ellipse
by Jonas Madden Connor

Ochre Ellipse #3

If you could go back in time, what would you do? Jonas brings us the story of a man who doesn't want to hunt dinosaurs or assainate Adolph Hitler, but instead to find the key to his own childhood happiness. A hillarious and heartbreaking science fiction tale with a fantastic twist. Two-color Gocco print cover with sticker!

"The comics' hook is killer... The eventual resolution of the story is both heartbreaking and sweet."
- Rob Clough, High-Low

OE03. 7" x 3 1/2", 40pp, b&w $5.00

Ochre Ellipse #2

2008 Isotope Award Winner!!
2008 Ignatz Nominee

Jonas explores unrequited desire, debunked evolutionary theory, and the art of storytelling in this small collection of interlocking and nesting stories. Playful and formalist, and chock full of elegant grace notes, this issue also holds a subtle and humane sweetness binding its diverse parts together.

"The book is the work of a young artist who is clearly having fun with every aspect of the medium, and the result is a mini-comic busting at the seams with fascinating ideas."
-Brian Heater, The Daily Crosshatch

OE02. 5 1/2" x 5 1/2", 32pp, b&w $4.00

Ochre Ellipse #1

The first issue of Jonas Madden-Connor's long-awaited comic! A series of dream-like vignettes find Jonas' avian counterpart growing, shrinking, flying, and falling. Lovely, spare artwork and understated dialogue. This charming book also features a short prose story, "Lorbulgrud."  

"With sly storytelling shifts and great comics pacing, Jonas crystallizes the introverts meandering thoughts, then smashes them to pieces at your feet."
- Jesse Reklaw, Slowwave

OE01. 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", 32pp, b&w $3.00

Bird Brain #1
by François Vigneault

The premiere issue of an ongoing, illustrated nature journal series. This issue covers François' bird-watching exploits from the summer of 2008 through the begining of 2009 in both California and Oregon. Great Horned Owls, Barn Swallows, woodpeckers, and many other birds are captured in lovely pen + ink illustrations and simple journal entries. Gocco-printed cover with rounded corners. For updates, check out the ongoing Bird Brain blog.

BB01 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", 16pp, b&w $2.00

by François Vigneault

Friends #3

The concluding chapter of "Jacks": The story of Jack Naperly and Jack Byrne, a pair of self-described "wolves" in a world of "sheep". Today was supposed to be the Jacks' final day in Chicago, but the obstacles on their path out of the city are many: Old wounds come to the surface, hopes and dreams unravel, and a gulf widens between these once inseparable friends. Hand letterpress printed wraparound cover (red ink on grey or white).

"There are layers and layers of meaning here and the art has made another leap forward. Absolutely, positively essential reading."
-Optical Sloth

FV03. 5 1/4" x 7 5/8", 24pp, b&w $4.00

Friends #2 (Back In Stock!)

Two very different comics in this issue! "Some Girls" is a collection of François' amusing and rather embarrassing "sketchbook confessions" of his real-world crushes and romantic mishaps. "Jacks" part one (of two) introduces us to the eponymous pair of inseparable misanthropes and features vomit, sexual escapades, gambling, and illicit drug use, all in the first 9 pages!
New edition! Same comics, improved cover - letterpress over Gocco!

FV02. 5 1/4" x 7 5/8", 24pp, b&w $4.00

Friends #1

The premiere issue of François' catch-all personal anthology consists entirely of the story "Speak Now, or Forever": The author's fictional stand-in has a charming yet ultimately futile encounter with a lovely girl in the town of Beaver, Utah. Comics and prose. Hand silkscreened cover on textured wood-grain paper.

"Vigneault’s art is warm and I enjoy the way he draws his faces... The art feels rich and fully realized, but strangely the level of detail isn’t high. The panels feel textured rather than inked, if that makes any sense."

- Shawn Hoke, Size Matters
FV01. 5 1/2" x 5 1/2", 32pp, b&w $4.00 Sold Out

Peak Oil Tract
by Antonio Roman-Alcalá

An illustrated exposé on the problem which might soon make activities such as publishing zines and comics seem like incredible luxuries: the possibly imminent end of cheap petroleum. Learn why those in the know are worried about this and what we might be able to do about it. Knowledge is power! New and improved second edition with a new "sustainable cities" platform.

POT01 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 32pp, b&w $1.00

Root & Branch Mini #1
by Jonas Madden-Connor

and François Vigneault

The first chapter in an epic fantasy saga! But like all great heroes, Dunlin's adventures start small: In this case finding a bit of mugwort root for his mother. But even the simplest errand can have the seeds of danger in it...
A colaborative comic by Jonas and François, Root & Branch is unlike anything you have seen from either author before! Limited edition mini-comic features hand stitching and a Gocco-printed cover (with fancy metalic copper ink!) on mustard, chartruse, or sage green coverstock.

RB01 5" x 5", 32pp, b&w $3.00 Sold Out

The Science
by Sarah Gion

The Science #24 (New!)

An all-comics issue! Sarah's auto-bio tales continue, with reminisences of high school, encounters with San Francisco wierdos, a (semi) hair-raising adventure in an abandoned hospital, and much more! As always, Sarah's hillarious yet bittersweet stories will make you want to open your eyes and take a closer look at the world around you.

SCI24. 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", 20pp, b&w. $1.00

The Science #22

This issue of Sarah's long-running zine mostly chronicles Sarah and Jamie's cross-country road-trip, during which they encounter cockroaches, the Republican National Convention, famous ghost-hunters, and more. Oh man! Chock-full of bitter-sweet observations, beautiful found photos, and sweet lil' comics.

SCI22. 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", 24pp, b&w. $1.00
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