kuš!

All the available kuš! titles in chronological order.

š! #32 'Japan', to be released 23 August 2018

Cover: Imiri Sakabashira Contributors: Hironori Kikuchi, Imiri Sakabashira, Jiro Ishikawa, Jun Oson, Kanako Furugori, Katsuo Kawai, Keisei Kanamachi, mississippi, Nerunodaisuki, Nishioka Bro-sis, Nutoguran, Rokudai Tanaka, Takako Ooki, Tana Hiuchi, Tatari Takayama, Tokushige Kawakatsu, Tsuchika Nishimura, Wakana Yamazaki, Yoshie, Yuichi Yokoyama, Yuko Tateyama (all from Japan) and König Lü. Q. (not from Japan).

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

Reviews: CTRL COMICS

Get it: Order it for $13.95 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price). Soon available in selected shops in Riga and around the world.

mini kuš! #70 'Worms, Clouds, Everything' by Lote Vilma Vītiņa, to be released 23 August 2018

A passionate hermit has sent you a letter from somewhere in the middle
of nowhere. There it is full of trees, rain, grass and, of course, mushrooms.

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Support: Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation

Reviews: Four Color Apocalypse

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! #69 'Maud' by Marlene Krause, to be released 23 August 2018

Maud Wagner (née Stevens, 1877) was one of the very first female tattooists
in the world. Her fascinating life full of love, art and challenging the limits
of what a woman was allowed to do back then is now made into a colourful
graphic narration by comic artist and tattooist Marlene Krause.

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: Four Color Apocalypse

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! #68 'Weekend' by Erlend Peder Kvam, to be released 23 August 2018

It’s the weekend! The time of the week dedicated to relaxation and family
life. Our hard-working friend Silvan is immensely excited as he gets a visit
from his favourite twins.

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: Optical Sloth, Four Color Apocalypse

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! #67 'Day Tour' by Mariana Pita, to be released 23 August 2018

Doing stuff is hard, especially outside your house. Take one step at a time,
get dressed, step out, catch the subway, have a coffee... If you didn’t make it
in the end, it’s okay, because you tried.

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Support: Funded by the Direção-Geral do Livro, dos Arquivos e das Bibliotecas/Portugal.

Reviews: Optical Sloth, Four Color Apocalypse

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

š! #31 'Visitors', February 2018

Cover: Aisha Franz (Germany) Contributors: Aisha Franz (Germany), Anna Sailamaa (Finland), Emelie Östergren (Sweden), Inés Estrada (Mexico), João Sobral (Portugal), Jyrki Nissinen (Finland), Kerija Arne (Latvia), König Lü. Q. (Switzerland), Léo Quievreux (France), Liana Mihailova (Latvia), Līva Piterāne (Latvia), Marie Jacotey (France), Matti Hagelberg (Finland), Mikkel Sommer (Denmark), Nicolas Zouliamis (Belgium), Olive Booger (France), Powerpaola (Ecuador), Renata Gąsiorowska (Poland), Tetsu Kayama (Japan), Titas Antanas Vilkaitis (Lithuania), Vivianna Maria Stanislavska (Latvia)

Support: Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation

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

Reviews: Broken Frontier

Get it: Order it for $13.95 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price). Soon available in selected shops in Riga and around the world.

mini kuš! #66 'Resident Lover' by Roman Muradov, February 2018

A dreamlike love-story-in-a-love-story: of symmetrical apartments and abandoned plays, shared lovers and former lovers’ lovers' lovers, and bocce – and not a word on love.

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: The A.V. Club, The Comics Journal, High Low, Panel Patter, Optical Sloth, Four Color Apocalypse, Sequential State, Comicdom

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! #65 'Master Song' by Francisco Sousa Lobo, February 2018

M is for Emily, and Emily is a London nanny who never recovered from reading Fifty Shades of Grey. She’s antisemitic, but looks after Jewish children. M is only half crazy. This is her song.

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Support: Funded by the Direção-Geral do Livro, dos Arquivos e das Bibliotecas/Portugal.

Reviews: Four Color Apocalypse, High Low, LERBD, Optical Sloth, Sequential State

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! #64 'Collection' by Pedro Franz, February 2018

In 1975, Mexican artist Ulises Carrión founded Other Books and So, a bookshop-gallery in Amsterdam that received, distributed, sold and exhibited artists’ publications and ephemera in many different formats. This collection is inspired by the bookshop.

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: Four Color Apocalypse, High Low, Optical Sloth, Sequential State

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! #63 'Nausea' by Abraham Díaz, February 2018

Mexico City is a rat's nest where weird new ways of coexistence between misery, inequality, corruption, gentrification, violence and hopelessness mutate every day to a pointless vacuum without escape... You’ll catch diarrhea. Don't visit it.

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: It's Nice That, The Seattle Review of Books, High Low, Four Color Apocalypse, Optical Sloth, Sequential State

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

Fearless Colors by Samplerman
kuš! mono #5, November 2017

Samplerman is one of the incarnations of the cartoonist Yvang, a collagist experimenting ad infinitum. His surrealist non-stories have been featured in many publications like š!, Off Life, Smoke Signal, Ink Brick, Lagon, The Village Voice, and Scratches. The featured pages were made between 2012 and 2015 and are for the first time collected as a book.

Format: A5 (14.8 cm x 21 cm / 6" x 8"), 100 pages, full-color, perfect bound
Printed in Latvia on FSC certified paper

Co-published with Ediciones Valientes and MMMNNNRRRG 

Reviews: Panel Patter, Orbital Comics, Little Nemo's Kat, Comics Alternative

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Fenix by Zane Zlemeša
kuš! mono #4, November 2017

Fenix City is named for the magical phoenix bird. Folk tales tell us that the city was built on the spot where the first phoenix appeared. Fenix has now flourished into one of the hottest gambling and art scenes in the region. The book tells the story about a man whose big gambling win allows him to fulfil his lifelong dream - to open his own art museum.

Zane Zlemeša draws, paints, makes comics and illustration between Riga, Leipzig and Fenix.

Format: A5 (14.8 cm x 21 cm / 6" x 8"), 68 pages, full-color, perfect bound
Printed in Latvia on FSC certified paper

Support: Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation

Reviews: Comics Alternative

Get it: Order from our webshop for $16.00 (includes worldwide shipping).

š! #30 'Brooklyn', November 2017

Special issue about Brooklyn by artists from Brooklyn!

Cover: Alabaster Pizzo Contributors: A. T. Pratt, Alabaster Pizzo, Austin English, Ben Mendelewicz, Caroline Paquita, Courtney Menard, Daniel Zender, Gabrielle Bell, Heather Benjamin, Jane Mai, Jen Tong, Kevin Hooyman, King Lü. Q., Lily Padula, Natalie Andrewson, Rob Corradetti, Sabin Cauldron, Siobhán Gallagher, Thu Tran, Thomas Toye, Tyler Boss, Whit Taylor. (all based in Brooklyn except Lü. Q.). Guest Editor: Gabe Fowler

Format: A6, 180 pages, full-color, perfect bound, high quality and environmentally friendly Munken paper.

Reviews: Comics Alternative

Get it: Order it for $13.95 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price). Soon available in selected shops in Brooklyn and around the world.

mini kuš! #62 'Daughter' by Aidan Koch, October 2017

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.

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: High-LowFour Color Apocalypse, CYA, Optical Sloth

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

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

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

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: High-LowFour Color Apocalypse, Optical Sloth

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! #60 'His Last Comic' by Noah Van Sciver, October 2017

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.

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: High-Low, Four Color Apocalypse, Optical Sloth, Comics Alternative

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop or below (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! #59 'Share The Love' by Paula Bulling / Nina Hoffmann, October 2017

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

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: High-Low, Four Color Apocalypse, Optical Sloth

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! #58 'Night Door' by Patrick Kyle, August 2017

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?

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: It's Nice That, High-Low, Optical Sloth, Just Indie Comics, The Comics Journal

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! #57 'Eviction' by Evangelos Androutsopoulos, August 2017

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?

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Support: Published with the financial assistance of FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange.

Reviews: The Comics Journal, High-Low, Optical Sloth, Just Indie Comics, Comics Alternative

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! #56 'A Friend' by Andrés Magán, August 2017

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

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: Art in America, The Comics Journal, High-Low, Optical Sloth, Sequential State, Just Indie Comics, Comics Alternative

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! #55 'Valley' by GG, August 2017

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

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: The Comics Journal, High-Low, Optical Sloth, Just Indie Comics, Comics Alternative

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

š! #29 'Celebration', July 2017

10 year anniversary issue!

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

Support: Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation

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

Reviews: Deutschlandfunk, Broken Frontier, CYA, Uma Bedeteca Anónima, Comics Alternative

Get it: Order it for $13.95 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price). Soon available in selected shops in Riga and around the world.

š! #28 'Scandal!', April 2017

Cover: Samplerman (France) Contributors: Ana Galvañ (Spain), Conxita Herrero (Spain), Dace Sietiņa (Latvia), Emmi Valve (Finland), Ichasu (Japan), Ingrīda Pičukāne (Latvia), Jannis Esselbrügge (Germany), König Lü. Q. (Switzerland), Līva Kandevica (Latvia), Līva Piterāne (Latvia), Lukas Weidinger (Austria), Mārtiņš Zutis (Latvia), Samplerman (France), Tara Booth (USA), Tsukue Akimoto (Japan), Ville Kallio (Finland), Wakana Yamazaki (Japan), Yoshie (Japan), Zane Zlemeša (Latvia).

Support: Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation

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

Reviews: Lo Spazio Bianco, Comics Alternative

Get it: Order it for $13.95 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price). Available in selected shops in Riga and around the world.

An Exorcism by Theo Ellsworth
kuš! mono #3, April 2017

When I reach the blue surface, my exorcism treatment will begin. I don't feel ready for this, but there's no turning back. This is going to be a harsh experience; that's all that I know.

"Theo Ellsworth delves deep into another dimension, forming a world that is beautifully unnerving. Each panel explodes with intensity and movement, thick with complex line work, patterns, and creatures. Ellsworth's work is so original, and An Exorcism is an expressive outflow of his unique creative energy." - Jesse Jacobs

Theo Ellsworth has made numerous comics and art zines including 'Capacity', 'Gnome Activity', and 'The Understanding Monster'. He is the house artist for the record label Astral Industries and his work has been featured in Best American Comics, Smoke Signal, and Trip Magazine.

Format: A6 (4" x 6"), 128 pages, full-color, perfect bound
Printed in Latvia on FSC certified paper

Reviews: Broken Frontier, The Comics Beat, Four Color Apocalypse, Comics Bulletin, Minchō Magazine, Philippine Star Supreme, Comics Alternative

Get it: Order from our webshop for $14.95 (includes worldwide shipping).

mini kuš! #53 'Yellow' by Līva Kandevica, April 2017

What would you do if you knew that this reality that you experience does not even exist? This is a yellowish nightmare where the protagonist is trapped in his own imagination. It seems like a never-ending suffering, but maybe it’s not even happening?

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: High-Low, Optical Sloth, Comics Alternative

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! #52 'Acquisition' by Cátia Serrão, April 2017

Starting with the anodyne question “What does the duck say?” Acquisition stages a proof test conducted by an absent master and a semi-present assistant to a candidate in the best tradition of clownish pixelated Kabbalah.

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Support: Funded by the Direção-Geral do Livro, dos Arquivos e das Bibliotecas/Portugal.

Reviews: High-Low, Yellow Fast & Crumble, Optical Sloth, Uma Bedeteca Anónima

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! #51 'Mirror Stage' by Jaakko Pallasvuo, April 2017

In Jaakko Pallasvuo's Mirror Stage we're taken on a journey of self-reflection, introspection and dank memes.

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Support: Published with the financial assistance of FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange.

Reviews: High-Low, Optical Sloth, Lo Spazio Bianco, Libraire D&Q staff pick

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

š! #27 'BFF', February 2017

Cover: Hironori Kikuchi (Japan) Contributors: BloodBros (New Zealand), deadtheduck (India), Derrengueta (Spain), Émilie Gleason (Mexico), Erlend Peder Kvam (Norway), Gareth Brookes (UK), Gonçalo Duarte (Portugal), Hironori Kikuchi (Japan), König Lü. Q. (Switzerland), Krystal DiFronzo (USA), Līva Piterāne (Latvia), Louise Aleksiejew (France), Lucas Souza Teixeira (Brazil), Lukas Weidinger (Austria), Marie Weber (France), Melek Zertal (Algeria), Shawn Eisenach (USA), Shee Phon (China), Till Lukat (Germany), Tor Brandt (Denmark).

Support: Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation

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

Reviews: Broken Frontier, Comics Alternative

Get it: Order it for $13.95 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price). Soon available in selected shops in Riga and around the world.

mini kuš! #50 'Spectacular Vermacular' by Mathilde Van Gheluwe, January 2017

During the latest very late late talk show, the famous Hollywood star Vlad the Cat remembers the glorious old days, a bittersweet tale of an overwhelming Hollywood career.

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: High-Low, Optical Sloth, Orbital Comics, Comics Alternative

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! #49 'Call of Cthulhu' by Martin Lacko/ H. P. Lovecraft, January 2017

Hilarious adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's 'The Call of Cthulhu' drawn in MS Paint! A must-read for all fans of the green monster and his spawn...

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: High-Low, Optical Sloth, Comics Alternative

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! #48 'Nul' by Olive Booger, January 2017

Nul is the story of a young man who will do literally anything and go anywhere for his crush. The lovestruck protagonist’s ensuing endeavour quickly turns into a hellish nightmare...

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: High-Low, Optical Sloth, Sequential State, The Comics Beat, Comics Alternative

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! #47 'Sutrama' by Daniel Lima, January 2017

Sutrama is a narrative about Roberte’s predilection for paradox and semantic opacity, playing incessantly with irony. This scenic dialogue becomes a polished surface for the green analyst, in which the prime meaning to be discerned is the analyst's own reflection. As certain as death, our hero is a masturbator clown…

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Support: Funded by the Direção-Geral do Livro, dos Arquivos e das Bibliotecas/Portugal.

Reviews: High-Low, Bandas Desenhadas

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

š! #26 'dADa', October 2016

Cover: Zane Zlemeša (Latvia). Contributors: A. Burkholder (USA), Brie Moreno (Canada), Cátia Serrão (Portugal), Daniel Lima (Angola), Dāvis Ozols (Latvia), Dunja Janković (Croatia), Dylan Jones (USA), Ernests Kļaviņš (Latvia), Jaakko Pallasvuo (Finland), José Ja Ja Ja (Spain), König Lü.Q. (Switzerland), Līva Kandevica (Latvia), Maija Kurševa (Latvia), Marc Bell (Canada), Mārtiņš Zutis (Latvia), Olaf Ladousse (Spain), Roman Muradov (Russia), Saehan Park (South Korea), Sammy Stein (France), Vincent Fritz (Germany) and Zane Zlemeša (Latvia). Introduction by: Agathe Mareuge (France).

Support: Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation

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

Reviews: Print Magazine, art-Das Kunstmagazin, High-Low, Daniel Elkin, Lo Spazio Bianco, Bandas Desenhadas

Nominations: Eisner Awards 2017 'Best Anthology'

Get it: Order it for $13.95 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price). Available in selected shops in Riga and around the world.

mini kuš! #46 'Everyone Is Hungry' by Anna Sailamaa, September 2016

The slow moments before falling into sleep. The sound of sparrow’s wing feathers, a rumpled tablecloth and curtains moving with the wind. The night draws closer and gently darkens the sky.

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Support: Published with the financial assistance of FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange.

Reviews: High-Low, Sequential State, Optical Sloth, Rob Kirby

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! #45 'Music of Changes' by Daria Tessler, September 2016

Genetically modified plants grow into randomized sculptures. Order and disorder, determinism and unpredictability, protestors and magic tricks all commingle at the John Cage art farm.

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: High-Low, The Comics Beat, Optical Sloth

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! #44 'P-FE/FRAF' by Ville Kallio, September 2016

Automation did not free us from work, it merely allowed an ever expanding production of highly advanced weapons technologies and surveillance. The air saturated by nanomachines produces a distinct hum.

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Support: Published with the financial assistance of FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange.

Reviews: High-Low, Lo Spazio Bianco, Optical Sloth, du9, Sequential State

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! #43 'Meat Locker' by Michael DeForge, September 2016, second edition: June 2017

Short strips about gyms, trainers and meatheads.

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: High-Low, Nudes Reading Minicomics, Lo Spazio Bianco, Optical Sloth, Orbital Comics

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! #39 'Unwell', Tara Booth, March 2016, second edition: June 2017

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

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: Comics JournalThe Comics Beat, High-LowThirteen Minutes, Optical Sloth, The DIY Eye, Just Indie Comics

Award: Notable Comic in 'Best American Comics 2017'

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mini kuš! #38 'Three Sisters', Ingrīda Pičukāne, March 2016

This tale shows the gruesome collision of two worlds. When three sisters are strolling through the woods, they encounter a strange man. It’s truly beautiful!

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color,  French & Russian, no subtitles

Reviews: Comics JournalThe Comics Beat, High-Low, Thirteen Minutes, The DIY Eye, Just Indie Comics, Becomix

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

š! #23 'Redrawing Stories from the Past', November 2015, second revised edition: June 2017

Anthology with comics about victims of National Socialism by five European authors.

Cover: Paula Bulling (Germany) Contributors: Mārtiņš Zutis (Latvia), Max Baitinger (Germany), Paula Bulling (Germany), Vuk Palibrk (Serbia), Zosia Dzierżawska (Poland) and a postscript by Ole Frahm (Germany)

Project Organization: MitOst e.V. Project Support: Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future, Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony, Cultural Office Neukölln, Goethe Institute Belgrade

Project Website: redrawingstoriesfromthepast.com

Format: A6, 188 pages (second revised edition: 196 pages), full-color, perfect bound, printed on environmentally friendly paper.

Reviews: The Beat, MDR-Zeitreise, Die Tageszeitung, Fumettologica, Just Indie ComicsDaniel Elkin, Brian MCHenry, Armad'illo, Largehearted Boy, ComFor

Get it: Order it for $ 13.95 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price). Available in selected shops in Riga and around the world.

mini kuš! #32 'R.A.T. ', Lala Albert, March 2015, second edition: May 2016

Ever get the feeling you’re being watched? Maybe there is a R.A.T. observing your every move! Read Lala Albert’s comic at your own risk, it might alter your perception forever.

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: Broken Frontier, High-Low, We Should Be Friends, Optical Sloth, Comics&Cola, The DIY Eye, Chili Com Carne, Quimby's, Sequential State

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

š! #22 'Fashion', August 2015

Cover: Marie Jacotey (France) Contributors: Anna Deflorian (Italy), Dace Sietiņa (Latvia), Dāvis Ozols (Latvia), Hetamoé (Portugal), Ingrīda Pičukāne (Latvia), Joseph P Kelly (UK), König Lü.Q. (Switzerland), Laura Callaghan (Ireland), Léo Quievreux (France), Liisa Kruusmägi (Estonia), Marie Jacotey (France), Mārtiņš Zutis (Latvia), Oskars Pavlovskis (Latvia), Otaki (South Korea), Roman Muradov (Russia), Sharmila Banerjee (Germany), Tamia Baudouin (France) and Tin Can Forest (Canada).

Support: Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation

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

Reviews: The A.V. Club, Bandas Desenhadas

Get it:  Order it for $14 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price). Available in selected shops in Riga and around the world.

š! #21 'Business Time', May 2015

Cover: Brecht Vandenbroucke (Belgium) Contributors: Ann Pajuväli (Estonia), Anna Haifisch (Germany), Anna Vaivare (Latvia), Berliac (Argentina), Brecht Vandenbroucke (Belgium), Chris Kuzma (Canada), Disa Wallander (Sweden), Harukichi (Japan), Jeroen Funke (The Netherlands), König Lü.Q. (Switzerland), Lai Tat Tat Wing (Hong Kong), Laura Ķeniņš (Canada/Latvia), Līva Kandevica (Latvia), Lote Vilma Vītiņa (Latvia), Maciej Sieńczyk (Poland), Olive Booger (France), Roope Eronen (Finland), Rūta Briede (Latvia), Sergi Puyol (Spain) and Zane Zlemeša (Latvia).

Support: Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation

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

Reviews: Vermicious, Largehearted Boy, Just Indie Comics

Get it:  Order it for $14 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price). Available in selected shops in Riga and around the world.

š! #20 'Desassossego', February 2015

Special issue dedicated to comics from Portugal.

Cover: Daniel Lima Contributors: Amanda Baeza, André Lemos, André Pereira, Bruno Borges, Cátia Serrão, Daniel Lima, Daniel Lopes, Filipe Abranches, Francisco Sousa Lobo, Joana Estrela, João FazendaMarta Monteiro, Milena Baeza, Paulo Monteiro, Pedro Burgos, Rafael Gouveia, Tiago Manuel. Featuring an introduction to Portuguese comics by guest editor Marcos Farrajota and a special photo story by Tiago Casanova.

Support: Funded by the Direção-Geral do Livro, dos Arquivos e das Bibliotecas/Portugal.

Format: A6, 164 pages, full-color, perfect bound, English.

Reviews and mentions: Expresso Newspaper, Just Indie Comics, LerBD, Darling Sleeper, Largehearted Boy, Just Indie Comics, A Garagem, Fumettologica, bandasdesenhadas

Get it:  Almost sold out! Order last copies for $14 from our webshop (worldwide shipping costs included in price).

š! #19 'Mathematics', December 2014

Cover: Ernests Kļaviņš (Latvia) Contributors: Alexis Beauclair (France), Amanda Baeza (Chile, Portugal), Dace Sietiņa (Latvia, The Netherlands), Dāvis Ozols (Latvia), Ernests Kļaviņš (Latvia), Joaquín Aldeguer (Spain), John Pound (USA), José Ja Ja Ja (Spain), König Lü.Q. (Switzerland), Laura Ķeniņš (Canada, Latvia), Liisa Kruusmägi (Estonia), Līva Kandevica (Latvia), Markus Häfliger (Switzerland), Martín López Lam (Peru, Spain), Mārtiņš Zutis (Latvia), Pixin (Singapore), Renee French (USA), René Rogge (Germany), Roope Eronen (Finland), Ville Kallio (Finland), Zane Zlemeša (Latvia).

Support: Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation

Format: A6, 164 pages, full-color, perfect bound, English.

Reviews: Largehearted BoyThe Comics Reporter, A Garagem

Get it:  Order it for $14 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price). Available in selected shops in Riga and around the world.

mini kuš! #27 'Mathematical Solutions for a Global Crisis', Jesse Jacobs, November 2014, fourth edition: June 2017

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.

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: Der Tagesspiegel, High-Low, Festival Season, Fine Fine Books, Rob Kirby, Optical Sloth, du9

Award: Notable Comic in 'Best American Comics 2016'

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mini kuš! # 16 'Runaway Dog', Emelie Östergren, August 2013

“Once I was in Riga and you were there in front of me. In a basket of an old lonely lady you laid there with two other alfs and you where the one, Alvie. Then I said, I will make a story about you.” Emelie Östergren’s 'Runaway Dog' is a story about Alvie and the dog Moses finding each other in a difficult time in life. A story full of happiness and joy as well as loneliness and struggling. Simple and beautiful.

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: Rob Clough, Book By Its Cover, Broken Frontier, The Comics Journal, Rob Kirby, Comics Bulletin, Rabén & Sjögrenbloggen

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š! #14 'Sports', August 2013

Cover: Amanda Baeza (Chile/Portugal) Artists: Amanda Baeza (Chile/Portugal), Anna Vaivare (Latvia), Conor Stechschulte (USA), Dace Sietiņa (Latvia/The Netherlands), Dāvis Ozols (Latvia), Emelie Östergren (Sweden), Ernests Kļaviņš (Latvia), Jeroen Funke (The Netherlands), Josh White (USA), König Lü.Q. (Switzerland), Lai Tat Tat Wing (Hong Kong), Luka Va (Lithuania), Marc M. Gustà (Spain), Marlene Krause (Germany), Mārtiņš Zutis (Latvia), Michel Esselbrügge (Germany), Michiel Budel (The Netherlands), Mikus Duncis (Latvia), Nicolas Zouliamis (Belgium), Ratigher (Italy), Rūta Daubure (Latvia), Søren Mosdal (Denmark)

Support: Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation

Format: A6, 164 pages, full-color, perfect bound, English.

Reviews: The Comics Journal, just indie comics (English version), Largehearted Boy ,Edie Fake, Desde el globo, Rob Kirby, Ler BD

Get it: Available for $13 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! # 14 'The Pernicious Kiss', Tiina Lehikoinen, August 2013

The story 'The Pernicious Kiss' by the Finnish poet and artist Tiina Lehikoinen is about a modern hero who has a horse head. He seeks love, but it's not easy to find a kissing-partner if you have a face like his…

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Support: Published with the financial assistance of FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange.

Reviews: Rob Clough, Broken Frontier, Edie Fake, Comics Bulletin, chili com carne

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! # 13 'Our Library', Amanda Baeza, January 2013, second revised edition: June 2017

Based on a true story, Amanda Baeza’s comics '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! 

Winner of the mini kuš! competition!

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English with Latvian subtitles

Reviews: Poopsheet, Edie Fake, BD no Sótão, Ler BD, Ateo Poeta, chili com carne

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mini kuš! # 11 'All You Need Is Love', Emmi Valve, January 2013

Emmi Valve’s autobiographical comics 'All You Need Is Love' is a story about friendship and how we should appreciate the love we already have in our lives, instead of just dreaming of a romance or thinking we are alone (when we really are not).

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English with Latvian subtitles

Support: Published with the financial assistance of FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange.

Reviews: Rob Clough, Poopsheet, Thirteen Minutes

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

mini kuš! #8 'The Flames', Akvilė Misevičiūtė, September 2012

When two teenagers visit their grandmother to enjoy the beautiful green countryside, they quickly discover that a big corporation is polluting the surrounding nature. In 'The Flames' Akvilė Misevičiūtė tells their magical quest for dealing with this evil.

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English with Latvian subtitles

Reviews: Truth ZoneRob Clough, Thirteen Minutes, Forbidden Planet, El Elefante Lektor

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mini kuš! #7 'Rainbow of Pain', Ernests Kļaviņš & Andrejs Kļaviņš , September 2012

All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Or is it? The only thing sure is that the sports world depicted by Ernests Kļaviņš and Andrejs Kļaviņš in 'Rainbow of Pain' is perfectly crazy - 9 points!

Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English with Latvian subtitles

Reviews: Rob Clough, Thirteen Minutes, Forbidden Planet

Get it: Order it for $ 6.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

š! #5, After Snowfall, December 2009

Cover: Kaspars Groševs (Latvia) Artists: Aisha Franz (Germany), Anna Sailamaa (Finland), Ernests Kļaviņš (Latvia), Hironori Kikuchi (Japan), Ignacio Serrano (Spain), Ines Christine Geißer (Germany), Johan Klungel (The Netherlands), Kolbeinn Karlsson (Sweden/Iceland), König Lü. Q. (Switzerland), Maija Līduma (Latvia), Mārtiņš Zutis (Latvia), Oļa Vasiljeva (Latvia), Olegti (Russia), Reinis Pētersons (Latvia), Rūta Briede (Latvia), TeER (Germany) and Yoshi (Lithuania).

Support: Latvian Culture Capital Foundation VKKF.

Format: A6, 84 pages, perfect bound, full-color, English                              

Reviews: Avoid the Future, Optical Sloth

Get it: Order it for $8 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

KU #1, Dark Ages, May 2009

5 International artists lead you through a colourful journey through time. While Marcus Nyblom (Sweden) shows his view of a rather primitive stone age,  Oskars Pavlovskis (Latvia) depicted the macabre Antique Age, Lai Tat Tat Wing (Hong Kong) shows a fascinating picture of a very torturous Middle Age, Patric Sandri (Switzerland) drew up a dark picture of the industrial age and Brecht Vandenbroucke (Belgium) beams us into a very colourful but harsh future.

Format: Foldout poster, B2, 500mm x 707mm, folded, full color, English

Get it: Order it for $ 8.00 from our webshop (worldwide shipping included in price).

 

 

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