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  1. Synapses / Ivo Puiupo

    Synapses by Ivo Puiupo
    kuš! mono #9, to be released 6 December 2022

    Synapses is a collection of short stories by Ivo Puiupo. You can jump from story to story, there is a strong ever-changing voice that leads through this graphically sophisticated and refreshing narrative book.

    "It’s truly a book made of people, communicating, unfolding and touching one another, transposing bridges, connecting yet unknown possibilities." - Fabio Zimbres

    Ivo Puiupo (*1996, Lisbon) is a Brazilian/Portuguese visual artist based in São Paulo. His research dialogues with comics and its various ways of unfolding and intersecting with studio production. Puiupo is part of the zine collective Pepito Corp and the artistic collective BASA.

    Format: A5 (6" x 8"), 116 pages, full-color, Pantone cover, perfect bound. Printed in Latvia on FSC certified paper.

    Co-published with Chili Com Carne (Portuguese version).

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

    Get it: Pre-order it from our webshop here (worldwide shipping included in price).

  2. SLIKMIKS / Mikkel Sommer

    Slikmiks by Mikkel Sommer / Mekl
    kuš! mono #8, released 13 October 2022

    Slikmiks is an assortment of sweet and sour comics by Mikkel Sommer. It contains a very wild mix of stories which might make you choke, take coke, or laugh out loud. Watch out, this package only contains artificial flavors and is full of calories and hidden trans fats. Your dentist advises to brush your teeth after devouring this crazy book!

    Mikkel Sommer is a large domain of single-celled, prokaryote microorganisms, who was born in 1987 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Typically a few micrometres in length, he has a wide range of shapes, ranging from spheres to rods and spirals, but mostly quite oblong. He's ubiquitous in every habitat on Earth, growing in soil, acidic hot springs, radioactive waste, water, and deep in the Earth’s crust, but at the moment he resides in Athens with his family. He also draws comics, duh.

    Format: A5 (6" x 8"), 92 pages, full-color, perfect bound. Printed in Latvia on FSC certified paper.

    Get it: Order it from our webshop here (worldwide shipping included in price).

  3. Lemon Yellow / Ciara Quilty-Harper

    Lemon Yellow by Ciara Quilty-Harper
    kuš! mono #7, released 17 September 2022

    Lemon Yellow is a book of over 70 hand-drawn illustrations and a trio of narratives on empathy and subjective responses to colour. Led through different houses, we follow disagreements between two people on their perceptions of a specific colour. Is 'The Dress' blue and black or white and gold?

    Ciara Quilty-Harper is an English-Irish illustrator living in Barcelona. Her soft, blurry drawings are attentive and cinematic observations of daily life.

    Format: A5 (6" x 8"), 52 pages, French flaps, full-color, perfect bound. Printed in Latvia on FSC certified paper.

    Get it: Order it from our webshop here (worldwide shipping included in price).

  4. DJ Cat Gosshie World Tour / Harukichi

    DJ Cat Gosshie World Tour by Harukichi
    kuš! mono #6, January 2022, second edition August 2022, third edition December 2022

    A collection of short stories of DJ Cat Gosshie and his adventures around the world. This book contains many of Harukichi's self-published works, as well as some new, unreleased stories. DJ Cat Gosshie has extraordinary taste in music, loves to travel, and is always there for those in need of a helping hand or a good time. Join the tour!

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

    Co-published with Ediciones Valientes (Spanish version) and Chili Com Carne (Portuguese version)

    Listen: Hear DJ Cat Gosshie on NTS radio, where he plays music from this book and from the mini kuš!

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

  5. Fearless Colors / Samplerman

    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 PatterFour Color Apocalypse, Orbital Comics, Little Nemo's Kat, Comics Alternative, Earl Grey

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  6. Fenix / Zane Zlemeša

    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, Four Color Apocalypse

    Get it: Order it from our webshop (price includes worldwide shipping).

  7. An Exorcism / Theo Ellsworth

    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, Solrad

    Awards: Notable Comic in 'Best American Comics 2018'

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  8. Brume / Amanda Baeza

    Brume by Amanda Baeza
    kuš! mono #2, February 2017

    Although Amanda Baeza’s drawings seem to come from another world, the comics in Brume are based on real events and real feelings. Her graphic personality is rare – so distinct and at the same time so mutable, and even rarer is the way in which her words and images create original narratives and visual poems.

    Format: A5 (14.8 cm x 21 cm / 6" x 8"), 116 pages, full-color, perfect bound. Printed in Latvia on FSC certified paper.

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

    Reviews: Rookie, Broken Frontier, Bandas Desenhadas, Ler BD, Comics Alternative, Earl Grey

    Awards: Winner "Best Drawings" and nominated as "Best Book" at Amadora BD, Portugal

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  9. the End of a Fence / Roman Muradov

    the End of a Fence by Roman Muradov
    kuš! mono #1, November 2015

    What if we were segregated by compatibility? What if we agreed on everything, from haircuts to philosophy? What if we had no sides to take? What would remain in the middle? Inspired by J.G.Ballard, Ai Weiwei, Jonathan Monk and all the recent horrors in the news. Imagine a community willfully segregated by OkCupidish algorithms… or don’t–Roman Muradov did it for you!

    Roman Muradov is an award-winning author and illustrator from Moscow, Russia, currently living in San Francisco, USA. His clients include The New Yorker, The New York Times, Penguin, Random House, Vogue, Time, GQ, and many others. His first graphic novella, (In A Sense) Lost & Found was published in 2014 by Nobrow Press.

    Format: A6 (4" x 6"), 100 pages, full-color, perfect bound. Printed in Latvia on FSC certified paper.

    Reviews: A.V. Club, The Comics Beat, Art Kunstmagazin, Mental Floss, Wink Books, Sequential State, High-Low, Libraire D Q, ConSequential, Earl Grey

    Awards: Notable Comic in 'Best American Comics 2017'

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