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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).

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).

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

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

# sold out # Last copies available via Spit And A Half

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

Awards: Notable Comic in 'Best American Comics 2017'

# sold out # Last copies available via Spit And A Half

 

 

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