1. Good Night and Sweet Dreams! / Teddy Goldenberg

    Good Night and Sweet Dreams! by Teddy Goldenberg
    kuš! mono #12, released 6 December 2023

    'Good Night and Sweet Dreams!' is a book of six short stories inspired by Teddy Goldenberg's dreams. They feature life in prison, a scary hotel, contaminated soil, a conference, a toilet bowl, a dangerous killer and an argument between a man and his parents.

    Teddy Goldenberg was born in Israel in 1985. He lives in Berlin. His most recent book 'City Crime Comics', containing twenty-one stories, was released in French by Fidèle editions and in English by Floating World Comics. He is currently working on a sequel called 'The Retirement Party'. His stories are characterized as humorous and strange.

    Specs: 118 mm x170 mm, 76 pages, full-color cover, black / white inside, perfect bound. Printed in Latvia on FSC certified paper. ISBN 978-9934-581-73-1

    Reviews: Optical Sloth

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

  2. This Year Is Next Year's Last Year / Christopher Sperandio

    This Year Is Next Year's Last Year by Christopher Sperandio
    kuš! mono #11, October 2023

    An angry spirit searches for answers and purpose in Trumpworld. This Year is Next Year’s Last Year exorcises the tortured specters cycling through the contemporary psyche, countering corruption and death with defiant sarcasm. Mail-order magical objects and the rules of an ancient board game round out this treatise on inevitability.

    Christopher Sperandio, born in Kingwood, West Virginia, has lived in Chicago, New York, Mexico City, Berlin, and Hong Kong. Sperandio maintains a daily drawing practice on Instagram @pinko_joe. Sperandio is a professor of art teaching comics and art at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

    Specs: A5 (6" x 8"), 68 pages, full-color, perfect bound. Printed in Latvia on FSC certified paper. ISBN 978-9934-581-72-4

    Support: Produced with support from the Dean of the School of Humanities at Rice University

    Reviews: B@S, Keys and Grails

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  3. Anguesângue / Daniel Lima

    Anguesângue by Daniel Lima
    kuš! mono #10, May 2023

    What unites the band Faint Spirit, a rented room on the 3rd floor, a soliloquy for an invisible audience, a hidden inquirer, a visit at dusk in November and a neighbor who is there to spy on us when we leave? Eugénio, a guest who doesn't find consolation in not believing in ghosts. Anguesângue is a three-chapter adaptation of the short stories Unhappiness and On Parables by Franz Kafka.

    Daniel Lima (*1971, Angola) lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. He's a visual artist who builds neurotic narratives without precedents nor consequences based on our collective imaginary. He's a professor in the Illustration and Comics department at the Ar.Co art school in Lisbon.

    "Daniel Lima has composed an alluring, spooky tune to the lyrics of Franz Kafka. Sing along... if you dare." - Peter Kuper

    Specs: A5 (6" x 8"), 68 pages, full-color, perfect bound. Printed in Latvia on FSC certified paper. ISBN 978-9934-581-65-6

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

    Reviews: Ler BD, ARTECAPITAL

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  4. Synapses / Ivo Puiupo

    Synapses by Ivo Puiupo
    kuš! mono #9, 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.

    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.

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

    Specs: A5 (6" x 8"), 116 pages, full-color, Pantone cover, perfect bound. Printed in Latvia on FSC certified paper. ISBN 978-9934-581-59-5

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

  5. SLIKMIKS / Mikkel Sommer

    Slikmiks by Mikkel Sommer / Mekl
    kuš! mono #8, 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.

    "Mikkel is an artist of truly incredible versatility, and this is a collection of his more silly/playful comics, all bangers." - Roman Muradov

    Specs: A5 (6" x 8"), 92 pages, full-color, perfect bound. Printed in Latvia on FSC certified paper. ISBN 978-9934-581-58-8

    Reviews: Thirteen Minutes, Stripburger #81

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  6. Lemon Yellow / Ciara Quilty-Harper

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

    2nd print July 2023

    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.

    Specs: A5 (6" x 8"), 52 pages, French flaps, full-color, perfect bound. Printed in Latvia on FSC certified paper. ISBN 978-9934-581-56-4

    Awards: Gran Junceda Award, Eva Toldrá Award, shortlisted at the World Illustration awards. Nominated for the Ignatz Awards 2023 in the category 'Outstanding Comic'

    Reviews: Stripburger #81

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  7. DJ Cat Gosshie World Tour / Harukichi

    DJ Cat Gosshie World Tour by Harukichi
    kuš! mono #6, January 2022

    2nd print August 2022, 3rd print December 2022, 4th print June 2023

    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!

    Specs: A5 (6" x 8"), 100 pages, full-color, perfect bound. Printed in Latvia on FSC certified paper. ISBN 978-9934-581-46-5

    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!

    Reviews: Bubbles #15, Stripburger #81, Libraire Drawn & Quarterly

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  8. Fearless Colors / Samplerman

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

    2nd print: April 2024

    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.

    "Reading Fearless Colors is like taking a weird acid trip through comics as images fall apart and melt down in front of you, recombining with different images to form brand new comic pages. Samplerman’s collages take existing art and make new art out of the old, and creates comic pages that you just want to get lost in, exploring the smallest details even while wanting to pull out and see how those details collapse into a complete comic experience." - Scott Cederlund, Panel Patter

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

    In 2017 published with Ediciones Valientes and MMMNNNRRRG. New edition published with Chili Com Carne.

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

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  9. 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

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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