1 November 2017

kuš! fall season 2017

This fall we shook hard on the kuš! tree and got the biggest harvest of the last 10 years.



We're very happy to present you seven tasty new books by Latvian and international artists!

Preview and get them here:

- š! #30 'Brooklyn, guest-edited by Gabe Fowler

You should definately get these books to enjoy a more colorful autumn! 


'Fenix' by Zane Zlemeša will be released at the same time as the exhibition of her work in Micēlijs  on 3 November in Riga. 

On 8 November will be a release party of š! #30 at Desert Island in Brooklyn.

All of our seven new titles will be internationally debuting at CAB in Brooklyn on 11 November at the kuš! table M2! Also come to pick up a free copy of the special international issue of Smoke Signal, guest edited by kuš!

23 October 2017

'Fenix' and 'Fearless Colors' coming out soon!

Autumn is getting more and more colorful - not only are we releasing a new š! issue and four new minis, but also two new books in the kuš! mono series are coming out very soon!

Illustration by Samplerman


 kuš! mono #4 'Fenix' is the first long form comic by the Latvian artist Zane Zlemeša! And don't be afraid of kuš! mono #5 'Fearless Colors', the first collection of the mysterious Samplerman collected in book form!

Preview:


Fenix by Zane Zlemeša
kuš! mono #4, to be released on 31 October 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.

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


Supported by Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation 

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



Fearless Colors by Samplerman
kuš! mono #5, to be released on 31 October 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  

Get it: Order from our webshop for $19.00 (includes worldwide shipping).






To see more preview pictures head right over to our website www.komikss.lv and get your dose of burning hot comics!

'Fenix' by Zane Zlemeša will be released at the same time as the exhibition of her work in Micēlijs  on 3 November in Riga.

All of our seven new titles will be debuting at CAB in Brooklyn on 11 November at the kuš! table M2! Don't forget to pick up a free copy of the special international issue of Smoke Signal, guest edited by kuš!

18 October 2017

š! #30 coming out soon!

The fall issue of our š! comics anthology is about to come out - š! #30 is dedicated to Brooklyn! Guest-edited by the mastermind behind the Desert Island comic book store, the Smoke Signal anthology and Comic Arts Brooklyn - Gabe Fowler. This issue is all about the crazyness of Brooklyn by Brooklyn artists!


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, König Lü. Q., Lily Padula, Natalie Andrewson, Rob Corradetti, Sabin Cauldron, Siobhán Gallagher, Thu Tran, Thomas Toye, Tyler Boss, Whit Taylor.

Specs: Format A6, 180 pages, full-color, perfect bound, high quality and environmentally friendly Munken paper. To be released on 31 October 2017

Get it:  Pre-order it for $13.95 from our webshop, or get a kuš! subscription and receive also the next kuš! titles!

Preview Pages:












Whoop, whoop! What are you waiting for? Put away your cold-brew coffee and order your copy of š! #30 'Brooklyn' right here!

This issue will be debuting at CAB in Brooklyn on 11 November at the kuš! table M2! And don't forget to pick up a free copy of the special international issue of Smoke Signal, guest edited by kuš!

11 October 2017

mini kuš! #59-62 preview

The kuš! autumn season is gonna be hot! A new very special anthology, two mind-bending kuš! mono titles and four simply amazing new mini kuš! are awaiting you! Today we announce the new minis, about the rest of the books we'll inform you very soon! 

 Illustration by Noah Van Sciver

The mini kuš! #59-62 line-up is as diverse as ever. Get blown away by four brand new comics by Paula Bulling / Nina Hoffmann (Germany), Noah Van Sciver (USA), Tomasz Niewiadomski (Poland) and Aidan Koch (USA)!

Each mini comes in A6 format and has 28 pages in full color with saddle stitch binding. They will be released on 10 November, 2017.

You can pre-order the 4 mini kuš! together at a special price here or get each mini kuš! separately here. In case you'd also like to get the following š! issues and mini kuš! releases, get a kuš! subscription here. Continue to celebrate the 10 year kuš! anniversary with some of the best alternative comics from around the world!

Preview:

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

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






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

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.
 
 


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

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





mini kuš! #62 'Daughter' by Aidan Koch

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.


So if you want to see the rest of the stories, better head over to our shop and get them now!

The books will debut at CAB in Brooklyn on  November 11.  Don't miss!


1 August 2017

mini kuš! #55-58 preview

It's time for more comics, right? You don't need to wait long, soon we'll release four new mini kuš!

 Illustration by Patrick Kyle

The mini kuš! #55-58 line-up is stunning. Get ready for new comics by GG, Andrés Magán, Evangelos Androutsopoulos and Patrick Kyle!

Each mini comes in A6 format and has 28 pages in full color with saddle stitch binding. They will be released on the 10th of August 2017.

You can pre-order the 4 mini kuš! together at a special price here or get each mini kuš! separately here. In case you'd also like to get the following š! issues and mini kuš! releases, get a kuš! subscription here. Time to celebrate the 10 year kušiversary with lots of exciting alternative comics!

Preview:

mini kuš! #55 'Valley' by GG

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




mini kuš! #56 'A Friend' by Andrés Magán

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



mini kuš! #57 'Eviction' by Evangelos Androutsopoulos

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?




mini kuš! #58 'Night Door' by Patrick Kyle

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?



So if you want to see the rest of these stories, better head over to our shop and get them now!

The books will debut at Safari Festival in London on the 12th of August. Evangelos Androutsopoulos will be there, as well as many artists of previous kuš! books such as Roman Muradov, Tara Booth, and Aisha Franz. Don't miss!