A palm-sized collection by the King of Canadian Mini-Comics
Join Canadian cartoonist Colin Upton as he delights in the minutiae of everyday life. Whether he’s bussing across the border or trying to break in a stiff pair of Doc Martens, Upton examines seemingly insignificant experiences with a contagious fascination.
Post-Modern Mini-Comics is a celebration of Upton’s long history of ground-breaking work in alternative comics, and a cure for a celebrity culture that misleads people into believing that life has no meaning without fame. In this rare collection of autobiographical work, Upton offers a historical record of his everyday experiences.
About the Artist
Colin Upton has been called the “King of Canadian mini-comics”. After dropping out of art school in 1985, he self-published over 300 mini-comics and digests. He also created indie comics Big Thing, Buddha on the Road, Incubus and has appeared in numerous comics anthologies. Colin has written about comics, co-hosted two radio shows about comics, created award winning cartoon illustrations, concept art for a miniatures line, cartoons for a movie and for a play. When not creating comics, Colin performed in a garage band, Puke Theatre, and a noise band The Haters. He wargames, paints, collects stuff and creates assemblages for an art movement he created as a joke, Fraud Art. He lives on mental disability in Vancouver with his cat, Gojira.
CONUNDRUM 25, a landmark series of gem-like volumes, presents masters of the graphic short story form at work in a range of styles. From precious rediscoveries to gender-playful fictions, fabular futurism to uncanny imaginings, there are stories by a new generation of Conundrum artists alongside classics of the form. Bringing together past, present, and future in our 25th year and beyond, CONUNDRUM 25 is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.
6.25 x 4.25 inches