Friends. You gotta have friends. That's what it's all about. Or something like that. Basically, while appreciating non-Ad work that I have come to love, I thought I'd try and help make that work available to others. Especially in regards to ease of shipping. So, we are proud to announce a new venture where we will be distributing the works of publishers like Nobrow Press and Koyama Press. We have also added Malachi Ward to the mix and hope to give him company in the future. So, please take the time to check'em out, and if you're in the mood, order some! A bit about these early "adders".
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Nobrow Press, based in London UK, is all about publishing beautiful tactile illustrated books. We work with a wide range of illustrators and artists from around the world to produce image based publications from comic books and graphic novellas to artist's monographs and illustration journals. Our production methods combine the best materials with the most interesting printing methods often inspired by the illustrated books of yesteryear.
Koyama Press was founded in 2007 to sponsor projects with emerging artists. The rationale behind the enterprise is to fund a project with the intention to promote the artist. Ideally there will be a product to sell to create revenue. In addition to publishing books, the company has financed such diverse projects as zines, comics, artist designed t-shirts, installations, photo montage work, print folios, letterpress cards. The venture has covered travel costs, reference materials, art supplies and the odd lunch. koyamapress.com
I'll be honest. I didn't know Malachi's work until a few weeks ago. I was introduced to it by a suggestion of a comic retailer friend. And, boy, I'm glad I was. His work is solid comic storytelling.