Newave!: The Underground Mini Comix of the 1980s
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Newave!: The Underground Mini Comix of the 1980s

3.47 of 5 stars 3.47  ·  rating details  ·  45 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The very best from comicdom’s DIY/zine heyday! Just a few of the names included herein: Jeff Gaither, Michael Roden, Wayno, Artie Romero, Brad Foster, Fred Hembeck, Mary Fleener, The Pizz, Rick Geary, Dennis Worden, Steve Willis, Roy Tompkins, Tom Christopher, XNO, Clay Geerdes, Bob X, Jim Siergey, J.R. Williams, Jim Blanchard, Norman Dog, Molly Kiely, Mack White, Daniel C...more
Hardcover, 892 pages
Published February 28th 2010 by Fantagraphics (first published 2010)
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Josephus FromPlacitas
Some of the comics are fun, some pointless, but most are very free-feeling. A funny look at a particular period of juvenilia, some of it trying to break out of hippie stylings of the previous decade, some just wallowing in them. Pretty impressive how much artistic effort went into some of the mini-comics collected here. Oddly enough (or maybe not so oddly), the names I recognize tend to have the comics I like best: Mary Fleener, J.R. Williams, Rick Geary. Maybe that's a sign of the quality that...more
A thick anthology of mini comix (as the title would imply), but one who's title doesn't do it full justice. No mention on the front or back covers that the anthology includes interviews with people who were key to the surge in popularity of mini comix (an area I was previously ignorant of, apart from being aware of their existence), including essays by Clay Geerdes, who seems to have been the inspiration for the majority of contributors to the collection to create their own comix. Also, the anth...more
Like another reader below, I wanted to love this book. It's a worthwhile read if you're at all into mini comics (gonna call 'em comics instead of comix, as I've always just hated that x for some reason), and there are some good, informative interviews herein, particularly with Clay Geerdes, who godfathered a lot of the early work of these artists and sounds like a real stand up sort of fellow. It is also important to document eras in comics publishing for posterity (particularly in self-publishi...more
I give this 3.9 stars, actually. I wanted this to kill, but it didn't. It just didn't. You should still read it if you like comics and subculture, but, errrr, ummmm, that's all.
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