ATTN: International Orders
As of March 1st 2009, we will no longer be filling international orders for the BP webshop. But don't fret. If you are not in the US and are looking to order any of the 19 BP titles, you can now order them from our distributor Last Gasp. Retailers around the world can also order our books from Last Gasp wholesale and combine their orders with a selection of choice books from their incredible catalog.
November 17, 2009
For you recession-savvy early-bird holiday shoppers, we've reduced every book published by Buenaventura Press by 20%. That's right, 20%!
So, that means the gargantuan Kramers Ergot #7 is now just $100, Comic Art #9 with a signed Tim Hensley poster is a measley $20, and our ever-popular Boy's Club #2 and #3 are a steal $3.96 each.
But you better be swift, bargain-hunters; this sale ends November 30th!
Click below if you know what's good for you:
Yes please, I would like some bargains and take care of some of that holiday shopping.
New Tom Gauld Print and Anders Nilsen Zine
Tom Gauld's Characters for an Epic Tale is letterpress printed in 2 colors on Hahnemühle mould-made Ingres paper. Measuring 9.5 x 12.5 inches, each print is signed and numbered by the artist. This edition of 150 has been divided between BP and the artist. If you are in North America you can order direct from us here and for the rest of the world you can order it soon directly from the artist's website here.
A new, limited edition package Monologuist Paper Blog Supplemental and Postcard Set that includes an 8 page minicomic, a set of six postcards, and more by our friend Anders Nilsen.
More BP Webshop Exclusives - Signed Books!
The enigmatic Evil Dress by Swedish artist Emelie Östergren is now back in stock and each book in this batch has a unique drawing and is signed by the artist.
The Believer 2009 Art Issue!
We are pleased to announce that the new 2009 Art Issue of The Believer features:
°A spectacular crossover cover by the estimable Charles Burns
°Paintoonist Jerry Moriarty (The Complete Jack Survives) in conversation with cartoonist Chris Ware
°The debut of the new monthly "Comics" spread, including all-new strips by Tim Hensley, Lisa Hanawalt, Matt Furie, Charles Burns, Al Columbia, Tom Gauld, and many more, edited by Alvin Buenaventura
°A huge fold-out double sided poster with art by Jerry Moriarty
°An interview with Aline Kominsky-Crumb by Hillary Chute
°An interview with cartoonist and musician Peter Blegvad
and so much more...
(Remember, Jerry's book Jack Survives is available from our webshop with 20% off until the end of November.)
Check out this great, four-part interview with Jerry at the Daily Cross Hatch.
Thanks to everyone who came along to APE this year. Here's a few photos from the weekend on our Flickr page.
October 12, 2009
The Alternative Press Expo (aka APE) takes place on October 17-18 at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco. We'll be at tables 305-309 joined by creature cobbler Eric Haven, the sensational Lisa Hanawalt, and our Swedish cartoonist friend Emelie Östergren. We're happy to be sharing tables with the folks from Swedish publisher Galago who will be coming out for the show, as well as the Bay Area's own Mats!?.
Kevin Huizenga and Dan Zettwoch deliver more Amazing Facts & Beyond in Fact Parader!, a new batch of the St. Louis crew's strip starring trivia maniac Leon Beyond. It's a mind-melting, fully indexed issue!
Grand Hôtel Orbis II is a gorgeous art book published in France that features artists from around the world, such as Blex Bolex, Charles Burns, Frédéric Coché, Daisuke Ichiba, Daniel Johnston, and many more.
Geneviève Castrée's haunting and heartbreaking compositions shine on her understated 7 inch E.P. recorded under the name Ô Paon. Find it in the webshop along with other Castrée music projects.
We've just added signed copies of The Complete Jack Survives by Jerry Moriarty and still have signed copies of The Aviatrix and Boy's Club 3. Limited quanties of each are available exclusively in the webshop. Get them while they last!
Cartoonist Tim Hensley painted five blank 4"x 4" wooden jigsaw puzzles. Each painting is a slight variation on the above image and is signed and numbered by the artist. They are available here. Three sold, two to go. We'll keep the availability updated as best we can.
Ivan Brunetti's Cartooning, a textbook of philosophy and practice, was previously bundled exclusively as a supplement to issue 9 of Comic Art magazine. Due to popular demand, this valuable classroom tool is now available separately. Designed as a course for the self-taught as well as the classroom student, this 78-page booklet contains 15 lessons complete with exercises and homework assignments. If you are teaching a comics course, inquire directly for information on how to purchase copies for your class. Individuals can still get it free with the purchase of Comic Art 9.
Our girl Lisa Hanawalt's Stay Away From Other People won this year's Ignatz award for "Outstanding Mini Comic" at the recent Small Press Expo. Treat yourself and order one from our webshop. Retailers can buy them from us wholesale. While you're at it, be sure to check out Lisa's brand new comic I Want You.
Also, thanks to everyone for their votes for Kramers Ergot 7, which also won an Ignatz brick for "Best Comics Anthology."
Two pages from Eric Haven's new comic book series The Aviatrix appear in this week's Writers Issue of the San Francisco Bay Guardian. They also interviewed him for an online feature which you can read here.
Matt Furie's in Japan for his show at Beams T Harajuku in Tokyo. It opened October 9th and features 20 new works of art on the "monster family." Will Sweeney DJed at the "Monster Family Party" afterward. Wish we could have been there. Send us pictures if you were there!
Here are some links to reviews of recent BP releases:
Boy's Club 3
The Savage Critic
I Want You
Whitney Matheson's Pop Candy blog
The Complete Jack Survives
The Comics Reporter
Ich Liebe Comics
The Onion's A.V. Club
The Gigantic Robot
It's Nice That
The Onion's A.V. Club
The Comics Revival 3-Pak
Kramers Ergot 7
September 22, 2009
Buenaventura Press kicks off its Comics Revival campaign with the release of four new comics. For your pleasure, we present:
The Aviatrix #1 by Eric Haven
Boy's Club #3 by Matt Furie
I Want You #1 by Lisa Hanawalt
Injury #3 by Ted May, Jeff Wilson, and Mike Reddy
BP Webshop Exclusive: Eric Haven and Matt Furie came by the BPHQ this week and so the first 50 copies of The Aviatrix #1 and Boy's Club #3 ordered directly through our webshop will be signed by the artists. We'll remove this description as soon as they run out.
...or look out for the bargain priced Comics Revival 3-Pak bundle, which includes I Want You #1, The Aviatrix #1, and Injury #3. This package is a Diamond comics exclusive and will be available in comic stores shortly.
New in the BP webshop: Carlos Gonzalez's Slime Freak #10 and Video Hole, a new silkscreen print from Leif Goldberg.
Robin McConnell interviewed Jerry Moriarty for his radioshow Inkstuds. Listen to it here: part 1 / part 2).
If you haven't had a chance to order from Buenaventura Press, The Complete Jack Survives and The Gigantic Robot are now on bookstore shelves.
Please stop by the BP booth at the Small Press Expo 2009 (SPX) in Bethesda, Maryland, on Saturday and Sunday, September 26th and 27th. We'll be bearing the fruits of our labors and travels at tables C1 - C3.
Jerry Moriarty, Matt Furie, and Lisa Hanawalt will be with us throughout the weekend celebrating the releases of their new books as well as the following Kramers Ergot 7 contributors.
This will be Jerry Moriarty's second appearance at a show, making this a rare opportunity to meet him and see him talk about his work.
This will also be the first East Coast comics show for Boy's Club creator Matt Furie.
Some panels that we're a part of:
Jerry Moriarty: Jack Survives
Jerry Moriarty is a painter, illustrator and cartoonist who has been teaching at the School of Visual Arts since 1963. Several episodes of his Jack Survives series of comics pages appeared in issues of RAW Magazine. This year, Buenaventura Press has published a definitive hardcover collection of Jack Survives, including never before published work. Publisher Alvin Buenaventura will discuss Jerry's life and work with him in a rare spotlight session.
Now Make It Funny
Now that comics are finally being taken seriously, a new generation of cartoonists are bringing back the funny. Tucker Stone will talk to Emily Flake (Lulu Eightball), Matt Furie (Boy's Club), Sam Gaskin (Fatal Faux-Pas) and Lisa Hanawalt (I Want You) about comics' historical and ongoing aptitude for humorous effect, the deeper meanings of humor, and the struggles of producing comedy on a deadline.
The Future of the Comic Book
The economics and distribution of the comics specialty market have made the traditional comic book format an endangered species, even as book stores and libraries have become increasingly hospitable to long-form work. Moderator Bill Kartalopoulos will discuss the future of the comic book format with publisher Alvin Buenaventura, cartoonists Kevin Huizenga and Matthew Thurber, who have recently self-published their own serial comic book series, and Hellen Jo and Noah Van Sciver, two emerging artist who have recently launched titles in the embattled format.
For a full listing of the weekend's programming go here.
We're happy to see that a Buenaventura Press project and two BP friends have been nominated for Ignatz awards, the SPX festival prize that recognizes "Outstanding Achievement in Comics and Cartooning."
Tim Hensley (Mome; Kramers Ergot 7) for Outstanding Artist
Kramers Ergot 7 (ed. Sammy Harkham) for Outstanding Anthology or Collection
Stay Away From Other People (Lisa Hanawalt I Want You) for Outstanding Mini Comic
You can find a full listing of this year's nominees here.
July 21, 2009
Our Melissa P. Coats, half-finished making her classic Star Trek uniform in preparation for the big Con and we're just about ready to head down to San Diego. Find us at booth #1732 just across the way from Giant Robot and in the vicinity of Fantagraphics, Last Gasp, etc...
We'll have loads of new books this year including a limited amount of advanced copies of the following comics, so come by early if you plan on getting one:
Aviatrix #1 by Eric Haven
Boy's Club #3 by Matt Furie
I Want You by Lisa Hanawalt
Injury #3 by Ted May and co.
Matt, Lisa, and Eric will all be at the show throughout the week, check the signing schedule below for times.
We also just got the main shipment in for:
The Complete Jack Survives by Jerry Moriarty and The Gigantic Robot by Tom Gauld.
Be one of the first to own a copy by picking one up in San Diego. These new BP titles are also now available in our webshop and in case you can't make it out to San Diego. These two titles will be available in stores in August.
We'll also have the above exclusive choice imports from Sweden, Italy, Japan, France, Germany, Portugal, and the UK, as well as mini's, and more that we've gathered from our travels.
This will be the last major signing event for Kramers Ergot 7 as many of the contributors including the editor Sammy Harkham will be with us. We're down to our last few hundred copies so if you've been holding out this is one of your last chances to get a copy and signed! We will not be reprinting this book.
San Diego Comic Con '09 BP Signing Schedule
Thursday, July 23
1:00-3:00 - Johnny Ryan & Lisa Hanawalt
3:00-5:00 - Matt Furie & Aiyana Udesen
5:00-7:00 - Sammy Harkham & Eric Haven
Friday, July 24
12:00-1:00 - Matt Furie & Johnny Ryan
1:00-2:00 - Seth & Sammy Harkham
2:00-3:00 - Tim Hensley & Eric Haven
3:00-4:00 - Aiyana Udesen & Lisa Hanawalt
4:00-5:00 - Xaime Hernandez & Sammy Harkham
5:00-7:00 - Lisa Hanawalt & Matt Furie
6:00-7:00 - Johnny Ryan & Matt Furie
Saturday, July 25
12:00-1:00 - Matt Furie & Lisa Hanawalt
1:00-2:00 - Johnny Ryan & Aiyana Udesen
2:00-3:00 - Lisa Hanawalt & Eric Haven
3:00-4:00 - Matt Furie & Aiyana Udesen
4:00-5:00 - Matt Furie & Eric Haven
5:00-6:00 - Johnny Ryan & Lisa Hanawalt
6:00-7:00 - Xaime Hernandez, Seth, & Todd Hignite
Sunday, July 26
12:00-1:00 - Lisa Hanawalt & Leif Goldberg
1:00-2:00 - Leif Goldberg & Matt Furie
2:00-3:00 - Johnny Ryan & Matt Furie
3:00-4:00 - Lisa Hanawalt & Aiyana Udesen
See you there!
June 25, 2009
We are now accepting pre-orders in the BP shop for both The Complete Jack Survives and The Gigantic Robot! These books are currently on a boat headed for the Port of Oakland, due to get to us sometime at the end of July and in stores by mid-August. Hit us up for a pre-order now and you will be among the first to get your copy of either (or both!) of these highly anticipated titles. For those of you in the UK, you can order The Gigantic Robot directly from Tom Gauld via his Cabanon Press website.
June 16, 2009
Le Muscle Carabine #3, edited by Stéphane Blanquet
Evil Dress, by Emelie Östergren
Mexikansk Gränsö Sparlöst Försvunnen, by Emelie Östergren and Clara Johannson
Slime Freak 9, by Carlos Gonzalez
Rumbling, Chapter 2, by Kevin Huizenga
Work on Paper, by Archer Prewitt
Nazi Knife 5
Canicola no. 5
Swipe File, by Charles Burns
Permagel, by Charles Burns
The Hero's Life and Death Triumphant, by Frederic Coche
Stay Away From Other People, by Lisa Hanawalt
New Construction #2, by Kevin Huizenga
The Factoids of Life, by Kevin Huizenga, Ted May, and Dan Zettwoch
Jimmy Corrigan (Japanese Edition, Vol. 1), by Chris Ware
June 3, 2009
We will be debuting the long-anticipated The Complete Jack Survives, by Jerry Moriarty and The Gigantic Robot by Tom Gauld (Three Very Small Comics, Hunter and Painter). Advance copies of these books will be available, as will the artists. This is Tom Gauld's first official US signing, and Jerry Moriarty's first signing ever (at the age of 72!). Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to meet these groundbreaking cartoonists.
Charles Burns will be signing his deluxe art portfolio Permagel and his new letterpress artist book Swipe File. If we're lucky he'll bring out some rare treasures from his stash to unload and maybe a new issue of Free Shit.
Lisa Hanawalt will have her latest minicomics with her ( I Want You forthcoming.)
BP friends Emelie Östergren and Clara Johansson from Sweden are visiting and will have their new books Evil Dress and Mexikansk Gränsö (Amazing stuff!).
We're bringing along a mess of excellent books, comics, and paraphernalia, including the glorious Kramers Ergot 7, of which our supply is dwindling to the last few hundred copies. Pick yours up at the fest or from our web store! Quite a few Kramers artists will be in attendance at MOCCA if you want to get your copy signed: Adrian Tomine, Seth, Jonathan Bennett, Matthew Thurber, Kim Deitch, Frank Santoro, and Ron Regé, and others.
Muscle Carabine 3 edited by Stéphane Blanquet
Rumbling, Chapter 2 by Kevin Huizenga (new!)
Work on Paper by Archer Prewitt
NK 5 edited by Bongôut (European anthology with Carlos Gonzalez, CF, and Mat Brinkman)
Presspop goods, lots of new Le Dernier Cri titles,
and so much more...
See you there!
March 5, 2009
Swipe File is a handmade letterpress artist's book by Charles Burns. The artist has selected and arranged comic panels by cartoonists he deep admires--Johnny Craig, Bruno Premiani, Jack Cole, Jack Kirby and Chester Gould--and meticulously rendered them in his own style to create these unusual and compelling strips. Printed beautifully in a rich black on Stonehenge paper by Matt Neff at the Common Press. 12 letterpress printed pages. Signed and numbered by the artist in a limited edition of 100 copies.
Order it here.
We've just added new stuff to the BP webshop:
Swipe File by Charles Burns
There's No Solution Because There's No Problem (Best of Relax-In Vol. 2) by Daily Life (CF)
Tramp and Stamp Postcard Series 2 by Leif Goldberg
Standard Man by Mark Lord (aka CF)
LHorreur Est Humaine Vol. 2 No. 1 edited by Humeurs
Slime Freak 7 by Carlos Gonzalez
Desseins Malpropres ESDS no79 by Pascal Doury and Burno Richard
Slime Freak 8 by Carlos Gonzalez
Mollusk #07 edited by Bongout
Memory Mind Calendar 2009 by Leif Goldberg
And recently back in stock:
Mollusk #6: Ghana Movie Posters edited by Bongout
Permagel by Charles Burns
Alice's Adventures Underground by Lewis Carrol
The Hero's Life and Death Triumphant by Frederic Coche
The Imp #4: Historietas Perversas, Mexico's Addictive Comics by Dan Raeburn
ATTN: International Orders/Our Beloved Distributor
As of March 1st 2009, we will no longer be filling international orders for the BP webshop. But don't fret. If you are not in the US and are looking to order any the 19 BP titles you can now order them directly from our distributor Last Gasp. Retailers around the world can also order our books from Last Gasp wholesale and combine their orders with a selection of choice books from their incredible catalog.
The lastest issue of VICE MAGAZINE features interviews with many of the Kramers Ergot 7 contributors including Sammy Harkham, Jaime Hernandez, Rick Altergott, Daniel Clowes, Johnny Ryan, Matt Furie, and Matthew Thurber. If you can't find a copy of VICE in your town, you can read the article here.
We just finished printing a 3-color cover for the latest Johnny Ryan book on our recently acquired Vandercook 219 letterpress. This is the second issue of a new series collecting his weekly strips "New Character Parade." These limited edition books sell-out fast, so buy yours now from Johnny's webshop!
January 22, 2009
December 11, 2008
Now Available In Our Webstore:
Just Added: Kramers Ergot 7 signing at Comic Relief in Berkeley, CA!
We have added a local KE7 signing at my all-time favorite store, Comic Relief.
2026 Shattuck Ave(2 blocks from Berkeley BART)
Berkeley, CA. 94704
Daniel Clowes, Matt Furie, Eric Haven, and J. Bradley Johnson will all be on hand to sign copies of the book. Be there, fool!
Copies of Kramers Ergot 7 are going out as fast as possible!
New Interns: Patrick Kim and Zane Morris
We are now offering a second edition series, unnumbered and printed with black ink. This edition will also be signed by various KE7 artists.
November 14, 2008
Kramers Ergot 7 Book Tour
Sunday, November 16th
436 N. Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA. 90036
Martin Cendreda, Matt Groening, Sammy Harkham, Tim Hensley, Jaime Hernandez, Walt Holcombe, Geoff McFetridge, John Pham, Ron Rege Jr., Johnny Ryan, Souther Salazar, Josh Simmons
Wed, Dec. 3rd
3620 Falls Rd
Sammy Harkham, Kevin Huizenga, John Pham, Ron Rege Jr.
Thurs, Dec. 4th
Copacetic Comics Co Presents:
4104 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh PA 15224
Sammy Harkham, Kevin Huizenga, John Pham, Ron Rege Jr., Frank Santoro, Matthew Thurber
Sat, Dec. 6th
4 - 10pm
540 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn NY 11211
Gabrielle Bell, Johnathan Bennett, Kim Deitch, Sammy Harkham, David Heatley, Kevin Huizenga, Ben Katchor, Jesse McManus, James McShane, Jerry Moriarty, John Pham, Ron Rege Jr., Frank Santoro, Matthew Thurber, Adrian Tomine.
Sun, Dec. 7th
6 - 9
717 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Rick Altergott, C.F., Leif Goldberg, Sammy Harkham, Kevin Huizenga, Ben Jones, James McShane, John Pham, Pshaw, Ron Rege Jr., Souther Salazar
Tues, Dec. 9th
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Rue Bernard Ouest
Shary Boyle, C.F., Sammy Harkham, Kevin Huizenga, John Pham, Ron Rege Jr., Souther Salazar
Thursday, Dec 11
601 Markham Street
Shary Boyle, Sammy Harkham, Kevin Huizenga, John Pham, Ron Rege Jr., Souther Salazar, Seth
Saturday, Dec 13
3244 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657
Ivan Brunetti, John Hankiewicz, Sammy Harkham, Kevin Huizenga, Ted May, Anders Nilsen, John Pham, Ron Rege Jr., Souther Salazar, C. Tyler, Chris Ware, Dan Zettwoch
For further details on Kramers Ergot 7, please go here.
October 29, 2008
Alternative Press Expo 2008
Phil Elverum's Dawn and Kramers Ergot 7 Dual Book Release Party
3037 Myrtle Street # 4, Oakland. 8pm - 11pm. $2 - $5 donation at the door.
We hope to be seeing many of you this weekend. Further details concerning new releases, the Kramers Ergot national book tour, and more coming soon, so stay tuned and continue checking the website for updates.
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