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Best Comics not in (most) Stores?

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:20 am
by William Ward
I was looking that the thread about comics worth reading and I thought it might be worth taking a different approach, talking about comics that are a little less likely to have been read by large numbers of people.

Having not been able to really go to a lot of convention/shows I have just recently started seeing work that you can't order through Diamond or find at Barnes and Noble. I won't say we need to limit to books that are not offered by Diamond, lets just say books that most stores don't carry, but I am really curious about those type of books.

Any suggestions?

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:57 am
by Joey
Little House Comics. Specifically what they've got in the "minis" section....

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:53 am
by William Ward
Those look really great, I will definitely be spending some money there! Thanks for directing me, I really need to try and expand into something I was not aware of.

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:11 am
by William Ward
Sam Hiti’s Tiempos Finales. Xeric Award winner and from what I can tell, not available everywhere (though I bet you can find it at larger stores, I don’t have one near by). I have to order more of his work from his website.

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You can find Northern Overexposure on J.P. Ahonen’s site, I got it and it was great. It was posted on the front page here a while ago, so likely some people here have it, but I don’t think it is available everywhere.

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You can find two Trades Layla Lawlor’s website for the comic. Very enjoyable fantasy, extremely well constructed setting.

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Lots of fun!

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This one is of course a little easier to run across at your local comic shop, but I think it is still fair to say that most shops don’t carry it. Maybe not, still worth mentioning.

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Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:34 pm
by Scott Hallett
"Never As Bad As You Think" by Kathryn & Stuart Immonen

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Picked it up on a whim from their website http://www.immonen.ca

Very funny, based on what seemed like a very fun experiment. Each page is based off the topic of Illustration Friday for the weeks they ran it online.

This may be available in Diamond, I'm not sure, but I bet it isn't sitting on a lot of comic shelves.

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:32 am
by jdalton
Wow, some good suggestions so far! I need more money so I can get these...

A lot of my best hard(er) to find comics are from people who are already internet-famous or Flight-associated, but a couple of Vancouver-based books worth getting include "True Loves" by Jason Turner, and the short but to-the-point "1918" by Ken Boesem.

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:30 am
by Scott Hallett
I just got Sam Hiti’s Tiempos Finales in the mail yesterday. I haven't been through the whole thing but I can say that it's absolutely gorgeous. Sam's artwork is awesome.

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:47 pm
by William Ward
Glad you picked it up, it was a nice read.

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:39 pm
by William Ward
Joey wrote:Little House Comics. Specifically what they've got in the "minis" section....
I picked up a few of the comics at this site, and I was floored by the quality. Thanks for the recommendation. I liked everything I bought, but particularly enjoyed:

Mattie & Dodi
The Beast Mother

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:32 am
by William Ward
Still reading through the pile I ordered, but here is a nice place as well:

http://www.onepercentpress.com/comics/