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š! #18 ‘Poetry’ is out now!

š! #18 ‘Poetry’ was released on September 22nd, 2014! The newest issue of our flagship anthology comes printed on even better paper than usual and feels better than ever!

It presents you a wide range of international poetry comics. Some of the contributions are visual adaptations of existing poems, others are collaborative efforts between poets and comic artists, but mostly they genuinely are poems as comics or comics as poems. How this looks (or reads) you can now see yourself!

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Cover: Dāvis Ozols (Latvia)

Contributors: Anete Melece / Inga Gaile, Anna Vaivare / Semyon Khanin, Dāvis Ozols / Ingmāra Balode, Ingrīda Pičukāne / Sergej Timofejev, Klāvs Loris / Anna Foma, Lote Vilma Vītiņa / Kārlis Vērdiņš, Mārtiņš Zutis / Arvis Viguls, Rūta Briede / Jānis Rokpelnis from Latvia, and Alexander Rothman (USA), Andrej Štular (Slovenia), Dunja Janković (Croatia), Evie Cahir (Australia), Julie Doucet (Canada), König Lü.Q. (Switzerland), L.L. de Mars (France), Mari Ahokoivu (Finland), Nicolas Zouliamis (Belgium), Patrick Kyle (Canada), Sam Alden (USA), Theo Ellsworth (USA), Tiina Lehikoinen (Finland) and Tommi Musturi (Finland).

Specs: English, handy A6 format, 164 pages, full-color, perfect bound, Munken Polar 300g, Munken Lynx Rough 120g.

Support: Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation

Get it:  Order it for $14 from our webshop (international shipping costs included) or get yourself a kuš! subscription.

Have a look inside:

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Theo Ellsworth

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Lote Vilma Vītiņa / Kārlis Vērdiņš

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Tiina Lehikoinen

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Dunja Janković

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Rūta Briede / Jānis Rokpelnis

More preview pics you can also see on facebook! To see the issue in it’s whole beauty you should order the book from our webshop, or wait until it’s available at a bookshop near you.




Excerpt of the poetry comic by Nicolas Zouliamis in š! #18 ‘Poetry’.
Find out more about this issue on our blog and see more pics here.

Excerpt of the poetry comic by Nicolas Zouliamis in š! #18 ‘Poetry’.

Find out more about this issue on our blog and see more pics here.

Excerpt of the poetry comic by Lote Vilma Vītiņa and Kārlis Vērdiņš in š! #18 ‘Poetry’.
Find out more about this issue on our blog and see more pics here.

Excerpt of the poetry comic by Lote Vilma Vītiņa and Kārlis Vērdiņš in š! #18 ‘Poetry’.

Find out more about this issue on our blog and see more pics here.

š! #18 ‘Poetry’ is out! Cover by Dāvis Ozols. A6, 164 pages, full color, fancy Munken Paper, $14 (including shipping). Get your hard or digital copy here and see more preview pics here.

š! #18 ‘Poetry’ is out! Cover by Dāvis Ozols. A6, 164 pages, full color, fancy Munken Paper, $14 (including shipping). Get your hard or digital copy here and see more preview pics here.

kawaishen:

Learn more about kuš! in my interview with David & Sanita :)

Kawai Shen interviewed us!

codecartooning:

RED AND GRAY HEADS, from LOOP 18, one of my randomly generated code art sketchbooks. Drawn purely by writing code.

Do you know the art of John Pound? He contributed a 12 page comic randomly generated by a code he wrote for an upcoming š! issue. Better follow his tumblr already now! 

codecartooning:

RED AND GRAY HEADS, from LOOP 18, one of my randomly generated code art sketchbooks. Drawn purely by writing code.

Do you know the art of John Pound? He contributed a 12 page comic randomly generated by a code he wrote for an upcoming š! issue. Better follow his tumblr already now! 

Excerpt of the poetry comic by  Ingrīda Pičukāne and Sergej Timofejev in š! #18 ‘Poetry’.
Find out more about this issue on our blog and follow Ingrīda’s fashion tumblr!

Excerpt of the poetry comic by  Ingrīda Pičukāne and Sergej Timofejev in š! #18 ‘Poetry’.

Find out more about this issue on our blog and follow Ingrīda’s fashion tumblr!

Excerpt of the poetry comic by Mārtiņš Zutis and Arvis Viguls in š! #18 ‘Poetry’.
Find out more about this issue on our blog and follow Mārtiņš’s tumblr!

Excerpt of the poetry comic by Mārtiņš Zutis and Arvis Viguls in š! #18 ‘Poetry’.

Find out more about this issue on our blog and follow Mārtiņš’s tumblr!

I have said it before and I shall say it again – with its global scope and the exciting opportunities to discover fresh comics voices within its vibrant pages, š! is one of the most important altcomics publications on the international scene. If you haven’t checked the book out to date then you really do need to rectify that situation as soon as possible.

Andy Oliver reviews š! #17 ‘Sweet Romance’ for Broken Frontier

Cover by Patrick Kyle, excerpts above by Aisha Franz, Ayumu Arisaka, Ginette Lapalme and Tomasz Niewiadomski.

Copies are still available here.

š! #18 ‘Poetry’ dummy and original cover drawing by Dāvis Ozols currently exhibited at the Latvian National Library. More pics from the exhibition opening here.

š! #18 ‘Poetry’ dummy and original cover drawing by Dāvis Ozols currently exhibited at the Latvian National Library. More pics from the exhibition opening here.

josejajaja:

New experiment zine…

Do you know José Ja Ja Ja? Soon you can find his work in š!. Meanwhile we recommend you follow his tumblr.


Excerpt of the poetry comic by Klāvs Loris and Anna Foma in š! #18 ‘Poetry’.
Find out more about this issue on our blog and follow Klāvs’ tumblr!

Excerpt of the poetry comic by Klāvs Loris and Anna Foma in š! #18 ‘Poetry’.

Find out more about this issue on our blog and follow Klāvs’ tumblr!

mini kuš! #2 ‘Being’, mini kuš! #3 ‘Weeding’ and mini kuš! #4 ‘The Story of Gardens’.
Previously sold out, now last copies available at our webshop.
š! #4 ‘Lost in the City’, š! #6 ‘Duke Jacob’ and š! #7 ‘Forest Tales’
Previously sold out, now some very limited copies left in our webshop.
inechi:

Hej! im in Sweden, where they sell cheap tubes of caviar in the supermarket and where they have words like “olla”, which means to spread your penis over something. What a wonderful place!
Ill be doing some talks here about my new book Lapsos, my comics and “the comics scene” in Mexico next week…
15 / Sept. Holbæk Art School, Copenhague, Denmark
16 / Sept. Comics School, Malmö, Sweden
16 / Sept. 20:00 hrs, Release party for Lapsos at Inkonst, Malmö, Sweden
Then Im going back to Riga, Latvia, where I’ll be holding a zine making workshop on the 20th of Sept. organized by my friends from Kuš! See you soon… maybe?

Inés Estrada on tour, don’t miss! More about the event in Riga here.

inechi:

Hej! im in Sweden, where they sell cheap tubes of caviar in the supermarket and where they have words like “olla”, which means to spread your penis over something. What a wonderful place!

Ill be doing some talks here about my new book Lapsos, my comics and “the comics scene” in Mexico next week…

15 / Sept. Holbæk Art School, Copenhague, Denmark

16 / Sept. Comics School, Malmö, Sweden

16 / Sept. 20:00 hrs, Release party for Lapsos at Inkonst, Malmö, Sweden

Then Im going back to Riga, Latvia, where I’ll be holding a zine making workshop on the 20th of Sept. organized by my friends from Kuš!
See you soon… maybe?

Inés Estrada on tour, don’t miss! More about the event in Riga here.