25 August 2015

mini kuš! #34-37 are out now!

A refreshing final of a hot summer is guaranteed with these new mini kuš! by very fine comic artists from Denmark, USA, Hong Kong and Finland.


Mikkel Sommer tells the apocalyptic story of Laika's resurrection in Limonchik. In Theo Ellsworth's Birthday you will be the witness of a Inner-Space Birth Ritual. Lai Tat Tat Wing's Pages to Pages takes the power struggle between digital and analog to a whole new dimension, and Tommi Musturi's Snake in the Nose is just an utter utter nightmare...

Specs: Each book has 28 pages, full color throughout, offset printed locally in Riga on high quality environmentally friendly Munken paper, saddle stitch binding, handy format DIN A6. 

Get 'em: Order the mini kuš! collection for $18 here or get each mini kuš! separately for $6  (worldwide shipping costs already included in the price!) or pick them up from us on our World Tour. In case you'd also like to get the following kuš! releases, subscribe here.

A closer look:

mini kuš! #34


'Limonchik' by Mikkel Sommer

On November 3, 1957, the Soviets launched Sputnik 2 into space. Inside the spacecraft was a dog. Now, after more than half a century, Limonchik returns to the Earth. But to what end? Mikkel Sommer will show you.



mini kuš! #35


'Birthday' by Theo Ellsworth

Our hero is insanely nervous. He's about to undergo an intense psychic initiation known as the Inner-Space Birth Ritual. You'd be nervous, too! Theo Ellsworth has faithfully documented our hero's bizarre experience in the pages of Birthday.




mini kuš! #36


'Pages to Pages' by Lai Tat Tat Wing

Hold on to your chairs, Hong Kong artist Lai Tat Tat Wing takes you on a wild read from comics to comics, readers to readers, lovers to lovers, heroes to heroes, evils to evils, colours to colours, books to books, frames to frames, huge to huge, mini to mini... Pages to Pages...



mini kuš! #37


mini kuš! #37 'Snake in the Nose' by Tommi Musturi

Tommi Musturi's Snake in the Nose is a free-flow story about an angry man alone in his flat, reminiscent of a manic, badly-drawn Scooby Doo comic. It turns into a real nightmare after just a few pages - containing full frontal and rear nudity, and bad taste in general. Some would call this humour, but that's a bit doubtful.



Get ready for an explosion of colors and enjoy the full stories after you place your order here, lean back for a minute, and soon your mailbox gets properly fed!

Here's a list of shops who will mostly carry them as well pretty soon. If you're interested in wholesale, contact us at kushmens(at)gmail(dot)com.

24 August 2015

The Fashion Issue Is Out!

š! #22 'Fashion' came out very chic! After a fabulous opening party at the Safari Festival in London, it's now officially released. This newest issue of the š! anthology is not really about fashion, but all the contributing artists stand out for their affinity to fashion and made simply fabulous comics, which you can now check out yourself!


Cover: Marie Jacotey (France)

Contributors: Anna Deflorian (Italy), Dace Sietiņa (Latvia), Dāvis Ozols (Latvia), Hetamoé (Portugal), Ingrīda Pičukāne (Latvia), Joseph P Kelly (UK), König Lü.Q. (Switzerland), Laura Callaghan (Ireland), Léo Quievreux (France), Liisa Kruusmägi (Estonia), Marie Jacotey (France), Mārtiņš Zutis (Latvia), Oskars Pavlovskis (Latvia), Otaki (South Korea), Roman Muradov (Russia), Sharmila Banerjee (Germany), Tamia Baudouin (France) and Tin Can Forest (Canada).

Format: A6, 164 pages, full-color, perfect bound, locally printed in Riga on high quality, environmentally friendly Munken paper ISBN: 978-9934-518-33-1 Release date: August 22nd, 2015 Support: VKKF

Get it: Order it here ($14, international shipping costs included) or get yourself a kuš! subscription and receive also our next titles.

Preview pages: 

 Marie Jacotey

 Hetamoé

 Oskars Pavlovskis

 Roman Muradov

 Joseph P Kelly

 Laura Callaghan

  Léo Quievreux

Otaki

 Tamia Baudouin

.... and more! Get it here and see for yourself!

29 July 2015

kuš! world tour

Illustration by Līva Kandevica

We're already trying hard to spread our comics all around the world, but now, more than ever, we want to swing them directly into your hands! So we're happy to announce, that between August and December we'll make a little world tour.

Here's the schedule so far:

21-22 August LONDON, UK
Safari Festival
representing kuš!: David Schilter and special guest Marie Jacotey
debuting š! #22 'Fashion' and mini kuš! #34-37

28-30 August HELSINKI, Finland
Helsinki Comics Festival
kuš! reps: Sanita Muižniece, David Schilter and Ingrīda Pičukāne

11-13 September BRUSSELS, Belgium
Cultures Maison
kuš! rep: Oskars Pavlovskis

18-20 September RIGA, Latvia
Cilvēks, kurš zīmē - Exhibition, comics party and workshop with Aisha Franz!

26 September - 4 October BOGOTA & MEDELLIN, Colombia
Entreviñetas
Taking part in publisher panel and showing The Last Match
kuš! rep: David Schilter

17-18 October PARIS, France
Fanzines! Festival
kuš! reps: Sanita Muižniece and David Schilter
debuting kuš! mono #1

31 October FREIBURG,Germany
Print It, Baby!
kuš! rep: König Lü.Q.


6 November BERLIN, Germany 
Redrawing Stories from the Past
exhibition and debut of š! #23
kuš! rep: Mārtiņš Zutis

7 November BROOKLYN, NY, USA
Comic Arts Brooklyn
kuš! rep: David Schilter

21-22 November BOLOGNA, Italy
BilBOlbul 
kuš! reps:  Sanita Muižniece and Līva Kandevica

21-22 November ANTWERPEN, Belgium
Grafixx 
kuš! rep: David Schilter




Looking forward to visit you and get high on jet lag. There might be one or two additions to the kuš! world tour™, we'll make sure to update it. See you around!


P.S. Message us if you have a spare couch. We'll trade for spare books and youtube videos.

28 July 2015

mini kuš! #34-37 coming soon

The end of summer will become sweeter with the release of  four new mini kuš! Our beloved series of mini comics will get beautiful new additions by some of alternative comics' best creators! Be prepared for a colourful explosion of eye-popping comics!


excerpt from Theo Ellsworth's mini kuš!

Mikkel Sommer tells the apocalyptic story of Laika's resurrection in Limonchik. In Theo Ellsworth's Birthday you will be the witness of a Inner-Space Birth Ritual. Lai Tat Tat Wing's Pages to Pages takes the power struggle between digital and analog to a whole new dimension, and Tommi Musturi's Snake in the Nose is just an utter utter nightmare...

Pre-Order: Pre-order the mini kuš! collection for $18 here or get each mini kuš! separately for $6  (worldwide shipping costs already included in the price!). The minis will be released on August 22nd, 2015. In case you'd also like to get the following kuš! releases, subscribe here.

If you're interested in wholesale, contact us via komikss(at)gmail(dot)com

Format: Each book has 28 pages, full color, locally printed in Riga on high quality FSC certified Munken Lynx paper, saddle stitch binding, pocket format DIN A6.

Preview:

mini kuš! #34 'Limonchik' by Mikkel Sommer

On November 3, 1957, the Soviets launched Sputnik 2 into space. Inside the spacecraft was a dog. Now, after more than half a century, Limonchik returns to the Earth. But to what end? Mikkel Sommer will show you.

 
 

mini kuš! #35 'Birthday' by Theo Ellsworth

Our hero is insanely nervous. He's about to undergo an intense psychic initiation known as the Inner-Space Birth Ritual. You'd be nervous, too! Theo Ellsworth has faithfully documented our hero's bizarre experience in the pages of Birthday.

 
 

mini kuš! #36 'Pages to Pages' by Lai Tat Tat Wing

Hold on to your chairs, Hong Kong artist Lai Tat Tat Wing takes you on a wild read from comics to comics, readers to readers, lovers to lovers, heroes to heroes, evils to evils, colours to colours, books to books, frames to frames, huge to huge, mini to mini... Pages to Pages...

 
 


mini kuš! #37 'Snake in the Nose' by Tommi Musturi

Tommi Musturi's Snake in the Nose is a free-flow story about an angry man alone in his flat, reminiscent of a manic, badly-drawn Scooby Doo comic. It turns into a real nightmare after just a few pages - containing full frontal and rear nudity, and bad taste in general. Some would call this humour, but that's a bit doubtful.

 
 
Want to see how these stories continue? You know what to do! Place your orde here, lean back for a minute, and soon your mailbox gets properly fed!

Here's a list of shops who will carry them as well pretty soon. In case you are in London, come by to the book debut at Safari Festival on August 22.

22 July 2015

š! #22 coming out soon


Fashion!!! The new š! comics anthology is not really about fashion – or is it? The eighteen specially selected artists are not only very well-dressed, but they all use fashion very passionately in their comics. They stand out through paying detailed attention to their characters’ style. Without further restrictions, they were given a free hand in their stories, creating the most fabulous works – gorgeous, stylish, romantic, youthful, sexy, experimental and always surprising, almost like fashion itself

š! #22 'Fashion' est très chic!  



Cover: Marie Jacotey (France)

Contributors: Anna Deflorian (Italy), Dace Sietiņa (Latvia), Dāvis Ozols (Latvia), Hetamoé (Portugal), Ingrīda Pičukāne (Latvia), Joseph P Kelly (UK), König Lü.Q. (Switzerland), Laura Callaghan (Ireland), Léo Quievreux (France), Liisa Kruusmägi (Estonia), Marie Jacotey (France), Mārtiņš Zutis (Latvia), Oskars Pavlovskis (Latvia), Otaki (South Korea), Roman Muradov (Russia), Sharmila Banerjee (Germany), Tamia Baudouin (France) and Tin Can Forest (Canada).

Format: A6, 164 pages, full-color, perfect bound, locally printed in Riga on high quality, environmentally friendly Munken paper ISBN: 978-9934-518-33-1 Release date: August 22nd, 2015 Support: VKKF

Get it: Pre-order it here ($14, international shipping costs included) or get yourself a kuš! subscription and receive also our next titles.

Preview pages:













To read the whole issue and see for yourself what's hot and what's not, you can pre-order š! #22 'Fashion' here.




The issue will be debuted at the Safari Festival in London with the presence of cover artist Marie Jacotey and contributors Joseph P Kelly, Laura Callaghan and Sharmila Banerjee!