Now in stock from our neighbors to the north, comes a batch of new books by Koyama press. Discover the weird side of weird as the Canadians prove once more that we Americans may not be quite as odd as we believe.


(W/A) Jesse Jacobs

Artist and illustrator Jesse Jacobs—whose book Even the Giants (AdHouse, 2011) marked his major publishing debut after several award-winning, self-published titles—describes his new comic work, By This Shall You Know Him, as coming “out of the darkness of oblivion.” Within the book’s confines, Jacobs states that the reader will “bear witness to the limitless ambitions of a gang of celestial beings as they fiddle and fuss with all sorts of molecular arrangements, creating infinitely detailed patterns and strange new worlds brimming with bizarre life forms. Part art-book, part graphic novel, By This Shall You Know Him depicts all manner of beast running, crawling and slithering towards death’s cold embrace.”

Preview: http://koyamapress.com/projects/by-this-shall-you-know-him-2/


(W/A) Maurice Vellekoop

Time travel! Lesbianism! Gay three-ways! Bionic love-machines! Celebrity product endorsement!!! All this and more is found in acclaimed illustrator and author Maurice Vellekoop’s first all-new comic book in more than ten years, The World of Gloria Badcock.

Last seen in 1997’s Vellevision, sexually liberated magazine editrix Gloria Badcock, is making her triumphant return! Join Gloria, her gay best friend, the renowned inventor Dr. Cornelius, his faithful sidekick, five-time Mr. Sweden and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Sven, and a nutty cast of eccentrics in a joyous, guilt-free, surreal, silly, symphonic celebration of sexual freedom and the special friendship that bonds gay men and (mostly) straight women!

Preview: http://koyamapress.com/projects/gloria-badcock/


(W/A) Michael DeForge

A new self-contained issue in Michael DeForge’s one-man anthology series. In the issue’s main story, “Dogs 2070,” screenwriter Stephen tries to reconnect with his ex-wife and son in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Preview: http://koyamapress.com/projects/lose-3


(W/A) Pat shewchuk and Marek Colek

Tin Can Forest (aka Pat Shewchuk and Marek Colek)—whose Koyama Press debut Baba Yaga and the Wolf was nominated for the 2011 Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent, and won the duo the 2011 Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Comic Book Cartoonist—present their latest book Wax Cross. The artists describe Wax Cross as “an alchemical folktale set in the twilight of the modern age, when the moon has devoured the sun, the mechanical ocean has evaporated into silence, and the decaying corpse of electric current sleeps eternally in a casket of orange lichen. Featuring a cast of characters as familiar as the faded Polaroids in a photo album salvaged from the flooded basement of a condemned church, Wax Cross presents illustrated transcriptions of ectoplasmic revelation, fibrous and grainy folklore, and unbridled bestial merriment, accompanied by textual incantations and occult decoration.”

Preview: http://koyamapress.com/projects/wax-cross/