27 December 2013

kuš! 2013 roundup

Short overview of all comics we published in 2013. Here they are in their full glory:




Altogether 828 full color pages of comics by 66 international artists published in three issues of the comics anthology š! and in twelve mini kuš!. 2013 has been a big blast of creativity!

You can get them all here for only $79.00 including worldwide shipping costs and a bunch of stickers, postcards and bookmarks as well!


Have a look at each title published with links to the artists and reviews:

mini kuš! #10 'Otso', Mari Ahokoivu, January 2013
Otso, Kontio, Karhu, Bære, Bear, Ours, Meška, Lācis… – Mari Ahokoivu’s fearless hero has many names. Join him for a dreamy adventure through space and time!
Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English with Latvian subtitles
Reviews: Poopsheet ,Quimby's

mini kuš! # 11 'All You Need Is Love', Emmi Valve, January 2013
Emmi Valve’s autobiographical comics 'All You Need Is Love' is a story about friendship and how we should appreciate the love we already have in our lives, instead of just dreaming of a romance or thinking we are alone (when we really are not).
Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English with Latvian subtitles
Reviews: Poopsheet, Thirteen Minutes

mini kuš! # 12 'Historyjki', Maciej Sieńczyk, January 2013
Polish artist Maciej Sieńczyk is a collector of curiosities who can recognize a silhouette of a giant ram in a group of nomadic hunters, find singing faces hidden in fluffs of dust and who is able to see a shape of a miserably clad fellow formed of some food stuck in a sleeping man's mouth. Read 'Historyjki' with Sieńczyk’s tales and decide whether it is a kingdom of phantasy, or simply reality, yet very well contemplated.
Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English
Reviews: Comics Bulletin, Poopsheet, Daniel Elkin

mini kuš! # 13 'Our Library', Amanda Baeza, January 2013
Based on a true story, Amanda Baeza’s comics 'Our Library' tells the colorful tale of how a previously abandoned house can become a threat to law and order. This Library isn't a closed book! 
Winner of the mini kuš! competition!
Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English with Latvian subtitles
Reviews: Poopsheet, Edie Fake, BD no Sótão, Ler BD, Ateo Poeta


š! #13, Life Is Live, April 2013
Cover:  Ana Albero (Spain) Artists: Akvilė Misevičiūtė (Lithuania), Ana Albero (Spain), Anete Melece (Latvia), Anna Vaivare (Latvia), Berliac (Argentina), Bianca Bagnarelli (Italy), Dace Sietiņa (Latvia), Dogboy (UK), HTMLflowers (USA), Ian Andersen (USA), Inés Estrada (Mexico), Ingrīda Pičukane (Latvia), Jonny Negron (USA), Julia Gfrörer (USA), Kārlis Vītols (Latvia), König Lü.Q. (Switzerland), Liisa Kivimäe (Estonia), Līva Āboltiņa (Latvia), Maciej Sieńczyk (Poland), Maija Līduma (Latvia), Marlene Krause (Germany), Oleg Tischenkov (Russia), Rūta Briede (Latvia), Sabīne Moore (Latvia), Simon Hanselmann (Australia), Thomas Wellmann (Germany)
Format: A6, 164 pages, full-color, perfect bound, English.
Reviews: Youthless, Broken Frontier, Comics for Grownups, The Beat, zinefan, just indie comics (English version)


š! #14 'Sports', August 2013
Cover: Amanda Baeza (Chile/Portugal) Artists: Amanda Baeza (Chile/Portugal), Anna Vaivare (Latvia), Conor Stechschulte (USA), Dace Sietiņa (Latvia/The Netherlands), Dāvis Ozols (Latvia), Emelie Östergren (Sweden), Ernests Kļaviņš (Latvia), Jeroen Funke (The Netherlands), Josh White (USA), König Lü.Q. (Switzerland), Lai Tat Tat Wing (Hong Kong), Luka Va (Lithuania), Marc M. Gustà (Spain), Marlene Krause (Germany), Mārtiņš Zutis (Latvia), Michel Esselbrügge (Germany), Michiel Budel (The Netherlands), Mikus Duncis (Latvia), Nicolas Zouliamis (Belgium), Ratigher (Italy), Rūta Daubure (Latvia), Søren Mosdal (Denmark)
Format: A6, 164 pages, full-color, perfect bound, English.
Reviews: The Comics Journal, just indie comics (English version), Largehearted Boy ,Edie Fake, Desde el globo, Rob Kirby, Ler BD

mini kuš! # 14 'The Pernicious Kiss', Tiina Lehikoinen, August 2013
The story 'The Pernicious Kiss' by the Finnish poet and artist Tiina Lehikoinen is about a modern hero who has a horse head. He seeks love, but it's not easy to find a kissing-partner if you have a face like his…
Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English 
Reviews: Broken Frontier, Edie Fake


mini kuš! # 15 'Hideous Fiesta', Heta Bilaletdin, August 2013
“How dare you have a party on a day like this?” The comics collage 'Hideous Fiesta' by the Finnish visual artist and musician Heta Bilaletdin is a story about a mysterious party and questions of freedom.
Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English

Reviews: Comics&Cola, Broken Frontier, Edie Fake, Rob Kirby


mini kuš! # 16 'Runaway Dog', Emelie Östergren, August 2013
Emelie Östergren’s 'Runaway Dog' is a story about Alvie and the dog Moses finding each other in a difficult time in life. A story full of happiness and joy as well as loneliness and struggling. Simple and beautiful.
Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English
Reviews: Broken Frontier, The Comics Journal, Rob Kirby

mini kuš! # 17 'Borrowed Tails', Inés Estrada, August 2013
Inés Estrada’s 'Borrowed Tails' is a collection of short comics based on overheard stories and imagined anecdotes. Intimate and feminine, in the most wild and unabashed sense, her acid watercolors transform the mundane into the magic.
Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English
Reviews: Broken Frontier, Comics Bulletin, Comics&Cola

mini kuš! #18 'This No Place to Stay', Michael Jordan, November 2013
'This No Place to Stay' is a semi-fictional, semi-biographical story by the German artist Michael Jordan. His bearded alter ego travels through a coffee cup into a labyrinth inside a hospital laboratory. Hopefully the wound in the nurse's hand can rescue him...
Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English
Previews: Comics&Cola, Rookie Mag

mini kuš! #19 'Inverso', Berliac, November 2013
In the midst of a marital crisis, an unnamed zoologist is assigned to investigate the possible case of a "negative jaguar". The deeper he delves into the Amazonian jungle, the more he steps into the other side of reality. Is it too late to go back? Find out in Berliac’s 'Inverso'.
Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English
(P)reviews: Comics&Cola, Rookie Mag, Madinkbeard

mini kuš! #20 'Crater Lake', Jean de Wet, November 2013
Jean de Wet’s Crater Lake is a panoramic portrait of space and time, capturing moments of tranquility, paranoia, invasion, rebellion, indifference and ultimately salvation-all taking place within a volcanic crater community, during an unusual cosmic event.
Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color cover, inside one Pantone spot color, English
(P)reviews: Comics&Cola, Rookie Mag, Madinkbeard

mini kuš! #21 'Jungle Night', Renata Gąsiorowska, November 2013
It's the biggest celebration of the year all friends have been waiting for, but Lili just prefers to be alone sometimes. Put some leaves on your head and join her through Renata Gąsiorowska's Jungle Night.
Format: A6, 28 pages, saddle stitch binding, full-color, English
(P)reviews: North Adams Transcript, Comics&Cola, Rookie Mag, Culture.pl, dybuk

š! #15 'Cats', November 2013
Cover: Edgars Folks (Latvia) Artists: Dace Sietiņa (Latvia / Netherlands), Dāvis Ozols (Latvia), Edie Fake (USA),  Emmi Valve (Finland), Ernests Kļaviņš (Latvia), John Broadley (England), König Lü.Q. (Switzerland), Lars Sjunnesson (Sweden), Léo Quievreux & Fredox (France), L.L. de Mars (France), Margrieta Dreiblate (Latvia), María Inés Gul (Poland), Mārtiņš Zutis (Latvia), Michael DeForge (Canada), Paul Paetzel (Germany), Pedro Franz (Brazil), Reinis Pētersons (Latvia), Roméo Julien (France), Rūta Briede (Latvia), Warren Craghead (USA), Weng Pixin (Singapore).

Format: A6, 164 pages, full-color, perfect bound, English.

Review: Comics Bulletin, Comics&Cola, Three Thousand, Largehearted Boy, Ler BD

Huge thanks to everybody who made this a splendid comics year, first and foremost to all the amazing contributors, to our supporters, the backoffice, our creative designers Monika and Markus, our great retailers, our followers, the critical reviewers, and of course to all our readers, without whom this whole project wouldn't make any sense.

Hope you enjoyed our books and bear with us for a whole lot of new comics in 2014! We plan to release four š! anthologies and eight mini kuš!, and who knows, maybe even more! Not to miss our next titles, best is if you follow us here on on blogspot and twitter, facebook and tumblr or already now get a kuš! half-year superscription. In case you somehow missed all our 2013 titles, you can get the whole package here as special deal.

We wish you a very creative, happy and successful 2014!

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