Here’s a page from Laura Knetzger's wonderful piece in PUPPYTEETH 4.

Debuting at TCAF, preorder your copy now!

Here’s a page from Laura Knetzger's wonderful piece in PUPPYTEETH 4.

Debuting at TCAF, preorder your copy now!

One of the things I’m most excited about in the coming year is the next issue of PUPPYTEETH, which will debut at TCAF this year! Many more details to come, but I can say this: PUPPYTEETH 4 will include brand new work by:
Laura KnetzgerJess WheelockJenn LisaPaula Almeidaand Jon GottWill have more details in the following months, including an official cover and preorder information.

One of the things I’m most excited about in the coming year is the next issue of PUPPYTEETH, which will debut at TCAF this year! Many more details to come, but I can say this: PUPPYTEETH 4 will include brand new work by:

Will have more details in the following months, including an official cover and preorder information.

Didn’t get PUPPYTEETH 3 this weekend even though you really wanted to? What about all those cool Liz Suburbia zines? 

Guess what?! You can order them online! Czap Books - get ‘em now!

Didn’t get PUPPYTEETH 3 this weekend even though you really wanted to? What about all those cool Liz Suburbia zines?

Guess what?! You can order them online! Czap Books - get ‘em now!

SPX NEWS

Hello my dear friends. The above graphic indicates a couple of things, chiefly that myself, Liz Suburbia and Matt Czap are going to LARGE at SPX this weeked. Find us at table F5, close to the entrance. We’ll have lots of great stuff for you, including some brand new comics from Liz, but what I’m most excited about is the debut of PUPPYTEETH 3. This is the best thing I’ve ever put together, with the help of the best comics artists I know. I really hope you’ll come by and take a look for yourself, and we’d all love to say hi.

This SPX is kind of like the debutante ball for me, as I’ll be making my first steps on quivering Bambi legs as small time pub/distro Czap Books (website forthcoming). To inaugurate the occasion (purely by chance), I’ll be selling copies of the fantastic, two-time Ignatz Nominated Ojitos Borrosos by Inés Estrada. This book is a knock out, you need it in your life. I’ll have a handful of those for sure (also can be found at the Koyama Press table [J7-10]), and if things shake out I’ll also have some stuff from John G as well. Cool.

The PUPPYTEETH fun continues, since a whole bunch of the contributors are going to be hanging about the Expo as well. Marked in red on the map you’ll find the tables of Mandy Sampson (G11) and L. Nichols (I8). Both will have brand new stuff of their own that you’ll for _sure_ want to grab, including L.’s new book from Retrofit (H11), Flocks vol. 1. Roaming the grounds, you’re also bound to run into Jessi Zabarsky, Eric Kubli, Brandon B. and friend of PUPPYTEETH Geneva Hodgson! I know that Brandon is going to have some cool stuff with him, so seek him out for sure. Off the map above but still very much at SPX will be PUPPYTEETH 3 cover artist Cathy G. Johnson at W63 with table-mate Olivia Horvath. And how can we forget everyone’s friend, Darryl Ayo, reppin at H12?

Then those yellow tables there (W1-5), right across from us, that’s where the DC Conspiracy will be camping out, and selling copies of the book I’m in, District Comics. They should also have copies of the local paper Magic Bullet, which both Liz and I have contributed to in the past.

All in all, looking to be a hum-dinger, I tell you what? Could there be even more surprises in store? You’ll just have to see, because I don’t know!
SPX NEWS

Hello my dear friends. The above graphic indicates a couple of things, chiefly that myself, Liz Suburbia and Matt Czap are going to LARGE at SPX this weeked. Find us at table F5, close to the entrance. We’ll have lots of great stuff for you, including some brand new comics from Liz, but what I’m most excited about is the debut of PUPPYTEETH 3. This is the best thing I’ve ever put together, with the help of the best comics artists I know. I really hope you’ll come by and take a look for yourself, and we’d all love to say hi.

This SPX is kind of like the debutante ball for me, as I’ll be making my first steps on quivering Bambi legs as small time pub/distro Czap Books (website forthcoming). To inaugurate the occasion (purely by chance), I’ll be selling copies of the fantastic, two-time Ignatz Nominated Ojitos Borrosos by Inés Estrada. This book is a knock out, you need it in your life. I’ll have a handful of those for sure (also can be found at the Koyama Press table [J7-10]), and if things shake out I’ll also have some stuff from John G as well. Cool.

The PUPPYTEETH fun continues, since a whole bunch of the contributors are going to be hanging about the Expo as well. Marked in red on the map you’ll find the tables of Mandy Sampson (G11) and L. Nichols (I8). Both will have brand new stuff of their own that you’ll for _sure_ want to grab, including L.’s new book from Retrofit (H11), Flocks vol. 1. Roaming the grounds, you’re also bound to run into Jessi Zabarsky, Eric Kubli, Brandon B. and friend of PUPPYTEETH Geneva Hodgson! I know that Brandon is going to have some cool stuff with him, so seek him out for sure. Off the map above but still very much at SPX will be PUPPYTEETH 3 cover artist Cathy G. Johnson at W63 with table-mate Olivia Horvath. And how can we forget everyone’s friend, Darryl Ayo, reppin at H12?

Then those yellow tables there (W1-5), right across from us, that’s where the DC Conspiracy will be camping out, and selling copies of the book I’m in, District Comics. They should also have copies of the local paper Magic Bullet, which both Liz and I have contributed to in the past.

All in all, looking to be a hum-dinger, I tell you what? Could there be even more surprises in store? You’ll just have to see, because I don’t know!

PUPPYTEETH 3 Spotlight:Liz Suburbia

Above is a sample from Liz Suburbia's contribution to PUPPYTEETH 3, debuting at SPX on September 15th. 


Where would we be without Liz Suburbia? One of closest friends for a long while, Liz is also one of the most straight-up talented cartoonists that I know, personally or otherwise. I’m thinking that some of her first public work was in the form of a charming autobio-with-a-twist webcomic in the early 00s which, for the sake of Liz’s nerves, I won’t link to but I encourage the curious to do some internet sleuthing. After ending that series in 2005, Liz hunkered down and began continuing to develop her craft and do some growing. Somewhere in this period she put together a short run of a full-page zine called Cyanide Milkshake. Around 2008, Liz started actively using livejournal to put stuff on the internet again and eventually start showing off what would become her current series, Sacred Heart.


Sacred Heart is really a home-run comic, a perfect showcase for Liz’s stellar art and writing. Concerning a particular period in the young punk Ben Schiller’s life when being a teen is hard enough without dead bodies starting to pile up in her strangely adult-less town (based loosely on our shared hometown of Northern VA), Sacred Heart is over 200 pages in and still only partway through the first arc of what’s to be a life-sized epic. It’s been a real pleasure watching Liz’s style mature as her confidence in the comics language has grown over the past two years. She’s never one to half-ass anything, and each new page is a gob-smacker of beauty.

Of course, it would be enough for Liz to just give us Sacred Heart but for the past year or so, Liz has also been dominating the mini comic form as well. In addition to reviving the Cyanide Milkshake zine series as a one-woman anthology type deal (now in its fourth installment), Liz has also been putting out a number of one-shot minis, including one of my all-time favorites “Eat or Be Meatball.” In the past few months she’s released a whole new batch of comics, with the potential for another one to be put together before SPX next week. Liz is a real soldier of comics, constantly on the grind, studying the masters and pushing herself. There’s no denying that it is paying off big time.
And then, of course, Liz is my right-hand when it came time to start PUPPYTEETH. Her contributions have always been among the highlights of each issue, and I am so excited about the newest one, shown above. It manages to encapsulate all the best qualities of the work Liz is doing right at this moment, and is just damn fine fucking comics. Thanks be to Liz.
Liz has contributed to all three issues of PUPPYTEETH, co-edited the first two, and is the co-founder of the anthology (She came up with the title).
PUPPYTEETH 3 Spotlight:
Liz Suburbia

Above is a sample from Liz Suburbia's contribution to PUPPYTEETH 3, debuting at SPX on September 15th.

Where would we be without Liz Suburbia? One of closest friends for a long while, Liz is also one of the most straight-up talented cartoonists that I know, personally or otherwise. I’m thinking that some of her first public work was in the form of a charming autobio-with-a-twist webcomic in the early 00s which, for the sake of Liz’s nerves, I won’t link to but I encourage the curious to do some internet sleuthing. After ending that series in 2005, Liz hunkered down and began continuing to develop her craft and do some growing. Somewhere in this period she put together a short run of a full-page zine called Cyanide Milkshake. Around 2008, Liz started actively using livejournal to put stuff on the internet again and eventually start showing off what would become her current series, Sacred Heart.

Sacred Heart is really a home-run comic, a perfect showcase for Liz’s stellar art and writing. Concerning a particular period in the young punk Ben Schiller’s life when being a teen is hard enough without dead bodies starting to pile up in her strangely adult-less town (based loosely on our shared hometown of Northern VA), Sacred Heart is over 200 pages in and still only partway through the first arc of what’s to be a life-sized epic. It’s been a real pleasure watching Liz’s style mature as her confidence in the comics language has grown over the past two years. She’s never one to half-ass anything, and each new page is a gob-smacker of beauty.

Of course, it would be enough for Liz to just give us Sacred Heart but for the past year or so, Liz has also been dominating the mini comic form as well. In addition to reviving the Cyanide Milkshake zine series as a one-woman anthology type deal (now in its fourth installment), Liz has also been putting out a number of one-shot minis, including one of my all-time favorites “Eat or Be Meatball.” In the past few months she’s released a whole new batch of comics, with the potential for another one to be put together before SPX next week. Liz is a real soldier of comics, constantly on the grind, studying the masters and pushing herself. There’s no denying that it is paying off big time.

And then, of course, Liz is my right-hand when it came time to start PUPPYTEETH. Her contributions have always been among the highlights of each issue, and I am so excited about the newest one, shown above. It manages to encapsulate all the best qualities of the work Liz is doing right at this moment, and is just damn fine fucking comics. Thanks be to Liz.

Liz has contributed to all three issues of PUPPYTEETH, co-edited the first two, and is the co-founder of the anthology (She came up with the title).

PUPPYTEETH 3 Spotlight:Mandy Sampson

Above is a sample from Mandy Sampson's contribution to PUPPYTEETH 3, debuting at SPX on September 15th. 


Whenever I go to comics shows, the one rule I try to keep for myself is that I need to look at every table, if possible. Finding Mandy Sampson’s work at PACC last year is about the best testament to that being good policy I can think of. Her letterpressed book, "Invisible Sandwich" is one of the best scores I’ve made at a show, a beautiful mixture of fine design, technique, humor and aesthetic. One of the things I really admire about Sampson’s work is dedication to bringing the richness of other materials and craft processes to comics. She’s a book artist, but also an embroiderer, knows how to run a letterpress and plays the accordion. When I first started thinking about widening the net of PUPPYTEETH contributors, she was the first person I thought of. So happy that she was down for it.

You can see process images of Mandy’s piece over at her tumblr, which showcase the different color separations she made.
This is Mandy’s first time contributing to PUPPYTEETH
PUPPYTEETH 3 Spotlight:
Mandy Sampson

Above is a sample from Mandy Sampson's contribution to PUPPYTEETH 3, debuting at SPX on September 15th.

Whenever I go to comics shows, the one rule I try to keep for myself is that I need to look at every table, if possible. Finding Mandy Sampson’s work at PACC last year is about the best testament to that being good policy I can think of. Her letterpressed book, "Invisible Sandwich" is one of the best scores I’ve made at a show, a beautiful mixture of fine design, technique, humor and aesthetic. One of the things I really admire about Sampson’s work is dedication to bringing the richness of other materials and craft processes to comics. She’s a book artist, but also an embroiderer, knows how to run a letterpress and plays the accordion. When I first started thinking about widening the net of PUPPYTEETH contributors, she was the first person I thought of. So happy that she was down for it.

You can see process images of Mandy’s piece over at her tumblr, which showcase the different color separations she made.

This is Mandy’s first time contributing to PUPPYTEETH

PUPPYTEETH 3 Spotlight:Keith Pakiz

Above is a sample from Keith Pakiz's contribution to PUPPYTEETH 3, debuting at SPX on September 15th. 


Out of the whole Bowling Green Crew that I’d met, Keith was the most soft-spoken, and yet his work turned out to be the most frenetic of the bunch. The Condiment Squad is a high energy, beautifully drawn scrapper of a book detailing the heroic feats of a trio of stock boys. When their asshole of a boss is bumped off by a food-themed minion of the criminal mastermind XXX, the kids turn to the power of condiments… and courage. You can read the whole thing online, and marvel at Pakiz’ mastering of black and white, and his Watterson-esque cartooning, and even the many butts that he clearly likes to draw. Keith’s work always blows me away, but that still didn’t prepare me for what he sent in for PUPPYTEETH.

This is Keith’s first time contributing to PUPPYTEETH
PUPPYTEETH 3 Spotlight:
Keith Pakiz

Above is a sample from Keith Pakiz's contribution to PUPPYTEETH 3, debuting at SPX on September 15th.

Out of the whole Bowling Green Crew that I’d met, Keith was the most soft-spoken, and yet his work turned out to be the most frenetic of the bunch. The Condiment Squad is a high energy, beautifully drawn scrapper of a book detailing the heroic feats of a trio of stock boys. When their asshole of a boss is bumped off by a food-themed minion of the criminal mastermind XXX, the kids turn to the power of condiments… and courage. You can read the whole thing online, and marvel at Pakiz’ mastering of black and white, and his Watterson-esque cartooning, and even the many butts that he clearly likes to draw. Keith’s work always blows me away, but that still didn’t prepare me for what he sent in for PUPPYTEETH.

This is Keith’s first time contributing to PUPPYTEETH

PUPPYTEETH 3 Spotlight:Niki Smith

Above is a sample from Niki Smith.’s contribution to PUPPYTEETH 3, debuting at SPX on September 15th. 

Hard working Niki Smith is pretty much the first comics ally I locked up with in Cleveland. When I was wasting time in school, Niki was being published internationally, in a number of German-language porn anthologies. The first draft of her full length book Highwater was completed in 2009, and she’s been refining it since, while simultaneously developing her next graphic novel Some Did Rest. At the same time, Niki became a leading resource and practitioner of digital distribution through her experiences with In Maps & Legends, a series she collaborated on with writer Michael Jasper. Originally a part of DC’s Zuda (and last to air before the imprint was shuttered), In Maps & Legends was ultimately completed independently, and made available on every imaginable phone, ereader and 2-way wrist radio. Wanting to share the lessons she learned from her experiences, Niki put together a Formatting Guide for the Kindle and Nook ereaders. Currently, Niki’s been doing some work that explores the capabilities of the iPad, as well as continuing to work on her next big project mentioned earlier, for which she was awarded a sizable Creative Workforce Fellowship grant, which sent her to China to conduct research.
Niki has contributed to all three issues of PUPPYTEETH
PUPPYTEETH 3 Spotlight:
Niki Smith

Above is a sample from Niki Smith.’s contribution to PUPPYTEETH 3, debuting at SPX on September 15th.

Hard working Niki Smith is pretty much the first comics ally I locked up with in Cleveland. When I was wasting time in school, Niki was being published internationally, in a number of German-language porn anthologies. The first draft of her full length book Highwater was completed in 2009, and she’s been refining it since, while simultaneously developing her next graphic novel Some Did Rest. At the same time, Niki became a leading resource and practitioner of digital distribution through her experiences with In Maps & Legends, a series she collaborated on with writer Michael Jasper. Originally a part of DC’s Zuda (and last to air before the imprint was shuttered), In Maps & Legends was ultimately completed independently, and made available on every imaginable phone, ereader and 2-way wrist radio. Wanting to share the lessons she learned from her experiences, Niki put together a Formatting Guide for the Kindle and Nook ereaders. Currently, Niki’s been doing some work that explores the capabilities of the iPad, as well as continuing to work on her next big project mentioned earlier, for which she was awarded a sizable Creative Workforce Fellowship grant, which sent her to China to conduct research.

Niki has contributed to all three issues of PUPPYTEETH

PUPPYTEETH 3 Spotlight:Katherine Verhoeven

Above is a sample from Katherine Verhoeven.’s contribution to PUPPYTEETH 3, debuting at SPX on September 15th. 

I love all the PUPPYTEETH contributors equally, but I have to admit how excited I am to have Katherine be a part of the book, largely because I never would have expected it. You see, this was originally submitted to the wonderful anthology š! but not accepted. When Katherine posted the pages on twitter, I went with my gut and asked if she would mind having us publish it instead.
Katherine Verhoeven (verwho?!) is an amazingly talented and smart artist by way of Toronto who wears many hats - illustrator, designer, printer, cartoonist. What I love the most about her comics is that she brings all of that to the page, cooking up beautiful layouts that are woven with expressive typography and exaggerated figures. I think I first found her work through the food blog she ran, Drawn and Devoured, which was equal parts food criticism and dairy comic. She’s also got a number of sweaty sexy mini comics like Dangerous Cooking that take the representation of sensuality to another level. Currently, she’s working on the fantastic webcomic Meat & Bone, which is one of my favorites. Aside from her great style, be sure to pay attention to Kat’s commitment to representing a diverse spectrum of human beings, something we can always use more of. Also, she is our first non-American contributor! 
This is Katherine’s first time contributing to PUPPYTEETH
PUPPYTEETH 3 Spotlight:
Katherine Verhoeven

Above is a sample from Katherine Verhoeven.’s contribution to PUPPYTEETH 3, debuting at SPX on September 15th.

I love all the PUPPYTEETH contributors equally, but I have to admit how excited I am to have Katherine be a part of the book, largely because I never would have expected it. You see, this was originally submitted to the wonderful anthology š! but not accepted. When Katherine posted the pages on twitter, I went with my gut and asked if she would mind having us publish it instead.

Katherine Verhoeven (verwho?!) is an amazingly talented and smart artist by way of Toronto who wears many hats - illustrator, designer, printer, cartoonist. What I love the most about her comics is that she brings all of that to the page, cooking up beautiful layouts that are woven with expressive typography and exaggerated figures. I think I first found her work through the food blog she ran, Drawn and Devoured, which was equal parts food criticism and dairy comic. She’s also got a number of sweaty sexy mini comics like Dangerous Cooking that take the representation of sensuality to another level. Currently, she’s working on the fantastic webcomic Meat & Bone, which is one of my favorites. Aside from her great style, be sure to pay attention to Kat’s commitment to representing a diverse spectrum of human beings, something we can always use more of. Also, she is our first non-American contributor!

This is Katherine’s first time contributing to PUPPYTEETH

PUPPYTEETH 3 Spotlight:Kevin Czap

Above is a sample from Kevin Czap.’s contribution to PUPPYTEETH 3, debuting at SPX on September 15th. 

Beginning of June, 2010, Liz Suburbia and I started talking about putting together a group comics zine in time for SPX of that year. I’d been working on my webcomic Spoilers for a couple of years, but I only had one print comic which I’d done for my BFA thesis two years prior, so I felt like I didn’t have much to show for myself. What would end up becoming PUPPYTEETH would serve as a calling card for my work, but more importantly, act as a vehicle to show others the fantastic work my friends and colleagues were making.
Now, over two years later, Spoilers is finished, I’ve made a few more mini comics, most of them collected in my book Birthday Surprise, I made a porn comic, PUPPYTEETH 2 was a considerable leap forward from the first, I’ve been in a couple of other anthologies, including the just-published District Comics, started a comix blog with some great thinkers (and have every intention of returning to it some day), been going to a comics show almost every month, meeting really amazing and talented artists and continue to push my work. This year Michael Peterson and I launched Project: Ballad, a twice-weekly webcomic, and I’ve been doing my best to put out a monthly micro-comics zine on top of it all. Can’t stop, won’t stop.
Kevin has edited and contributed to all three issues of PUPPYTEETH
PUPPYTEETH 3 Spotlight:
Kevin Czap

Above is a sample from Kevin Czap.’s contribution to PUPPYTEETH 3, debuting at SPX on September 15th.

Beginning of June, 2010, Liz Suburbia and I started talking about putting together a group comics zine in time for SPX of that year. I’d been working on my webcomic Spoilers for a couple of years, but I only had one print comic which I’d done for my BFA thesis two years prior, so I felt like I didn’t have much to show for myself. What would end up becoming PUPPYTEETH would serve as a calling card for my work, but more importantly, act as a vehicle to show others the fantastic work my friends and colleagues were making.

Now, over two years later, Spoilers is finished, I’ve made a few more mini comics, most of them collected in my book Birthday Surprise, I made a porn comic, PUPPYTEETH 2 was a considerable leap forward from the first, I’ve been in a couple of other anthologies, including the just-published District Comics, started a comix blog with some great thinkers (and have every intention of returning to it some day), been going to a comics show almost every month, meeting really amazing and talented artists and continue to push my work. This year Michael Peterson and I launched Project: Ballad, a twice-weekly webcomic, and I’ve been doing my best to put out a monthly micro-comics zine on top of it all. Can’t stop, won’t stop.

Kevin has edited and contributed to all three issues of PUPPYTEETH