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Catalogue
Fall 2010
Hercules Counts to XII
Spring 2010
Papercutter #13
Wiegle for Tarzan
The Numbers of the Beasts
Fall 2009
Head to Head
Spring 2009
Whiskey Jack & Kid Coyote Meet the King of Stink
Monsters & Condiments
Fall 2008
Paping Soapbox Derby T-Shirt
Things That I Have Taken From 2nd Graders
Busy Birds
Bronx River
I Killed the Devil
East 9th St
Murder Burger
The Would-Be Bridegrooms
The Best American Comics 2008
Zine Yearbook 9
Why Did I Put This Town on My Face?
Summer 2008
Is It Bacon?
Murder
Winter 2008
No Fear Shakespeare Illustrated: Romeo and Juliet
Fall 2007
FLUKE Anthology #6
Summer 2007
Monster Island Three
Spring 2007
Your Karate Vacation
Paping #16
Elfworld Volume 1
Fall 2006
The Monkey & The Crab
Seven More Days of Not Getting Eaten
∞ (The Fish Book)
On the Road of Knives...
Partyka Greeting Cards
Sapa Sapa Soap
Houndstooth Fine Peanut Butter Dog Treats
Spring 2006
Paping #14
DIY TLC: An Exhibition of New Art by Partyka & Friends
Fall 2005
Zak Smith: Pictures of Girls
PARTYKA: Selected Daily Drawings, 2003-2005
____ Are Always Fun to Draw
Spring 2005
See How Pretty, See How Smart No. 4
Underpanting
See-Saw
Vengeance at Cackling Mountain
See How Pretty, See How Smart No. 3
Fall 2004
Paping #11
The Four Husbands
The Good Samaritan
Summer 2004
Partyka T-Shirts
Spring 2004
Bogies
The Ghosts
See How Pretty, See How Smart No. 2
Paping #10
Fall 2003
Ayaje's Wives
Don't Leave Home
House of Cards
The Idiots
See How Pretty, See How Smart No. 1
Anonymous Philanthropist: Amusements
RHB Archives Vol. 1
SPX Anthology 2003
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Hercules Counts to XII by Shawn Cheng

Hercules Counts to XII
by Shawn Cheng

$1 | 28 pages | 5.5" x 3" | b&w xeroxed

This companion volume to The Numbers of the Beasts is another numerical romp through classical mythology. How many rattles to rattle the Stymphalian Birds? How many kisses to win Hippolyta's belt? For the strongest of mortals, it's as easy as 1-2-3... er, make that I-II-III.

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Papercutter #13 edited by Greg Means

Papercutter #13
edited by Greg Means

$4 | 32 pages | 6" x 9" | published by Tugboat Press

Stripped of his inheritance, a bitter son becomes the impresario of a bizarre sideshow act in Matt Wiegle's "The Orphan Baiter,"  winner of the 2010 Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent. Also includes stories from Tim Root and Jonas Madden-Connor.

Ignatz Winner for the 2010 Ignatz Award
for Promising New Talent

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Wiegle for Tarzan by Matt Wiegle

Wiegle for Tarzan
by Matt Wiegle

$1 | 16 pages | 4.25" x 5.5" | b&w xeroxed

New York's vines are left un-swung, and its giant poisonous cobras un-punched. Why? Cronyism! A Tarzan in bed with the very interests from which he swore to protect us! This autumn, you have a choice. More of the same... or Matt Wiegle, a Tarzan we can believe in.

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The Numbers of the Beasts by Shawn Cheng

The Numbers of the Beasts
by Shawn Cheng

$4 | 28 pages | 5.5" x 5.5" | b&w xeroxed

One is the eye of the Cyclops, looking out to sea. Two are the horns the Minotaur, waiting patiently. This counting book enumerates the numeric anatomy of classic mythical beasts. Full of monsters and monster parts, it is sure to please toddler and graduate student alike.

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Head to Head by Matt Wiegle

Head to Head
by Matt Wiegle

$1 | 16 pages | 5.5" x 4.25" | b&w xeroxed

Good versus Evil; Beowulf versus Grendel; Eagles versus Cowboys. To these conflicts you can add the match-ups collected in this short book by Matt. See what happens when thing meets thing head-on: stuff. Stuff happens.

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Whiskey Jack & Kid Coyote Meet the King of Stink by Shawn Cheng

Whiskey Jack & Kid Coyote Meet the King of Stink
by Shawn Cheng

$3 | 44 pages | 4.25" x 3.5" | b&w xeroxed

Look out! A malodorous menace prowls the plains, imperiling cuddly creatures and pretty girls. Can knights errant Whiskey Jack and Kid Coyote save the day before the stuff hits the fan? Poopity poop!

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Monsters & Condiments by Matt Wiegle

Monsters & Condiments
by Matt Wiegle

$1 | 16 pages | 4.25" x 5.5" | b&w xeroxed

When you have minotaur for dinner, you probably over-salt it and drown it in that Uncle Theseus Minotaur Sauce they sell at the Stop N' Shop. It's not your fault, you don't know any better. Properly seasoned, though, minotaur offers flavor finer than the most succulent Wagyu Beef or Iberico Ham. Pairing the most delicious tastes with the most horrible monsters, this book is your "recipe" for "successfullness"!

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Paping Soapbox Derby T-Shirt

Paping Soapbox Derby T-Shirt

$10 | silkscreen on 100% cotton

Show your love for gravity-powered speed and DIY engineering with this handsome T-shirt from your pals at Paping. Features, yellow on black, a skeleton man riding a homemade racer.

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Things That I Have Taken From 2nd Graders by John Mejias

Things That I Have Taken From 2nd Graders
by John Mejias

$4 | 8 accordion pages | 5" x 2" | woodcut relief print

A list of just that.

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Busy Birds by John Mejias

Busy Birds
by John Mejias

$4 | 21 accordion pages | 2" x 2.5" | woodcut relief print

A children's book.

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Bronx River by John Mejias

Bronx River
by John Mejias

$5 | 2" x 11' roll | woodcut relief print

A documentary. Rolls out to about 11 feet!

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I Killed the Devil by John Mejias

I Killed the Devil
by John Mejias

$5 | 10 accordion pages | 4" x 3.5" | hand-colored woodcut relief print

A folk tale. Two colors!

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East 9th St by John Mejias

East 9th St
by John Mejias

$5 | 14 accordion pages | 3" x 2.75" | woodcut relief print

A short/sweet tale of triumph.

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Murder Burger by John Mejias

Murder Burger
by John Mejias

$5 | 14 accordion pages | 3" x 5" | woodcut relief print

A documentary concerning a bodega called... you guessed it.

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The Would-Be Bridegrooms by Shawn Cheng

The Would-Be Bridegrooms
Revised Edition
by Shawn Cheng

$5 | 48 pages | 5.5" x 4.25" | b&w xeroxed

New and improved, with 200% more monsters! This revised edition features an expanded shapeshifting duel between vagabond rascals Old Boy Coyote and Whiskey Jack Rabbit as they seek the hand of a fair young maiden. See how their bombastic preening escalates out of control in this goofball story. Plus: monsters and assorted beasts.

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Best American Comics 2008 edited by Lynda Barry

Best American Comics 2008
edited by Lynda Barry
series edited by Jessica Abel & Matt Madden

$22 | 416 pages | 7.5" x 9" | published by Houghton Mifflin

Linda Barry guest edits the latest edition of this must-have anthology series, which includes a healthy dose of Partyka –†the entirety of Shawn and Sara's The Monkey & The Crab, and excerpts of John's teaching stories from Paping #16: The Teachers Edition. Features Chris Ware, Seth, Matt Groening, Jaime Hernandez, and many more. Also: a spectacular dust jacket by Eleanor Davis, who contributes the wonderful short "Seven Sacks."

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Zine Yearbook 9 edited by Brittney Willis, Dillon Vrana, Sparky Tailor, Steven Stothard, and Joe Biel

Zine Yearbook 9
edited by Brittney Willis, Dillon Vrana, Sparky Tailor, Steven Stothard, and Joe Biel

$12 | 240 pages | 7" x 9.25" | published by Microcosm Publishing

The zine "year in review" antho is back and better than ever. Includes, in its entirety, Shawn's "The Kid Edition" story from Paping #16: The Teachers Edition.

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Why Did I Put This Town on My Face? by Matt Wiegle

Why Did I Put This Town on My Face?
by Matt Wiegle

$3 | 32 pages | 5.5" x 8.5" | b&w xeroxed

This modest volume collects Matt's short stories from various anthologies, including SPX 2002, Elfworld and Sean McCarthy's out-of-print See How Pretty, See How Smart. There's a drunk barbarian, a man buried up to his teeth, and a child in an interplanetary farting contest. Good times.

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Is It Bacon? by Matt Wiegle

Is It Bacon?
by Matt Wiegle

$1 | 16 pages | 4.25" x 5.5" | b&w xeroxed

Your friends have gotten over zombies, ninjas, and pirates; now they're all on about bacon. Morning, noon, and night, it's "bacon" this and "bacon" that. Mostly morning. This guide should get you up to speed before you pull any amateur bacon mistakes and wind up the laughingstock of your peer group.

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Murder written by Sean T. Collins, illustrated by Matt Wiegle, Matt Rota, and Josiah Leighton, designed by Matt Wiegle

Murder
written by Sean T. Collins
illustrated by Matt Wiegle, Matt Rota, and Josiah Leighton
designed by Matt Wiegle

$3 | 44 pages | 5.5" x 8.5" | b&w xeroxed

Because "There Will Be Blood" was already taken! Comics journalist, horror blogger, and frequent Partyka hanger-on Sean T. Collins proudly presents a 44-page anthology of six short comics, at least four of which involve the titular felony. Written by Sean and illustrated by chums Josiah Leighton, Matt Rota, and Partyka's own Matt Wiegle, it contains two serial-killer stories, two sci-fi-fantasy-action epics, and two musings on suburban ennui involving people soaked in fluids of indeterminate origin. If you don't feel equal parts exhilarated and uncomfortable after reading it, we've failed.

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No Fear Shakespeare Illustrated: Romeo and Juliet illustrated by Matt Wiegle

No Fear Shakespeare Illustrated: Romeo and Juliet
illustrated by Matt Wiegle

$9.95 | 216 pages | 5.3" x 8" | published by SparkNotes

Shakespeare's classic, illustrated by Matt Wiegle. Youthful headstrongedness and easy access to stabbing weapons cause urban unrest in Verona, until two nice kids make some mistakes with poison and accidentally fix everything by dying. This project let Matt live without a "day job" for a year, and taught him that the mantra of the graphic novelist is "If I have time, I should go back and try to fix that."

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Fluke Anthology #6 / 2007 edited by Drew Weing

FLUKE Anthology #6
edited by Drew Weing

$5 | 88 pages | 5.75" x 8.5" | b&w xeroxed

The official anthology of Athens, GA's FLUKE Festival contains the short stories "The Suitor" by Shawn Cheng and "Salt Lick" by Matt Wiegle. Then, there are 23 more stories, featuring detectives, monsters in masks, bears and surreptitious lottery-ticket purchasers. Edited by Drew Weing, the whole package closes with a velcro patch into a beautiful red envelope. Also, the FLUKE Festival takes place in a bar. This is what makes America great.

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Monster Island Three edited by Billy Mavreas

Monster Island Three
edited by Billy Mavreas

$15 | 144 pages | 7" x 8.5" | published by Conundrum Press

The third installment of the Monster Island zine anthology is chock full of comics and essays about monsters and comics. Partyka pal Billy Mavreas has gathered a fabulous lineup of North American artists to fulfill his frenetic yet cohesive vision of the "various oddities that percolate up from the deep thoughts of childhood reverie." Features Joe Ollmann, Fiona Smyth, Helene Brosseau, Sean McCarthy, Shawn Cheng, and many more.

"Mavreas has a sweet tooth for the peculiar, and he's gathered a mittful of like-minded independents, most of them direly underexposed."
— eye

"It was a distinct pleasure to discover the aesthetic finesse of both Sean McCarthy and Shawn Cheng."
— Hour

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Your Karate Vacation by Matt Wiegle

Your Karate Vacation
by Matt Wiegle

$1 | 8 pages | 5.5" x 4.25" | b&w xeroxed

This handy and handsome handbook will guide you on the path toward inner tranquility and outer bad-assitude. Free your spirit and unleash your fists – hee-ah!

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Paping 14: We All Scream for Silkscreen edited by John Mejias

Paping #16: The Teachers Edition
edited by John Mejias

$10 | 80 pages | 9" x 12" | spot color printed

This oversized volume collects all of John's teaching stories from the first eight issues of Paping. Follow Mr. M's never-dull adventures and ruminations through reprinted classics like the Mural Story (fabulously re-drawn), the ESL Story, and the Jasmine Story. And that's not all! The round-up also features a short story written by Jody Buckles and illustrated by John; a comic by Shawn Cheng; and a painting by William Crump. Each cover is individually silkscreened, natch.

"A package of wonderful value."
— Tom Spurgeon

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Elfworld Volume One compiled by Jeffrey Brown edited by François Vingeault

Elfworld Volume One
compiled by Jeffrey Brown
edited by François Vingeault

$12.95 | 128 pages | 6" x 9" | published by Family Style

The fantasy anthology originally conceived by Jeffrey Brown is coming, courtesy of the fine folks at Family Style! This action-packed compendium of magic and mystery features Jeffrey Brown, Martin Cendreda, Liz Prince, Kazimir Strzepek, Partyka's own Matt Wiegle (joining forces with Sean Collins), and many more. Full-color, wrap-around cover by Jesse Reklaw.

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The Monkey & The Crab by Shawn Cheng & Sara Edward-Corbett

The Monkey & The Crab
by Shawn Cheng & Sara Edward-Corbett

$8 | 64 pages | 5.5" x 4.25" | b&w xeroxed

Shawn and Sara team up in this two-part tale of trickery, murder, sleuthing, and vengeance. The trouble begins when the ne'er-do-well Monkey envies the good fortune of the happy-go-lucky Crab... Features a fabulous 3-color cover on silver stock.

Ignatz Nominated for the 2007 Ignatz Award
for Outstanding Mini-Comic

"A fantastic mini-comic – compact, moving, and eloquent."
— Shawn Hoke

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Seven More Days of Not Getting Eaten by Matt Wiegle

Seven More Days of Not Getting Eaten
by Matt Wiegle

$4 | 76 pages | 4.25" x 3.625" | b&w xeroxed

Teach a man to fish, and he will eat for a lifetime," goes the old axiom. Well, fine, Mr. Axiom, but while you're busy encouraging every oaf in the kingdom to trudge down to the river with a crudely made pole, the fish will be busy teaching themselves whatever trickery will help them survive. In this book, fishkind bamboozles mankind for seven days. Also: punching; dampness; screams of terror.

Ignatz Nominated for the 2007 Ignatz Award
for Outstanding Mini-Comic

Maisie Kukoc Nominated for the 2007 Maisie Kukoc Award
for Comics Inspiration

"Matt's mini-comics have not missed yet."
— Shawn Hoke

"Conceptually sound, accomplished in its execution and frequently funny."
— Tom Spurgeon

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∞ (The Fish Book) by Sara Edward-Corbett

∞ (The Fish Book)
by Sara Edward-Corbett

$5 | 24 pages | 5.375" x 5.5" | b&w xeroxed

A collection of fabulous scaly friends from Sara's sketchbooks. Playful lines and wonderful textures. Printed on fancy Japanese paper, with a fancy silver cover.

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On the Road of Knives... by Zak Smith & Shawn Cheng

On the Road of Knives...
by Zak Smith & Shawn Cheng

$2 | 16 pages | 7" x 8.5" | b&w xeroxed

A compilation of the first 13 entries in the "battle blog" where Zak Smith and Shawn Cheng take turns drawing monsters fighting each other. It's not exactly an exquisite corpse, but it is exquisite, and there are many corpses. Follow the latest moves at www.roadofknives.com.

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Handmade Soap

Partyka Greeting Cards

$3 | 4.25" x 5.5" | silkscreened or hand-colored & xeroxed

Greeting cards for all occasions from Partyka! Choose from the following designs – click on the description to see a preview and to order:

"Thinking of You" by Sara
"Sorry So Late" by Sara
"I'm Sorry" by Sara
Inspector by Sara
Dandy by Sara
Bee & Frog by Sara
Chameleons by Sara

"Thinking of You" by Matt
"Thanks!" by Matt
Penglets by Matt
Hopni Skipni by Matt

"Ahoy, Neighbor!" by Shawn
Bee & Monkey by Shawn
Girl & Boy by Shawn

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Sapa Sapa Soap

Sapa Sapa Soap
by Yuka

Handmade Soap for Charity

Rich all-natural soap, mixed and cut by the expert hands of Yuka Makeup Artist. Choose from fabulous flavors like Orange Mango Smoothie, Dead Sea Salt, Rose Petals, Goat Milk & Honey, and many more. Try it – it's gentle for your skin and the earth!

All net proceeds are donated to UNICEF to help children around the world.

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Houndstooth Fine Peanut Butter Dog Treats by Kate

Houndstooth Fine Peanut Butter Dog Treats
by Kate

$6 | approx. 1 lb | baked

Delicious snacks for your canine friend, baked lovingly by Partyka pal Kate. Contains whole wheat flour, peanut butter, oats, cornmeal, egg, honey, and canola oil. Available in larger dog and smaller dog sizes. Contact houndstoothdog@gmail.com for more information.

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Paping 14: We All Scream for Silkscreen edited by John Mejias

Paping #14: We All Scream for Silkscreen
edited by John Mejias

$30 | 48 pages | 11" x 8.5" | silkscreened, blockprinted & xeroxed

Mr. Mejias and company take it up a notch in this hefty tome that's part comics anthology, part prints portfolio, and totally kick-ass. Features silkscreened comics by Matt Wiegle, Jeff Lewis, John Mejias, and Zak Smith; xeroxed comics by Dave Miko and Sara Edward-Corbett (housed in an exquisite linocut/hand-drawn envelope); and monster prints by Billy Mavreas, Shawn Cheng, and Sean McCarthy. Plus, each wood cover sports a unique design, burned and stained by hand. One-time limited print run of 200, so get one while you can!

"Simply might be the best comics anthology of its kind."
— The Comics Journal

"Paping demonstrates a staggering amount of talent and effort."
— Punk Planet

"Like having a really great art exhibit sitting on your shelf ready to be touched, read, and admired."
— Maximum Rock N' Roll

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DIY TLC: An Exhibition of New Art by Partyka & Friends with essay by Sean McCarthy

DIY TLC: An Exhibition of New Art by Partyka & Friends
with essay by Sean McCarthy

$3 | 52 pages | 7" x 8.5" | b&w xeroxed

The official exhibition catalogue for Partyka's first art show is here! Features drawings, paintings, prints, collages, photographs, and sculptures by Melissa Barrett, Andy Bodor, Shawn Cheng, Sara Edward-Corbett, Nicholas Di Genova, Jeronimo Elespe, Tanja Geis, Kora Manheimer, Billy Mavreas, Sean McCarthy, John Mejias, Dave Miko, Danica Novgorodoff, Christopher Patch, Theo Rosenblum, Zak Smith, Henry Stokes, Craig Taylor, Khoi Uong, and Matt Wiegle. Includes an essay on "DIY TLC" by exhibition curator Sean McCarthy.

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Zak Smith: Pictures of Girls by Zak Smith, with interview by Shamim Momim

Zak Smith: Pictures of Girls
by Zak Smith, with interview by Shamim Momim

$30 | 142 pages | 8" x 10" | published by DAP

Two-time Partyka guest artist Zak Smith now has his own fancy full-color monograph, designed and typeset by our very own Shawn Cheng. Among the works reproduced are several paintings from his recent Girls in the Naked Girl Business series, drawings from Pictures of What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon's Novel Gravity's Rainbow (featured in the 2004 Whitney Biennial), and images from the mural-sized painting 100 Girls and 100 Octopuses, some of which were first seen here at Partyka.

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PARTYKA: Selected Daily Drawings, 2003-2005

PARTYKA: Selected Daily Drawings, 2003-2005
by Shawn Cheng, Sara Edward-Corbett,
Sean McCarthy, & Matt Wiegle

$10 | 116 pages | 7" x 5.25" | b&w xeroxed

Now you can get your Partyka fix on the go with this "portable reader" of Daily Drawings! This volume features 25 entries from each Partyka member, selected from 2.5 years of material and assembled with Partyka's trademark DIY TLC.

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____ Are Always Fun to Draw edited by Isaac Cates

____ Are Always Fun to Draw
edited by Isaac Cates

$2 | 24 pages | 7" x 8.5" | b&w xeroxed

Twenty-two artists tackle the question "What is always fun to draw?" in this playful sketchbook compiled by ill-mannered professor and Satisfactory Comics co-creator Isaac Cates. Compare and contrast renditions of vikings, ducks, spaceships, and drunk cowboys by Scott C., Shawn Cheng, Bill Kartalopoulos, Bishakh Som, Sam Henderson, and others.

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See How Pretty, See How Smart No. 4 edited by Sean McCarthy & Craig Taylor

See How Pretty, See How Smart No. 4
edited by Sean McCarthy & Craig Taylor

$5 | 28 pages | 8.5" x 11" | b&w xeroxed

Now co-edited by painter Craig Taylor (who designed the two-color silkscreen cover), this scatology- and eschatology-themed anthology features Andy Bodor's recollections of bizarre childhood hallucinations and a tribute to his former band, Loafmeister; three of Christian Holstad's creepily poignant "Eraserhead" drawings; thematically appropriate animal and monster drawings by Sean McCarthy; a lovingly abject glimpse into Jackson Pollock's daily life by Chris Patch; Zak Smith's comics about an ill-mannered pig, two smacking bastards and some nasty, nasty men; a rogues' gallery of filthy, pitiable creatures by Craig; two typically hilarious and impressively crafted comics by Matt Wiegle; and a strangely tasteful vision of a post-cultural diarrhea exhibit by Kevin Zucker. Sure to disturb and alienate nearly everyone.

"Pheh." — Razorcake

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Underpanting by Matt Wiegle

Underpanting
by Matt Wiegle

$1 | 12 pages | 4.25" x 5.5" | b&w xeroxed

So many different kinds of underpants in this short book by Matt. Underpants carrying a curse through history. Underpants failing to provide political freedom. Underpants on a dog. After twelve pages of "Underpanting," you will 1) not know what the word "underpants" means anymore; 2) know all too well.

"If all mini-comics were at this basic level of quality, I could go for months without reading another kind of comic."
— Tom Spurgeon

"Beautifully drawn and very fun." — Read Monster

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Don't Leave Home by Sara Edward-Corbett

See-Saw
by Sara Edward-Corbett

$10 | 36 pages | 8.5" x 9.25" | b&w xeroxed

The eagerly-awaited collection of "See-Saw" strips* has arrived! Chucky, Georgie, Olga, and Meals can finally be seen in their full pep and pageantry. The painstaking detail and virtuoso craftsmanship (not to mention the deluxe cootie-catcher chock full of sketchbook critters) make this definitely one to show and tell.

* Originally published in The New York Press

"Probably the funniest and cutest comic zine I've read in years, hands down."
— Razorcake

"Wow, this comic rules!" — NewPages

"Sara breaks new ground with a sure hand." — Poopsheet

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Vengeance at Cackling Mountain by Shawn Cheng

Vengeance at Cackling Mountain
by Shawn Cheng

$10 | 48 pages | 6" x 4.5" | silkscreened & xeroxed

A seemingly innocent nocturnal encounter turns into an all-out grudge match in this moody tale of bad blood and swift justice. With 3 spot colors and Shawn's mysterious black-on-black technique, this one packs a wallop!

"It's unlike anything I've seen." — Giant Robot

"A mystical journey punctuated by violent, offbeat confrontation."
— Tom Spurgeon

"It demands a tactile viewing." — Silver Bullet Comics

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See How Pretty, See How Smart No. 3 edited by Sean McCarthy

See How Pretty, See How Smart No. 3
edited by Sean McCarthy

$5 | 40 pages | 8.5" x 11" | b&w xeroxed

This animal-and-monster-themed anthology becomes even more monstrous in its third installment: 40 letter-sized pages of comics and art from Andy Bodor, Shawn Cheng, Jeffrey Lewis, Sean McCarthy, Theo Rosenblum, Zak Smith, Craig Taylor, and Matt Wiegle. The deluxe screen-printed cover features a silver background by Zak Smith and a 3-color, 3-legged lizard by Sara Edward-Corbett on the outside, and a 2-color monster mash by John Mejias on the inside.

"Works very well for the brave or the foolish."
— Shawn Hoke

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Paping 11: Us and Them edited by John Mejias

Paping #11: Us and Them
edited by John Mejias

$8 | 64 pages | 8.5" x 11" | b&w printed

The biggest Paping issue yet (letter-sized, 64 pages) features comics by Andy Bodor, Shawn Cheng, Sara Edward-Corbett, Drew Gold, Jeffrey Lewis, Sean McCarthy, John Mejias, Dave Miko, Scott Peffley, Zak Smith and Matt Wiegle. Professionally printed, perfect-bound, with a deluxe 4-color silkscreened book jacket designed by Dave Miko (colors vary).

"Breaks the mold of comics anthologies in a lot of ways."
Comic Book Galaxy

"Essential Stuff for fans of DIY graphic storytelling."
— Maximum Rock N' Roll

"Fucking gorgeous." — Razorcake

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The Four Husbands by Matt Wiegle

The Four Husbands
by Matt Wiegle

$7 | 72 pages | 8" x 5.5" | b&w xeroxed

In the third of Matt's folktale adaptations, four young girls wind up married to four things which are unwise to marry under any circumstances. 138 panels of foundering human-on-nonhuman relationships which end in death, disappointment or having-to-live-under-a-rock-for-the-rest-of-one's-life. Contains a valuable lesson for today's youth: Never say you're going to marry a whale unless you really, really mean it.

"One of the best mini-comics that I've read this year."
— Shawn Hoke

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The Good Samaritan by Shawn Cheng

The Good Samaritan
by Shawn Cheng

$7 | 32 pages | 6" x 4.5" | silkscreened & xeroxed

A lone traveler makes a disturbing roadside discovery and does what any decent-hearted person would do: help a fellow creature in distress! A gripping fable about the power of good intentions. 3 colors and 2 printing processes.

"Manages to fuck readers in the brain."
— The Comics Journal

"Cute as shit and actually has a pretty good punchline."
— Razorcake

"Deeply horrifying in a very funny way."
— Tom Spurgeon

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T-Shirt: Utburd

Partyka T-Shirts

$10 | silkscreen & paint

These fabulous 100% cotton t-shirts are silkscreened by hand! Most of them are touched up by hand as well! Become the trendiest kid on your block and buy into this hot new fad.

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Bogies by Shawn Cheng

Bogies: Life Lessons & Stern Warnings
by Shawn Cheng

$5 | 52 pages | 5.5" x 8.5" | b&w xeroxed

This catalogue of monsters is a must-have manual for the morally corrupt. The Chupacabra, the Jabberwock, the One-with-a-Bag, the Tengu, and Wendigo are all chomping at the bits to do horrible things to bad boys and girls. Shawn graciously provides didactic depictions of these and many others, with tips on how to avoid them.

"Quirky and dark." — Sequential Tart

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The Ghosts by Matt Wiegle

The Ghosts
by Matt Wiegle

$5 | 52 pages | 4.25" x 5.5" | b&w xeroxed

Matt leads us on another journey into the paranormal in this taut, energetic adaptation of an Inuit folktale. In the wilderness of suburban America, Kiviocq mourns for his recently-deceased wife and decides to leave his home and son, but is delayed by the most unexpected of visitors... This tender, creepy, gruesome, hilarious story will leave you wanting more.

"A fine use of the mini-comic format."
— Tom Spurgeon

"Crisp and expressive art." — Broken Frontier

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See How Pretty, See How Smart No. 2 edited by Sean McCarthy

See How Pretty, See How Smart No. 2
edited by Sean McCarthy

$2 | 26 pages | 7" x 8.5" | b&w xeroxed

Monsters and animals overrun this sophomore installment of the anthology masterminded by the Scheming Behemoth. Sean McCarthy's painstakingly rendered appendage-orifice hybrids are beautiful and engrossing, Sara Edward-Corbett's urbane pigs and lizards are fast and furious, and Zak Smith's ruminations on the age-old riddle "Why is there monsters?" is simply hilarious.

"Creepy as shit." — Razorcake

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Paping 10: Say As I Do edited by John Mejias

Paping #10: Say As I Do
edited by John Mejias

$4 | 48 pages | 5.5" x 8.5" | b&w printed

This is the issue we've been saving our nickels for. Paping #10 boasts 48 professionally printed pages of paternal parables, featuring Zak Smith, Drew Gold, Shawn Cheng, Sean McCarthy, Peter Maddalena, Meredith Gaydosh, Andy Bodor, and the inimitable Mr. M himself – John Mejias gives us 14 linocut pages of "The Teacher's Edition" that must be seen to be believed.

"It's beautiful." — NewPages

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Ayaje's Wives by Matt Wiegle

Ayaje's Wives
by Matt Wiegle

$5 | 88 pages | 4.25" x 5.5" | b&w xeroxed

A beautifully constructed and disarmingly deadpan adaptation of a traditional Native American folk tale that is both chilling and otherworldly: a fisherman decides to marry two sisters with awls for arms, a seemingly pragmatic decision that leads to horrific ruin. If you enjoy lovingly rendered tales of bed hopping, bloodshed and broken hearts, you have found your book.

"Rich in visual detail." — NewPages

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Don't Leave Home by Sara Edward-Corbett

Don't Leave Home
by Sara Edward-Corbett

$7 | 16 pages | 8.5" x 9.5" | b&w xeroxed

Combining an oddly warm-hearted nihilism with hard-assed old-school comics craft, Don't Leave Home is a finely wrought warning against venturing out into a cruelly indifferent world. Now featured weekly in the New York Press, the kids from "See-Saw" try in vain to navigate an unfortunate grade-school love triangle, while Nature bats last when a grumpy Bladder, an insecure Straw and an overeager Shoe make an ill-advised attempt to cross the river that flows near their house.

"Highly recommended, nice felt cover."
— Kevin Huizenga

"A lovelorn look at youthful insolence and pessimism."
— Heath Row

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House of Cards by Shawn Cheng

House of Cards
by Shawn Cheng

$4 | 20 pages | 11" x 4.5" | b&w xeroxed

Sir Lancelot, Frank Black, a monkey, a cat, the Mad Hatter and others cannot escape the fate of "Boy meets Girl, is sad" in these 14 stories organized as a deck of cards. If you've ever been heartbroken, Shawn will remind you of how it felt.

"Quite impressive." — Heath Row

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The Idiots by Matt Wiegle

The Idiots
by Matt Wiegle

$4 | 22 pages | 11" x 8.5" | b&w xeroxed

Find out what made Matt Wiegle the heartthrob and laughing stock of the Yale campus! Matt drew a weekly strip called "The Idiot's Tales" for five years in New Haven and has collected his least embarrassing efforts in this fabulous volume, which addresses such vital issues as mating rituals, cloning, and Robin Williams. Satire sharper than Armin Meiwes's cleaver and nastier than Paris Hilton's diaphragm.

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See How Pretty, See How Smart edited by Sean McCarthy

See How Pretty, See How Smart No. 1
edited by Sean McCarthy

$2 | 28 pages | 7" x 8.5" | b&w xeroxed

A classy anthology that includes "comics" by Sean McCarthy and those of his more devoted or more easily manipulated friends. Sean takes excerpts of Gulliver's Travels and pairs them with pervy-looking animals, Shawn Cheng takes the least pervy scene from Lolita and somehow makes it dirty, Emily Kremer talks about feeling pervy, notorious pervert Zak Smith offers an erudite treatise on the subject of Total Failure, Furnitures the Great Brown Oaf experiences a non-pervy existential crisis, and Matt Wiegle provides comic relief.

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Anonymous Philanthropist: Amusements by Henry Stokes

Anonymous Philanthropist: Amusements
by Henry Stokes

$3 | 20 pages | 5.5" x 8.5" | b&w xeroxed

Thought the Anonymous Philanthropist had only one trick up his sleeve, the wildly successful metafictional children's show Furnitures the Great Brown Oaf? Think again! This diverting miscellany features the struggles of Young Nixon and his Parallel Pals against the Commie Swami, those of diabolical villainess Lisa Snivel against all other super-villains, the wholesomely absurd adventures of a monkey and a slice of pie, and other characteristically clever vignettes from the desk of Henry Stokes.

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RHB Archives Vol. 1 by Roger Human Being

RHB Archives Vol. 1
by Roger Human Being

$3 | 24 pages | 5.5" x 8.5" | b&w xeroxed

Eleven streams of consciousness from the brain of NYC rocker and raconteur Roger Human Being paired with witty, sympathetic illustrations by Meathausers Farel Dalrymple, Jay Sacher, Zachary Baldus, James Jean and others. This discursive punk scrapbook of good times and weird times offers a compulsively readable glimpse into the life of the legendary Man With No Secrets.

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SPX Anthology 2003

SPX Anthology 2003
edited by Greg Bennet, Charles Brownstein, Greg McElhatton and Chris Pitzer

$9.95 | 290 pages | 6.5" x 9" | published by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

The 2003 edition of the anthology weighs in at (almost) 300 pages and sports a cover by Jaime Hernandez. Travel-themed stories by Eve Englezos & Josh Moutray, R. Kikuo Johnson, Jamie Tanner, Joel Priddy, and many many more — including Partyka's own Shawn Cheng, who tags along with the nonsensical story "Jabberwocky".

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