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I co-founded & co-organize the community-minded Trees & Hills Comics Group of VT, NH, & west MA and the positive adult-oriented Offshore Comix, and have co-edited all the anthologies for both to date. I publish my own humor, nonfiction, & other comics in my zine Square Dance and a series of little freebies called Zero (which I reformat & reprint in Square Dance). And where would I be without my website colintedford.com?
These miniature comics are perfect for trick-or-treaters or Halloween party-goers! Buy them in sets of ten at my shop, buy them in a set with comics by other cartoonists, or see below to download copies you can print and assemble yourself.
WATER contains 56 pages about the Connecticut River, the Weeks Act, the Lake Champlain monster, a sad lamprey, the Nahr El Kalb Valley in Lebanon, Jenny Greenteeth, childhood summers at Laurel Lake, communities fighting water-bottling corporations, and more! Includes the last comics of Mark “Sparky” Whitcomb with an appreciation by Stephen R. Bissette. 10% of all proceeds go to the…Continue
I just printed up Zero #6 (a 1/4-size 8-pager, the free version of a strip in Square Dance #5). The first print I did, one of the pages was pixelated, so I replaced it & reprinted. Then I noticed other pages had some digital-looking issues (I do my layout on the computer), realized they were all images I'd rotated so the zine would fold right, and fixed those (by using an actual command that rotates it a specific amount instead of eyeballing it by hand). I printed & assembled the whole batch (just 30), then realized I'd accidentally replaced one of the pages with a copy of another. I'd done a test print but was only checking image quality because I'd "already" checked the layout. ARGH!
Well, at least I noticed it before giving them out.
I draw this strip, or these strips called Headville (so far Winter & Spring (don't click Spring if you're in the Mini-Zine Swap!)), and last night on a whim I Googled "Headville". I guess I thought the only results would be mine, but it turns out there are other things with that name.
As far as I can tell it doesn't exist anymore, but apparently there was a place called Headville in Vermont, as evidenced by the postmark on this postcard. There's also Headville Grain & Feed in Kansas (not Headville, KS, though). The business info site identifies itself as "a D&B Company",…Continue