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The Final Shortbox Box
It is possible that Zainab Akhtar's final curated box of newly published small-press comic books ShortBox may be its most popular yet, approaching a thousand box pre-order on Kickstarter. Our aim with the box is simple: to present a spectrum of work in a variety of styles and approaches and explore all the many things the[...]
Shortbox Boycotts Thought Bubble Over Frank Miller's Attendance
Zainab Akhtar is the award-winning cartoonist, writer, publisher, and critic, behind Shortbox, the crowdfunded curated small press comics collection publisher that has just launched its final Shortbox Akhtar and Shortbox were attending guests at Thought Bubble this year, but that will no longer be the case She tweeted from the Shortbox account, saying; I am sorry to[...]
Final Shortbox
Zainab Akhtar is, amongst many things, the creator of ShortBox, the collated small press comic book publisher Talking about the contents of the next ShortBox collection, the thirteenth such, due this autumn, Akhtar stated that it would be the last, writing; When I made a decision to try and publish longer length comics outside of the[...]
ShortBox Comics Fair This Weekend – What, How Many And How Much?
Zainab Akhtar of the ShortBox small press curator and publisher is launching the ShortBox Comics Fair this weekend, to help raise funds to deal with added pressures from the shutdown and increase in international shipping costs – and in doing so, making a few ShortBox rarities available again. ShortBox Comics Fair This Weekend – What, How[...]
ShortBox in Dire Financial Straits, Announces Shortbox Comics Fair
The indie darling and Ignatz award-winning publisher ShortBox announced on Tuesday the ShortBox Comics Fair 2020 to raise funds to continue publishing in 2021 They previously ran a Kickstarter for Rosemary Valero-O'Connell's Don't Go Without Me (which we looked at here) to get the publisher into bookstores and libraries. Art for the ShortBox Comics Fair 2020 At[...]
Unboxing Shortbox - September 2020
The new Shortbox – the only Shortbox for 2020 Created by cartoonist and commentator Zainab Akhtar, they regularly publish a curated selection of commissioned small press comic books from a variety of creators and then package and deliver them with a print, a sticker and some sweets/candy in a manner that looks a lot like Loot[...]
Bleeding Cool's Favorite Debuts Of 2020
So here are five of our favorite comics debuts of 2020 so far. Don't Go Without Me cover by Rosemary Valero-O'Connell Don't Go Without Me Rosemary Valero-O'Connell's collection of three giant-size comics arrives thanks to Shortbox, and it's a hit Proving the great cartooning on Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me wasn't a fluke, Valero-O'Connell dazzles with[...]
Dead End Jobs for Ghosts by Aminder Dhaliwal
Zainab Akhtar's mail-order comics box phenomenon, ShortBox, is back on Kickstarter for its twelfth installment, and despite the difficult circumstances the entire world is going through right now, it surpassed its $20,000 funding goal in the first day Or, perhaps, it's because of those circumstances that we all need an escape, and what better way[...]
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Including the very British and most excellent ShortBox.  Created by cartoonist and commentator Zainab Akhtar, they regularly publish a curated selection of commissioned small press comic books from a variety of creators and then package and deliver them with a print, a sticker and some sweets/candy in a manner that looks a lot like Loot[...]