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APE 2017 reflections

I first exhibited at the Alternative Press Expo (APE) in 1998. I had been photocopying issues of my comics work for about two years at that point and had never been to a con, much less exhibited at one. I made 50 copies each of Litmus Test 4 and 5 because I had read an article about the APE in which the …

new second edition of Carnivale

Straight from the printer today, the new second editions of Carnivale are here! A post shared by Nick Mullins (@nijomu) on Sep 22, 2017 at 3:26pm PDT The changes from the previous edition are slight, but make it a better looking book. One, it’s bigger: 6×9 versus 5×8. The images fill out the pages more (I’m learning about book layout). …

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update about my comics work

I haven’t been posting much new comics work. There are two reasons for that. One, I’m working on smaller pieces that I’m submitting to different on-line and literary journals. Most places want previously unpublished work, so that means I can’t post them here or on my tumblr. But sometimes I have a work that doesn’t seem like a good fit anywhere, …

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at the APE again

I put my first mini comics together in 1996 and decided to be an exhibitor at my first con in 1998. I took my little photocopied minis, full of enthusiasm and dreams of making money and gaining readers. I made $15. That con was the Alternative Press Expo in San Jose. Though my expectations met the cold, hard wall of …

back to a blog

I had a blog on this site, running from 2006 until December 2016. It began to feel more like a burden than an opportunity. The files were taking up a lot of space and I was tired of deleting spam comments. But recently, I began to miss the blog. I missed writing. I missed the occasional comments. And so here …