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Carnivale: a Kit Kaleidoscope story

Now the second edition of Carnivale is not only available in print, but also in pdf format. You can get either version through Gumroad. The print edition is nice (and I prefer print personally), but the pdf is cheaper. $9.99 versus $19.95. Now that Gumroad allows selling physical products, I’m doing everything through it to simplify things. I’ve added the …

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 Most places want previously unpublished work, so that means I can’t post them here or on my tumblr.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 …