Box Brown

makes comics and other drawings
Here’s the real scoop: I’ll actually be at the table the entire time!! LOL
retrofitcomics:

RETROFIT COMICS @ SPX
TABLE E5
SIGNING SCHEDULE:
Saturday:
1pm - 2pm Madeleine Flores & Sam Alden2 pm- 3pm James Kochalka3 pm - 4 pm Roman MuradovSunday 1pm - 2pm Josh Bayer2 pm- 3pm Anne Emond3 pm - 4 pm Box Brown
Sam Alden’s book Wicked Chicken Queen was nominated for an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic! Vote early!!

Here’s the real scoop: I’ll actually be at the table the entire time!! LOL

retrofitcomics:

RETROFIT COMICS @ SPX

TABLE E5

SIGNING SCHEDULE:

Saturday:

1pm - 2pm Madeleine Flores & Sam Alden
2 pm- 3pm James Kochalka
3 pm - 4 pm Roman Muradov

Sunday 

1pm - 2pm Josh Bayer
2 pm- 3pm Anne Emond
3 pm - 4 pm Box Brown

Sam Alden’s book Wicked Chicken Queen was nominated for an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic! Vote early!!

I’m speaking at the Library of Congress 

spx:

BOX BROWN& SPX AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
"How to Make Comics Every Day and Still Be Alive"
Join us to hear SPX 2014 Special Guest, Box Brown discuss his publishing imprint Retrofit Comics, how running it helps him as a cartoonist, how he created his recent graphic novel “Andre the Giant: Life and Legend,” and how illustrating is related to cartooning at the third annual Small Press Expo (SPX) talk sponsored by the Serial & Government Publications Division.




Friday, September 12th, 12 noon -1pmWest Dining Room6th Floor, Madison Building Library of Congress 




Brown’s comics have been featured in Mad Magazine and his illustrations have been on Wired.com. His web and print comic Everything Dies was named a notable comic of 2011 in the Best American Comics Anthology and was honored with two Ignatz Awards.
There will also be a display of Retrofit Comics from the Division’s SPX Collection. 
Don’t miss it!

I’m speaking at the Library of Congress 

spx:

BOX BROWN& SPX AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

"How to Make Comics Every Day and Still Be Alive"

Join us to hear SPX 2014 Special Guest, Box Brown discuss his publishing imprint Retrofit Comics, how running it helps him as a cartoonist, how he created his recent graphic novel “Andre the Giant: Life and Legend,” and how illustrating is related to cartooning at the third annual Small Press Expo (SPX) talk sponsored by the Serial & Government Publications Division.

Friday, September 12th, 12 noon -1pm
West Dining Room

6th Floor, Madison Building
Library of Congress 

Brown’s comics have been featured in Mad Magazine and his illustrations have been on Wired.com. His web and print comic Everything Dies was named a notable comic of 2011 in the Best American Comics Anthology and was honored with two Ignatz Awards.

There will also be a display of Retrofit Comics from the Division’s SPX Collection. 

Don’t miss it!

smallpresspreviews:

Cringe: an anthology of embarrassment

Contributors include: Cara Bean, Box Brown, Jeffrey Brown, Chris Carlier, Peter S. Conrad, Chad Essley, Andrew Farago, Shaenon Garrity, Delaine Derry Green, Sam Henderson, Victor Kerlow, Steve Lafler, Lizz Lunney, Fred Noland, Stephen Notley, Adam Pasion, Sam Spina, Geoff Vasile, Jamie Vayda & Alan King, Chad Woody, Jess Worby & J.T. Yost.

Front cover by John Kerschbaum, back cover by Danny Hellman, title page by Gabby Schulz and spot illustration by Noah Van Sciver.

Edited by Peter S. Conrad

Published by Birdcage Bottom Books.

Full-color cover with b&w interior. 112 pages. 
ISBN: 978-0-9826595-3-3

$8

Order here!

This book will debut at SPX 2014, but is available for pre-order now.

(via spx)

I was lucky enough to design some OFFICIAL TEE-SHIRTS for one of my personal heroes, Good Ol’ JR, Jim Ross, WWE Hall of Fame Announcer and current famous podcaster

GET MY NEXT COMIC

smallpresspreviews:

Number 2

by Box Brown

Published by Retrofit Comics / Big Planet Comics

The second volume of Box Brown’s new ongoing anthology series, Number! This includes two new stories, “Sk8rh8r” and “Elroy Mirrors’ Big Score”. In “Sk8rh8r”, 33-year-old Rose skateboards drunk to grab some delicious burgers and runs into both Buddy Bob and the police, while in “Elroy Mirrors’ Big Score”, Elroy tries to build his documentary film career while dealing with his more successful friends, the strange subjects of his films, and his direction in life.

54 pages, black and white, saddle-stitch

$6

Order here

Debuting at SPX 2014

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ninthartpress:

Box Brown has punched up the colors for the SubCultures cover — great before, now a knockout!  Coming in September!*
*But why wait, when you can preorder?

ninthartpress:

Box Brown has punched up the colors for the SubCultures cover — great before, now a knockout!  Coming in September!*

*But why wait, when you can preorder?

(via stinckers)

Unfinished comic sketched from Nov 2012, never finished this. This may be the only thing that exists from this comic. Although I think it eventually became “Best Friends 4 Ever” 

Unfinished comic sketched from Nov 2012, never finished this. This may be the only thing that exists from this comic. Although I think it eventually became “Best Friends 4 Ever” 

Reblogging this cause it was briefly out of stock, but it’s back now. 

boxbrowncomics:

New Physics by Box Brown, 20 pages, two-color risograph , $5 now shipping. 

New Physics gets a nice review!

sequentialstate:

Review: New Physics by Box Brown

I jumped into a lot of comics subscriptions this Spring. I wanted to get an idea of the current small press landscape, I wanted to push my own boundaries as a reader, and I wanted to read work from people I hadn’t seen before. One of those subscriptions is Yeah Dude Comics 2014 subscription from publisher Pat Aulisio, which has been a bit of a mixed bag for me. Certain work from the subscription like the comics of Laura Knetzger have been wonderful, while others have been less interesting. Box Brown’s New Physics is the latest book from the run.

New Physics is 20 pages of two-color risoprint comics in neon pink and black. 2014 is the year of the neon pink risograph comic, it seems. The comic is the story of Vern, a musician and social media mogul in the far future who slowly builds an audience and then converts it into a cult.  

One of New Physics’ strengths is Brown’s strong eye for page construction and paneling. Vern’s profile links up to the social helmets of new followers in one page. Other pages show websites and social media sharing; part of the comic is Vern’s personal journey, and the other part is the broadcast. Brown is able to tie all of this stuff up very cleanly.

We also get a look at social media through a different lens - Brown imagines how the already social connectivity we live in now will evolve over a few hundred years. It’s not insanity to think that religions could spring up inside social media. Different platforms tend to pull specific crowds of people into them, forming like-minded collectives. It’s a fascinating rabbit hole. Brown also gets to have a little fun with his instagram-like follower pictures and usernames.

I love the parallels that Brown draws between the New Physics cult and the non-denominational mega churches that collect thousands upon thousands of parishioners and put ATMs in the back of the sanctuary. There’s this theme of monetization that runs through parts of the comic - buy the NewPhysics™ Torso Reimaginer, get the hat and T-shirt. Buy your salvation, fools.

New Physics is compelling and cynical view of tomorrow from a cartoonist you should be paying attention to. Recommended.

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Notes: Again, apologies from pulling images off the internet for this review - my scanner can’t handle neon colors very well, they all end up washed out. Because of this, there are some color discrepancies between the images as posted and the final comic d/t the riso print.

Box Brown (tumblr: boxbrowncomics) is cartoonist and publisher with Retrofit Comics (tumblr: retrofitcomics) His recent graphic novel, Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, a biography of the legendary wrestler, was published by firstsecondbooksYou can get a copy of New Physics at Box’s website.

New Physics is published by Pat Aulisio (tumblr: yeahdudecomics). You can see more of the comics published by Pat on his website.