The Comics Reporter has the skinny on Retrofit announcing their first book of 2014: Wicked Chicken Queen by comics current favourite flavour, Sam Alden (I make that 3 upcoming releases from Alden in 2014, along with Alpine Biologist with Floating World Comics, and It Never Happened Again from Uncivilised Books). It's a pretty skinny skinny, but a doozy all the same: cartoonists confirmed to be releasing books with the outfit include the UK's Jack Taegle, Zac Gorman, Madeleine Flores, Anne Emond, Antoine Cossé, Josh Bayer, Niv Bavarsky and Ben Constantine, with more creators potentially being added to the roster.
It's immensely gratifying to see Retrofit going from strength to strength in bringing the 'floppy' comic back into fashion, and a testament to what they're doing is the caliber of cartoonists who have collaborated with them; previous artists include John Martz with his Ignatz award-winning Gold Star, Brendan Leach, Corinne Mucha, Joe Decie, Roman Muradov and others. I'm incredibly excited about next years line-up, simply because it boasts some fantastic comic makers- especially looking forward to seeing the work of some personal favourites such as Anne Emond, Madeline Flores, Zac Gorman and Jack Teagle. Keep an eye out for the publisher's subscription package, which allows readers to sign up for a bulk of titles delivered fresh from the printers directly to your door.