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Koyama Press announces four new titles for spring 2014

SSafari Honeymoonmall-press comics publisher Koyama Press has announced four new titles for its spring list:

Cat Person, by Seo Kim: Kim, a storyboard artist for the Cartoon Network show Adventure Time, started with a challenge to draw a cartoon a day and ended up with what looks like a winsome collection of cartoons about cats and everyday life.

A Body Beneath, by Michael DeForge: DeForge was nominated for an Eisner this year for his Lose #4; this is a collection of issues 2-5 of that anthology. I don’t think I can improve on this bit of catalog text: “He has crafted a phantasmagoria of stories that feature a spider-infested pet horse head, post-apocalyptic dogs dealing with existential angst, the romantic undertones of a hired hit, and more.”

Safari Honeymoon, by Jesse Jacobs: This seems to be the one graphic novel of the batch that has a single narrative arc; it’s the story of a newlywed couple who find love and horror on a honeymoon trip through the jungle.

100 Crushes, by Elisha Lim: A collection of new and previously published queer comics set in Toronto, Berlin, and Singapore, among other locales, and including “interviews, memoirs, and gossip from an international queer vanguard.”

In case you missed it in Comics A.M., there’s a great interview with Koyama Press publisher Annie Koyama at Sequential Highway.

(via Tom Spurgeon)

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Seems like Koyama is cultivating a house style with these new releases. Two of these guys are from Adventure Time, and Jesse Jacobs sure reminds me of Michael DeForge. Will Koyama become the DC Comics of hyper busy, linguini-arm comics? Stay tuned!

It’s worth noting that apparently DeForge isn’t happy with the quality of the first issue of Lose, which is why it’s not included in A Body Beneath. Collector’s item!

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