From our home to yours, here’s our latest compilation of freshly brewed, thoroughly tested, student-crafted graphic literature. Thick with thrills, goofs, and spooks, this tome sends you hurtling through worlds of bear wrestling, extravagant cursing, and a most mysterious pair of trousers. A few Frankencomics are littered about this issue, in which a series of four artists could only see the one row of panels above theirs. On top of that, we have further installments of The Lighthouse and Hezekiah Smalls, as well as many adventures in-between! Read it now!
Will you be our Valentine? “Too late,” you say, “that was weeks ago.” Fear not, gentle reader, it is never too late for love! As proof we present a collaboration issue, filled with stories that we made with each other. They’re our love babies, you could say. We have drama, we have heroic action, we have existential crisis, we have everything you need to start this lovely Valentine’s Day weekend. Read it here!
It’s cold out! That is a good excuse for the late posting of this issue, right? Anyway, enjoy the first issue of our winter term. Inside you will find exciting plot twists in the latest Hezekiah Smalls, several other beautiful continuing stories, and some fantastic collaboration comics from our weekly drawing salons! Here it is, Issue 37!
Hi everyone! Are you ready for a SPOoOoOoky issue of the Carleton Graphic? The comics in this issue don’t really have much specifically to do with Halloween, but they are frighteningly terrific! Also, the cover is orange. Thanks for reading Issue 36, and enjoy!
At long last, the first issue of the 2012-13 school year is here! We’re really excited to get going and we’re especially glad to be featuring some talented new contributors! This is one of our leaner issues, but hopefully it’ll give you a taste of some of the really great things to come from both newcomers and oldcamers alike. Many thanks to Sarah Skinner for the stunning cover, editor caricatures, and the instant classic character, DJ Guns. And with that, I give you Issue 35.
Posting here will resume once the summer is over, but I want to point people toward my new website, since I had never linked to that before. If you like my art, please follow me at www.hoobhan.com!
Thanks, this is my last post for real!
It’s bittersweet for me to announce that Issue 34 is all done, and online! My final issue with my baby, and I’m very proud. Thank you everyone who reads The Graphic, and thank you for submitting, and for tweeting, and for even occasionally thinking about this fledgling publication. We’ve received so much support, and I am so grateful.
Please keep checking on this site, and wish our new editors luck! They will do a wonderful job, and I love them dearly. Jon Kittaka, Megan Dolezal, and Eric Meehl are incredibly capable and fun people, and they are sure to carry on the tradition we’ve started in these three short years.
I’ll leave you with a link to a playlist I just made, not because it’s too related, but because I want to send you all some nice music. Enjoy!
Ex-Editor Jacob Canfield
Hi everyone! If you’ve noticed the website behaving badly in the past couple weeks it’s because we underwent a hosting transfer, but everything is back to normal! I’ll upload Issue 34 very soon, and then we’re set to go! Sorry for the disruption!
I am very excited to announce the release of my first minicomic about a character I’ve been working on for over a year now: Samantha Back. This mini was released as part of the Carleton College Senior Art Show, and represents the culmination of a lot of work. Please read it and let me know what you think! You can always email me at carletongraphic (at) gmail or jacob.monir.canfield (at) gmail if you want to talk to me specifically about some work.
In the meantime, read it read it read it!!!!
Want to hear what I’ve been listening to nonstop? Well, you can if you want to.
Wow, it’s been a busy term for everyone. We had to delay this issue by a week, but goodness, it was worth it! Here’s our new issue, mostly in black and white but with some nice color in there as well. And hold onto your hats, because the next issue we put out is going to be our final one of the year, and it will be MYSTERY THEMED! WOW!
In other news, I just got the Slow Youth zine in the mail, and oh my gosh it is so beautiful. I would encourage everyone to check it out, and also buy a copy. Those ex-Static Fish kids are doing such beautiful things with their lives.
In other-other news, you should add Inebriated Spook to the list of blogs you read. It’s pretty darn fun.
Hey, look at that nice and creepy cover! Skuds is at it again, and I am pretty happy about that. This is the first issue of the term, and I present it proudly. Read it, enjoy it, leave comments, etc.
I recommend listening to this song a lot.
Actually, do you all have Spotify? Follow my Jumpin’ Jazz playlist!
It’s been a little while, but that’s just because we’re gearing up for some big things! Our new issue will be out Friday (online by the weekend) and then for the end of the term we’re planning a big, collaborative, MYSTERY ISSUE! (That is, the stories will share the common theme of “mystery”, not that you will read the issue and have to then figure out what it was about.)
To tide you over, let me share with you a little “photo essay,” if you will, of my own creation.
There! That should hopefully tide you over until our next update!
Hi everyone! It took us an extra week to get it out, but the 56 page dream issue is here, and it is something else. We have never published an issue so long or with such consistently long and high-quality stories, and we hope that you are as impressed as we were by the quality of the submissions. Contributors were asked to make dream-themed comics, and they did not disappoint. And how about that gorgeous cover from the ever talented Brooke Granowski? Believe us, this is a nice issue. Read and enjoy!
Wow, hello! It’s our 30th issue! I won’t say much here, but READ IT and enjoy it, and listen to Ask, because what could be nicer? I think most of our issues could be considered ‘frightening verse,’ don’t you? Our next issue is themed, and the theme is dreams! That’s pretty exciting, so keep your eyes peeled!
What a nice song that is. I’d recommend listening to it as you begin to read our new issue. That’s right, it’s Issue 29, everyone! Wow! We’ve come a long way! I think it’s a pretty great issue, although slim. No worries, though – I suspect Issue 30 will be a fattie.
Enjoy, and, as always, please think about submitting something. A big hello to Jamie Hibdon, who joins us this issue.
In other news, I’ve been writing a series over at Andreas and Ashley’s site, Pussy Goes Grrr, about Pokémon theme songs. So check that out if you’re interested.
Also, congratulations to Skuds, whose first book dropped over winter break! It’s fantastic, of course, but how else could it be?
It’s Thanksgiving, and Carleton is out for Winter break! I’ll try to update things over here now and then, but until there’s a real update you should check over at a few sites we like!
First, Kailyn wrote a nice piece about Lyonel Feininger at the Hooded Utilitarian, so take a look at that.
Thirdly, I’ve updated the links section (over on the Read page) to include a new section of other student-run comics publications. It’s interesting to see what our contemporaries and those who came before us are and were doing.
Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Wow, do you see the excitement in that title? Issue 28 is here, some of it in gorgeous color, offering a nice capstone to our term. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do, and we will see you in the winter!
-Jacob and the Eds
Hi everyone! Issue 27 is up, and looking good. We’ve never had an issue this dense before, clocking in at 24 stories in a trim 27 pages. WOW. When you hold this in your hands, you risk being sucked into some sort of comics singularity.
We hope you enjoy it, and, as always, feel free to contact us with comments or submissions.
Issue 26 will be uploaded soon, but in the meantime you should head over to the Hooded Utilitarian to read Kailyn’s take on Craig Thompson’s Habibi!
On this beautiful fall day we are happy to announce the release of our twenty-sixth issue! With a sci-fi cover and beautiful short story by the ever popular Skuds McKinley, you know this issue is a good one. Take a look, and as always please download it for further, offline perusal!
The site seems to have stabilized a bit at this point. Let us ask you, gentle reader, do you like what you see? Have ideas? Please let us know how we can improve – after all, we are doing it all for your benefit.
-Jacob, Megan, and Jon
You should take a look at our newly-updated read section, and especially at the full-length minicomics we’ve uploaded, including How You Like Your Eggs by Jon Kittaka, and James Dreams of Power by Jacob Canfield! These are a couple of the books we took to MoCCA this past year, and are still some of our best work. Enjoy!
I’d like to introduce Issue 25 to you! On the right you can see its cover. Pretty nice, right? You can click on the cover to read the issue, that’s how technology works. This issue punches you in the face, that’s all I’m saying.
Please explore the site some. We have a really nice ‘read’ section where all our issues are available for online reading and download, so check that out.
I’ll keep working on the site, now, but in the meantime please take a look around. Email with any flaws you might find.