HAPPY (POST-)VALENTINE’S DAY, WE LOVE YOU! To help you celebrate this lovely day, we’d like to offer you some lovely comics to help you find love in this lovely world. Lovingly crafted with only the sincerest of loves by the most lovable of writers and artists, in this edition of the Graphic you’ll witness the trials of dancing at Carleton, the invaluable advice of a monk, and the “adult love”!
It is our pleasure to bring you Issue 54 of the Graphic, hopefully satisfying you after that horrible six-week winter break of comics deprivation. Madeline and Ambrin are off exploring art far away in the South Pacific, so Kera and Brian are joining our editing team this term! Acceptable tributes to the ever so merciful winter gods include laughing at urinals, cheering on dog-faced heroes, and crying at the wondrous beauty of fine art, all easily done by hitting that little link down there. Enjoy!
The Carleton Graphic is here to warm the cockles of your hearts and grace your frozen fingertips with comic delights in ISSUE 53! In these pages, we have cuddly cats, mob mentality, fledgling humanity upon the hills, and the human body combating the overwhelming forces of illness and somnolence (yup, sleep). Without further ado, let’s get to the COMICS!
Your devoted comix wizards at the Graphic have for you yet another compilation of draw-dropping, mind-blowing, tide-turning, solar-eclipsing super awesome comics. In this issue, we have porpoise-angst, Halloween-themed sex ed (or sex-ed themed Halloween), and the even more fearful trials of printing errors! And so, without further ado, let us divulge into the wondrous and fall-colored (not really) pages of issue 52 of the Carleton graphic.
Welcome to the year’s first Carleton Graphic. This issue brings us some fun stuff, some emotional stuff, and the kind of stuff that can only be described as Modernist fresh fruit violence. So come with us to (among other places) a metropolis in need, a romantic hillside, SPACE, and the groovy depths of Disco Hell, each drawn with flair by both new and returning comic-ers.
We present to you the 50th issue of the Carleton Graphic!
We bid goodbye Editor-in-Chief Eric Meehl at the end of this term; in the fall, Kera Ling will don the mantle of Co-Editor. Times are always a-changin’ but we hope you will stick around for the ride. In this issue, contributors Austen McBain and Tumi Akin-Deko return; a prehistoric entity fulfills his wanderlust; Hezekiah makes a tasty reappearance.
Cover collage by editors and contributors, old and new (see back cover for list).
Naught but temptation lies ahead, for this issue was bound with the sweat of the hedonist and the pages were leaves of naughtiness. This is the Seven Deadly Sins Issue. Ahead, you’ll be in the company of a lusty monarch, a greedy guinea pig, and even a comic scientifically engineered to be the shoddiest known to mankind!
Covers by Sarah Skinner
Ever wanted a sweet Carleton Graphic tee? Need to shield your glorious body from the eyes of the masses? Take daring and decisive action between now and April 30th, and your dreams may just come true!
It has come to our attention that you have not filled your regular quota of comic reading in several weeks. Luckily, this is Issue 48 of the Carleton Graphic, which will bring you bodily and mental relief! In this installment, The Up-Side (Down) reaches its finale; frankencomix explore childhood aspirations and the citrus-y side of life; and Wanchen Yao’s story of star-crossed love returns in its 13-page entirety.
Also, the eds aren’t robots. Haha, what? Why would you think such a thing?
Covers by Kera Ling
This spring break, we know you aren’t lounging around on the beach, soaking in the rays. You are sitting in front of your monitor, sighing “when-oh-when will Issue 47 be put online?” Your sighs have reached our ears, dear reader! Take a moment away from the world with this issue to adopt a cat, delve further into the dark side of the circus, experience life on four legs, and more!
Bonus: Burbs Aeterna in full color!
Covers by Madeline King
We’re incredibly proud to present this special themed color issue of the Carleton Graphic. All of our contributors have brought their A-game and delivered a slew of terrific tales of beasties and beards and beings from beyond the grave. Thrills and wonders abound to wow your eyeholes and tug at your heartguts. It’s a big one, packed to the brim with yarns to amaze.
Welcome, friends, to the Mythology Issue.
Covers by Sarah Skinner
Our returning editor Sarah Skinner delights us with the wonders of the animal kingdom! Spooky armchairs will make you question your future seating choices! Online shopping will make you wish you had just gone to a real-life store! We also welcome aboard Tumi Akin-Deko, who makes her official comic debut in this issue.
Covers by Ambrin Ling
Just when you thought all you would be able to do this winter break was weep to yourself for six weeks so, so alone, a glimmer of hope shot across the heavens. Hark! Issue 44 of the Carleton Graphic has arrived to the webosphere!
And this issue promises to warm your heart as bright as the yellow paper it was printed on. So immerse yourself in talking hands, bully-bashing, and a surprise visit from the Big Man in Red himself!
Cover by Eric Meehl
Issue 43 boldly bounds onto the scene just in the nick of time for Halloween! What it lacks in ghastly spooks, it makes up for with aging magicians, mischievous shape-shifters, a contribution from sibling publication The Oxy Graphic, and free slides! In addition, between these covers lies the fourth and final installment in Sarah Skinner’s beautiful story The Lighthouse. No small feat!
So get ready to jump into some great comics like a boy and his imaginary tiger into a large pile of leaves (metaphorically; we claim no liability for damaged computer monitors). Welcome to Issue 43!
Volume Five and the 2013-14 season of the Carleton Graphic kicks off with a hearty batch of new content freshly harvested from our finest veterans, as well as some new contributors rising to the occasion with even more frankencomics! Inside you’ll find a full-length tale of a man returning from war, the continuing saga of the Up-Side (Down), and a new multi-part story that boldly takes the Graphic into SPACE! If that wasn’t tantalizing enough, other gems lurk between these covers, no matter if your taste is sugary vigilantism or the latest trends in rad muscle clubs.
We are incredibly proud to present: Issue 42.
This final issue of the year is a milestone for the Carleton Graphic: Megan and Jon, our two senior editors and the last people who were here for the publication’s creation in 2009, are passing on the reins to the next generation of eds. This issue also marks the conclusion if Book 1 of Hezekiah Smalls, our longest-running serialized story!
We’ll see you again next fall, but for now, hang on for a wild ride – this issue is more than enough to keep your comics craving satisfied over the coming summer! Read it here!
We know your lives are busy, busy things, We also know that from time to time you may have an epiphany or two. Hopefully, one has been that color is actually super crazy. Like, seriously, both a particle and a wave? Radiation? Optics? Dang, son. Google that shiz.
We hope you enjoy our annual color issue, including a jaunt through the perils of tie-wearing, the joys of cephalopod racing, and the sheer incomprehensibility of being a cat, among other comics! Read it here!
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.