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Samantha Back, James Dreams of Power, How You Like Your Eggs, Spring Lake Massacre, Hezekiah Smalls, The Lighthouse

Issue 50

2013-01-09

This is a magnificent moment in human history.

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).

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Issue 49

2012-12-12

Beware dear reader!
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

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Issue 48

2012-11-02

Dear Reader,

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 psychic 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

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Issue 47

Issue 47

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

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Issue 46

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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

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Issue 45

Issue45.inddIs it too late to wish you a Happy New Year? After a small hiatus, Issue 45 is finally online!

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

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Issue 44

2012-05-18Just 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

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Issue 43

2012-04-10Issue 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 large pile of leaves (metaphorically; we claim no liability for damaged computer monitors). Welcome to Issue 43!

Cover by Leslie Mei

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Issue 42

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.

Covers by Victoria Dan

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Issue 41

Issue 41This 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 2008, 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! Hang on for a wild ride – this issue is more than enough to keep your comics craving satisfied over the coming summer!

Cover by Ambrin Ling

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Issue 40

Issue 40We 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!

Cover by Jon Kittaka

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Issue 39

Issue 39If Winter: Part 2’s release date being shifted to mid-April is getting you down, cozy up to the warm fire of panels and word balloons. 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. Introducing: Frankencomics! and a new editor!

Cover by Kera Ling

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Issue 38

Issue 38This is a collaborative issue, just in time for Valentine’s day! Read great comics that were written and drawn as collaborations between two or more artists!

Cover by Sarah Skinner

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Issue 37

Issue 37This wintry issue continues Hezekiah Smalls, the Lighthouse, and The Up-Side  (Down) as well as throwing some good old Carleton Graphic 1-page salon comics in for good measure. Enjoy!

Cover by Victoria Dan

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Issue 36

This loosely Halloween-themed issue is packed with substantial pieces from a wide range of contributors. Check in here if you’ve been waiting to see what happens in Hezekiah Smalls or the Snail and the teapot.

Cover by Eric Meehl

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Issue 35

Cover by Sarah SkinnerA brand new issue to kick off the new school year. Read short comics by new first-year contributors and old favorites alike!

Cover by Sarah Skinner

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Issue 34

The final issue of the 2011-2012 school year, and Jacob’s final issue at Carleton! It didn’t really turn out to be the Mystery Issue as formerly promised, because everyone was so busy with finals, but it’s still pretty solid. Enjoy!

Cover by Yawen Chen, lettering by Megan Dolezal

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Issue 33

Our penultimate issue of the year! Great variety, continuations of all your favorite stories, a new Nobody Here for the first time in ages, and introducing Scotty Dossa, who wrote our first ever non-English language comic (drawn by the fabulous Indigo Scott)! Enjoy!

Cover by Megan Dolezal

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Issue 32

A pretty great black and white issue! Pregnancy horror, a sad-yet-cute story by Jon, the revenge of a single cookie, Batman, SKUDS and more! Enjoy!

Cover by Skuds McKinley

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Issue 31

Our biggest and (arguably best) issue to date! At a staggering 56 pages (55 for web, since you don’t need to see that blank inside cover) this issue was so large that we almost couldn’t staple it! It’s dream themed, and the submissions we received are incredible, from Jon’s touching Barn Dust, to Megan’s misunderstood nightmare, to Jacob’s crystal-eyed Samantha Back, to Sarah’s touching tale of familial strife, to Austen’s haunting Nightmare it’s all amazing! Read it now! Now! NOW!!!

Cover by Brooke Granowski

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Issue 30

Another one of those one page story issues, but don’t let the brevity of its stories fool you. This issue is hilarious, packed with postmodern genius from Aditya Menon, whimsical tragedy from Jon and Victoria, and the usual WTF from Jacob and Andreas. Enjoy!

Cover by Sarah Skinner

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Issue 29

We’re back! Hezekiah’s plan is begun, Scoops and James (Tina) go on an adventure, Austen tells a tale of hardship, and we introduce Jamie Hibdon! Our first issue of Winter 2012!

Cover by Jon Kittaka

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Issue 28

A slim and delightful volume, with color stories and beautiful contributions. Skuds doesn’t take his pill today, Jon contemplates friendship against a gorgeous sunset, and Hezekiah Smalls becomes a mustachio’d man. The last issue of Fall, 2011!

Cover by Jacob Canfield

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Issue 27

Our densest issue ever, filled with one page stories created at our comic salons. Many of the stories in this issue come from a simple game where, in 6 panels, an artist must make a story based on a silly title. Nobody Here continues gorgeously and whimsically, and Hezekiah is made an offer he can’t refuse. Pretty great.

Cover by Megan Dolezal

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Issue 26

Issue 26 is here! Skuds delivers a fantastic and beautiful story about a hunter’s quest, Jon continues to give his characters strange names, several new contributors appear, and Tina challenges Andreas’ self-reflective throne.

Cover by Skuds McKinley

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Issue 25

The first issue of the 2011-2012 school year (Volume III)!  Jacob goes on a quest, Jon makes beautiful and whimsical comics (surprise!) and Hezekiah’s life gets more complicated still!  This issue will LITERALLY UP AND PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE.

Cover by Jacob Canfield.

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Issue 24

The final issue of Volume II!  Farewell, Andreas and Kailyn, hello Megan, Jon, and (once again) Jacob!

Cover by Jacque Oman.

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Issue 23

Another in a series of serious power-issues.  Featuring ALL of Kailyn’s minicomic, So Tell Me.

Cover by Kailyn Kent

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Issue 22

Jacob woke up with Laser Eyes, and Skuds introduces the phrase, “[Fucking] in an apathetic cesspool.”  Nice.

Cover by Jon Kittaka

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Issue 21

Things are getting worse for Hezekiah Smalls, but the art only gets better in this issue.  One of the prettiest issues yet.

Cover by Jacob Canfield

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Issue 20

Surrealism and dream-imagery abound in this issue.  Also, introducing everyone’s favorite villain, TOP-HAT CAT!

Cover by Ashley Avard

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Issue 19

Eclectic and punchy, this is the Carleton Graphic doing what it does best.  A great issue, start to finish.

Cover by Aditya Menon

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Issue 18

Introducing Hezekiah Smalls!  Also, don’t let bears into the funfair.

Cover by Tina Chen

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Issue 17 – Spring Lake Massacre

Our most ambitious project yet!  A single story told from 9 different perspectives, written by Andreas Stoehr, and illustrated by 8 different artists!

Cover by Jon Kittaka

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Issue 16

The 2010 Halloween issue!  With at least a couple stories meant to scare your pants off mildly unnerve you.

Cover by Megan Dolezal

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Issue 15

Collaboration and whimsy abounds in this issue!  Jon offers a beautiful story and Skeletons go to a ball.

Cover by Jon Kittaka

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Issue 14

The first issue of Volume II, and still a favorite.  Featuring color, great art, and a huge page-count.

Cover by Iris Cutler; colored by Kailyn Kent

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Issue 13

The second ‘collaborations’ issue!  Also the final issue of Volume I!  Wow!

Cover by Scott Donaldson

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Issue 12

The first ‘collaborations’ issue!  We challenged our contributors to work on stories together, and this the first batch of collaborative vignettes.  Good stuff!

Cover by Katie Markle

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Issue 11

Portrait of a Lady and Kai Clarke?  What a literary issue!

Cover by Krissy Lunz

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Issue 10

Megan and Andreas’ first collaboration, and Cookie Monster faces his addiction head on.

Cover by Tan Jia-Li

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Issue 9

The Decades Issue!  The brainchild of Scott Donaldson, each contributor submitted a vignette about a year between 2000 and 2010, creating our first ‘theme’ issue.

Cover by Megan Dolezal

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Issue 8

That’s more like it.  Fresh from our humilitation at the hands of Issue 7, we rebound nicely and deliver a very solid issue.

Cover by Andreas Stoehr

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Issue 7

Our worst issue, by FAR.  Why did we ever publish this?  Please don’t read this first.

Cover by Scott Donaldson

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Issue 6

Continuing Kailyn’s Pokemon story, an odd voicemail, and some filler.

Cover by Jacob Canfield

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Issue 5

The Pokemon issue!  Wow, how many Pokemon stories can one issue hold?  About 2.

Cover by Scott Donaldson

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Issue 4

Introducing Megan Dolezal and continuing to introduce Jon Kittaka!  A little longer, a little better.

Cover by Kailyn Kent

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Issue 3

Introducing Jon Kittaka, and not much else.  Wow, this was a short issue.

Cover by Scott Donaldson

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Issue 2

Wow!  Is that color on the cover?  This is getting fancy pretty quickly!  Our second issue, in which we continue to find our balance.

Cover by Jacob Canfield

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Issue 1

At last, it’s the Carleton Comics Journal!  Our first, shaky steps into the realm of indie-comics publishing.

Cover by Scott Donaldson

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Samantha Back

The first of Jacob’s minicomics about Samantha Back, a young woman whose life is forever changed by crystals that suddenly grow out of her eye sockets, blinding her. She is still able to see, however, thanks to a set of specially modified cameras disguised as eyebrow piercings. This first book contains three stories, one in which Sam poses for a photographer friend, one in which she suffers an accident, an one that tells the story of a dream she has.

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James Dreams of Power

A short story by Jacob Canfield about a little boy’s strange and magical dream persona.

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How You Like Your Eggs

A short story by Jon Kittaka about the friendship between an egg and a caterpillar, and the problems that can result therefrom.

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