We’ve Got Scratches 2!

Jul 4, 2018 by

Get your online shopping finger ready, comics fans. We’ve just picked up our boxes of Joost Swarte’s Scratches 2, so if you missed out at TCAF, now’s your chance to snap one up.  

Quantities are still limited, but you can purchase it here RIGHT NOW. Scratches 2 will also be available at a limited number of comic book shops. We’ll announce those shortly.  




A new international anthology in the tradition of RAW

In the 1980s, Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly dreamt of bringing the most avant garde of North American and European comics together. The result was the highly influential RAW “graphix magazine”. Now one of the regular contributors to RAW, internationally acclaimed Dutch artist Joost Swarte has launched his own anthology with a similar mandate.

“It’s been a dream of mine,” says Swarte, “to show work by unconventional comics artists from the Netherlands and Flanders, as well as big names from the international world of graphic novels.”

Much of this work has never been available in North America to an English audience.





So who else is involved? 

The cover was created by artist Lukas Verstraete of Belgium, and the anthology includes essays and articles by Matthijs van Boxsel, Henning Wagenbreth, Warren Bernard and Peter Maresca. The full list of contributors is (get ready, it’s pretty amazing):

François Ayroles
Charles Burns
Aline en Robert Crumb
Brecht Evens
Theo de Feyter
Jochen Gerner
Charles Guthrie
Bendik Kaltenborn
Sam Ki
Erik Kriek
Helge Reumann
Tobias Schalken
Solko Schalm
Joost Swarte
Tiger Tateishi
Kristina Tzekova
Brecht Vandenbroucke
Lukas Verstraete
Ludwig Volbeda
Henning Wagenbreth



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