Tinfoil Comix #4
Tinfoil Comix #4 edited by Floyd Tangeman. Magazine size, full color, 48 pages. Co-published by Domino Books and Dead Crow.
Austin English from the Domino Books website:
"Featuring work by Sam Seigel, Claire Bivins, Zack Bivins, Cristian Castelo, Miles MacDiarmid, Maya Djiji, Maybe Later, Nina Solinas, Alisa Massery, Nick Fowler, Minnie Slocum, Harley Healy, Sawyer Arkilic, Jade Mar, Simon Koza, Shen, Jeremy McBrian, Alex Corbett, Griffin Musser, Eli Strieff, Edan Mor, Tal Mor, Chaia Startz, Ethan Crain, Sarah Kirby-Smidt, Sadcloud, Mynx, Austin English, Marlene Frontera, Michael Arter, Ricky, Olga Corcilius, Fried World, Virgil Warren, Isaac Leahey-Leow, Hans DeHaas, Floyd Tangeman, Goodboy Evil.
Domino is extremely proud to team up with Dead Crow to co-publish Tinfoil #4. This is the all collaboration issue: every entry is made by at least two people, so it's only fitting that the publication duties be collaborative as well.
It's hard to put into words how I feel about Tinfoil. When I saw the first issue, I wrote the following, which I only believe in more today: this was one of the most incredible collections of comics I've seen in a long long time. Running Domino, I look at a lot of comics...it's rare that I find something so unique and so exciting coming completely out of nowhere (out of nowhere to me at least...maybe many of you reading this are well aware of the cartoonists in this anthology). The aesthetic here is extremely experimental, psychedelic, scraggly, poetic, from the heart, obtuse, challenging, strange and beautiful. And while almost every entry is highly unorthodox, there's also an incredible persuasive confidence to the entire project, no apology for how off the wall it is...instead every entry feels like a new essay on how comics are, how they always have been and the thrills of the potential the 'essay' suggests are included. I rarely use this word, but I found this anthology inspiring and I think you will too if you read it.
The critic Gabriele Di Fazio wrote that with Tinfoil "...for once we are not dealing with the copy of a copy, whether it’s of Olivier Schrauwen, Jesse Jacobs or Tara Booth. The feeling is they have more to do than stay home reading the latest comic from Fantagraphics. And from these pages it comes exactly this, an incredible and unstoppable and irresistible urge to DO" which articulates my thoughts much better than I can myself.
I'm very proud to be involved with getting this book out there. The only problem with past issues is that the print run has been tiny, leaving interested readers in the dark. If you haven't read Tinfoil yet, here's a chance to get hip".