This book will lead the reader into Onsmith's funny and outlandish world, full of shady characters and troublesome shenanigans through a mix of never-published stories, favorite gag strips, and mesmerizing prints and illustrations.
No price details or page count has been released but the book is scheduled to arrive in spring 2014. Onsmith will be at the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) in June and might reveal more information about the book and its contents then.
Hailing from Chicago, Onsmith (a.k.a. Jeremy Smith) should be familiar to the average alt-comix reader, even if they don't recognize the name, as his work has appeared in such anthologies as StudyGroup, Hotwire Comix, Black Eye, Graphics Classics, Ivan Brunetti's Anthology of Graphic Fiction and many others. To the best of my knowledge, however, this is the first time any of the artist's work has been collected.
You can read the full press release below:
May 28 2013 Oakland, CA - We wanted to share the latest news out of Yam Books, independent small press publisher based in Oakland, California.
Yam Books is excited to be publishing “Diminished Returns,” a collection of comics and art by the talented Chicago comic artist, Onsmith. This book will lead the reader into Onsmith's funny and outlandish world, full of shady characters and troublesome shenanigans through a mix of never-published stories, favorite gag strips, and mesmerizing prints and illustrations.
Onsmith's comics, prints, and illustrations have been in exhibitions around the country, self-published as mini-comics like Claptrap, Fine Tooth Comics, and can be found in anthologies such as Black Eye, Studygroup Comics, The Folio Club, Hotwire Comix and Capers, Graphics Classics, and An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons & True Stories. We are very happy to be working on this long-overdue collection, showcasing Onsmith's astounding body of work in various mediums.
Onsmith will be in attendance at the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) on June 15-16, 2013 at the Rotland Press (Black Eye Anthology) table.www.cakechicago.com
Diminished ReturnsSelected Works of OnsmithSpring 2014 / ISBN: 978-0-9854138-3-5More details to come!
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