[Originally written as part of a comic library blog/fundraiser.]

The first draft of this list had a lot of books and cartoonists that didn’t quite make it to this version. Part of that slimming down was realizing that nearly a dozen of the entries came from one publisher: 2dcloud. Despite being a legitimately small press (editors past-and-present Raighne Hogan, Kim Jooha, Maggie Umber, and Justin Skarhus and an additional staff of two? maybe?), 2dcloud publishes a truly impressive range of genres and formats: humor, horror, sci-fi, poetry, non-narrative, hardcovers, minicomics, and everything in between. And in a time when indie publishers often resort to backwards racism and misogyny to cast themselves as edgy or challenging, 2dcloud is honestly pushing the boundaries of what comics can look like while centering artists that much of the comics community ignores. I learn more from reading 2dcloud than I do from any other publisher.


From Out of Hollow Water by Archie Bongiovanni

 In the library (a sampling):
Rudy by Mark Connery
Out of Hollow Water by Archie Bongiovanni
Yours by Margot Ferrick
Someone Please Have Sex With Me by Gina Wynbrandt
Architecture of an Atom by Juliacks
Sound of Snow Falling by Maggie Umber
Turning Japanese by MariNaomi


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