Austin English Solo Show opens JAN 15th, THURSDAY in TORONTO @ Weird Things Gallery / Details on New Book


A new show of drawings by DOMINO founder Austin English opens January 15th (THIS THURSDAY!) at Weird Things Gallery in Toronto! Weird Things is an amazing space run by artist Jonny Petersen, located on 998 Bathurst St. English be present for the opening, which starts at 7:30pm and the show is up for a month. If you’re in Toronto, be sure to swing by! There will be around 40 new drawings on view and for sale. Hope to see you there!




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We are also pleased to announce that 2d Cloud Books will be publishing a collection of Austin English comic short stories, due out near the end of 2015, entitled GULAG CASUAL. The book will include The Disgusting Room, Freddy’s Dead, My Friend Perry and more—English is working on completing it now, but in the meantime please enjoy this  preview of the books cover!


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New books from Finland and more in the DOMINO shop!

Hey! Some great new items in the DOMINO shop today, including some beautiful, hard-to-find items from Finland. Limited quantities of all these books, so grab em while you have the chance!


Mowglin Peili by Olivier Schrauwen

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Art Comic #1 by Matthew Thurber


I Don’t Remember by Bendik Kaltenborn


Santo Shoes by Marlene Frontera

New items in the shop in time for Christmas!

Hey! Some great new items in the DOMINO SHOP today! Order by Wednesday and get GUARANTEED shipping by Christmas Day! And be sure to pick up our deal for the first seven DOMINO publications—7 books for $30, free shipping—while you’re checking out these new books.


Impressions by Aidan Koch


S.M.P.P.B. by Victor Cayro


Herky Jerky by James Ulmer


Bow vs Bow by Leslie Weibeler

And finally back in stock, 3 amazing books by Emelie Östergren, exclusively available in the USA from DOMINO!


Mr. Kenneth by Emelie Östergren


Mr. K Dresses Up by Emelie Östergren

The Story of a Girl by Emelie Östergren

Tusen Hjärtan Stark #2 NOW AVAILABLE for PRE-ORDER from DOMINO / Debuts NOV 8TH @ CAB


Tusen Hjärtan Stark #2. Edited by Austin English with work by Hennessy, Annie Pearlman and E.A. Bethea. Cover by Annie Pearlman. 24 tabloid size pages, black and white, newsprint. Ships folded. $4

Debuts NOVEMBER 8th @ COMIC ART BROOKLYN. Available for PRE-ORDER now! Pre-orders will ship November 10th.

DOMINO BOOKS returns after a one and a half year publishing hiatus with an anthology of brand new work, Tusen Hjärtan Stark #2. Roughly translated from Swedish as ‘a thousand strong hearts,’ our flagship anthology is as utopian and ambitious as the phrase suggests. TUSEN continues our attempt to present difficult, uncompromising work in a cheap and accessible edition. All too often, the most experimental or obscure work is presented in price prohibitive editions.

Each contributor is given 6 to 9 pages to work with. Anthologies—in my view—suffer from short unfocused contributions. A 50 page anthology full of one page strips often never rises above being a sampler. Our format allows for the reader to enter any artist’s world and stay there for a solid amount of time. As with issue #1, this anthology features 3 artists with radically different approaches—the reader is allowed to move from one aesthetic to another, with just enough time in each to feel and think.

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We begin with a story by artist Hennessy, the longest and most focused statement so far from this author. Hennessy’s work always achieves deep criticism of the subjects at hand, mixed with extreme empathy—a grey area of embrace and dismissal comes through. This story fleshes out that tendency into a crescendo, with Hennessy’s crispest, most stripped down storytelling to date. We are shown two people pulling a third into a horrible action. The story is equal parts horror, commentary and strong narrative.

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In the middle we present a selection of sketchbook work from NYC based painter Annie Pearlman. While Pearlmans paintings are rich with Arthur Dove-esque color, her sketchbooks distill her themes (cityscapes, bodies in action, exploring the entire surface of the page/canvas) into stark, bullet like images. The often solitary inhabitants of Pearlman’s city have the look of strong monuments weighted down into the page, even as they twirl around on it. 18 images were selected from years worth of sketchbooks and a punch of art comes through.

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We again close out TUSEN with Elizabeth Bethea—Bethea is one of my personal favorite cartoonists working today. Her comics are drawn at a uniform size, always one page (as far as I’ve seen). But each page is an opportunity for widely different writing and drawing—the uniform nature almost as a set template for wild creativity. Bethea’s writing is heartfelt but in the way that we dream of true poetry: we overhear its heart instead of it being explained to us.

Hey, been a while since we added books to the shop, but here we are finally with some amazing new books! Go get em!

funandgamescoverFun and Games by James Ulmer

ulmercoverDrawing Zine by James Ulmer

bograiderscoverBog Raiders by Quintessa Matranga and Rafael Delacruz

augustlippcoverAugust Lipp Sketchbook by August Lipp

Queasy’s Smileybean Emporium available for order!


Queasy’s Smiley Bean Emporium by Char Esme and Lauren Poor

Super limited amount of these so grab em while you can!


New books and zines in the shop!

New zines, comics and art books in the shop today! Go grab em!


Weird #4 ed. by Noel Freibert


BACK IN STOCK—Weird #3 by Noel Freibert


A Voice in the Hall by Sarah Schneider


Gerasimos Zine Pack by Gerasimos Floratos


Night of the Shears by Noel Freibert

New items up in the DOMINO shop!

Hey, some great new books up in the DOMINO shop, including some items we picked up while in Philadelphia! Have at ’em:


Club Queen Rat King by Emma Louthan


Misliving Amended by Adam Buttrick


Daily Routine by Tara Booth


Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Coat Check Dream by Keren Katz


Creamy Life #3 by Noel Kalmus


Black Grass by Max Seckel

And while we’re mentioning new items, I’d like to direct our customers once again to ROCK AND ROSE #5 edited by Chloe Maratta, one of the best items in our store that I don’t think enough people have checked out. Grab this book!



TANTI AFFETTI, Austin English works on paper show, opens JANUARY 16th @ HUMAN NYC


Come on out to TANTI AFFETTI, a solo show of my drawings from the last few years at HUMAN NYC Gallery. The show opens NEXT THURSDAY, January 16th, from 7-11pm at 110 Messerole Ave, in Greenpoint Brooklyn. There will be works on paper never before exhibited and made for the show, as well as original art from many of my comics. The show will be on view until January 30th but you should come out to the opening as I’ll be in attendance the entire night! Hope to see you there!


DEEP FUN @ Space 1026 Philadelphia, Opens Jan 3rd!

Be sure to check out DEEP FUN, a group show I’m curating for SPACE 1026 in Philadelphia. It opens January 3rd from 6-10pm and runs until the end if the month.

The title ‘Deep Fun’ refers to the kind of art that moves me the most: visual work that is unashamedly expressive and rich, but never lapses into melodrama. My favorite artists are always working towards new kinds of image making—when a new element is added to that world of drawing/painting/collage, it can feel like the most sincere pleasure. The work itself is ‘deep’ for pushing the artists picture world to its most delirious frontier. Everyone I asked to be part of this show seems to touch on some of these ideas, at least to my eye. More importantly, everyone’s work together will be a real punch of art!

The show will include works on paper and paintings from:
Rafael DelaCruz

Elizabeth Bentley

Clara Bessijelle

Marlene Frontera

Char Esme
Anthony Miler

I’ll also have work in the show