Beard Growing Contest

Reviewed by R. Krauss

Beard Growing Contest
By Raighne Hogan
Printed on recycled paper
3.5" x 2.5", handmade with saddle-stitch binding
12 b&w pages with a color cover
Numbered, limited edition mini comic
Published by 2D Cloud

For sale ($3) at:

If you're looking for a funny, off-center, handmade mini comic, I don't think you could do much better than Raighne Hogan's Beard Growing Contest . The little book is oozing with charm. It's a treat to handle and read, and the payoff punchline is a hoot.

It comes with a tiny, wooden clothes pin to hold the book shut. Or maybe it's for a tiny nose. The recycled paper the cover is printed on is Ellie Poo Paper—yes, one of the ingredients is elephant dung. No worries though, the book doesn't smell and it won't rub off on the rest of your minis.

The back cover includes nudity, so I guess in the strictest sense this one is for mature readers only.

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Reviewer Bio

R. Krauss reviews small press and mini comics on Midnight Fiction, Poopsheet Foundation and Comic Related.

Name: Richard Krauss

Been reading comics: since I started reading Marvel comics in Junior High School.

Review Bio: After several years I discovered titles like Zap and Bijou at a headshop and was seduced by the freedom and variety they offered. When the new-wave comix era sprouted from the seeds of the undergrounds, I quickly joined the ranks of other struggling cartoonists with phenomenally low print runs. After almost a decade of small press comix, I retired and made a solemn vow never to return. Several years later the Internet happened and over time many of my favorite new-wave cartoonists got online. The bug bit again and I started exploring the new crop of small press cartoonists. Today's explosion of small press comics is more exciting than any time I've ever seen.

Favorites: Papercutter, Not My Small Diary, Slam Bang, Comic Eye, stuff from Main Enterprises and Weird Muse, to name a few.


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