Multiple-Eisner Award-winning comics legend Ed Brubaker is the co-creator of the Captain America: Winter Soldier storyline. The equally prolific Sean Phillips, although hailing from the UK, has been one of the premier comics artists for every major American publisher for the past twenty-five years. These days, the pair dedicate their talents to their best-selling creator-owned works. They are best known for their masterful contributions to the crime fiction genre graphic novel - from period noir (THE FADE OUT) to Lovecraftian horror (FATALE) to contemporary psychological drama (KILL OR BE KILLED). Brubaker has also written for television, on HBO’s epic Westworld and with Nicolas Winding Refn on the contemporary LA noir Too Old to Die Young (Amazon Prime).
Jefferson Costa is an award-winning, critically acclaimed artist and animator from São Paulo, Brazil. His animation work has been featured on Cartoon Network and MTV. Costa has won multiple Troféu HQ Mix awards, the "Eisner" of Brazilian comics, for Best Anthology, Best Graphic Novel, Best Graphic Adaptation, and Best National Special Edition, including Best National Artist for 2020. His book ROSEIRA, MEDALHA, ENGENHO E OUTRAS HISTÓRIAS is a series of intersecting stories of the people of rural northeastern Brazil, told through a landscape of collective and individual memories. ROSEIRA won Best National Special Edition for 2020.
Matt Fraction is a multiple-Eisner Award winner, known for his prolific and defining runs on Marvel properties like Hawkeye, The Invincible Iron Man, and Uncanny X-Men. His creator-owned works, like SEX CRIMINALS, SOLID STATE, and ODY-C are renowned for being simultaneously irreverent and profound. His latest book with Terry Dodson, ADVENTUREMAN, harkens back to the swashbuckling pulp comics of the 1940s, with a decidedly modern take.
J. Gonzo is a Chicano artist, born and raised in Southern California, now working in Phoenix, AZ. Artwise, his formative years were shaped by the rigid tradition and Byzantine iconography of his Catholic school upbringing juxtaposed with the DIY aesthetic of the late 70s, Orange County Punk counterculture, and peppered with the bright, bold, Latino hues from his grandparents' house. Gonzo has spent the past 25-plus years using his creative skills at ad agencies, design studios, toy companies, and as a professional tattoo artist. He has turned his talents to creating the comic LA MANO DEL DESTINO, set in the Technicolor world of lucha libre in 1960s Mexico, which is now published through Top Cow and Image Comics. He is also the artist for the lauded biographic comic, La Voz de M.A.Y.O.: Tata Rambo (Top Cow/Image Comics).
Z2 Comics is the premier producer of top quality music-based comics and graphic novels - ranging from fantasy and sci-fi musician-character narratives to artistic interpretations of important moments in music history to stories inspired and/or written by the most important musical talents in the world. Z2 is where music + comics collide.
"Real Books For People Who Give A Damn." Street Noise's self-description says it all. Graphic non-fiction/memoirs that push the boundaries of the genre forward. The list focuses on books that reflect a radical, feminist, queer, and inclusive social vision. The catalogue can be found here.
Silver Sprocket (USA)
Silver Sprocket is a San Francisco-based radical indie publisher, art-crew, gallery, and comic shop striving to build a better world without forgetting to have a good time. Combining whimsy and social justice, Silver Sprocket is fiercely pro-creator, with complete transparency in all business and publishing practices. Fans of Fantagraphics and Drawn & Quarterly (who don't take themselves too seriously) will fall in love with Silver Sprocket.
Pipoca & Nanquim (P&N) was founded in 2017, growing out of the biggest comics YouTube channel in Brazil to become a major publisher. The founders of the channel were experienced editors who saw the need to bring amazing comics from all over the world to Brazil. P&N filled this gap by licensing books by creators like Alan Moore, Chris Claremont, Ozamu Tezuka, Moebius, Chabouté, Paolo Serpieri, Junji Ito, Milo Manara, and dozens of others. P&N is continuously recognized by the comics press for its work, with the unprecedented feat of winning HQMix awards for Best Comics Publisher in Brazil 4 years in a row. In 2019, P&N capitalized on its success by publishing original material by renowned Brazilian authors, winning more awards, acclaim, and enthusiastic fans.
Hotel de las ideas began as a collective of cartoonists and writers publishing comics fanzines in Argentina. Their popularity led to the opening of a successful bookstore, and eventually to publishing books, with impressive results and wild enthusiasm. Hotel de las ideas' award-winning authors include Sole Otero (winner of the 2023 Angoulême Audience Prize and the 2019 Premio FNAC International Graphic Novel Award), Juan Sáenz Valiente, Lucas Varela, Carlos Nine, and Lauri Fernández. These artists (and others) have gained international attention, with several of their books already in translation.
Hi-Fructose Magazine (USA)
Bubble éditions is a publisher empowered by the members of Bubble (a famous online comic book marketplace and community in France). Creator-centric, bubble éditions offers authors a fair and transparent relationship. Its mission is to support the emergence of breakout young talents, French and foreign, by taking a chance on their first books and supporting their career onward and upward.
Berith and Brimstone is a London-based laboratory for esoteric innovation founded by Andrea Aste and Neil Kelso, embracing magic in all its forms. Aste and Kelso explore the shadowy places between art, books, theatre, immersive technologies, and the occult. Inclusive collaboration is at the heart of Berith and Brimstone’s work - ancient rituals meet new technologies, and facts flirt with fiction. Exciting things happen when different worlds and different voices are brought together. Their most ambitious project to date, Oracolarium, blends myriad traditions of divination with augmented reality for an oracle deck unlike any other.
Beehive Books (USA)
“A House of Quixotic Publishing.”
Beehive Books is a boutique company committed to producing book-art editions of distinctive literary and pictorial works with singular design sensibilities, the highest production values, and a special emphasis on comics and graphic art. Beehive’s books and artworks crackle and seethe with true, unmistakable magic.
Beehive’s audience is a select group, with idiosyncratic and highly discerning taste. Lovers of the weird and unique - collectors, code-breakers, archivists, infonauts, futurists, scholars, fellow-travelers, and literary adventurists - are drawn to their distinctive creations.
A publishing company based in London that helps aspiring creators reach their potential and is a home to geniuses that the mainstream has yet to recognize. Tillie Walden's first graphic novel was with Avery Hill. Their canon ranges from the deeply personal to the wildly fantastic, including autobiographical, psychogeographical mappings; eco-anarchist wizards; and a bad canine named Greasy (to name just a few).