July 2, 2014

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Australian Mini-Comics of the Month Club Returns for 2014

The Australian Mini-Comics of the Month Club returns again for a third year in 2014, with another set of 12 comics delivered to your door anywhere in the world.

Run via Andrew Fulton's Smaller Comics, the mail-order series offers anyone with a love of mini-comics a chance to check out what's going on in the world of Australian and vicinity creators who work in the paper-and-staples genre.

As in the past, the line-up includes 12 books (13 total creators this time), including Andrew Fulton and Ben Juers, and the site itself has links to each of the artists for potential buyers to sample and see if they like the results.

If you're in Australia or New Zealand, this is a steal at $28. That's just over $2 per comic.
For those in the rest of the world, it's a pricier $40, but that's still just under $3.50 a comic, which is right about what you'd pay for a mini-comic at a show.

I've been a member for the past two years, and enjoyed my subscription immensely. I've been a bit bad at reviewing them (here's one I did), but while not every single comic has thrilled me (nor should anyone expect every comic in a series to be to their personal taste), I've always thought they were of very high quality. Some are personal, some are whimsical, some show amazing attention to detail, and some are more abstract in their linework. But they are never lacking in talent, and it's great to see what those around the world are working on within the self-publishing mini-comics genre.

Though finances may prevent me from jumping in this year, I highly recommend this subscription service to you. It's second only to Retrofit in being a must-purchase for mini-comics fans, and that's the highest praise I can give. If you are able to afford the lump-sum subscription and like mini-comics, go sign up today.

The Mini-Comics of the Month Club is open here until July 31st or they meet about 300 subscribers.