13 Years of Good Luck by Joe Biel

13 Years of Good Luck by Joe Biel

To celebrate our thirteenth anniversary, we put together this compilation of work from our authors and artists. It's a super cheapo deal so you can check out things in our catalog that you may have missed or find your new favorite artist. 

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To celebrate our thirteenth anniversary, we put together this compilation of work from our authors and artists. It's a super cheapo deal so you can check out things in our catalog that you may have missed or find your new favorite artist. With something from virtually everyone we've published before and new work from Al Burian, Liz Baillie, Keith Rosson, John Isaacson, Nate Beaty, Cristy Road, and others!



Razorcake 11/1/2009

"Beautifully printed with about a million interesting articles (DIY screenprinting, A History of Publishing, an interview with Bozo Texino, to scratch the cream), well-written memoirs, way decent comics, and the heartwarming story of a publishing company staying true for thirteen-plus years? Very much worth your dime.

Poop Sheet 10/14/2009

"Microcosm Publishing, as you know without my telling you, is a publisher and distributor of zines and books that shade in from the crunchier side of the spectrum: books on workers rights and bike theory, queer youth and veganism. The Microcosm catalog is a treat to peruse, to muse over the titles and descriptions of all the marvelous stuff they have.

Don't you wish, though, that you could get samples of some of those books -- that there was a way you could read excerpts of the books and decide which you'd like to read more of? Well, honey, your wish has been granted.

For their thirteenth year of publishing, the Microcosm editors have compiled a tidy best-of, sampling their greatest titles. "13 Years of Goodluck" is hypnotically fascinating, full of brilliant information. From their respective zines, you can find out how to screenprint, how to set up a compost pile, how to trap annoying fruit flies. There are comparisons of different types of bikes and how bike-safe the bridges are in Portland, Oregon (short answer: could be better). There are sections about union building, surviving abuse, getting a vasectomy, learning menstrual extraction in case Roe gets overturned, and so on. And, of course, there are poems and stories and comics. You'll find samples of Moe Bowstern's "Xtra Tuf", Dave Roche's "On Subbing", Cindy Crabb's "Doris", Nicole J. Georges' "Invincible Summer", Jesse Reklaw's "Applicant", and many many more.

If you don't know the zines and books represented here, it's a great way to bring yourself up to speed. It's all killer, no filler. And if you already have most or all of these publications, there are bonus tracks from some of the creators, including new comics by Nate Beaty ("BFF") and Liz Baillie ("My Brain Hurts"). In any case, if you love zines and small press, "13 Years of Goodluck" is worth getting and keeping."

410Media 10/9/2009

"After thirteen years in business one of the most prolific diy publishers deserves to celebrate itself. This book is a celebration of the Microcosm mini empire. Basically it is the publishing worlds answer to the compilation CD. A Reader's Digest for the indie set. At a slim 90 pages, this book features excerpts from many titles we have reviewed here; Make a Zine, Make Your Place, Mostly True, Doris and many others are featured. There are comics, art, personal articles, how-to articles and everything in between."

Meredith Jones, Maximum Rocknroll #316 9/22/2009

An excellent medley of stories, drawings, and other writing[s]. There is something for everyone and if you don't like one, you can read another. I really enjoyed this, and the diversity of the authors and subject matter (everything from making your own compost heap to comics and [stories]) fit my bathroom ADD reading.

avatar eyeheart48 9/16/2009

A good wide variety of info & good deal for only a buck, so why not?


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