The Cartoonist by Cole Johnson, $3, digest size, 34 pages, black and white. 

Cole Johnson was making mini comics when I started getting interested in self published comics and I always admired his style and presentation. I was glad to see that he is making comics with gusto again---his work is filled with the ethos of a different time, as each zine is cheaply priced and overflowing with comics. Very succinct, sensitive stories rendered in tight black and white.