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Smoke Signal is an Eisner-nominated free comics anthology published by Desert Island.  Historically Smoke Signal has been eclectic and submission-based, edited by Gabe Fowler with occasional guest editors. Most recently Smoke Signal has shifted to a series of curated solo artist issues, focusing on artists without books in print in America.  The paper is always free in NYC and available via mailorder for a few dollars.


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Smoke Signal 31

Marion Fayolle solo issue

32 pages, edition of 2000, published February 2019


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Smoke Signal 30

John Broadley solo issue

40 pages, edition of 6000, published November 2018


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Smoke Signal 29

Coney Island special

Cover by Matt Crabe

40 pages with additional 8 page supplement, edition of 6000, published March 2018

Includes work by Ted Altman, Rosa Arango, Mike Bailey, Margaux Bigou, Scott Carr, Olive Dawley, Chrles Denson, Mike Diana, Aaron Dunne, Siobhan Gallagher, Sam Grinberg, Jason Herr, Kevin Hooyman, Abby Jame, King Louie’s Lab, Patrick Kyle, Tim Lane, John Malta, Winsor McCay, Stunt Meathawk, Justine Meuberger, Morning Breath, James and Karla Murray, Max Pepper, Sanika Phawde, Carlo Quispe, Aaron Shattuck, Daniel Shepard, Jack Storie, Chas C. Stryker, Stephanie Tartick, Tetsunori Tawaraya, Mike Taylor, James Vanderberg, Saskia Wariner, JT Wilkins, Kelsey Wroten, Daniel Zender


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Smoke Signal 28

International issue, guest edited by David Schilter and Sanita Muižniece of Kuš! in Latvia

Cover by Amanda Baeza

40 pages, edition of 4000, published October 2017

Includes work from Amanda Baeza, Max Baitinger, Heta Bilaletdin, Olive Booger, Jean de Wet, Katya Dorokhina, Zosia Dzierżawska, José Ja Ja Ja, Līva Kandevica, Ernests Kļaviņš, Marlene Krause, Erlend Peder Kvam, Martín López Lam, Lamelos, Daniel Lima, Akvilė Magicdust, Gabri Molist, Søren Mosdal, Jacob Ørsted, Oskars Pavlovskis, Ingrīda Pičukāne, Pixin, König Lü. Q., Léo Quievreux, Samplerman, Cátia Serrão, Dace Sietiņa, Akimoto Tsukue, Anna Vaivare, Emmi Valve, Mathilde Van Gheluwe, Disa Wallander, Lukas Weidinger, Lai Tat Tat Wing, Zane Zlemeša, Melek Zertal, Mārtinš Zutis


Smoke Signal 27

Cover by Steve “Espo” Powers

40 pages, edition of 4000, published June 2017

First full-color issue, includes work by Alphachanneling, Margaux Bigou, Pakito Bolino, Tyler Boss, Thayer Bray, Sandra Chi, Mike Diana, Inés Estrada, CF, Joe Grillo, Herr Seele, Abby Jame, Todd James, Kamagurka, Ginette Lapalme, Sara Lautman, August Lipp, Graham Mason, Courtney Menard, Dang Olsen, Steve Powers, Jason Roy, Johnny Sampson, Tetsunori Tawaraya, Julia Wertz, Alex Williams


Smoke Signal 26

Cover by Andy Cahill

40 pages, edition of 2000, published November 2016

Includes work by Alan Caesar, Siobhan Gallagher, Jeremy Jams, James Jean, John Malta, Paul Nudd, Onsmith, Boris Pramatarov, Fiona Smyth, Yukihiro Tada, Tetsunori Tawaraya, Julia Wertz, Jim Woodring

This was an experimental issue with individual artworks spanning two-page spreads throughout the issue.


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RESIST!

Special issue originally conceived as Smoke Signal 26, RESIST! became a separate entity under guest editors Françoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman

Cover by Gayle Kabaker and Françoise Mouly

40 pages, edition of 58,000, distributed at Women's Marches across the country on Jan 21, 2017


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Smoke Signal 25

Cover by Will Elder

40 pages, edition of 4000, published June 2016

includes work by Marc Bell, Avia Norma Ben-David, John Broadley, Al Columbia, Rebekka Dunlap, Theo Ellsworth, Ali Fitzgerald, Siobhan Gallagher, Joey Haley, Keren Katz, Tim Lane, Bjorn Miner, Jay Rummel, Dash Shaw


Smoke Signal 24

Cover by Al Columbia

40 pages, edition of 6000, published February 2016

Includes work by Steven Cerio, Salvador Dalí, Pedro Friedeberg, Fletcher Hanks, Rachel Hays, Herr Seele, Kamagurka, Tim Lane, Graham Mason, Dang Olsen, Samplerman, Savage Pencil, Tristan Wright, Bryce Wymer


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Smoke Signal 23

Cover by Derf

40 pages, edition of 6000, published November 2015

Includes work by Alexis Beauclair, Steven Cerio, Al Columbia, Michael DeForge, Kevin Hooyman, Aaron Lange, Cyril Mazard, Roman Muradov, Bruno Nadalin, Caroline Paquita, Rubber ()) Cement, Yumi Sakugawa, David Shrigley, Sammy Stein, Matthew Thurber, Noah Van Sciver, Daniel Zender, Dan Zettwoch


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Smoke Signal 22

Cover by Tim Lane

40 pages, edition of 6000, published June 2015

Includes work by Sharmila Banerjee, Heather Benjamin, Tyler Boss, John Broadley, Michiel Budel, Antoine Cossé, Rebekka Dunlap, Jensine Eckwall, Tim Lane, Lily Padula, Dash Shaw, David Shrigley, Tobias Tak


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Smoke Signal 21

Cover by Al Jaffee

40 pages, edition of 6000, published March 2015

Includes work by Anthony Ballard, Marc Bell, Tyler Boss, Peter J. Brant, Melissa Brown, Aisha Franz, Matt Furie, Leah Hayes, Jesse Jacobs, Keren Katz, Travis Millard, Billy Miller, Valerie Schrag, Avi Spivak, Otto Splotch, Amandine Urruty, Oli Watt


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Smoke Signal 20

Co-edited by Nobrow’s Alex Spiro and Gabe Fowler, the entire issue is printed in two spot colors with multiple artists, similar to Nobrow’s influential magazines

Cover by Jon McNaught

32 pages, edition of 8000, published November 2014

Includes work by Olivier Balez, Bianca Bagnarelli, Charles Burns, Jamie Coe, Michael DeForge, Dustin Harbin, Tim Lahan, Jen Lee, Benjamin Marra, Wren McDonald, Jesse Moynihan, Ben Newman, Gary Panter, Luke Pearson, Andrew Rae, Dash Shaw, Jeremy Sorese


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Smoke Signal 19

Cover by Art Spiegelman

40 pages, edition of 8000, published June 2014

Includes work by Carly Jean Andrews, Josh Bayer, John Broadley, Manuel Gómez Burns, Theo Ellsworth, Herr Seele, Kevin Hooyman, Kamagurka, Keren Katz, Kaz, David Shrigley, Mike Taylor, Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson


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Smoke Signal 18

Cover by Ivan Brunetti

40 pages, edition of 8000, published February 2014

Includes work by Lala Albert, Josh Bayer, John Broadley, Gerald Jablonski, Keren Katz, Aidan Koch, Travis Millard, Anders Nilsen, Yumi Sakugawa, David Shrigley, Lale Westvind, Basil Wolverton, Brecht Vandenbroucke


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Smoke Signal 17

Cover by Chris Ware

36 pages, edition of 10000, published October 2013

Includes work by Rob Corradetti, John Broadley, Michael DeForge, Drew Friedman, Lea Heinrich, Herr Seele, Kamagurka, Joe Kessler, Patrick Kyle, Tim Lane, Ben Marra, David Shrigley, Leah Wishnia, Dan Zettwoch


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Smoke Signal 16

Cover by John Broadley

40 pages, edition of 4000, published June 2013

Includes work by Saul Bass, Josh Bayer, Marcellus Hall, Lea Heinrich, Tim Hensley, Justin Lieberman, Ben Mendelewicz, James Romberger, James Ulmer, Mickey Zacchilli


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Smoke Signal 15

Cover by Gary Panter

40 pages, edition of 2000, published March 2013

Includes work by John Broadley, Scott C., Michael DeForge, Herr Seele, Gerald Jablonski, Kamagurka, Kaz, Joe Kessler, Gavin McInnes*, Leslie Stein, Lale Westvind

* Yes, we now know Gavin McInnes is a vile fascist scumbag, have since severed all ties. Nobody knew it at the time of publishing.


#10  Michael DeForge, Bill Griffith, Sam Henderson, Keith Jones, Kaz, Victor Kerlow, Benjamin Marra, Dane Martin, Phil McAndrew, Jesse McManus, Tony Millionaire, Donny Robinson, Jim Rugg, John Severin, Matthew Thurber, James Turek, Noah Van Sciver

Smoke Signal 14

Cover by David Sandlin

40 pages, edition of 2000, published October 2012

Includes work by Josh Bayer, John Broadley, Michael DeForge, Frédéric Fleury, Simon Hanselmann, Tim Hensley, Herr Seele, Keith Jones, Kamagurka, Michael Kupperman, Matt Leines, Richard McGuire, Brecht Vandenbroucke


#9  John Campbell, Ludovic Debeurme, Michael DeForge, Glynnis Fawkes, Matt Furie, Marcellus Hall, Glenn Head, Sam Henderson, Paul Krassner, Michael Kupperman, Gerald Jablonski, James Jean, Tim Lane, Jason T. Miles, Max de Radigués, Robert Sergel, Conor Stechschulte, Leslie Stein, Wally Wood

Smoke Signal 13

Cover by Brian Chippendale

28 pages, edition of 2000, published June 2012

Includes work by Christine Aprile, John Broadley, Shawn Cheng, Cleverbot, Sam Henderson, Herr Seele, Kamagurka, Kaz, Lisa Ramsey, Sinner, Brecht Vandenbroucke, Matt Wiegle


#8 - Split issue with Kutikuti from Finland, published in both countries simultaneously. Including: Sami Aho, Gabrielle Bell, Marc Bell, Lilli Carré, Michael DeForge, + More

Smoke Signal 12

Cover by Tim Lane

32 pages, edition of 2000, published March 2012

Includes work by Tracy Auch, Gabrielle Bell, Caroline Bren, Nathan Gelgud, Fort Guerin, Tony Groutsis, Glenn Head, Sam Henderson, Herr Seele, Lizz Hickey, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Kamagurka, Kaz, Tony Millionaire, Brian Ralph, James Turek


#7 - Doug Allen, Bald Eagles, Marc Bell, John Brodowski, Charles Burns + More

Smoke Signal 11

Cover by Charles Burns

32 pages, edition of 2000, published December 2011

Includes work by Michael DeForge, Julie Delporte, Bill Griffith, Sam Henderson, Tim Hensley, Kaz, Michael Kupperman, Gary Leib, Benjamin Marra, Travis Millard, Tony Millionaire, Jonny Negron, Harvey Pekar, John Porcellino, Zak Sally, Matthew Thurber, Trubble Club


#6 - Gabrielle Bell, Marc Bell, Peter Bagge, Pakito Bolino, Martin Cendreda, Michael DeForge, + More

Smoke Signal 10

Cover by John Severin

32 pages, edition of 4000, published September 2011

Includes work by Michael DeForge, Bill Griffith, Sam Henderson, Keith Jones, Kaz, Victor Kerlow, Benjamin Marra, Dane Martin, Phil McAndrew, Jesse McManus, Tony Millionaire, Donny Robinson, Jim Rugg, Matthew Thurber, James Turek, Noah Van Sciver

This cover was sadly the last piece ever made by John Severin.


#5 - Gabrielle Bell, Ken Brown, William Cardini, Vanessa Davis, Michael DeForge, Inés Estrada, + More

Smoke Signal 9

Cover by James Jean

32 pages, edition of 2000, published June 2011 (date misprinted inside as 2010)

Includes work by John Campbell, Ludovic Debeurme, Michael DeForge, Glynnis Fawkes, Matt Furie, Marcellus Hall, Glenn Head, Sam Henderson, Paul Krassner, Michael Kupperman, Gerald Jablonski, Tim Lane, Jason T. Miles, Max de Radigués, Robert Sergel, Conor Stechschulte, Leslie Stein, Wally Wood


#4 - Pat Aulisio, Michael Aushenker, William Burkert, Kristin Cammermeyer + More

Smoke Signal 8

Split issue with Kutikuti from Finland, published in both countries simultaneously.

US cover by Lilli Carré

32 pages, edition of 4000 US edition (+ 10000 printed in Finland), published April 2011

Includes work by Sami Aho, Gabrielle Bell, Marc Bell, Michael DeForge, Roope Eronen, Glynnis Fawkes, Nathan Gelgud, Sam Henderson, Keith Jones, Paul Karasik, Ina Kallis, Tim Lane, Jarno Latva-Nikkola, Blaise Larmee, Mikko Luostarinen, David Mazzucchelli, Jesse McManus, Tommi Musturi, Jyrki Nissinen, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Ville Pirinen, Aapo Rapi, Ron Regé Jr., Anna Sailamaa, Kari Sihvohnen, Avi Spivak, Leslie Stein, Janne Tervamäki, Petteri Tikkanen, Jari Vaara, Amanda Vähämäki, Mikko Väyrynen


#3 - Gabrielle Bell, Marc Bell, Chester Brown, Josh Burggraf, Chris Cammett, Sam Dollenmayer, Frédéric Fleury,+ More

Smoke Signal 7

Cover by Jordan Crane

32 pages, edition of 3000, published January 2011

Includes work by Doug Allen, Bald Eagles, Marc Bell, John Brodowski, Charles Burns, Shawn Cheng, Domitille Collardey, Michael DeForge, Nate Doyle, Edie Fake, Bill Griffith, Sammy Harkham, Rachel Hays, Sam Henderson, Tim Hensley, Keith Jones, Victor Kerlow, Aidan Koch, Tim Lane, Blaise Larmee, Gary Leib, Travis Millard, Jim Rugg, Mark Alan Stamaty, Jillian Tamaki, James Turek, Matt Wiegle, Dan Zettwoch


Smoke Signal 6

Cover by Peter Bagge

32 pages, edition of 2000, published October 2010

Includes work by Gabrielle Bell, Marc Bell, Pakito Bolino, Martin Cendreda, Michael DeForge, Ali Fitzgerald, Emily Flake, Tom Gauld, Nathan Gelgud, Ethan Heitner, Sam Henderson, Kevin Huizenga, Kaz, Michael Kupperman, Tim Lane, Blaise Larmee, Dane Martin, Jesse McManus, Jason T. Miles, Nate Neal, Koren Shadmi, Derek Van Gieson, Noah Van Sciver, Jon Vermilyea


Smoke Signal 5

Cover by Lisa Hanawalt

32 pages, edition of 2000, published June 2010

Includes work by Gabrielle Bell, Ken Brown, William Cardini, Vanessa Davis, Michael DeForge, Inés Estrada, Tom Gauld, Nate Gelgud, Leah Hayes, Sam Henderson, Michael Kupperman, Tim Lane, Benjamin Marra, Taylor McKimens, Jesse McManus, Jason T. Miles, Travis Millard, Kris Mukai, Puppi, Noah Van Sciver, Tim Sinaguglia, Joel Skavdahl, Joshua Ray Stephens, Matthew Thurber, James Turek, Malachi Ward


Smoke Signal 4

Cover by Johnny Ryan

32 pages, edition of 2000, published March 2010

Includes work by Pat Aulisio, Michael Aushenker, William Burkert, Kristin Cammermeyer, Sam Dollenmayer, Drew Friedman, Matt Furie, Sophie Gaucher, Tom Gauld, Leif Goldberg, Anna Haifisch, Dina Kelberman, Victor Kerlow, Efraim Klein, Aidan Koch, Brendan Leach, Taylor McKimens, Jesse McManus, Travis Millard, Jason T. Miles, John Paul Peer, Lisa Ramsey, Dash Shaw, Avi Spivak, Jillian Tamaki, James Turek


Smoke Signal 3

Cover by Anders Nilsen

32 pages, edition of 2000, published December 2009

Includes work by Gabrielle Bell, Marc Bell, Chester Brown, Josh Burggraf, Chris Cammett, Sam Dollenmayer, Frédéric Fleury, Nate Gelgud, Gwenaëlle Gobé, Sam Henderson, Dina Kelberman, Michael Kupperman, Noah Lyon, Taylor McKimens, Jason T. Miles, Travis Millard, James Moore, L. Nichols, Luke Ramsey, Ron Regé Jr., Dash Shaw, Shoboshobo, Avi Spivak, Joshua Ray Stephens, Mike Taylor, Jen Tong, James Turek, Julia Wertz


Smoke Signal 2

Cover by Dash Shaw

32 pages, edition of 2000, published September 2009

Includes work by Gabrielle Bell, Marc Bell, Alyssa Berg, John Brodowski, Chris Cammett, Bucky Cox, Max Evry, Sam Gaskin, Vincent Giard, Rich Guzman, Sam Henderson, Becca Kacanda, Dina Kelberman, Victor Kerlow, Michael Kupperman, Julien Langendorff, Daniel Locke, Noah Lyon, Taylor McKimens, Jesse McManus, José Medina, Travis Millard, Jason T. Miles, Mika Oshima, Ron Regé Jr., Nick Rose, Leon Sadler, Frank Santoro, Shoboshobo, Avi Spivak, Leslie Stein, Joshua Ray Stephens, Matthew Thurber, James Turek, Desmond Williams


Smoke Signal 1

Cover by Travis Millard

32 pages, edition of 2000, published June 2009

Includes work by Chris Andersen, Jason Robert Bell, Elizabeth Bethea, John Brodowski, William Cardini, Cat Chow, Domitille Collardey, Greg Condon, Theo Ellsworth, Famous Class, Greg Farrell, Mike Freiheit, Sam Gaskin, Nate Gelgud, Gil Gentile, Jen Grims, Zach Hazard, Leah Hayes, Alex Hemming, Alex Holden, Turner Mark Jacobs, Dina Kelberman, Jason Kieffer, Jenny Koons, Noah Lyon, Dane Martin, Taylor McKimens, James McShane, Jason T. Miles, Jonny Petersen, Anna Pinkas, Lisa Ramsey, Luke Ramsey, Ron Regé Jr., Johnny Ryan, Ariel Schrag, Shoboshobo, Leslie Stein, Joshua Ray Stephens, James Turek, Jack Turnbull, Uninhabitable Mansions, Will Varner, Lauren Weinstein