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By Kaitlin Kostus, with contributions from Mike Finch, Sanya Glisic, Sara K., Robert Krums, and Jonathan Sánchez-Leos
Chicago: self-published 2011
Pages: 44
Dimensions: 5.5 in X 8.5 in
Cover: soft
Binding: staple-bound
Process: offset
Color: 2 color cover, black inside
Edition Size: 200

We are delighted to be selling this fresh and smart new 'zine published out of Chicago. Koshka packs a ton of engaging content into a small, tightly designed format. This feels more like a mini-journal than a 'zine. Here are the details as listed by the publisher:

KOSHKA brings you the best in art, culture, and ideas from an Eastern European perspective. After months of conducting interviews, designing, sourcing writers and sourcing printing materials (all done while doing my MFA coursework in the Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts program at Columbia College Chicago), I’m happy to say that issue 01 is ready for you to get your paws on! In addition to being created by myself and a small group of dedicated friends, the printed publication was “hand printed” on a Heidelberg GTO offset press at Columbia College’s Center for Book and Paper Arts by myself and Kathi Beste. We also spent two days folding, collating, stapling, and trimming by hand, so this is truly a handmade affair!

KOSHKA 01 has two-color cover art by Sanya Glisic, 40 b+w pages, and a 5.5 x 8.5” stature. It is printed on Mohawk Superfine i-tone white 80lb text (interior) and Mohawk Superfine Softwhite 80lb cover.

KOSHKA 01 features:

+Monika Bukowska (Brilliant Pebbles)

+Rich Szczepanski (Well Slept Film Fest, Silent Scones, the English Softhearts)

+Mikelis Bastiks (Asketic, Burtustype.com, plikums.lv)

+PetPunk aka Andrius Kirvela and Gediminas Siaulys (graphics and motion)

+ David Schilter (kuš! Baltic comics journal)

+ Sanya Glisic (print and illustration)

+Tin Can Forest, aka Marek Colek and Pat Shewchuk (Baba Yaga and the Wolf, Pohadky)

+A culinary investigation of mamaliga (Romanian polenta) by Sara K.

+Reminisces on teaching Russian to Chicago Public School students by Jonathan Sanchez-Leos

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