The Tragic Downward Spiral of Addiction

by Chris Matz

 

The Tragic Downward Spiral of Addiction was immediately accepted when it was submitted. I was looking forward to seeing where the creator was planning on taking what started off as a pretty dark strip. Sadly, this turned out to be a one-shot. It ran in Nth Degree #8.

 

Reality Glitch

by Zeb Spade

 

Reality Glitch was Zeb Spade’s first comic that ran in the zine, the second being Poli-Tekno. Where Reality Glitch was a joke-driven comic, Poli-Tekno followed a cast of characters. Reality Glitch ran in Nth Degree from Issue #8 to Issue #11; combined, the two comics ran from Issue #8 to Issue #14.

 

Poseurs

by James Hoge & Michael D. Pederson

 

When James sent me these photos I knew that they had to be turned into a webcomic. So far, it’s only a one-shot but James has plenty more action figures to play with. Poseurs ran in Nth Degree #23.

 

Poli-Tekno

by Zeb Spade

 

Poli-Tekno was Zeb Spade’s second comic that ran in the zine, the first being Reality Glitch. Where Reality Glitch was a joke-driven comic, Poli-Tekno followed a cast of characters. Poli-Tekno ran in Nth Degree from Issue #12 to Issue #14; combined, the two comics ran from Issue #8 to Issue #14.

 

The Perry Bible Fellowship

by Nicholas Gurewitch

 

The Perry Bible Fellowship ran weekly in many newspapers between 2004 and 2007, including The New York Press, The Baltimore City Paper, and the UK Guardian. During that time, it won the Ignatz, Harvey, and Eisner awards. It ran in Nth Degree from Issue #11 to Issue #13.

You can read the complete run of The Perry Bible Fellowship on their website.

 

PartiallyClips

by Rob Balder

 

Nth Degree‘s Associate Editor, Rob Balder, started PartiallyClips at the same time that we were starting up the zine. At its peak, PartiallyClips ran in over two dozen papers throughout the country. In 2010, Tim Crist took over PartiallyClips and wrote it until 2015. Rob has now moved on to write the highly successful Erfworld webcomic. PartiallyClips ran in Nth Degree from Issue #0 to Issue #14.

You can read the complete run on the PartiallyClips website.

 

Neko the Kitty

by Gar Molloy

 

Gar has been drawing Neko the Kitty on and off (mostly on) since 2002. We stopped running the strip when it went on hiatus. Then we went on hiatus. Now Neko is on hiatus again. Perhaps one day we’ll all be in sync. Neko ran in Nth Degree from Issue #12 to Issue #13.

You can read the complete run on the Neko the Kitty website.

 

Melonpool

by Steve Troop

 

Melonpool came to Nth Degree right when we were transitioning from print to web, and as a result it only has the one appearance so far. It ran in Nth Degree in Issue #14.

You can read the complete run on the Melonpool website.

The Last Straw

by Bob Kauffmann

 

The Last Straw is a single-frame comic from artist Bob Kauffmann. Bob’s art is heavily influenced by the works of M.C. Escher and by Mandelbrot’s fractal geometry. Seeing things through the perspectives of Escher and Mandelbrot may have warped Bob’s vision of the world as well. The Last Straw has run in Nth Degree since Issue #7.

 

Humoresque

by Loren Fishman

 

Humoresque is a single panel cartoon that casts a sharp and acerbic light on our society, everyday lives, and social customs. It uses absurd situations to show how ridiculous many of the “normal” things we take for granted really are. The title “Humoresque” comes from the musical genre of the same name, meaning a short, capricious composition. Humoresque has been running in Nth Degree since Issue #18.

You can find more comics on the Humoresque website.