Smoke Signal #28, Happiness, November 2017
kuš! was invited to guest-edit a special international issue of Smoke Signal.
Cover: Amanda Baeza (Chile/Portugal) Contributors: Akimoto Tsukue (Japan), Akvilė Magicdust (Lithuania), Amanda Baeza (Chile/Portugal), Anna Vaivare (Latvia), Cátia Serrão (Portugal), Dace Sietiņa (Latvia), Daniel Lima (Portugal), Disa Wallander (Sweden), Emmi Valve (Finland), Erlend Peder Kvam (Norway), Ernests Kļaviņš (Latvia), Heta Bilaletdin (Finland), Ingrīda Pičukāne (Latvia), Jean de Wet (South Africa), José Ja Ja Ja (Spain), Katya Dorokhina (Russia), König Lü. Q. (Switzerland), Lai Tat Tat Wing (Hong Kong), Lamelos (The Netherlands), Léo Quievreux / Samplerman (France), Līva Kandevica (Latvia), Lukas Weidinger (Austria), Marlene Krause (Germany), Martín López Lam (Peru), Mārtinš Zutis (Latvia), Mathilde Van Gheluwe (Belgium) / Gabri Molist (Spain), Max Baitinger (Germany), Melek Zertal (Algeria/France), Olive Booger (France), Oskars Pavlovskis (Latvia), Pixin (Singapore), Søren Mosdal / Jacob Ørsted (Denmark), Zane Zlemeša (Latvia), Zosia Dzierżawska (Poland).
Format: Newsprint, full color, 40 pages
Publisher: Desert Island, Brooklyn, USA
Reviews: Sequential State
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Comics Artventures, kuš! special, March 2015
International comics artists interpret artworks in comics form by Latvian classical artists from the collection of the Latvian National Museum of Art.
Comics artists: Emelie Östergren (Sweden), Mikus Duncis (Latvia), Nicolas Zouliamis (Belgium), Mari Ahokoivu (Finland), Søren Mosdal & Jacob Ørsted (Denmark), Ernests Kļaviņš (Latvia), Renata Gasiorowska (Poland). Latvian classical artists: Teodors Zaļkalns, Rūdolfs Pērle, Vilhelms Purvītis, Johans Valters, Jēkabs Kazaks, Janis Rozentāls and Jēkabs Belzēns. Cover: Mārtiņš Zutis (Latvia).
Format: E-book, full color, DIN A5, pdf, 74 pages
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KABINETT special, Europe 1: 20'000'000, May 2011
Kuš! was invited by the KABINETT comic passage to curate a special issue for the anniversay of the MuseumsQuartier Vienna. The result is this book with comics from artists from 34 different European countries about their country.
Cover: Martins Zutis Artists: Anna Deflorian (Italy), Anna Hilti (Liechtenstein), Bjarni Hinriksson (Iceland), Bob Byrne (Ireland), Branko Jelinek (Slovakia), Cem Dinlenmiş (Turkey), Damir Steinfl (Croatia), Datto Machavariani (Georgia), Edda Strobl (Austria), Emelie Östergren (Sweden), Igor Baranko (Ukraine), Irkus M. Zeberio (Basque Country), Janek Koza (Poland), Julia Grigorieva (Russia), Jyrki Nissinen (Finland), Kaja Avberšek (Slovenia), Karolis Strautniekas (Lithuania), König Lü. Q. (Switzerland), Kristel Maamägi (Estonia), Lamelos (The Netherlands), Lenka Djorojevic (Montenegro), Liesbeth De Stercke (Belgium), Lucie Lomová (Czech Republic), Maja Veselinović (Serbia), Mari Kanstad Johnsen (Norway), Marijpol (Germany), Mārtiņš Zutis (Latvia), Michael Rytz (Denmark), Mitar Vasić (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Olive Booger (France), Pedro Burgos (Portugal), Scott Jason Smith (UK), Sorina Vazelina (Romania) and Zsolt Vidak (Hungary).
Format: 13 cm x 18 cm, 84 pages, glued binding, Pantone cover, inside b/w, original languages with English translation in back
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Tell Me More..., Exhibition catalogue, January 2009
In February 2009 in cooperation with the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art we had an exhibition of 14 international artists (and collectives) in Andrejsala, Riga.
Participants were Anke Feuchtenberger (Germany), Atak (Germany), Florent Rupert & Jerome Mulot (France), Katja Tukiainen (Finland), Kolbeinn Karlsson (Sweden), Lamelos (Netherlands), Moki (Germany), Matti Hagelberg (Finland), Nicolas Robel (Switzerland), Tommi Musturi (Finland), and Stripburger (Slovenia) and the Latvian artists Anete Melece, Ingrīda Pičukāne and Maija Kurševa. This exhibition catalog contains a preface by Bart Beaty, artist biographies and lots of comics samples from each artist. Cover is drawn by Ingrīda Pičukāne.
Format: B5, 80 Pages, full color, perfect bound, Latvian / English
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KU #1, Dark Ages, May 2009
5 International artists lead you through a colourful journey through time. While Marcus Nyblom (Sweden) shows his view of a rather primitive stone age, Oskars Pavlovskis (Latvia) depicted the macabre Antique Age, Lai Tat Tat Wing (Hong Kong) shows a fascinating picture of a very torturous Middle Age, Patric Sandri (Switzerland) drew up a dark picture of the industrial age and Brecht Vandenbroucke (Belgium) beams us into a very colourful but harsh future.
Format: Foldout poster, B2, 500mm x 707mm, folded, full color, English
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