Some of the books I've been involved with as writer, editor, and/or publisher.
Once Upon a Time Machine Vol. 2
Dark Horse Comics, 2018
Edited this anthology of science-fiction re-imaginings of Greek myth, and wrote three stories: “Icarus,” “Daphne,” & “The 12 Labors of Mech-Detective Heracles.” Other stories in the book feature work by Ronald Wimberly, Toby Cypress, Paul Pope, and Andrea Tsurumi.
Cover by Farel Dalrymple
”Icarus” by Andrew Carl (writer) & Gideon Kendall (artist/letterer)
”Daphne” by Andrew Carl (writer) & Pam Lopez (artist/letterer)
“The 12 Labors of Mech-Detective Heracles” by Andrew Carl (writer), Sebastian Piriz (artist), Paul Little (color artist) & Cardinal Rae (letterer)
Rogues Portal says: “I grew up enamored with Greek Mythology and Once Upon a Time Machine Vol. 2 has reminded me of that. It’s refreshing to see the classic myths in a new setting while losing none of their original gravitas.”
School Library Journal: “With innovative stories and art…it’s a great addition to middle school graphic collections.”
Once Upon a Time Machine Vol. 1
Dark Horse Comics, 2012
Edited this collection of future folk tales and fairy stories, and wrote the story “John Henry.”
Cover by Farel Dalrymple
“John Henry” by Andrew Carl (writer), William Allan Reyes (artist), Seamus Heffernan (color artist), and Jason Arthur (letterer)
Nominated for the 2013 Harvey Award for Best Anthology
Kirkus says: “A wonderful addition to any library and truly imaginative…it stands out from the crowd.”
Rocky Mountain Review: “Most notable among the hits is the updated telling of the legend of John Henry…Carl adds a layer of philosophical existentialism beyond the ‘human spirit triumphs’ of the traditional story.”
Once Upon a Time Machine Trailer
Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream
Locust Moon Press, 2014
Edited and published this giant-sized (16” x 21”) tribute anthology to Winsor McCay. Contributors include Michael Allred, Paul Pope, Yuko Shimizu, J.H. Williams III, Charles Vess, David Mack, J.G. Jones, Craig Thompson, Paolo Rivera, Carla Speed McNeil, Bill Sienkiewicz, P. Craig Russell, Ronald Wimberly, Denis Kitchen, Jill Thompson, Stephen R. Bissette, Gabriel Bá & Fábio Moon, Farel Dalrymple, John Cassaday, Peter Bagge, Cliff Chiang, and about a hundred more.
Covers by Jim Rugg
Winner of two 2015 Eisner Awards, for Best Anthology & Best Publication Design
Winner of the 2015 Harvey Awards’ Special Award for Excellence in Presentation, and nominated for Best Anthology
Publishers Weekly says: “More than just a book, this is a treasure – the stuff that dreams are made of.”
One of NPR’s Best Books of 2014: “Winsor McCay might blush to see the awe-inspiring tribute his successors have assembled…these comics, like McCay’s, are more enjoyable than the sweetest slumber.”
Library of Congress: Drawing on History
Locust Moon Press & Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2015
Edited and published this short anthology comic in partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art for inclusion in their “Wrath of the Gods” exhibition. Contributors include Grant Morrison, Farel Dalrymple, Dave McKean, Andrea Tsurumi, David Mack, Paul Pope, Lisk Feng, and Yuko Shimizu.
Foreword Reviews says: “The eight short comics have vividly different styles, all equally entrancing. Though short, it’s easy to spend hours poring over this book.”
Seattle Review of Books: “This is such a satisfying collection that it will hopefully inspire more of this kind of thing — it would be wonderful to see museums commissioning and publishing comics in response to works in their collections, especially if they could snag contributors of this high caliber.”
Comics for Choice
Alternative Comics, 2018
Wrote the story “Born and Forgotten” with Dr. Katie Brown for this anthology organized to raise awareness of the importance of abortion access. Proceeds were donated to the National Network of Abortion Funds.
Edited by Hazel Newlevant, Whit Taylor, and 0.K. Fox Cover by Sophia Foster-Dimino
“Born and Forgotten” by Andrew Carl & Katie Brown (writers) & Ahmara Smith (artist/letterer)
Winner of the 2018 Ignatz Award for Best Anthology
Shaman(2015) Superhero-adjacent supernatural comedy-adventure by Ben Kahn (writer), Bruno Hidalgo (artist), and Jason Arthur (letterer) Cover by Farel Dalrymple
Little Nemo’s Big New Dreams(TOON Graphics, 2015) A shrunk-down selection of strips from Locust Moon’s Nemo, curated by Françoise Mouly [not published by Locust Moon] Cover by Charles Vess & Roger Langridge
Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream - Behind the Dreams (2014) E-book companion to Nemo Written by Andrew Carl Cover by Jim Rugg & J.G. Jones