小口 "Koguchi"

NOUN (Japanese)
Translates to 'trimmed edge', meaning the outer edge of the pages of a book.


Koguchi Press is an online store stocking small press and independent comics and art from around the world, as well as being a publisher that produces risograph comics and more.

We've been making comics and art since 2015 (when we used to be called Black Mass). Our focus is on risograph printed material, sci-fi, fantasy and anime/manga. Want to work with us? Scroll to the bottom of this page!

What is Risograph?

Many of our own-brand prints and books (unless specified otherwise) are printed using a method called risograph. It's a really unique method and produces beautiful, one-of-a-kind prints. Bon Idle always tries to describe risograph as being like screen-printing with a photocopier...

Though they look like big office printers, riso machines push ink, one colour at a time, through a stencil wrapped around a drum as paper is fed through it at high speeds. As these machines run cold and use soy-based ink, they are energy efficient, create minimal waste and are a generally more environmentally friendly way to print.

Because ink is pushed through a stencil of teeny-tiny-holes one colour at a time, sometimes you get mis-registration (misalignment, sorta like in newspapers!) and small differences in ink coverage, which means every single print is unique and special.

Stock Our Products / Sell To Us

We sell our own brand products wholesale to retailers in addition to purchasing small press and independent titles for our own store. If you'd like to discuss either buying or selling to us, please email hello@koguchipress.com.

Let's Work Together

Koguchi Press began with illustrator and graphic designer, Bon Idle (Mitch Proctor) as a home for his comics. We now publish other artists' work from around the world and are always looking for more exciting work to publish and people to work with.

In particular, we want to publish more comics!

If you feel like your work would be a good fit please email hello@koguchipress.com or use the from on the contact page.

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