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Buenaventura Press
Status Defunct (2010)
Founded 2004
Founder Alvin Buenaventura
Successor Pigeon Press (2010–2016)
Country of origin U.S.
Headquarters location Oakland, California
Publication types Comics

Buenaventura Press was a publisher and distributor for comics, prints, anthologies and graphic novels based in Oakland, California, run by Alvin Buenaventura.

Publishing history

Buenaventura Press originally specialized in handcrafted fine press prints, producing works for Gary Panter, Daniel Clowes, Julie Doucet, Chris Ware and others, before it extended its operations to publishing works in various book formats.

The company closed in January 2010,[1] in many ways because of the costs involved in publishing Kramers Ergot #7 (which appeared in 2008 at a retail price of $125).[2]

In September 2010, Alvin Buenaventura launched a new company, Pigeon Press, publishing books & prints and dealing in original art.[3][4]

Buenaventura committed suicide in February 2016.[5][6]

Titles published

Comic books

  • Boy’s Club 2 and 3 by Matt Furie (Boy's Club #1 was published by Tim Goodyear's Teenage Dinosaur)
  • Comic Book Holocaust and Klassic Komix Klub by Johnny Ryan
  • Elvis Road by Elvis Studio by Helge Reumann & Xavier Robel
  • Hunter and Painter by Tom Gauld
  • Destined for Dizziness and The Neighborhood by Souther Salazar
  • Yeast Hoist #12: Stop Thinking Start Sleeping Stop Sleeping Start Living by Ron Rege Jr.
  • Spaniel Rage by Vanessa Davis
  • Injury #1, #2 and #3 by Ted May, Jason Robards, and Jeff Wilson

Journals, anthologies and other works

Award nominations


  1. Parkin, JK (June 11, 2010). "Buenaventura Press closes its doors". Comic Book Resources. http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2010/06/buenaventura-press-closes-its-doors/. Retrieved 12 June 2010. 
  2. MacDonald, Heidi. "RIP Alvin Buenaventura," The Beat (Feb. 15, 2016).
  3. Collins, Sean T. (September 28, 2010). "Buenaventura Press reborn!". Comic Book Resources. http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2010/09/buenaventura-press-reborn/. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  4. Frauenfelder, Mark (March 5, 2014). "Pigeon Press features original art from some of my favorite cartoonists". BoingBoing. http://boingboing.net/2014/03/05/pigeon-press-features-original.html. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  5. Spurgeon, Tom (February 13, 2016). "Alvin Buenaventura, RIP". The Comics Reporter. http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/alvin_buenaventura_rip/. Retrieved 13 Feb 2016. 
  6. Hensley, Tim (February 13, 2016). "RIP Alvin". Blog Flume. http://blogflumer.blogspot.com/2016/02/rip-alvin.html. Retrieved 4 Jan 2017. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 [1]
  8. http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_eisners_07nom.shtml#nomlist Archived 2007-08-08 at the Wayback Machine.

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