Buenaventura Press

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Buenaventura Press
StatusDefunct (2010)
FounderAlvin Buenaventura
SuccessorPigeon Press (2010–2016)
Country of originU.S.
Headquarters locationOakland, California
Publication typesComics
Official websitewww.buenaventurapress.com

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

Publishing history[edit]

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 died by suicide in February 2016.[5][6]

Titles published[edit]

Comic books[edit]

Journals, anthologies and other works[edit]

Award nominations[edit]


  1. ^ Parkin, JK (June 11, 2010). "Buenaventura Press closes its doors". Comic Book Resources. 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. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  4. ^ Frauenfelder, Mark (March 5, 2014). "Pigeon Press features original art from some of my favorite cartoonists". BoingBoing. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  5. ^ Spurgeon, Tom (February 13, 2016). "Alvin Buenaventura, RIP". The Comics Reporter. Retrieved 13 Feb 2016.
  6. ^ Hensley, Tim (February 13, 2016). "RIP Alvin". Blog Flume. Retrieved 4 Jan 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Archived copy". pwbeat.publishersweekly.com. Archived from the original on 18 September 2008. Retrieved 15 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "The 2007 Eisner Awards: 2007 Master Nominations List". www.comic-con.org. Archived from the original on 2007-08-08.

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