Thursday, December 02, 2010

new art

Here's a new unlettered page from Near Mint Press' upcoming series, "Tales of the Emerald Yeti," by Kenn Minter and Clarence Pruitt.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Near Mint Press Price Reductions

With new books on the horizon, Near Mint Press has slashed the cover prices of it's popular books, "The Experts" and "I'm not from here."

"The Experts" was $14.99... now it's only $10.99!

Also, "I'm not from here" was $10.99... now it's only $7.99!

The holidays are looming, so rush to get your copies now!

"The Experts."

"I'm not from here."

Friday, November 12, 2010

For Sale on eBay!

*1983, Kenner, Star Wars, 9.5-inch Jabba the Hut from "Return of the Jedi." This figure is in pristine condition. This would make the perfect addition to your Star Wars collection. Yer kids would love this!


*1978, Kenner, Star Wars, 12-inch Stormtrooper with laser rifle. Great shape! Figure has been used and has minor yellowing due to age. This would be a great addition to any Star Wars aficionado's collection. It would make a perfect Holiday gift!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

And lo, the Experts ...

I'm sorry to report that Near Mint Press has cancelled their purchase order with Diamond for "The Experts" graphic novel.

"The Experts" is still always available from's online store:


Thank you,

Kenn Minter
Near Mint Press

Friday, October 01, 2010

Order up!

"The Experts" trade paperback graphic novel is now available in Diamond's Previews October 2010 Catalog on page 293 under "Near Mint Press." Order code: OCT101081, Experts GN Vol. 01. Please have your favorite book/comic book retailer order some copies!



If you have a blog or website or would just like to spread the word, please snag either or both of these images and slap it on your site. Near Mint Press is just a two-person operation with limited promotional funds ... and we could use all the help we can get. Thanks again.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Near Mint Press at the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Hi! Near Mint Press will be set up at the Cincinnati Comic Expo this weekend! We'll be selling books, drawing sketches and more! Come by our table!

Check out the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

The PullBox reviews "The Experts" ...

"Harkening back to the days of Mystery Men and The Specials, The Experts are a team of freaks, geeks, underdogs, and has-beens that decide to take a run at being super-heroes. Unfortunately, they spend more time tripping over each other to get much done. Just because you have powers, doesn’t mean you know how to use them." ...

Read more here.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

"The Experts" graphic novel is coming ...

... to your comic shop/bookstore soon. Bug your shop owner to order many copies from the October 2010 Diamond Previews catalog! It's filed under "Near Mint Press." Make sure your shop gets a bunch of copies! :o)


Monday, September 06, 2010

For Sale this Week on ebay!!

See here.

Catwoman action figure from "The Batman" animated TV series. This figure is an EXCLUSIVE item from Chicago's 2005 Wizard World Comic Convention. This is a UNIQUE and DISTINCTIVE figure of CATWOMAN based on designs from "The Batman" animated TV series. She comes packaged in her own diorama including a fuzzy, flocked, pink, lion sculpture for her to steal (see inset photo). This figure is produced by MATTEL. Bid now! Great deal!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Optical Sloth reviews "Super World" ...

"I wonder if anybody has ever written a long article detailing all the different divisions in small press comics fans. Maybe The Comics Journal got around to it at some point, but I mostly couldn’t stand that magazine even before they priced themselves out of my range anyway. I’m asking the question because it’s obvious from that cover that this is a superhero parody (and a good one) and was curious if such a thing turns off a segment of the small press comic reading public before they even crack open the book."

More here.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Emerald Yeti colored sketch

"The Experts" new cover rough sketches

Not to give too much away .. but here are rough sketches of a possible new cover to "The Experts" graphic novel... by penciller, Clarence Pruitt.

Near Mint Press Books on facebook

Near Mint Press Books, the publishing house of graphic novels, comic books, and comic strip collections by Kenn Minter, Clarence Pruitt, and others now has it's own facebook© page!

Come join us and stay up-to-date on all of Near Mint Press Books happenings!

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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Captain America and Thor (upcoming film costumes).

These are the costume designs for the upcoming Thor and Captain America films. Are you excited yet? I'm not. I'm so bored of the modern interpretation of classic superheroes.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Friday, May 07, 2010

Order "The Experts" graphic novel directly from Kenn!

After a few book signings and a recent convention, I'm left with a box of "The Experts" graphic novels... just sitting there! So, for a limited time, you can order the book directly from me, Kenn! For a mere $17.00 (check or money order, postage and handling included) you can receive your very own, signed copy! E-mail kenn minter at yahoo dot com for details!

"Super-Ego & Little Miss Fantastic" (page 6 of 7)






Friday, April 23, 2010

Kenn Goes to SPACE

I'm off to the SPACE Convention in Columbus, Ohio to peddle my cartoony wares. If you are in the area, please stop by.



Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Kenn at a recent book signing ...

Notice the cowboy in the background. He told us he was dressed like that to impress some Swedish gal. I wonder how that turned out.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 reviews "The Experts" graphic novel ...

The Experts vol. 1 TPB Review
by Carl Doherty

Near Mint Press, 2009.
 Story: Kenn Minter. 
Art: Clarence Pruitt (Jason Cheeseman-Meyer pencils pgs 37-43).

Like the Mystery Men and Great Lake Avengers before them, the Experts are a sympathetic team of assorted weirdoes and underdogs that spend as much time bickering between one another as they do fighting crime. Yes they have powers, but they’re not always capable of controlling them.

One foot planted firmly in the Silver Age, the squad consists of voodoo dealing Doctor Delta, green-skinned teen Ninja Witch, mechanical monster Emerald Yeti, the self-explanatory Mr. Elaztik, patriotic blonde Free Mary and the seemingly useless Naked Man. Together they fight crime under the guidance of veteran heroes The Scotsman and the Frost Queen, as well as scientist Bentley Winchester, whose camp, buffoonish personality is but an act to conceal his alter ego, the grim defender Nightguard.