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Highwater Books


Highwater Books

Highwater Books was a small but influential independent comic book publisher based in Somerville, Massachusetts, noted for its arty editorial direction and production values under publisher Tom Devlin. Highwater began in 1997 and folded in November 2004 due to financial pressure.[1]


  • Artists published 1
  • Quotes 2
  • Sources consulted 3
    • Endnotes 3.1

Artists published

The press was also known for its ironically themed "Marvel Comics Benefit" anthology Coober Skeber, a prolific output of silkscreened posters and promotional materials, a loose association with Fort Thunder (where a number of Highwater artists resided) and Jordan Crane (publisher of NON), distribution of Jef Czekaj's Hypertruck (née R2D2 Is an Indie Rocker), and a few non-comic works of fiction, including a trio of books by Camden Joy.


Tom Spurgeon of The Comics Reporter:

Sources consulted

  • Arnold, Andrew D. "The Complex Simplicity of John Porcellino," (Jul. 13, 2001).
  • Dean, Michael. "Shrinking Alternatives: Is It Just Jeff Mason's Company or Is the Alternative Comic Book Format in Trouble?" The Comics Journal #263 (Oct. 14th, 2004)
  • (Jan. 22nd, 2004).HourKoepke, Melora. "Bell's Ringing,"
  • O'Neil, Tim. "Teratoid Heights: The comics of Mat Brinkman defy easy explanation.," PopCultureShock.
  • (Nov. 21, 2004).The Comics ReporterSpurgeon, Tom. "Highwater Books — An Appreciation,"


  1. ^ Spurgeon, Tom. "Devlin Announces Demise of Highwater," The Comics Reporter (Nov. 17, 2004). Retrieved July 30, 2008.
  2. ^ (Nov. 21, 2004).The Comics ReporterSpurgeon, Tom. "Highwater Books — An Appreciation," Retrieved July 30, 2008.

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