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Getting Comics Schooled

On the eve of her voyage to Florida to study at the Sequential Artists Workshop, Cara Bean sits down for a wide-ranging interview with a passing Squirrel.

Topics: process, SAW, Sequential Artists Workshop, squirrels.
Saints Love by Krystal DiFronzo

The Lord’s Work

In Saint’s Love, Krystal DiFronzo troubles the waters between faith and delusion.

Topics: delusion, Krystal DiFronzo, martyrdom, religion & spirituality, saints, visions.

Jerel Dye’s Suspect Narrator

From the Clouds tells of a benevolent and somewhat doughy alien race that comes to earth to enlighten humanity. But should we believe the tale we’re told?

Topics: alien invasions, cuteness, Jerel Dye, religion & spirituality.
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CAKE: The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, 2013

Notes on CAKE 2013, the festival life, the relative values of sales and trades, and some killer minicomics. Also the obligatory photo parade.

Topics: Alec Longstreth, Betsey Swardlick, Caitlin Cass, Caitlin Mcgurk, Caitlin Skaalrud, CAKE, Cara Bean, Carrie Vinarsky, Edie Fake, festivals, friends, Greg Means, Jason Viola, Jeff Zwirek, Lale Westvind, Leigh Luna, Marnie Galloway, Mita Mahato, Neil Brideau, Penina Gal, sales, Sophia Wiedeman, Tony Breed, trading, Tyrell Cannon.
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MoCCA Award recipients’ opening at SoI

Work honored with the first annual MoCCA Festival Awards of Excellence on display at the legendary Society of Illustrators in New York. Also, wine.

Topics: Andrea Tsurumi, Chapter One, Gregory Benton, Jane Mai, Kim Ku, MoCCA, Nick Offerman, Simon Arispe, Society of Illustrators, Wine.

Book Party revisited

By all accounts and any metric, the book party went well. The wine got drunk. The jokes got laughs. The books got bought, and signed. I can’t thank you all enough for coming to play comics with us, and WORD, for giving us a basement to overrun. For those that missed it, or those eager […]

Topics: Alexander Rothman, Andrea Tsurumi, Book party, Chapter One, WORD Brooklyn.

Indie Comics Night at WORD

Come see readings and artist’s talks from three up-and-coming New York cartoonists at Brooklyn’s Word bookstore.

Topics: Alexander Rothman, Andrea Tsurumi, Book party, Chapter One, WORD Brooklyn.
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Real actual mail

Wherein we examine some unusually delightful books that have lately arrived, bury an important announcement two-thirds of the way down, offer our gratitude to you, the reader, as sincerely as we can, and make a plaintive plea of the national postal service.

Topics: Alexander Rothman, Andrea Tsurumi, Cara Bean, Fereshteh Toosi, Joseph Carlough, Neil Brideau.