Aaron here today with Ana Galvañ, Ethnographic Cartooning (in VT), New Dirty Diamonds, Trailer Park Comics, Martz/Orwell, PaperJazz Poster Showcase Extravaganza, Raymond Pettibon, Dan Archer on 3 Years After ‘The Maidan War’
“I’m interested in the uncertain human behaviours, in fear, in loneliness, and in strange beauty”
The AIGA Eye on Design blog profiles Spanish cartoonist Ana Galvañ, and the webcomics platform she created, TIK TOK:
Tik Tok publishes each comic series by episodes to keep readers coming back, to cultivate a relationship between its writers and readers, and to encourage illustrators to continue penning personal work. “Our philosophy is about taking risks,” the founder emphasises. “We publish stories that look past the limits of the representational.” It’s on this site where I first discovered Galvañ’s mesmerising and quietly disconcerting comics—in her panels, a riot girl sensibility seems to meet the perspective-bending world of Borges.
The Most Costly Journey (in Spanish, El viaje más caro) is an ethnographic cartooning project that employs collaborative storytelling as a tool to mitigate loneliness, isolation, and despair among Latin American migrant farm workers on Vermont dairy farms.
The project is supported by the Vermont Community Foundation Innovations and Collaborations grant and other generous supporters.
PAPERJAZZ: A POSTER SHOWCASE
At Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn
Featuring work by:
1) Chris Simon
2) Mike Taylor
3) Matt Thurber
4) Jack Reese/Andrew Alexander
5) Katbus Brawl
6) Slow Youth
7) Jenny Zych
8) Nuts! Fanzine
9) KJ Martinet
10) Ben Urkowitz
11) Sarah Crowe
12) JinHee Kwak
13) Aniahs Gnay
14) Sessa Englund
15) Lala Albert
18) Blind Arch
19) Lale Westvind
20) Caroline Paquita
21) Ilana Blady
22) Sakura Maku
23) Randon Rosenbohm
24) Matthew Van Asselt
26) Hazel Newlevant
27) Annie Mok
28) Holly Simple
29) Gonzalo Guerrero
30) Meghan Turbitt
31) Nick Amara
32) Robert Richburg
33) Kayley Berezney & Cait Davis
34) Marcela Szwarc
From the beginning of his career, Pettibon has employed drawing and writing in tandem to connect radically distinctive cultural forms—from movies and literature to comics and TV—and pieces of narratives from throughout history and culture. His visual universe is populated by the ghosts of the last century of American history, including such disparate characters as Charles Manson, Gumby, Superman, and Ronald Reagan. Pettibon hints at familiar and forgotten narratives in his work, while using an expressive approach to color, line, and gesture in order to provoke complex emotional states. Whether his work is addressing surfing, baseball, war, or family, or channeling the voices of John Ruskin, Henry James, or Allen Ginsberg, it manages to suggest both personal and universal perspectives on our shared cultural experience.
‘Or overshadowed completely by the war that soon followed.’
At the Nib, Dan Archer takes an expansive look at Ukraine 3 years after its revolution, and where things stand now, geopolitically.
Frank here: This semester has a rolling start date – it will officially start March 7th but I will continue taking applications past that date. I will make it work for your schedule. Just apply!
Applications received by February 26th will get 100 bux off!
The course is 8 weeks long – payment plans are available.
Email santoroschoolATgmail to apply
A Cosmic Journey – 2-21-2017 – by Cameron Arthur
Suzy and Cecil is published every day, including weekends. We decided to share the two weekend strips along with today’s as they have an overarching storyline. Keep up with the strip on the weekends via Instagram – @suzy_and_cecil! (Click on the image above to see the strips larger.)
Joanie and Jordie – 2-21-2017 – by Caleb Orecchio
Cozytown – 2-21-2017 – by Juan Fernandez