Juan Fernandez here with: Kurt Ankeny’s IN PIECES PT.2 ; New items in the School Store; Forthcoming Jansson Biography in Film; Summer Pierre’s DEAR FRIEND; Spike Trotman interviewed; Cannibals at Copacetic.

On the Site:

In Pieces: Someplace Which I Call Home (2/4)

In Pieces: Someplace Which I Call Home –  Kurt Ankeny
We’re excited to feature the second installment of a new graphic novel by Kurt Ankeny, creator of Saltwater Snow and A Bomb, and co-author of the Santoro School Handbook for Making Better Comics on Comics Workbook this week. In Pieces: Someplace Which I Call Home is a collage-portrait of a small New England town. Reflections in pencil that sweep across the grid.
Check it out and Pre-Order a copy today!


School Store: New Comics Packs
We have some new items up on the school store that went up this weekend and they’ve have been selling fast. Don’t miss your chance to grab: ZONA #03Gary Panter ComboMatt Seneca pack, and TCAF 2016 4-Pack


Off the site:


Tove Jansson, 1959

Nybörjare – The Beginner: A Forthcoming Jansson Biography

Finnish production company Helsinki-filmi is making a biography movie about multi-talented Tove Jansson. Helsinki-filmi is one of the leading production companies in the Nordic Region and many of their films have been distributed widely all over the world.

A biography movie of Tove Jansson has been prepared behind the closed doors for many years. Production company Helsinki-filmi has signed an agreement with Jansson’s heirs and the filming is scheduled to start in 2018. The film is produced by Annika Sucksdorff together with Aleksi Bardy. Bardy also leads the group of scriptwriters, Jarno Elonen and Eeva Putro.


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Dear Friend by Summer Pierre
Reflections from the road in this latest installment of the Illustrated PEN. Meditations on travel via Summer Pierre. Perfect reading for those of you on the road this summer.


Make it then tell everybody: C. Spike Trotman
On the latest episode of Dan Berry’s podcast, Make it then Tell EverybodyC. Spike Trotman of Iron Circus talks about being The Man, developing and trusting your taste, and the difference between digital dollars vs meat money.


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NEW AT COPACETIC: Follow the Leader
Jonas McLuggage has some new comics at Copacetic. Self-published in Pittsburgh, Follow the Leader is a badass comic about cannibals fighting the mafia in the 80’s. Gorgeous full bleed pages of lovingly colored intrigued. Jonas is a killer. Don’t sleep on the kid!

From Bill Boichel at Copacetic Comics:
Jonas McLuggage’s long-in-the-works online comics series, Follow the Leader at last sees the light of day as an actual, honest-to-gosh comic book, and it’s a real beaut!  36 pages of knock-your-socks off drawing and coloring power this strange tale that puts an all-new twist on the kids vs. the powers-that-be theme.  Only 200 signed and numbered copies printed.  Don’t miss this destined-to-be-a-collectors’-item, Made-in-Pittsburgh comic book!  These won’t be around forever…


until next time,

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Juan Fernández

Juan Fernández

Juan José Fernández is a Pittsburgh comics community organizer, most recently named as one of “Pittsburgh’s Creative Forces: 12 People to Meet in 2017” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and one of seven 2016 Fuerza awardees by Café Con Leche for providing Pittsburgh Latinx leadership. He co-organizes the annual Pittsburgh Zine Fair, leads the Pittsburgh Comics Salon, and provides educational outreach for the Comics Workbook and the ToonSeum. He currently works at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.
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