8/22/2016

Juan here with the latest over here at CW: Hernandez Brothers’ Rowhouse Residency Benefit Auction; Gabriella Tito’s HOMESICK; PORTRAITS by Connor Willumsen pre-orders; MORIYAMA’S DOG by Berliac; Sloane Leong’s MAPS TO THE SUN; Julia Gfrörer BLACK IS THE COLOR back in print; new STREET ANGEL from Jim Rugg; Ben Sears’ print sale.

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Los Bros Hernandez Benefit Auction
You heard it hear first, folks, thee great Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez have generously donated art and comics to benefit the Comics Workbook Rowhouse Residency! Our auction runs through Saturday August 27th at 3pm. Get in on it while you can!

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Gabriella Tito revisiting Homesick 

I’m happy to announce that we are featuring Gabriella Tito’s Homesick on the site this week. Tito made Homesick for the first issue of Zona (Comics Workbook, January 2016), channeling her considerable drawing chops into a story of quiet exploration in black and white.

During her recent Comics Workbook Rowhouse Residency, Gabriella revisited her comic in a unique way. She decided to color it, experimenting with different mediums ranging from airbrush to pencils, taking this burst of new energy directly to the printed pages of Frank Santoro’s personal copy. The results are quite amazing.

We are thrilled to share those pages HERE!

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Portraits by Connor Willumsen
Comics Workbook is very pleased to present a new book from Connor WillumsenPortraits. Available now for pre-order – get your copy HERE!

Connor is one of our original CW samurais. He will be joining Frank Santoro at The Lakes International Comic Arts Festival this fall, teaching workshops and sharing his process. Look for him there!

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Moriyama’s Dog  – Berliac

Maps to the Sun – Sloane Leong
Sloane Leong‘s got a new one for ya. It’s a short comic about two girls during a hot whirlwind of a summer. Leong knows how to make a comic breathe. Check it out, it’ll make your heart heavy. 

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Black is the Color: Back in Print
It’s true, Julia Gfrörer‘s Black is the Color is back in print from Fantagraphics Books! – to celebrate we have a review by Bill Boichel up on the site. Check out the video above for an in depth discussion from 2014 between Julia Gfrörer & Tucker Stone on Black is the Color at The Strand in NYC.

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Ben Sear’s Printsale
Ben Sears’ is having a print sale on his site to cover some unexpected expenses. Here’s your chance to pick up some of his delicious prints for that special someone. For discounts, enter “printsale” at checkout. There’s so much to choose from when it comes to Sear’s art!

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until next time!
JF

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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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