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Aaron here today with FUNHOUSE; Comic Aht; Teju Cole/Lorna Simpson; Dash & Nancy; Bill Plympton ————————————————————————————————— An Interactive Book Fair This weekend at The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street, NYC. On the weekend of March 24 – 25, Desert Island and The Drawing Center will present FUNHOUSE, a new, interactive book fair at which guests […]


Caleb Orecchio here with thoughts on a temporary comic book artist, Jeff Purves, and other news. ————————————————————————————————— I really liked Sally’s report last week on Paty Greer/Cockrum. I had a similar experience with a comic book artist’s name I did not recognize. For me it was the name “Jeff Purves” in a copy of The Incredible Hulk […]


Sally here with a look at work by Paty Greer/Cockrum, notes on the Drawn to Purpose show at the Library of Congress, and new comics by M. S. Harkness and Eleanor Davis! ————————————————————————————————— A comics long box find inevitably leads to an internet wormhole…which I both love and hate…but it is all in pursuit of […]


Sam Ombiri on Benjamin Marra’s Night Business. ————————————————————————————————— Sam Ombiri here: When I first read Night Business by Benjamin Marra I was really mesmerized. I was coming into the book with Terror Assaulter in the back of my mind – and it had blown my mind. Reading Night Business feels like trying to look up […]


Juan, on selling comics in Pittsburgh and “hypergeography” via the grid on tumblr y más! —————————————— Inaugural Mini-market @ Pullproof The weekend before last I sold and shared comics in Pittsburgh, PA during the Penn Avenue Unblurred gallery crawl. I set up shop at PULLPROOF Studio’s inaugural Mini-Market. All in all, it featured zines, prints, and jewelry by a crew of great […]


Aaron here today with Comic Arts Tyumen; Lianhuanhua; Dorothy Iannone; Liana Finck; Pénélope Bagieu; The World of Airships ————————————————————————————————— Georgy Eleav is a current student of Frank Santoro’s Correspondence Course for Comic Book Makers, and one of the primary organizers of the first ever Russian alternative comics festivals. This new festival – Comic Arts Tyumen – […]


Caleb Orecchio here with Dirty Plotte #1 by Julie Doucet, and other news. ————————————————————————————————— I was rummaging through the back-issues at Copacetic Comics here in Pittsburgh, and I miraculously came across a copy of Julie Doucet’s Dirty Plotte #1. Whatta treat! The idea of finding it “in the wild” was almost as exciting as finding […]


Sally here with Katie Fricas, Eleanor Davis, Fiona Smyth, Karabo Poppy Moletsane, and a lot more! ————————————————————————————————— Katie Fricas has a new comic that is being serialized on Spiral Bound via Medium. The comic is called Checked Out and is about “library life”, a.k.a. her observations and experiences at work, and so far I love […]


Sally here with Regine L. Sawyer, the “Black Pulp” exhibition, new work from Derick Jones, and more! ————————————————————————————————— Here’s a good article about the recent BAM Black Comix Expo, which features mini-interviews with a number of creators, among them Regine L. Sawyer (pictured above). She got into comics through X-Men. “It’s a series that had […]


Juan with some thoughts on examining what it means to write when making comics!


The other night, over dinner here in Pittsburgh, Jenn Lisa and I were talking about making autobio comics and she asked “Are comics mostly writing? Only?”. It made me stop in my tracks.

That’s a good question.