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Work in Progress

Tyler Landry explores the creative process of Cameron Weston Nicholson, and Sam Ombiri responds with further thoughts on the act of sketching. Tyler Landry here. I’ve been following some of Cameron Weston Nicholson’s semi-secret endeavors over the last week or two, and the man is ON FIRE! Several simultaneous streams of intense character development are […]

On Being a Woman in the Manly World of Daniel Clowes

Editor’s Note: This is one essay that you’ll need to read all the way through to the end in order to really appreciate what Ms. Mardou is getting at here.  We’re confident that you’ll be glad that you did. The novelist John Updike (1932-2009) experienced a feminist backlash during his long career. Possessed of laser […]

Juan Fernandez @ CAB 2016

Comic. Arts. Brooklyn. 2016: Comics, zines, prints. A shmorgasbord of color. A dazzling display of print. The 2016 Comic Arts Brooklyn (CAB) presented by Brooklyn’s Desert Island Comics was held on Saturday, November 5th. Organized by Desert Island proprietor Gabe Fowler, this marks the fourth year that the show has been called CAB and the eighth year […]

Comics Workbook – All About It!

Testing a new type of learning institution for comic book making. Commodity form as community form. Comics Workbook is a training school and residency program based in Pittsburgh, PA. It is an online correspondence course, and an international network of cartoonists. It is a world-wide composition competition, monthly comics salons, daily news blasts, backyard masterclasses, and […]

Tezuka Grid “Roller Derby Bout”

The Comics Workbook Roller Derby League holds regular “derby bouts” – a recent one was the Tezuka Grid challenge with an emphasis on the figure. These bouts are meant to really challenge the team – our captain had noticed a tendancy in the group toward more “plein air” style comics, so she organized this bout to push […]

Comics Community Heart: an Interview with Kevin Czap

“The Emerging Talent Award – this goes to a cartoonist whom we feel has plenty of promise as a cartoonist and has shown themselves to be a solid and giving community member as well… We love everything we’ve ever learned about you, in terms of your comics community heart.” —Tom Spurgeon, during the presentation of […]

Lost in Translation: “Halloween”

by Cathrin Peterslund Made for Comics Workbook Cathrin Peterslund is a Danish cartoonist studying at The Animation Workshop. She is currently in the United States interning with Ed Piskor. This is her first American Halloween.

Kurt Ankeny on MICE Boston 2016

Well, last night we wrapped up yet another lovely MICE Boston! MICE is my local indie comics expo, and it is the equal of any American event, as far as I am concerned. The staff, led by Shelli Paroline, Dan Mazur, Rebecca Viola (I couldn’t find a website!), Zach Clemente, and volunteers by the dozens, […]

Connor Willumsen on LICAF 2016

LICAF 2016 report by Connor Willumsen. A year ago Frank Santoro, having just returned from The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2015 (LICAF), suddenly called me and spoke to me for an hour to interest me in an ambitious plan he had for a touring workshop that would broadly function like a campaign for inclusive visual […]

Aidan Koch’s LICAF 2016 Report

LICAF opening night #licaf A video posted by @santoro.frank on Oct 13, 2016 at 2:17pm PDT Editor’s note: Aidan Koch participated in a lecture to an “academic conference” on Friday at The Box Theatre at Kendal College (see Frank’s report here) and in the “Comics Workbook Composition Competition LIVE” on Saturday in addition to her […]