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Looking on the Past

Zhang Leping’s manhua The Wandering Life of Sanmao (三毛流浪记) follows Sanmao, a young boy continuously faced with personal and political hardship. This is a comic which reflects the time which preceded it, with veracity and tenderness. Prior to his comics career, Leping served as a captain of the Military Affairs Department comic propaganda team. The […]

Conversation with images: ERIK NEBEL AND THE SPIRITUALITY OF COLOR

Erik Nebel is a contemporary comics maker, whose body of work is predominantly published digitally. The comics world is founded on a history of printed matter, and it often unintentionally disenfranchises work that is strictly made for the web. Web comics typically have their own forum apart from comics made for print, which is self-categorizing. Erik […]

Gloria Rivera – Rowhouse Residency Report

Gloria Rivera is a comics artist from Canyon Country, CA. An alum of the Santoro Correspondence Course for Comic Book Makers, and a member of the CW Roller Derby League, she joined us in Pittsburgh for a Comics Workbook Rowhouse Residency March 23rd-29th 2017. Here are Gloria’s thoughts about her experience, in her own words.  ————————————————————————————————————— The Quick List […]

Adam Griffiths – Rowhouse Residency Report

Adam Griffiths is a comics artist from Takoma Park, MD. He joined us in Pittsburgh for a Comics Workbook Rowhouse Residency January 29th-February 4th 2017. Here are his thoughts about visiting the city and his Rowhouse Residency experience. ————————————————————————————————————— The focus for my residency was completion – this is to say, I had a project I was interested in […]

The Rook – Drew Alderfer

  ————————————————————————————————— The Rook was made for the Santoro Correspondence Course for Comic Book Makers in 2014. Meaty Comics (Drew Alderfer) makes and publishes comic books and art.  Meaty Comics is based in Queens, NY.  Check out more of his work HERE.

Blinkers – Sunday Pages

Blinkers Jack Brougham Sunday, February 12th 2017 Sunday, February 19th 2017 Sunday, February 26th 2017 Sunday, March 5th 2017 Sunday, March 12th 2017 Sunday, March 19th 2017 Sunday, March 26th 2017 Sunday, April 2nd 2017 Sunday, April 9th 2017 Sunday, April 16th 2017

Angoulême International Comics Festival Report 2017 (Part 1)

This is the first of a 3 part series on the Comics Workbook Experience at the 44th Angoulême International Comics Festival. Before we get into all dissecting and reflecting on this latest edition of the heavy weight championship of comics expos, Angoulême, let’s go for a stroll, take it easy and soak it all in. What do you […]

CCC: Group Narrative and Christian Southgate

Tyler Landry brings us an update from the Comics Workbook “satellite school” in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. He shares one of the projects the Charlottetown Comics Club (CCC) has completed and introduces cartoonist Christian Southgate. (Learn more about the CCC HERE.) ————————————————————————————————— The Charlottetown Comics Club got together (5 attending members, to be exact) to do a group narrative project. […]

Charlottetown Comics Club

Tyler Landry shares thoughts on running a weekly comics club in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada – a Comics Workbook “satellite school”! ————————————————————————————————— I’ve been running the Charlottetown Comics Club (CCC) weekly, since the spring of 2016. At first in my home with a few trusted friends, then we moved to a public place – the back room of a […]

Art Trip: Richard Diebenkorn’s Sketchbooks at the Cantor Museum

Jesse Rimler reports on the Richard Diebenkorn Sketchbook show that hung at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University last summer. ————————————————————————————————— The painter Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) is probably best known for his abstracts, especially his large Ocean Park series. He also painted from life, and is included in the group of artists now known as the Bay Area Figurative movement, along with Elmer Bischoff, David Park and Joan Brown, among others. These painters moved in and out of abstraction […]