12/16/2016

Sally here with Jessica Campbell, Tove Jansson, Sabrina Jones, many other Women Who Draw, and Emil Friis Ernst. 

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The Pittsburgh, PA, comics community enjoyed hosting Danish cartoonist Emil Friis Ernst for the past few months. He was on loan to Comics Workbook from The Animation Workshop, where he is studying Graphic Storytelling. He spent a few months here in the States interning with Frank Santoro and Comics Workbook, and channeling his considerable drawing skills into a variety of comics projects. The day before he left he made us a parting gift – the illustration you see above, featuring Frank as the ComicsWorkbot and me – Sally “Ingrider” – captaining the girls team.

Earlier this year Emil made the comic All in a Day’s Work for us – check it out HERE. You can find many more fantastic comics and illustrations on his tumblr – HERE. Keep an eye out for this fellow – he and the other Graphic Storytelling students from The Animation Workshop are about to burst into the Danish comics scene and push it to a whole new level.

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Comics and news that caught my eye this week:

 

  • BBC Culture begs folks to see beyond the Moomins when it comes to Tove Jansson and consider her as she saw herself – first and foremost as a painter. The full story. Also check out the wonderful website devoted to her life and career – it is a virtual museum.
Party in the City – Tove Jansson
  • Women Who Draw is a database of female professional illustrators, artists, and cartoonists, created recently in an effort to increase visibility.

 

Our Lady of Birth Control – p. 77

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From Comics Workbook:

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Suzy and Cecil – 12-16-2016 – by Gabriella Tito

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