Juan Fernandez here with: Shannon Wright’s MAY FLOWERS; ShortBox 2; J. A. Micheline on Megan Purdy, Claire Napier, Zainab Akhtar; Google’s digital erasure; Nik James; new STREET ANGEL; this week’s rowhouse auction.
I’m happy to announce that we are featuring Shannon Wright’s May Flowers on the site this week. May Flowers was made by Shannon Wright in 2015 for Frank Santoro’s Correspondence Course. She took the principles that Frank teaches and implemented them in a gorgeous fashion, really setting the bar a full notch higher. Shannon is a cartoonist and illustrator who recently graduated from VCU.
ShortBox 2 – LIVE
The neat 2nd edition of Zainab Akhtar and Clark Burscough’s quarterly, independent comics box is now taking preorders. This edition features an exciting collection of work by Carolyn Novak, Ben Passmore, Lucie Bryon, Lizzy Stewart, Bailey Sharp, Lisa Hanawalt and Honey Parast.
Beginning today, we are opening pre-orders for ShortBox #2, containing all the items listed below (and some sweets- we got you). Pre-orders will run for 10 days, until midnight on July 28th, and buying one guarantees you’ll receive a box.
J. A. Micheline on inspiring women working in comics today
Comics Bulletin editor and AV Club contributor, J. A. Micheline reflects on the tireless work of Megan Purdy, Claire Napier, Zainab Akhtar over on www.womenwriteaboutcomics.com/.
Save your Work – Lest your Digital Overlords Deny you Access
A terms of service violation has caused the practically complete deletion of Dennis Coopers’ digital body of work by Google. It’s a tale of face palming frustration across the board. From the aching reminder to back up one’s work to the reminder that Google is the world’s most powerful organization when it comes to preserving and storing information, it’s a head ache all over. I’m look at you, digital artists!
Artist Dennis Cooper has a big problem on his hands: Most of his artwork from the past 14 years just disappeared. It’s gone because it was kept entirely on his blog, which the experimental author and artist has maintained on the Google-owned platform Blogger since 2002 (Google bought the servicein 2003). At the end of June, Cooper says he discovered he could no longer access his Blogger account and that his blog had been taken offline.
Nik James//UNOVIS has created a new website for their work. Take note lovers of dynamic anatomy, fusion comics, and fearless narrative experimentiation: make some time and give their work a look.There’s lots to dig into.
New Private Rowhouse Auction – 7.17-7.24
Last but not least, we have a new private auction up at auction.comicsworkbook.com! Lots of old and new comics for you to take home. email Frank Santoro at santoroschoolATgmail for a password, if you don’t already have one. If you already have a password, it is the same from last week. All funds go to helping keep the lights on and further developing the school.
until next time,