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HeroesCon 2016

This past weekend my pal Syd and I traveled to Charlotte, NC, to visit HeroesCon at the Charlotte Convention Center. Due to the impromptu nature of our trip, we arrived at around 3pm on Sunday, which gave us a few hours to explore this year’s convention. HeroesCon functions as a two-in-one experience – the central […]

Unattainable by GG

Made in 2015 by GG for Comics Workbook, Unattainable is a short story that explores control and boundaries in digitally mediated life. This comic presents a stark glimpse at a personal disaster in a muted, corporatized society. Presented below is the full comic as it appeared on Comics Workbook. From GG: One of my goals for 2016 is to find a way to keep making […]

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo 2016

CAKE just happened in downtown Chicago. It’s such a fun show, currently in a great venue – the Center on Halstead. There’s a Whole Foods on the ground floor and come CAKE time it’s full of hungry cartoonists picking up lunch. It means you can momentarily pretend you live in this alternative reality comics town […]

In Pieces: Someplace Which I Call Home (2/4)

This is the second installment of a new graphic novel:In Pieces: Someplace Which I Call Home by Kurt Ankeny, creator of Saltwater Snow and A Bomb, and co-author of the Santoro School Handbook for Making Better Comics. In Pieces: Someplace Which I Call Home is a collage-portrait of a small New England town. Read it below and […]

Lale Westvind: Sometimes an overgrown golf course will do

Lale Westvind parked her bike outside the Comics Workbook rowhouse in Pittsburgh, PA, on a cool early summer night – and was immediately pulled into conversation with the neighbors. They wanted to know everything about this motorcycle riding, pencil wielding samurai of a cartoonist. Their interest was well founded – her work includes the recent Breakdown Press publication HAX, which has been […]

Cottonopolis – Oliver East

Made from November 2014 through January 2015 by Oliver East for Comics Workbook, Cottonopolis is a series of 6 panel comics that, among other things, blurs the lines between the historical documentation of a place and the documentation of identity. In their own mysterious way, these comics unpack moments in a life that swirls in the history of Manchester, UK

Art Trip: Little Black Dress

I just wandered into ‘The Little Black Dress: from Mourning to Night‘ at the Missouri History Museum, not particularly interested in the subject at the get-go. Once I whipped out my pencil, I found myself getting kind of into it. It was popular, lots of people, mainly ladies, many of them dressed up on a […]

The Hensley Interview

Tim Hensley’s SIR ALFRED NO. 3 is a tour de force in cartooning and storytelling, paying tribute to past cartoonists and comics, while also taking what came before him and creating a comic that is fresh and unique. This is no. 5 in a series of short interviews with writer/cartoonists that i have conducted, which began on my TUMBLR page THE SHED but now continues on COMICS WORKBOOK at THE DIAZ ARCHIVE.