October 19, 2019Festivals and Shows / Newshello! This is just a little smoke signal to let you know we are tending well, but quietly, to the fire over here in the Comics Workbook hearth. It’s been a BUSY fall IRL with workshops at SPX and CXC. You can catch us at Comic Arts Brooklyn, November 2nd. We’ll be slingling rare back […] [...]
August 26, 2019Interviews  Juan Fernandez: So, how did you find yourself working on what has become Mimi and the Wolves? Alabaster Pizzo: I worked out the story in my head and doodled characters for it for a long time before actually committing to it. I had a central story I wanted to tell, and I decided to […] [...]
August 19, 2019Festivals and Shows / NewsJoin Juan Fernandez and the Comics Workbook gang for a series of workshops featuring hands-on instruction from some of the most talented makers of independent comics. All workshops will held in the Glen Echo and Oakley rooms downstairs at the Marriott Hotel. Please consult the workshop schedule and sign up in advance to insure a […] [...]
August 14, 2019The Diaz ArchiveSimon Hanselmann Bad Gateway west coast signing tour, Green Apple on the Park, San Francisco, Friday evening, August 2, 2019 and Skylight Books, Los Angeles, Saturday evening, August 3, 2019   [...]
July 23, 2019Festivals and Shows / The Diaz ArchiveSan Diego Comic-Con International 2019, San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Hall, Thursday, July 18, 2019   [...]
May 29, 2019InterviewsJuan Fernandez chatted with Niall over email, asking him a couple of questions so you can learn a little bit more about the guy behind the dog. [...]
May 14, 2019EssaysJuan here. Let’s talk out about visual information. Lately, I’ve been really interested in how we create and share information (and truth) across the web. Did you know that more than 180,000 of the items in the New York Public Library’sΒ Digital Collections are in the public domain? It’s true! Aaron Cockle showed me that a […] [...]
March 4, 2019NewsWe’re back! Thanks for tuning in! β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Caleb Orecchio here with a “process” post on my use of modularity in comics β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Chris Ware made a comic calledΒ Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth.Β The story was first serialized in various formats and dimensions (comic books and newspapers) before all the strips were compiled into the […] [...]
January 8, 2019NewsHello! Just wanted to send you all a little update. As you may have noticed, our news has gone fairly quiet as of late. Not to worry, our news team is simply hibernating. We’llΒ be back in action with some MAJOR site changes in the spring. We hope to see your bright and shining, comics-lovingΒ faces here […] [...]
January 7, 2019NewsCaleb Orecchio here with the weirdest comic book of all time β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Stray Cats by Ted Echterling (1991) is like a dream (a fever-dream of a young Doctor Moreau) that wakes you up to a feeling of nausea. It lingers in your mind and puts you into a funk for the rest of the day. […] [...]
December 31, 2018NewsCaleb Orecchio here on the last day of 2018 with Parallel Lives by Olivier Schrauwen β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Parallel Lives by Olivier Schrauwen Olivier Schrauwen lives way up there with kings and queens of our medium. I have a lot to say about the author and his new book, but brevity may stop me from going too […] [...]
December 17, 2018NewsCaleb Orecchio here with another gorgeous book by Alyssa Berg β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”   Alyssa Berg’sΒ Soft FascinationsΒ is yet another worthy addition to her steadily growing repertoire of comics and pictures. Her hybrid technique of manually engineering paintings to riso printed books is something I am astonished by. The results speak for themselves. I have no hesitation calling […] [...]
December 10, 2018NewsCaleb Orecchio here reporting from Calypso’s island β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” I’m mad at myself. I am in the middle of moving (geographically I am literally in between my old place and new place) and have been separated from my cartooning tools. At this point I am not sure if I left them at the place I was […] [...]
December 3, 2018NewsCaleb Orecchio here with some brief thoughts on Kirby’s appeal. [...]
November 27, 2018NewsVERY LATE EDITION:Β Roz Chast; Christoph Niemann; Katie Fricas; IN THE LABYRINTH β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” SVA Honors Roz Chast With 30th Annual Masters Series Award and Exhibition November 17-December 15 SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, NYC Artist’s Talk: Wednesday, November 28, 7-9pm Chast’s interest in drawing started when she was a young child growing up in Brooklyn, […] [...]
November 26, 2018NewsCaleb Orecchio here with the newest Love and Rockets release. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Los Bros’ latest issue ofΒ Love and RocketsΒ is here. Volume 4, No. 6 (or, as the front-page editorial notes, no. 84 overall). Each new release ofΒ L&RΒ is an event in my house. Every issue to my estimation is worth its own weight in gold. Usually a […] [...]