Nice Art § Philippe here with some small press & indie comics update, albeit a few days later than usual. This month’s nice art section comes from Janice Liu, a Vancouver-based comic artist and children’s book illustrator whose work focus on fantasy and Asian culture. I like the lightness of her colours in her work. […]
The offerings from New York Review Comics have revealed one challenging work after another with curation of truly elevated works, but as impressive as they have all been, I don’t think any of them reaches the heights of Voices In The Dark, Ulli Lust’s adaptation of Marcel Beyer’s novel The Karnau Tapes. And, to be […]
SPX (Small Press Expo) is this weekend! I’m on a bus to SPX right this minute! SO excited – maybe because I’ve had the equivalent of five cups of canned coffee in the last four hours. There is too much wonderful going on at SPX to encapsulate in a single post, but you can see […]
Youth in Decline‘s long-running series Frontier is coming back after a nine month hiatus. For those who may not have encountered Frontier yet, is a quarterly comic series focusing on a single artist whose either an up and coming talent, an international artist or an established artist doing a singular project of interest. The format remains the […]
For the past couple of years the Small Press Expo in Bethesda has only deepened its reputation as “Summer Camp for Comics” by adding a prom on Saturday night, each year with a theme. This time out it’s a Slumber Party, so get your swankiest jam jams out. Heidi MacDonald Heidi MacDonald is the founder […]
Nice art The above images are from Ann Xu. I like her work and her use of colour. I’ve bookmarked her website as something to check out. I’m on vacation this week and am looking forward to dive into her comics. — Plugs § I can’t possibly keep up with all the Patreon pages […]
At its most basic Jam In The Band is a pretty insightful and — just from my small knowledge on the subject — a realistic portrayal of the life of an indie band working its way through the levels to try and make something of itself, and just for that alone, it’s a winning comic. […]
Portland’s LInework NW comic arts festival is on indefinite hold, meaning Comics Town, USA doens’t have its own indie show.
The 2017 Ignatz Award nominations have just been announced, and this years honorees are a solid mix of mainstream (March Book 3), indie (My Favorite Thing is Monsters) and micro-press/self-published (Carolyn Nowak, Sabin Cauldron). I draw no wider implications from the list except that comics 2017 artistically speaking are strong. Emil Ferris’s My Favorite Thing is Monsters – kind of the To Kill a Mockingbird of comics at this point – lead with three noms including Outstanding Artist, GN and Story.
I have a feeling that quite a lot of us would rather be somewhere else these days. It wouldn’t be so bad to be trapped in a place that was separate from the logic and awareness that we understand and accept as our own universe. If it was a place where perception changed in such […]