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NICE ART

§ Inktober is now InkOver, but there were are tons of wonderful artists who did amazing daily drawing on Twitter and Instagram. . This month, we’re featuring the work of Estevao PB who goes by the pen name Epebe. I’m a big fan of Dark Souls and loved to see his Inktober drawings of all of the Dark Souls III bosses. In addition to these, Estevao also does a number of other illustrations and beautiful D&D-like fantasy work. You can follow him on Twitter, Tumblr or order commissions from him too.

You should peruse through the #Inktober to find some really neat work. Praise the Sun

PLUGS

§ Priya Huq is one of the few cartoonists on Drip, please consider supporting her. Her work never cease to impress. You can also support Sloane Leong on the same platform

§ Jeremy Sorese has started a newsletter.

§ Lots of new release from Breakdown Press including new works by Liam Cobb, Yokoyama Yuichi, Joe Kessler and Jon Chandler

§ Please consider supporting Cam as she could use some help to get art school supplies.

§ Like last month the Defend the 11 fundraiser is still up and still a ways away from their goal

NEWS

§ Abraham Riesman profiles Julie Doucet over at Vulture

§ The CBC talks with Aminder Dhaliwal about Woman World

§ The CBC has a focus on Chris Wares’ Acme Novelty Library 18

§ Two new exhibits open at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum: Tales from La Vida: Latix Comics & Tell me a Story where the Bad Girl Wins: The Life and Art of Barbara Shermund. Both exihibts runs from November 3rd 2018 to March 31st 2019.

§ Ezra Claytan Daniels & Ben Passmore teaming up on a graphic novel! Yes, please

§ The Tea Dragon Society will receive a sequel in September 2019.

§ Quite possibly the biggest comic book news of the year, Scholastic will be publishing two new Raina Telgemeier graphic novels in 2019Guts and Share your smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story

§ Sara Jewell interviewe Shivana Sookdeo during NYCC for this very own site. It’s a pretty thoughtful interview and you should read it.

§ And finally, happy 30th birthday to me. I celebrated by assembling the largest train track possible with my son, watching a movie with my wife, playing Mario Tennis with my father and also, reading comics. I got a copy of Ronald Wimberly’s Prince of Cats and Iasmin Omar Ata’s Mis(h)adra.

COMICS

§ Margot Ferrick has a brand new comic on Vice

§ Anya Davidson has a lengthy comic called Double-Crossed about body image and feeling betrayed by crossfit. It’s really personal and unfiltered and I loved it.

§ Sarah Mirk and Allyson Shwed have a new comic at The Nib called Welcome to the Worst State for Women

 

REVIEWS

§ The excellent Kim Jooha is back with her first essay about a comic in quite some time. Kim takes a deep look at Conor Stechtulte’s comic Christmas in Prison

§ Sally Ingraham on Rina Ayuyang’s “Blame This on the Boogie”

§ Joe McCullough on Grip by Lale Westvind

§ Sarah Boslaugh on Tales from La Vida and Tumult

§ Tom Spurgeon on Lauren Weinstein’s Frontier issue

§ Johanna Draper Carlson on Woman World and My Solo Exchange Diaries

§ Robin Enrico on Fiona Smyth’s Somnambulance

§ If you see something I should know about, tell me in the comments or tweet at me @Leblanc_Phil

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