Happy impending new year!
Happy impending new year!
Today I spoke at UMass Amherst, giving an overview of indie comics to N.C. Christopher Couch’s class “Comic Art in North America, 1895-Present”. Here are some notes from the talk (mainly useful as a vehicle for the links). My original notes were much sparser; in the process of posting them I ended up filling in some of the detail from the talk. Continue reading
I have a Facebook profile now after years of holding out, but I still think running so much of our social activity through a single corporation is a terrible idea.
Thanksgiving tip: If the way you thank your hosts inspires a National Day of Mourning, you’re doing it wrong.
Well, I finally made a zombie comic.
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I don’t know why I felt compelled to make this.
Curated, non-profit comics-sharing site zco.mx (zee comics) launched this week. You can read and download minicomics and give money to their creators there, and one of those creators is me! I’ve uploaded Square Dance #6 to start with. Heidi McDonald finds zco.mx “exciting”.
I haven’t fully explored the other offerings yet, but I see a lot of good-looking stuff. I recommend Fear of Flowers by Jason Viola, Jubilee One by Joel Orff, and Graxa Gamgasher: Teen Girl Sleuth by Andrea Tsurumi.
Here’s the talk I’m participating in at the Pioneer Valley Zine Fest tomorrow:
Managing and Sustaining Long-Term Collaborative Zine Projects:
A round table discussion about the challenges and rewards of publishing collaborative zines. Hear from old pros including Colin Tedford, who has produced a slew of collaborative comix zines around themes like “water,” “shelter,” seeds,” “woods,” and “time,” under the Trees and Hills imprint, and Victoria Law, the driving force behind Tenacious: Art and Writings by Women in Prison and others. Share your own ideas and experiences!
I’m also tabling, of course.
Tomorrow I’ll be at the Pioneer Valley Zine Fest in Easthampton, MA (details), workin’ the Trees & Hills table from 10 AM to 3 PM. After that I’ll be giving a talk/workshop about collective zine projects, based of course on my experience with TnH. Later, Flywheel will host some featured speakers/performers including TnH stalwart Anne Thalheimer.
PVZF is happening in conjunction with the Easthampton Book Fair, so if you like readin’ you best come on down!