The latest issue of Inkt|art is online and it’s such a treat. This issue is all comics journalism—and all works are by lady creators. Stories include:
Sara Drake, Elsewhere
Eroyn Franklin, Detained
Noel Franklin, Last Call: Club Lingerie
Emi Gennis, S.A. Andree’s Ill-Fated Expedition
Leanne Grabel, The Family Fate Ate
Charlene Potts, Real Problems & Brilliant Solutions in America: A Guide
K-Fai Steele, Mystery Monkey
Sarah Drake has an extensive and very smart interview with Sarah Glidden up at Bad at Sports. It’s a really savvy conversation about comics, journalism, and being an artist.
Drake has created tremendous comics from Cambodia, and Glidden, a contributor to Symbolia, is working on a new book about journalism and the Middle East (check out the sneak peek above!). Their chat is totally worth a read.
We’re closing our reader survey in just one week! Pop on over and let us know what you love about Symbolia—or what you’d like to see us do differently. One lucky survey-taker will win an art print of their choosing.
Get your submissions in, folks!
IGNATZ NOMINATIONS — LAST CALL!
If you’d like to have a work considered for nomination in one of our categories for the 2013 Ignatz Awards please get us a copy digitally or in print, postmarked by the end of May and in our hands by June 7.
The Ignatz Awards are the festival prize awarded each year at the Small Press Expo - this year’s dates: September 14-15. Attendees submit a ballot on the first day of the festival and the ceremony is held that evening.
Award winners receive the most coveted brick in all of comics on a custom stand, handcrafted at Sidewinder Arts.
All nominees will have their books added to the SPX Permanent Collection at the Library of Congress where they will be preserved for all time.
Best of luck to all!
And if you haven’t already made your plans to come see us at SPX 2013 - what in the world are you waiting for?
(The fabulous Ignatz design above was created for SPX by 2012 Promising New Talent Igantz Award recipient, Lale Westvind)
Mark your calendars! Erin and Joyce are presenting at the 2013 Cusp Conference, Sept 18-19. It’s a tremendous opportunity and we can’t wait to be part of a conversation about “the design of everything.”
This is totally amazing news. Kindle editions of Symbolia can be read within the Kindle app on any tablet. To help us break into the top 10, please purchase one of the below issues:
Don’t delay! Here’s what’s available today:
- How We Survive: Our double-sized preview edition features stories on Zambian rock stars, California’s Salton Sea, theories of evolution from the Lower Congo River, and more. This issue is free and available here.
- We Don’t Belong: Learn firsthand about the impact of deportation from a family torn apart, discover the weird, rebellious, and conspiratorial world of third party politics in the United States, and meet a Dalit Christian pastor fighting for equality in India. Available here.
- The Mating Ritual: What happens when love meets science? Insect organs, love robots and non-traditional relationships populate this issue of Symbolia. Available here.