“This issue really seems to get it just right, mixing past and present while juxtaposing certain commonalities between both while getting at issues with some resonance.”—Rob Clough on the last issue of The Cartoon Picayune, “Hard Work.” Available here. The new one comes out very soon! Stayed tuned. (via joshpkramer)
…Comics journalism is alive and well in the digital space. One exemplar is Symbolia. Founded last year, the app is committed to telling visual longform stories on such topics as post-war PTSD, environmental devastation, and women’s rights.
The point is, it’s now abundantly clear that we can do more than just enjoy comics as a simple pastime or hobby. We can enjoy them as top-shelf multimedia experiences that immerse us like never before. And we can learn from them, and what we learn depends on how far publishers are willing to push the medium. Time will tell, but, the way things look now, things will keep changing faster than you can turn the page.
On this week’s Vice podcast,Â Reihan Salam sits down with Molly Crabapple to discuss how she uses her sketchpad as a lock pick to the larger world, from sneaking into Manhattan at the age of 14, to illustrating trials at Guantanamo Bay
If you’ve liked any of the sketches we’ve featured from Molly Crabapple, this interview is definitely worth a watch.
Hey! Are you ever like, "wow, that Andy Warner fellow sure seems to make a lot of comics, but they sure are hard to find!"WELL SHUT YOUR MOUTH. I have a new website that’s actually dedicated to, you know, comics.
Check out the nonfiction section to see what I do for a living, or the fiction section to see the comics I’ve done for Irene but never posted to my old site because I had to code all the html myself and it was a giant pain in rear.
I was interviewed for PRI’s The World about Syria’s refugee crisis and comics journalism. Here’s the link to the piece on today’s show, or listen to it live when The World plays on your local public radio station (2pm on KQED for Bay Area folks).