This is a poster I did for a concert of ‘gypsy inspired’ classical music.
This is a poster I did for a concert of ‘gypsy inspired’ classical music.
Here is a sketch comic I made called Ducks, in five parts.
Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008. It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there. It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them. A larger work gets talked about from time to time. It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories. Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans. Thank you for taking the time to read it.
The Cartoon Art Museum proudly presents Pretty In Ink: The Trina Robbins Collection, featuring highlights from the personal archives of legendary comics herstorian Trina Robbins. This retrospective will be on display at the museum from April 26 through August 24, 2014.
Pretty In Ink, published by Fantagraphics Books, is a revised, updated and rewritten history of North-American women cartoonists, building upon previous award-winning histories written by Robbins. The Cartoon Art Museum’s retrospective of the same name has been assembled from Robbins’s own archives, and features many of the top women cartoonists from the early 20th century, including Ethel Hays, Edwina Dumm, Nell Brinkley, Ramona Fradon, and Lily Renée. Original artwork, rare photographs, and other memorabilia will be included in this historic retrospective.
Details regarding the opening reception and booksigning will be announced soon.
About Pretty In Ink:
With the 1896 publication of Rose O’Neill’s comic strip The Old Subscriber Calls, in Truth Magazine, American women entered the field of comics, and they never left it. But, you might not know that reading most of the comics histories out there. Trina Robbins has spent the last thirty years recording the accomplishments of a century of women cartoonists, and Pretty In Ink is her ultimate book, a revised, updated and rewritten history of women cartoonists, with more color illustrations than ever before, and with some startling new discoveries (such as a Native American woman cartoonist from the 1940s who was also a Corporal in the women’s army, and the revelation that a cartoonist included in all of Robbins’s previous histories was a man!). In the pages of Pretty in Ink you’ll find new photos and correspondence from cartoonists Ethel Hays and Edwina Dumm, and the true story of Golden Age comic book star Lily Renee, as intriguing as the comics she drew. Although the comics profession was dominated by men, there were far more women working in the profession throughout the 20th century than other histories indicate, and they have flourished in the 21st. Robbins not only documents the increasing relevance of women throughout the 20th century, with mainstream creators such as Ramona Fradon and Dale Messick and alternative cartoonists such as Lynda Barry, Carol Tyler, and Phoebe Gloeckner, but the latest generation of women cartoonists — Megan Kelso, Cathy Malkasian, Linda Medley, and Lilli Carré, among many others. Robbins is the preeminent historian of women comic artists; forget her previous histories: Pretty in Ink is her most comprehensive volume to date.
Trina! Pretty in Ink!
"Real things in the darkness seem no realer than dreams." ~ Murasaki Shikibu
Hey there, I noticed you were very careful in deliberately removing the link I included to my shop for people to buy prints of this illustration I made before re-blogging it on your art appreciation tumblr. It would have taken you zero effort to leave it as is but no. I wonder if the irony of claiming to love art (art I put a lot of time and effort into making, which I share on the internet for people to enjoy without having to pay anything) while at the same time denying artists the chance in our short-attention-span tumblr culture to profit from their work on their own terms escapes you.
You cannot claim to love art but decide artists don’t deserve to be compensated in even such a small way as a link to an etsy shop for their hard work. A few years ago I might have let this go but the absolute lack of respect people on tumblr have for crediting and supporting the artists who create the work you happily reblog has made me acutely aware of how exploitative this malicious culture of $$tumblr-exposure-bucks$$ is.
artists deserve to be paid for their work.
when you take artists for granted because they post their work for free you are actually degrading the value of art.
Anonymous asked: Is it ever too late to think about breaking into comics ? I´m 26.
in fact, one would argue that with age comes practice and ability and you have more to say because you lived and experienced things.
there are quite a few creators, name creators, quote unquote superstar creators that broke out in what some would consider middle-aged.
as long as your work is vital and your point of view honest, no one gives a damn how old you are.
FWIW, I started writing comics professionally ten years ago, when I was 35.
There are a lot of good examples of people who broke out later or whose seminal work came in later in life.
As I recall Carl Barks was nearly 50 before he started doing Duck comics. Kirby, while working in comics since his teens, didn’t create the Marvel Universe until his 40s. Similarly Hugo Pratt didn’t create Corto Maltese until then. Jean Giraud didn’t take on the Moebius pen name until a age closer to when Pak broke in.
By the way, I should add that while I started working in comics in just about every single other capacity besides writing at 22 and had some short stories printed in the meantime, I didn’t get stuff published on the regular until I was about 29.
This also brings up another piece of general advice I’ve had to learn — don’t compare where you are in life with someone else, professionally and personally. I’ve been guilty of this in the past and on this ways lies only madness.
I’ve found it doesn’t actually matter a damn. There’s no prize for doing something earlier or later than someone else. You’re walking your own path, leading your own life. Just do that. You’ll be better off, saner for it.
Have you seen STRIPPED yet?? Why not!
Stripped is about the past, present and future of comics, from newspapers to the web. So if you grew up reading comics in the newspaper (pretty much everyone) and/or if you read comics online (you’re following this tumblr, I assume you do), then you will enjoy this documentary. Most of us came to it through Dave Kellett, whose love of comics is so genuine, informed and enthusiastic, it’s hard not to get on board with him.
As a bonus, there are FULL INTERVIEWS available in the extra packages, including one with me! We talk a lot about Wuthering Heights.
But the full interview list is this - Jim Davis, Scott McCloud, Lynn Johnston, Mort Walker, Bill Amend, Cathy Guisewite, Kate Beaton, Matt Inman, Zach Weinersmith, Danielle Corsetto, Lalo Alcaraz, Howard Tayler, Greg Evans, Ryan North, and Jeph Jacques!
Click on through!
For the past week (after a reminder or two) DC Comics creators have been filling in a survey from DC Comics about their working practices and concerns at the publisher. It seems to have revealed a number of concerns at …
Laurie Penny writes on The Feted Future Of Of New Media looking a lot like Old Media, taking in lots of things. Go read, but this bit struck me worth taking out of context. You can apply it just about anywhere. She’s paraphrasing Zeynep Tufekci writing about it over at Medium, which is also worth reading. (via kierongillen)
Source. This is a real thing. It’s happening.
This is HUGE news, and of course no one is talking about it because it is not a part of popular culture. For the first time in the history of the world, there is a possible preventative cure for one of the most deadliest viral diseases to have entered the human gene pool. There is hope for those who have been diagnosed with a disease that may have given them only 20 or so years to live. This breakthrough in the science/pharmaceutical community means that other viral diseases and genetic mutations that were once incurable are now on the table for complete eradication. I’m absolutely seething that no one is talking about this on the news 24/7.