Comics Workbook

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newlevant:

birdcagebottombooks:

New in the Birdcage Bottom Books shop:

Hazel Newlevant’s “If This Be Sin”

Winner of the 2013 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant!

Hazel Newlevant’s ‘If This Be Sin’ is a collection of comics about queer women expressing themselves through music. It tells the stories of Gladys Bentley, the Harlem Renaissance blues singer and drag king, and Wendy and Lisa, the lesbian rockstars of Prince and the Revolution.

“Hazel Newlevant draws like a dream and weaves a mesmerizing story. ‘If This Be Sin’ is a stunning achievement.” 
—Alison Bechdel, author of ‘Fun Home’

“The stories are super sweet and hopeful, but also have a touching gloominess to them. I loved it!” 
—Ross Campbell, author of ‘Wet Moon’

8.25″ x 11″, 44 pages. $10
Full-color cover & interior, perfect bound.
An SPX 2014 debut.

*** This is the expanded book version, the mini comic version is out-of-print *** 

- See more at: http://www.birdcagebottombooks.com/shop/if-this-be-sin-book/#sthash.YVUF7evu.dpuf

You can also order my new book from my distributor! BBB is the best.

Nightworld #1 by Adam McGovern and Paolo Leandri
Here, at last, we have the first issue of this long-gestating series, drawn with diabolic dynamism by comics conceptualizer and Italian artist extraordinaire – the artist with the greatest Kirby flair – Paolo Leandri, and scripted by a comics professor with an erudition that encompasses not only the world of comics, but that of traditional art and culture as well; a knowledge that spans the centuries back to the classics of antiquity… and beyond – Adam McGovern.  This is the same team that, way back in 2006, brought us a black and white one-shot comic book scripted with panache and drawn with smashing vivacity – Dr. Id – about which we waxed rhapsodic, and we are excited that they have at last managed to reunite around this full color, four issue mini-series released by Image Comics. Nightworld is a multi-layered meta-phantasmagoria in comic book form.  On the one hand, it is a fabulously entertaining traditional comic book yarn with page after page of eye-popping art that is very much the direct descendant of Jack Kirby’s classic work in Black Magic, Strange World of Your Dreams, and, of course, The Demon, while on the other, it is a deconstruction of / meditation on the mythical infrastructure that underpins and links all these works to the Jungian collective unconscious we all share in, aware or not, and which guides our waking life through indirectives, which we could do worse than imagine originating in… Nightworld, a work that is perhaps best described by Mr. Leandri himself, in his succinct summing up, as being “pure comics for now people.” 
-Bill Boichel

Nightworld #1 by Adam McGovern and Paolo Leandri

Here, at last, we have the first issue of this long-gestating series, drawn with diabolic dynamism by comics conceptualizer and Italian artist extraordinaire – the artist with the greatest Kirby flair – Paolo Leandri, and scripted by a comics professor with an erudition that encompasses not only the world of comics, but that of traditional art and culture as well; a knowledge that spans the centuries back to the classics of antiquity… and beyond – Adam McGovern.  This is the same team that, way back in 2006, brought us a black and white one-shot comic book scripted with panache and drawn with smashing vivacity – Dr. Id – about which we waxed rhapsodic, and we are excited that they have at last managed to reunite around this full color, four issue mini-series released by Image Comics. Nightworld is a multi-layered meta-phantasmagoria in comic book form.  On the one hand, it is a fabulously entertaining traditional comic book yarn with page after page of eye-popping art that is very much the direct descendant of Jack Kirby’s classic work in Black MagicStrange World of Your Dreams, and, of course, The Demon, while on the other, it is a deconstruction of / meditation on the mythical infrastructure that underpins and links all these works to the Jungian collective unconscious we all share in, aware or not, and which guides our waking life through indirectives, which we could do worse than imagine originating in… Nightworld, a work that is perhaps best described by Mr. Leandri himself, in his succinct summing up, as being “pure comics for now people.” 

-Bill Boichel

Building Stories

comicsworkbook:

Chris Ware

Just wanted to write something about Chris Ware’s Building Stories. What an astonishing achievement. I feel as though Ware has assembled a new phrasing style. He’s doing his thing – it’s definitely his voice – yet he is “phrasing” notes and chords in a new way that reminds me of the way, say, Ellington changed over his career. Retaining that “big sound” regardless of the size of the band.

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franksantoro:

Hi
My name is Frank Santoro. 
Have you ever thought about taking “comic book lessons”? Maybe you already know how to draw a comic book and would like to just brush up on your composition skills. Maybe you have never drawn a comic book before but always wish you had. Perhaps there is someone close to you who dreams of drawing comics?
Well, the Santoro Correspondence Course for Comic Book Makers may be just perfect for you! I will guide you through the steps necessary to complete your own original 16 page comic book in a matter of weeks. Learn the tricks of the trade from a working cartoonist! I have been doing this correspondence course for three years now and the ”learn from home” method of teaching comics yields real results!  (please take a moment to read the student testimonials that follow)
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franksantoro:

Hi

My name is Frank Santoro. 

Have you ever thought about taking “comic book lessons”? Maybe you already know how to draw a comic book and would like to just brush up on your composition skills. Maybe you have never drawn a comic book before but always wish you had. Perhaps there is someone close to you who dreams of drawing comics?

Well, the Santoro Correspondence Course for Comic Book Makers may be just perfect for you! I will guide you through the steps necessary to complete your own original 16 page comic book in a matter of weeks. Learn the tricks of the trade from a working cartoonist! I have been doing this correspondence course for three years now and the ”learn from home” method of teaching comics yields real results!  (please take a moment to read the student testimonials that follow)

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studiojfish:

snakebomb:

SAN FRANCISCO! Snakebomb Comix and Max Capacity are at SF Zine Fest this Saturday and Sunday, 11-5pm. Come see us at the County Fair building in Golden Gate Park, we’re the stinky creeps wearing cheap sunglasses indoors.

GO TO IT!

studiojfish:

snakebomb:

SAN FRANCISCO! Snakebomb Comix and Max Capacity are at SF Zine Fest this Saturday and Sunday, 11-5pm. Come see us at the County Fair building in Golden Gate Park, we’re the stinky creeps wearing cheap sunglasses indoors.

GO TO IT!