the Reader’s Best of Chicago 2013 Ballot is still taking votes through midnight tonight (12:00am on May 22nd), and there’s a category for “Best Literary Event”! Feel like writing in the Chicago Zine Fest for this honor? Click through on the link above! You don’t have to answer all of the hundreds of survey questions (you can skip to the “Arts & Culture” section and only answer the categories you want), but you can if you want to!
i tweeted earlier about a scene in SATELLITE SAM where a torch singer is singing a torch song; of these things, beyond their existence, I know nothing. So I trust Howard, or our editor Tommy The K, to suggest good ones. For the purposes of layout, though, i put in dummy…
I woke up this morning to find many messages from readers telling me to check out the Gutters. Today’s comic, written by the always amazing Jill Pantozzi with art by Amy Mebberson, addresses an issue pretty near to my heart. And, of course, the comments have the usual cast of idiots.
1) Robot fight scenes are the hardest things to draw ever.
Over the past five years of working fulltime in comics, I’ve drawn a wide variety of things. Summer camps, creepy alien birds, graveyards, ships, ghosts, schools, ponies …. but nothing is as difficult to draw…
An interview with me on the Diversity in YA tumblr! Which you should really check out, because it has great stuff on diversity in young adult books (that tumblr name don’t lie). ;)
My interpretation of Nancy Drew for a book cover assignment. I am aiming for a little mod-inspired even though it takes places in the 30s. Digital illustration © Perrin 2013.
We Love Challengers, You Should Too!
Challengers Comics + Conversation
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago IL 60647 | 773.278.0155 | Monday-Friday 11-7, Sat-Sun 11-5
Started in March 2008, CHALLENGERS is a comic store dedicated to one idea: reading comics is really pretty awesome. Okay, it’s not curing cancer or ending injustice, but MAN! Have you read Immortal Iron Fist? Or The Sixth Gun? Or Swamp Thing? Or Scott Pilgrim? Or Green Lantern? Or Justice Society? Or Unwritten? Or Asterios Polyp? Those books are crazy good! Plus, I’m not sure we’d be really good at ending injustice. Like, do we need a permit for that? Or reflective stickers on our jackets? We’d need jackets, too, I guess. We’re a little better at recommending comics and talking with folks about said comics, so we’ll probably just stick with that.
LOVE. THESE. REDESIGNS. Kinda want the Catwoman hoodie.
STUNNING! These “practical” superheroine redesigns by Meredith McClaren are just to die for. I love how fashionable they are, how much they take into consideration the real world, there’s a practicality and function that is nevertheless completely badass. They’re also so far away from “basic catsuit” type stuff that it all feels so damn new and fresh!I mean…Look at that freaking Zatanna! I’ve never seen anything like that!
AND, you’ll be able to buy the original line art for some of these as she releases rewards this week for her AWESOME KICKSTARTER…although you guys are going to have to fight me for that Catwoman.
These are so amazing guys!
Meredith is beyond talented.
If you haven’t already you should go support her Kickstarter.
HEADS UP! As a tie in to my Kickstarter, the next piece from my Practical Clothing for Powerful Ladies series that’ll be made available as a Kickstarter reward tier is ZATANNA. The line work for this piece is going up tonight (5.14.13) at 7 pm MST. There’s only one though! So first come, first…