Work in progress. Keeping it loose!
The panels above are from Diane Noomin’s Home Again (1973), a story that ran in the groundbreaking Wimmen’s Comix anthologies. Fantagraphics recently collected all the stories and released The Complete Wimmen’s Comix – and now for the shouting bit:
Sacha Mardou digs into The Complete Wimmen’s Comix over on Comics Workbook today!
From Sacha – “Reading the two-volume release of The Complete Wimmen’s Comix made me think about those sort of cultural assumptions and blank spots. The first volume in particular feels like a powerful raw gust of real comics history. … Another aspect that occurs to me is that volume one is essentially my mother’s generation making those comics (I was born in ’75) which makes the lack of respect for cultural niceties and cartooning norms seem even more punk rock and revelatory, as well as being somewhat nostalgic. It reminds me of looking though my aunt’s closet in the early 1980’s and finding all her old platform shoes and boots. My childish trespassing got me yelled at after the event, but I’m glad to own that childhood memory of trying on and walking around in those beautiful and weird, too-big-for-me ‘space’ shoes.”
Book cover drawing. Work in progress.
Process shots from comic-in-progress which I’ll debut at ELCAF on June 12.
The nice guys at Buspoexpress talked to me about comics the other day. As I can’t bear to listen to my own voice, I’ve no idea if this is any good or not… but I enjoyed doing it 🙂
Hello again friends! I hope you are having a good spring. I wanted to let you know a couple upcoming dates for Sparkplug.
May 17th – This is the last day to place any online orders, including wholesale orders.
Marc Arsenault is picking up the books from me the weekend of
Linework. I’ll be taking the shop part of the site down after this.
June 11th & 12th – Sparkplug will be tabling at CAKE in Chicago, with Suzette Smith. This is the last show I’ll be doing as Sparkplug!
It would be really wonderful if you wanted to show your support in these last weeks by purchasing some of our books, either online
or at one of these conventions. I still have bills and other expenses
to cover for Sparkplug, as well as making sure my artists get paid. We
have a lot of books on sale as well as regular priced titles. I also
appreciate any reblogs of this announcement!
REMINDER: FINAL ORDER DEADLINE IS COMING UP!
Reblog love for the wonderful Sparkplug books.
Pulse – Irish Comics Now (video by Orla McNelis)
Illustrators Ireland, together with the Alliance Française and The Comics Lab hosted an indie comics festival in Mart Rathmines on 2 March. It ran as part of Fete de la Bande Desinee, which included a comics art exhibition and a talk by French cartoonist,Tito.
The first night (shown in this video) included comics fair, live readings and interviews.
Live readings by Sarah Bowie, Alan Dunne, Chris Judge, Paddy
Lynch, Alé Mercado, Fintan Taite, Liam Geraghty
Interviews and Q&A with Eoin Coveney, Luke Healy, Debbie Jenkinson,
Music a Tout a L’heure by Bibio
Many thanks to Orla McNelis for this super video of night one of the comics festival!