Monday, May 9, 2011

Linework 2 and the Comics Cart

We're really close to the release of Linework 2, which if I haven't told you, is an anthology of student comics that I helped co-edit along with fellow cartoonists and Columbia students Nick Drnaso and Max Morris. That's the cover up there, designed by Nick Drnaso. Ivan Brunetti served as our faculty advisor throughout the editing process, and we owe him a huge debt of gratitude for starting Linework as an outlet for Columbia students who make comics.

I have a two-page comic in the anthology, and it's a bit different than my previous work, in that it's not wholly autobiographical. I think you'll like it. I'm really honored to have co-edited a group of really amazing artists. Here's a list of the contributors:
Andy Burkholder 
Marc Filerman
David Alvarado
John Gregg
Rachal Duggan
Claire McCarthy
Regina Rotondo
Angela Caggiano
Carl Zeller
Brian Morrison
Eric Roesner
Chris Kerr
Joyce Rice
Liz Gollner
Solange Henson
Nalleli Sierra
Anna Felger
Nick Drnaso
Vanessa Rago
Michelle West
Kyle Harter
Betty Heredia
Paul Nudd
Omar Aweidah
Jesus Meija
Max Morris
Once again, these are some hugely talented people, and I expect to see more really great work coming from them in the future.

Linework 2 will officially debut at MANIFEST (Columbia College's annual end of the year celebration) on May 13th. We're also debuting a re-print of the first issue, which was co-edited by Andy Burkholder, Onsmith, and Madalyn Merkey.

If you'd like to pick up a copy of either or both issues, you can come hang out with Nick, Max, and myself as well as any of the artists who may be in attendance at the "Comics Cart" at Manifest. It's going to be stationed in the parking lot on the corner of Wabash and Balbo on Friday, May 13th from 11am to 7pm. We'll be selling prints and comics by the Linework contributors, too. Get excited to come hang with us!

1 comment:

  1. dude its going to be awesome we should play pin the tail on the donkey.