silversprocket:

Cathy G Johnson has been nominated for this year’s Ignatz Award in “Promising New Talent” for damn good reason. Visit her and vote next month at SPX 2014. Here’s her seriously good (and unfortunately timely) comic from As You Were #3. Visit this Tumblr next week for our interview with Cathy and more arts!

As You Were is a punk-comix anthology series featuring new stories by our favorite independent artists from punk communities around the world. The theme for issue #3 is “Big, Big Changes”, available for [purchase here from Silver Sprocket].

Here’s my full comic from As You Were #3, “A Happy Death”

Joe Queer??? Ben Weasel???? Henry Rollins?????? Who the fuck are these people I have no fucking idea who they are

sequentialstate:

It’s hard to believe that SPX is only three weeks away! There are a lot of interesting books that are going to be debuting this Fall, and although I’m not going to be able to go to spx this year, here’s what I think you should look for (and what I’ll be looking to grab after the show).

1. Distance Mover by Patrick Kyle (tumblr: patrickkyleillustration) - Kyle’s work is challenging and beautiful. Distance Mover follows Mr. Earth and his protege Mendel as they travel around the world in the Distance Mover machine. Published by Koyama Press.

2. Dear Amanda by Cathy G. Johnson (tumblr: cathyboy) - Cathy is one of the five candidates for the Ignatz 2014 Promising New Talent award, and one look at her portfolio will give you a good idea why. Dear Amanda is about a writer named Belén and her romantic relationship with a co-worker. Self-published.

3. (In a Sense) Lost & Found by Roman Muradov (tumblr: bluebed) - I’ve only recently been introduced to Roman’s comics work via his Kickstarter for Yellow Zine #5, but I’ve seen his illustration work around for a few years. In this book from Nobrow Press (nobrowpress), Muradov explores the idea of innocence as a tangible object.

4. Rift: A Keepsakes Story by Carey Pietsch (tumblr: careydraws) - I absolutely loved Pietch’s Keepsakes, a mini I picked up at TCAF 2014. Rift seems to be a new episode in the same universe. I haven’t seen much in the way of an official announcement yet, but I’m sure that’s coming soon. Self-published.

5. Cat Dad, King of the Goblins by Britt Wilson (tumblr: brittwilson) - Britt’s work has an exuberance and energy that is infectious. Britt and John Marz are starting off Koyama Press’ kids line with two separate books, and this looks like a fun comic no matter what your age. Published by Koyama Press.

6. RAV 1st Collection by Mickey Zachilli - My first experience with Zachilli’s work is the Cool Dog sticker campaign from Kickstarter. Unfortunately I haven’t read any of RAV, but I’ve seen her* frenetic Comics Workbook work and comic comics reviews, which are great.  Published by Youth In Decline (tumblr: youthindecline).

*(thanks Simon for the info/correction, and sorry for being super rude)

7. Rough Age by Max de Radigues - de Radigues’ first longform work to be published in English. It appears to be a slice-of-life story about a group of teenagers. I absolutely loved his mini-comic Bastard which is currently being published in English by Oily Comics (tumblr: snakeoily). Published by One Percent Press (tumblr: onepercentpress).

8. The Hospital Suite by John Porcellino (tumblr: johnporcellino) - I met John briefly at SPACE 2014 and got to see first hand some of his famous King Cat comics and his work with Spit and a Half, his zine and comic distro. John’s memoir of a period of illness and his interactions with the medical community seem timely for me personally as I continue my career in the medical field. Published by Drawn and Quarterly (tumblr: drawnandquarterly).

As always, tell me what I missed! :) What other books are debuting at SPX that you want to pick up?

A good list of stuff you should get at SPX this year!

fuckyoulizprince:

spx:

Just pushed out another dozen or so SPX 2014 Debut Books!
Nic Sumida, Sam Bosma, Sam Alden, Liz Prince, Liz Suburbia, Dave Plunkert, Cathy G. Johnson,  Kevin Czap, and Julia Wertz among others!

Come get Tomboy at SPX, y’all

I’m debuting my new comic DEAR AMANDA at SPX, Table W50! Also vote for me in the Ignatz, wink wink
I love this, this list of tardy delinquent cartoonists turning in our work late

fuckyoulizprince:

spx:

Just pushed out another dozen or so SPX 2014 Debut Books!

Nic Sumida, Sam Bosma, Sam Alden, Liz Prince, Liz Suburbia, Dave Plunkert, Cathy G. Johnson,  Kevin Czap, and Julia Wertz among others!

Come get Tomboy at SPX, y’all

I’m debuting my new comic DEAR AMANDA at SPX, Table W50! Also vote for me in the Ignatz, wink wink

I love this, this list of tardy delinquent cartoonists turning in our work late

DEAR AMANDA, new comic debuting at SPX 2014
Belén is saving up to move to Amsterdam and become a writer, but thankfully this summer won’t be lonely. She starts a bittersweet fling with her coworker Ginette, who is (coincidentally) a great source of inspiration for Belén’s writing.
I wonder what Ginette thinks of that.
40~ pages, 8.5″ x 5.5″
I am an Ignatz Award nominee for Promising New Talent, please come visit me at Table W50!

DEAR AMANDA, new comic debuting at SPX 2014

Belén is saving up to move to Amsterdam and become a writer, but thankfully this summer won’t be lonely. She starts a bittersweet fling with her coworker Ginette, who is (coincidentally) a great source of inspiration for Belén’s writing.

I wonder what Ginette thinks of that.

40~ pages, 8.5″ x 5.5″

I am an Ignatz Award nominee for Promising New Talent, please come visit me at Table W50!

(Source: cathyboy)

I have been nominated for an Ignatz Award in Promising New Talent!

Thanks to the jurors for the nomination!

Attendees are the voters. So if you come to SPX next month, September 13 - 14, you can vote! Check out all the other nominees.

Here are the three comics that are part of my nomination:

Jeremiah

Boy Genuis is a combination of two pieces.

Until It Runs Clear is also a combination of pieces.

I’m also going to have a new comic debuting at SPX titled Dear Amanda. More on that soon!

Thanks, I hope to see you at SPX!

This weekend I am going to be at Queer Between the Covers, Montreal Queer Bookfair, Quebec, Canada, August 16. I hope to see you there!
Above is an image from my idea bible for Jeremiah from 2010. Notes there include the heights for Michael, Jeremiah and Catie.

This weekend I am going to be at Queer Between the Covers, Montreal Queer Bookfair, Quebec, Canada, August 16. I hope to see you there!

Above is an image from my idea bible for Jeremiah from 2010. Notes there include the heights for Michael, Jeremiah and Catie.