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Image via Instagram  Black girl geeks rejoice! A new variant cover for “Invincible Iron Man #1” will feature an image of Ariell Johnson, the first ever black woman comics store owner, enjoying a coffee break in her Philly shop, Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse, with character RiRi Williams, the 15-year-old black girl MIT-enrolled genius and Tony Stark successor. The cover is a step in the right direction for Marvel, whose representation issues have been well-documented. Johnson, now 33, had been an avid superhero fan since she discovered Storm from the X-Men...

If you thought your favorite fairy tale couldn't get any better, just add cats. Cat comic artist Yasmine Surovec celebrates both with her new book, Cat Vs. Human Fairy Tails. In it, the Little Mermaid becomes human so she can spend time with cats on land, and Sleeping Beauty finally wakes up when a purring cat climbs on her. We're bringing you two excerpts below: Rapunzel and The Ugly Kitten. Enjoy!     More from BUST These Suffragette Cats Are EVERYTHING The Criminal Case Of Victorian Cat Ladies This Is The Feminist Coloring Book...
  If you didn’t know, we are 100% on board with the adult coloring book craze, and it seems like there is no end to the creative coloring books that are coming out. One of our newest favorites is Color Me Jane: A Jane Austen Adult Coloring Book by Jacqui Oakley.   Color Me Jane contains drawings of iconic Austen scenes and characters for Janeites to lovingly color in — Elizabeth and Darcy dancing; Elizabeth getting her dress covered in mud as she heads to see Jane at...
Author Amy Dupcak recalls being an introspective child, fascinated by her own imagination. It is no coincidence that her debut collection of short stories, Dust, tumbles headlong into the dreamy space of adolescence like a whirlpool of recovered memories. Read on for a sample from Dust and to learn more about Amy’s thoughts on “strong female characters,” on older men dominating the youths of girls, and why her teachers teased her for putting her feet on her desk: Excerpt from “In Limbo” in Dust The cafeteria smelled...
There's a new heart-warming book that captures the journey of adoption of our beloved furry friends. For over three years, fashion and portrait photographer Richard Phibbs has made portraits of dogs up for adoption for the Humane Society of New York, in an attempt to help them find their “forever homes.” The book, Rescue Me: Dog Adoption Portraits and Stories From New York City, features the best of these portraits in hope of getting more homeless dogs adopted. The book is hitting stores at a time...
Ten years ago, Sophia Amoruso created an eBay store called “Nasty Gal Vintage” out of her small San Francisco apartment. Today, Amoruso is the founder of Nasty Gal, a multi-million dollar online retailer, as well as a published author. In 2014, Amoruso published #GIRLBOSS, an autobiography of her impressive career odyssey, which has since become a manifesto for entrepreneurial young women. #GIRLBOSS was the guidebook to success, the “lean in for misfits,” says the Washington Post. However, Amoruso knew that there was something missing within...
via Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneIt’s time to bob for apples, carve pumpkins, and get out your Frida Kahlo costumes because Halloween is almost upon us and we can’t wait! On Halloween, we all get to be kids again, and yes, we do mean eating excessive amounts of candy and shamelessly watching Halloween specials with face paint on and a half-empty bag of fun sized snickers in our laps. But let’s be honest, Halloween is a kid’s domain. We can visit, sure — but...
Purse First Abbi Jacobson's Carry This Book Goes With Everything It’s no accident that Abbi on Broad City is a struggling artist who draws when she’s not working at Soulstice or going on citywide capers with her bestie, Ilana. In real life, Abbi Jacobson, 32, is a talented artist with a degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she majored in general fine arts. And on October 25, Jacobson is coming out with her third illustrated collection, Carry This Book, which imagines the contents of...
Frida Kahlo has empowered generations of feminists with her provocative artwork about her disability following a terrible accident, her sexual freedom, her contemplations on motherhood and her Mexican heritage. Incorporating excerpts from her letters and diaries, this new book, Library of Luminaries: Frida Kahlo: An Illustrated Biography (Chronicle Books) tells the artist's story, from her early dreams to become a doctor and her relationship with Diego Rivera to how she developed her wonderfully eclectic wardrobe. All of these lovely illustrations were done by Nina Cosford and the...
From Sophia Amoruso, the New York Times–bestselling author of #GIRLBOSS, comes Nasty Galaxy —a lushly illustrated embodiment of the collective spirit of the Nasty Gal brand, Sophia’s own personal brand, and girlbosses everywhere, with a foreword by Courtney Love. Warning: this is not a style book. It’s not about how to mix prints—it’s about how to leave yours on everything you touch. Highly graphic and visual, filled with illustrations, photos and short essays, Nasty Galaxy is part scrapbook, part inspo-journey, with moments of frivolity scattered throughout. Tactical and entertaining, envelope-pushing and conventional,...
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