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This summer, Fantagraphics-published artist Megan Kelso released a re-print of her collection of earlier work, including the early minicomic Girlhero strips, titled Queen of the Black Black. (You can read my review of it here.) The lucky dog that I am, I got to ask her a few questions on what it's like to be a comics artist who went from all-DIY roots to being serialized in the New York Times Magazine. (All of Watergate Sue is available on the magazine's website; I ... Read More
This Saturday, July 30, Webb Gallery in Waxahachie, TX, will host a show called Super Secret Crush featuring 22 women working in the comic book world. The exhibit will include artwork and comics by Georganne Deen, Megan Whitmarsh, Martha Rich, Dame Darcy, Nina Frenkel, Ayumi Piland, Mimi Pond, Jackie Dunn Smith, Lorna Leedy, Vanessa Davis, Gabrielle Bell, Hellen Jo, Esther Pearl Watson (creator of BUST's comic, "Tammy Pierce is Unlovable"), ... Read More
Amber Tamblyn writes an excellent regular Poetry Corner column in BUST, and in April she held a poetry competition with BUST and Buzznet. There was an incredible amount of entries but Amber managed to settle on one winner, and two runner up entries. The winning entry is “we all begin somewhere” by Chelsea Comeau, a Canadian poet and Education Assistant currently working on a full-length book of poetry that she hopes to someday publish. Comeau has won ... Read More
Miranda July alert for Southern Californians! Tomorrow night (Tuesday) the inspiring auteur will be hosting Show and Tell at Cinefamily, a brand-new series that invites "artists, filmmakers, musicians, and other cultural heroes to divulge their deepest, darkest media obsessions." Basically MJ will get on stage and talk about whatever she damn well pleases, and knowing her, it will be completely freaky, fascinating, and funny.    Show & Tell at ... Read More
As a big fan of both temporary tattoos and  artful conception, I was very excited to come across Tattly: Designy Temporary Tattoos.  Graphic designer Tina Roth Eisenberg, aka swissmiss, heard the call for higher quality temporary tattoo alternatives once she became fed-up with the current offerings of unattractive and bland temp tats. With her own child's adornment in mind, Eisenberg decided to stop complaining and take matters into her own hands. The ... Read More
New York is a pretty cool place. We all know about the endless supply of renowned museums, and Central Park is like a magical (though overcrowded) forest, but did you know that since 1992 it has been legal for women to be topless in public? Admittedly, it is still rare to actually see a woman brave enough to do so--just because it's legal doesn't mean it's socially acceptable--but on these hot July days it’s getting more and more tempting.  Jordan ... Read More
In need of an out-of-this-world drawing  inspiration? Are your friends too impatient to pose for your vision of a sexy American Gothic? Come to Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School and get ready to do some saucy sketches. Featured in BUST's October/November ’08 issue, Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School was founded in 2005 by artists Molly Crabapple and A.V. Phibes. It's currently run solely by Crabapple, a New York City-based illustrator whose inspirations ... Read More
I love the internet, because it allows for pictures like this to be exposed to the world. I don't know how many times I've ordered a burrito and thought "I feel like I'm about to ingest an infant." Which I've always thought was a unique, vaguely disturbing thought- apparently it's not! This picture proves that I'm not a sicko! Hallelujah! Burritos have the same heft and warmth of a baby. Except burritos are significantly more delicious. This picture is also great ... Read More
Thanks to Blue Water Productions, iconic funny lady Lucille Ball is getting her own comic for her 100th birthday. Written by Jaymes Reed and illustrated by Patricio Carbajal, this 32-page comic book will explore her multifaceted career, as well as her contributions to society - she is an inductee in the National Women's Hall of Fame - and the tremendous influence she had on the American public.  Publisher Darren G. Davis said, “ Our goal is to show ... Read More
I’m one of those girls who wish they’d been born earlier so they could’ve attended the Evergreen State College during the early ‘90s and spent their days xeroxing zines and comics at their lame part time jobs. But now I’m a Generation Z college student on the east coast, reading Jeffrey Brown and Lynda Barry and spending too much time (and money) at coffee shops. (Sometimes, I sit at a local Barnes and Noble and pretend to be drawing ... Read More
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