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BUST is looking for a talented graphic designer to join our team. Do you still love print? Do you want to work in an awesome and creative environment? Candidate must have editorial experience in design and production and would work closely with Creative Director on all aspects of putting together this bi-monthly, bouncing, baby girl we like to call BUST, as well as working on marketing materials and bust.com. Read More
One of the first comic strips introduced in my school’s comics course was Nancy by Ernie Bushmiller. My initial reaction? 'This confused, prickly-headed, hyphen-nosed child has no place in my heart!' I’m not a Sunday funnies kind of gal, so I didn’t understand what Nancy was trying to do. Is it supposed to be funny? Is it making some kind of point that I'm totally missing?  During the course, my professor introduced us to How to Read Nancy by Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden. Read More
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 highly recommend reading it. 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. 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 an autographed copy of Amber Tamblyn's second book of poetry, Bang Ditto. 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 Cinefamily Tuesday, July 26 8pm, $12 Silent Movie Theater 611 N. 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 result: a small yet superb collection of temporary tattoos, each crafted by a different independent designer. 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. 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 include buxom babes and sassy Marie-Antoinette-haired ladies.  At Dr. 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 because it's an actual FOOD BABY. Awww yeah! Viral images, man. So good! Sometimes, you just need some visual stimulation. Read More