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I might have mentioned that I am an artist. That means I'm always on the look out for inspiration. I've definitely found that in artist Agustina Woodgate. I was particularly interested to see her incorporate two different styles into one: graffiti and poetry. Being a Brooklyn girl, graffiti and all other types of street art is something that I really love and connect with and being somewhat introverted as well, poetry is something I've recently turned to as a means to express myself. Read More
Last week we blogged those "tough as nails" pics of Frances Bean that Hedi Slimane took, and everyone seemed quite enamored with them, so in honor of baby Frances' 19th birthday today(!), I decided to post these lovely shots taken by one of our favorite photographers, Rocky Schenck, to show Frances' softer side. Enjoy, she is a beauty for sure! Fun fact: Rocky also photographed Margaret Cho for the cover of BUST in the 90's Also, if this post is making you feel old, do not fret: age is just a number, AND lets all hope Frances quits the ciggies soon so she can live a long and healthy life. Read More
Imagine a comic book superhero. Can you name more heroes who are men or women? Many comic book lovers have wished to see more strong, bad-ass ladies saving the world and their  prayers will be answered by Womanthology: an all-female-created graphic novel anthology of lady superheroes! About a month ago, a group of both comic book industry pros as well as up-and-coming comic book creators met to discuss funding the project and launched a Kickstarter campaign as a result. Now they've reached well over their printing costs funding goal and plan to release the book in October. Read More
Do you like art? Do you like ladies? Do you like art made by ladies? If you’re in Philly, you should definitely check out the show “Also, Books” which opens this weekend at Space 1026. And even if you don’t live in the area, you should peep the work of the show’s four inspiring women cause they are all crazy talented: Aidan Koch (that's her piece above) is an illustrator from the Pacific Northwest whose comics—full of bright colors and abstract stories—are intoxicating. Read More
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 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