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Nikki Cook, one of Bust's favorite ladies in comics, has a new book out this week. She worked on DMZ #41 with Brian Wood. It's a stand-alone issue, focusing on what happens to Zee, one of the book's lead characters, when she ventures outside the protected section of a war-torn Manhattan. Nikki did a guest spot, filling in for the book's regular artists, and she took some time to talk about it with Bust before it came out. Read on! How did you get started ... Read More
For this week's Ms Friday, it seems appropriate to use a disgruntled New School grad. Susana graduated from Parsons, the New School for Design, last spring. She booked it straight out of the city and set up her sexy new life in Savannah Georgia, home of the Girl Scouts. Susana is getting her master's at SCAD, helping run the Savannah branch of Dr. Sketchy's , immersing herself in the burgeoning burlesque scene and of course, making art! And now Susana ... Read More
In case you missed it (I did), the Brooklyn Indie Market re-opened for the season last weekend. The BIM, now in its third year, showcases Brooklyn-based designers and handmade goodness. You may not have gotten to the 10% off birthday sale, but the market is there every weekend, so you can still go and browse the tables for some cool unique finds. Even if you don't have money to burn on designs, it's free to get in, so just go and look. Head over to ... Read More
New York-based photographer Kate Engelbrecht is on a mission to empower teen girls through pictures. She's heading up The Girl Project , in which she sends 13- to 17-year-old females in the United States cameras and asks them to document their lives with self-portraits and images of anything else that defines who they are. Engelbrecht has posted some of the submissions on The Girl Project Web site, but she's also planning to curate the most compelling of those in ... Read More
Friday Featured Artists is back with . . . Martina Fugazzotto. Martina Fugazzotto makes sex-ed comics an intimate nostalgia art-form. She specializes in autobiographical stories of innocence and experience. Her website features over a dozen of these comics in full. They explore subjects like summer-camp love, lost virginity and her pre-occupation with all things vaginal. However, Ms Fugazzotto is now-one trick pony. Her early 90's dayglow/cartoon aesthetic ... Read More
This is a video of a massive instillation by the incredible female street artist SWOON and comrade Tennessee Jane Watson. Both women visited Juarez Mexico, the site of the infamous Juarez Femicide . Since 1993, about 400 women have been killed, all were young, most were raped. There are still more women that have been abducted or are missing. These crimes have never been solved and continue to this day. The subject of this piece is Silvia Elena, a 17 year old ... Read More
  Hey theater lovers! This great girly production of The Oath, written by Jacqueline Goldfinger and directed by MTWorks Executive Director Cristina Alicea is about to debut in NYC on April 23rd, and if you use the promo-code BUST when purchasing tickets online at Theatermania.com , the tickets will be $14.00 (regular price is $18.00)! Here's a little about the production to getcha in the mood: 'In this Southern Gothic tale, a wandering preacher is embroiled ... Read More

Girl Graffiti

BY Web Intern in Artsy

Women have always been an imperative part of the urban art scene, with legends like Claw Money and Fafi making their mark on cities around the world. And although cities are making it more and more difficult for artists to put up their work in public places, they've still found ways to stay relevant and continue creating compelling art. Claw Money has her eponymous, ultra cool fashion line , Fafi did a collaboration with MAC Cosmetics, designing some insanely cool ... Read More
Video artist, photographer, and writer Yuko Sueta has been battling metastasized breast cancer for 4 years, and there will be a silent art auction benefit and raffle for her. Yuko is bed-ridden and can no longer work. The auction and raffle will be held at Participant Inc., starting at 4pm. If you can't make it to the benefit, it's OK. Donations will be accepted, large or small. Please visit http://www.yuko.2020project.com to learn more about Yuko Sueta, ... Read More

Mike Mills in NYC

BY Laurie in Artsy

One of my most favorite living designers, Mike Mills (not the REM dude) is speaking at The Strand on Friday night in NYC. He's got a new book published by D.A.P. and will be having a conversation with cute curator Tim Barber. If you are not familiar with Mills, get googling! He is a super talented guy, and besides being an amazing graphic designer and visual artist has directed several films (Thumbsucker) and music videos (Air, Yoko, Blonde Redhead) and not to ... Read More