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From Russia with Love

BY Sarah J. in Artsy

Why am I writing to you about a comic called Battlefields? It's not just because of my deep and lasting love for the work of Garth Ennis, creator of Preacher, among many other excellent comics. It's because The Night Witches , a three-part miniseries, is the story of an all-female fighter pilot squadron in the Soviet Union during World War II. And yes, it's based on a true story. These women were given substandard planes and flew only at night, and faced ... Read More

Swallow Me Whole

BY Sarah J. in Artsy

What better way to depict the terrifying downward spiral of mental illness than in a graphic novel? Nate Powell 's story of a brother and sister dealing with schizophrenia is both heartrending and beautiful. Ruth and Perry are both haunted by visions and compulsions, but as they grow older one gets worse and one gets better. Powell's art captures the loss of control and the visions of the characters in surrealist black-and-white, rendering even a frog and the ... Read More

4 3 2 1…earth below us

BY Maggie in Artsy

AWESOME D.I.Y. TAGGING CREW! Check out the Obama-Rama Swing State '08 Tour. A group of inspired artists and producers with a long history of developing emerging forms of communications at the crossroads of music, art and media had brilliantly decided to take matters into their own hands. They are tagging/projecting videos and images to draw attention on the man they hope the undecided will vote for in the swing states of ... Read More
Hello to all you art lovers out there, please do yourselves a favor and check out www.littlepaperplanes.com ! This San Francisco based sight was started by painter Kelly Lynn Jones in 2004 and includes a diverse group of artists and designers from all over. You can find beautiful hand made books and zines, clothing, jewelry, bags, and most importantly incredibly cheap high quality prints (both digital and hand made) that make owning a piece of art accessible to ... Read More

Token

BY Sarah J. in Artsy

I have a new art crush. Joelle Jones won me over in about .2 seconds with her work on this newest Minx graphic novel. I must admit I feel a kinship with the protagonist, Shira, a curvy Jewish girl with short hair, retro style, and a closer relationship with her grandmother's best friend than with girls her own age. Alisa Kwitney 's story is a typical high-school love tale but it's got heart, a winning character (and I swear I'm not saying that because she ... Read More
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