Thanks a million times to everyone who came out to the opening of "Stories I Would Tell A Million Times" at Word Up Community Bookshop in Washington Heights, New York! Check out these amazing pictures by Jasmina Tomic, and come by the bookshop before 10/15 to see the show! Thanks enormously to Word Up for being a great home for this class, I really appreciate the support. And if anyone wants to take a future class, please follow @wordupbooks and @ellenlindna on Instagram for updates!
Today on @spiralboundonmedium, I talk about not wanting kids, but still having to talk about it with people I barely know! Because that’s super fun. Anyhow, check it out and let me know what you think! And thanks to my art director Edith Zimmerman. I've been wanting to do a comic on the topic of not having kids for quite a while now, and this was a great forum.
Save the date! Thursday, 9/6 at 6:30PM, @wordupbooks presents "Stories I Would Tell A Million Times: A Show of Nonfiction Comics Narratives from Members of the Word Up Community", a new show displaying comics work from a class I taught at Word Up Community Bookshop in Washington Heights, a neighborhood in upper Manhattan. There will be lots of great art to look at, a reading at 7:30, and sales of zines by the artists on display! See you there, comix fans!
Some of you gave me valuable advice when I was freaking out over the winter, trying to ‘draw like a five year old’ - I can finally reveal some of the 50+ #illustrations I created for that project. The book is called Breakout, it’s published by Bloomsbury Publishing and it’s by best-selling author Kate Messner! Thanks a lot to AD Donna Mark and design genius Danielle Ceccolini for being great clients, and thanks to Ms. Messner for her feedback and for a fun story-within-a-story to illustrate. Grab your copy today! #illustrated#illustratorlife#creative#kidlit#kidsstyle#kids#kidstuff#bloomsburypublishing
Class: A Story I'd Tell a Million Times: Comics Rooted in Activism and Personal Experience
When: Sun, April 22, 2018 1pm – 3pm, continuing each Sunday at the same time until May 27 Where: Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria, 2113 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10032, USA (map) Description: We all carry stories around with us, stories we we - no, need - other people to hear. Because they can be made by one person, without expensive equipment or advanced skills, zines, comics and graphic novels have a long history of being a fertile venue for frank, revelatory storytelling. They have also been made and used by activists for decades. In this six-part class, we will take a look at the history of nonfiction stories in comics, and create our short, nonfiction comic from scratch. Please come to class with ideas for a personal story - either a personal narrative you would like to capture in comics form, or a cause you would like to discuss in comics form.
This class is open to folx aged 14 and up. There is a nonrefundable $40 fee for this class, payable at the first session, which includes a donation to Word Up Community Bookshop. Scholarships are available.
My new zine tells, in comics format, the forgotten stories of women in baseball - plus interviews and quizzes for the fans of today.
The first issue includes a 16 page biography of Joan Whitney Payson, the founding owner of the New York Mets. Growing up as a New York baseball fan in the glory years of the early twentieth century, Mrs. Payson never dreamed that her city would lose two teams - the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers - in one fateful year. Her story of is one of hope and faith in a city that seemed to be poised on the brink of self-destruction.
This issue also includes an interview with Marisol Cruz, who grew up in the neighborhood where the Giants once played. As a Yankees fan, Marisol has some salient words about the rivalries and drama in modern-day New York baseball.