Cranklet's Chronicle 2 Out Now!

I'm so excited to announce that the second issue of The Cranklet's Chronicle, all about Effa Manley's rise from a Philadelphia tenement to the heights of black baseball, is out NOW and can be purchased anywhere in the world! This issue offers 20 pages of comics about Effa, plus a fan interview with Angeline Protacio, a STEM pioneer who's working to de-mystify baseball stats. Grab your copy today. 

New Comics Class at Word Up Community Bookshop!




"Stories I Would Tell A Million Times: Creating Comics Rooted in Activism and Personal Experience"
Class begins 3/3, March 10⋅1:00 – 3:00pm
Weekly on Sunday, 8 sessions
Location: Word up Community Bookshop /Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10032, USA

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 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 $75 fee for this eight session class, payable at the first session. Scholarships are available.

Please email the instructor, Ellen Lindner, at ellenlindner@gmail.com, to sign up.

Ellen Lindner is the author of two graphic novels, Undertow and The Black Feather Falls. She is also the editor of The Strumpet, a collection of comics by artists who identify as women. Her activist art is in the collection of the Smithsonian Museum, and she has contributed fictional and nonfictional short stories to many anthologies. Based in Upper Manhattan, she is currently working on The Cranklet's Chronicle, a collection of stories about women and baseball. You can check out her work at littlewhitebird.com or on Instagram @ellenlindna

This class will be taught in English but all class materials will be available in English and Spanish.

For more information please email Ellen or visit wordupbooks.wordpress.com and click on "Events." Go to March 3rd!


"Stories I Would Tell A Million Times: Creating Comics Rooted in Activism and Personal Experience" is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.

"Stories I Would Tell A Million Times" Opens at Word Up Community Bookshop!

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!























New comics up on Medium today!



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.

Stories I Would Tell a Million Times: Comics Show at Word Up Community Bookshop



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!

Artists on display:

Jason Couvertier
Marisol Cruz
Sharon de la Cruz
Liz Frances
Brian Hidaldo
Ronny Hidalgo
Taran Kim
Jonah Newman
Jen Ortiz
Jasmina Tomic