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"Stories I Would Tell A Million Times" Opens at Word Up Community Bookshop! [Sep. 12th, 2018|01:11 pm]
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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!























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New comics up on Medium today! [Sep. 12th, 2018|01:03 pm]
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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.
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Stories I Would Tell a Million Times: Comics Show at Word Up Community Bookshop [Aug. 15th, 2018|02:39 pm]
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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

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New Comics Stories on Medium's Spiralbound, Now! [Jul. 5th, 2018|12:47 pm]
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I have a new #baseball #story live on Spiralbound, Medium's super-fun site for autobiographical comics, in which I try and remind myself how I became a Mets fan - it's all down to my mom and troubled great Mickey Mantle. Read more on Spiralbound now! https://medium.com/spiralbound/mantle-baby-3ad1a03b4fd2 … #womeninbaseball

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Kate Messner's Breakout Out Now! [Jul. 5th, 2018|12:37 pm]
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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

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Nonfiction Comix Class Starting 4/22! [Apr. 18th, 2018|11:33 pm]
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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.


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


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The Cranklet's Chronicle [Apr. 16th, 2018|02:24 pm]
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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. 

Grab your copy today

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Hillary Clinton in Brooklyn! My Take [Nov. 10th, 2017|04:58 pm]
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I did this comic about Hillary Clinton's Brooklyn booksigning as a submission to a comics journalism site. Enjoy!
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Portraits for Chalberg & Sussman Literary Agents [Oct. 23rd, 2017|05:04 pm]
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The literary agents at Chalberg & Sussman commissioned me to do some watercolor portraits of their principals for their website - thanks for a wonderful commission!
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NBBC Rock The Pulaski Poster Number 3! [Sep. 7th, 2017|07:59 pm]
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Work in progress for North Brooklyn Boat Club...see you at the party!
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