Finding My Place at FlameCon

Original link, published August 31, 2016: http://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2016/08/31/finding-place-flame-con/

“There’s this one balloon where someone says ‘Can anyone hear me?’ And there’s a reply shot of [Supergirl] saying, ‘I can,’” Steve Orlando describes to me a pivotal page in Supergirl: Rebirth #1, which came out earlier in the week. It’s Sunday afternoon, and we’re holding an interview in a quiet hallway outside of the Flame Con press room in downtown Brooklyn, NY.

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Contribution to Tiny Pages Made of Ashes 8/26/16: Poetry Comics as Comics Poetry

Review of Sec by Sarah Ferrick. Original link: http://comicsbulletin.com/tiny-pages-made-ashes-82616-poetry-comics-comics-poetry/

Tiny Pages Made of Ashes 8/26/16: Poetry Comics as Comics Poetry

Daniel Elkin, Ray Sonne

August 26, 2016

Small Press, Tiny Pages Made of Ashes

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Tiny Pages Made of Ashes is Comics Bulletin’s Small Press Review Column

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Siobhan Gallagher: Cartoonist and Author on the Rise

Original link, published August 6, 2016: http://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2016/08/06/interview-cartoonist-upcoming-author-siobhan-gallagher/

I first met Siobhan Gallagher at this year’s MoCCA Festival. Among hundreds of exhibitors, it was her experimental drawing style and ironic witticisms that caught my eye. A former cover designer at Penguin Random House, Siobhan has self-published two full collections and several smaller art pamphlets since her graduation from NSCAD University in 2012. Her first book, a nonfiction project, is slated for publication by TarcherPerigee next year. I caught up with Siobhan to further explore how she sees the world and the ways that art can make you happier.

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4 Kinds of Fandom

Original link, published July 30, 2016: http://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2016/07/30/4-kinds-fandom/

In the English language, we have only one word for love. But we do accept that we feel many different kinds of love depending on its direction—religious love, familial love, friendly love, romantic love. Fandom, too, is a kind of love although it is often mistakenly spoken as if it is a monolith. Our love for movies, television shows, video games, and books takes many forms because media plays many roles in our lives.

Below are four kinds of fandom one person may experience, as they may experience relationships with people. Any of them sound familiar to you?

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Interview with Comics Artist Jeffrey Veregge

Original link, published July 29, 2016: http://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2016/07/29/interview-native-comics-artist-jeffrey-veregge/

You may know Jeffrey Veregge from the covers of Marvel Comics’ Red Wolf title. An enrolled member of the Port Gamble S’klallam Tribe (who are located in near Kingston, Washington) and an honor graduate of the Art Institute of Seattle, Jeffrey is ready to take the next step in his career by venturing into interior comics art. His first story, written by Paul Allor and about the S’Klallam tribe, will appear in the Past the Last Mountain collection. You can help fund Past the Last Mountain and earn a copy of Jeffrey’s story on Kickstarter.

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