Susan King was born in Te Aroha, New Zealand in 1951. She lives and works in Auckland.
Koa Beck’s reporting has appeared in Salon, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The New York Observer, and the Hairpin. Her fiction has been published in Slice, Kalyani Magazine, The Ink and Code, and Apogee Journal. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Jacob is an all around weirdo and cautionary tale to anyone who has ever wanted to follow their dreams. His short fiction has appeared in various literary journals across North America & he writes a weekly column for Kill Pretty Magazine.
Tony Sarg (b. 1880, d. 1942) was a German-American puppeteer and illustrator. Sarg is known as the father of modern puppetry.
JOAN NAVIYUK KANE
Joan is the author of The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife and Hyperboreal. She’s a faculty mentor with the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
Born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1972, Amy Pleasant received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the Tyler School of Art. She is represented by Jeff Bailey Gallery, NY and whitespace gallery, Atlanta.
B. 1984, lives and works in Paris. Marion Balac tends to apply multiple mediums and tools on her works. Nowadays she is investigating touristic environments to renew her perception of landscape. www.marionbalac.com
Brendan Kiefer resides in Austin Texas where he makes comics and edits the comics anthology Rough House. His work was included in the Society of Illustrators Comics and Cartoon Art Annual in 2014
Austin English is a cartoonist living in Brooklyn. A collection of his short stories, Gulag Casual, will be published this year by 2d Cloud Books.
ASTRID DE LA CHAPELLE
Astrid de la Chapelle is a French artist born in 1983. She lives and works in Paris. Mostly interested in the relationships between drawing, sculpture and space, she uses different mediums like charcoal, 16 mm film and comics to express her spatial universe. She is also involve in a experimental rock lo-fi music band called Shrouded and the Dinner.
Sophia Zdon is an illustration senior at the School of Visual Arts. She enjoys dogs of all shapes and sizes, long walks on the moon, and ghosts. She currently resides in Brooklyn and is an expert at navigating metro transit.
FRANÇOIS DE JONGE
François De Jonge is a Brussels based artist and cartoonist. He is well known for his graphically intense architectural drawings, which marry structural rigor with an expressive line, and often feature cartoon characters who are stylistically at odds with the landscape that surrounds them. He is the editor of the comics and graphics anthology Super-Structure, which deals with themes of architecture and shelter. For more information please visit: superstructurestructure.tictail.com
RAOUL VANEIGEM & ANDRÉ BERTRAND
Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934) was a member of the Situationist International and the author of one of the movement’s foundational theoretical texts, The Revolution of Everyday Life. His words frequently appeared on the walls of Paris as graffiti during the student and worker uprisings of May 1968. He currently lives in Belgium.
As a student at the Université de Strasbourg, André Bertrand produced the détourned four-page comic “Le Retour de la Colonne Durutti” in 1966. Published by a student organization using university funding alongside Mustapha Kayatti’s “On the Poverty of Student Life,” these texts triggered a repressive response from the university. This sparked the student énrage movement that eventually led to massive strikes, shutdowns and protests across France in May 1968. The comic reproduced here was originally produced by Bertrand in 1967 as a poster advertising the publication of the Internationale Situationniste no. 11, using text from Vaneigem. As a result of its publication, Vaneigem and René Viénet were summoned by the police.
The late artist’s passionate works are celebrated worldwide and held in many important collections including Collection de l’Art Brut, the High Museum of Art, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Robyn O’Neil is an artist and writer living on a balcony in Los Angeles, California.
Julia Long is a 20-year-old ?something? that ?somehow? got to the northern California coast. When she finally gets abducted by aliens she’ll keep a smile on her face--good goddamn. Her writing has appeared in Thought Catalog, theNewerYork, Electric Cereal, Rawboned and Bizarro Central.
Christine Hamm has published three books of poetry and many chapbooks, the most recent being, “A is for Absence” from the New Orleans Review. She teaches English in New York City and has a PhD in American Poetics.
Charlotte is a New York based writer who thinks and writes about feminism, relationships, communication, digital technology and wellness. And more.
Jan Lenica was a Polish graphic designer and cartoonist born in 1928. He graduated from the Architecture Department of Warsaw Polytechnic .
Marisa Takal was born in Montclair, NJ. She is a painter and poet currently living in Los Angeles.
Adam Buttrick is a cartoonist living in Columbus, OH
Evan McGraw is a calligrapher and drawer who lives in Brooklyn, NY, and hails from Canada. He went to school at the Cooper Union in NYC, loves dogs, not cats, and collects banana paraphernalia and perfumes.
Born in San Francisco, Ca then moved to Redwood City, Ca then moved to Emeryville, Ca. I like 3d, my current favorite color is peach-pink, I like anime & manga, I co-founded Last Renaissance, I like Paul Klee, and hanging out with Quintessa Matranga, Ian Maberely, Alex Moquist, and Peter Gray Hurley.
Daniela Yohannes is a Paris-based artist of Eritrean-Ethiopian heritage whose work explores the often unseen dimensions of life that bring us together as human kind.
O. Schrauwen likes making any kind of art that can be done in a bedroom. He's mostly doing comics nowadays.
Xela Flactem zines seek to create symbolic worlds that are inhabited by icons, pop culture tropes, stock imagery, gradients, and a plethora of other motifs. Collage and bright colors are tools for the seemingly sweet yet often violent scenes that are presented.
LEE BAXTER DAVIS
Lee Baxter Davis, born in Bryan, Texas in 1939, graduated from Cranbrook Academy of Fine Arts in 1968 and taught at ETSU (now TAMC) in Commerce, Texas from 1969 to 2001. He was ordained to the Permanent Order of Catholic deacons in 1979 and resides with his wife of 49 years near Greenville, Texas. He works from his study at home.
Theodor Kittelsen was a Norwegen artist born in 1857. He died in 1914.
Dominique Goblet was born in Brussels and studied illustration at the Institut St-Luc before becoming a founding member of the Fréon publishing group, which later merged with Amok to form Frémok. Her books of comics include Souvenir d’une journée parfaite and the acclaimed autobiographical work Faire semblant, c’est mentir. She has also produced several books of drawings including Les Hommes-Loups and Chronographie, a book of portraits Goblet and her daughter made of one another over a ten year period. Her most recent book is Plus si entente, a collaborative graphic novel drawn with Kai Pfeiffer.
Deborah Grant is a New York based artist. She recently had a solo exhibition called Christ You Know It Ain’t Easy at The Drawing Center NYC. She’s represented by Steve Turner Contemporary in Los Angeles, CA.
John Jodzio is the author of the short story collections, Get In If You Want To Live and If You Lived Here You’d Already Be Home. His work has been featured in a variety of places including This American Life, McSweeney’s, and One Story. He lives in Minneapolis.
Rebecca Weisberg is a librarian, collage artist and found photo collector based in Los Angeles. You might catch her sifting through flea markets and estate sales if you wake up early enough on the weekend.
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Zoë Hitzig will soon finish an undergraduate degree in Mathematics & Philosophy.
Lana Kalinda Nichols is a classically trained dancer currently residing in San Francisco with her pet hare. After receiving her BFA in Animation from California College of the Arts, she is now independently studying painting and working towards a greater synthesis of both painting and animation. Incorporating hand painted cel animation or gifs based off her oil paintings, she aims to take traditional animation methods generally reserved for a narrative or commercial approach, to be re-purposed in the minds eye of a painter.
Aidan Koch is a multimedia artist living and working in New York. Her third graphic novel, Impressions, was released by Peradam in November 2014.
MARY COLLEEN O'CONNELL
Molly Colleen O'Connell is a comics artist, poety writer/peformer, curator, printmaker, ceramist, neologizer, hand talker, wiggler, hitty titty, poodle trainer, bbb to all residing in Baltimore, MD.
Emma Kohlmann born in the Bronx, lives and works in Western Massachusetts. Kohlmann mostly works in watercolor and drawing. She has self-published numerous of her own zines, in addition to facilitating and collaborating with numerous artists in her community.
Nick Drnaso was born in 1989 and grew up in Palos Hills, IL.
John Hankiewicz was born in Chicago. He received an MFA in printmaking from Miami University, where he teaches drawing. His prints have been included in several juried shows, and his comics have appeared in numerous anthologies and solo titles, including Asthma, a collection of short pieces.
Gillian Rhodes is a comic artist living in Austin, Texas. In her spare time she co-edits and prints a riso anthology called Rough House with Brendan Kiefer and some other pretty cool people. She is a fan of small soft dogs and old soft men.
William Villalongo a Brooklyn based artist born in 1975. His work is represented by Susan Inglett Gallery in NYC and he is a professor at Yale University School of Art.
Renee French writes and illustrates comics and picture books. Her recent projects include Baby Bjornstrand (Koyama Press) and Hagelbarger and That Nightmare Goat (Yam Books). She lives and works in the U.S. and Australia.
Dunja Jankovic's interdisciplinary work includes comics, collages, murals, music and video. Her comics albums Habitat and Department of Art, published by Sparkplug books, have been nominated for the Ignatz awards. Her most recent comics/collage book is Circles Cycles Circuits, published by Firma, in Portugal. She is the organizer of experimental art project SKVER ( skver-art.com ) on the island of Losinj in Croatia, and a co-organizer of the festival of experimental comics and narrative arts, The Projects in Portland, OR. She had teached experimental practice in comics at the IPRC in Portland, OR. She lives at her home island of Losinj where she runs an atelier/gallery under the name of POLA POLA and a screenprint studio in an abandoned sardine factory. www.tripica.org
TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Born in 1974 and raised in Paris, Texas, Trenton Doyle Hancock is an artist who makes his living writing and painting about fictional beasts and superheroes who he believes are real. He is represented by James Cohan Gallery, NYC and Hales Gallery, London.
Kate Barss is a writer and editor living in Toronto. Her work has previously appeared in The Hairpin, Qwerty, and Fathom Magazine.
Merritt Tierce is the author of the novel Love Me Back (Doubleday).
Camille Rankine’s first book of poetry, Incorrect Merciful Impulses, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press. She is the author of the chapbook Slow Dance with Trip Wire. She works as Assistant Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Manhattanville College and lives in New York City.
Christina Kolozsvary was raised on the exotic sands of South Florida, where she was fed a healthy diet of dolphin murals, neon signs, and tanning oil. An indefatigable dreamer, she learned early that making films was a salubrious way to live in a world of pure fantasy. In moments of lucidity, she teaches film and digital media to the youth of tomorrow.
Alexandra Zsigmond is an art director for The New York Times' Opinion section. Her personal artistic interests, both as a visual artist and curator, center on examining the visual and verbal metaphors we use to understand human psychology. She teaches a class on visual metaphor at Parsons the New School.
Gea Philes is a Chilean-born, multidisciplinary artist based in New York. Her work encompasses drawing, painting, illustration, comics, photography, and film, including music videos for Momus and Jeffrey Bützer. She has exhibited in solo and in group shows in New York, Los Angeles, Santiago, Zurich, and Toronto. A book of her drawings is forthcoming from Timeless Editions. More of her work can be seen at geaphiles.com
Jayson Musson is a writer and artist living in Brooklyn, NY.
Keiler Roberts' autobiographical comic series, Powdered Milk has received three Ignatz Award nominations and was included in The Best American Comics 2014 Notables List. She will be a special guest at CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Festival) in 2015, and has been published in The Chicago Reader, Mutha Magazine and Newcity.
I am a self-taught primitive with aspirations to sophistication, and an uncanny ability to work in chaos to produce sometimes silly, sometimes sublime collages of old paper scraps.
Ruth Atkinson was an American cartoonist born in 1918. She was one of the first female comic book artists and helped create Marvel Comics characters such as Millie the Model and Patsy Walker.
Tim Hensley is the author of Ticket Stub, Wally Gropius, and some record albums from the nineties, all of which tend to cancel each other out. He and his wife recently put their 17-year-old cat to sleep.
Nina Albright was an American comic book artist during the Golden Age of Comics.
RUPPERT AND MULOT
Florent Ruppert and Jérôme Mulot have been collaborating since they met at art school in Dijon, France. Since their 2005 debut with L’Association, they have produced more than a dozen books in various formats. Their most recent books include Un Cadeau, a book which must be destroyed in order to be read; La Technique du Périnée, a full color graphic novel about online sexuality; and Famille Royale, a satirical critique of privilege. The piece included here is from a series of vertical comic strips produced for the French daily Le Monde. succursale.org
Andy Burkholder lives in Chicago. He is the author of Absolute Loneliness by John S. & Qviet.