- 12:39 pm - Tue, Aug 19, 2014
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Renee French’s Baby Bjornstrand is set to debut next month at the Small Press Expo, but, in the meantime, you can whet your appetite for cute and creepy creatures by reading Whit Taylor’s spotlight on the comics blog Panel Patter.
“Baby Bjornstrand is a heartbreaking story because it gets at that existential argument of “what’s the point?” What can you make of losing something you love and don’t even understand?” — Whit Taylor, Panel Patter
Read the whole review right here!
I reviewed Renee French’s lovely Baby Bjornstrand (Koyama Press)!
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Saturn Return #7: Next Week!
Hey Everyone- It’s been a busy few weeks and I’m currently at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont taking a workshop, so the next Saturn Return will be out next week. I know I’m breaking the cardinal rule of updating regularly, but I’d rather put out something that I’m proud of than rush it. Anyhow, cya next week!
- 5:21 pm - Mon, Aug 18, 2014
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The Ignatz Award nominees were announced today and I am admittedly extremely biased, but I think they’re super cool. As I like pointing out, as far as I can tell, we received a literal ton of submissions this year. Submissions were up by about 25-30 percent over last year. I deeply appreciate…
Agreed. I plan on writing more about my experience as a juror AFTER SPX, but plainly put, it is not an easy set of choices to make in many cases. There are comics that I wish had made “the cut” but didn’t. That’s the nature of the process though and I think it’s more productive to celebrate the hardworking people who were nominated.
- 8:51 am
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Required summer reading OR Surprise! I was a 2014 Ignatz Awards Juror. Congrats to all of the superb nominees! (pictured: TOY mouse)
- 9:38 pm - Wed, Aug 13, 2014
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Let me just start by saying, I am terrified to share this. I’ve been thinking about writing it since I heard the news about Robin Williams’ suicide.
I have depression. And anxiety. About 3 years ago, I was hospitalized for it. Not for a suicide attempt, but because I had hit bottom, and I didn’t…
My amazing partner wrote this important essay about depression and anxiety. She is so fucking brave. I’m having a really shitty day today so this of course is making the tears come. I think it’s important that we do not feel alone as we live life. It sounds cliche but tell your friends and family that you love them. Some humans get stuck in their heads and lose the ability to communicate. They need love too.
Love this. It’s an issue near to my heart and Melissa articulates her experiences with depression and anxiety earnestly and thoughtfully.
- 8:57 am - Mon, Aug 11, 2014
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Saturn Return #6: Exposure
Finally back after a few weeks off! You can start from the beginning here.
- 3:48 pm - Mon, Aug 4, 2014
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Advice to the mid-career cartoonist who has failed to build an audience
I’ve been publishing comics for coming on twenty years now. It’s hard to pinpoint a start-date, as like many cartoonists I’ve just been drawing my whole life, but sometime around ‘95 would be when I began putting out ‘zines…
This is a courageous and much needed piece. Thanks Mike.
- 8:47 am - Fri, Aug 1, 2014
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I did today’s feature for The Comics Journal!
- 3:53 pm - Thu, Jul 31, 2014
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As you can see “this week’s” Saturn Return comic is a bit behind schedule again. Life got a little too busy all of a sudden. But it will be out soon :)
- 8:52 am - Wed, Jul 30, 2014
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Subcultures Anthology Preview (Doll Week): Whit Taylor
My piece for the anthology I’m editing w/ publisher Dan Mazur!