9:22 am - Mon, Sep 22, 2014
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I wrote about SPX for The Comics Journal.

4:53 pm - Fri, Sep 12, 2014
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Warren and 2014 Ignatz Juror, Whit Taylor sit down for a chat. http://ift.tt/1D0aqTG

spx:

Warren and 2014 Ignatz Juror, Whit Taylor sit down for a chat. http://ift.tt/1D0aqTG

4:51 pm
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The SPX Special Guest posse at 
the LOC.  We’re checking out selected illustration items from the prints and photographs collections. Hand picked by the curators of the SPX collection! http://ift.tt/X76vn7

Lucky to be able to attend such an amazing event!

spx:

The SPX Special Guest posse at
the LOC. We’re checking out selected illustration items from the prints and photographs collections. Hand picked by the curators of the SPX collection! http://ift.tt/X76vn7

Lucky to be able to attend such an amazing event!

4:47 pm
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ninthartpress:

Come get yours at SPX this weekend!  Ninth Art Press at Table L10, with Whit Taylor, Joel Gill and Dan Mazur. 

ninthartpress:

Come get yours at SPX this weekend!  Ninth Art Press at Table L10, with Whit Taylor, Joel Gill and Dan Mazur

10:28 am - Thu, Sep 11, 2014
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ninthartpress:

And our LAST Subcultures Anthology Preview: one of the many splash pages by Jesse Lonergan!
Pick up a copy of the book at SPX this weekend (table L10) or here!
-Dan Mazur (publisher) & Whit Taylor (editor)

Stoked!

ninthartpress:

And our LAST Subcultures Anthology Preview: one of the many splash pages by Jesse Lonergan!

Pick up a copy of the book at SPX this weekend (table L10) or here!

-Dan Mazur (publisher) & Whit Taylor (editor)

Stoked!

10:27 am
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ninthartpress:

Subcultures Anthology Preview: Nick Thorkelson!

ninthartpress:

Subcultures Anthology Preview: Nick Thorkelson!

10:00 am
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4:43 pm - Wed, Sep 10, 2014
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SPX, Hell Yes!

Hey Folks-

I’ll be at SPX sharing a table with Dan Mazur (Ninth Art Press) and Joel Christian Gill (Fulcrum). Dan and I will be debuting this:

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I’ll also have this if you haven’t picked it up yet:

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And my new mini!

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Stop by my table at L10 and say hi!

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-Whit Taylor

10:06 pm - Tue, Sep 9, 2014
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comicsalliance:

CARTOONISTS OF COLOR DATABASE AIMS TO GIVE ARTISTS GREATER VISIBILITY
The Cartoonists of Color Database is a new project by cartoonist MariNaomi that aims to collect information on people of color working in comics. The FAQ succinctly outlines the need for such a database with four statements: “For visibility. For academia. For inspiration. For community building.”
The database formally launched this week with over 700 creator listings, and MariNaomi has made a public call for people to add more information, refine the information that’s currently there, and correct any mistakes.
Artists who want to submit their names to the database can do so via this Google Doc form. That form can also be used to update erroneous information, or anything that’s listed as N/A. In addition to the master list of cartoonists of color, the site has separate lists specifically breaking out LGBTQ, non-male, and non-mainstream cartoonists of color.
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So thankful for this!

comicsalliance:

CARTOONISTS OF COLOR DATABASE AIMS TO GIVE ARTISTS GREATER VISIBILITY

The Cartoonists of Color Database is a new project by cartoonist MariNaomi that aims to collect information on people of color working in comics. The FAQ succinctly outlines the need for such a database with four statements: “For visibility. For academia. For inspiration. For community building.”

The database formally launched this week with over 700 creator listings, and MariNaomi has made a public call for people to add more information, refine the information that’s currently there, and correct any mistakes.

Artists who want to submit their names to the database can do so via this Google Doc form. That form can also be used to update erroneous information, or anything that’s listed as N/A. In addition to the master list of cartoonists of color, the site has separate lists specifically breaking out LGBTQ, non-male, and non-mainstream cartoonists of color.

READ MORE

So thankful for this!

(via ormessociety)

10:45 am
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On Discontinuing ‘Saturn Return’

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Fig. 1: Nature

For those of you who had been following my comic Saturn Return, you most likely noticed that it has not been updated in the past few weeks. I’ve decided to stop doing it, but I wanted to give a bit of an explanation instead of ignoring the fact that it’s no longer continuing.

Saturn Return was a weekly autobiographical comic that I started posting in early June about my supposed “post-quarter life crisis”. By this I meant that I boldly quit my job in Boston and moved back to my home state of New Jersey and in with my parents while figuring things out. My struggles with anxiety and depression played a large role in the series as well as my mixed feelings about being single.

The creation of it was somewhat spontaneous and impulsive. I had stuff that I wanted to get off of my chest and wasn’t working on any other projects at the time. Funny enough, given that it was Mercury Retrograde, I read that this was not the time to commit to any new projects (not that I buy into astrology…even though the title of the comic is a supposed astrological phenomenon). I pushed ahead though and am very thankful I did it because it allowed me to delve deep into what I was experiencing and experiment with some new artistic techniques.

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Fig 2. “She may or may not have said yes.” 

I got a lot of positive feedback about the comic and honestly hoped to keep going with it. It also meant a lot to me that I could communicate experiences and feelings that other readers could identify with. To me, that’s what good autobio is about.

Every previous autobio comic I had done had an end in sight, but this one was indefinite. That made me uncomfortable, but in a sense it was freeing to not know when would be the right time to wrap things up. There was a certain point though, where this uncertainty became a bit crippling to me. That and I started to realize that given that I was essentially writing in real time, there were things (family/personal stuff) that were happening that I didn’t necessarily want to share even though they made a big difference in my story. That’s the difficulty with autobio. Every cartoonist has to set his or her limits. And this helped me discover mine.

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Fig 3. My bro and I probably watching Louis C.K.

I will always be a cartoonist who does autobio. It feels natural to me, it helps me work through issues, and it allows me to exercise my favorite aspect of writing: the nuances of everyday conversation. But I have to be jazzed about something to continue to want to work on it.

Some things have “straightened” out in my life and other things remain to be resolved. But I realized that that is essentially the way life is. Maybe we are all in a perpetual Saturn Return.

I hope to start on a new project or two soon, which I’ll be sure to let you know about.

And in case you were wondering…the strawberry hooch turned out fantastically: 

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…and the “absinthe” was dreadful

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-Whit Taylor

10:09 am
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1:11 pm - Mon, Sep 8, 2014
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check it out!

10:23 am - Thu, Sep 4, 2014
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ninthartpress:

Subcultures Anthology Preview: Dan Mazur!
Pre-order the book here!

Great comic

ninthartpress:

Subcultures Anthology Preview: Dan Mazur!

Pre-order the book here!

Great comic

11:27 am - Tue, Aug 26, 2014
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ninthartpress:

Box Brown has punched up the colors for the SubCultures cover — great before, now a knockout!  Coming in September!*
*But why wait, when you can preorder?

Sweet, huh?

ninthartpress:

Box Brown has punched up the colors for the SubCultures cover — great before, now a knockout!  Coming in September!*

*But why wait, when you can preorder?

Sweet, huh?

11:26 am
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ninthartpress:

Subcultures Anthology Preview: Jillian Fleck!

ninthartpress:

Subcultures Anthology Preview: Jillian Fleck!

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