12:39 pm - Tue, Aug 19, 2014
40 notes

koyamapress:

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)!

(via altcomix)

8:22 am
1 note

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
26 notes

comicsgirl:

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
44 notes
Required summer reading OR Surprise! I was a 2014 Ignatz Awards Juror. Congrats to all of the superb nominees! (pictured: TOY mouse)
-Whit Taylor

Required summer reading OR Surprise! I was a 2014 Ignatz Awards Juror. Congrats to all of the superb nominees! (pictured: TOY mouse)

-Whit Taylor

8:44 am - Fri, Aug 15, 2014
5 notes
ninthartpress:

Subcultures Preview: Rob Queen & Nick Johansen!
You can pre-order the book here!

ninthartpress:

Subcultures Preview: Rob Queen & Nick Johansen!

You can pre-order the book here!

9:38 pm - Wed, Aug 13, 2014
191 notes

snakeoily:

melissammmendes:

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.
-chuck

Love this. It’s an issue near to my heart and Melissa articulates her experiences with depression and anxiety earnestly and thoughtfully.

9:56 am
17 notes
ninthartpress:

Subcultures Anthology Preview: Ion O’Clast and Rachel Dukes!
You can pre-order the book here!

ninthartpress:

Subcultures Anthology Preview: Ion O’Clast and Rachel Dukes!

You can pre-order the book here!

8:57 am - Mon, Aug 11, 2014
17 notes

Saturn Return #6: Exposure

Finally back after a few weeks off! You can start from the beginning here.

-Whit Taylor

8:45 am - Thu, Aug 7, 2014
36 notes
ninthartpress:

Subcultures anthology preview: Daryl Seitchik!
You can pre-order the book here!

ninthartpress:

Subcultures anthology preview: Daryl Seitchik!

You can pre-order the book here!

10:26 am - Tue, Aug 5, 2014
14 notes
ninthartpress:

Subcultures Anthology Preview: Maria Photinakis
Also, you can pre-order the book here!

ninthartpress:

Subcultures Anthology Preview: Maria Photinakis

Also, you can pre-order the book here!

3:48 pm - Mon, Aug 4, 2014
1,059 notes

mikedawwwson:

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
12 notes

I did today’s feature for The Comics Journal!

-Whit Taylor

3:53 pm - Thu, Jul 31, 2014
11 notes
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 :)

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 :)

9:32 am
116 notes
ansispurins:

Thanks to Dan & Whit, I’ll have a story in what looks to be a really cool comics anthology. The roster alone means you should pre-order this!
ninthartpress:

Subcultures: A Comics Anthology is now available for pre-order!
35 independent cartoonists explore the various and varied worlds-within-the-world we know as “subcultures”. From Star Wars conventioneers to Bigfoot hunters, from goths and gamers to record collectors and cosplayers, these stories reveal the rules, rituals, and relationships that define these infinite and intricate subsets of humanity. (edited by Whit Taylor, published by Dan Mazur, Cover by Box Brown)
Contributors Include:
Sam Alden
E.J. Barnes
Cara Bean 
Bonesteel
Melinda Tracy Boyce
Box Brown
Matthew Crehan
Ben Doane
Alizee De Pin
Rachel Dukes
Jillian Fleck
Holly Foltz
Maggie Glass
Andrew Greenstone
Nick Johansen
Jay Kennedy
Rob Kirby
Jesse Lonergan
MariNaomi
Dan Mazur
Anna Mudd
Hazel Newlevant
Sigit Nugroho
Ion O’Clast
Dave Ortega
Maria Photinakis
Liz Prince
Ansis Purins
Rob Queen
Alex Robinson
Michael Scully
Daryl Seitchik
Whit Taylor
Nick Thorkelson
Noah Van Sciver
Aaron Whitaker
Kriota Willberg
Stevie Wilson
Li-Or Zaltzman
Courtney Zell

Pre-order now or pick up a copy at SPX!
 


Oh hell yes.

ansispurins:

Thanks to Dan & Whit, I’ll have a story in what looks to be a really cool comics anthology. The roster alone means you should pre-order this!

ninthartpress:

Subcultures: A Comics Anthology is now available for pre-order!

35 independent cartoonists explore the various and varied worlds-within-the-world we know as “subcultures”. From Star Wars conventioneers to Bigfoot hunters, from goths and gamers to record collectors and cosplayers, these stories reveal the rules, rituals, and relationships that define these infinite and intricate subsets of humanity. (edited by Whit Taylor, published by Dan Mazur, Cover by Box Brown)

Contributors Include:

Sam Alden
E.J. Barnes
Cara Bean 
Bonesteel
Melinda Tracy Boyce
Box Brown
Matthew Crehan
Ben Doane
Alizee De Pin
Rachel Dukes
Jillian Fleck
Holly Foltz
Maggie Glass
Andrew Greenstone
Nick Johansen
Jay Kennedy
Rob Kirby
Jesse Lonergan
MariNaomi
Dan Mazur
Anna Mudd
Hazel Newlevant
Sigit Nugroho
Ion O’Clast
Dave Ortega
Maria Photinakis
Liz Prince
Ansis Purins
Rob Queen
Alex Robinson
Michael Scully
Daryl Seitchik
Whit Taylor
Nick Thorkelson
Noah Van Sciver
Aaron Whitaker
Kriota Willberg
Stevie Wilson
Li-Or Zaltzman
Courtney Zell

Pre-order now or pick up a copy at SPX!

 

Oh hell yes.

8:52 am - Wed, Jul 30, 2014
15 notes
ninthartpress:

Subcultures Anthology Preview (Doll Week): Whit Taylor

My piece for the anthology I’m editing w/ publisher Dan Mazur!

ninthartpress:

Subcultures Anthology Preview (Doll Week): Whit Taylor

My piece for the anthology I’m editing w/ publisher Dan Mazur!

Install Headline