Howard Cruse’s comic strips and humorous illustrations have appeared in American Bystander, Playboy, The Village Voice, Artforum International, Heavy Metal, The Advocate, and numerous other mainstream American magazines, as well as in underground comic books. Aside from cartooning, Cruse’s creative ventures have included art director positions in both Birmingham and New York City. Cruse’s comic strip Wendel was regularly featured in The Advocate between 1983-89 and he is best known for the award winning graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby published in 1995, which has won both Eisner and Harvey Awards in the U.S. in 1996 and, in translation, a Luchs Award in Germany, a Prix de la critique at the International Comics Festival in Angouleme, France in 2002, and a Comics Critics Award in Spain. Cruse was the founding editor in 1980 of Gay Comix.
NEW! D.W. (’12) newest comic, Mountebank, with Fantagraphics. A mountebank is a someone who deceives others, especially to trick them out of their money. Doubt you will feel tricked out of your money getting this book, the illustration style does trick your mind. It’s a psychedelic doodle book stretching the boundaries of what is a comic.
This is D.W.’s first comic with Fantagraphics. It was also featured as a notable comic in the 2016 Best American Comics. You can already see his psychedelic work in volumes 2, 4, 5, and 6 of Irene, a comic anthology D.W. founded with classmates Andy Warner and Dakota McFadzean.
An Nguyen is a Canadian cartoonist living in Ontario. Her most recent work is So Pretty / Very Rotten written with Jane Mai and published by Koyama Press. An also draws comics under the name Saicoink and is known for her comic series Open Spaces and Closed Places. Nguyen has drawn comics for Spera: Ascension of the Starless, Electric Ant zine, and various Love Love Hill anthologies. In addition to So Pretty / Very Rotten, she and Jane Mai also released a zine titled Don’t Talk to Me or I’ll Set Myself on Fire.
Spinning by Tillie Walden (’16) is coming out in just about a week on September 12, 2017. Her fourth graphic novel, this is her first with First Second. She has also published I Love This Part, A City Inside, and The End of Summer with Avery Hill Publishing, released through Retrofit Comics in the United States. It will be coming out to marvelous reviews.
In 2015, Ali began a series of comic workshops with refugees which were then supported by Comic Invasion and Amnesty International. Her first graphic novel, based on these workshops as well as Berlin’s historical//contemporary relationship to immigration and bohemia, will be published by Fantagraphics in the Spring of 2018. At The Cornish CCS Fellowship Residency, she’ll work on a series of comics investigating the aesthetics of nationalism and propaganda.
Ali lives in Berlin and mostly works in the milieu of socially-critical visual narratives. She currently contributes comics and visual essays to New York Magazine’s The Cut and The New Yorker. She has also contributed art-world comics to Art Magazin and Modern Painters and created the popular comic Hungover Bear and Friends for McSweeney’s, which ran from 2013 to 2016.
She has been a regular arts writer for Art21 since 2010 and founded the column Queer Berlin in 2013. Her artwork has been exhibited extensively in the U.S. and Europe as well as featured or mentioned in the New York Times, Artlies!, Afar, The Berlin Quarterly, The Guardian, The Economist, Taggespeigel, Tip Magazin, Varoom Magazine and Art in America. For more information on Ali Fitzgerald visit: alifitzgerald.net
Fall 2017 Saturday Morning Cartoon Club
The Center for Cartoon Studies
Post Office Building, 46 South Main Street
$30/session or all 3 for $75
Click here to register online.
Click here to preorder a copy of Graveyard Shakes.
Saturday, September 9
10am to 12pm
at Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, Vermont
Norwich Bookstore will be celebrating the launch of Liniers new book for young readers, Good Night, Planet. When you go off to sleep, your toys go out to play. After a long day of jumping in leaves and reading her favorite books, the little girl is worn out, but her favorite stuffed animal, Planet, is just getting started!
Ricardo Siri, better known by his middle name, Liniers, is a fellow at The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction. Good Night, Planet is his third book for children, following Written and Drawn by Henrietta and The Big Wet Balloon. He has also published three volumes of the collected Macanudo series of political cartoons, drawn numerous New Yorker covers, and contributed to other journals.