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.
- Booklist Online: “She uses negative space to great effect, elegantly depicting her loneliness and isolation while simultaneously emphasizing how deeply she feels unable to speak up for herself.”
- Cathy Camper, Lambda Literary: ” At school, another student, Grace, bullies her, so skating becomes a kind of after-school refuge. Not a refuge from everything, however: Tillie develops a secret crush on another girl. . . .”
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
|September 9, 2017|
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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.
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An incredible line up of SPX special guests is slated for 2017! Including recent The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) recent graduate Tillie Walden ’16. SPX takes place September 16 & 17, in Bethesda, Maryland. For more information, and to buy tickets, visit: smallpressexpo.com
Tillie Walden won two Ignatz Awards at SPX in 2016, a few months after graduating from CCS.
Winning in both categories Tillie was nominated for: Outstanding Artist & Promising New Talent! The Outstanding Artist category reflects, in the Jurors’ opinion, the best execution of graphic skill by an individual within the comic medium. Click here to read all about it.
Spinning is anticipated to be a bestseller in 2017! BookExpo named its finalists for its Editors’ Buzz program, which highlights titles in three categories expected to resonate with readers in 2017. In the past, selected nine books that proved to be bestsellers, according to BookExpo. The program has, in the past, selected nine books that proved to be bestsellers, according to BookExpo.
Spinning will release this September with First Second Books. Preorder a copy.
Download a digital copy of the When I Returned, a comic book featuring stories by local veterans drawn by The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) students and alumni. Edited and designed by James Lunt ’16 and Kelly Swann ’16 with a cover by Noah Van Sciver (CCS Fellow, 2015-16 ).
When I Returned is a Cartoonist and Veteran Project made in collaboration with The Center for Cartoon Studies and The VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont.
The Cartoonist Veteran Project is funded in part with support from The National Endowment for the Arts.
You can download When I Returned here.
Vermont weekly Seven Days article about the book release here
A New Hampshire Public Radio piece about the project can be heard here.