One of the first things I see walking into the Javits: Grove’s promotional push for Alif the Unseen, my awesome author G.Wilson’s debut prose novel about a young Middle Eastern hacktivist in a repressive emirate, presciently written at the dawn of the Arab Spring. The first chapter’s free on flashdrive to anyone who wants their computer checked for genies.
I’m thrilled to be on the inaugural advisory board for this tablet newsmagazine specializing in illustrated content: Â “a visual cure for the common news story.” It’sÂ founded by forward-thinking powerhouse Erin Polgreen with the support of New Media Women EntrepreneursÂ and theÂ International Womenâ€™s Media Foundation.
Before getting sucked into comics editorial, I was, and remain, a journalism nerd: as an editorial cartoonist in college, a West Coast newsweekly contributor/founder in the 90s, and an East Coast newsweekly and custom magazine illustrator in the 00s. So I’ve been watching the rise of graphic-narrative journalism with great interest, per the blogroll â€” everything from Cartoon Movement to the Stanford Graphic Novel Project â€” and now it’s time to stop watching.Â Stay tuned.
Headed to Wildcat Comicon, where I’ll have the honor of kibitzing with Dave Elliott, Barry Lyga, Alex Simmons, Jim Ottaviani and many others on comics editing, diversity, and new publishing trends. It’s just a little unfortunate my panels are all first thing in the morning, because I’m just not that kind of gal. But hey: all the more entertainment for you.
Thanks for the nice interview, DC Women Kicking Ass! I could talk about Kate Spencer ’til the cows come home.
Had to wait until after April Fools’ Day so you’d know I mean it: This is the first of several posts bringing the ridiculous Bitter Girl backlog up to date. No time for commentary…so please, post your own!
Right in time for St. Patrick’s Day: the book launch party for this wonderful century-spanning mystery of Irish immigrants’ American dreams. March 30, 6-8 pm at South Street Seaport’s Harbor Lights restaurant. I can only lay claim to editing it; the rest is pure creator magic. Check out the Publishers Weekly preview, and come one come all.