Caitlin Rose Boyle (JONESY) - Caitlin Rose Boyle is the artist on Boom! Box's JONESY! She co-created the 2014 Nickelodeon Short Toon Buck n' Lou & the Night Crew. These days you can find her glued to her drawing desk, surrounded by houseplants and empty coffee cups. She currently lives in Pittsburgh.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Ed Piskor is a Made-in-Pittsburgh comics success story. Knowing from an early age that a career making comics was what he wanted, Piskor set about reaching that goal with a single minded determination. First by endlessly honing his comics chops, then by digging up whatever work he could, eventually gaining the attention of Harvey Pekar, who gave Piskor his first big break, offering him a shot at illustrating one his short pieces for an upcoming American Splendor anthology. Pekar was duly impressed when he received the finished a professionally polished piece of work ahead of schedule and offered Piskor further assignments, culminating in two book-length collaborations, Macedonia and The Beats. Piskor then dove head first into the world of self-publishing, with Wizzywig, his tale of phone-phreakers and proto-hackers that he self-published in four softcover volumes, which were subsequently collected in a single volume hardcover published by Top Shelf. This project led to an “in” with the publishers of BoingBoing, who offered him an online platform for his next project, Hip Hop Family Tree, which has since grown to be a global sensation, published in four volumes, two box sets and twelve standard comic books, all from Fantagraphics, as well as involving Piskor in the production of a host of ancillary projects connecting the worlds of hip hop and comics
Check in with Mr. Piskor at edpiskor.com which while likely not up to the minute is nevertheless filled with links galore to the Piskorverse™. Be sure to read his TCJ interview with Marc Sobel. And then spend some quality time with the man himself by watching this 40-minute video BoingBoing interview.
PLEASE NOTE: Ed Piskor’s primary appearance at PIX 2017 will take place from 7pm to 10pm on the evening of Saturday, April 8 at the opening of his exhibition at The ToonSeum that will double as the Pre-PIX Party (more about which later...)
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Saturday, March 18, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017
Jim Rugg is a comics industry legend based here in Pittsburgh, PA. A tireless technical innovator, Rugg has steadily added to the visual vocabulary of comics, creating new ways to present and contextualize space and time with his game-changing use of Photoshop and over-the-top dynamic layouts. A long-time professional illustrator and designer, Rugg first gained wide attention for his comics work in 2004 with his original Street Angel series from Slave Labor Graphics. While Rugg went on to do many high profile jobs for DC, Dark Horse and Image, he is best known for his original, creator-owned work, largely published by AdHouse Books and frequently done in collaboration with writer pal, Brian Maruca, which include the hardcover Street Angel collection, the graphic novel Afrodisiac, his series of Notebook Drawings, and his turbo-charged compendium, Supermag. Things are now coming full circle in 2017, with the Image Comics release of the first in a series of all-new, original Street Angel stand-alone hardcovers: Street Angel After School Kung Fu Special.
All things Jim Rugg can be found at jimrugg.com. Follow Street Angel online at Webtoons – with weekly updates! And here’s Jim’s TCJ interview with Kristy Valenti.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Street Angel After School Kung Fu Special will premiere at PIX 2017! Only a limited quantity will be available, so please arrive early if you are interested in snagging a copy at the show.
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Friday, March 10, 2017
City Slicker Press (Friendly Neighborhood Scumbag by Matt Spahr, City Slicker Magazine, This Shit is Going to Kill Me by Vamp, City Street Nostalgia by Danny Devine, etc.) - City Slicker Press is a Pittsburgh based publishing collective. We focus on high quality books and prints from artists in the areas of comics and illustration, graffiti and railroad culture, and photography.
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
K. Sekelsky (The Time Traveler's Pocket Guide, Full Count Comics) - K. Sekelsky is an illustrator and designer living in Kent, Ohio. Her work has been published or featured by the Pittsburgh Pirates, ESPN.com, The Chris Gethard Show, the best-selling anthology Machine of Death, and many other places. At her table, you'll find a variety of minis/books and prints about time travel and baseball!
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