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Symbolia Writer and Illustrator Spotlight

EI4Vo_7hmsFkptIPI_W6jd5ZRUJGuZJ8U1Ova3rBvbgWhat’s going on everyone? Some of you may recall that I’m working for this super cool comics journalism tablet magazine called Symbolia? Well we just started doing little interviews with the brilliant people behind the latest issue, Heroines.

We want to bring you closer to the story and the people actually on the ground doing the reporting. So far we’ve talked to Dan Archer, the writer and illustrator of “Meera’s Story” and Jess Rulifsson who illustrated “The Decisions.”

Check out the interviews right here!

I tried to dig a little deeper into the motivations and feelings behind their work, and then include at least one silly question, sort of a “and now for something completely different” moment. I like the way they’ve turned out and I’m happy to share these bad boys with you. We’ll be doing one a day, so be sure to check out Symboliamag.com often for more!

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Symbolia, APM, and the Public Insight Network Tackle PTSD and Moral Injury

Hey everyone, I have some totally awesome news. Symbolia has teamed up with American Public Media and the Public Insight Network to bring Invisible Injury: Beyond PTSD, a comic focusing on “moral injury” to life. It’s a stunning piece of comics journalism, and if you have any interest in war, the military, or psychological trauma you absolutely need to check it out.

The reporting is top notch and the narrative is both clear and readable. It’s not always easy to work in talking heads, but Andy Warner straight up blew me away with his artwork. Not only is page layout phenomenal, but the entire tale is both dark and foreboding, but approachable and humanizing at the same time.

MI_1-web-9301Symbolia is incredibly proud to have collaborated on this project with so many incredible individuals and organizations to publish such a exceptional piece of comics work. Give it a read!

TMNT Micro-Series: Old Hob Review!

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TMNT: Old Hob

I’ve got another review up over at DestroyTheCyborg! This time I’m talking about the monstrous and mangy cat man, Old Hob! We get a taste of his origins and his motivations and a little bit more on the side. Jason Ciaramella and David Wachter knock this one out of the park, adding a much needed something to the turtles’ previously uninspiring feline foe.

What are you waiting for? Go check it out!

Unlimited Highlights: Carnage

51c36d530e769I think Carnage looks good in the red, white, and blue. Don’t you? This week is all about Cletus Kasady in Unlimited Highlights, and if you don’t know much about the fiend, this is a great place to get stated. I personally haven’t read a ton of Spider-Man/Symbiote stuff in a long while but all of these books brought a little something different to the table, expanding on the tragic and horrifying legacy of the crimson killer.

My personal favorite was Carnage’s first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #361. The way that Peter slowly uncovers more and more of Kasady’s atrocities, starting with his childhood? Man that was creepy. Well what are you waiting for? GET READING!

 

Symbolia Half-Off Sale This Weekend Only!

tumblr_moeafdLWFf1rqjcjlo2_r1_500If you guys haven’t heard, Symbolia is having a subscription sale during the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo! You better jump on this deal though, because it ends Sunday night. Normally a Symbolia subscription is $11.99 for six issues. Now you can get 6 issues of impeccable comics journalism for $5.99 – $0.99 an issue!

Hurry up team, Sunday will be here before you know it! Get it now: on iPador via PDF.

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Six-Gun Gorilla #1 – The Review

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Six-Gun Gorilla #!

Hey folks, I just happened to review Simon Spurrier and Jeff Stokely’s sensational new comic, Six-Gun Gorilla #1, over at DestroyTheCyborg. If you’re a fan of giant apes or gunslingers, or think you might be interested in a combination of the two, you should: 1) read my review and 2) go buy the book!

It’s more silly space-age simian fun than you can shake a stick at!

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New Issue of Symbolia – Heroines – Out Now!

tumblr_mnxso02NIA1rqjcjlo1_r8_500.gifHey everyone, just wanted to let you know that issue #3 of Symbolia hit virtual newsstands today, and this one has my name in it! But really, you’re going to want to check this bad boy out. It has work from a truly incredible array of artists, from Dan Archer to Lucy Bellwood to Leela Corman to Jeff Ruliffson, and features inspiring stories from women around the world as reported by Sara Mirk and more!

There are five complete tales inside: LUNA OF CAIRO, THE DECISIONS, MEERA’S STORY, and two different but connected stories in DECLASSIFIED. You’ll learn about the difficult circumstances of a belly dancer in Cairo, the harsh realities of life after the military and Guantanamo Bay, and the insidious human trafficking trade in Nepal. It’s a powerful issue and if you love hard hitting stories and comics, you should absolutely give Symbolia a look.

Follow Symbolia on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and be sure to pick up issues or subscribe to the magazine here!