A great review of Sea Change: A Choose-Your-Own-Way-Story just went up on Broken Frontier!
‘Stories from the St. Louis’ is the banner tagline under which Caitlin Skaalrud has grouped all of the self-published work I’ve read from her to date, including the nostalgically structured Sea Change: A Choose-Your-Own-Way Story. It’s a distinctly adult twist on those Choose Your Own Adventure books or the Fighting Fantasy series that you may have read as a kid. While I’m sure someone must have appropriated the format for comics since 2000 AD’s Dice Man series in the 1980s, Skaalrud’s take has a distinctively downbeat and haunting playfulness to it not evident in its precursors; whichever way you opt to push the narrative there’s something profoundly fatalistic about the paths on offer…”
Saturday December 7th @ CO Exhibitions
1101 Stinson Blvd, Minneapolis, MN10:00 a.m. thru 6:00 p.m.
As part of CO Exhibition’s fourth annual World Craft Fair, Autoptic is curating a small, one-day exhibition and sale featuring zines, independent comics, books, prints, and more!
Come see us this Saturday! A perfect chance to support independent artists in the Twin Cities and load up on comics and zines for your winter reading at the same time. We will also be raffling off fabulous PRIZES from the organizers at 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm! Enter for a chance to receive a mermaid-portrait by Caitlin Skaalrud, a portrait by Anders Nilsen, or, finally, a prize-pack of publishers’ books from all of us!
Exhibitors scheduled to appear include:
- 2D Cloud
- Anna Bongiovanni
- Alexis Cooke
- Will Dinski
- Grimalkin Press
- Sam Hiti
- Meghan Hogan
- in absentia press
- Tom Kaczynski
- Bart King
- La Luz Comics
- La Mano
- Coryn LaNasa
- Ryan V Lower
- King Mini
- Anders Nilsen
- Evan Palmer
- Zak Sally
- Eric Schuster
- Caitlin Skaalrud
- Uncivilized Books
- Jessica Underhill
- Derek Van Gieson
- Peter Wartman
I will draw you frolicking in water. A seashell bra is optional, if it so pleases you. Come see me.
New blog post -> “I don’t bop into the sleep of the righteous, but then I probably never will.”
"Destrier" + my story of depression
Friday the 16th. The most epic jam comic we may ever see.
Jaime Hernandez, in the MCAD Comic Studio
Little pieces of PFC4.
"Houses of the Holy" is done. There are physical copies of it in the world, probably for the price only a few crinkled-up dollars, and I’ll have a nice, full table (84!) at Autoptic to share with my friends Bart King and Jenny King, who are as regal as they might sound.
Autoptic is in a few days. It’s all happening. It’s here.
Leigh Luna is coming to Autoptic!
Leigh Luna lives in Minneapolis but would much rather live in a tree house. She spends the vast majority of her time making comics and illustrations about woodland adventures. She greatly enjoys making perfect bound books and attending the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
That’s my kiddo (and unofficial intern/life coach/FOB-friend). She’s doggone amazing.